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City Sightseeing Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Boat Ride

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  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Great overview and orientation of the city


With a 24-hour or 48-hour bus ticket, you can enjoy access to City Sightseeing Budapest’s Red and Purple bus routes. If you’d like to also include a Boat Tour and Night Tour to your adventure through the city, than select the 48-hour or 72-hour Bus, Boat & Night Tour ticket at check-out! There’s a ticket option to suit everyone’s needs!

Hop-on to the main bus route, the Red Line, at the famous Basilica. St Stephen’s Basilica is one of the city’s main landmarks; the third largest building in the city and was also named after the first King of Hungary! You’ll be able to hear all about it from the recorded audio commentary or you can explore the Basilica for yourself before continuing with the tour! Other memorable sights along the Red Line include the Chain Bridge, where passengers will enjoy panoramic views of the River Danube surrounding the famous landmark. Also, the Synagogue, which is the second largest Synagogue in the world, also featuring the Hungarian Jewish Museum which you can hop-off and explore at Stop 5!  

Hop-off at the Heroes’ Square, one of the most iconic in Budapest, where the Millennium Monument can be found. The square is one of the city’s most visited locations, hosting the famous Seven Chieftains of the Magyars statues and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This is the perfect place to hop-off at if you’re looking to explore some of Budapest’s history. Hop back on as the tour continues to the Hungarian Parliament Building – the third largest Parliament Building in the world – and admire its stunning Neo-Gothic architecture.

As the tour heads back to the Basilica, hop-off and enjoy the many eateries, bars and shops located here as well as it’s vibrant nightlife of an evening!

Get even more out of your trip to Budapest and add-on our amazing Boat Tour and Night Tour. On a City Sightseeing bus at night time, passengers will enjoy outstanding 360-degree views of Budapest’s finest architectures lit up of an evening, including the Basilica and Chain Bridge. With this combination ticket, you will also have the choice to do the Boat Tour in the daytime or the evening and explore the UNESCO-listed Banks of the Danube River.

Red Line (26 stops), Purple Line (17 stops), Boat Tour (3 stops), Night Line (13 stops).


Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Stops:
Red Route:
  • Szt. István Square (St Stephen’s Basilica)
  • Erzsébet Square
  • Széchenyi Baths
  • Synagogue
  • Astoria
  • Károly krt. 23.
  • Opera House
  • Liszt Ferenc Square (Music Academy)
  • Heroes' Square
  • Grand Hotel Hungária (Eastern Railway Station)
  • New York Palace
  • Astoria
  • Ferenciek Square and Váci Street
  • Sikló/Funicular and Chain Bridge
  • Vár (Castle District)
  • Citadella (Citadel)
  • Március 15. Square
  • Bálna shopping center
  • Fovám Square (Great Market Hall)
  • Kálvin Square (National Museum)
  • Hungarian Parliament Building
Purple Route:
  • Erzsébet Square
  • Szechenyi Square
  • Petofi Square
  • Clark Ádám Square
  • Margaret Bridge
  • Nyugati Square (Western Railway Station)
  • Oktogon


  • Unlimited hop-on hop-off for the time period selected at check-out
  • 1-hour boat tour (if option selected)
  • Night tour (if option selected)
  • Onboard audio commentary
  • Information booklet including a map and offers on local eateries, attractions and shopping
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Duration (estimated):
    Red Line: 140 minutes
    Purple Line: 100 minutes
    Night Tour: 115 minutes
    Boat Tour: 60 minutes
  • Frequency: 
    Buses along the Red Line and Purple Line have a departure frequency of 30 minutes. Please be aware this may be affected by traffic.
  • Audio commentary available in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Swedish, Arabic, Hebrew

  • Temporary Disruptions to the Route:
    The bus is currently not stopping at the following tour stops due to the renovation of the Metro Line M3: 
    - Városháza Square (Stop 4)
    - Károly Boulevard 23 (Stop 7)
    - Castle District / Vár (Stop 18)
    - Kálvin Square (Stop 23)

Meeting Point

Red Route Stop 1: St Stephen Basilica
Purple Route Stop 1: Erzsebet Square
Night Route Stop 1: St Stephen Basilica 
Boat Route Stop 1: Március 15 Square, Dock N. 10

Passengers can join the routes at any of the hop on hop off stops along the routes. However, to start the tour from the beginning, hop-on at the stops above.
Departure Time:
Red Bus Route: First Bus @ 9:20am, Last Bus @ 16:00pm
Purple Bus Route: First Bus @ 9:15am, Last Bus @ 14:50pm
Night Bus Route: Departs @ 18:30pm
Boat Tour: Departs at 13:00pm, 14:30pm, 17:00pm, 18:30pm

The above departure times are valid until March 31st 2018.
Departure Comments:

Valid from the time of first use, for the duration selected.

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details:

At the 'end' of the tour, the bus will return to the first departure point.

  • City Sightseeing Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Boat Ride
  • City Sightseeing Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Boat Ride
  • City Sightseeing Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Boat Ride
  • City Sightseeing Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Boat Ride
  • City Sightseeing Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Boat Ride
  • City Sightseeing Budapest Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Boat Ride


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