Hop-on/Hop-off Budapest

Here you can find information about city tours with the hop-on/hop-off bus in Budapest. We inform you about providers, stops, timetables and prices.

You can book the tickets directly with our partners and download them to your mobile phone. We receive a small commission for the sale. The price remains the same for you, of course.

City Sightseeing Budapest

Hop-on/ Hop-off Budapest: City Sightseeing
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  • 2 routes in Budapest
  • 25+ stops
  • City tour and boat trip included
  • Audio guide in 16 languages
  • Busse fahren alle 15 Min.


24 Stunden Bus, Boot und Stadtführung: 36,00 EUR


Big Bus Budapest

Hop-on / Hop-off Budapest: Big Bus
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  • 20 stops
  • Audio guide in 16 languages
  • City tour and boat trip included
  • Buses run every 30 minutes.
  • Family ticket available


24 Stunden Bus, Boot und Stadtführung: 32,40 EUR


If you buy your ticket online, you will then receive a voucher that you can save on your mobile phone. Show this voucher to the bus staff on your first journey. Your ticket is then valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours.


Hop-on/hop-off bus: places of interest

The Hungarian city on the Danube is known for its lively cultural scene, its thermal springs and many other sights. You can reach the following sights on a city tour by hop-on hop-off bus:

  • Parliament
  • Chain Bridge
  • Budapest Castle
  • Fisherman's Bastion
  • St Stephen's Basilica
  • Grand Market Hall
  • Andrassy-Allee
  • Heroes' Square
  • Széchenyi Thermal Baths
  • Danube embankment promenade

The routes of both providers are relatively similar and cover a large area, as some of the sights in Budapest are far apart. However, the bus stops are only a few minutes' walk away.

Tip: If you don't want to walk up the path to Budapest Castle, there is also an electric shuttle available for which you can buy a separate ticket.

Hop-on/hop-off bus
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Hop-on/Hop-off + Dohány Synagogue

Take a city tour on the hop-on hop-off bus and visit the Dohány Synagogue. You will receive all tickets immediately on your mobile phone.


Is a Budapest city tour worth it?

Budapest has a spacious city centre and numerous sights. Many of them are relatively far from each other. The hop-on hop-off buses cover the most important sights and districts. Their stops have been arranged to be visitor-friendly. From the majestic buildings of the Parliament and the Fisherman's Bastion to the lively markets and thermal baths, the hop-on hop-off buses will take you to the highlights of Budapest without you having to worry about route planning.

Buses are a convenient way to get around without having to deal with the hassles of public transport or expensive taxi rides. They are usually comfortable and air-conditioned or heated.

The biggest advantage of the hop-on/hop-off concept is its flexibility. You decide where you want to spend more time and can thus explore Budapest at your own pace. You can get off at any stop that interests you to sightsee or take photos. This flexibility is especially useful because of the variety of cultural and historical sights in Budapest.

Budapest in the evening
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Die Audiokommentare an Bord sind nicht nur informativ, sondern geben auch einen Einblick in die lokale Kultur, Geschichte und Geheimnisse der Stadt. Für Erstbesucher ist dies eine unschätzbare Gelegenheit, Budapest aus einer Insider-Perspektive kennenzulernen.

In summary, hop-on hop-off tours are a stress-free way to explore Budapest. You can sit back, relax and enjoy the view as you are taken from place to place without worrying about where to go.


City Sightseeing Budapest

Hop-on/ Hop-off Budapest: City Sightseeing
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City Sightseeing is the world's best-known provider of hop-on hop-off tours. In the Hungarian capital, they operate two routes all year round.

City Sightseeing's double-decker buses are painted red and offer a wonderful panoramic view. The upper canopy can be opened in fine weather. If the weather is not so nice, you can take a seat in the covered interior, protected from the weather.

A multilingual audio guide is also available on board. This makes the trip an informative sightseeing experience.

The ticket price also includes a boat trip on the Danube and a city tour.

Timetable Red Line

  • First departure: 9:00 a.m.
  • Last departure: 6:00 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 15 minutes
  • Start stop: St. Stephen's Basilica

Timetable Green Line

  • First departure: 9:00 a.m.
  • Last departure: 6:00 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 15 minutes
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Start stop: St. Stephen's Basilica

Timetable boat trip on the Danube

  • First departure: 12:00 a.m.
  • Last departure: 5:00 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 60 minutes
  • Starting stop: Petőfi Square, Dock No 6
  • Duration: 60 minutes

Information City Tour

  • Daily 11:00 a.m.
  • Meeting place: Basilica
  • Duration: 60 minutes

Routes & Stops

Contact City Sightseeing

If you have any questions for the company or feedback, you can contact City Sightseeing Budapest as follows:

  • E-mail: hello@hoponhopoff-budapest.com
  • Phone: +36 30 922 2111

If you have any questions about ticket booking, please contact Tiqets.com or GetYourGuide Customer Service (depending on where you booked your ticket).


Big Bus Budapest

Hop-on / Hop-off Budapest: Big Bus
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The second provider is Big Bus in Budapest. This company is also active worldwide.

Big Bus's double-decker buses are wine-red and have a partially open upper deck, so you can also enjoy an unrestricted view in these buses. The covered passenger compartment is air-conditioned in summer and heated in winter.

Big Bus also offers multilingual audio guides on board.

The ticket price includes a city tour and a Danube boat trip.

A reduced ticket price applies for children between 5 and 15 years. A family ticket is available directly from the provider: Big Bus Budapest

Timetable Hop-on/Hop-off Bus

  • First departure: 9:00 a.m.
  • Last departure: 5:00 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 30 minutes
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Start stop: St. Stephen's Basilica

Timetable boat trip on the Danube

  • First departure: 11:00 a.m.
  • Last departure: 5:00 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 60 minutes
  • Starting stop: Pier 6 (Provider MAHART Passnave)
  • Duration: 60 minutes

The boat trip takes place with a minimum of 10 participants.


Information City Tour

  • Daily 11:00 a.m.
  • Meeting place: Basilica
  • Duration: 60 minutes

The tour is conducted in English.


Routes & Stops

Contact Big Bus

If you have any questions for the company or feedback, you can reach Big Bus via a contact form:

If you have any questions about ticket booking, please contact Tiqets.com or GetYourGuide Customer Service (depending on where you booked your ticket).

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