Insider's Guide to Budapest

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  • Location:Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest Card

Discover Budapest with a 24-, 48- or 72-hour Budapest Card, providing discounts, tours and transportation while you explore the city independently. Enjoy free entry to top museums, two complimentary walking tours, admission to the thermal baths and more. Your card also includes discounts at popular restaurants, free public transportation and a guidebook with helpful information about the included services.


  • 24-, 48- or 72-hour Budapest Card
  • Discover Budapest at your leisure and see the attractions that you want to see!
  • Enjoy two free walking tours, free entry to Lukács Thermal Bath and Pool and unlimited use of public transport
  • Receive free entry to top city museums like the Budapest History Museum and Hungarian National Gallery
  • Eat out and pamper yourself for less with discounts at restaurants and spas
  • Delivered to your Budapest hotel!

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What You Can Expect

Budapest Card

Budapest Castle Hill

Depending on the option selected, your Budapest Card includes the following services.


Travel services and activities:
Unlimited travel on public transport – FREE
Airport shuttle-minibus services – 10% discount
Two walking tours – FREE
Various restaurants and spas – 10-15% discount
Audio-guide that can be downloaded to cell phone or tablet – FREE

One time free entry at the following museums and spas:
Budapest Museum of History
Aquincum Museum
Kiscelli Museum
Vasarely Museum
Hungarian National Gallery
Hungarian National Museum
Szt. Lukács Thermal Bath and Pool
New Budapest Gallery
Hopp Ferenc Art Museum of the Far East
Mai Manó House - Photo Gallery
Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center
Pocket Guide Mobile App 

Discounts at the following museums and attractions:
Memento Park-Statue Park Museum 20%
Hospital in the Rock 30%
Műcsarnok (Art Hall) 20%
Dreamcar Collection 50%

Budapest Summer Festival 2015 - 20%
Danube Symphonic Concert with Cimbalom Show - 10%
Hungária Orchestra & Folk Ensemble - 10%
Organ Concert in the St.Stephen's Basilica - 10%
Cathedral Organ Concerts in St. Stephen's Basilica- 10%
Water Tower on Margaret Island - 20%
Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden - 25%
Tropicarium- 30%
Center of Scientific Wonders - 30%

Széchenyi Thermal Bath - 10%
Rudas Thermal Bath - 20%
St. Gellért Thermal Bath - 10%
Király Thermal Bath - 20%
Dagály Spa, Bath - 20%
Római Lido - 20%
Palatinus Lido - 20%
Aquaworld - 30%

Gellért Brasserie and Restaurant  - 30%
Gellért Panorama Restaurant - 30%
Gellért Espresso - 30%
Kispipa Restaurant - 30%
Cafe Astoria - 30%
Café Dorottya - 30%
Halászbástya Restaurant - 20%
Spoon Cafe&Lounge - 20%
Mátyás Pince Restaurant - 20%
Karpatia Restaurant, Brasserie and Terrace - 20%
Rudas Étterem - 20%
Columbus Boat - 20%
Vén Hajó Restaurant - 20%
Terminal Restaurant and Bar - 20%

Please be aware that on Mondays most museums are closed.

Customer Reviews

Peter M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Cards were waiting for us on arrival at our hotel. Used for public transport and entrance to many museums and attractions. Great value for money.

Scott R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Get it! The best way to see Budapest by far!!!

Selena B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Extremely handy. We took full advantage of this card in both travel and accessing attractions.

Warren A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The card was fabulous...also got one in Budapest. well worth the money. Word to the for pickpockets on public is true that they are bold. Caught one in the act with my purse on trolley...dropped what he grabbed and ran off when the doors opened.

Rhian T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Used transport throughout trip, heard horror stories about fines if you didnt have a valid ticket, however not once was we approached and asked for our ticket.

Annie USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The cards were waiting for me when I arrived at my hotel. There was a great booklet letting me know how to get the most value from my card. It was a great value.

Deirdre P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent value for those under 65 but we discovered that over 65's are free on all the public transport and over 70's are free to enter museums.

Jacob W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very good value.

William H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

If you want to tour by public transit this is the only way to go. Used it many times while in Budapest.

Dennis T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a very easy and affordable way to get around Buda Pest. Bus 16 rules and pretty much gets one everywhere needed on Buda hill. The trams and underground are likewise easy to use and a good way to see the city.

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