Gellert Baths vs Szechenyi Baths Budapest

Szechenyi Baths or Gellert Baths Budapest

Comparison of Szechenyi Baths and Gellert Thermal Baths

The city of Budapest is famed for its beautiful architecture, incredible food and its offering of thermal baths and spas.

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Szechenyi Baths Story

Szechenyi Baths

Szechenyi is the largest thermal baths in Budapest, as well as the largest medical bath in the whole of Europe. Consisting of 18 pools, as well as saunas, a steam room, spa facilities and immersion pools, Szechenyi Baths are one of the most popular destinations for both tourists and locals in Budapest.

Gellert Baths Story

Gellert Baths

While the Gellert Baths are quite as large as the Szechenyi Baths, they're still an incredibly popular attraction for tourists and locals alike. Opened in 1918, the Gellert Baths are home to a range of thermal pools, ranging from temperatures of 19°C to 40°C, and have a selection of immersion pools, spa treatments and facilities as well as plenty of thermal baths for you to enjoy.

When it comes to choosing which one to visit, however - Szechenyi Baths or Gellert Baths - it can be quite hard to make your decision unless you can thoroughly compare them both.

The table below will show you a brief comparison of both thermal baths to help you make your decision about which one is best.

Szechenyi Baths or Gellert Baths

Szechenyi Baths

Gellert Baths

TripAdvisor 4/5 stars

26,684 reviews

#1 of 137 spas and wellness in Budapest

3.5/6 stars

9,285 reviews

#23 of 137 spas and wellness in Budapest

Architecture Palace-like structure (largest thermal baths in Europe) complete with outdoor pools and marbled architecture Most famous Art Nouveau-style building home to thermal baths in the whole of Budapest and Europe. Often referred to as the “Palace of Baths”
Experience
  • Largest and most popular thermal baths in Budapest - with millions of visitors every year
  • 18 pools, including indoor, outdoor, immersion pools and spa facilities
  • Luxury spa treatments such as VIP massages and couple's private treatment rooms
  • Private cabins and lockers available
  • New Year's Eve and winter parties hosted here
  • Thermal pools, immersion pools, saunas and steam rooms to enjoy
  • Spa packages and treatments available
  • Medicinal treatments for prescribed patients
  • Incredible outdoor wave pool for both children and adults to enjoy
  • Sunbathing terrace overlooking Gellert Hill and the Danube River
How Long It Takes to see Locals spend as little as 15 minutes here, but you can spend as much as 8 to 12 hours experiencing every that it has to offer Depending on the experience you want to have, you can spend as little as 30 minutes (in the thermal pools) all the way to all day if you want to experience the spa packages and treatments
Opening Times 6am to 10pm every day

Open 365 days of the year

6am to 8pm every day

365 days per year

Best Times to Visit Early morning or late evening, especially during the weekend as the baths are incredibly busy on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Low season months from November to March are less busy Early mornings or later in the evening are the best times to go. Low season, particularly in the winter months are also much quieter and less crowded with tourists
How Much Does It Cost?
  • Szechenyi Bath ticket with cabin: 6,300 Ft - 6,500 (weekdays and weekends, respectively)
  • Szechenyi Bath ticket with locker: 5,800 Ft - 6,000 Ft (weekdays and weekends, respectively)
  • Gellert Bath ticket with cabin: 6,600 Ft - 6,800 Ft (weekdays and weekends, respectively)
  • Gellert Bath ticket with locker: 6,200 Ft - 6,400 Ft (weekdays and weekends, respectively)
Is It Right for Me? Children over the age of 14 are permitted in the baths, children who are not fully toilet trained are not permitted in any pools, children under 14 are permitted in some pools but not in pools that are more than 33°C The same rules apply for almost every thermal bath in Budapest - children over the age of 14 are permitted in the baths, children who are not fully toilet trained are not permitted in any pools, children under 14 are permitted in some pools but not in pools that are more than 33°C
How to Get There? Hotel pick-up with your ticket

Several buses and metro links available

Within walking distance from Charles Bridge and Gellert Hill

Hotel transfers and pick-up available

Metro links and bus routes

Things to do Nearby
  • Vajdahunyad Castle
  • Heroes Square
  • Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden
  • Gellert Hill/ Liberty Statue
  • Danube River
  • Chain Bridge
  • River cruises
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What are the best Szechenyi Baths tickets?

