Budapest, Hungary
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clock-o24 to 72 hrs (Approx.)
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English and 8 more

Overview

Discover Budapest’s most beloved attractions with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours from first time of use. Find a seat inside or amid the fresh air of the upper deck, and pass landmarks like the Parliament building, the UNESCO-listed Royal Palace and the Hungarian State Opera House, hopping on and off whenever you like. For a more comprehensive experience, upgrade your ticket to include a cruise and a night tour.
  • Discover Budapest and its highlights with a hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • See the best of the Hungarian capital at your own pace
  • Pass by must-see sights such as Heroes' Square and the Hungarian Parliament Building
  • Make use of two bus routes, hopping on and off at any of the many stops
  • Enjoy 360-degree views from the open-air, top deck of the bus
  • Plug into the onboard audio commentary to learn about the historical city
  • Upgrade to include a cruise down the Danube River and a night tour
Your hop-on hop-off bus tour includes more than 25 stops around Hungary’s bustling capital. (Please see the Itinerary below for a complete list of stops.) Your ticket is valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours from first time of use (depending on which option selected at checkout), allowing you to sightsee at your own leisurely pace. Stick in your seat for a view of the bus’s entire loop, or hop off when you want to get out and explore the area. Audio commentary will also be available onboard to provide more information about Budapest’s rich history.

Consider hopping off at Fovam Square to explore the culinary delights of the Great Market Hall, which offers Hungarian produce, meats, spices and cheeses. Shop around from stall to stall (own expense) for some authentic Hungarian paprika spice to bring home or cured local meats to sample for lunch.

Later, you can hop off at the Hungarian Parliament to see the Neo-Gothic architecture up close. If you like, head inside (own expense) to tour the Great Vaulted Hall and the Session Room, and catch a glimpse of the Holy Crown of Hungary.

Buses arrive every 15 minutes to hop on and hop off. The purple route last approximately one hour, while the more comprehensive red route is around a 2-hour loop.

For a romantic view of the city from the water and at night, upgrade your ticket to include a river cruise along the Danube and a night bus tour.

Itinerary

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Stops:
Red Route:
  • Szt. István Square (St Stephen’s Basilica)
  • Erzsébet Square
  • Széchenyi Baths
  • Synagogue
  • Astoria
  • Károly krt. 23.
  • Opera House
  • Liszt Ferenc Square (Music Academy)
  • Heroes' Square
  • Grand Hotel Hungária (Eastern Railway Station)
  • New York Palace
  • Astoria
  • Ferenciek Square and Váci Street
  • Sikló/Funicular and Chain Bridge
  • Vár (Castle District)
  • Citadella (Citadel)
  • Március 15. Square
  • Bálna shopping center
  • Fovám Square (Great Market Hall)
  • Kálvin Square (National Museum)
  • Hungarian Parliament Building
Purple Route:
  • Erzsébet Square
  • Szechenyi Square
  • Petofi Square
  • Clark Ádám Square
  • Margaret Bridge
  • Nyugati Square (Western Railway Station)
  • Oktogon

Reviews

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J
, Sep 2018

Great way to see the city!

g
, Jun 2018

The only way to do Buda and Pest. Your ticket is valid for 2 days and along with all the stops it includes a 1 hour boat ride on the Danube with great water views of the Parliament and other historic structures. Some must do stops are Heroes square, Great central market and the New York cafe located in the Bulgari hotel.

p
, Feb 2018

This tour was amazing!

V
, Nov 2017

great way to see the city. Boat ride was as little crowded may look at other options

B
, Oct 2017

Adequate. Would have liked some more history like other cities have had.

v
, Oct 2017

Rude rude young women on Hop and Go buses who sell the tickets. The worst was a young women on Sept 2, 1017 on bus with license plate of PEL-909 at 12:35 p.m at Stop 10 refused to tell customers the number of each stop - we were standing, unable to hear or see because of rain - her microphone was not working - people were asking over and over for the number of the stop - and she just sat in her seat texting and listening to music - saying that her microphone didn't work. People were shouting from the back of the bus begging to be told the stop. Yet she refused. She was the worst - but others were also rude and unhelpful. They should not be hired if they hate their jobs and take it out on tourists who count on them. It gives people a bad impression of Budapest. I have never experience such rudeness and utter disregard for people asking for help.

A
, Oct 2017

The availability of buses was very good and provided a good service, all staff we engaged with were very helpful

R
, Oct 2017

A person would needs 2 days at least to do this tour. If you only have a few hours the breaks and changing buses takes up too much of your time. Late in the day you might be a long way from where you need to be at your starting point bus will let you on board or give you information. More logistical organization would help the travelers.

V
, Sep 2017

Very good value for money, really enjoyed it

C
, Aug 2017

Good value for money, especially when boat ride and bikes are included in price. Just prepare to wait for busses that are infrequent.


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