Budapest Card

Explore Budapest at your own pace and see the sights you want to see with the Budapest Card! Simply show your card for free or discounted entry to participating attractions, plus use it for free public transport, two walking tours, discounts at local restaurants and more. You have the choice of a 24-, 48- or 72-hour card, and each card includes a guidebook with helpful information about the included services.

What You Can Expect

Budapest Castle Hill
Budapest Castle Hill

Your Budapest Card includes the following features for either 24, 48 or 72 hours, depending on the option selected.

Travel services and activities:
Unlimited travel on public transport – FREE
Airport shuttle-minibus services – 10% discount
Two walking tours – FREE
Various restaurants and spas – 10-15% discount
Audio-guide that can be downloaded to cell phone or tablet – FREE

One time free entry at the following museums and spas:
Budapest Museum of History
Aquincum Museum
Kiscelli Museum
Vasarely Museum
Hungarian National Gallery
Hungarian National Museum
Szt. Lukács Thermal Bath and Pool

New Budapest Gallery
Hopp Ferenc Art Museum of the Far East
Mai Manó House - Photo Gallery
Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center
Pocket Guide Mobile App 

Discounts at the following museums and attractions:
Memento Park-Statue Park Museum 20%
Hospital in the Rock 30%
Műcsarnok (Art Hall) 20%
Dreamcar Collection 50%

Budapest Summer Festival 2015 - 20%
Danube Symphonic Concert with Cimbalom Show - 10%
Hungária Orchestra & Folk Ensemble - 10%
Organ Concert in the St.Stephen's Basilica - 10%
Cathedral Organ Concerts in St. Stephen's Basilica- 10%
Water Tower on Margaret Island - 20%
Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden - 25%
Tropicarium- 30%
Center of Scientific Wonders - 30%

Széchenyi Thermal Bath - 10%
Rudas Thermal Bath - 20%
St. Gellért Thermal Bath - 10%
Király Thermal Bath - 20%
Dagály Spa, Bath - 20%
Római Lido - 20%
Palatinus Lido - 20%
Aquaworld - 30%

Gellért Brasserie and Restaurant  - 30%
Gellért Panorama Restaurant - 30%
Gellért Espresso - 30%
Kispipa Restaurant - 30%
Cafe Astoria - 30%
Café Dorottya - 30%
Halászbástya Restaurant - 20%
Spoon Cafe&Lounge - 20%
Mátyás Pince Restaurant - 20%
Karpatia Restaurant, Brasserie and Terrace - 20%
Rudas Étterem - 20%
Columbus Boat - 20%
Vén Hajó Restaurant - 20%
Terminal Restaurant and Bar - 20%

Please be aware that on Mondays most museums are closed.

Days of Service


Meeting Time

At your leisure; valid from the time of first use for the duration selected



  • Budapest Card
  • Free delivery of Budapest Card to your hotel
  • Budapest Card guidebook
  • Unlimited use of public transportation for duration selected
  • Two guided walking tours
  • Free entry to Lukács Thermal Bath and Pool
  • Free entry to selection of Museums
  • Discounts at 86 selected providers


  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Each card is valid for one adult and one child up to 6 years of age
  • Please provide your full hotel name and address at time of booking so your Budapest Card can be delivered to you
  • The walking tours take place daily. One starts at 10:30am from the Holy Trinity Statue on the Buda side, the other tour starts at 2pm at Tourinform on Sütő Street (Pest side); each walking tour is approx. two hours
  • Please be aware that on Mondays most museums are closed
Voucher Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Schedule and Pricing

Departure Point

Budapest and Northern Transdanubia



Return Details


Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.

Note: Tours may be delayed or run late. Please plan accordingly.

Unlimited use of the Budapest Card for 24 hours from time of first use From
$ 20.00
Unlimited use of the Budapest Card for 48 hours from time of first use From
$ 31.77
Unlimited use of the Budapest Card for 72 hours from time of first use From
$ 38.85

Customer Reviews

William H

September 2015

If you want to tour by public transit this is the only way to go. Used it many times while in Budapest.

