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  • Location:Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:Varies

Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Discover the sights of Budapest aboard an open-top, double-decker Big Bus as you admire 360-degree views of top attractions and listen to intriguing audio commentary. Want more? This sightseeing tour offers a range of activities including two walking tours, a nighttime bus ride and a Danube River cruise. Hop on and off at any of the 26 stops for 48 hours of sightseeing.


  • Big Bus hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Budapest
  • Use a sightseeing ticket valid for 48 hours to see Budapest at your own pace
  • See top Budapest attractions including Heroes’ Square, Castle Hill and Széchenyi Baths
  • Listen to captivating audio commentary while aboard the open-top sightseeing bus
  • Redeem your voucher at any of the designated Big Bus stops

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What You Can Expect

Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour


Centuries of rule by the Romans, Ottomans and Habsburgs have left a diverse legacy of architecture and landmarks around Budapest's bustling streets. There’s no better way to see these sights than by an open-top Big Bus that allows you to discover the city at your own pace.

For those who want to sit back and relax, take the full 2-hour loop, listening to the entertaining audio commentary as you go. If you want to explore the city on foot, hop on and off wherever, and whenever, you like. Big Bus offers a range of activities to do in between daily rides, including two walking tours, a nighttime bus tour and a Danube River cruise. See the Itinerary for a full list of stops and more information on the included daily activities.

Your ticket is valid for a full 48 hours from the time of first use, and you can use it as many times as you like during that time period. Travel to Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere) to see historical columns, statues and the cenotaph, or stretch your legs on a stroll through the elegant Budapest City Park. Have your camera ready to capture sights of the beautiful Danube River that snakes through the city, and hop off near must-visit sites such as Andrassy Avenue, Széchenyi Baths, Castle Hill and the Hungarian State Opera House.

Click on the ‘Additional Info’ button below to see a map of the Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour route.

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Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Stops:
    1 – Heroes Square
      2 – 1956 Memorial Square
        3 – Keleti Railway Station
          4 – Best Western Hotel
            5 – New York Cafe
              6 – Astoria
                7 – Buddha Bar Hotel/Kárpátia Restaurant
                  8 – Citadel
                    9 – Great Market Hall
                      10 – National Museum
                        11 – Deak Ferenc Square
                          12 – Chain Bridge
                            13 – Castle District
                              14 – Clark Adam
                                15 – Castle District
                                  16 – Clark Adam
                                    17 – Batthyany Square
                                      18 – Margaret Bridge
                                        19 – Nyugati Railway Station
                                          20 - Bathory Street/Parliament
                                            21 – Basilica
                                              22 – Chain Bridge
                                                23 – Deak Ferenc Square
                                                  24 - Big Bus Customer Service Centre
                                                    25 – Opera House
                                                      26 - Octogon/Liszt Ferenc Square
                                                        27 – Heroes Square

                                                        Budapest Activities (operating daily; start times listed on your booking voucher):

                                                        Explore Pest Morning walking tour (1.5 hours)
                                                        Gain insight into Budapest’s rich history on a leisurely walking tour with an expert guide. The walk starts from Andrássy Avenue 3 at the Big Bus Tours Customer Service Center.

                                                        Castle District Afternoon walking tour (1 hour)
                                                        Explore Budapest’s famous Castle Hill district on an easy walking tour. Along the way, catch glimpses of the Danube River, Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church and the Pest neighborhood, among other sights. The tour starts at Szentháromság Square in front of Matthias Church.

                                                        Panoramic Nighttime bus tour (1 hour)
                                                        Rest your feet on a relaxing evening bus tour around the illuminated city. Hear fun facts about the city’s culture from your onboard guide as you admire top Budapest attractions such as Buda Royal Palace, Dohany Street Synagogue and more. The departures vary to coincide with dusk; just ask the Big Bus staff on your hop-on hop-off tour about start times.

                                                        Danube River Cruise (90 minutes)
                                                        Want to see Budapest’s delights from the water? One circular trip is 90 minutes and provides recorded commentary in 11 languages and unlimited hop-on hop-off at any of the 4 stops.

                                                        Customer Reviews

                                                        5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

                                                        Great way to see the city

                                                        5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

                                                        Excellent informative trip

                                                        5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

                                                        Perfect. Really friendly and helpful staff both on the buses and in the Big Bus Office.

                                                        5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

                                                        It was excellent. The audio was available in multiple languages using headphones. I really like the fact that the tour not only includes the hop on and hop off bus for day days but also includes two walking tours, which were really good, the boat cruise along the Danube, and the bus tour at night. We did them all. Great value for the money.

                                                        5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015


                                                        5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

                                                        This was a good orientation of the city for me so i can focus on what I wanted to see in detail.

                                                        5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

                                                        Great way to see the City and decide what specific stops you want to get off at on the second go around. This is a must-do anytime a Hop-on Hop-off is offered in any city. We have done this at other cities and are always glad we did.

                                                        5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

                                                        I took the 48 hr pass.
                                                        I recommend participating in all the tour bus activities - riding around town, walking tour, Danube cruise and night tour. I did it all and it was ever so worth it, I could have used another day.
                                                        Get a window seat, no matter what, upper deck is best and even at the back, as long as you have a view that is not impeded.
                                                        The bus tour is very well matched to the audio, that is in 23 languages - count'em 23!!!
                                                        There are some stops that you just have to make and get off . . . The Opera, Heroes' Square, Market Hall, the Citadella, near Parliament, the Royal Palace . . . it just goes on and on. Atop the the Citadella you will get the most amazing pictures, of course it is also a good place to stop and have a local beer and something to eat.
                                                        The night bus tour will offer the opportunity to take the most amazing pictures with excellent lighting. Just know that the tour does not make any stops at night, so be ready with the camera.
                                                        The Danube cruise gives you the opportunity to take spectacular pictures you would not otherwise get.
                                                        This company totally knows what they are doing and I would recommend them over the other bus tours any day!!

                                                        5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

                                                        Great tour. The Castle tour included in our ticket was exceptional. Thomas was an excellent guide. Highly recommend.

                                                        5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

                                                        An outstanding service, buses arrived at the appointed time, the commentry was clear and very informative.You can also take advantage of the other free tours which Big Bus offer. Not to be missed

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