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Budapest Card: Public Transport, 30+ Top Attractions & Tours

Budapest Card: Public Transport, 30+ Top Attractions & Tours

From US$ 28.96 per person

The Budapest Card is the Hungarian capital’s official city pass, the key to the city. This practical travel companion provides access to a set of services free of charge or at a reduced price designed for travelers visiting Budapest.

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Duration 1 - 5 days
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Experience

Highlights
  • Make use of free public transport within Budapest
  • Enjoy free entrance into the Lukács Thermal Bath
  • Get free entrance into several museums
  • Receive discounts of up to 50% for other museums, tours and attractions
  • Take a free walking tour in English
Full description

Simply pick up your card at one of the Budapestinfo tourist information centers and start exploring and using free public transportation.

Some of the most popular museums that can be visited free of charge with the Budapest Card:

• Hungarian National Gallery

• Hungarian National Museum

• Museum of Fine Arts

• Budapest History Museum – Castle Museum

• Memento Park – Statue Park Museum

• Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center

• House of Hungarian Photographers – Mai Manó House

• Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art

• Budapest History Museum – Aquincum Museum

• Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts

• Vasarely Museum

• Budapest History Museum – Kiscell Museum

• Bartók Memorial House

• Budapest History Museum – Budapest Gallery

• Museum of Military History

• Hungarian Museum of Trade and Catering

• Museum of Óbuda

• Goldberger Textile Industry Collection

Some of the attractions that can be visited free of charge or with a discount:

• Free visit of the Budatower

• Pálvölgyi Cave

• 50% discount at the Liszt Ferenc Academy, if you take a guided tour

• 40% discount at the Duna Corso Sightseeing Boat through Budapest

• 20% discount for a hop-on hop-off tour of Program Centrum

• Free access to St. Lukács Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool

• 20% discount at the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, St. Gellért Thermal Bath, Aquaworld or the Rudas Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool

• 1 free ride on Zugliget Chairlift

Includes
  • Budapest City Card
  • Free public transport within Budapest, including on the Bus 200E to/from the airport terminals
  • Free entrance to 19 museums
  • Free luggage storage at a central location
  • Discounts up to 50 % at baths, sights, churches, museums, restaurants, bars, sightseeing tours, boat trips, concerts, and sights

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    You must collect your Budapest Cards from the below Budapestinfo Points (you must bring your voucher): • Budapestinfo Point Terminal 2A Liszt Ferenc Budapest Airport Terminal 2A E-mail: repter2a@budapestbrand.hu Opening hours: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM • Budapestinfo Point Terminal 2B Liszt Ferenc Budapest Airport Terminal 2B E-mail: repter2b@budapestbrand.hu Opening hours: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM • Budapestinfo Point Városháza Park Hütte 1052 Budapest Városháza Park E-mail: suto@budapestbrand.hu. Opening hours: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Your GetYourGuide voucher must be exchanged for the physical Budapest card before use
    • Citizens of Hungary or other EU, EEA Member States or Switzerland, aged 65+ can use the public transportation in Budapest free of charge with an identity card or passport
    • The 72-hour Budapest Card Junior, for children aged between 6-18, needs to be proved by photo ID
    • The services included in the Budapest Card can only be used after the card has been validated with a signature and a starting date on the back. The cards are valid for 24/48/72/96/120 hours from the exact time (hour) of the first use. The free services and discounts can be obtained during the period of validity
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

    based on 389 reviews

    Review summary

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    Very useful card, provided you have properly planned your Budapest tour! I bought it for the last day of our trip, which included Buda side (Historical Museum, Art Gallery, Castle, St. Matthew's Temple, Fisherman's Bastion). Although it exclusively includes the public Museums of the city (& in some cases not all Museum wings), it is ultimately useful in combination with public transport (city buses, trams, metro), because you save a lot of time & comfort. To get it, you must first visit Budapestinfo points (we went to the one in Városháza park) & show your digital voucher. Then you receive the card with the filling instructions: you have to sign it & note the exact time you start using it. Its effect starts with its 1st use & lasts 24 hours. It can also be used & to return to the airport, as follows: first you take the city bus M3 which currently replaces the metro. Then you use the metro to the terminal station Kispest & finally the city bus to the Airport. The route is very easy!

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    August 29, 2022

    Easy to use: it allows you to take public transport without worrying about buying tickets. It allows you to have discounts on many museums and activities. I took the hop on hop bus and a cruise on the Danube at -25 and -20% thanks to the card. It is not expensive and is worth it because it makes your stay easier!

    August 23, 2022

    Simple, uncomplicated processing at the airport, very helpful because it can be used in all means of transport, no waiting times at ticket machines, we can only recommend it, it is checked very frequently, for everyone who wants to be on the road a lot, definitely cheaper than paying for all services individually.

    June 13, 2022

    Product ID: 187335