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City Sightseeing Budapest: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Ticket with Optional Night Tour & River Cruise

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Key Highlights

  • Discover the city of Budapest and its attractions with this extensive hop-on, hop-off tour
  • The Hop-On, Hop-Off tour allows you to plan your own perfect Budapest itinerary
  • The 28 stops along the Hop-On, Hop-Off route cover all the major attractions of Budapest
  • With the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus and boat ticket, enjoy a 1-hour river cruise along the River Danube
  • You will also get a bonus booklet with FREE goulash and beer coupons at restaurants and bars
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour: Daily
    River Cruise: Daily


    Your hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours.
    Danube River Cruise: 1 hour

    Start time

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour:
    Red Route: Buses depart from 9:30am to 5:00pm, every 15 minutes
    Full loop: 2 hours
    Purple Route: Buses depart from 10:05am to 2:05pm, every 60 minutes
    Full loop: 1 hour
    River Cruise: every hour from 10.45am - 8.45pm (April-October) and from 1:00pm - 6:30 pm (November-December). Please be aware that due to extremely cold weather and ice forming on the Danube, boats may not be operating on all days.

    Meeting Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off tour: You may board the bus from any of the designated stops
    River Cruise: Vigadó Square Boat Station (dock 10)

    Ending Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off tour: You may end the tour at any of the stops.
    River Cruise: Same as start point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    The Budapest City Sightseeing Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour is the best and the most convenient way to discover the historic city of Budapest.

    With buses operating on two routes and your ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours, your Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket ensures that you don’t miss a thing! Some of the attractions covered by the hop-on, hop-off tour are the famous Parliament Building, Buda Castle, Chain Bridge, Citadel, Jewish Synagogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Szechenyi Baths, Vaci Utca amongst several others.

    You have the option to add a 1 hour river cruise along the Danube, or a night tour which offers visitors amazing views of the city.

    Your 48-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket also includes other value added services like a walking tour, a bike tour on Margaret Island and a bonus booklet which includes Free goulash, a souvenir, beer and many attractions with discounts. Download the Route Map


    The CitySightseeing Budapest Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour allows you to plan your own sightseeing. You may hop on and hop off at any of the designated stops and spend as much time sightseeing, shopping or eating before hopping back again when the next bus comes along.

    There are five Hop-On, Hop-Off options that you can choose from:
    • 24 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket - Bus only
    • 24 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket - Bus & Boat
    • 24 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket - Bus, Boat & Night Tour
    • 48 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket - Bus & Boat
    • 48 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket - Bus, Boat & Night Tour

    Your Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket covers over 28 stops and the bus operates on two routes. You will also get a number of benefits with your ticket, which are as follows:

    Walking Tour
    You have four 3-hour walking tours to choose from that operate daily from Vörösmarty square:
    • Budapest Walk: Starts daily at 10:30am and 2:30pm
    • Communism Walk: Starts daily at 3:30pm
    • Jewish District Walk: Starts daily at 3:30pm
    • Pub Tour: Starts daily at 8pm

    1 Hour Bike Tour on Margaret Island:
    Margaret Island is a peaceful hideaway from the main city of Budapest and offers large green areas, flowery gardens, old trees, a musical fountain and an open air theatre and cinema. The 1-hour bike tour operates daily between 10am and 5pm from 1 April until 30 September. The coupon with your Hop-On, Hop-Off allows one bike per person.

    Green Hop-On, Hop-Off Buses:
    These buses are operated by the Budapest Sightseeing which operates around Budapest. You can choose to board the buses from any of its designated stops and listen to your live English-speaking guide as she will share information about Budapest’s main attractions.

    A bonus booklet which includes:
    FREE goulash at Nika Restaurant
    FREE beer at the Fogashaz
    FREE beer at Bali Café
    FREE shot at Instant Bar (Ruin Bar)
    FREE souvenir at City Expert Budapest FREE Chilled Sour Cherry Coup at Frappans Restaurant

    The Hop-On, Hop-Off stops on the two routes are as follows:

    Red Route:
    Stop 1 – Szt. István tér
    Stop 2 – Erzsébet tér
    Stop 3 – Széchenyi István tér
    Stop 4 – Zsinagóga / Synagogue
    Stop 5 – Astoria
    Stop 6 – Károly krt.23.
    Stop 7 – Opera
    Stop 8 – Liszt Fenrenc tér
    Stop 9 – Hosok tere/ Heroes Square
    Stop 10 – Grand Hotel Hungaria
    Stop 11 – New York Palace
    Stop 12 – Astoria 2
    Stop 13 – Ferenciek tere
    Stop 14 – Sikló/ Funicular
    Stop 15 – Vár/ Castle District
    Stop 16 – Citadell
    Stop 17 – Március 15. tér
    Stop 18 – Bálna/Shopping Center
    Stop 19 – Fovám tér
    Stop 20 – Kálvin tér
    Stop 21 – Parliament

    Purple Route
    Stop 1 - Erzsébet tér
    Stop 2 – Széchenyi tér
    Stop 3 - Petofi tér
    Stop 4 – Clark Adam tér
    Stop 5 – Margit hid
    Stop 6 – Nyugati tér
    Stop 7 – Oktogon

    You may choose to conclude this tour at any of the stops mentioned above.

    River Cruise: If you choose Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus and Boat ticket, you will also get a river cruise along the River Danube. Enjoy spectacular views of Budapest from the river for 1 hour. The City Sightseeing boat departs from Stop 16 in the red route and Stop 3 in the Purple route. With this Hop-On, Hop-Off package, you will get two river cruise tickets – one operating in the day time and the other operating at night.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 24 or 48 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off bus ticket
    • Night Tour (optional)
    • 1 hour Danube River Cruise (optional)
    • A walking tour (with 48-hour ticket only)
    • Bike Tour on Margaret Island (with 48-hour ticket only)
    • Audio commentary offered in English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Arabic, Hebrew and Turkish
    • Bonus booklet which amount other things includes free Goulash (with 48-hour ticket only)


    • Entrances
    • Meals
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    During winter season, the cruise will operate with a minimum of 8 passengers.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

  • Reviews
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