Hop-on hop-off tour

Budapest: 24, 48 and 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Budapest: 24, 48 and 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Activity provider: Big Bus Budapest

From US$ 30.91 per person

Explore Budapest at your own pace with a 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket on this open-top hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Enjoy engaging commentary as you wonder at the views of the Hungarian Parliament Building, Margaret Bridge, and the Danube River landmarks.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 - 3 days
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Host or greeter
Audio guide included
English, German, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Dutch, French, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore Budapest at your own pace with stops covering the city's most stunning landmarks
  • Immerse yourself in engaging audio commentary as you learn about Budapest's history and present via audio commentary available in 16 languages
  • Enjoy epic views of the iconic Hungarian Parliment Building, Margaret Bridge, and the Danube River landmarks
  • Move around the city at your leisure, spending as much or as little time at each location as you wish
  • Wonder at the spectacular city views during an included optional 1-hour Danube river cruise with audio commentary available in 17 languages
Full description

Get a perfect introduction to one of the greatest cities in Europe, Budapest. Cruise around in style, hopping on and off at the more than 20 stops along carefully designed routes. Visit the city's most famous landmarks, from the magnificent Basilica, the leafy and classical Andrassy Avenue, to the magnificent Chain Bridge.

Get to know this beautiful old city from the sunny double-decker bus. Hop on the Blue Route from the Castle/Funicular to the Citadel and back. Take advantage of the Castle shuttle service, which transports explorers from the Castle/Funicular stop (located at Clark Adam Square) into the gorgeous Castle District.

Deluxe ticket holders will also enjoy a guided walking tour through the stately Pest side of the city. Experience Hungary's capital in all its glory from a Danube River cruise, with a premium or deluxe ticket, and witness Budapest from a different perspective.

All of the buses are air-conditioned during the summer and heated during the winter, providing you with the most comfortable and convenient way to explore Budapest.

  • Hop-on hop-off bus ticket valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours (depending on option selected)
  • Recorded commentary in 16 languages
  • Optional 1-hour river cruise
  • Optional Pest Walking Tour (1:00 PM departure from the Basilica)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

József Attila u. 24 Budapest 1051. Please look out for Big Bus staff members.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Due to COVID-19 measures, there may be changes in the frequency of departures, changes to routes, and reduction or removal of stops. Updated information can be found on the activity provider's website or app
  • The walking tour is in English only
  • The free river cruise on the Danube will take 70 minutes. The cruise is unlimited for the duration of your hop-on hop-off ticket and departs from Dock 6. Boat tickets will be issued at a visitors center or by hop-on hop-off staff who can exchange vouchers for valid river cruise tickets
  • Cruise departure times: 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 7:00 PM
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 1363 reviews

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Was not so easy to find the bus stops - luckily we saw the bus pass so we knew where to get on at. Buses arrive pretty much on time when u follow the schedule on the leaflet. The guys selling tickets are pretty helpful - just ask when in doubt

March 30, 2022

The bus route is great and goes by a ton of beautiful spots for sightseeing, shopping, eating and activities. The transport of it is excellent as it saves a ton of time walking, especially around the castle and the thermal baths as spots further ‘out’ on their route. The downsides are: -audio quality on the English recording is quite poor, difficult to hear and understand as unfortunately the narrator makes several mistakes -the ‘live tour guide’ did not read any of the narration and instead yelled over the microphone when stops were approaching, which completely drowned out the audio guide so it’s nearly impossible to actually listen to the tour aspect of the ride (switched buses multiple times and every guide did this as the audio guide had no stop numbers recorded into it) -despite the weather being gorgeous the temporary roof was on the bus most of this time; this roof is dangerously low with metal bars that every single person hit their head on, and make it impossible to see

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February 15, 2022

Hi We was very surprised to know that top hop on hop off bus are same operator But was not easy to find the station. Finally we understood but in our surprise the dayli ticket was included the boat cruise tooo and that was too very good and interesting. We recommend this hop on hop off buss it was not the first time and all the time we enjoy that.

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November 24, 2021

Product ID: 42526