Budapest Card Terms

Please read the Terms and Conditions of the official Budapest Card before making your purchase, or filling out your Budapest Card. Budapest deals are great, but it is good to know what you can expect when you have a Budapest Card (expires on March 31, 2018).

Budapest Card

Pick up at Airport and Get Free Public Transfer or Budapest Card & Free Hotel Delivery

Budapest Cards: Official Cards

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The official city card of Budapest is meant for tourists visiting the Hungarian capital, offering free public transport and 10-100% discounts on Budapest attractions.

  • 24-hour Budapest Card: 5,500 HUF / 19 EUR
  • 48-hour Budapest Card: 8,500 HUF / 29 EUR
  • 72-hour Budapest Card: 10,900 HUF / 37 EUR

Best of  Budapest Card Deals

  • Free use of the Budapest public transport vehicles for 1 Adult and 1 Child under 6: Metros, Streetcars, Buses, Trolley Buses, Millennium Underground, Cogwheel Railway, Public Boats and HEV suburban railway (within the administrative boundary of Budapest). Excluding: Buda Castle Funicular (aka Siklo), Buda Hill Chairlift (aka Libego)
  • 2 Free Walking Tours in English: No previous registration is needed for the free walking tours as these guaranteed walks that start at a set time (in all weather conditions). The Buda Castle Budget walking tour (also a stand alone tour sold separately) guides you around on the Buda side, up in the Castle District. If you have a Budapest Card please do not register, only if you wish to buy the tour separately. The other tour is on the Pest side, showing the city centre attractions. Usually the walks are 2–2.5 hours long with an English speaking tour guide. The tours run on national holidays and in rainy / snowy weather too, including Dec 24, Dec 31 or Jan 1.
  • Free Entry to Lukacs Thermal Baths – one free visit to the thermal bath called Lukacs Furdo
  • Free Entry to 12 top museums (permanent exhibits only): Budapest History Museum, Kiscelli Museum, Aquincum Museum and Archaeological Park, Hungarian National Gallery, Vasarely Museum. UPDATE: the Museum of Fine Arts is closed until March 2018, but many of its exhibits are temporarily displayed at the Hungarian National Gallery in the Buda Castle building.
  • 60+ further Budapest Discounts of 10-50%  (thermal baths in Budapest, museums, sights, events in Budapest, sightseeing tours and restaurants)

How to Fill out Budapest Card?

Please fill in the boxes on the backside of your Budapest Card and sign the card. Your Budapest Card is only valid with the date and signature provided. Please note that if you do not fill out your Budapest Card, and start using the public transport vehicles with an empty card you will be fined. Please follow our step by step guide on How to Fill out your Budapest Card

Please write the starting date into the boxes on the back of the card, the time from when you would like to use your card. The first box is reserved for the month, the following box for the day, and the last box is for the hour (the last full hour elapsed on that day). Please complete all of the three boxes (for instance, June 27, 14:15 would be: 06 27 14).

Please make sure that the data are accurate as a card with corrected or unreadable data is no longer valid and cannot be used, replaces or refunded.

Budapest Card Not Transferable

The Budapest Card is personalized and is non-transferable. The owner of a Budapest Card may make use of its free entries and discounts between 1st April 2014 – 31st March 2015. You can buy or order the Budapest Card as a Gift for another person visiting Budapest, but the card holder will need to sign the Budapest Card.

During the validity of your Budapest Card you may travel on all public transport vehicles of Budapest, except the Funicular and the Chairlift. Your Budapest Card ensures free and stress free trips on Metros, Streetcars, Buses, Trolley Buses, Millennium Underground, Cogwheel Railway, Budapest Public Boats and HEV Suburban Railways. To travel by public transport, it is enough to show your card at the start of your trip or at ticket inspection. You can use your card on all public vehicles within the border of Budapest, in all zones. Please note that nearby villages and towns, like Szentendre, Etyek, etc. are outside Budapest.

Discounts offered by this card are available only at points of acceptance and for the services indicated in the booklet given at purchase. Edition of the Budapest Card brochure and services were closed on 14th March 2014. Budapest Card Partners reserve the right to change their tour / entry prices and opening hours, which may result in differences from the Budapest Card Booklet or website information, therefore, BFTK Non-profit Ltd. is not in a position to assume any responsibility for their accuracy. Please ask for information about discounts and services offered at the Budapest Card Accepting Places, or before your visit via email / phone / in person as shown on the website of the Budapest Card partners.

Please note that unused cards cannot be exchanged or redeemed. Self-corrected or wrongly filled out Budapest Cards are not refunded or replaces.

How to Recover a Stolen, Lost or Damaged Budapest Card?

