Just like in most big cities there’s a Hop on Hop off bus in Budapest. In case you don’t know the concept: those are the big buses which pass by the most important sights of a city. You can easily hop on and off every stop. Which makes it a very comfortable way to see all highlights of Budapest in a relatively short amount of time.
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These are the advantages of taking a hop on hop off bus during your days in Budapest.
– fast and easy way to see the highlights
– during the bus ride you get to see the city from a different perspective
– the audio guide gives you interesting background information
– no worries about how to travel with transport from one place to the other
– when it’s nice weather you can sit outside and enjoy the sun
– you can hop on and hop off as often as you like
Routes hop on hop off Budapest
The classic ticket of ‘the hop on hop off Budapest’ covers 2 different routes: a red one and a green one. Both routes take you to the most beautiful places in the city. And thanks to the audio guide on board you get a lot of nice background information about the city. If you buy a premium (valid for 2 days) or deluxe ticket ( valid for 3 days) there is also a walking tour, boat tour and panoramic night tour included.
The red bus takes you to places like the Hungarian Parliament, New York Cafe, the Chain Bridge, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest Opera and so on.
Check the complete routes here >>
Buy tickets for the hop on hop off bus
You can buy different tickets for this hop on hop off bus. For 24, 48 & 72 hours. And there are tickets for children too. With premium tickets with which you can take free boat tours, a panoramic tour during night & free walking tours. Buy your ticket now.
Opening hours and frequency
The hop on hop of bus leaves daily from 09.00 in the morning and the last bus leaves Heroes’ at 18.00 in the afternoon. The touristic buses pass by every 25 till 30 minutes. The people from Big Bus, the hop on hop off bus company, who are helping at the stops can tell you exactly what time the next bus will arrive. If you buy a deluxe ticket you can also take the panoramic night tour which leaves every night at 19.30. The night tour is not a hop on hop off bus.
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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