Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off tours offer extraordinary sightseeing opportunities in this marvelous city. With its splendid attractions and points of interest, Budapest is a treat for the eyesight. Besides, bus and boat tours offer introductory audio-commentaries that reveal information you need to know while touring the attractions.
To make it very convenient for tourists, every major attraction is near a bus or a boat stop. That way, you can alight next to the landmark or place you like. And once you explore it, take another bus or boat to reach the next attraction.
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|What it is about||
The Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour allows you to discover the city at your pace and convenience;
2 bus lines cover top attractions of Budapest and have around 30 deployed stops next to points of interest;
Each line informs travelers about the city and its history by means of pre-recorded commentary in 23 languages;
Besides 2 bus routes, ticket holders benefit from 2 walking tours;
Upgraded tickets add the river cruise and the Night Tour of Budapest;
With this tour, you can choose among 1-, 2- and 3-day tickets;
Most buses are suitable for people with special needs.
This convenient tour allows you to discover Budapest by bus, boat and on foot;
With the Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Bus and Boat ticket, you are authorized to use 2 bus lines and 1 boat line;
All tours combined dispose of 25 stops along specified routes;
Buses and boats include audio commentaries in 22 languages;
MAN double-decker buses cater to disabled people;
Ticket validity is 1 day.
|What does it include?||
Free Wi-Fi on board every bus;
Audio commentary in 23 languages;
Free Wi-Fi on every bus;
Pre-recorded narrative in 22 languages;
1-day Classic adult ticket (16+): £18.1 / €20
1-day Classic child ticket (5-15): £11.8 / €13
2-day Premium adult ticket (16+): £24.4 / €27
2-day Premium child ticket (5-15): £15.4 / €17
3-day Deluxe adult ticket (16+): £29.9 / €33
3-day Deluxe child ticket (5-15): £19 / €21
Adult ticket (12+): £20.4 / €22.5
Child ticket (6-11): £10.3 / €11.3
Between 1 and 3 days, depending on the chosen package
From 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (first and last departures)
Redline: from 9:30 am to 4 pm (first and last departures)
Yellow line: 10 am - 2 pm (first and last departures)
Boat tour: 11:30 am - 10 pm (first and last departures)
Red route: 1:30 hours
Blue route: 50 minutes
Red line: 2 hours
Yellow line: 2 hours
Boat tour: 1 hour
Red route: Heroe's Square
Blue route: Clark Adam Square
Redline: Joszef Nador Ter
Yellow line: Erzsebet Ter
Boat tour: Vigado Ter
Between 20 and 30 minutes for both routes.
Buses: every 30 minutes or an hour, depending on the time of the day;
Boat: between 30 minutes and 2 hours, depending on the time of the day.
|Complimentary tours and cruises||
Every ticket adds 2 free walking tours - Pest Tour (on odd days) and Castle District Tour (Buda side, or even days);
2-day Premium and 3-day Deluxe tickets come with free Danube River Cruise.
Complimentary walking tour
|Top Attractions Discounts Included||
Complimentary Wi-Fi on board buses;
2 free walking tours of Buda and Pest parts of the city for every ticket (Classic, Premium, and Deluxe);
Premium and Deluxe tickets add the Danube River cruises; Deluxe ticket has the Panoramic Night Tour available;
Free mobile app with all routes, times and landmarks.
Free Wi-Fi on board bus lines;
A 2-hour walking tour departing from the Opera;
Complimentary coupons offering discounts ranging from 10% to 50%.
|City Pass that includes this tour||
Disabled people can board most buses;
Cancellation at least 7 days in advance - 100% refund;
50% refund for cancellations between 3 and 6 days in advance;
For cancellations 2 days before the scheduled start - 0% refund.
Only MAN double-decker buses are suitable for people with special needs.
|How to use||
Printed and electronic vouchers are both accepted.
Show your printed voucher to the authorized person.
