Hop on Hop Off Budapest Tours

Are you a traveler who likes to plan own trip in any city or take the guided bus tours?Confused about whether to explore Budapest on your own or with guided bus tours? You would be wondering if there is Hop on Hop Bus in Budapest? Is it worth to take the Hop on Hop off Bus tour in Budapest? What are the prices of Hop on Hop off Budapest Bus tour?

We try to cover the pros and cons of different hop on hop off options available in Budapest, so that you can decided on your own.Being one of the top destinations in Hungary, Budapest has many options to offer Hop on Hop off Bus tours.However, there are 3 hop on hop off bus tours in Budapest to consider.

Following hop on hop bus options are worth checking for their availability.

Big Bus Hop on Hop Off Budapest

Bis Bus is a famous name operating in Budapest for Hop on Hop off Bus tours.The buses color are maroon with yellow lines and BigBus Budapest written on them. The buses are two storey and you can sit either on the ground and well on the top floor.BigBus Hop on hop off buses are passing near all top monuments in Budapest. With Big Bus tours, you can drop off at any stop you would like to explore and on board the next bus to continue your journey forward in Budapest.

Budapest Big Bus tour

For visitors who want to explore Budapest without doing any kind of research about the top monuments in the city, Big Bus tour is the best option. You just purchase the ticket and get in and out of the BigBus buses stops to explore the attractions. There is facility to use wifi in the Big Bus,which can be used for emails,browsing and social media.

Another key highlight of Bis Bus in Budapest tours is that it involves a boat trip in Danube,which is valid only for the duration of your ticket validity. Big Bus tours also offer a walking tour which is already part of the 1,2 and 3 day ticket.

There is no need to pay extra for the boat trip or the walking trip as the pass/ticket from Bis Bus tours already covers it.Get you Big Bus ticket online here.

Big Bus hop on hop off Budapest stops

Big Bus in Budapest takes you to all the key attractions and drop you around the footsteps of top attractions.Hungarian Parliament,Heroes Square,Chain Bridge, Synagogue,and any other other attraction you name it, Big Bus is going to all the top attractions except the monuments on the Buda hills like Gellert Hill,Fishermen Bastian and Buda Palace.

It drops you at the base of these hilly attractions,and you have to climb by yourself to experience the views from the mountains in Budapest.

Big Bus Hop on hop off tour in Budapest takes you through 22 different bus stops that cover majority of the tourist attractions.Here is the list of stations where Big Bus Hop on Hop off buses are dropping and picking their passengers in Budapest.

  • St Stephen Basilica
  • Chain Bridge
  • Deak Ferenc Square
  • Dohany Synagogue
  • Astoria
  • Andrassy Avenue
  • Opera
  • Octogon
  • Heroes Square
  • Keleti Station
  • New York Cafe
  • Vaci Street
  • Gellert Bath
  • Castle Garden
  • Funicular
  • Batthyany Square
  • Margaret Square
  • Nyugati Train Station
  • Hungarian Parliament

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Big Bus Budapest Routes

In Budapest, Big Bus Hop on Hop off tours operate on only one route. The route cover 22 bus stops passing closely to top attractions and allowing sufficient time for passengers to drop off and on board the buses. The only route available in Budapest by Big Bus is called the Red Route.

Big Bus hop on hop off Budapest Duration

The end to end journey of a typical Bis Bus hop on hop off tour in Budapest is 90 mins,which is a great way to get the Budapest city overview in short time.Exploring such variety of Budapest attractions with public transport in such a short time is tricky for tourists,as they need to get familiar with Buses,Trains,Trolleys and Trams working mechanism.

Exploring similar number of attractions with public transport may take a first time visitor around 5 to 6 hours or more.

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Big Bus Budapest Timings

The buses operated by Big Bus Hop on hop off Budapest are operating quite frequently. The buses are operational between 09:00 and 18:30.

The first bus starts its journey in front of the St Stephen Basilica at 09:00 while the last tour of Big Bus starts at 17:00 and finishes at 18:30.

During the operating times, Big Bus Budapest buses are passing every 10 to 20 minutes.

The Budapest Big Bus hop on hop off Buses are operational throughout the year,however, on the occasions of special holidays, the routes are modified due to certain ceremonies happening at different spots in Budapest. Key dates to note when planning a Big Bus tour in Budapest are March 15,August 20 and October 23.

Big Bus Budapest Tickets

You can get Bis Bus hop on hop off tour tickets online as well as in physical format.With Big Bus tours, you get two advantages when buying tickets online for hop on hop off tours. First is that you can onboard the bus by just showing the electronic form of ticket and do not need to get a printout.On the other hand, online ticket is 10% cheaper. Hence,if you are coming with family, you will get a greater discount if tickets are bought online.

For example a single day ticket price for Big Bus Hop on Hop off pass in Budapest is 36 Euros,but if bought online, you get it for 32.40 Euros.Hence a saving of 3.60 Euros.If you are 4 adults, you get an overall saving of approx. 14 Euros.

On the other hand, you can also buy paper tickets when you are in the city. The ticket sellers for Big Bus Hop on Hop off Budapest can be located around the city center near Deak Ferenc ter. Click here to get your BigBus tickets online.

Big Bus Budapest has 3 categories of tickets depending upon the number of days you want to use the tour. There is a one day ticket called Discover ticket, a 2 day ticket called Essential ticket, and a 3 day ticket named as Explore ticket.

