Budapest Eye

Budapest Eye – View The City from Top

The giant ferris wheel, Budapest Eye opened on Erzsébet Square in mid-march 2017 and it is operating throughout the year.

Take a ride on the Eye set up on Budapest’s popular park Erzsébet Square in the city centre.

It has 42 partially open cabins form where, if you aren’t scared of height, you can admire the dazzling view of the city.

With its 65 m height this is the largest ferris wheel in Europe offering awesome panorama from the top.

The Budapest Eye with festive Christmas decor lights at night
Festive Lighting At Christmas Time

Only the Basilica, which you can admire during a ride, is higher.

Another wheel be erected on the Sziget Festival in August on Hajógyári sziget in Óbuda.

Location of the Budapest Eye


the Budapest  Eye on Erzsebet Square on a clear day
  • Erzsébet tér, district V., city centre

Opening Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 11.00 – 23.00
  • Friday – Saturday: 11.00 – 24.00
  • Sunday: 11.00 – 23.00

TIP: The Budapest Eye operates every day all year round, even during festive periods like, Easter and the Christmas-New Year season when it offers an amazing view of the fairy-tale like city decked out in festive lights.

Budapest Eyee Tickets and Payment 2023/2024

A ride costs (8-10 minutes, 3 turns):

  • 4 300 HUF / 11 EUR for adults (ages 12 and older)
  • 2 300 HUF/5 EUR for children between ages 2 – 12.
  • 300 HUF for babies up to 2 yrs old

You can buy the tickets on the spot. You can pay in cash (EUR/HUF) or with bank card/credit card.

Our son enjoying a ride on the Budapest Eye
Our son enjoying a ride on the Budapest Eye
The view from the top of the Budapest Eye
The view from the top of the Eye

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The Budapest Eye in Numbers:

Height: 65 m

It has 42 air-conditioned, partially open cabins with 8 persons occupancy and 4 VIP cabins.

TIP: If you’re scared of height just lie down on the grass and watch the huge steel and plexi construction slowly go round. The view is even more spectacular at night with the city lights on.

Other Attractions Nearby

The wheel is in the city centre so it is impossible to miss it.

The Ferris Wheel and the small pond at the Akvarium
The Ferris Wheel and the small pond at the Akvarium

There are lots of sights, cafes, restaurants and shops in the neighbourhood which is the downtown of Budapest.

Erzsébet Square

This is a lovely park with a small pool, a hip club, and concert venue, Akvárium, some food bars and terraced pubs, and a bit of green in the concrete jungle of central Pest.

A popular picnic and nightlife area that was refurbished a couple of months ago.

St. Stephen’s Basilica

The largest church of the city is just a short walk from the Eye.

It gives home to one of Hungary’s most precious relic, the Holy Right of King St. Stephen.

TIP: If you are not afraid of height go up the cupola to enjoy the fantastic panoramic view. Ticket is only 500 HUF/adult.

Opening hours: 01. October – 30. June: 10.00 – 16.30, 01. July – 30. September: 10.00 – 18.30.

St. Stephen's Basilica
St. Stephen’s Basilica

Find out more about St. Stephen Basilica.

The large square is another spot for al fresco eating and drinking.

It also hosts an amazing Christmas Market and Festival starting usually at the end of November.

The neighbourhood is packed with great restaurants and terraced cafes.

Just walk along Sas utca or Hercegprímás utca and pick a place to. BorKonyha, one of the city’s Michelin star awardee is definitely a good choice.

You can’t go wrong with Aszú Restaurant either where you can sample contemporary Hungarian dishes. For some quick and inexpensive Mexican street food try Burrita in Október 6. utca.

TIP: For some sweet treat try Gelarto Rosa ice cream shop across the Basilica, they serve the cool dessert in artistic flower shapes either in cone or cup. Coffee, macaron, belgian waffles, some cakes are also available. See more of our favourite Ice Cream Shops in Budapest.


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