If you register your Budapest Card, you may be able to recover a stolen / lost / damaged Budapest Card on a single occasion within the time frame of your card’s validity. Registration of Budapest Cards is at the following page: Budapest Card Registration. Please provide the unique identification serial number on the Budapest Card (Card Number), along with the required data.

Please note that if your card has expired you cannot recover your card any more. Recovery is only possible if you register your card. Unregistered cards cannot be recovered. Self-corrected or wrongly filled out Budapest Cards are not considered to be damaged cards therefore cannot be recovered.

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  • William March 7, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    If i buy the Budapest card, where on the airport is the delivery point?

    • Budapest Cards March 17, 2014 at 10:05 am

      Hello William,
      if you ordered your card online in advance with the 5% discount, you can pick up the Budapest Card at the terminals of Budapest Airport: 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).

  • Anne August 9, 2014 at 3:02 pm


    After my 72 hour card has expired but before May of 2015, can I still get the discount at a restaurant or entrance to a museum? I understand the travel portion is only valid for 72 hours, are the other benefits only available for 72 hours also?


    • Budapest Cards August 12, 2014 at 9:02 am

      Hello Anne, we are sorry but discounts outside the 72 hours period cannot be used. The card is valid for 72 hours and not longer. It is not only the travel portion that is valid for 72 hours but all the rest of the benefits (museum entries, restaurant discount vouchers, etc.)

  • Tonia December 11, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Hello.I am a student (20years old) and as you know I have already discounts in numerous entrance fees. If I purchase the Budapest Card , I will have the discounts that it offers in the already reduced price or in the regular price?
    For example,to enter in a museum I have to pay 900 HUF because I am under the age of 26 ,whereas those who are over 26 pay 1800HUF .The Budapest Card offers a discount 25% in the already reduced price or in the original price?

    Please let me know as soon as you can.
    Thank you in advance,

    • Budapest Cards December 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      Dear Tonia,
      the discount reduces the original price, which usually results the same amount as the student price in itself. Unfortunately there is no further discount from the student price. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Levy Ben Dov March 28, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Hello, If the transfer from/to airport is free with the card?

    • Budapest Cards March 29, 2015 at 9:42 am

      Hello Levy,
      you can have 10% discount on the airport transfer prices with Airport Minibus Shuttle City Transport services.

  • Lara May 5, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Hello, I wonder do you have any group cards for adults?

    Thank you very much in advance and kind regards,

    • Budapest Cards July 7, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      Hello Lara,
      I am afraid that there are no group cards available, but please let me recommend you some of our partners in Budapest tourism who offer group discounts for their services, for instance:
      Gellert Spa group discounts for bath entries or packages for massage treatments:
      Szechenyi Baths group discounts for bath entries or packages for massage treatments:
      Budapest River Cruises group discounts:

  • sandra February 3, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    I’m looking to purchase the above card and was wondering where the free walking tour goes

    • Budapest Cards February 4, 2016 at 9:31 am

      Hi Sandra,
      one walking tour is on the Pest side, in the city centre starting from 31 Vaci Street, the shopping street of Budapest visiting the nearby attractions like the St Stephen’s Basilica, the Danube Promenade and more. The other walking tour, meeting point in front of the Matthias Church on Szentharomsag Square, included in Budapest Card is one is on the Buda side, covering the Buda Castle area, the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Matthias Church and the many courts and squares up the Buda Castle Hill (tickets inside the Buda Castle are included but there is no guided tour inside the attractions as it is an open air walking tour).
      Both tours are 2 hours, comprehensive and a great way to take a closer look at lots of beautiful sights and enjoy them personally.

  • Souzana October 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm


    I’m going to visit Budapest from October 31st till November 4th. Does the Budapest card include free use of the Hop on – Hop off buses?

    • Budapest Cards October 6, 2016 at 7:58 am

      Hello Souzana,
      with Budapest Card, you can have 20% discount on the hop on-hop off bus prices.

  • Thomas October 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Hello – I will be visiting budapest in a few weeks. If I purchase the 72 hour card, how many trips on the metro/spa/museums can I make over the three days? I assume unlimited, but wanted to be sure!

    • Budapest Cards October 10, 2016 at 7:59 am

      Dear Thomas,
      the Budapest Card provides unlimited free use of the public transportation in Budapest, but only one free/discounted entry to attractions (museums, spas, etc.). Thank you for your understanding.

  • Hector November 13, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Bonjour, Nous allons à Budapest dans quelques semaines. Nous avons plus de 65 ans. Est ce intéressant de prendre la carte pour les musées et autres monuments ? ou bien existe-t-il une autre carte pour les visites ? Je vous remercie.

