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Budapest Baths Tickets

Treat yourself to a day of relaxation at the Budapest Baths. Unwind at the wonderful hot springs, saunas, and steam cabins, or treat yourself to a massage with Budapest Bath tickets. Your experience would also include skip-the-line entry, VIP access, and live entertainment.Budapest Baths Tickets

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Full-day entrance ticket
Guided Tour of the Pálinka Museum
1 shot of pálinka (Hungarian spirit) or an alcohol-free beverage for tasting at the Pálinka Museum
Private cabin (optional)
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Széchenyi Spa ticket: full-day access
Private cabin
2-hour Danube River cruise
Buffet dinner
Drinks: 1 glass of Hungarian sparkling wine and 1 glass of wine, beer or soft drink
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Full-day access to Széchenyi Spa
Skip-the-line access at the entrance
Aroma/Long Refreshing massage
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Budapest Baths Tickets Guide

Budapest is widely known as the ‘spa city’ since it is home to about 123 natural hot springs. This drew in the Romans who used them for relaxation and medicinal purposes during the first century AD.  Today, the city boasts more than a dozen thermal spas which draw in millions of visitors each year. Here is a guide to buying Budapest bath tickets, the best time to visit, what to expect, and more. 

Post-COVID-19 Safety Measures at Budapest Baths 

  • A vaccination certificate or Covid pass is mandatory for visitors to enter the Budapest thermal baths.
  • All the best spas in the city have adopted reduced capacity. 
  • Booking tickets in advance and cashless payments are encouraged. 
  • Masks are mandatory indoors, except in the pools and baths. 
  • All visitors must shower in hot water before and after the baths. 
  • Maintaining a distance of 6 meters from each other is mandatory indoors. 

All Your Budapest Baths Tickets Options

Budapest Baths are available at various spas. Széchenyi Baths and Gellért Baths are the two most popular spas in the city. They offer benefits such as private bath areas, full-day baths, skip-the-line entry, locker access, and combo experiences that allow you to get the best experience. 

Széchenyi Baths

Gellért Thermal Baths

Combo Tickets

The Széchenyi Baths (Szecska: Széchenyi Gyógyfürdő) is the largest and one of the most famous baths in Hungary. It has 27 pools and more than 20,000 customers visit every day. The Szechenyi Bath has three outdoor pools, one indoor children's pool, two thermal pools with whirlpools, eleven thermal bathtubs (two for cardiovascular diseases), twelve pools for water-massage (two are covered by roofs), and ten steam baths (four saunas). Depending on the Széchenyi Bath tickets you opt for, you can expect a variety of benefits such as skip-the-line access, private cabins, locker facilities, massages, and more.

Recommended Experiences 

Spend a whole day relaxing at the famous Budapest Baths, Széchenyi Spa. Enjoy skip-the-line access and get direct entry into the spa. You can choose between a private cabin or a locker for your experience. 
Indulge in a 45 minute VIP massage and soak in the medicinal natural hot springs at Széchenyi’s Spa. With this experience, enjoy a private cabin, skip-the-line entry, and a free guided tour of Hungary’s Pálinka Museum. 
The Gellért Thermal Baths are not just a place where people bathe in thermal water and relax – but also a museum with centuries of history and tradition behind it. These maths were made partly indoors (and therefore covered) because Gellért Hill gets quiet cold at night; however, they keep some open-air pools too (even today). The Gellért Baths' G-Classic open-Air Bath is known for its fantastic scenic view overlooking Gellért Hill, Gellért Square, and the Danube River. Depending on the experience you opt for, you'll enjoy various benefits such as locker access, VIP treatment, massages, locker access, private cabins and more.

Recommended Experiences 

Spend a wonderful time at the Gellért Bath complex. This ticket includes access to a full-day spa with skip-the-line entry, a private locker, and an optional massage. 
This ticket includes fast-track access to the Gellért Bath, and a 50-minute harmony aroma massage in a private cabin for you and your loved one. 
Combo tickets are ideal for those looking to see more of Budapest while they are on a budget and tight schedule. Enjoy top experiences in the city, including not just a spa day at Budapest Baths, but Danube cruises or a visit to the Parliament building.

Recommended Experiences 

On this combo trip, enjoy a delightful 2-hour dinner cruise with live music along the Danube River, with a private cabin at the Széchenyi Spa.

