Big Bus: Hop On Hop Off Bus with Optional Vltava Cruise
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Big Bus: Hop On Hop Off Bus with Optional Vltava Cruise

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  • Explore over 20 designated stops along 2 carefully designed routes on a bus departing every 20-30 minutes
  • Reduce the stress of planning your travel simply by hopping on and off at any one of the stops
  • Discover the hidden secrets of Budapest on a complimentary guided walking tour of Pest
  • Once onboard, enjoy free wi-fi and fleeting views of adored sights from the open-air decks
  • The bus crosses revered landmarks like the Parliament, Margaret Island, Heroe’s Square, and Chain Bridge
  • Stay captivated throughout with audio guide commentary available onboard in several languages
  • Choose to add a cruise on the Danube River or a night tour that allows you to witness the city sparkle
  • With extended validity for 6 months, you can keep your plan of action ready
  • Click here for detailed route map and boarding points


  • 24/48/72hrs hop-on-hop-off bus pass
  • Audioguide in 23 languages
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary guided walking tour
  • River cruise (optional)
  • Night tour (optional)
  • Buda Castle Return Shuttle (optional)


  • Entry into attractions
  • Meals

super flexible cancellation policy

Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule

why you should get on board

Everybody always seems to be in such a hurry; somehow, there is always so much to see and do. However short or long your trip may be, time is precious, and in order to conserve it all one needs to do is hop on and hop off! Exploring the city on a bus means you’ll be connected to different routes, making it easier to jump from one attraction to another. Doubled with convenience and budget, you can be sure to make the most of your time with a simple bus tour.

Budapest has a Bohemian soul and carries about itself the air of melancholia, showcasing a wealth of UNESCO World Heritage sites, steamy thermal baths, wide boulevards and architectural marvels in a variety of styles from the Romans and the Ottomans to the Habsburgs and the Soviets. Take things to the next level by opting for a cruise along the Danube River which slices through the city, dividing it into Buda and Pest. Many of Budapest’s most iconic monuments are beautifully lit in the evenings, giving you all the more reason to add on the night tour which will truly unveil a whole new face of the city.

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Audio Guide Languages

Hungarian, English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew, Brazilian Portuguese, Czech, Romanian, Croatian, Dutch and Norwegian

Discounted Tickets

Children aged 5 - 15 enjoy reduced prices on their tickets

Ticket Information

The ticket includes the following variants that you can choose from:

  • 24hr Standard Ticket
  • 48hr Standard Ticket + Cruise
  • 72hr Standard Ticket + Cruise & Night Tour

Bus Schedule

Click here for detailed route map and boarding points

Red Route

  • Popular stops on the route are Váci Street, Parliament, Chain Bridge, Gellért Baths, and National Museum
  • Frequency: Every 20 - 25min
  • First bus at 9 AM from Heroe’s Square and the last bus is at 4 PM
  • Tour Duration: 1hr 37min

Blue Route

  • Popular stops on the route are Citadel, Castle Garden, and Castle Hill Funicular
  • Frequency: Every 30min
  • First bus at 9:30 AM from Castle/Funicular and the last bus is at 4 PM
  • Tour Duration: 30min

Complimentary Pest Walking Tour

  • Meeting Point: Stop #12, red route - Big Bus Customer Service Centre/Basilica
  • Tour Timings: 11 AM - 12:30 PM

Danube Cruise

  • Pass By: Parliament, National Theatre, Chain Bridge and Royal Palace
  • Frequency: Every 90min
  • First boat at 1 PM from Dock 11 (stop #14, red route) and the last boat is at 9 PM
  • Tour Duration: 75min
  • Includes: Audio guide commentary in 11 languages
  • Note: All boats have toilet facilities and refreshments available for an additional purchase

Night Tour (Purple Route)

  • Meeting Point: Stop #12 - Big Bus Customer Service Centre/Basilica
  • Departure Time: 6 PM
  • Duration: 60min
  • Note: This is a panoramic tour without hop-on-hop-off

Buda Castle Return Shuttle

  • Popular stops on the route are Fisherman’s Bastion, Royal Palace, and Castle Garden
  • Frequency: 8 - 10min
  • First bus at 9:30 AM from Castle/Funicular (stop #7, red route) and the last bus is at 5 PM
  • Tour Duration: 22 - 25min
  • Note: The shuttle can be used once within the valid period and is only available with the 72hr ticket option

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Bus Tour

No printout required! Just show your mobile voucher to the driver and collect your bus ticket

Boat Tour

  • The tour departs from Dock 11 (stop #14, red route)
  • Address: Budapest, Jane Haining Rakpart, Dokk 11, 1052 Hungary

Night Tour

  • The tour departs from Big Bus Customer Service Centre/Basilica (stop #12, red route)
  • Please note that this is not a hop-on-hop-off tour


Valid for 24, 48, or 72hrs from first use (based on option selected). Expires in 6 months from the date of purchase.

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