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Big Bus Tours - Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

Highlights / General details

This double decker sightseeing tour of Budapest will show you all of the famous and un-missable sights that this magnificent historic city has to offer from Fisherman's Bastion to Margaret Island, St. Stephen's Basilica to Heroes Square and the splendour of the Hungarian Parliament building. You won't stop marvelling at the huge variety of landmarks and architectural wonders that are on display throughout the tour.

The sightseeing tour of Budapest enables you to hop-on and hop-off the buses at selected destinations all over the city. The great benefit of the hop-on, hop-off facility is that it gives you total control of your day. You can decide the places that you want to visit and how long to stay. Whenever you are ready to re-join the tour, simply board the next bus at your nearest stop! You can use the buses as much as you wish during 48 hours.

Hop-On Hop-Off Tour:

Your Big Bus Tour of Budapest will show you all of the famous sights that this magnificent historic city has to offer. From Fisherman's Bastion to Margaret Island; St. Stephen's Basilica to Heroes Square and the magnificence of the Hungarian Parliament building, you won't stop marveling at the huge variety of landmarks and architectural wonders that are on display throughout the tour.

Points of Interest: Heroes’ Square; Octogon; Andrassy Avenue; Chain Bridge; Opera House; Castle District; Citadel; Margaret Bridge; Deak Ferenc Square; Batthyany Square; Astoria.

Free River Cruise - Enjoy a 1.5-hour hop on hop off Danube Cruise:

The Danube has been the main thoroughfare of Budapest for centuries. Flowing between Pest and Buda, the river offers stunning views of the city. We are therefore delighted to include a cruise along the river as part of the Big Bus Tour.

The river cruise takes you on a leisurely journey, passed the tranquil Margaret Island and delivers the best possible views of Budapest’s stunning Parliament building, the famous Chain Bridge and the Royal Palace.

The river boats have toilet facilities onboard and refreshments are available for you to purchase.

Free Night Tour - 1-hour panoramic night tour:

Enjoy the city’s evening ambiance, and see Budapest’s famous buildings, beautifully illuminated. It is a once round trip and it is not possible to hop on and off. The Night Tour operates on a first come, first served basis so try to arrive in good time to secure your seat.

Pest & Castle District Walking Tours: From November - March there will be one walk per day. Ask a member of Big Bus staff for more details.

Multi-lingual Commentary:

An entertaining and informative Audioguided commentary is available in a choice of 23 languages. The commentary highlights the Budapest’s various historical landmarks and gives an overview of the city’s thrilling history.

Available languages are Hungarian, English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew, Portuguese (Brazilian) Czech, Romanian, Croatian, Dutch and Norwegian.


48 hour valid Budapest Hop-on/hop-off ticket; Bus Tour with 26 stops; Free River Cruise; Free Night Tour; Pest & Castle District Walking Tours; Audioguided commentary in a choice of 23 languages.


Hotel pick up / drop off service; Meals and beverages; Gratuities.

Hours of operation

Available: Daily; Hop-On Hop-Off Tour departure time changes seasonally, please ask our staff for more details. Buses run in every 20-30 minutes.

Danube River Cruise Departs every 1.5 hours. Please ask our staff for exact departure times.

Panoramic Night Tour Departs at sunset, please check the actual time on your official Big Bus ticket.

Panoramic Night Tour Departs at 7:00pm.

Walking Tours: Pest Tour departs at 11:00am; Castle District Tour departs at 2:30pm.


Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: approximately 2-2.5 hours.

Danube River Cruise: approximately 1.5 hours.

Panoramic Night Tour: approximately 1 hour.

Walking Tours: approximately 1.5 hours (each).

Hop-on/Hop-off ticket valid unlimited for 48 hours.


Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: You can join the tour at any of our 27 stops.

Danube River Cruise: Departs from Dock 11, near Big Bus Stop 13, Petofi Square.

Panoramic Night Tour: Departs from Deak Square, Big Bus Stops 11 and 23.

Pest Tour: Big Bus Stops 24.

Castle District Tour: from Szentharomsag Square.

Additional Information

Children under 5 are free with 1 paying adult per child provided they do not take up a seat.


Times may vary throughout the year so please check with our staff on your day of travel.

The consumption of drink/food is prohibited on the buses.

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