Hotels in Budapest (2159 results)
Budapest is one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe and a city you should definitely visit at least once in your life. Preparations for a journey to such a big city as Budapest take a lot of effort: a traveler has to organize many things in a short period of time. That’s why we collected all the information needed for you to make your life easier: must-see sights, prices, discounts, attractions for kids, tips, and even some tasty dainties.
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The climate in Budapest is continental: it is cold in the winter, hot - in the summer. The coldest period falls within November to March. It rains the most in the summer months.
This card gives you discounts on visiting various attractions. For example, you will receive discounts at some Budapest spas, at the Museum of Fine Arts, at the Hungarian National Gallery, at the Budapest Zoo and even in some restaurants. It is especially advisable to buy the Budapest Card if you want to visit several sights and events. With the card you also get discounts on city trips.
You can read more about bonuses that you receive with the Budapest Card here: http://budapestcards.com/budapest-card-benefits
|24h Budapest Card||22 EUR||6 490 HUF|
|48h Budapest Card||33 EUR||9 990 HUF|
|72h Budapest Card||43 EUR||12 990 HUF|
|72h Budapest Card Youth||33 EUR||9 990 HUF|
|96h Budapest Card||54 EUR||15 990 HUF|
|120h Budapest Card||63 EUR||18 900 HUF|
Please note: there is also the Budapest Annual Card.
Tip: You can purchase cards on the website: http://budapestcards.com/
What to see / What to do
Even just an ordinary walk through Budapest is an exciting experience. Those who are interested in a varied holiday, find here an entertainment paradise. At the disposal of the aesthetes are numerous museums and galleries; Fashionistas, musicians and festival fans can look forward to exciting events. Families with children will also have an unforgettable time here thanks to the numerous child-friendly entertainment options in the city.
The beautiful Neo-Gothic building, built in 1896, with its gables and towers serves as a symbol of the city. Its magnificent unusual architecture and classicist rooms attract around 700,000 visitors per year. The word "magnificent" was not accidentally used here: during construction, 40 kg of gold were processed and the building is rich in details both inside and out.
Photo by Alexander Burkhardt
• the 1st April - 31st October: every day from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
• the 1st November - 31st March: every day from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Please note: no visiting during the plenary sessions
|EU citizens (adults)||3 500 HUF|
|EU citizens (students; 6 - 24 years of age)||1 900 HUF|
|Non-EU citizens (adults)||6 700 HUF|
|Non-EU citizens (students; 6 - 24 years of age)||3 500 HUF|
|Visitors under 6 years of age||free|
Please note: If you are eligible for a discount, you must show a relevant proof (ID).
Tip: The number of tickets per day is limited. Waiting times can be quite long, if you buy tickets on site. That’s why online booking is more advantageous:
You don’t speak Hungarian? Relax: there are guided tours in many languages (German, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, Italian and French).
The Fisherman’s Bastion
Like a snow-white fairytale castle, the Fisherman's Bastion is set on a mountain and looks down majestically from its high throne on the hectic city. This monument is an extraordinary result of the union of Magyar and European culture.
Opening hours: The bastion is open round the clock.
Prices: 7 towers and many balconies can be visited free of charge. You only have to pay for visiting the upper towers and turrets.
Photo by mangolassi05
|Adults||1 000 HUF|
|Students, children||500 HUF|
|Children under 6 years of age||free|
|Pensioners (EU citizens)||500 HUF|
|Guide with a group of 5 people*||free|
* Discount with the Budapest Card: 10% discount from the adult price.
Opening hours of the box-offices:
the 16th March - 30th April: from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
the 1st May - 15th October: from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.
1) There are days when you can visit all parts of the bastion for free, the 15th October - 10th March, the 20th August, every day between 8 p.m. and 9 a.m.
2) Don’t forget to pop into the Matthias Church. You can find the prices here: https://www.matyas-templom.hu/VISITORS.html
The St. Stephen’s Basilica
Even as an atheist, it would be a great mistake not to visit the basilica. The church is a result of intransigence and much effort, as during the construction several difficulties arose and one thought, such a beauty could never be completed. But thanks to the people of that time we now have the opportunity to admire the magnificent decor of the basilica.
|Opening hours||Mon - Fri: from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Sat: from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Sun: from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.
|Prices||The admission price is about 1 euro. But on Sunday there is no charge.|
1) Go up to the gallery to see a breathtaking view of the city. There are stairs and a lift in the church.
