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City Sightseeing Budapest: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Ticket with Optional Night Tour & River Cruise

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from US$ 24.92 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • Discover the city of Budapest and its attractions with this extensive hop-on, hop-off tour
  • The Hop-On, Hop-Off tour allows you to plan your own perfect Budapest itinerary
  • Choose between a 24-hour and 48-hour bus tour to make the most of your Budapest trip
  • The 35 stops along the Hop-On, Hop-Off route cover all the major attractions of Budapest
  • With the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus and boat ticket, enjoy a 1-hour river cruise along the River Danube
  • Upgrade your package to include an exciting night tour covering popular Budapest attractions
  • You will also get a bonus booklet with FREE goulash and beer coupons at restaurants and bars
  • Overview

    The Budapest City Sightseeing Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour is the best and the most convenient way to discover the historic city of Budapest.

    With buses operating on two routes and your ticket valid for 24 or 48 hours, your Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket ensures that you don’t miss a thing! Some of the attractions covered by the hop-on, hop-off tour are the famous Parliament Building, Buda Castle, Chain Bridge, Citadel, Jewish Synagogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Szechenyi Baths, Vaci Utca amongst several others.

    You have the option to add a 1 hour river cruise along the Danube, or a night tour which offers visitors amazing views of the city.

    Your 48-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket also includes other value added services like a walking tour, a bike tour on Margaret Island and a bonus booklet which includes Free goulash, a souvenir, beer and many attractions with discounts.

    Download the tour route map

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Your hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours.
    Optional Danube River Cruise: 1 hour

    Start time

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour:
    Red Route: Buses depart from 9:00am to 4:00pm, every 15 minutes
    Full loop: 2 hours
    Purple Route: Buses depart from 9:00am to 3:00pm, every 60 minutes
    Full loop: 1 hour
    River Cruise:
    April - October - 10:45am to 8:45pm, every hour
    November - December - 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 5:00pm and 6:30 pm
    Please be aware that due to extremely cold weather and ice forming on the Danube, boats may not be operating on all days.

    Optional Night Tour: Departs at 6:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off tour: You may board the bus from any of the designated stops
    Optional River Cruise: Vigadó Square Boat Station (dock 10)
    Optional Night Tour: St. Stephen Basilica

    Ending Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off tour: You may end the tour at any of the stops.
    Optional River Cruise: Same as start point
    Optional Night Tour: Margit híd


    The CitySightseeing Budapest Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour allows you to plan your own sightseeing. You may hop on and hop off at any of the designated stops and spend as much time sightseeing, shopping or eating before hopping back again when the next bus comes along.

    There are four Hop-On, Hop-Off options that you can choose from:
    • 24 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket - Bus only
    • 24 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket - Bus, Boat & Night Tour
    • 48 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket - Bus & Boat
    • 48 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket - Bus, Boat & Night Tour

    Your Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket covers over 30 stops and the bus operates on two routes. You will also get a number of benefits with your ticket, which are as follows:

    Walking Tour
    You have four 3-hour walking tours to choose from that operate daily from Vörösmarty square:
    • Budapest Walk: Starts daily at 10:30am and 2:30pm
    • Communism Walk: Starts daily at 3:30pm
    • Jewish District Walk: Starts daily at 3:30pm
    • Pub Tour: Starts daily at 8:00pm

    1 Hour Bike Tour on Margaret Island:
    Margaret Island is a peaceful hideaway from the main city of Budapest and offers large green areas, flowery gardens, old trees, a musical fountain and an open air theatre and cinema. The 1-hour bike tour operates daily between 10am and 5pm from 1 April until 30 September. The coupon with your Hop-On, Hop-Off allows one bike per person.

    A bonus booklet which includes:
    FREE goulash at Nika Restaurant
    FREE beer at the Fogashaz
    FREE beer at Bali Café
    FREE shot at Instant Bar (Ruin Bar)
    FREE souvenir at City Expert Budapest FREE Chilled Sour Cherry Coup at Frappans Restaurant

    Some of the attractions covered by the Red and Purple routes are:
    • Hungarian Parliament Building
    • Buda Castle
    • The Citadel and Jewish Synagogue
    • Jewish Museum and Synagogue on Dohány Street
    • The Chain Bridge
    • Budapest Castle Hill Funicular
    • Széchenyi István tér
    • St Stephen’s Basilica
    • The Hungarian State Opera House
    • Fovam Square

    You may choose to conclude this tour at any of the stops mentioned above.

    Optional River Cruise: If you choose Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus and Boat ticket, you will also get a river cruise along the River Danube. Enjoy spectacular views of Budapest from the river for 1 hour. The City Sightseeing boat departs from Stop 16 in the red route and Stop 3 in the Purple route. With this Hop-On, Hop-Off package, you will get two river cruise tickets – one operating in the day time and the other operating at night.

    Optional Night Tour:
    The tour departs from St. Stephen Basilica at 8pm and 9pm. Discover the beauty of Budapest by night with this exciting 2-hour bus tour. With 11 stops showcasing the best of Budapest, see the city’s top attractions at night. The last stop of the night tour is the Margit híd.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 24 or 48 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off bus ticket
    • Night Tour (optional)
    • 1 hour Danube River Cruise (optional)
    • A walking tour (with 48-hour ticket only)
    • Bike Tour on Margaret Island (with 48-hour ticket only)
    • Audio commentary offered in English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Arabic, Hebrew and Turkish
    • Bonus booklet which amount other things includes free Goulash (with 48-hour ticket only)


    • Entrances
    • Meals
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Please note

    Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher. 

    The bus tour route will not stop at the following stops due to renovation of the Metro Line M3 until further notice:

    Városháza Square (Stop 4)

    Károly Boulevard 23 (Stop 7)

    Castle District / Vár (Stop 18)

    Kálvin Square (Stop 23)

    During winter season, the cruise will operate with a minimum of 8 passengers.

    Child/Student (8-18) Anyone over the age of 16, will need to show a student or ID card when presenting their ticket. 

    CS Budapest is operating on a different route and won’t stop at Margaret Island until further notice.

  • Customer Reviews
    • ...

      Michal Drory, Israel, 17/Feb/2018
    • Bus tour

      Great fun & very informative....

      James Allan, United Kingdom, 29/Oct/2017
    • Great experience

      They're expensive but a great way to have a birds eye view on a city as large as budapest...

      juan solano, United States, 31/Jul/2017
    • its was an nice experience.

      PUNITHA VENGIDASALAM, Czech Republic, 13/Dec/2018
    • Not consistently good service

      Yael Landau, Israel, 20/Jun/2017
    • Very good value and interesting trip

      Ann Herbert, United Kingdom, 26/Jun/2016