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Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Activities in Budapest

Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Interesting commentary. Saw all the sites. Wish the buses came more frequently.
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  • 10% off
  • English
  • 24 ,48 or 72 hours

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.

Lines and stops

Budapest’s sightseeing bus tour offers visitors several routes with over 20 stops. Explore the city’s most beautiful landmarks and neighborhoods 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 22 other languages.

Some of the most popular stops include St Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes’ Square, Margaret Island, Széchenyi Thermal Bath 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 a 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 3pm, it’ll be valid until Wednesday at 3pm.

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

Schedule and frequency

  • Red, blue and green lines: 9am – 6pm, buses run every 20-30 minutes. 
  • Nighttime tour: One departure time at 6pm. 
  • River cruise: every two hours between 1pm and 9pm. 
  • Shuttle bus to Buda Castle: from 9am to 6pm. 

Price

Adults Children 5-15 years old Children less than 5 years old
1-day ticket
US$ 25.5 US$ 23
US$ 16.5 US$ 15
Free
2-day ticket
US$ 31.5 US$ 28.5
US$ 20 US$ 18
Free
3-day ticket
US$ 43 US$ 38.5
US$ 27 US$ 24
Free
Night Tour
US$ 16.5 US$ 15
US$ 16.5 US$ 15
Free

1-day ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 25.5 US$ 23
  • Children 5-15 years old

    US$ 16.5 US$ 15
  • Children less than 5 years old

    Free

2-day ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 31.5 US$ 28.5
  • Children 5-15 years old

    US$ 20 US$ 18
  • Children less than 5 years old

    Free

3-day ticket

  • Adults

    US$ 43 US$ 38.5
  • Children 5-15 years old

    US$ 27 US$ 24
  • Children less than 5 years old

    Free

Night Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 16.5 US$ 15
  • Children 5-15 years old

    US$ 16.5 US$ 15
  • Children less than 5 years old

    Free

More information

Duration

24 ,48 or 72 hours.

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 (included in the 3 day ticket).

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

Free WiFi on board.

10% discount on the official ticket price.

When to book?

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

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of 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).

from US$ 16.5
US$ 15
No hidden fees or surcharges

Cancellations

Non refundable. You may not cancel this activity.

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