Plan Your Visit to Budapest Baths

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What are the timings for Budapest Baths?
Each spa has its own timings. The best in the city and their opening hours are: 
Széchenyi Bath: Every day from 9:00 to 19:00 (last entry at 18:00). Thermal facilities are open every day from 9:00 to 22:00 (pool exit at 21:45 pm).
Gellert Bath: Monday to Sunday 6:00 to 20:00 and massage hours starts from 9:00 to 18:00
Lukacs Bath: Monday to Sunday 9:00 to 19:00
Rudas Bath: Monday to Sunday 6:00 to 20:00 
When are Budapest Baths closed?
Gellért Baths are closed until further notice. Széchenyi Bath, Lukacs Bath, and Rudas Bath are open every day of the year. 
What is the best time to visit the Budapest Baths?
Early mornings from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM are the best time to visit the Budapest Baths as they are not crowded. It is best to avoid going to the pools from 10:00 to afternoons since they tend to get quite crowded.  Summer months (June to September) are popular for midday and afternoon baths. 
How long can you stay inside a thermal bath?
Most Budapest Baths tickets are timed for 20-75 minutes. However, it is recommended that you stay in the bath for at least 20 minutes. 
Where are Budapest Baths located?
There are various spas to experience Budapest Baths. 
How can I get to the Budapest Baths?
All the important Budapest Baths are around the Danube River. You can use a ferry, train, or subway to access them easily. Here is how you can get to the most famous baths: 
  • Széchenyi Thermal Bath: The nearest subway station is Széchenyi fürdő, and from there you need to walk for 5 minutes to the bath. 
  • Gellert Bath: Szent Gellért tér is the nearest subway stop and Szent Gellért tér - Műegyetem M is the closest tram stop. The bath is only 5 minutes from either stop. 
  • Lukacs Bath: Szent Lukács Gyógyfürdő is the closest tram stop and the bath is located just opposite to the stop. 
  • Rudas Bath: Rudas Gyógyfürdő is the closest tram and bus stop. The bath is a 10-minute walk from the stop. 
Is parking available at the Budapest Baths?
Not all baths have parking or valets. However, there are paid parking spaces available near all Budapest Baths.
Are the Budapest Baths wheelchair accessible?
Yes, all the baths in Budapest are wheelchair accessible. There are fewer stairs and lifts, which makes most of the paths and pools wheelchair friendly. 
Is there a dress code at Budapest Baths? 
You are required to wear suitable clothes or a swimsuit in the corridors, outside, pools, saunas, and steam rooms. Flip flops /slippers need to be worn in and around the baths at all times. You can also hire or rent flip-flops and swimwear. 
Is photography permitted at Budapest Baths? 
You can take panoramic photos in the baths and pools but photos with the people in the pool need permission. 

Budapest Baths Highlights

Your experience at baths in Budapest is going to be relaxing and rejuvenating. Here are the top activities you can indulge in at the best baths in Budapest.

Thermal Baths

Budapest was once known as "the queen of water", which makes thermal springs a great surprise. The heat coming from the ground under Budapest helps supply hot water that flows into all of Budapest's unique spas. Budapest's mineral water is used to treat many common ailments, health conditions, including digestive problems and skin diseases.

Sauna

Specially designed saunas have been created for recreation and relaxation. They are created to cater to the growing need, providing customers with an ideal environment to get rid of daily stress while receiving health benefits at the same time. 

Steam Baths

Steam baths in Budapest are beautiful, mystical, and very relaxing. They have the perfect mixture of the quaintness of a new but also with an old-world experience.  Their steam baths make you sweat so you can cleanse your body of all those germs and bacteria on your skin, but it goes even deeper than that though because it helps ease the pain with its anti-inflammatory properties, which is great if you're having muscle aches or headaches.

Swimming Pools

Swimming is healthy for the heart and soul and swimming pools in Budapest are particularly therapeutic due to their historical significance. Most Swimming pools in Budapest were built around 100 years ago during the Austro-Hungarian Empire and hence they have become very popular tourist attractions due to their regal history and architectural beauty.

All the Best Baths in Budapest

Széchenyi Bath

This massive spa complex contains 12 thermal pools inside a neo-baroque building with ornate staircases, colonnades, roof terraces, halls with columns decorated with stucco ornaments. The thermal baths were built by the architect Alajos Hauszmann between 1902 and 1904 during Hungary’s turn-of-the-century period of urban renewal.

Gellért Baths

The Gellért Bath and Spa is a famous 4-star hotel in Budapest that has two thermal baths (one indoor and one outdoor) as well as an additional pool that serves as the swimming pool during the summer. The spa operated continuously for over 100 years until its renovation was completed in 2013. 