The Budapest Hop-on Hop-off Cruise Tours is an amazing way to see the Hungarian capital in style while seating in the cruise boat with a panoramic view of the city's highlights by the Danube riversides. This cruise tour can either be embarked on in the daytime or at night with a glass in hand as you enjoy your moment. You will be provided with voucher booklets to use at the many Budapest sights and attractions with numerous discounts at restaurants, shops, and activities. Onboard the cruise, you get an English speaking hostess who gives tourists the historical background of the city and its landmarks, free Wi-Fi and an audio guide in 23 different languages. You can hop-on and off at any of the stops to further explore the riversides and its beautiful scenery and hop back on at your own pace during a period of 48 hours. This is truly an exciting way to enjoy Budapest!
Prices for this convenient tourist bus service are:
Adult (15-99): €13.50
Youth (10-14): €8.30
Child (3-9): FREE
Infant (0-2): FREE
All children under 9 years get on the cruise boat for free.
March - 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm
April to September - 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm, 6:30pm
October -11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm
November to December -2 pm
TripAdvisor: A total number of 10,234 people left reviews about their experiences using this touristic boat. About 3,833 people left an excellent review rating, 1,398 said it was a very good experience while 278 think it is average. This surely is an impressive review as to how exciting this trip is for anyone who loves to travel and learn.
Viator: Tourists who have left reviews on Viator based on past experiences gave the Budapest Hop-on hop-off Cruise Tours a 4 rate with an overall number of 239 reviewers.
Get Your Guide: Some people who got their tickets for the Budapest Hop-on hop-off Cruise Tours through this website rated it a 4.5 (207 reviewers) rate.
The moment you hop on the Budapest Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off tour, you will begin to experience what you have never before seen. You will experience a city that does not sleep while you enjoy your view from the open top bus, see fascinating landmarks and learn about the amazing history and culture of this city. You get to choose either 24, 48 or 72-hour tickets to explore Budapest in your own convenient time. You also get to see beautiful places along the stops such as St. Stephen's Basilica, Heroes' Square, the Hungarian State Opera House, and the Hungarian Parliament Building just to name a few. On board this comfortable tour bus, you also get free Wi-Fi to share moments on social media and also pre-recorded commentary about the sights in Budapest in 23 different languages.
Prices for this convenient tourist bus service are:
Adult (16 - 99) €20
Child (6 - 15) €13
Infant (0 - 5) free
The 24-hour ticket includes 1-day hop-on-hop-off bus ticket and walking tours.
Adult (16 - 99) €27
Child (6 - 15) €17
Infant (0 - 5) free
The 48-hour ticket includes 2-day hop on hop off bus ticket, 2 walking tours, and a river cruise.
Adult (16 - 99) €37
Child (6 - 15) €21
Infant (0 - 5) free
The 72-hour ticket includes 3-day hop on hop off bus ticket, 2 walking tours, a river cruise, castle shuttle and a 1-hour night bus tour.
All children under 5 years ride the yellow open bus for free.
To discover both sides of the city, the Free Walking Tour is in two; a Pest Tour and a Castle District Tour. The departure times are 11:00 AM from the Big Bus Customer Service Centre and 2:30 PM from the Matthias Church.
This bus departs by 06.00 pm from the Big Bus Customer Service Center at Andrássy Avenue and the night tour lasts for 70 minutes.
This river cruise is a circular trip around the city for 80 minutes.
TripAdvisor Reviews: A total number of 1,683 people who have experienced this wonderful touristic adventure in Budapest left a 3.5 review rate. Out of 1,683, 40% say it is excellent, 28% say it is very good while 14% rate it an average. The number of satisfied tourists far outweighs the number of dissatisfied ones, 9% believe their experience was poor and another 9% believe the services were terrible.
Viator Reviews: Reviews on Viator are even more impressive. Previous users have rated their past experiences of the Budapest Hop-on hop-off Bus Tours with a 4.5 rate (239 reviewers).
Get Your Guide Reviews: Some people who got their tickets for the Budapest Hop-on hop-off Bus Tours through this website rated it an impressive 4.4 review rate (99 reviewers).
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