Irma G

September 2015

Great way for discounts and free transportation.

Dennis T

September 2015

This was a very easy and affordable way to get around Buda Pest. Bus 16 rules and pretty much gets one everywhere needed on Buda hill. The trams and underground are likewise easy to use and a good way to see the city.


September 2015

Delivered before our arrival to our hotel this was a great buy. Used it for three days on tram and subway. went over Arpad Bridge from Buda to Szecheny Baths in Pest and the Subway all over the city. Went to Buda caste and at the best museum entry was free!
You will want a serious marker pen to write in the date and time you first USE the card. Get won't regret it.

Stephen D

August 2015

The card was great value and the city of Budapest was breathtaking!

Mariah P

August 2015

The card paid for itself!

Pamela B

August 2015

We loved the Budapest card. We enjoyed using the transit system and visiting museums when the day was too hot or rainy to stay outside. The card also included a 10:30 walking tour on any morning on the Buda side. We took advantaged on our first full day in Budapest. We took the 2:00 p.m. tour on the Pest side on our last day in Budapest. Both tours were quite informative.

Vicki S

August 2015

This is worth it for the ease of using public transportation.

Natalie L

June 2015

The Budapest card was extremely practical and very easy to use...once they arrived to the right location

Catherine M

June 2015

This card was well worth the cost for the free public transport alone! Some of the other specials were not so easy to obtain, mainly because some staff at some venues were not familiar with conditions of the card.

Hannah L

June 2015

I found the card to be an essential even if you just use for public transport as so convenient and saves money. Handy option of having it delivered to your hotel so pick up on checking in.
I used it for free entry to excellent museums and to roman ruins at aquicum. Savings too on other attractions.


March 2015

Well worth having, free travel and lots of discounts at places to visit.

Kimberly O

March 2015

Well worth getting. I was in Budapest alone and traveled on all public transportation to see all the beautiful sites. I felt very safe. The card paid for itself. Heartedly recommend

Bruno M

December 2014

The easy way to move around.
The best museums are free with the card as the Lucász Baths, in Buda.
When you spend 3/4 days it's the clever way to win some time.

Dave F

November 2014

Gave us the flexibility we wanted to see all the sights Budapest had to offer!

Freddy R

October 2014

I recommend to by in advance the Budapest Card. It is very importante once you can use for tram, bus, and don´t loose time for anything, including the atractions that are included.

Karin W

October 2014

I would recommend the card to anyone visiting Budapest:very good value and you don't need to worry about buying tickets for transport which can be confusing.If you like visiting museums,spas,sightseeing etc.,that's the card to get .


September 2014

Great card to have while visiting Budapest. All public transportation is included as well as entrance to some museums. Easy to use and saved us a lot of walking. Would not recommend using taxis in Budapest as they are not regulated. Our taxi ride from ship to hotel (5 minutes) was 16 Euros.

Mary Z

September 2014

If you are in the city for a couple of days, this is good to have.


August 2014


Edward E

August 2014

The fact that the package is waiting for you at the Hotel as an option is GREAT - saves time and logistics.

Margaret S

August 2014

This card came in very handy. The metro system in Budapest was very easy to navigate and we used this pass to travel all over the city. We also used it to gain admission to several museums. If you are comfortable with taking public transportation in Budapest (and there is no reason not to be), then you should buy this card. It's a very good value. Make sure that you write the date and time on the card and sign it. The "subway gestapos" stopped us several times and asked to see our pass. I had written the date of August 6th as 06-08 instead of 08-06 and then changed the date. One of the subway gestapos got real upset about that so don't make the same mistake!

Mario C

July 2014

Good Value for the price!


May 2014

Budapest Card is a terrific value. Free admission to several top rated attractions. Unlimited access to Budapest's public transportation system was a hugh plus in getting around town. We got more than our money's worth and would do it again.

At checkout we'll ask you to select a hotel from the list below. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Commonly Asked Questions

What if my hotel is not listed?

That's ok! At checkout you can select an alternative hotel and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?

Once your hotel arrangements are finalized, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?

Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.