Szechenyi Spa with Massage and Private Cabin Skip Line Pass

1. Szechenyi Spa with Massage and Private Cabin Skip Line Pass

clock Duration: 1 Day with
  • Szechenyi Bath is a thermal spa made up of three outdoor pools and 15 indoor pools.
  • The spa sits inside City Park, the largest green space in Budapest.
  • The baths boast a neo-baroque style, were built in 1913 and are the largest baths in Europe!
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Fast Track Entrance to Széchenyi Spa with Optional Massage plus Dinner Cruise

2. Fast Track Entrance to Széchenyi Spa with Optional Massage plus Dinner Cruise

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • A combination tour including access to Szechenyi Thermal Baths plus a two hour cruise down the Danube River while enjoying live music from the Hungaria Folk Orchestra and dining on a Hungarian style buffet dinner.
  • Szechenyi Bath is a thermal spa made up of three outdoor pools and 15 indoor pools.
  • The Danube is Europe's second
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Fast Track Entrance to Széchenyi Spa with Optional Massage

3. Fast Track Entrance to Széchenyi Spa with Optional Massage

clock Duration: 9 hours
  • Szechenyi Bath is a thermal spa made up of three outdoor pools and 15 indoor pools.
  • The spa sits inside City Park, the largest green space in Budapest.
  • The baths boast a neo-baroque style, were built in 1913 and are the largest baths in Europe!
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Private Round Trip to Széchenyi Thermal Bath from Budapest Center

4. Private Round Trip to Széchenyi Thermal Bath from Budapest Center

clock Duration: 3 hours 30
  • Have a smooth and stress-free sightseeing by pre-booking your private round-trip to and from one of the largest bath complexes in Europe - Széchenyi Thermal Bath. Your driver will greet you in the hotel located in Budapest city center and drive you directly to the baths, where you will have time to admire and have a relaxing time on your own....
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Beerspa (1 hour) + Szechenyi ticket (full day)

5. Beerspa (1 hour) + Szechenyi ticket (full day)

clock Duration: 1 hour
  • The experience includes 1 hour Beerspa session and a Szechenyi daily ticket, so you can easily go on to spend the rest of the day in the thermal spas after the Beerspa experience.

    Beerspa is a truly fun experience inside the most famous bath in Budapest.
    It includes tasty beer and small snacks in a hot tub full of beer ingredients and a...
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Tickets to the Széchenyi spa

6. Tickets to the Széchenyi spa

clock Duration: 5 hours
  • thermal water & beatiful architecture & relaxing time
    Széchenyi is very local & absolutely international in the same time
    you'll find international backpackers, business people sitting next to old age locals. both having an amazing...
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Tickets to Széchenyi spa + Lángos (hungarian streetfood) cooking class

7. Tickets to Széchenyi spa + Lángos (hungarian streetfood) cooking class

clock Duration: 1 day
  • With the help of your native host, you'll have the chance to learn to prepare the most typical hungarian streetfood Lángos while learning about traditional ways of life and having a conversation about history and society.
    The activity also includes a ticket to Széchenyi...
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Private 4 Hours Budapest city tour and Széchenyi thermal spa relax

8. Private 4 Hours Budapest city tour and Széchenyi thermal spa relax

clock Duration: 7 hours
  • Do not miss a memorable half day private Budapest tour with a perfect guide. For the rest of the day skip the line with your half day entrance pass in  Szechenyi Spa and relax in the largest public bath of  Budapest and enjoy 18 indoor and outdoor pools for a couple of hours.

    Make your travel pleasant and comfortable by using this...
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I Love Széchényi Spa package with Parliament visit

9. I Love Széchényi Spa package with Parliament visit

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • Discover two of the biggest attractions of Budapest in one day!

    The Hungarian Parliament is the third largest parliament building of the world and one of the most recognised landmarks of Hungary. Built in 1904 by Imre Steindl in a peculiar Eclectic style mixed with Neo-Gothic details it is currently the largest building of the...
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Szechenyi Spa Visit with Hotel Pickup

10. Szechenyi Spa Visit with Hotel Pickup

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • Budapest – the City of Baths – houses nearly 50 spas, baths and public pools. Visiting the city can not be complete without taking a bath in one of its world-famous thermal spring spas. The Széchenyi Bath, the first thermal bath of the city,  is the largest thermal bath complex not only in Hungary, but in Europe as well. Take the day in...
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What are the best Gellert Thermal Bath tickets?

