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Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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  • English English
  • 1 day - 3 days

The Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing tour is the most practical and comfortable way to explore the Pearl of the Danube. Explore the city at your own pace by hopping off and back on as many times as you wish.

Budapest Tourist Bus Lines and Stops

Budapest’s sightseeing bus tour offers visitors several routes with over 20 stops. Explore the city’s most beautiful landmarks and neighbourhoods on board an open-top double-decker bus. While you admire the panoramic views, learn about the capital’s history and monuments with your individual headset with pre-recorded commentary in English or 24 other languages.

Some of the most popular stops include St Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes’ Square, Margaret Island and the Hungarian Parliament.

Check out Big Bus Tours complete red and blue routes and stops on the following Budapest map:

Types of tickets

Big Bus offers various types of tickets to best suit your preferences:

  • 1-day ticket: Includes unlimited access to the Big Bus Sightseeing buses for 1 day.
  • 2-day ticket: Offers unlimited access to the Big Bus Sightseeing buses for 2 days. This ticket also covers a cruise down the Danube River. Embark on dock 11 to enjoy impressive views of the Hungarian Parliament Building, Chain Bridge and Buda Castle.   
  • 3-day ticket: Offers limitless journeys on the Big Bus Sightseeing tour for 3 days. It also includes a free cruise along the Danube River, a nighttime tour on an open-top double-decker bus, and a free bus ride to and from the Buda Castle.
  • Nighttime tour: It only includes a nighttime panoramic tour on an open-top bus to admire the city's lit up monuments. The route doesn't include any stops.

How it works

Tickets are valid for 1, 2 or 3 consecutive days from the first time you use it. For example, if you purchase a 2-day ticket and activate it on Monday at 3 pm, it’ll be valid until Wednesday at 3 pm.

During its validity, you can hop on and off as many times as you wish.

Although when making the reservation you will be asked for a start date, you can use the service over the twelve months following the start date. When you have made your reservation, we'll send you a voucher you must hand in on the first bus you get on.

Schedule and frequency

  • Red line: 9 am – 6 pm, buses run every 10 minutes.
  • Blue line: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm, buses run every 10-15 minutes.
  • Nighttime tour: One departure time at 6 pm (schedule may vary).
  • River cruise: every two hours between 1 pm and 9 pm. 
  • Shuttle bus to Buda Castle: from 9:30 am to 5 pm. 

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
  • Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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Price

Adults Children 5-15 years old Children less than 5 years old
1-day ticket
US$ 31.50 US$ 28.30
US$ 25.60 US$ 23.10
Free
2-day ticket
US$ 38.50 US$ 34.60
US$ 31.50 US$ 28.30
Free
3-day ticket
US$ 46.70 US$ 42
US$ 37.30 US$ 33.60
Free
Night Tour
US$ 19.90
US$ 19.90
Free

1-day ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 31.50 US$ 28.30
  • Children 5-15 years old

    US$ 25.60 US$ 23.10
  • Children less than 5 years old

    Free

2-day ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 38.50 US$ 34.60
  • Children 5-15 years old

    US$ 31.50 US$ 28.30
  • Children less than 5 years old

    Free

3-day ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 46.70 US$ 42
  • Children 5-15 years old

    US$ 37.30 US$ 33.60
  • Children less than 5 years old

    Free

Night Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 19.90
  • Children 5-15 years old

    US$ 19.90
  • Children less than 5 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

1 day - 3 days.

Language English

The tour includes audio commentary in English.

Included

Unlimited use of the Big Bus Budapest Hop On Hop Off buses during the chosen period.

Individual headset with interesting commentary in English or 22 other languages.

Cruise down the Danube River (included in the 2 or 3 day ticket).

Nighttime bus tour (optional and included in the 3 day ticket).

Shuttle service to the Castle District (included in the 3 day ticket).

Free WiFi on board.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes (most of the buses are accessible).

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US$ 19.90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.