Budapest Card Benefits 2016 / 2017

Enjoy the benefits of the official Budapest Card in 2016 / 2017 (conditions will change after March 31, 2017).

Budapest Attractions & Travel

Budapest Attractions & Travel

Top sights, many great discounts from the partners of Budapest Tourist Office. Budapest Card is a 2 in 1 Budapest tourist card & travel pass: the combined card offers the following benefits for the date range: April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017 via the partners of Budapest Tourism Office. From March 31, 2017 the prices may remain the same, and most of the major advantages and free entries will be the same, but there are usually some slight changes from year to year.

Budapest Card Benefits

Free Entries to Top Budapest Attractions with Budapest Card

  • Free Budapest public transport: all zones / districts in Budapest for 24 hour / 48  hour/ 72 hours as seen on your Budapest Card. For 1 Adult.
  • 2 Free Budapest Walking Tours: each city tour is approx. 2 – 2.5 hour sightseeing walking tour
  • Lukacs Baths: free entry to the thermal bath by Margaret Island (does not provide free entry to Budapest Bath parties) (open all week)
  • Buda Castle: free entry into most of the buildings of the historical Buda Castle. No tour inside included. You can book a Buda Castle Tour at a low cost, great value.
  • Hungarian National Gallery: free entry to the permanent exhibitions in the National Gallery (Nemzeti Galeria is in the Buda Castle) (closed on Mondays)
  • Budapest History Museum: free entry to the permanent exhibitions (Budapest Torteneti Museum is in Buda Castle) (closed on Mondays)
  • Hungarian National Museum: free entry  to the permanent exhibitions in the National Museum (Nemzeti Muzeum is near Astoria Square) (closed on Mondays)
  • Aquincum Museum: free entry to the permanent exhibition (in Old Buda / Aquincum, District III) (closed on Mondays)
  • Mai Mano House of Photography: free entry to the permanent exhibitions of the House of Photography. (open Mon – Sun, 2pm – 7pm)
  • Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center: free entry to the permanent exhibitions of the Contemporary Photography Center in Budapest. (open Mon – Sun, 2pm – 7pm)
  • Vasarely Museum: unfortunately closed until Spring 2017
  • Kiscell Museum: free entry to the permanent exhibitions (in Old Buda, District III) (closed on Mondays)
  • Hopp Ferenc Eastern Asian Museum (on Andrassy Avenue, open from Tue – Sun) (closed on Mondays)
  • New Budapest Gallery (located by the river Danube in the Whaleback shaped glass building behind the Budapest Market Hall) (closed on Mondays)
  • Bela Bartok Memorial House, Budapest: free entry to the permanent exhibition about Bela Bartok in the Hungarian composer’s previous house in Budapest. (open Tue – Sun, 10am – 5pm)
  • Budapest Communist Memento Park: free entry to the Communist open air museum in Budapest
  • Museum of the Hungarian Finance Guard and Taxation History: free entry
  • 3D cinema about the Hungarian history in the 700 years old Rock Chapel in the Buda Castle: free ticket
  • Trezory Non Stop Safe Rental, near Deak Ferenc ter, open non stop, everyday.
  • Dorottya Diamond Palace Museum Caprice: the largest and unique collection of loose diamonds and jewelry in Europe on 6 Dorottya street 6. Budapest, H- 1051.
  • Valid on any day for the hours specified on the plastic card of Budapest card, from the hour of first use until the last hour as specified on the Budapest Card (24h, 48h, 72h)
  • Validate by Signing with ball point pen (please do not use felt tip pens, markers, or pencils to sign your card)

Note: Museum of Fine Arts on Heroes’ Square is under reconstruction until 2018. Unfortunately the earlier Budapest Card free entry cannot be used during reconstruction.

