Online tickets to Széchenyi and Gellért Baths
You can buy entrance tickets online to the two biggest and most busy thermal baths: Gellért and Széchenyi Bath
- Why is it good to buy online?
- If you book your tickets online in advance, you do not have to join the often long-time waiting queue in front of the bath. There are very busy queues sometimes, that you can skip like a VIP guest by booking the ticket online.
Easy & fast entrance through our separate Welcome-desk for your convenience.
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The Szechenyi bath
complex was the biggest thermal bath in the beginning of the last century. First thermal spring opened at 1881 in the Városliget, but the building complex was built in 1913. It was built in neobaroque style, which absolutely fit the mainstream historical architecture that time. The buildings of the 1896 World Expo determined the architecture style of the Városliget area. The Széchenyi is a public bath common for men and women from the beginning. It was renovated in 1999 last time.
The outside thermal pools are opened all over the year, even when it is snowing. There are 3 big pools outside, a lot more inside and a steam sauna inside as well. Total number of pools: 18.
It is on the M1 (yellow) metro line at Széchenyi fürdő stop (Pest side, behind the Hősök tere).
Szechenyi thermal spa
address: 14. district Budapest, Állatkerti körút 11., tel.: +36 1 363 3210. Open every day 6:00-22:00. Entrance: 3100 HUF ~ 12 EUR (weekdays) and 3650 HUF ~ 14 EUR (weekends). Massage from 2900 HUF. This bath is common for men and women
, swimming dress is compulsory.
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The Gellert bath
is in the building of Hotel Gellért, at Buda side, very close to the Liberty bridge. It is in a lovely art nouveau style building built in 1918, inside the renovated thermal spa part is covered by famous Hungarian art nouveau Zsolnay tiles, statues and decorative elements. It was recently renovated by original plans and Zsolnay coverings. Thermal bath and sauna area is separated for men and women
, except for Sundays, when every area is common, so Sundays are the best for families. In the thermal bath area you have to wear swimming dress or apron that you can get at the entrance for free. It is a very popular, nice, elegant and clean thermal spa.
The outside part (swimming pools and garden) is opened every year from 1st May till 30th September. There are special nights in August, when you can go musical night swimming.
Total number of pools: 13.
You can go there by bus 7, 173 and by tram 47, 49, 18.
address: 11. district Budapest, Kelenhegyi ut 4., tel.: +36 1 466 6166. Open: 6:00-20:00. Entrance: 3900 HUF ~ 14 EUR (weekdays) and 4050 HUF ~ 15 EUR (weekends). Massage from 2800 HUF.
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Rudas turkish bath
The place of Rudas bath
was a popular thermal bath in the medieval times. The Turkish building over this thermal spring was built around 1560 by S. Mustapha pasha. The original Turkish interior is restored. It was used as a military hospital during World War II. The Rudas is not common for men and women (Mon, Wed, Thu and Fri for men only), common (family days) only at the weekends. In the thermal spa area you have to wear swimming dress or apron that you can get at the entrance. After you finish your bath, you can get a towel for free. But at weekends you have to bring swimming dress and towel also. So during the week you do not have to take anything with you, towel and apron is given to you, it is the most convenient thermal spa in Budapest.
Total number of pools: 7.
It is at the Buda side of the Elizabeth bridge, on the bus line 7.
address: 1. district Budapest, Döbrentei tér 9. tel.: +36 1 356 1010. Open: Mon-Fri 6:00-20:00, night bathing only at Fri, Sat 22:00-04:00. Entrance: 2520 HUF ~ 9 EUR (weekdays) and 2900 HUF ~ 11 EUR (weekends), there is a repay system: if you finish within 3 hours, as it is calculated by the entrance card, repay 400 HUF at the entrance. Entrance for night bath is 3300 HUF ~ 13 EUR, there is no repay system at night bath. Massage from 2900 HUF.
Men days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Women days: Tuesday
Family days: Saturday, Sunday
Cinetrip Sparty Budapest
Sometimes the special Cinetrip party
is organized mostly at weekends in Rudas bath, generally once in a month. It is one of the best parties in Budapest, very peculiar and popular underground party. the music is around downtempo electronica, chill out, lounge, drum 'n base with the best underground DJs and VJs. There is a spectacular laser show, light painting, LED installation, belly dancers and jugglers. The party is held at the swimming pool area (dance) and the Turkish bath with steam and sauna area (chill out) also. You have to wear a swimming dress and take towel with you. Entrance is 7000 HUF ~ 26 EUR. Buy your ticket priority, it is cheaper a bit (6000 HUF ~ 22 EUR) and you do not have to join the long queue at the entrance.
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Király turkish bathKirály bath
is built in 1565 by Turkish S. Mustapha pasha. They built this bath close to the Buda castle, because they needed a place where they could wash during siege. The Kiraly bath has not got own thermal water, it is led from the closest Lukács bath. It was damaged during the WW II. And it was renovated in 1950. Nowadays it became a gay thermal bath, almost only gays and lesbians visit, mostly pensioners. Király bath is said not clean, we do not recommend you to try this bath. It is obligatory to wear swimming suit.
Total number of pools: 4.
It is at the Buda side of the Margaret bridge (tram 4 and 6), close to the Batthiányi sq. M2 (red line) metro stop.
address: 2. district Budapest, Fő u. 84. tel.: +36 1 202 3680. Open: 8:00-20:00. Monday, Wednesday only for women. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday only for men. Entrance: 2200 HUF ~ 8 EUR. Massage from 2800 HUF.
The Rácz bath
has been closed since 2002, when they start to renovate it and build a luxury hotel next to it. There is a corruption issue which is under investigation.
address: 1. district Budapest, Hadnagy út 10.
It is still closed, it may be reopened at the end of 2010.