2) There are a lot of good restaurants with a wide menu choice near the basilica.
The Heroes’ Square
This landmark belongs to the UNESCO cultural heritage. The Heroes’ Square was erected as a memorial for the 1000th anniversary of the Magyar settlement of land. Visitors can see sculptures of the most important people who defended Hungary’s borders with their lives. The figures are a part of 2 semicircular colonnades. In the middle of the square is the Millennium Monument: a 36-meter-high column with a 5-meter-high statue of the archangel Gabriel on top of it and 7 sculptures of chieftains of the Magyars at the foot of the column.
Photo by Stefan Skalla
You can visit the Heroes’ Square in Budapest free of charge and every day.
Tip: There are 2 art museums close to this sight: The Hall of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts.
One of the most popular places in Budapest not only among tourists but also among residents. The Romans were the first who recognized the valuable properties of thermal springs and because they settled in this region Budapest has about 11 thermal baths which are supposed to cure different health problems.
Photo by Sue Povey
Perhaps the most beautiful buildings belong to the Széchenyi thermal bath and the Gellért thermal bath.
Tip: If you would like to enjoy these thermal springs, you should plan at least several hours for your visit. The time goes so quickly here!
Opening hours of the Széchenyi thermal bath and and swimming pool: every day from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m.
|Daily ticket with cabin usage||6 400 HUF||6 800 HUF|
|Daily ticket with locker usage||5 900 HUF||6 200 HUF|
|Morning ticket with cabin usage for 2 hours (6 - 8 a.m.)||6 100 HUF||6 500 HUF|
|Morning ticket with locker usage for 2 hours (6 - 8 a.m.)||5 600 HUF||5 900 HUF|
|Afternoon ticket with cabin usage (from 7 p.m.)||5 400 HUF||5 700 HUF|
|Afternoon ticket with locker usage (from 7 p.m.)||4 900 HUF||5 100 HUF|
|Ticket paid in advance, with cabin usage||6 800 HUF|
|Ticket paid in advance, with locker usage||6 200 HUF|
|Visitor card (every day at 10.30 a.m. and 4 p.m. in Hungarian or English) Guided tour ticket 20 minutes||3 000 HUF|
|Cabin ticket||1000 HUF|
|Proxy clock replacement (in case of loss)||3 500 HUF|
|Spa Basic package *||18 000 HUF|
|Spa Beauty package **||24 000 HUF|
|Spa Superior package ***||33 000 HUF|
* The package includes an entrance ticket with locker use, a disposable bathrobe, a disposable towel, a swimming cap, slippers, 8 ml thermal shower gel and a hair rubber.
** The package includes an entrance ticket with locker use, a disposable bathrobe, a disposable towel, a swimming cap, slippers, bathing cap, hair tie, 100 ml Thermal Spa shower gel, 100 ml Thermal Spa shampoo, and 75 g Thermal Spa massage cream.
*** The package includes an entrance ticket with cabin use, a disposable bath towel, a disposable bathrobe, slippers, bathing cap, hair tie, 200 ml thermal spa shower gel and an aroma or thermal massage (45 minutes).
You find prices for seasonal tickets and services here: http://www.szechenyibath.hu/prices
Prices for the Gellért thermal bath and swimming pool
|Single ticket (with locker usage)||6 300 HUF||6 600 HUF|
|Single ticket (with cabin usage)||6 700 HUF||7 100 HUF|
• Children under 2 years of age: free.
• Also, seasonal tickets for groups are available (valid for 1 year).
A romantic walk through medieval ruins, a rose garden, green meadows – and all of that in the city center. After exhausting guided tours, you will find an ideal place to rest here. The island park is perfect for a picnic with your family or friends. There is an open-air theater and an open-air cinema for culture lovers.
Phoro by Michelle Rousell
The island is also interesting for children: 2 musical fountains, a small zoo, swimming pools and playgrounds will bring them a lot of joy.
• Visit the Margaret island in the summer: in the winter it is quite cold and deserted here.
• This place is especially popular on the weekend. If you are free for a picnic only on the weekend, come in the morning.
Please note: Cars are not allowed on the island. There is a parking lot not far away (525 HUF per hour). You can rent bicycles, electric cars or roller blades on site.
