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Types of Budapest Passes, Price, Buying Info


The Budapest Card can come handy when you are visiting the city for a couple of days and will be doing lots of sightseeing, and museum hopping.

The included free use of the public transport network makes that easier and more budget friendly. You'll also get a free sightseeing application for mobiles and tablets that covers 13 thematic tours.

What is a Budapest Card?

The Card can save you a lot of money. This small plastic card entitles the holder to benefit from its included services:

the city card


  • unlimited travel on public transport,
  • free and discounted sightseeing tours,

  • discounts in certain restaurants, spas, shops, car rental, and numerous other places,

  • free or discounted entry to many museums and sights,

  • free mobile application with 13 thematic routes and audio guiding.

The card also comes with a pocket sized brochure with maps of Buda and Pest, and the Budapest metro system. The brochure tells you in details how to use the card and includes all the benefits you're entitled to.

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48-hour Budapest Card

How Much Does a Budapest Card cost?

You can buy your Budapest pass for 3 different durations with the same services and discounts.

Cards Valid from 01. April 2014.

with Free Delivery to Your Hotel in Budapest

Each card includes a free entry to the Lukács Thermal Bath, and free travel on public transportation in Budapest, free admission to 8 museums.



Most Important Discounts:

  • Public Transportation: Combino tramUnlimited travel on the Public Transport Services.

  • Free Entry to the following Budapest Museums:

    • Museum of Fine Arts, Dózsa György út 41. (Heroes' Square), district XIV.

    • Hungarian National Gallery, Szent György tér 2., Buda Royal Palace A-B-C-D buildings

    • Budapest Museum of History, Buda Royal Palace, district I.

    • New Budapest Gallery in the Whale, Fővám tér 10-12., district IX.,

    • Kiscelli Museum, Kiscelli utca 108. Óbuda, district III.

    • Vasarely Museum, Szent Lélek tér 6. Óbuda, district III.

    • Hopp Ferenc East-Asian Museum, Andrássy út 103. district VI.

    • Aquincum Museum and Archaeological Park,Szentendrei út 135. Óbuda, district III.

  • 20 % discount to the Budapest Zoo & Botanical Gardens.

  • Free Entry to the Lukács Bath.

  • Two Guided Walking Tours for Free (one in Buda the other in Pest)- Tours depart:

    • every odd days at 10:30 at the Holy Trinity statue (Szentháromság szobor) in Buda Castle.

    • every even days at Deák Ferenc Square in the Pest side, in front of the Tourist Information Center at 10:30 (Sütő street)
      Tours last about 2 hours.

  • 10% - 50% discounts to many museums, sights, cafes and restaurants.

  • You also get a 100-page guide in Hungarian, English, German and Italian languages listing where the Budapest Card is accepted, as well as giving you tips on what to visit in Budapest!


When is it Worth Buying a Budapest Card?

If you come for 2-3 days and plan to see lots of attractions, travel a lot on public transport services, the City Card is good value for you.



Buy Your Card Online - Free Delivery To Your Hotel in Budapest!

The simplest way is to buy it online here. Just select which type of card you need (24-hour: 16.06 EUR/4 500 HUF, 48-hour : 28.21 EUR/7 500 HUF, or 72-hour: 31.80 EUR/8 900 HUF).

You can use all major credit cards for paying through the secure online system.

Your card will be delivered to your hotel. It will be handed to you at the hotel reception upon your arrival.

TIP: Get the following programs at discount student price when buying a Budapest card.

The City Card is also available at many places throughout Budapest:

  • at major metro ticket offices, (e.g. Nyugati Train Station, Keleti Train Station, Déli Train Station),

  • at the airport: Look for the Budapestinfo Points at Terminal 2A (open: 8.00-23.00) and 2B (open: 10.00-22.00)

  • at tourist information offices (Tourinform: Sütő utca 2., district V., Tourinform Oktogon :Liszt Ferenc tér 9-11., district VI.),

  • at travel agencies, and

  • in hotels.


Validity of the Cards

card sampleThe card expires after 24, 48 or 72 hours from the precise time you validated the card. Only cards with the date of purchase and the holder's signature are valid. Please sign the card

The current cards are valid from 1st April 2014. till 31st March 2015.

TIP: In case to discounts to restaurants and cafes that are part of the card's current discount system, not only the card holder but other guests (family members, friends) in her/his company are entitled to the lower prices.

Please show your card to the waiter when you select form the menu and make your order.

Where Can You Buy a Budapest Card?

Although you can buy your Budapest passes at main metro ticket offices, tourist information bureaus, travel agencies, and hotels, the most convenient way of getting your card is buying it online. It will be delivered to your hotel where you will receive it at the reception.

Where Can You Get Discounts With Your Card?

Note: the list isn't complete - for the most up-to-date information on discounts please visit the card's official website.


Public Transport

You can travel on all public transport services free of charge within the boundaries of Budapest (traveling on the Funicular up and down to Buda Castle, or the Chairlift-Libegő on János Hill are not included in this discount). When an inspector asks you to show your ticket, present her/him your Card.

Note: citizens of European Union countries aged 65 and up can use all public transport lines for free in Budapest (they have to show a valid ID to verify age and EU member nationality if asked by a ticket inspector.

Show more Find out more about how to Travel in Budapest.

