1. Hungary
  2. Central Hungary
  3. Budapest
  4. Chain Bridge

Budapest: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Product ID: 53639
See the sights of Budapest at your own pace with a ticket for the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus. Drive past the Parliament Building, Buda Castle and Chain Bridge. Discover the Citadel and Jewish Synagogue. Add on an optional boat cruise or night tour.
About this activity
Duration: 24 - 72 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, Polish, Portuguese, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore Budapest at your own pace from the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the imperial city from the open-top upper deck
  • Marvel at the Gothic Revival façade of the Hungarian Parliament Building
  • Discover the beautiful St Stephen's Basilica
  • Take advantage of a boat or night tour, depending on the option selected
  • Go to the Jewish Museum and Synagogue on Dohány Street
  • Admire an icon of the 19th century at the famous Chain Bridge
  • Wander the historic Buda Castle complex
  • Ride the famous Budapest Castle Hill Funicular
  • See more of the city with access to the red and purple bus lines
Full description
Discover Budapest on your own terms with a 24, 48 or 72-hour pass for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and see sights such as the Hungarian Parliament, Buda Castle, and Chain Bridge. Explore the Citadel, and see the Jewish Synagogue, Memorial and Museum on Dohány Street.

Add on a 1-hour cruise of the Danube River to enjoy panoramic views of the imperial city by day and night, including the vast Gothic Revival façade of the Hungarian Parliament Building complex.

Explore both Buda and Pest, hopping off at any of the 31 stops along 2 different routes. Your ticket includes a fantastic discount booklet, that provides great discounts at some of the city's most popular attractions, as well as a free walking tour and bike tour. 

If you choose to do a night tour, you'll have the chance to see this beautiful city under a blanket of darkness. See Budapest lit up in all its glory as you pass sights such as St Stephen's Basilica, Liszt Ferenc Square, Keleti Railway Station, Margaret Bridge, and more.

Red Route Stops:

Stop 1. St Stephen's Basilica
Stop 2. Chain Bridge (Pest)
Stop 5. Kalvin Square
Stop 8. Opera
Stop 9. Liszt Ferenc Square
Stop 10. Heroes Square
Stop 11. Keleti Railway Station
Stop 19. Margaret Bridge (Buda)
Stop 20. WestEnd Shopping Centre
Stop 21. Parliament

Yellow Route Stops:

Stop 1. Andrassy Ave. 4
Stop 2. Chain Bridge (Pest)
Stop 3. Marcius 15. Square
Stop 4. Fovam Square
Stop 5. Kalvin Square
Stop 6. Corvin Plaza
Stop 7. New York Palace
Stop 8. Corinthia Hotel
Stop 9. Liszt Ferenc Square
Stop 10. Opera
  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour ticket
  • 1-hour boat tour (depending on option selected)
  • Panoramic night tour (depending on option selected
  • Discount booklet, including a free walking tour and a free bike tour
  • Multilingual commentary
What’s Not Included
  • Tickets to attractions

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Red Route runs from 9 AM - 4 PM, every 30 minutes. The duration of a full loop is 2 hours and 20 minutes.
• Yellow Route runs from 9 AM - 4 PM, every 30 minutes. The duration of a full loop is 1 hour and 20 minutes. The yellow route is seasonal and operates until 1 November
• Boat Tour runs from 10 AM - 9:30 PM, every hour. The duration is 1 hour. Meeting point - Marcius 15 Square, dock number 10
• The boat tour operates daily from the end of March until the beginning of November. Some of the cruises stop at Margaret Island, please check the timetable upon arrival
• Note that each boat tour requires a minimum of 10 passengers
• The Night Tour departs at 8 PM and the duration is 1 hour and 50 minutes. Meeting point - St Stephen's Basilica, Red Route stop 1
• Note that the Night Tour is not a hop-on hop-off service
• All bookings with a travel date until September 30, 2020, will be valid until December 31, 2020
• Any booking dated October 1, 2020, onwards will be valid for 3 months
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 696 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.7 / 5
  • Organization
    3.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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Buses came well and frequently, stops well marked. The top of the bus was open which limited seating because it was too cold upstairs. At the top, the roof is broken and your front is in front of you. The whole tour was exhausting as it included 2 stops for 15min. The last round left too early. Overall, however, very good!

March 9, 2020

Bought a 2 day pass and found it great value for money. Walking tour very informative and the evening boat tour was magical, but get dressed according to the weather. We used the bus tour on 3 days as the ticket is for 24hours and as wedidnt buy it until lunch time we were able to use it again on our final day in Budapest. Great value and lovelly helpful staff

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February 9, 2020

At each stop there were some and could answer every question you had. Was very well organized. It was a lot of fun to sit on the bus to listen to everything. If you are only on the road for a few days, this is the best idea to see a lot. Highly recommended!

February 1, 2020

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City Sightseeing Europe

Product ID: 53639