The Szechenyi baths are the most popular thermal baths in Budapest. Both for tourists and locals alike. And that’s no surprise if you look at the amount of baths in the complex and the sheer beauty of the surroundings. Both the outside area the inside baths are pleasure to the eye.
Szechenyi baths opening hours
This spa is open during the these hours:
|Every day of the week||6 am – 10 pm|
During all the national holidays the complex is also opened at the same hours. Except for the following days when the hours are a bit different than usual:
December 24th: from 6am – 2pm (all facilities).
December 25th: from 10am – 6pm (all outdoor pools & most of the thermal section).
December 26th: from 6am – 8pm (all outdoor pools & most of the thermal section).
December 31st: from 6am – 6pm (all facilities).
January 1st: from 11am – 8pm (all facilities).
Szechenyi baths prices
In the table below you will find the prices for tickets you can buy online on forehand. This way you will not have to queue up before you enter the Szechenyi baths. And especially in the high seasons it can get busy.
|Ticket type||Price||Buy now|
|Day ticket with cabin usage*||£17.50 / €19||Buy tickets >>|
|Day ticket with locker||£16 / €21||Buy tickets >>|
* Private changing cabins where you can change and store your belongings for the day.
In the table below you see the prices for the Szechenyi bath tickets which you can only buy at the door:
|6 – 8 am with cabinet or locker||from £14.5 / €16.5||from £15.5/ €17.5|
|7 – 10 pm with cabinet or locker||from £14.5 / €16.5||from £15.5 / €17.5|
|Ticket for cabinet||£1.5 / €3||£1.5 / €3|
|Ticket for Szechenyi tour||£7.75/ €8.75||£7.75/ €8.75|
Szechenyi spa tickets
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Tips for your visit
Best time to visit
It can get pretty busy in this popular spa complex in Budapest. Especially during the peak season from June till September. So if you want to try and avoid the crowd as much as possible make sure to enter the bath before 8.30 am. Around 11.30 am the bath starts to get really crowded. So let’s say you stay between 08.00 and 11.00 you picked a great timeslot. This is also the time most locals will go to Szechenyi baths, since it’s also a popular place for them to go to.
What to bring?
If you go this bathhouse make sure you will bring a towel and a pair of flip flops. It is obligated to bring slippers. Also make sure to dress appropriately. In Szechenyi baths it’s mandatory to wear swimwear. Don’t worry if you forgot to bring towels, or flip flops. You can rent them on the spot. But that’s not cheap! Also make sure to bring suntan and a good pair of sunglasses if you go on a sunny day.
Machines for dry clothes
There are special machines to dry your swimwear and towels extra fast. So if you want to leave the complex make sure to throw them in, so you don’t have to carry around wet stuff the rest of the day.
It’s allowed to take pictures inside Szechenyi spa. But make sure to pay attention to your camera. Off course you don’t want to drop it or lose it. Always keep an eye on your valuable items.
Are you curious what to expect from the baths? Than take a virtual tour through the complex. You can see both the outside areas and the pools inside.
History Szechenyi complex
Szechenyi was the first thermal bath in Budapest. It owes its existence to a mining expert, under whose leadership in 1885 drilling was done in the City Park. On that spot a bathhouse was built, but people were not satisfied and so the construction of the Széchenyi bathhouse started in 1913. Over the years it was expanded further and further and during the years other functions were added. complete renovation took place in 1999 and in this form the bathhouse still exists today.
How to get there?
The Szechenyi baths are situated in Budapest’s City Parc. You can reach it in the following ways:
By trolleybus: Take line 72.
By metro: Take metro 1 (M1) and get off at Széchenyi fürdő.
The address of the baths is: Kerület Állatkerti körút 9-11.
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.