- 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
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What You Can Expect
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.
- 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)
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.
A fantastic tour, not only did ee go around on a bus we also had a boat trip up and down the Danube plus an evening lights tour. The commentary on the bus was very interesting. The tour guide explained where we needed to alight to go on the boat trip. On the boat there was an opportunity to purchase food and drink. Depending on the time of the tour you had the option of purchasing either a snack or a meal. We had the strudel trio which was most enjoyabld. In the evening we went on the night lights tour, remember to get there at least 15 minutes earlier than the stated time as it is on a first come, first served basis. In my vew, this is a good way to get a feel of Budapest and ide of where points of interest are located
Great way to see the city. Both the recorded tour guide through the supplied earphones and the actual guide on the bus were very informative and entertaining. Great way to start a visit to establish both the places you want to visit or use the bus to go to them. Runs very regular and easy to access