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Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, incl Danube Cruise

Discover Budapest by night and day, land and water, with this great value 48 hour sightseeing tour package. It includes access to the hop-on hop-off city buses, a Danube River cruise, a night bus tour around the heart of Budapest, and two exciting walking tours. While travelling aboard your open-top sightseeing bus you'll be able to listen to insightful audio commentary in a choice of 23 languages. 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.

Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Big Bus Budapest Tour Guide
Big Bus Budapest, Hotel Gellert
Budapest Open-Top Bus

Big Bus Budapest tickets are valid for 48-hours.

Also enjoy a night bus tour, a Danube river cruise, and free walking tours.

Pricing Conditions

Child tickets aged 5-15 years. Children under 5 years travel free of charge.


Pre-recorded digital commentary in English, Hungarian, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew, Portuguese, Czech, Romanian, Croatian, Dutch and Norwegian.


All Year Round (except Mar 15, Aug 20 & Oct 23)


Full circuit approx. 2-2.5 hours

Red Route Departure Point*

Heroes Square

Red Route Frequency

Every 30 minutes


*You can start the Big Bus Budapest Tour at any its hop-on hop-off stops. See details on the right for Danube Cruise and Night Bus Tour departures / times.

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  • 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Budapest Tour
  • Budapest Night Bus Tour
  • Danube River Cruise
  • Walking Tours Of Pest & Castle District

Important Information

USAGE INSTRUCTIONS. Please print off the email voucher you receive from this site and take it to any one of the red route hop-on hop-off bus stops listed below. Big Bus Budapest staff will exchange it for tour tickets which you can use at any point during the validity period. Flexible ticket vouchers are valid for redemption up to 3 months from date of purchase.

48-Hour Budapest Sightseeing On The Red Route:

The red route is Big Bus Budapest's main hop-on hop-off sightseeing trail. Come and go as much as you like during operational hours 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 25) and William Clark's Chain Bridge (stops 12 & 22) 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 6 on the Big Bus Budapest tour.

Budapest's top museums also appear along the red sightseeing route. Disembark at stop 10 for the Hungarian National Museum, stop 26 for the Terror Museum and one dedicated to composer Franz Liszt, then stops 14 or 16 for the Hungarian National Gallery.

Budapest Night Bus Tour:

As part of the 48 hour sightseeing package you'll be invited to partake in an evening journey around the heart of Budapest. Hop aboard the open-top buses at Deak Square (stops 11/23) 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 and departs at 19:00. 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 hop-on hop-off transport during daytime. Go to stop 13 (Petofi Square) and take a short walk along to Dock 11, where you'll be able to join a sightseeing cruise of the Danube River. There's 4 full departures every day, each one lasting approximately 90 minutes. See the itinerary section and map download for stop details, and the list below for daily cruise times:

  • 11:30-12:15
  • 13:30-14:15
  • 15:30-16:15
  • 17:30-18:15

Pest & Castle District Walking Tours:

Get a more intimate look into Budapest's dynamic cityscape by taking part in a guided walking tour of either Pest or the Castle District. These tours are lead by professional English-speaking Big Bus guides and run on alternating odd-even days. Ask a member of staff on your day of travel which one is operating. Departure times and locations are as follows:

  • Pest Tour: Big Bus Customer Service Centre, Stop 24 (11:00-12:30)
  • Castle District Tour: Szentharomsag Square in front of Matthias Church (14:30-16:00)


Budapest Red Route Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Stops:

  • 1, Heroes Square
  • 2, 1956 Memorial Square
  • 3, Keleti Railway Station
  • 4, Best Western Hotel
  • 5, New York Café
  • 6, Astoria
  • 7, Buddha-Bar Hotel/Karpatia Restaurant
  • 8, Citadel on Gellert Hill
  • 9, Great Market Hall
  • 10, Hungarian National Museum
  • 11, Deak Ferenc Square
  • 12, Chain Bridge
  • 13, Petofi Square
  • 14, Clark Adam
  • 15, Castle District
  • 16, Clark Adam
  • 17, Batthyany Square
  • 18, Margaret Bridge
  • 19, Nyugati Railway Station
  • 20, Bathory Street/Parliament
  • 21, St. Stephen's Basilica
  • 22, Chain Bridge
  • 23, Deak Ferenc Square
  • 24, Big Bus Customer Service Centre
  • 25, Hungarian State Opera House
  • 26, Octogon/Liszt Ferenc Square
  • 27, Heroes Square

Danube River Cruise Hop-On Hop-Off Stops:

  • 1, Dock 11 (close to Petofi Square)
  • 2, Budapest Castle Garden
  • 3, Margaret Island
  • 4, Batthyany Square
  • 5, Dock 11
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