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Big Bus: 1/2/3-Day Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Danube Cruise

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Explore Budapest on this hop-on-hop-off bus tour with a cruise along the Danube River and a guided walking tour.

Highlights

  • Explore Budapest with the 1/2/3-day hop-on hop-off bus pass and plan your itinerary with ease.

  • With 18 stops along the Red Route, board the buses arriving every 10 to 20 mins.

  • Sail on the Danube River and enjoy breathtaking views of the city from a new perspective and go on a 1-hour walking tour of Budapest with a local guide.

  • 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.

Inclusions

  • 1/2/3-day unlimited hop-on hop-off tour

  • Access to Red Route

  • Audio guide in English, German, Hungarian, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, Korean, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew, Dutch & Portuguese

  • Complimentary headphones

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • 1-hr English-guided walking tour of Budapest

  • 1-hr Danube River cruise

  • Audio guide in 8 languages (on the cruise)

Exclusions

  • Entry into attractions

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from United States, Italy, United Kingdom and over 32 countries have loved this experience
Alexander Reitze

Alexander

3/5

Jun, 2024

With a 48-hour ticket, you are expected to be able to choose your entry to the Széchenyi Baths: Either day A or day B
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Karina Rasmussen

Karina

4/5

Jun, 2024

Is smart that you just jump on and off as many times as you want. A folder about the attractions could have been good... spent a lot of time setting the headphones, so information was lost there.
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Geraldine Gibbons

Geraldine

3/5

Mar, 2024

It was lovely city,very beautiful.... But couldn't hear the person telling us about stops etc,as this wasn't said through ear phones.. Also changing a bus? Don't get that,I use these buses world wide and staff change,not the whole bus getting off asnd on to another each day,very inconvenient & as we had a disabled friend with us,was but of a problem. Having said all that staff were kind & courteous . . Ticket was extended 3 rd day,so we really appreciated this.
MAJA KEPKA

Maja

4/5

Feb, 2024

It as avaliable every 10-20 minutes, goes on every most important places to see in Budapest and cruise is in price. We just love it.
Colleen Welby

Colleen

3/5

Feb, 2024

We used it over 3 days. Experience was good and bad. In general audio was clear and had interesting facts. On one bus with a table downstairs the audio was completely stuck on Hungarian only, I got the Tour bus courier to verify this. I didn't have the option to move because I was on crutches and with a folding wheel chair to mind. Some buses had ramps ,many didn't. The steps were very high to use crutches but the staff were generally patient and helped me to get in and out. The black adhesive layer on the windows of the left side of the bus greatly obscures the view of the sights. Many people had obviously peeled some off to see. There's nothing to secure a wheelchair from rolling or falling over. One staff member let my chair fall and left it lyuout into the pathway of other passengers so I had to stay alert to warn people about the hazard of tripping over it and so I didn't enjoy that trip. It is very confusing about where the boat trips go from . Yes it is stop 2 or 13, but we got a taxi to it because of my crutches and we were not able to say dock 6 and it was not easy to find. All signs at stops could be made larger and easier to identify. The buses were clean and punctual, most of the staff were fine.

Red Route

Climb off at any of the stops on the Red Route. Learn about the history and culture of Budapest with your audio commentary available in 16 different languages.

Schedule

  • First Bus: 9am from stop #1 (Basilica)

  • Last Bus: 5pm from stop #1 (Basilica)

  • Frequency: every 10-20mins

  • Popular stops: Chain Bridge, Heroes’ Square, Matthias Church, Parliament

Please click here for a detailed route map and boarding points.

You can join a tour at any stop and hop on and off for the duration of your ticket.

Guided walking tour

If you wish to get a first-row seat to Budapest's ancient history and culture, then make the most of the complimentary walking tour led by an English-speaking expert guide.

Schedule

  • Departs at 11am from stop #1 (Basilica)

  • Ends at 12pm from stop #2 (Chain Bridge)

  • Duration: 1 hour

Danube River cruise

Pass through many of the iconic landmarks such as the Hungarian Parliament, the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge that beautifully spans across the Danube.

Schedule

  • First cruise: 11am from dock 6 (Pesti alsó rkp. 8. 1052 Budapest, closest to stop #13)

  • Last cruise: 5pm from dock 6 (Pesti alsó rkp. 8. 1052 Budapest, closest to stop #13)

  • Frequency: every 1 hour

What's not allowed

  • Due to cruise restrictions, pets cannot tag along for Danube River cruise.

Accessibility

  • The buses are wheelchair accessible.

  • Require special accommodations for your disability? Rest assured as you can contact the service provider and they'll try to assist you.

Additional information

  • Your free river cruise is included for the entire duration of your hop-on hop-off ticket.

  • Please note that a minimum of 10 passengers are required for the boat tour.

  • The hop-on hop-off pass covers Danube River cruises until 5pm. If you want to join a later sailing, there's a small extra fee of 2,000 HUF.

  • Your pets are welcome on the buses only in closed baskets, cages or pet carriers.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

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

River Cruise details:

  • Departure point: Dock 6 - Pesti alsó rkp. 8., 1052 Budapest - Get Directions to the departure point

  • Look for the red Big Bus sign. Closest stop: #13 - Váci Street.

  • How to redeem: Please present your ticket to Big Bus Tours staff before joining the river cruise.

  • Other information: You can join the cruise as many times as you want within the validity period of the ticket. Cruises will only depart if there are 10 or more passengers. Pets are not permitted.

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