Buy tickets, opening hours & how to get there
The Great Synagogue in Budapest is very impressive. Not only because its big – it’s the largest in Europe and the second biggest in the world – but also because both interior and exterior are very well designed. This synagogue, which can accommodate up to 5000 people, has the matching nickname ‘The Great Synagogue’.
On this page you will find all information you need for a visit.
Entrance fees Great Jewish Synagogue Budapest
You can only enter the synagogue with a ticket for a guided tour. This are the prices for the tickets at the door:
|Adult||14||17||Buy now for only £12.50>>|
With a Budapest Card you get a 10% discount on your ticket.
Buy tickets & skip the line
You can only enter the synagogue with a guided tour. You will learn about the history and architecture of the synagogue as well as about the history of the Hungarian Jews before, during and after the Second World War.
Buy your ticket now online and you have the following advantages:✓ Cheaper than buying a ticket at the door (!)
✓ Skip the line
✓ Make sure you have a spot
✓ Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the tour
I did the tour myself and I can really recommend it. Not only will you learn more about the Jewish religion & traditions and about the synagogue itself, but it’s also a good way to learn what happened during the Second World War in Budapest.
Opening hours Great Synagogue Budapest 2020
If you want to go and visit the great synagogue make sure to check the timetables. The synagogue is open on various hours during the year so it’s important to see if it is open on the day and hour you would like to visit.
|Sunday till thursday||Opening hours|
|6 January - 28 February||10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|1 March - 24 April||10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|26 April - 25 September||10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.|
|29 September - 30 October||10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|November 2019 - February 2020||10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.|
|March - October||10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.|
|1 January – 31 December||closed|
The synagogue and the Jewish museum are closed, or have different opening hours, on some special days in the year. Check these dates here:
|Month||Dates closed||Different closing time|
|April||8, 9, 10 & 15||14 open until 1.30PM|
|May||29||28 open until 1.30PM|
|September||18, 20, 27 & 28|
|October||4, 11 & 23||2 & 9 open until 1.30PM|
|December||24 & 25|
Pay attention: the opening and closing dates and hours may be changed by the Jewish Community last minute without preliminary notice
Virtual tour synagogue Budapest
You can take a virtual tour and look around. See what to expect from the Great Synagogue:
How to get there?
Address: Dohany utca 2 in the Jewish Quarter
Metro: Take M2 (the red lijn) to Astoria station. From there walk down Károly körút to Deák tér.
Bus: Take bus 7 or 7A to Astoria Station. Walk via Károly körút to Deák tér.
Tram: Take tramlines 47 or 49. Get off at Astoria Station. Walk on Karoly korut towards Deak ter.
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.