Sightseeing and Sights- Budapest Pass Discounts

Walking Tour in Buda (Szentháromság tér 6., Buda Castle, district I.)
100 %
Walking Tour in Pest (, Andrássy út 3., district V.)
100 %
the Labyrinth in Castle District
25 %
guided tour in the Opera House ( Andrássy út 22, district VI.)
20 %
Riverride Budapest Sightseeing on Land & Water (Széchenyi István tér 7/8., district V.)
10 %
Legenda Sightseeing Cruise (Vigadó tér dock 7.)
20 %
Legenda Dinner Cruise with sightseeing (Vigadó tér dock 7.)
10 %
Big Bus Hop on Hop off Bus Tours
30 %
City Tour Hop on Hop Bus Tours
20 %
Programcentrum Hop on Hop off Bus Tours
20 %
Yellow Zebra Segway and bike tours & rentals (Lázár u. 16., district VI.)
10-30 %
Absolute Walking Tours (Lázár u. 16., district VI.)
10-30 %
City Segway Tours
30 %
Synagogue in Dohány Street
14-27 %
Memento Park-Red Star Tour and Direct Transfer & Guiding
20 %
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden
25 %
Tropicarium in Campona Shopping Mall
30 %


Other Attractions, Special Experiences

Children's Railway (a unique sightseeing on rail in the Buda Hills)
50 %
Offroad Segway Tours at Normafa (Eötvös u. 59., district 12.)
20 %
Sweet Escape-Live Escape Game ( Szinyei Merse utca 30., district VI.)
20 %
Bringóhintó (family cycle) on Margaret Island
30 %

see an overview of top attractions and browse recommended Budapest City Tours.

Programs, Events in Budapest

Budapest Park summer concerts (SoroksárI út 60., district IX.)
Budapest Summer Festival
20 %
Center of Scientific Wonders (Csodák Palotája, inside Campona Mall: Nagytétényi út 37-43.)
30 %
Tropicarium (Csodák Palotája, inside Campona Mall: Nagytétényi út 37-43.)
30 %
Danube Symphonic Concert with Cimbalom Show
10 %
Organ Concerts in St. Stephen's Basilica
10 %
Water Tower (Margaret Island)
20 %
RAM Colosseum (Kárpát u. 23. district XII.)
30 %
Opera performances in the Hungarian State Opera (Andrássy út 22. district VI.)
10 %
Hungária Orchestra & Folk Ensemble
10 %

Find out more about Budapest Concerts, and find other interesting programs throughout the year on our Events calendar page.

Museums (see complete list on the seller's site when you buy the card)

Museum of Fine Arts, (Dózsa György út 41./Heroes' Square, district XIV.)
100 %
Hungarian National Gallery (Royal Palace, Buda A-B-C-D buildings)
100 %
New Budapest Gallery in the Whale, Fővám tér 10-12.
100 %
Budapest History Museum-Castle Museum (Buda Castle, Wings E)
100 %
Aquincum Museum and Archaeological Park,Szentendrei út 135. Óbuda, district III.
100 %
Hopp Ferenc East-Asian Museum, Andrássy út 103. district VI.
100 %
Vasarely Museum, Szent Lélek tér 6. Óbuda, district III.
100 %
Kiscelli Museum, Kiscelli utca 108. Óbuda, district III.
100 %
Art Hall (Műcsarnok)
20 %
Hungarian National Museum ( Múzeum krt. 14-16., district VIII.)
20 %
Museum of Applied Arts (Üllői út 33-37., district IX.)
20 %
Hungarian Heritage House - Museum of Applied Hungarian Folk Art (Fő utca 6., district I.)
50 %
Hungarian Jewish Museum & Archives Dohány u. 2., district VII.)
14-27 %
Holocaust Memorial Center (Páva u. 39., district IX.)
50 %
House of Terror Museum
20 %
Memento Park-Statue Park Museum
20 %
Petőfi Literary Museum ( Károlyi u. 16., district V.)
50 %
Hospital in the Rock ( Lovas út 4/c., district I.) 30 %

Thermal Baths, Swimming Pools, Outdoor Baths & Lidos*

Gellért Thermal Bath & Swimming Pool
10 %
Széchenyi Thermal bath & Swimming Pool
10 %
Lukács Bath
100 %
Király Bath
20 %
Veli Bej Bath
Rudas Bath
20 %
Palatinus Beach
Római Lido
20 %
Aquaworld (Íves út 16. , district IV.)
30 %

* The discount is always on the full-price ticket with cabin rental.

TIP: You'll find information about Spas on this page.

Other Pages Related to Entertainment in Budapest:

View of the Parliament building and the Danube

Cultural Venues in Budapest

Budapest Opera House

Budapest Cinemas

Budapest Nightclubs

Children Activities in Budapest

Budapest Parks

City Park

Budapest City Centre


Restaurants - Eat and drink for 10 % -30 % less with your BP Card in the following places

Cafe Dorottya (Dorottya utca 1., district V.)
30 %
Colombus Ship Jazz Club (Vigadó tér Pier 4)
20 %
Gellért Espresso
30 %
Gellért Panorama Restaurant & Brasserie (Szent Gellért tér 1., Danubius Hotel Gellért)
30 %
Halászbástya Restaurant ( Fishermen's Bastion, northern tower)
20 %
Kispipa Restaurant (Akácfa u. 38., district VII.)
30 %
Spoon Cafe & Lounge ( Vigadó tér dock 3., district V.)
20 %
Matthias Cellar Restaurant (Március 15. tér 7., Pest Danube bank)
20 %
Karpatia Restaurant, Brasserie and Terrace (Ferenciek tere 7-8., district V.)
20 %
Kürtőskalács Cafe (Váci utca 31., district V.)
20 %
Városliget Cafe && Bar (Olof Palme sétány 5., district XIV.)
10 %
Vénhajó Restaurant (Dock 2. near Chain Bridge Pest side)
20 %

Find out more about Budapest Restaurants in general, see our selection of Best Restaurants in Budapest and browse our hand-picked Hungarian Restaurants in Budapest.

Show more See also recommended places for Wine Tasting in Budapest.



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