About The Big Bus Budapest Tour:
Discover Budapest by night and day, land and water, with this renowned sightseeing tour. Listen to insightful audio commentary in a choice of 23 languages while travelling aboard an open-top double-decker bus.
This is delivered via a set of complimentary earphones that you can take with you when you hop-off the bus. Enjoy your flexible access to the Hungarian capital and be sure to check out highlights such as the Parliament, Grand Synagogue and State Opera House.
- All Year Round, Daily.
- Digital Audio: English, Hungarian, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew, Portuguese, Czech, Romanian, Croatian, Dutch and Norwegian.
help Route Information:
- A full list of tour timings, stops and durations are contained in the Map Download - View Here.
- Audio Guide (Headphones Included).
- Free On-Board Wi-Fi.
- Printed Tour Map & Leaflet.
- Free Mobile App (Downloadable On Bus).
- Wheelchair Accessible Buses.
The main Big Bus Budapest tour route (red) features a 21-stop itinerary. Hop-on and off as often as you please between key city landmarks such as Heroes Square, the Citadel on Gellert Hill and Margaret Island.
Each location on the itinerary list flips to another chapter in Budapest's cultural and political history, whether it's in the form of a grand memorial to the city's Magyar heritage or testaments to its 19th century renaissance. The latter is visible in architectural icons such as the Hungarian State Opera House (stop 19) and William Clark's Chain Bridge (stop 13) connecting the formerly separate territories of Buda & Pest.
A few particularly fascinating Budapest landmarks to look out for include the Széchenyi Thermal Baths (also close to the Art & Gold Museums), Fisherman's Bastion in the Castle District, and Dohány Street Synagogue. New York is the only place in the world where you'll find a synagogue larger than the one at stop 4 on the Big Bus Budapest tour.
Budapest's top museums also appear along the red sightseeing route. Disembark at stop 16 for the Hungarian National Museum and stop 20 for the Terror Museum and one dedicated to composer Franz Liszt.
Buda Castle & Citadel Shuttle:
Available with all 3-day deluxe tickets, this handy shuttle service takes passengers on a circular sightseeing route around the Buda Castle district and up Gellert Hill. Hop aboard at Clark Adam Square. Buses depart every 15-20 minutes from 09:30 to 18:00. A full loop lasts approximately 27 minutes.
Budapest Night Bus Tour:
As part of the Deluxe package you'll be invited to partake in an evening journey around the heart of Budapest. Hop aboard the open-top buses at stop 12 and kick back as you're driven along the glowing banks of the Danube River past radiant landmarks such as the Hungarian Parliament Building and Buda Castle.
The night bus tour lasts 1 hour. Check with staff locally for the seasonal departure time. It's a fully guided tour and has no hop-on hop-off stops.
Danube River Sightseeing Cruise:
The buses aren't the only vehicles that provide transport during daytime. Go to stop 14 and take a short walk along to Dock 11, where you'll be able to join a sightseeing cruise of the Danube River. See the map download for details.
Pest District Walking Tour:
Get a more intimate look into Budapest's dynamic cityscape by taking part in a guided walking tour of Pest District. This tour is lead by a professional English-speaking Big Bus guide and runs daily. Departure times and locations are as follows:
- Pest Tour: Big Bus Customer Service Centre, Stop 17 (11:00). Duration: 1.5 Hours.