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Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Budapest, Hungary

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  • 1 hour 40 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


This Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour of Budapest is one of the easiest ways to get around the city while you’re traveling. Book your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket and explore at your own pace. The route stops at many key areas of Budapest, including Heroes’ Square, the Hungarian Parliament Building, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and the Hungarian State Opera House. The bus offers recorded commentary about Budapest's sights in several languages.
  • Big Bus hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Budapest
  • Use a sightseeing ticket 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 on board the open-top sightseeing bus
  • Redeem your voucher at any of the designated visitor centers

What's Included

  • Unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour for 24 - 72 hours
  • Recorded commentary in 16 languages
  • 11am Guided Walking Tour departing from Bazilika
  • 1 Hour Danube River Cruise
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

  • See itinerary

Return Details

  • You may disembark at any of the available stops.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
Operated by Big Bus - Hungary

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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Traveler Tips

However, it does stop running very early in the evening so chart out your tip before you begin to ensure you are where you need to be at 5PM when the bus stops.
It is confusing at the bottom of the hill as to which tour company honors the Big Bus passes, so you have to ask before you get in line.
Rather budget on spending separately to take a day or night boat trip (a night-time boat trip is essential in Budapest).
1,575 reviews
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Good way to sightsee in....
Cheryl_H, Aug 2022
Good way to sightsee in. Budapest. Took the boat ride as well. Was disappointed they allowed pets Brochure said no pets and there were at least 3 or 5
Shaded Top Deck
Jennifer_S, Jul 2022
Great way to see the city if you have only a few days. And we appreciated the covering on the top deck as it was so hot in Budapest!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Hop on hop off is all you need to know
Peter_H, Jul 2022
All good. Good strategy for quick site seeing. Why do I need to say anything else in order to submit this?
Not bad
MustafaMelih_u, Jul 2022
easy way to get around the city but the stops are not near to the places. you should walk and climb sometimes. Buying bus or metro tickets may be better.
Great way to see the city
Marcia_S, Jul 2022
This is a great way to see the city, had we known that our Viking tour would cover so many of the sights, and we had already booked an evening river cruise, we would only have gotten a one day pass.
Lost ticket problems
Donna_D, Jul 2022
This is a good overview of the Pest side of the city. I believe this bus previously included a visit to the caster in Buda but that is now an additional 10euro charge on another shuttle
Great Company
Brian_T, Jul 2022
Lots of buses, wait time was minimal . Staff were easy to spot and very helpful Wish the stop was closer to the boat portion
Great but a little crowded on top of bus.
Jason_A, Jul 2022
The tour is great if you prepare ahead of time to plan out your stops in the order you want. Also, people on the top should only take one seat and not put their luggage on seats. That was kind of lame. Maybe have the workers stop that kind of stupidity. Other than that when we could get a seat on top the crowd were amazing and made it easy to get great photos.
Good experience !!
Phillip_H, Jun 2022
Such a great overall view of the city !! Lots of culture and history which helped explain what we saw !!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Big Bus
AlanK, May 2022
The boat ride on the Danube was informative. Enjoyed the historical information and having a tv screen that was in sync to the narrative.
ina_v, May 2022
Big Bus never showed up. We waited for 2 hours. No Bus! After requesting a refund we got the most ridiculous denial one can imagine
A must
Kimberly_O, May 2022
We always do these in the big cities. Great information, easy to use, and we love the open air. Looking forward to our next big city!
2 travelers found this review helpful
Budapest tour.
Janet_C, May 2022
Took the whole tour and then decided to do the boat tour. Unfortunately the stop that we were told to leave the bus was quite a walk to the boat. Other than that, it was a good tour of the city.
3 travelers found this review helpful
Bad experience in Budapest
Phathiwe_K, Apr 2022
None because I was pressed for time. But I was hoping to do the river cruise. It didn’t happen because even though I was told the round trip takes 1hr 40min, it took two hours because the drivers stand around talking and don’t care that some people need to connect with the cruise at 12. Officers at the ticket office are unfriendly and abrupt.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Handy way to get around the city, wish it ran later
Coreen_J, Apr 2022
Very handy to get around the city and get some information at the same time. I like to walk around a lot, but this got me to the farther out spots (city park, Gellért Square) in between. English audio tour was a little hard to understand, due to thick accent of narrator. Included a one hour Danube cruise, which was a nice bonus. I did the one at night, which was a bit chilly, but a cool way to see the city lit up. Unfortunately, the times in the map were listed wrong, so I had to wait an extra half hour for the last cruise. Biggest disappointment was that the hours for the bus didn't run longer (ended by 5pm). I got stuck at Castle Hill later in the day, past when the last bus ran, so ended up walking all the way back to the Pest side (about 40 minutes). Since it's light until 7-8pm, a 7pm end time would've helped a lot.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great, but tiny issues!
Riz_A, Apr 2022
Great service. Please be aware that you have to go to office at stop 1 (can start at any of the steps) to get paper ticket instead of the voucher. Also the last buses only run till 5pm.
Great value trip
Catherine_W, Apr 2022
Great way to get around the city with good commentary in lots of different languages. Office a little difficult to find but staff very helpful. Boat trip was fantastic
2 travelers found this review helpful
Great value
Renee_A, Apr 2022
Great value to see Budapest. The English version of the historical points were very easy to follow. I first took the hop on hop off 2 times. I enjoyed taking my time seeing the very many sights. Highly recommend
no very good at best
Garry_S, Apr 2022
Better organization and communication of accurate information are greatly needed by this company. In the app and online there were different instructions for how to get your online voucher validated e.g. at the office, by staff at the main stops, etc. In the end, it seemed the best option was to go to the office but on arrival at the office, we were informed we had to email the QR code to the office (?) from our phones. However, after some failed attempts to do this, the person managing the reception desk said he could in fact just scan the QR code on our phone?? We were not the only customers having these problems. Further, the time shown for the guided walk on the app was 1pm whereas it was and had been for some time in fact at 11!! Last the directions given for the boat trip were limited to 'dock 6' but attempts to get better directions via the support service did not work. We were on a tight schedule and missed out on both the walk and boat trip. The hop on and off service was OK but I would either double-check everything before leaving for Budapest at the least. I will not book with this company again.
Maria_C, Mar 2022
Great service, A group of six day and bought the two day pass but one day is more than enough. Very useful stops.


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