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Overview of Budapest Bus Tours

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;

Ticket cost

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

Ticket validity

Between 1 and 3 days, depending on the chosen package

1 day


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)

Tour duration

Red route: 1:30 hours

Blue route: 50 minutes

Red line: 2 hours

Yellow line: 2 hours

Boat tour: 1 hour

Departure point

Red route: Heroe's Square

Blue route: Clark Adam Square

Redline: Joszef Nador Ter

Yellow line: Erzsebet Ter

Boat tour: Vigado Ter

Bus/boat stops/attractions

Red route:

  1. Heroes Square
  2. Keleti Railway Station
  3. Best Western Hotel
  4. New York Cafe
  5. Astoria
  6. Kiraly street
  7. Nyugati Railway Station
  8. Bathory Street/Parliament
  9. Basilica
  10. Chain Bridge
  11. Petofi Square
  12. Citadel
  13. Great Market Hall
  14. National Museum
  15. Kiraly Street
  16. Big Bus Customer Service Centre
  17. Opera
  18. Octagon
  19. Heroes Square

Blue route:

  1. Clark Adam Square
  2. Batthyany Square
  3. Margaret Bridge
  4. Nyugati Railway Station
  5. Bathory Street/Parliament
  6. Basilica
  7. Chain Bridge
  8. Karoly körút
  9. Great Synagogue
  10. Astoria
  11. Buddha Bar Hotel
  12. Castle Garden
  13. Clark Adam Square


  1. Varoshaza Park
  2. Kiraly Utca
  3. Andrassy Avenue
  4. Opera House
  5. Franz Liszt Square
  6. Heroes' Square
  7. Szechenyi Furdo
  8. Keleti Palyaudvar
  9. New York Cafe
  10. Astoria
  11. Varoshaza Park

Yellow line:

  1. Varoshaza Park
  2. Vaci Utca
  3. Varkert Bazar
  4. Siklo/Funicular
  5. Batthyany Ter
  6. Margit Hid
  7. Szent Istvan Bazilika
  8. Eotvos Ter
  9. Vigado Ter
  10. Fovam Ter
  11. Kalvin Ter
  12. Kiraly Utca
  13. Varoshaza Park

Boat tour:

  1. Vigado Ter
  2. Batthany Ter
  3. Margit Hid

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



Other amenities

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

Budapest Card


Other information

Disabled people can board most buses;

Cancellation policy:

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.


1. Budapest Hop-on hop-off Cruise Tours

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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!

Key Points of Budapest Hop-on hop-off Cruise Tours

  • You will explore Budapest with a comprehensive list of attractions to see
  • Experience the panoramic windows of the boat cruise as you explore the Danube River
  • See all the top attractions and landmarks in Budapest
  • Hop-on and Hop-off at any stop and explore at your own pace
  • Enjoy a 1 h 10min long sightseeing cruise daytime or nighttime at your own pace
  • Listen to the audio guide in 30 different language
  • 1 free glass of drink of your choice (champagne, wine, beer,
    soft drinks, mineral water)
  • A free glass of "Duna Bella" lemonade onboard the boat cruise
  • You also enjoy free Wi-Fi on board
  • Discounts at restaurants, shops, and attractions
  • Enjoy walking tours from any of the stops
  • You get a Budapest Map guide

Complimentary Sightseeing Tours Included

  • A chance to hop-off the boat at any stop for walking tours and hop-on back at your own pace within a 48-hour period.
  • A free boat cruise back to the city center.
  • A free Margaret Island map with recommended walking tours and sights information.

Budapest Hop-on hop-off Cruise Discounts

  • The ticket offers tourists discounts at restaurants, shops, and attractions in the Hungarian capital Budapest.
  • You get special discounts on Margaret Island activities and restaurants as well.

How much is a 1/2/3 day Budapest Hop-on hop-off Cruise tour Cost?

Prices for this convenient tourist bus service are:

  • Budapest Hop-on Hop-off Cruise Tour Ticket

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.

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Budapest Hop-on hop-off Cruise Routes
  • Route
  • Start time: Departure time is dependent on season and weather conditions. January to February- 2 pm

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

  • End time: 7:30 pm
  • Duration: 70 minutes
  • Attractions: Downtown, Parliament, Margaret Island, Castle District, Matthias Church, Fishermen's Bastion, Castle Hill, Citadel, Gellert Hill, Bridges of Budapest, National Theatre, Palace of Arts, Universities of Budapest and Central Market Hall.
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2. Budapest Hop-on hop-off Bus Tours

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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.

Key Points of Budapest Hop-on hop-off Bus Tours

  • Hop-on and off the Big Bus anytime for your sightseeing tour of Budapest at any of the 32 stops
  • Choose between 24, 48 or 72 hours to see Budapest (Classic, Premium or Deluxe tickets)
  • See top attractions in Budapest such as Heroes' Square, Szechenyi Baths, and Castle Hill
  • Listen to pre-recorded audio commentary on board the open-top bus
  • You can start your tour at any of the designated Big Bus stops
  • Enjoy extra by upgrading your ticket to get on a Danube cruise, get two city walking tours, including a night bus tour
  • You get a free Hop-on Hop-off River Cruise depending on your ticket (premium and deluxe tickets only)
  • You get a free Walking Tour which is for all ticket types
  • With the Deluxe Ticket, you enjoy a free Night Tour
  • You get a Budapest Map guide
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard the Big Bus

Complimentary Sightseeing Tours Included

  • Free walking tours to explore Budapest at your own time.
  • Hop-on Hop-off River Cruise.
  • Free Night Tour for Deluxe Ticket holders only

Budapest Hop-on hop-off Bus Discounts

  • With the Budapest Hop-on Hop-off Bus tour ticket, you get discounts at some restaurants, shops, and attractions in the city.

How much is a 1 day Hop-on hop-off Budapest Tours?

Prices for this convenient tourist bus service are:

  • 24 Hours Classic Ticket

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.

  • 48 Hours Premium Tickets

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.

  • 72 Hours Deluxe Tickets

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.

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Budapest Hop on hop off Bus Tour Routes
  • Red Route
  • Frequency: every 20-30 minutes
  • Start time: 9:00 am
  • End time: 7:00 pm
  • Bus stops: Heroes Square, Keleti Railway Station, Hotel Hungaria, New York Cafe, Astoria, Kiraly Street, Nyugati Railway Station, Bathory street/Parliament, Basilica, Chain Bridge, Petofi Square, Citadel, Great Market Hall, National Museum, Kiraly Street, Big Bus Customer Service Centre, Opera, Octogon, and Heroes Square.
  • Blue Route: Clark Adam Square, Batthyany Square, Margaret Bridge, Nyugati Railway Station, Bathory Street/Parliament, Basilica, Chain Bridge, Karoly korut, Great Synagogue, Astoria, Buddha-Bar Hotel, Castle Garden, and Clark Adam Square.
  • Walking Tour (1:30 hours)

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.

  • Night Bus Tour (1 hour)

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.

  • Danube River Cruise (1 hour)

This river cruise is a circular trip around the city for 80 minutes.

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