25-50% Discount on Outstanding Budapest Sights

Pava Street Synagogue Budapest Holocaust Memorial Center

Budapest Holocaust Memorial Center

  • Vintage Car Collection Budapest also known as the Dream Cars Collection of Old Cars: 50% discount on the museum tickets (off the city center, also for joyrides)
  • Hospital in the Rock museum and underground Cold War hospital with wax figures: 30% off the museum entry
  • Castle Garden Bazaar: 30% off the price of the exhibitions in the Castle Garden Bazaar in the Buda Castle
  • Budapest Science & Technology Playhouse also called Centre of Wonders: 30% discount on the entry fees
  • Miniversum Budapest 30% off
  • Budapest Zoo: 25% off the zoo entry prices.
  • Arany Sas  Pharmacy Museum: 50% off the entry prices. Medieval Alchemy Lab and medicinal tools and items from the Middle Ages in the Buda Castle District.
  • Ludwig Museum: 50% off the entry prices. This museum collects and displays masterworks of modern and contemporary art, containing many valuable pieces of American pop art history such as Andy Warhol, yet focusing on Eastern and Central European art.
  • Semmelweis Museum of Medical History: 50% off the entry prices.

10-30% Discount on more Budapest Attractions

Gellert Baths Budapest

Gellert Baths Budapest

Get a nice discount on Budapest Baths with your Budapest Card, and enjoy reduced prices in a range of sights in the city.

  • Hungarian Museum of Applied Arts: 20% off the entry price to the permanent exhibitions in the Museum of Applied Arts (Iparmuveszeti Muzeum is near Ulloi Way, closed on Mon)
  • Fisherman’s Bastion (Halaszbastya) panorama towers: 10% discount on the ticket price to the top of the bastion (the lower balconies are free, the upper towers can be entered with a fee, open every day)
  • Gellert Spa: 20% discount on the thermal spa tickets in Gellert Spa Baths (not the spa treatments)
  • Szechenyi Bath: 20% discount on the thermal spa tickets in Szechenyi Baths (not the spa treatments)
  • Rudas Baths, Turkish Thermal (Rudas Furdo): 20% discount on the Rudas bath tickets
  • Budapest Kunsthalle (Hall of Arts on Heroes’ Square): 20% discount on the museum entry tickets
  • Castle Museum Nagyteteny:  20% discount on the museum entry
  • Dohany Street Synagogue: 10% off the entry fee to the biggest Synagogue building in Europe
  • Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives: 10% discount on the museum entry
  • Organ Concerts in St Stephen’s Basilica: 10% off the concert fees in the Basilica
  • Hungarian Folk Shows in Budapest: 10% off entry fees
  • Danube Symphony Orchestra classical concerts in the Danube Palace Budapest: 10% off prices
  • Budapest Summer Festival concerts (on Margaret Island and in Varosmajor Theatre): 20% off the prices organized by the Budapest Summer Festival, Szabadter (mostly concerts on Margitsziget and in the Theatre in Varosmajor)
  • Palatinus Pool and Thermal Baths (Palatinus Strand): 20% off the pool tickets
  • Kiraly Baths Turkish thermal (Kiraly Furdo): 20% off the bath tickets
  • Dagaly Pool and Thermal Baths (Dagaly Strand): 20% off the pool tickets
  • Romai Pool and Thermal Baths (Romai Strand): 20% off the pool tickets
  • Aquaworld water slide and pools – north of Budapest: 30% off entries
  • Water Tower on Margaret Island: Art Nouveau observatory tower and exhibition hall on Margitsziget: 20% off the ticket prices
  • Sightseeing cruises on the Danube river cruises in Budapest – Legenda A La Carte Dinner Cruise Ltd: 10-20% off cruise fees depending on the cruise program
  • Zwack Museum and Visitor Centre: 15% off entries
  • Budapest Sea Life Aquarium called Tropicarium: 15% discount on the entry fees
  • Erkel Theatre: 10% discount on the price of the ticket.
  • Budapest Operatte and Musical Theatre: 5-10% discount on the price of the ticket.
  • Etyeki Korda Studio: 10% discount on the price of the ticket. The studio is a state-of-art film studio complex located 30 km west of Budapest in the wine-making village of Etyek. The studio is named after Sir Alexander Korda, a Hungarian-born British film producer and director.

20% – 50% Discount on Budapest Sightseeing Tours

Budapest Opera House Tour Christine McIntosh

Budapest Opera Tour

Some of the best city tours in Budapest on foot, by bus, in selected attractions. Get a generous discount on tour prices in Budapest, Hungary.

