Explore Budapest at leisure with a 48-hour ticket to 2 sightseeing routes on the hop-on hop-off bus. Catch panoramic views from Buda Castle, cruise the Danube, and visit historic sights while your live English-speaking guide narrates your trip.
What to Expect
Spend 2 full days exploring Buda and Pest: 2 towns so beautiful, they put them together! Budapest is the “Paris of the East," a magnificent city that presides regally over both sides of the mighty Danube, and you can see it all on this 48-hour hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour.
With this ticket you get access to the city’s 2 sightseeing routes on the lively hop-on and hop-off buses, some of which are open-top. You can use your pass on both the pink and green circuits for a full 48 hours.
The pink route is a 1-hour roundtrip that features the Buda hills and drives along the embankment of the mighty blue river from Margaret Bridge to Elizabeth Bridge. Along the way, you may choose the hop off at one of the 10 stops, in order to explore Budapest at leisure.
Back on land, you can access the green route and discover the Opera House, New York Palace, and Castle District. Live guides give commentary in English, while a computerized headset offers information in 25 different languages.
The open-top buses are a perfect way to see the city in the sunshine, and come equipped with straw hats to use. In the event of unexpected rain, the buses will also provide you with raincoats. Meanwhile, closed buses have panoramic windows so you will never miss a sight.
You can hop between the 2 routes as you wish, and take the river cruise according to your own schedule within the 48-hour period. With buses running on 30-minute and 1-hour-long schedules, and cruises between 10:45 - 20:45 every hour, it really is the perfect ticket.
(During winter time the boat schedule is the following: 3 November - 15 January; 1 - 31 March: 13:00, 14:30, 17:00, 18:30; 16 January - 28 February: 14:30, 17:00)
As an extra special add-on, your ticket also treats you to complimentary goulash and beer, as well as a discount booklet featuring savings of between 20 and 60% off select shopping and dining experiences.
- 48-hour ticket to 2 routes
- 1-hour river cruise in the daytime and in the evening
- Walking tour
- Goulash soup and beer
- Bonus booklet with discounts of up to 20-60% off
What to Remember
Green Sightseeing buses:
- 1 April - 31 October: 10:00 to 17:30, every 30 minutes from the Erzsébet Square
- A complete round trip lasts about 2.5 hours
Pink Panorama Line:
- Runs daily from 1 March - 31 October and from 1 November - 6 January
- Buses depart 10 minutes before the next hour, every hour from 10:50 to 17:50
- A complete round trip lasts 50 - 60 minutes