Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest

Fisherman's Bastion

Opening hours, entrance fees & how to get there

The Fisherman’s Bastion is a very popular sight in Budapest. Both for tourists and locals. This romantic place has an incredible view over the Danube and the Pest-side of the city. And the building itself is stunning too, with all its little towers and staircases. It’s a must see when you visit Budapest. Make sure to bring your camera with you!

Opening hours

The Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and 356 days of the year. Which means it’s always open, even during Christmas and other special days. So you can visit it whenever you like.

Entrance fee Fisherman’s Bastion

Fisherman’s Bastion is free of charge. Its an open panorama terrace which you can just walk into without needing to pay. You do need to pay though if you want to enter the towers of the Bastion, from which you have a slightly better view than the other parts.

These are the entrance fees for the towers:

Standard ticket800 HUF£ 2
Discount ticket (students, children & seniors)400 HUF£ 1
Children under the age of 6 Free of charge

You can visit the towers for free on the following days:

  • Between 15th of October and 15th of March.
  • Every day between 20.00 and 09.00.
  • The 20th of August.
  • On the day of Hungarian Language and Literature (different date every year, but at the start of September).
Fisherman's Bastion

Practical tips

Fisherman’s Bastion can be very crowded. The place is well known for its stunning sunsets, so around that time tourists gather to enjoy the spectacular view. I would also recommend you to go see and see the sunset on a sunny day. But… it can also be slightly disappointing to share the place with so many other people who all look for the best photo opportunity. Do you want the place for yourself? Make sure you go as early in the morning as possible. Also after dark you can walk around without being bothered by too many other tourists.

How to get there?

On foot: Walk up one of the paths to the castle hill. How? Walk to the end of Szénechyi chainbridge and then take a right and try and find the stairs there. If you don’t find the stairs just follow the road to the right. There are many paths, so you will find a way to reach there. Just remember to keep on taking the paths to the right and you will need to climb uphill.

By bus: Bus 16 goes to Diaz Tér which is next to the Fisherman’s Bastion. You can take this bus from Deák Ferenc tér at the Pest-side of the city.

Adresss: 1-3 Hess Andras Square

Virtual tour Fisherman’s Bastion

If you want to get a preview of what the bastion looks like, make a virtual tour:

Looking for a hotel?
Check out my two personal favourites: TG Design suites Aparthotel & Hotel Rum (which is Buda-side of the city). Other hotels which are popular, have good ratings and are located very well are Roombach Hotel and AnVa House.

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If you have any questions, let me know in the comments below and I’ll try to answer as soon as possible.


  • Reply
    Kathy Rowe
    5 October 2022 at 13:05

    The Fishermans Bastion is such an interesting place to see. I’ve boolked a short Budapest trip for the beginning of November, and I’m surelly going to see it. I’m ready with my ‘To-Visit-List” and now I’m in search of places that offer good local food .

    • Reply
      6 October 2022 at 12:06

      Hi Kathy,

      So nice you will visit Budapest in the beginning of November. Indeed the FIsherman’s Bastion is a must see during your trip.

      Enjoy your trip!

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