The Budapest Card: all advantages in a row

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What is the Budapest Card? It’s a discount card for Budapest, with which you can do things for free or with a discount. For example you can travel for free by public transport, get free entrance to some main attractions and museums and you get a lot of discount on others. You can get discount in some restaurants too.

On this page you can find out if it is a good option for you to buy this card for your trip to Budapest.

Advantages of the Budapest Card

As mentioned above, with the Budapest Card you get a lot of different advantages. The most important are:

  1. Travel unlimited with all public transport for free*
  2. Free entrance to the permanent exhibitions of 19 museums
  3. Free entry to 30+ top Budapest attractions & tours
  4. Store your luggage for free in the centre of the city
  5. Attend 2 walking tours for free
  6. 10 to 15% discount on more than 100 other things (restaurants, museums, bath houses, cruises, etc.)

* with exception of bus 100E which takes you from the airport to the city

There are also some great practical benefits:

comfort: you don’t have to buy tickets for public transport and certain museums etc.
ease: it gives the freedom to get on all means of public tranport whenever you want.
timesaver: you don’t need to queue up to buy tickets for museums, transport etc.

Considerations before purchasing

To give you an idea of how many discount you can get with the Budapest Card, here is a list of prices of the things you can visit for free if you purchase it:

Day pass public transport: €5
Entrance museum: €102
Buda Castle bus: €8
Entrance Lucaks bath: €13
3D cinema: €5
Walking tours: around €30 in total
Chair lift: €4
Pálvölgyi cave: €4
Maria Magdelena tower: €4,50

So you can save around €170 if you would do all the above things. On top of that you can ad all extra discounts. Apart from this monetary benefits it also gives you the practical benefits which are already mentioned above.

Buy Budapest Card

There are different types. So you can chose which one fits your situation best. You can buy a card for 1 up to 5 days. There are cards for adults and for children (the last ones are cheaper). And there is also a ‘plus’ card, with which you get even more benefits (like a cruise and an airport transfer).

You can buy the Budapest Card via this link. It’s the same price as you would buy it via the official ticket point in Budapest or online. So make your life easy and buy it now!

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.


If you have a question please let me know in the comments below. I will come back to you as soon as possible. Be aware you will not get an e-mail so you have to come back to this page to check the answer.


  • Reply
    Peter Stephens
    12 April 2022 at 17:38

    My wifw and I are travelling to Budapest this weekend (Easter) and wist to purchase a Budapest card. Do we have to purchase two cards, i.e. one each.

    • Reply
      29 April 2022 at 15:15

      Dear Peter,

      I am so sorry for the delay. I hope you have figured it out. But for two people you need to purchase two cards indeed.
      I hope you had fun in Budapest!


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