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Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Highlights
  • See Budapest’s sights at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off tour 
  • Create your own sightseeing plan with stops near landmarks 
  • Single bus route simpler than making bus, metro, and tram connections 
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Big Bus Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
From US$22.79
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1 Day Classic TicketMost Popular
Budapest ticket valid for 24 hours from time of first use. 1 Day classic ticket only includes day ticket and walking tour.
From US$22.79
2 Day Premium Ticket
Budapest ticket valid for 48 hours from time of first use. 2 Day Premium ticket includes 2 day hop on hop off bus ticket, walking tour and a river cruise.
From US$27.96
3 Day Deluxe Ticket
Budapest ticket valid for 72 hours from time of first use. 3 Day Deluxe ticket includes a 3 day hop on hop off bus ticket, walking tour, a river cruise, castle shuttle and a 1-hour night bus tour.
From US$38.32
Overview
If your time in Budapest is short, or you just want a simple way to get between sights, this hop-on hop-off bus tour makes a great option. Don’t worry about figuring out the city’s multiple bus, metro, and tram systems—instead, simply hop on and off at multiple stops to view the landmarks. Choose a 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket, and upgrade for an added river cruise and night tour.
What to Expect
Board a bus at any of the designated stops to start seeing the sights of Budapest. Your ticket is valid for 72, 48, or 24 hours, depending on the option you booked.

Settle onto the comfortable double-decker bus and enjoy panoramic views along the city-center route, listening to the informative audio commentary along the way.

Stay aboard for the full 1.5-hour loop to see everything in one go, or hop on and off at the many well-placed stops as you please. Stops include Heroes’ Square and the Parliament building, plus St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Chain Bridge, Castle Hill in Buda, and more.

All tickets include walking tours in Buda or Pest. The 48-hour Premium ticket also includes a Danube cruise, and the 3-day Deluxe ticket includes a castle shuttle and panoramic night tour.
Itinerary
Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Stops:

Red Route

1.Heroes’ Square
2.Keleti Railway Station
3.Hotel Hungaria
4.New York Cafe
5.Astoria
6.Kiraly street
7.Nyugati Railway Station
8.Parliament
9.Basilica
10.Chain Bridge
11.Petofi Square /River Cruise
12.Great Market Hall
13.National Museum
14.Király Street
15.Big Bus Customer Service Centre
16.Opera
17.Octogon/Liszt Ferenc Square
18.Heroes’ Square

Blue Route: 

1.Castle / Funicular
2.Batthyany Square
3.Margaret Island
4.Nyugati Railway Station
5.Parliament
6.Basilica
7.Chain Bridge
8.Elizabeth Square
9.Károly körút
10.Great Synagogue
11.Astoria
12.Váci Street
13.Castle / Funicular

Green Route

1.Castle / Funicular
2.Citadel
3.Castle / Funicular

Budapest Activities (operating daily; start times listed on your booking voucher):

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.

Pest side: The Pest tour begins at 11:00 am, Red line stop 15, Andrássy Avenue 3. The walk lasts 90 minutes with English live guide. You will walk along the Andrássy Avenue learning about the history of the city, visiting the Basilica, and the State Opera House as well.

Panoramic Night 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 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 (75 minutes)

Want to see Budapest’s delights from the water? One circular trip is 75 minutes and provides hop-on hop-off possibilities. Your cruise ticket is valid for an unlimited ride along the Danube river

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Reviews (1,089)
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Going on reviews we were on the wrong bus

Having had a fantastic experience with the Big Bus company in Edinburgh we had no hesitation in booking a similar day in Budapest with the same company. What a mistake we made. The bus was full to the extent that we had difficulty getting on...More

4  Thank norman1366
Reviewed 1 week ago
Much better than expected

After reading reviews was hesitant to use however found this to be one of the best we have been on. Drivers were very courteous and had good driving skills. Covered all the main attractions and was able to get a good combination deal including Vienna.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bill J
Bernadett K, Manager at Big Bus Tours Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Bill J, Thank you for your review and choosing Big Bus to explore Budapest. We are happy that you found the tour as the best way to see the city. Good to hear that you were satisfied with the service of the drivers. Hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Senior Citizens.

Found this bus service to be excellent, the ear pieces provide were very good, and the information provided was satisfactory. The weather was a bit misty when there, but plastic covers where on, not easily seen through. The hour trip on the Danube was excellent,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank greenrake
Bernadett K, Manager at Big Bus Tours Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear greenrake, Thanks a lot for your comment and choosing Big Bus to explore the city. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the bus tour with the Danube cruise. Hope you spent a nice time in the city. See you back in Budapest!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A good way to get your bearings around the city

We bought tickets as recommended by the hotel. The automated recording was hit & miss on the bus, but gave a good overview of the city and its history. A useful way to get your bearings around the city. The castle bus tour is worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank claireb1983
Bernadett K, Manager at Big Bus Tours Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear claireb1983, Thank you for your review and choosing Big Bus in Budapest. Good to hear that you found the tour as a good way to see the city. Your further suggestions regarding the tour would be appreciated. You can contact us via infobudapest@bigbustours.com. Hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hop on hop off Bus

Not to bad, our first day was on Tuesday it was chucking it down, people were rushing on to the buses to get a seat down stairs, we took our time and went up stairs with a few other hardy souls, wiped the seat dry...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eastham75
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Ksb V
15 November 2018|
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Response from alleyt1989 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Cheshire13uk | Reviewed this property |
We bought ours on the bus. They then give you a ticket which you show at venues and when you use the bus, so I assume you would use an e ticket the same. Have a great trip it's a fab place.look out for the shoes of the... More
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4 November 2018|
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Response from IanRK | Reviewed this property |
As others have stated, you download and install the app on your mobile phone, this then shows you the position on the routes that the buses are currently at. It worked fine on two of the three days we had tickets for, but on... More
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