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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 thaat easier and more budget friendly.

What is a Budapest Card?

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

the city card


  • unlimited travel on public transport,

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

  • sightseeing tour for half price

  • free or discounted entry to 60 museums and several sights.

The card 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 7 museums.



Most Important Discounts:

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

  • Free Entry to the following Budapest Museums:

    • Museum of Fine Arts

    • Budapest Museum of History

    • Aquincum Museum

    • Kiscelli Museum

    • Vasarely Museum

    • Hungarian National Gallery

    • Hungarian National Museum

  • 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 to Budapest for 2-3 days and plan to see lots of attractions, travel a lot on public transport services, the Budapest 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 Budapest card will be deilvered 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 Budapest 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.

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. For the Chairlift to János Hegy you get a 10 % discount on the fare. When an inspector asks you to show your ticket, present her/him your Budapest 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

Matthias Church
-10 %
the Labyrinth in Castle District
-25 %
Look-out Tower of St. Stephen's Basilica
-20 %
guided tour in the Opera House
-20 %
Riverride Budapest Sightseeing on Land & Water (1054 Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 7/8.)
-10 %
Yellow Zebra Bike Tours & Rentals
-30 %
Absolute Walking Tour
-30 %
City Segway Tours
-30 %
Synagogue in Dohány Street
-10 %
Memento Park-Red Star Tour and Direct Transfer & Guiding
-40 %
Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden
-20 %
Tropicarium in Campona Shopping Mall
-30 %


Other Attractions, Special Experiences

Pál-völgyi and Szemlő-hegyi Caves
-50 %
Bringóhintó (family cycle) on Margaret Island
-30 %

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

Programs, Events in Budapest

Budapest Summer Festival
-20 %

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
-10 %
Museum of Ethnography
-20 %
Budapest History Museum-Castle Museum (Buda Castle, Wings E)
-20 %
Aquincum Museum Szentendrei út 135., district III., Óbuda)
-50 %
Hungarian Museum of Trade & Tourism
-20 %
Hungarian House of Photography (Nagymező u. 20., VI. district)
5 %-10 %
Jewish Museum Dohány u. 2., district VII.)
-10 %
Holocaust Memorial Center (Páva u. 39., district IX.)
-50 %
Medieval Jewish Prayer House (Táncsics Mihály u. 26., Castle District)
-50 %
House of Terror Museum
-20 %
Ferenc Hopp Musuem of Eastern Asiatic Art (Andrássy út 103, district VI.)
-20 %
Béla Bartók Memorial House (Csalán út 29., district II.)
-50 %
Ferenc Liszt Memorial Museum (Vörösmarty u. 35., district VI. in the old Academy of Music)
-20 %
Palace of Art (Műcsarnok)
-20 %

Thermal Baths, Swimming Pools, Outdoor Baths & Lidos*

Gellért Thermal Bath & Swimming Pool
-10 %
Széchenyi Thermal bath & Swimming Pool
-10 %
Lukács Bath
-20 %
Király Bath
-20 %
Veli Bej Bath
Rudas Bath
-20 %
Palatinus Beach
Római Lido
-20 %

* 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

Annaróza Cafe (1014 Budapest Tárnok u. 15., district I., Buda Castle)
-10 %
Budapest Jazz Club (1088 Budapest, Múzeum u. 7., district VIII.)
-30 %
Cafe Dorottya (1051 Budapest, Dorottya utca 1., district V.)
-30 %
Chanson Restaurant (1055 Budapest, Szalay u. 4., district V.)
-20 %
Colombus Ship Jazz Club (Vigadó tér Pier 4)
-20 %
Gellért Panorama Restaurant & Brasserie (Szent Gellért tér 1., Danubius Hotel Gellért)
-30 %
Halászbástya Restaurant (1014 Budapest, Fishermen's Bastion, northern tower)
-20 %
Kispipa Restaurant (1072 Budapest, Akácfa u. 38., district VII.)
-30 %
Mirror Café & Restaurant (1053 Budapest, Kossuth L. u. 19-21., district V.)
-30 %
Matthias Cellar Restaurant (Március 15. tér 7., Pest Danube bank)
-20 %
Mirror Café & Restaurant ( Kossuth u. 19-21. Danubius Hotel Astoria)
-20 %
Molnár’s kürtőskalács (Váci utca 31., district V.)
-20 %
New York Cafe (1073 Budapest, Erzsébet krt. 9-11., district VII.)
-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.

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