    • Budapest Cards November 13, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      Bonjour Hector,
      Merci pour votre demande.
      Le transport en commun est gratuit pour les personnes de plus de 65 ans. La plupart des musées et attractions à Budapest offrent des billets à prix réduit pour les personnes âgées. Par conséquent, je ne vous recommande pas d’acheter une carte de Budapest, comme je crains que vous ne pourriez pas avoir beaucoup d’utilisation de ses avantages.

  • Ashley March 5, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    What is the best writing utensil to use for writing on the back of the card? (Pen, permanent marker, etc) Also, does the ink have to be blue or can it be black? Thank you.

    • Budapest Cards March 6, 2017 at 8:40 am

      Dear Ashley,
      you can find a step-by-step guide on how to fill out the Budapest Card on the following page:

  • Cécile April 1, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    “Free Card Delivery to hotel”; est-ce gratuit aussi si la carte est livrée à l’aéroport ? J’arriverai au Terminal 2B ce lundi soir? Puis-je encore la commander par internet aujourd’hui ou demain?

  • Anna April 4, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Hello, is 31 Vaci Street the right address where every day Walking Tour starts? Thank you!

    • Budapest Cards April 4, 2017 at 9:36 am

      Dear Anna,
      yes, 10 am at Molnár’s Kürtőskalács. Address: 31 Vaci str., Budapest H-1052.

  • Marilena April 5, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Hello! I will be coming on Saturday at Budapest. Is it possible to deliver the card at my hotel on Sunday?

  • Ruud April 25, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    hi, we arrive at 20:00 hrs. Do the 72 hrs start as we use it for the first time or??
    We stay a week, is it possible to buy a card for a week?
    thx. Ruud

    • Budapest Cards April 26, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      Hello Ruud,

      thank you for your email.

      You can get your Budapest Card cheaper with a 5 % discount on online orders.

      Your Budapest Card is only valid with the date (from when you would like to use your card) and signature provided.

      Please write the starting date into the boxes on the back of the card, the time from when you would like to use your card. The first box is reserved for the month, the following box for the day, and the last box is for the hour (the last full hour elapsed on that day). Please complete all of the three boxes (for instance, June 27, 14:15 would be: 06 27 14).

      Please make sure that the data are accurate as a card with corrected or unreadable data is no longer valid and cannot be used, replaces or refunded.

      More info and booking is on:

      Looking forward to your reservation.

  • Ruud April 25, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I forgot something….
    can I buy the card on the airport? Is it more expensive than online?
    thx. again Ruud

  • Avo April 26, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I bought by mistake insteade 72 h card a 24 h card.
    If I will buy in addition 42h card, so can I change it in delivery point in airport to 72 h card and get overpaid money back?

    • Budapest Cards April 26, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      Dear Avo,
      thank you for your comment and email.

      In this case, please make a new booking and purchase the 72 hours cards.
      Once the booking has been made, the previous cards (24h) will be fully refunded to you.

      I hope I could be of help.

  • indu April 26, 2017 at 6:57 pm


    I just paid for two passes online but did not receive an email. what proof do I need to pick up my passes at the airport?

    • indu April 26, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      nevermind. Got my email. Thank you 🙂

      • Budapest Cards April 28, 2017 at 10:54 am

        Hello Indu,

        thank you for your booking.

        Have a great time in Budapest and do not forget to enjoy the benefits of your Budapest Card (top sights, many great discounts from the partners of Budapest Tourist Office).

  • moreno May 31, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Is the cost of the card the same for both adults and children?

    • Budapest Cards June 1, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      Dear Moreano,

      thank you for your email.

      I am afraid, there are no child or student discounts when buying your Budapest Card online. Thank you for your understanding.

      For online purchase, please follow:

      If you wish to buy a Card after you arrive to Budapest, the closest Budapest Card office will be at the Deak Square in the city center.

      I hope I could be of help.

  • Coey June 16, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Hello, is the free transportation included the way to Tihany?

    • Budapest Cards June 17, 2017 at 11:31 am

      Hello Coey,

      thank you for your comment.

      The Budapest card is only valid in Budapest and it provides, among other fantastic discounts, free Budapest public transport: all zones / districts in Budapest for 24 hour / 48 hour/ 72 hours as seen on your Budapest Card.

      To buy your Budapest Card, please follow:

      Have a great time in Budapest.

  • Jette Pind June 18, 2017 at 6:28 am

    I bought 3 budacards to be delivered to my hotel but they are not here – what do I do?

    • Budapest Cards June 20, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      Hello Jette,

      thank you for your comment.

      Your Budapest Cards have already been successfully delivered to you.

      I am glad that it has already been sorted out.

      Enjoy your stay in Budapest.

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