Gellert Spa Skip-the-Line Ticket

1. Gellert Spa Skip-the-Line Ticket

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • Full day entrance to Gellert Spa including skip the line privileges.
  • Gellert Spa was built in 1918 and is today visited by tourists from all over the world.
  • The building features an Art-Nouveau style and boasts both indoor and outdoor pools, saunas and steam rooms.
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Private Segway Tour in Gellert Hill with a GoPro Camera

2. Private Segway Tour in Gellert Hill with a GoPro Camera

clock Duration: 1 hour 30
  • Would you like to enjoy the city almost from bird’s eye view? Tired of walking and don’t know how reach the highest point in Budapest? Sunset-sunrise lover? This segway tour provides a perfect mixture of adrenaline and stunning views!

    Starting from Pests downtown we will take you up Gellert hill and back, almost in no time. On our way...
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Budapest Romantic Tour: Gellert Hill with Liberty Statue

3. Budapest Romantic Tour: Gellert Hill with Liberty Statue

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • Explore the most spectacular panoramic sight of Budapest: the peak of Gellert Hill with Liberty Statue, Citadella, amazing views over the Danube, and walk along the forest track of the hill, visiting the Rock Church caves and the Philosophers'...
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Romantic Couples Package in Budapest:Gellert Spa Visit with Danube Dinner Cruise

4. Romantic Couples Package in Budapest:Gellert Spa Visit with Danube Dinner Cruise

clock Duration: 5 hours
  • Enjoy a couples package with a loved one and spend a whole day together in a spa in Budapest with an 2-hour dinner cruise on the Danube river in the...
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Gellert Spa Visit with Hotel Pickup

5. Gellert Spa Visit with Hotel Pickup

clock Duration: 1 day
  • Visit Budapest's most beautiful spa in style! Choose Gellért Spa entry ticket with pick-up service.

    The Gellért Spa is one of the two most well-known spas in Budapest, but arguably the most gorgeous one. Swim, relax in the wonderful sunshine on the edge of one of the outside pools while enjoying the atmosphere of Hungary's capital. Built...
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Citadella and Gellert Hill Segway Tour

6. Citadella and Gellert Hill Segway Tour

clock Duration: 1 hour 30
  • Round up the the most scenic view of the city, and some of Budapest's top spots and hidden gems without breaking a sweat on a Segway tour. After a lesson to get comfortable on your fun personal transporter, roll pass the Elisabeth Bridge, see Historical Gellert Hotel & Spa, beautiful Philosophy Gardens and see everything what Gellert Hill has to...
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Etyek Wine Country Tour from Budapest with Dinner

Bestseller

Duration: 4 hours

Viator: €78.00 GetYourGuide: €81.00

5.0 (533 reviews)

Etyek Wine Country Tour from Budapest with Dinner Tickets

Budapest City Card Attractions Skip-line Pass

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Duration: 4 days

GetYourGuide: €21.99 Viator: €22.00 Tiqets: €22.00 TicketBar: €22.00

4.0 (170 reviews)

Budapest City Card Attractions Skip-line Pass Tickets

Budapest Pub Crawl with VIP Club Entrance

Bestseller

Duration: Around six hours

GetYourGuide: €19.00 Viator: €21.20

4.5 (179 reviews)

Budapest Pub Crawl with VIP Club Entrance Tickets

Hungarian Folk Performance

Bestseller

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Tiqets: €24.00 Viator: €24.00 GetYourGuide: €63.00

4.5 (130 reviews)

Hungarian Folk Performance Tickets

Budapest Parliament Tour

Bestseller

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Tiqets: €11.90 TicketBar: €16.00 GetYourGuide: €25.34 Viator: €30.52

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Budapest Parliament Tour Tickets

Budapest Day and Night Sightseeing Cruise

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Duration: 50 minutes

GetYourGuide: €11.00 Viator: €12.71

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Budapest Day and Night Sightseeing Cruise Tickets

Budapest by Land and Water: Floating Bus Tour

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Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

GetYourGuide: €14.00 Viator: €28.54

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Budapest Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour Classic, Premium or Deluxe

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Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

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Budapest Evening Sightseeing Cruise

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Duration: 1 hour

Viator: €9.00 GetYourGuide: €19.09

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Budapest Evening Sightseeing Cruise Tickets

Budapest Gala Concert + Dinner & Cruise

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Duration: 3 days 18 hours

Tiqets: €34.00 Viator: €34.65 GetYourGuide: €54.00

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Gellert Spa Skip-the-Line Ticket

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Duration: 4 hours

GetYourGuide: €20.00 Tiqets: €20.00 TicketBar: €21.00 Viator: €23.30

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Budapest Food and Wine Tastings Tour

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GetYourGuide: €77.83 Viator: €83.18

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