Lukacs Baths

The Lukacs Bath is a large and beautiful bath complex located in Budapest's 14th district on the Buda side of the city. The thermal baths were built by the architect Ferenc Medgyaszay during Hungary’s turn-of-the-century period of urban renewal. Like most thermal baths in Budapest, it offers both indoor and outdoor pools, as well as pools with various temperatures that are fed by natural springs.

Rudas Baths

The Rudas Baths are among Budapest's oldest thermal baths, first established by Suleiman the Magnificent in 1550. The Turkish-style bath complex has three separate pools (two hot and one cold), which are located alongside each other to allow for easy transition between them. Each pool is uniquely decorated with stone columns, arches, and colorful ceramic tiles. 

Top Things To Do In Budapest

Here are the other things to do in Budapest to help you plan an itinerary: 

Danube Cruises

These cruises are a one-of-a-kind experience that combines the history of Hungary with the stunning scenery along the river bank. Some of the sights you will see include the statue of Szent Gellért, Danube Promenade, the Hungarian Parliament Building, and the Buda Castle. Book Danube Cruises

Budapest Parliament

The Budapest Parliament is an important and visually striking part of Budapest's architecture. It was built between 1885 and 1904 in Gothic revival style, partly to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the Magyar expedition to the Carpathian Basin. It boasts a green dome with eight sides, which sits above an octagonal base. The design comes from the classic European tradition, but the large-scale structure looks modern and sleek from afar. Book Budapest Parliament tours

 Budapest Baths Tickets FAQs

Are Budapest Baths tickets available online now?

Yes, you can purchase your Budapest Baths tickets online to get exciting discounts. It is recommended that you pre-book your tickets online to get your preferred date and time of visit.

What safety measures are in place at Budapest Baths?

Mandatory vaccinations certificate from visitors, reduced capacity, mandatory masks except in pools and saunas, social distancing measures, and mandatory hot showers before and after use of baths are some measures taken at Budapest Baths to maintain the safety of the visitors. 

What are the different types of Budapest Baths tickets?

While purchasing Budapest Baths tickets you can choose between skip-the-line tickets that allow you to skip the long waiting lines at the ticket booths,  private cabins, VIP massages, couples’ private baths, and combo tickets. 

Are discounts available on Budapest Baths tickets?

Yes, you can get discounts on certain Budapest Bath tickets. However, there are no discounted tickets for children, students, or senior citizens. 

Is skip-the-line access available with my Budapest Bath tickets?

Yes, most spas offer skip-the-line tickets which help you access the baths without the hassle of standing in the long lines at the ticket booths. 

What are Budapest Baths’ opening hours?

Each spa has its own timings. The best in the city and their opening hours are: 
Széchenyi Bath: Every day from 9:00 to 19:00  (last entry at 18:00). Thermal facilities are open every day from 9:00 to 22:00 (pool exit at 21:45 pm).
Gellert Bath: Monday to Sunday 6:00 to 20:00 and massage hours starts from 9:00 to 18:00
Lukacs Bath: Monday to Sunday 9:00 to 19:00
Rudas Bath: Monday to Sunday 6:00 to 20:00 

How do I get to the Budapest Baths?

All the important Budapest Baths are around the Danube River. You can use a ferry train or subway to access them easily. Here is how you can get to the most famous baths: 
  • Széchenyi Thermal Bath: The nearest subway station is Széchenyi fürdő, and from there you need to walk for 5 minutes to the bath. 
  • Gellert Bath: Szent Gellért tér is the nearest subway stop and Szent Gellért tér - Műegyetem M is the closest tram stop. The bath is only 5 minutes from either stops. 
  • Lukacs Bath: Szent Lukács Gyógyfürdő is the closest tram stop and the bath is located just opposite to the stop. 
  • Rudas Bath: Rudas Gyógyfürdő is the closest tram and bus stop. The bath is a 10-minute walk from the stop. 

What is the best time to visit Budapest Baths?

Early mornings from 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM are the best time to visit the Budapest Baths as they are not crowded. It is best to avoid going to the pools around 10:00 AM to afternoon since get quite crowded.

Are Budapest Baths wheelchair accessible?

Yes, all the baths in Budapest are wheelchair accessible. There are fewer stairs and lifts, which makes most of the paths and pools wheelchair friendly. 

Is photography allowed at Budapest Baths?

You can take panoramic photos in the baths and pools but now the people in the pool with permission.

Is there a dress code at the Budapest Baths?

You are required to wear suitable clothes or a swimsuit in the corridors, outside, pools, saunas, and steam rooms. Flip flops /slippers need to be worn in and around the baths at all times. You can also hire or rent flip-flops and swimwear. 
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