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  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:  Varies
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

Enjoy the lights of the city on a night tour of Budapest

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:
  • Stop 1: Heroes' Square (Hosök tere)
  • Stop 2: Oktogon
  • Stop 3: Andrassy Ave 2
  • Stop 4: Karoly Korut
  • Stop 5: Synagogue
  • Stop 6: Astoria
  • Stop 7: Deak Square
  • Stop 8: Chain Bridge
  • Stop 9: Petofi Square
  • Stop 10: Citadel
  • Stop 11: Gellert Spa (Gellért)
  • Stop 12: Clark Adam
  • Stop 13: Castle District
  • Stop 14: Clark Adam
  • Stop 15: Batthyány Square
  • Stop 16: Margaret Bridge
  • Stop 17: Nyugati Railway Station
  • Stop 18: Báthory Street/Parliament
  • Stop 19: St Stephen’s Basilica
  • Stop 20: Deák Ferenc Square
  • Stop 21: Chain Bridge
  • Stop 22: József Nádor Square
  • Stop 23: Andrássy Avenue
  • Stop 24: Opera House
  • Stop 25: Oktogon
  • Stop 26: Heroes' Square (Hosök tere)
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 (2 hours)
Want to see Budapest’s delights from the water? Hop aboard a sightseeing boat and cruise between Dohany Street Synagogue and Báthory Street. Audio commentary is provided on board.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Perfect way to see budapest from above good comentaries

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fantastic value. Many representatives to help at stops, all very friendly, knowledgeable and most obliging. The night tour and boat trip were a wonderful extra way to see the city. Didn't have time to try the walking tours - next time. Wouldn't hesitate to use this company again.

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