  • Budapest Hop on Hop off: 3 offers from various companies. The hop on hop off bus tours with Big Bus HOHO or Mr Nils HoHo offer 20% off the bus tour price with your Budapest Card. The bus tours with City Tour Hop on Hop off mean 20% off the price with a Budapest Card. HOHO bus tours with Program Centrum (including a 48-hour HOHO ticket, 2 one-hour boat rides, 2 Budapest walking tours) offer 20% off the price with the Budapest card.
  • 3.5h guided walking tour from Buda Castle to Parliament: 50% off
  • Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism: 50% off the entry
  • Budapest Opera Tours: 10% discount on the price of the guided tours in the Hungarian State Opera House (not the opera shows)
  • Guided Tours in the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music with 10% discount.
  • Budapest Bike Tours  from Cityrama: 20% off the bike tour prices in Budapest
  • Scavenger Escape Game: 30% off the entry
  • Airport Shuttle Bus To City Center in Budapest: 10% off the airport shuttle prices in Budapest

10% Discount on Budapest Tours

Get 10% discount on selected Budapest sightseeing tours on boat or on foot.

Budapest Absolute Walking Tours

Budapest Absolute Walking Tours

  • Riverride Bus & Boat tours on the floating bus: 10% discount on the price of the River ride tour
  • Budapest Airport Transfer with the Airport Minibus Shuttle City Transport: 10% discount on the airport transfer fee.
  • ExperiDance dance theater shows: 10% discount on the price of the ticket, except for premieres and exclusive performances
  • Budapest Pinball Museum: 10% discount
  • City Park Ice Rink (Nov-Feb): 10% discount on skating prices
  • Cultivini Wine Gallery: 10% off the wine tasting prices, 5% off from wine purchases.

Last but ot least: Free gift (Szamos Marzipan heart) at Szamos Chocolate Museum.

Further Budapest Card benefits: Restaurants



  • Dorothy Kraly April 25, 2014 at 6:22 am

    How do obtain card if staying at a private address? Can they be purchased at train Station?

    • Budapest Cards May 7, 2014 at 12:55 pm

      Hello Dorothy, if you do not want to buy the Budapest Card with a discount cheapest price, you can buy it at train stations too (Keleti, Nyugati, Deli) at the full price. The card is not sold at the railway station cashier but at the connecting metro station cashier.

  • Catherine May 3, 2014 at 11:00 am

    What routes will the free walking tour cover? Anywhere can I find program details? How to book the tour?

  • Kim December 25, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Hi, Im visiting budapest in January, I am wondering if this is the list with ALL discounts of the card? If not, where can I find a list with all discounts and free places? Thank you

    • Budapest Cards December 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      Hi Kim,
      yes, you can find all the benefits of the Budapest Card on this website.

  • May January 12, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Hi, planning on visiting Budapest in the summer. Just wondering with the Budapest card do you get discounts only on adult admissions or on student admission as well? Thank you

    • Budapest Cards January 13, 2015 at 8:40 am

      Hello May,
      the Budapest Card provides discounts from the original prices, as in several prices students already get lower prices. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Arthur Morth March 11, 2015 at 12:20 am

    When will the 2016 Budapest Cards be available?

  • Nicola April 26, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Can the Budapest card be used in conjunction with student discounts?

    • Budapest Cards April 26, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Dear Nicola,
      unfortunately the Budapest Card provides discount from the original prices, not from the student prices.

  • Rania Walker July 11, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Do NOT bother with this card. Especially if you are travelling as a family and must buy multiples. Its really just an over-priced transit card. I hate to say it because I love to support local tourism programs but this card is not a good value at all, in fact its very disappointing. We were advised to get the card from a couple expats who had heard that it covered a number of excursions and attractions. I did my research online and knew what discounts and freebies came with the card. To date, we’ve only been able to benefit from the transit side and a get a 10% discount at Gellert baths. Everywhere else we’ve gone or called – The Children’s Railroad, the lift, some museums, the escape room, the scenic dinner cruise – all refuse the card. You are better off to just buy the regular transit card which is half the price then be frustrated and feel taken for a ride. Budapest is a beautiful city with lovely, friendly people and so much to see and do, and can be done for a reasonable price without the extra expense of a useless city card.