Numerous events are held on the island. Enjoy an opera or an orchestral concert. The information about the new seasonal program 2020 will be updated on the website soon: http://eng.szabadter.hu/
Hungarian National Museum
If you explore Hungary as a tourist, you should begin with its history. The Hungarian National Museum offers special exhibitions and 4 permanent exhibitions: “The coronation mantle”, “Between East and West”, “The history of Hungary” (in 2 parts) and “Roman Lapidary”. Also, there are many collections to enjoy: coins, jewelry, porcelain, textile products, furniture, postcards, posters, arms, pipes, keys, locks and more. If you are keen to explore the entire museum you probably have to plan several days to do so.
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Closed on Mondays and the following days: March 14, 15, 2020, April 13, 2020, May 1, 2020, June 1, 2020, June 27, 2020 (open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.), June 28, 2020 (open 2 a.m. - 6 p.m. ), November 1, 2020, December 24, 25 and 26, 2020, December 28, 2020, December 31, 2020 and January 1, 2020
|Standard||2 600 HUF|
|Reduced (adults): 62 - 70 years of age, pensioners, parents or close relatives accompanying at least 2 people under 18 years of age (citizens of Hungary or the EEA countries*)||1 300 HUF|
|Reduced (children and youth): 6 - 26 years of age (citizens of Hungary or the EEA countries)||1 300 HUF|
|Standard price for one group member (10 people and more)||2 000 HUF|
|Group member (seniors): 62 - 70 years of age, pensioners (citizens of Hungary or the EEA countries)||800 HUF|
|Group member (children and youth): 6 - 26 years of age (citizens of Hungary or the EEA countries)||800 HUF|
|Family ticket: 2 adults + 1 - 3 children, for each additional child +500 HUF (citizens of Hungary or the EEA countries)||5 000 HUF|
|Supplementary ticket for guided tours FULL HOUSE TICKET||4 200 HUF|
|Supplementary ticket for guided tours FULL HOUSE TICKET (reduced)||2 100 HUF|
|Photography permit||800 HUF|
* Only for EEA citizens: 6 - 26 years of age, 62 - 70 years of age, 1 or 2 adults accompanying 2 or more family members under 18 years of age.
Tip: You can purchase tickets in the app OTP Smile or online: https://goo-gl.su/7eYN2ka
Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts is the biggest art museum of Hungary. Here you can enjoy paintings of the world-famous artists: Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Peter Paul Rubens, Francisco Goya, El Greco, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Albrecht Dürer, Diego Velazquez, Angelica Kauffmann und many others. 7 collections are at visitor’s disposal: the library, the Old Hungarian Collection, the Collection of Prints and Drawings, the Collection of Old Sculptures, the Collection of the Old Master Paintings, the Collection of Classical Antiquities and the Collection of Egyptian Antiquities. So, you should write this museum in your must-see list.
|Building||Tue - Sun, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.|
|On Mondays closed|
|Halls are being closed||from 10 a.m.|
|Halle werden||from 5.30 p.m. from the level 3 downwards;|
|Ticket windows||from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.|
|On holidays||the 24th - 25th December – closed
the 26th December – open
the 31st December – open until 4 p.m.
the 1st January 2020 – open from 12 noon
the 2d January 2020 (Wed) – closed
|Standard||3 200 HUF|
|50% discount*||1 600 HUF|
* Only for the EEA citizens: 6 - 26 years of age, 62 - 70 years of age, 1 or 2 adults accompanying 2 or more family members under 18 years of age.
Tip: You can purchase tickets in the app OTP Smile or online: https://www.jegymester.hu/eng/PlaceInfo/70000/Szepmuveszeti-Muzeum
The House of Houdini
It is the first and unique museum in Europe where you can learn about the mysterious figure of Harry Houdini. Magicians and fans of this art from the whole world gather here to disclose secrets of the amazing illusionist.
Tip: The House of Houdini is extremely popular amongst kids because of the magic shows held in the museum.
Opening hours: every day from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
|Children under 11 years of age||6 EUR|
|Family ticket 2 adults + 1 child under 11 years of age||21 EUR|
|Family ticket 2 adults + 2 children under 11 years of age||21, 55 EUR|
|Family ticket 2 adults + 3 children under 11 years of age||27,25 EUR|
|Group discount 10 adults||33 EUR|
Tip: You can book tickets online: houseofhoudinibudapest.com/index.html#tickets
The Miniversum is one of the largest interactive museums and offers exhibits on a scale of 1: 100. If you're interested in miniature worlds this place is made for you! Here you have an opportunity to watch model trains, the Little Prince's Planet, tiny cities with their tiny inhabitants and many more amazing mini-things.
