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Big Bus Budapest: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

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    • Adult (16+)
    • Child (5-15)
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Key Highlights

  • See all the famous landmarks of Budapest at your own pace over 1, 2 or 3 days
  • Hop on and off as you like to visit your favourite attractions with ease
  • Get a first-hand experience of Budapest on the walking tour around the city
  • See the beauty of Budapest after sundown on a night tour (Deluxe tickets)
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the city on the Danube River cruise (Premium & Deluxe tickets)
  • Visit Buda Castle conveniently with the Free Return Shuttle Transfer (Deluxe tickets)
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Overview

    The Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour of Budapest is one of the best ways to experience the Pearl on the Danube. Valid for 1, 2 or 3 days, the tour is extremely flexible to help discover the city at your own pace. What’s more? All the tickets come with a guided walking tour, all for Free, while you can upgrade to the 2 or 3-day tickets to enjoy additional benefits like a river cruise, night tour and more!

    The hop-on, hop-off bus tour gives you the flexibility to plan your own itinerary. You decide on the places you want to visit and how long you stay at each one. Hop on and off the bus to easily visit your favourite attractions with complete ease, thanks to comprehensive bus routes sweeping the city and strategically-located stops close to the important sights. While you are on the bus, an audio-commentary in a choice of 23 languages will make sure you don’t miss a thing!

    You can choose from the following ticket types:

    • Classic Ticket: 1-day Hop-on, Hop-off Ticket + Guided Walking Tour
    • Premium Ticket: 2-day Hop-on, Hop-off Ticket + Guided Walking Tour + Danube River Cruise
    • Deluxe Ticket: 3-day Hop-on, Hop-off Ticket + Guided Walking Tour + Danube River Cruise + Night Tour + Buda Castle Return Shuttle Service

    Attractions Covered

    • Heroes' Square
    • Széchenyi Baths
    • Buda Castle
    • Freedom Square
    • State Opera House
    • Great Market Hall
    • Funicular
    • Basilica
    • Chain Bridge

    … and more!

    River Danube Cruise: Enjoy a scenic 75-minute cruise along the stunning Danube River while digging into unique views of Budapest’s Parliament Building, National Theatre, Chain Bridge and the Royal Palace. All river boats have refreshments are available for you to purchase and toilet facilities on board.
    Your cruise tickets can be used an unlimited number of times during the validity of your hop-on, hop-off ticket. 

    Night Tour: Feast your eyes on the gorgeous city after dark on this single loop, panoramic bus tour. Running for approximately an hour, you can simply hop off your regular bus at Stop#12 to join in.

    Buda Castle Return Shuttle Transfer: Visit the historic castle with complete ease using the shuttles available through the day.
    Just remember that you can only use the shuttle ticket once.

    About the Supplier: One of the largest operators of open-top sightseeing bus tours, Big Bus Tours have been fuelling the spirit of adventure in over 20 cities across four continents.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Bus ticket is valid for 1, 2 or 3 days

    Walking Tour: 1.5 hours // Night Tour: 1 hour // River Cruise: 75 minutes

    Start time

    Hop-on, Hop-off Bus: 9am - 4pm, approx. every 20-30 minutes - depending on the route

    Walking Tour: 11am // River Cruise: 1pm - 9m, approx. every 1.5 hours

    Night Tour: 6:30pm // Buda Castle Shuttle: Approx. 9:30am - 5pm, every 10 minutes

    Meeting Point

    Hop-on, Hop-off Bus: You can hop on the bus at any of the stops

    Walking & Night Tours: Just hop off at Stop#12 - Big Bus Service Centre/Basilica

    River Cruise: Just hop off at Stop#14 - Dock 11

    Buda Castle Shuttle: Make your way to Clark Adam Square to hop on board

    Ending Point

    You can hop off the bus at any of the stops

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 1, 2 or 3-day Hop-on, Hop-off bus ticket (as per option chosen)
    • Recorded Commentary in 23 languages
    • FREE WiFi on all buses
    • Free Walking Tour’
    • Danube River Cruise - with Premium & Deluxe tickets
    • Night Tour & Buda Castle Return Shuttle Service - with Deluxe tickets only


    • Entrances, unless specified
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  • Please note

    Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    Your voucher will be valid for 12 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    Don’t forget to carry your photo ID proof all the time.

    You have to buy a child ticket for children aged 5-15 years. Each child needs to be accompanied by an adult.

    All river boats will have refreshments for purchase and toilet facilities onboard.

    Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes for walking. Don’t forget the camera!

    For Buda Castle Shuttle Service - Please redeem your ticket voucher with a Big Bus Staff member before boarding the shuttle. Your voucher can be used only once during your ticket validity.

  • Customer Reviews
    • Brilliant

      Fantastic! Everything was easy, staff were great and we really felt like we saw the city....

      Sarah Tibble, United Kingdom
    • The best way to explore the city

      The best way to see the city and decide which places you want to visit. Boat night tour was very picturesque. Budapest is amazing day and night, and Big Bus Tour helped to...

      Natasha Nikitina, United States
    • Great Tour and Extremely Helpful Staff!

      An excellent way to see all the sights of Budapest with clear and informative audio commentary. The River Boat tour which was included in the cost was worth doing, and from what...

      Rosemary Martin, United Kingdom
    • Efficient

      Ian Harper, United Kingdom, 21/Jan/2020
    • Experiência globalmente positiva

      rui costa, Portugal, 26/Aug/2019
    • Well worth the money - the cruise and bus night tour were wonderful.

      Sharon Jones, United Kingdom, 15/Aug/2019

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