All the ticket categories for Big Bus Budapest have similar facilities,except from the one day ticket (Discover ticket) where the ticket bought for the specific time/day cannot be modified. While the 2 day and 3 days tickets have flexibility to be changed with certain limitation.

Big Bus Tour Budapest Languages

Big Bus Budapest is a great way to know the history of Budapest by listening to the audio that is played when the bus is passing through the city.

You will get a headset when you are on boarding the bus at the start of your tour.

As of 2023, there are 16 languages supported by Big Bus hop on hop Budapest tour.

  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Hungarian

Big Bus hop on hop off Budapest price

The price of Budapest Hop on hop off Bis Bus tour depends upon the number of days as well as the place of purchase.

The price is cheaper when bought online,as you get a 10% discount.Get it here.

One day ticket price for Big Bus Budapest hop on hop off tour

One day ticket for Big Bus is called the Discover ticket. The Discover ticket (1 day pass for Hop on Hop Budapest) is the cheapest ticket available for 36 Euros, if bought from the physical office or any agent around Budapest city.

Although being the cheapest ticket, one day pass from Big bus has this drawback that the ticket is not flexible.It means you cannot modify the date for your Big Bus tour,in case your flight got cancelled or you could not reach Budapest in time.

One day Big Bus Budapest hop on hop off ticket for family is a great deal,as its price is 120.60 Euros if bought from a physical location in Budapest. The family ticket for Big Bus covers 2 adults and 2 kids.

Kids under 6 years of age are free to onboard the Hop on Hop Off Big Bus Budapest tour. Kids between the age of 6 and 18 have to buy tickets,which are slightly cheaper than the adults ticket price.Normal one day pass price is 32.40 Euros,if bought from the office,and 29.20 Euros if bought online.Get your tickets for BigBus online here.

Big Bus Budapest hop on hop off Discounts

You can get a 10% discount on all kinds of tickets/passes on Big Bus Budapest, if bought online.

For example, a 1 day ticket from Big Bus hop on Hop off Budapest, which is 36 Euros, becomes 32.40 Euros,after the online discount of 10%. Hence,as of 2023, 32.40 Euros is the cheapest price of Hop on hop off Budapest valid for one day pass.

There is definitely discount available for Budapest Big Bus tours. A family ticket for 1 day is available for 108.50 Euros after the 10% discount, which was 120.6 Euros before discount. Get your discounts here.

Big Bus Budapest River Cruise

One key feature of buying Big Bus Budapest tour pass is that it includes Danube RIver Cruise tour as a complementary item. It means, you do not need to pay any extra to join the RIver Cruise. The duration of River Cruise is around 60 minutes and it will pass the top attractions along the Danube.

The first river cruise from Big Bus Tours leaves around 12:00 in the afternoon, and after every 2 hours, the next cruises are departing.

If you want to drop off and looking for the closest Bus stop from Big Bus,that is closest to the Dock 6 for river cruise, you should drop at stop 13,which is Vaci Street,and from there you can walk towards the Dock. It is a 10 to 15 mins walk.

The Cruise ship departing location for Big Bus is “Budapest 1052, Pesti alsó rkp. 8.”. The dock number is 6 and it has big signs of Big Bus as well.

You can also identify it with the service provider name MAHART Passnave. The Big Bus River cruise is available in 8 languages with pre-recordings.

Keep in mind that Big Bus River cruise does not allow to carry pets.Get your BigBus Hop on Hop tour booking online with 10% discount.

Big Bus Budapest Walking tour

An additional feature of getting the BigBus pass for 1,2 or 3 day is that it includes a free walking tour as well. The free walking tour starts at 11:00 in the morning everyday from St.Stephen Basilica,which is stop 1 of the Bus tour.

The walking tour by BigBus is 60 mins long and finishes at Chain Bridge. There is only one walking tour in a day and Guide is speaking in English.

Big Bus Budapest

Get your BigBus Budapest Pass

Buying online tickets comes with 10 % Discount. Following prices are after the discount if bought from BigBus official website.

  • 1 day tour (Classic): 29 USD/person
  • 2 days tour (Premium): 35 USD/person
  • 3 days tour (Deluxe): 39 USD/person

Children ticket applicable from 6-18 years and approx 5 USD less than the adult ticket.

  • 1 Route within Budapest covering best attractions.
  • Recorded commentary is available in 16 languages
  • River cruise is also included in the ticket.
  • Free Wifi Available
  • There is a guided tour covered.
  • No night tour by bus.
  • No entry ticket to any monument.
  • Live Bus arrival times available in the bus app. The tour does not take you to the top of any Mountain,like Gellert Hill(Liberty Statue ), or Buda Castle, but drops at the base of the respective mountain
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Online tickets purchased have to be first redeemed at the office in front of St Stephen Basilica.

Sight Seeing Hop on hop off tour

City Sightseeing Budapest hop on hop off

Get your Hop on Hop off Budapest ticket

  • 24 hr tour : 25.92 GBP /person
  • 48 hr tour : 29.85 GBP /person
  • 72 hr tour : 33.77 GBP /person
  • Timings : 9:00 to 17:00 (Bus frequency 15 to 20 mins)
  • Walk tour 11 AM everyday
  • Boat tour: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 5:30pm, 7pm, 8pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm
  • Voucher can be used up to to 12 months from the travel date selected.
  • Printed and online tickets accepted.
  • Commentary in 15 languages.
  • 1 Route within Budapest covering best attractions.
  • Recorded commentary is available in 16 languages
  • River cruise is also included in the ticket.
  • Wheelchair accessibility is there.