Széchenyi Thermal Bath is the largest natural hot spring spa in Budapest and Europe. The neogothic-styled bath was opened in 1913.
This spa has over 15 pools; 3 of them are large outdoor swimming pools and the rest are smaller and indoors. There are also various saunas, steam chambers and rooms where you can get different types of massages.
The most impressive bath units are located outdoors. One of the best experiences is to be in one of the open air thermal water pools heated at 37°C (98°F) in the middle of winter when it is below freezing. (The moment of getting out of the pool is also unforgettable!)
Széchenyi Thermal Bath is our favourite spa in Budapest and in our opinion is hard to beat. The spa’s opening hours, the cleanliness, the architecture and its surroundings are all high quality.
Strangely, in the hottest outdoor thermal pools you’ll probably see retired Hungarians playing chess in the water. If you know how to play, they’ll be delighted to challenge you.
If you want to buy advance tickets to the Széchenyi Thermal Bath you can do so on our website, with preferential, skip the line tickets, and with an individual changing room.
Every day: 6 am – 10 pm.
Day entry with cabin: 6,000 Ft (US$ 19.70)
Entry with cabin on weekends: 6,200 Ft (US$ 20.40)
Metro: Széchenyi fürdö, line M1 (yellow).