Great Synagogue in Budapest

great synagogue budapest

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:

TicketGBPEUR 
Adult1417Buy now for only £12.50>>
Student1013
Children (6-12)3,54
Children (0-5)FreeFree

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

great synagogue budapest

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 thursdayOpening hours
6 January - 28 February10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
1 March - 24 April10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
26 April - 25 September10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
29 September - 30 October10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday
November 2019 - February 202010:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
March - October10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday
1 January – 31 Decemberclosed

The synagogue and the Jewish museum are closed, or have different opening hours, on some special days in the year. Check these dates here:

MonthDates closed Different closing time
March15
April8, 9, 10 & 1514 open until 1.30PM
May2928 open until 1.30PM
September18, 20, 27 & 28
October4, 11 & 232 & 9 open until 1.30PM
November1
December24 & 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.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Halánová
    18 September 2019 at 14:49

    Is it possible to pay by card? I’d like to buy the ticket at the ticket office next to synagogue.

    • Reply
      maaikerijpstra
      19 September 2019 at 12:16

      I am 99% sure you can. It’s one of the biggest tourist attractions in Budapest and in most places in the city you can pay by card. But if you want to be sure you can also buy a ticket online on forehand. It is cheaper than buying it in the ticket office next to the synagogue and you can avoid the queue. Worst case scenario you can cancel the ticket (free cancellation up to 24 hours before).

      Have fun in Budapest!

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