Tip: It is a wonderful attraction for kids. They can explore not only well-crafted exhibits but also the world of modelling in the Playhouse. Please note that your children are only allowed to play here in your presence.
Opening hours: every day from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
|Standard: over 14 years old||3 500 HUF|
|Children: 2 - 14 years old||2 400 HUF|
|Students: 14 - 25 years old, ID required||2 800 HUF|
|Seniors: over 65 years old, ID required||2 800 HUF|
|Family ticket: 2 adults + 1 child (under 18)||8 000 HUF|
|Extra Kind Family extra||1 000 HUF|
|Vip Addon 10 printed images||7 900 HUF|
|Group of adults, min 10 people||2 800 HUF|
On buying a family ticket each extra child = 1 200 HUF;
Children under 2 years of age: free.
1) Register to get a discount for the second and third visit. Learn more here: https://www.miniversum.hu/en/miniversum-klub-en
2) You can buy tickets online: https://www.miniversum.hu/en/miniversum-online-ticket
Csopa - the science center
How do magnets work and how can they be used? What is the cosmos? Will you manage to put together the DNA chain? What do you know about illusions? Would you like to test your logic? And this is not only half of what the science center can show you.
Perhaps you have asked yourself what the word “Csopa” means, haven’t you? It is an abbreviation of “Center of Scientific Wonders”.
The science center is more suitable for children, but adults visit this attraction with pleasure, too.
Opening hours: every day from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
|Standard||3 600 HUF|
|Children / students / seniors*: with a relevant ID||2 800 HUF|
|Afternoon ticket: after 4:00 p.m.||1 800 HUF|
|Dating ticket (per person)||3 500 HUF|
|Symbolic entrance: with a valid SINOSZ, ÉFOÉSZ, MVGYOSZ, MEOSZ, AOSZ, MACIE ID; 1 accompanying person can enter free of charge||1 000 HUF|
|Family ticket: 2 adults + 2 children||12 200 HUF|
|Member of the Teacher’s Club||1 800 HUF|
|Birthday boy / girl: with a relevant proof||1 800 HUF|
* Children: 2 - 18 years of age; students: up to the age of 25; seniors: over 60 years of age.
Children under 2 years of age: free.
On buying a family ticket each extra child = 2 500 HUF.
Tip: You can purchase tickets online: https://www.csopa.hu/en/purchasing-tickets/online-ticket
Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden
The zoo exists since 1866 and houses 1.702 animal species. “The animal kingdom” is divided into 14 zones where you can see animals from the savannah, America, Australia, India, Madagascar and tropical regions from the Indochinese peninsula to New Guinea. There are also butterflies and plants from all over the world.
Here you can enjoy not only multifarious animals but also several Art Nouveau buildings.
Tip: There is a daily program containing films among other things some of which would be interesting for kids: http://www.zoobudapest.com/en/must-see/regular-programs
|Month||Weekdays||Zoo||Last entry||Animal houses and Magic Mountain|
|January||everyday||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.||3 p.m.||10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|February||everyday||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.||3 p.m.||10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|March||1) Mon - Fri 2) Weekend / Holidays||1) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 2) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.||1) 4 p.m. 2) 4:30 p.m.||1) 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 2) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|April||1) Mon - Fri 2) Weekend / Holidays||1) 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 2) 9 a.m. - 6p.m.||1) 4:30 p.m. 2) 5 p.m.||1) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 2) 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|May||1) Mon - Fri 2) Weekend / Holidays||1) 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 2) 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.||1) 5 p.m. 2) 6 p.m.||1) 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 2) 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.|
|June||1) Mon - Fri 2) Weekend / Holidays||1) 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 2) 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.||1) 5 p.m. 2) 6 p.m.||1) 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 2) 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.|
|July||1) Mon - Fri 2) Weekend / Holidays||1) 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 2) 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.||1) 5 p.m. 2) 6 p.m.||1) 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 2) 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.|
|August||1) Mon - Fri 2) Weekend / Holidays||1) 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 2) 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.||1) 5 p.m. 2) 6 p.m.||1) 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 2) 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.|