  • Maria July 7, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Hi! I’m visiting Budapest next week, with my husband and my 20 months old son. I’ve already bought 2 cards for me and my husband, but I was wondering if I need another card for my kid, giving the fact he’s still an infant.

    • Budapest Cards July 8, 2016 at 9:49 am

      Hi Maria,
      As the public transport is free for children under 6, and most of the museums offer very cheap prices for kids, it might not be a very good deal to purchase a card for the little one.

  • Emil Daskalov July 19, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Please excuse my stupid question, but I would like to know what is the difference between Budapest Card at and another one with the same name at I am a little bit confused, because both sites propose the card as official one. I would be grateful if you clarify that point.
    Thank you in advance!

    • Budapest Cards July 19, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      Dear Emil,
      thank you for your inquiry. I would like to confirm that both sites offer the same, official Budapest Cards.

  • Min Liu July 22, 2016 at 9:10 am

    We get Budapest-Keleti at 21:19. I want to know where we can get the card and opening hours.

    • Budapest Cards July 22, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      Dear Min,
      the price includes free hotel delivery.

  • Mary August 11, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    can i use three times Lukas baths if i buy 72h card ?

    • Budapest Cards August 12, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Hello Mary,
      no, the free entry to Lukacs Baths means only one entry per Budapest Card. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Mary August 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm


    is Lukas baths no vaild more with Budapest card ?

    • Budapest Cards August 12, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Dear Mary,
      you can have 1 free entry to Lukacs Bath with Budapest Card.

  • Liliana Arriaga August 21, 2016 at 6:01 am

    Hello. I am planning to take the Budapest Card for my trip next month. I would like to have more information about the walking tours in Buda and Pest. I need to know in which days to they operate, where to book them and where to take the.
    I appreciate your help.

    • Budapest Cards August 21, 2016 at 9:29 am

      Dear Liliana,
      the walking tours in Buda and Pest are guaranteed to start every day, therefore there is no need to book your places in advance.
      Meeting time and location of Buda Walking tour: 2 pm in the Castle District, Trinity Square. Map:
      Meeting time and location of Pest Walking tour: 10 am in the city centre, 31 Vaci Street. Map:

  • Sheila September 3, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Hi, me and my bf plan to get Budapest card 24hrs in December 2016. There are a few questions that I need to know
    1. Is the 24hrs Budapest card include free entry into Budapest castle which including free entrance to Matthias church, Royal palace and Mary Magdalene tower?

    2. Is the 20% discount for lunch valid in any restaurants in Budapest?

    3. Is there any discount for entry to Szechenyi Bath for 24hr Budapest card?

    Thank you

    Sheila from Malaysia

  • Stanislava Pacíková October 21, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Hello, how much we pay Budapest Card for children 13 years old?

    • Budapest Cards October 21, 2016 at 11:02 am

      Hello Stanislava,
      unfortunately there is no special children price, so you can buy the Budapest Card on the following prices:
      24h: €17 per person
      48h: €27 per person
      72h: €33 per person

  • Marco October 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Hi, I’m coming in Budapest this week. I would like to take the 48 hours Budapest card but I’ve read that there are two free museum (total free museum 12). What does it mean? That I can enter free only in two of twelve museums listed above??

    • Budapest Cards October 26, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Dear Marco,
      Budapest Card provides you free entry to several museums. You can see the full list on the top of this page. You can enter all of them free of charge (only one entry per museum is free).

  • Malcolm Abbott October 31, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    I am coming to Budapest on Tuesday 8th November arrive in afternoon at the airport, if I buy now online where do you suggest I get it delivered to. Obviously I would like to use as soon as we land

    • Budapest Cards November 1, 2016 at 11:04 am

      Dear Malcolm,
      you can pick up your card at the Airport as well.

  • Michelle November 22, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Hello, I saw there is a 5% discount if purchased online and we can collect the card at the airport.
    1. What are the hours for collection at the Airport on a Sunday. Flight gets in at 11:45.
    2. Also what do we need to provide to collect the card?
    3. I saw on the main page the 24 hr card has a public airport transfer. Is that just one way or both ways to airport? How does it work, is it bus, or train?

    • Michelle November 22, 2016 at 11:50 am

      One more question, where do we go in the airport to collect the card?

