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  • Location:Budapest, Hungary
  • Duration:Ticket valid for 48 hours

Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Bus and Boat

Experience Budapest at your own speed on a hop-on hop-off bus tour and boat route through the Danube. This ticket is valid for 48 hours and allows you hop on and off as often as you like while traveling by double-decker bus to see the city’s famous sites, including the Parliament Building, Andrassy Avenue, the Castle District and more. On the boat ride along the Danube River, you’ll enjoy stops at Margaret Island and St. Anne Church. This tour includes 28 stops and audio commentary on board.


  • Budapest hop-on hop-off tour
  • See the city by both open-top double-decker bus and boat!
  • Explore Budapest at your own pace with three tour routes and 28 stops
  • Visit top attractions like Heroes’ Square, the Buda Castle District, the Hungarian State Opera House and World Heritage-listed Andrássy Avenue
  • Cruise down the Danube River
  • Ticket valid for 48 hours

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What You Can Expect

Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Bus and Boat

Budapest Hop-on Hop-off Cruise

You can begin your hop-on hop-off tour at any of the 28 stops on the itinerary, including attractions such as the National Museum or the Buda Castle District. Enjoy the wind through your hair as you travel by open-top bus or by boat, with the option to stay on board and take photos or hop off and walk around at your own speed.

On the Red and Yellow lines, spend some time at the famous Citadel, snap photos of the Parliament building, shop for paprika at the Great Market Hall or stroll around the shops on Andrássy Avenue, a UNESCO World Heritage site. When you’re ready to view this beautiful city from the river, head to one of the three stops on the Blue Boat Line to cruise down the Danube.

For a complete list of stops, see the Itinerary section below.


Hop-On Hop-Off Stops:
Red Bus Line Loop
- Square of the Governor Joseph (József Nádor Tér)
- Square of Elisabeth (Erzsébet Tér)
- Andrássy Avenue
- Opera House
- Franz Liszt Square (Liszt Ferenc Tér)
- Heroes' Square (Hosök tere)
- Eastern Railway Station
- New York Cafe Station
- Astoria
- Funicular (can transfer to Yellow Line here)
- Castle District
- Citadel
- Marcius (departure point for the Blue Boat Line)
- Parliament

Yellow Bus Line Loop
- Square of Elisabeth (Erzsébet Tér)
- Synagogue
- Astoria
- Dózsa György Tér
- Funicular (can transfer to Red Line here)
- St Anne Church (Batthany Tér)
- Margaret Island (Margit Hid)
- Parliament
- Vigado Tér
- Market Hall
- National Museum

Blue Boat Line Loop
- Vigado Tér
- St Anne Church (Batthany Tér)
- Margaret Island (Margit Hid)

Customer Reviews

Kenneth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We made very good use of the Hop on Hop Off buses while we were in Budapest. We felt that the commentary was well done and the buses kept to their scheduled times. We were able to walk to and from our B and B in the vicinity of Adam Clark Square where it was a very convenient bus stop for us. Once we sorted out which bus line was ours, as there are several different companies operating the same types of tours, we were just fine. The sales staff at the various stops all spoke very good English so we had no problems communicating.

Linda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent tour. Very obliging staff, especially tour guide Mark. Buses were almost pretty much to time.We took full advantage of the tours on both days, plus the river cruise and the evening Santa tour. The experience gave us an insight into the various areas of Budapest which we then explored on our own the day after our Hop on Hop off finished.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Amazing value as the second day is free! Very easy to pick up the tour at lots of different locations and never long to wait. Being able to use the ticket for the boat at night was really unexpected and an experience to remember. No need to pay for a sepaerate night cruise meant value was amazing.

Robert C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Bus worked out great for us to get all over the city and upwards onto the mountain side to see the castle area.

Helen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Yet again very informative and organised

Jean C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Well worth the money- it rained both days we were on the tour- so it was a GREAT way to see the city... and stay relatively dry! The staff were very helpful in answering our questions. If you book the tour- make SURE you print BOTH pages of the voucher! We didn't and had to get off at an office to have our voucher validated and then printed.

Daniel F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Outstanding tour seeing all the important sites with a succinct knowledge given of the architecture, some history and culture excellent

Katy K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Easy way to see the city and see what you want to go back to. It is a large city so it is a wait for the busses

Julie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was very good and we made extra visits to other things that interested us. The tour guides were helpful and nice and one in particular told us of a café in a bookshop which was splendid and well worth a visit and we would not have known this if we had not chatted to him. The tour is good because it gives you ideas as to what to visit which interests you.

James M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Exceptional service and a great bargain. See the whole city or any part of it at your speed.

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