|September||1) Mon - Fri 2) Weekend / Holidays||1) 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 2) 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.||1) 4:30 p.m. 2) 5 p.m.||1) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 2) 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|October||1) Mon - Fri 2) Weekend / Holidays||1) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 2) 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.||1) 4 p.m. 2) 4:30 p.m.||1) 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 2) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|November||everyday||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.||3 p.m.||10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|December||1) everyday 2) except: the 24th and 31st December||1) 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 2) 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.||1) 3 p.m. 2) 12 noon||1) 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 2) 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|
Here you can find the Zoo Map which helps you to reach zones you are interested in faster: http://www.zoobudapest.com/en/plan-your-visit/zoo-map
|Supporter ticket||5 000 HUF|
|Adults||3 300 HUF|
|Children: 2-18 years old (children under 14 years only when accompanied by an adult)||2 200 HUF|
|Children: under 2 years old||200 HUF|
|Students: with ISIC||2 500 HUF|
|Seniors: over 60 years old, with an ID||2 500 HUF|
|Family ticket: 2 adults + 1 child (2-18 years), additional children 2000 HUF||8 000 HUF|
|Group ticket (adults): at least 10 people, pre-booking is not required||3 000 HUF/Person|
|Group ticket (children 2-18 years old): at least 10 people, pre-booking is not required||2 000 HUF/Person|
|Group ticket (students): at least 10 people, pre-booking is not required, with ISIC||2 000 HUF/Person|
|Group ticket for seniors: over 65 years, with an ID, from 10 people, pre-booking is not required||2 000 HUF/Person|
1) You can purchase tickets online: https://goo-gl.su/uNgX0
2) If you often visit Budapest and have children, you should consider buying an annual ticket. Here you can learn more: http://www.zoobudapest.com/en/plan-your-visit/buy-tickets
The Sziget Festival is one of the most important and biggest music events in Hungary. New and famous, Hungarian and international musicians show their talents and skills here. If you want to be in trend, don’t miss this event.
Who: Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machine, Twenty One Pilots, The 1975, Martin Garixx, Richard Ashcroft, Kodaline, Of Mice & Men and many more
|When||August 5 - 11, 2020|
|Prices||day ticket from 69 EUR|
|Please note||The prices can vary|
|You can purchase tickets here||https://szigetfestival.com/en/tickets/category/entry-ticket|
Budapest Spring Festival
A big event for aesthetes and culture lovers. Exhibitions and concerts for more than 2 weeks - it seems like a dream. You won’t be bored with this extraordinary festival program.
When: April 3 - 20, 2020.
Where: You can find information for each event by visiting the official website: https://btf.hu/events
What: fine arts and design, orchestral concerts, chamber concerts, pop music, jazz, opera, dances, exhibitions, activities for kids and youth
Thanks to low-cost airlines like Wizz Air, Transavia, Ryanair, Germanwings and others, Budapest is well-connected with other European cities. The closest Airport is the Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport.
You have a wide choice of transport options (bus, train, taxi, public transport, boat, bike).
“Palatschinke” are thin pancakes. They are usually served with different fillings (nuts, dry fruit, Nutella, jam, meat, vegetables).
Generally speaking, it is deep-fried dough eaten as a snack. There are a lot of variations of toppings: lecsó, sour cream and grated cheese, ham, sausages, Liptauer, garlic.
There are plenty of places to stay in Budapest in all price categories.
A room in a 3-star hotel costs an average of EUR 112.00. The prices per night in somewhat simpler hotels start at EUR 50. Overnight stay in a luxury hotel costs about EUR 140.00
The Danube River divides the metropolis into two parts: Buda and Pest. Which district is the best for overnight stays? Here are the most famous sights in Buda: the Royal Palace, the Fishermen's Bastion, and most of the famous thermal baths. This part of the city is much quieter than the other one.
The Pest offers a wide array of restaurants, the young scene, and many shops, as well as many sights and landmarks, such as The Parliament, the Central Market Hall, and the Hero's Square. There's a lot more life here.
The historic Jewish Quarter is popular with young people as you can find most of Budapest's bars, clubs, and ruin bars here.
If you are looking for a very unusual place to stay, choose a hotel boat. There are two hotel boats in Budapest: Fortuna Boat Hotel and Aquamarina Hotel.
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