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Budapest Card: Public Transport, 30+ Top Attractions & Tours

Budapest Card: Public Transport, 30+ Top Attractions & Tours

From US$ 23.59 per person

The Budapest Card is the Hungarian capital’s official city pass, the key to the city. This practical travel companion provides access to a set of services free of charge or at a reduced price designed for travelers visiting Budapest.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Make use of free public transport within Budapest
  • Enjoy free entrance into the Lukács Thermal Bath
  • Get free entrance into several museums
  • Receive discounts of up to 50% for other museums, tours and attractions
  • Take a free walking tour in English
Full description

Simply pick up your card at one of the Budapestinfo tourist information centers and start exploring and using free public transportation.

Some of the most popular museums that can be visited free of charge with the Budapest Card:

• Hungarian National Gallery

• Hungarian National Museum

• Museum of Fine Arts

• Budapest History Museum – Castle Museum

• Memento Park – Statue Park Museum

• Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center

• House of Hungarian Photographers – Mai Manó House

• Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art

• Budapest History Museum – Aquincum Museum

• Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts

• Vasarely Museum

• Budapest History Museum – Kiscell Museum

• Bartók Memorial House

• Budapest History Museum – Budapest Gallery

• Museum of Military History

• Hungarian Museum of Trade and Catering

• Museum of Óbuda

• Goldberger Textile Industry Collection

Some of the attractions that can be visited free of charge or with a discount:

• Free visit of the Budatower

• Pálvölgyi Cave

• 50% discount at the Liszt Ferenc Academy, if you take a guided tour

• 40% discount at the Duna Corso Sightseeing Boat through Budapest

• 20% discount for a hop-on hop-off tour of Program Centrum

• Free access to St. Lukács Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool

• 20% discount at the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, St. Gellért Thermal Bath, Aquaworld or the Rudas Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool

• 1 free ride on Zugliget Chairlift

Includes
  • Budapest City Card
  • Free public transport within Budapest, including on the Bus 200E to/from the airport terminals
  • Free entrance to 19 museums
  • Free luggage storage at a central location
  • Discounts up to 50 % at baths, sights, churches, museums, restaurants, bars, sightseeing tours, boat trips, concerts, and sights

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    You must collect your Budapest Cards from the below Budapestinfo Points (you must bring your voucher): • Budapestinfo Point Terminal 2A Liszt Ferenc Budapest Airport Terminal 2A E-mail: repter2a@budapestbrand.hu Opening hours: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM • Budapestinfo Point Terminal 2B Liszt Ferenc Budapest Airport Terminal 2B E-mail: repter2b@budapestbrand.hu Opening hours: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM • Budapestinfo Point Városháza Park Hütte 1052 Budapest, Városháza Park E-mail: suto@budapestbrand.hu Opening hours: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Your GetYourGuide voucher must be exchanged for the physical Budapest card before use
    • Citizens of Hungary or other EU, EEA Member States or Switzerland, aged 65+ can use the public transportation in Budapest free of charge with an identity card or passport
    • The 72-hour Budapest Card Junior, for children aged between 6-18, needs to be proved by photo ID
    • The services included in the Budapest Card can only be used after the card has been validated with a signature and a starting date on the back. The cards are valid for 24/48/72/96/120 hours from the exact time (hour) of the first use. The free services and discounts can be obtained during the period of validity
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

    based on 331 reviews

    Review summary

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    • Value for money
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    • Safety
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    • Service
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    Budapest card is definitely worth buying but you need to plan your trip well, to not feel like you are missing out on what is included, meaning We felt stressed we couldn't do it all, budapest is huge and amazing full of things to see and do. Its handy to have the free public transport included in the card, we did some museums included too and it had a guide tours included but we didn't see that until it started so we missed it.

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    January 25, 2022

    Map for all public transport in Budapest. Then you do not have to worry about buying tickets for bus and train You can book before the trip. You can exchange vouchers at the airport for Budapest card. This also applies to transport from the airport and into the city center. Bus 200E and change to metro. The bus runs almost around the clock.

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    October 9, 2021

    You can use all public transport. Discount or free admission to attractions. Free shuttle to airport! Was afraid it wouldn't work, but with 1 phone call everything was arranged, and the taxi was on time. Super! Unfortunately, when picking up the card, we did not receive a notification that metro line 3 is out of order. It would have been helpful if they had said that. Also the bus line 27 to the Citadelle was not running. Citadel was under renovation, but this has not been said either. Too bad, we searched for the bus for a while, until a nice man told us it wasn't driving, and it wouldn't be worth going to the Citadel now. Everything would also be closed.

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    October 1, 2021

    Product ID: 187335