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  • Location:Budapest, Hungary
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Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Experience 360-degree views of Budapest as you travel aboard an open-top, double-decker Big Bus. Audio commentary is available as you pass through the rich history of the city’s streets. This sightseeing tour also includes a Danube River cruise, an evening bus ride and two walking tours. Valid for 48 hours, this ticket allows you to hop on and off at any of the 26 stops offered throughout Budapest while also enjoying the additional activities.


  • 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


Take a comprehensive tour of Budapest at your own speed on a double-decker Big Bus. You can use your ticket as many times as you’d like for 48 hours after initial validation. Stops along the route include Heroes’ Square, noted for its iconic statues of the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars, the Hungarian Parliament Building and the towering dome of St. Stephen’s Basilica. Other must-see landmarks include the Castle District on the Buda side of the city and the Hungarian State Opera House.

If you’d like to sit back and relax while you sightsee, stick on the bus for the 2-hour loop, with narration to educate you on the surrounding landscape. A nighttime bus tour departs at dusk to show you the sites illuminated in the evening, and the two guided walking tours lead you through central Pest and Buda’s Castle Hill.

With a full 48 hours to use your Big Bus Budapest tour ticket, you’ll still have time for Danube River cruise, offering unparalleled views of the city and four stops to hop on or hop off. See the Itinerary for a complete list of stops and more information on the included daily activities.

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 November 2015

                                                        Very good tour, easy to use with plenty of stops. The evening boat ride on the Danube was included and was great.

                                                        5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

                                                        Enjoyed the beauty and Budapest tour very much!

                                                        5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

                                                        Great way to see Budapest and take a break from walking.

                                                        5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

                                                        Very easy way to get your bearing and find out where all the major attractions are located.

                                                        5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

                                                        Really excellent value for money!!!

                                                        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


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