    • Budapest Cards November 22, 2016 at 1:07 pm

      Hello Michelle,
      If you ordered your card online in advance you can pick up the Budapest Card at the terminals of Budapest Airport with your printed confirmation email: terminal 2A or terminal 2B both have a tourist office (well signed for Budapest Tourist Info).
      Opening hours of the tourist office on Budapest Airport:
      Terminal 2A, daily from 8 am to 11 pm
      Terminal 2B, daily from 10 am to 10 pm
      If you arrive later than 11 pm we do not recommend buying the Budapest card with an airport pickup, as no tourist office is open. Instead you can get your card in the city center tourist offices. But perhaps for late night arrival the best is to order the card to your hotel (the card delivery is free of charge for online reservations).

      Public transportation is free of charge in whole Budapest during the validity of your Budapest Card (starting from the first use of the Card).

  • SHENJIE November 25, 2016 at 2:53 am

    Hi,how can i book thoes 2 Free Budapest Walking Tours?

    • Budapest Cards November 25, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      Hi Shenjie,
      there is no need to make an advance booking for the free walking tours. You can just show up at the meeting point and join the tours.
      Buda Tour meeting info: 2 pm in the Castle District, in front of Matthias Church at the Holy Trinity Column, Holy Trinity Square, 1014 Budapest
      Pest Tour: 10 am at Molnar’s Kurtoskalacs: 31 Vaci street, 1052 Budapest

  • Lily January 17, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    I want to use this card from airport to the city center. Is airport transfer included in Budapest Card?

    • Budapest Cards January 18, 2017 at 9:25 am

      Dear Lily,
      if you choose to pick up your Budapest Card at the airport, you can start using it immediately, so the public transport from the airport to the city center will be free for you.

  • Anton February 20, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Good afternoon!
    The discounted prices to the Budapest sights (in addition to the free entries) are also available during 24, 48, 72 hrs period, aren’t they?
    Or can I get the discounted price after the card expires?
    Thank you.

    • Budapest Cards February 21, 2017 at 10:00 am

      Dear Anton,
      after the Budapest Card expires, unfortunately you cannot use it any more to get the discounts.

  • Anton February 21, 2017 at 6:31 am

    Good morning!
    I understand that the Budapest card is valid during the specific period of time.
    Is it the same with 2 walking tours which have to be used in 24, 48, 72 hrs depending on the card? Due to the time constraints I will have a short trip to Budapest this week (2 days ) and am going to buy 24 hours card. According to weather forecast this Friday is expected to be rainy… Could I use the card next day after expiry?
    Thank you.

    • Budapest Cards February 21, 2017 at 10:01 am

      Dear Anton,
      Unfortunately it is not possible to split the card duration. Once you have started using it, it will expire within 24, 48 or 72 hours.

  • giada rotunno February 27, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Hi, I wonder what is the difference between buying the budapest card here online and at the Hotel because they said me it’s the same everywhere.



    • Budapest Cards February 27, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      Hello Giada,
      thank you for your inquiry. Most of the hotels don’t sell the Budapest Card, but if you purchase it online, you can request the delivery to any address in Budapest.

  • Malwina March 2, 2017 at 11:27 am


    I would like to know, if I order two cards today, and arriving in Budapest tomorrow, will the card be waiting for me in hostel? How long it takes to deliver it?

    • Budapest Cards March 2, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      Hello Malwina,
      don’t worry, if you purchase it today, it can be delivered to your hotel tomorrow morning.

  • Joanne March 18, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Hi I’m coming to Budapest in June for 4 nights. Is this card the same as the “get your guide” card? Just want to go to museums, visit a spa, travel around and hopefully book a trip to the thermal caves in Miskolc. Any advice will be gratefully received on how to visit the sights on a budget.
    Many thanks joanne

    • Budapest Cards March 19, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      Hello Joanne,

      thank you for contacting us.

      The Budapest Cards entitles you to top Budapest attractions with free entry and includes ppprox. 70 coupons for sights, restaurants. It also includes a free Budapest travel, and you can choose whether you need a Budapest Card for 24h, 48h, or 72h.

      For more info and booking please follow:

      Have a lovely time in Budapest.

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