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Budapest Baths | Soothing thermal sanctuaries in Hungary

Budapest is well known as the ‘City of Spas’, and rightly so it has several bath complexes offering a blend of relaxation and rejuvenation with thermal baths, spas, massages, and more. The water in thermal baths is believed to contain medicinal properties and has been an intrinsic part of the culture since the ancient Roman days. Visiting these bath houses is one of the best things to do in Budapest so read on to learn how to book Budapest baths tickets, what to wear, and other handy information to plan your visit.

Why experience the Budapest Baths in Hungary?

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Which Budapest Baths ticket is best for you?

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If you are looking for a full day of relaxation

Go for: Full day spa tickets
Duration: Full day

  • Enjoy full-day access to the iconic thermal baths in Budapest like the Gellert Baths or Rudas Baths, renowned for their thermal pools and stunning architecture.
  • Explore various thermal pools, saunas, and wellness spa services designed to soothe both body and mind.

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If you are a party enthusiast looking for a unique spa experience

Go for: Sparty tickets
Duration: 4.5 hours

  • Enjoy the ultimate blend of fun and relaxation with these exclusive spa party tickets.
  • Dive into the city's vibrant nightlife scene at a Budapest spa party. Dance to live DJs, sip cocktails, and soak in the thermal pools under the stars. 

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Budapest Baths combo Tickets

If you’re looking for a combination of relaxation and sightseeing

Go for: Combo spa tickets
Duration: Flexible

  • Get the combo tickets to explore Budapest after relaxing in the Budapest Baths.
  • Embark on a scenic Danube River cruise, visit the Hungarian Parliament with a guide to delve into Hungary's political legacy, or get the hop-on hop-off tours of Budapest to explore the city in depth.

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Szechenyi Baths
Gellert Baths
Rudas Baths
Lukacs Baths
Kiraly Baths

Kiraly Baths

Kiraly Bath house, Budapest is an architectural gem dating back to the Turkish occupation. With its octagonal thermal pool and Turkish-style dome, Kiraly Baths exude an exotic allure, inviting visitors to unwind amidst centuries-old charm.

Budapest Baths highlights

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Thermal pools

Indulge in the healing powers of natural thermal waters, renowned for their therapeutic benefits and relaxation. The Budapest Baths boast a variety of thermal pools, each with its own temperature and mineral composition.

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Bath Parties 

Experience the vibrant nightlife of Budapest with its famous bath parties. These parties transform the baths into a colorful playground, featuring live music, DJs, light shows, and a party atmosphere like no other. Don't miss the Sparty at Szechenyi Thermal Baths for a lively experience.

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Relaxation areas 

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and find serenity in the tranquil relaxation areas. Lounge on comfortable sunbeds, read a book or simply take a nap in these peaceful oases within the Budapest Baths.

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Hot springs

Budapest thermal baths are naturally fed by over 100 thermal hot springs. The waters contain various valuable minerals, like sulfite, sodium, calcium, magnesium, hydro-carbonate, fluoride, and metaboric acid.

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Swimming pools

Budapest baths offer indoor swimming pools. The Szechenyi Baths have a 50-meter-long open-air swimming pool on its premises. Go ahead and take as many laps as you want and then head back to the thermal spa for an even more soothing soak.

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Wellness sessions

Most of the Budapest Baths host a range of wellness activities like saunas, heated baths, steam rooms, and steam baths for a complete spa experience. If that's not enough, you will also find a variety of massages to help you relax.

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Stunning architecture

Marvel at the stunning Art Nouveau and Neo-Baroque architecture of some of Budapest's most iconic baths. These architectural gems combine the beauty of ornate decorations with the soothing ambiance of the thermal waters.

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Scenic beauty

Escape the hustle and bustle as you bask in the natural beauty surrounding the baths. Gellert Baths, situated near the Gellert Hotel, offers a picturesque setting, while Rudas Baths boasts panoramic views of the Danube River. 

Plan your visit to the Budapest Baths

Getting there
Szechenyi Baths

General timings:

  • Weekdays: 7am - 8pm
  • Weekends: 8am - 8pm
Gellert Thermal Baths

General timings: 9am - 7pm daily

Rudas Baths

General timings: 6am - 8pm daily

Tips for visiting Budapest Baths
  • Keep yourself hydrated: Soaking in thermal baths for long periods can cause dehydration, so please keep yourself hydrated.
  • Swimwear is available on rent: You can buy or rent towels, swimwear, flip-flops, and bathwear from the Budapest bath shops.
  • Tread carefully in the bath complexes: The pool sides can be slippery, so be careful when stepping in or out of the baths.
  • Visit early in the day: The baths tend to get crowded, even on weekdays. It is better to visit the thermal baths early in the morning for a less crowded experience.
  • Smoke only in designated areas: Smoking is prohibited around the pools and complex. It is only allowed in the designated smoking areas near the outdoor pools. 
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  • Szechenyi Baths: Szechenyi Baths have a spa shop on its premises where visitors can shop for swimsuits, swim caps, towels, and flip-flops. You can purchase a fluffy gift towel embroidered with the Szechenyi Bath logo, which makes for a great luxury keepsake. 
  • Lukacs Thermal Baths: You can buy handmade Kolop mud soaps from the Lukacs baths. You can also rent towels and bathrobes in their facility.
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Budapest Baths usually have a cafe and/or bar inside the premises where visitors can grab a quick bite. For a more elaborate meal, there are restaurants located close to the baths.

  • Széchenyi Kertvendeglo: Located in the heart of Budapest, next to the Szechenyi Thermal Baths, this garden restaurant serves traditional Hungarian cuisine and some international cuisine specialties as well.
  • Pagony: A one-minute walk from Gellért Baths, Pagony is a former kids’ swimming pool that was turned into a retro-style restaurant. The restaurant has an expansive wine menu and serves Hungarian dishes.
  • Mazi: This restaurant is hailed as a Greek haven in downtown Budapest. It is a short walk away from the Lukacs thermal baths and serves amazing Mediterranean cuisine.
Budapest Hungarian Parliament
  • Hungarian Parliament: The Hungarian Parliament is almost a century old and is the third-largest parliament building in the world. You can explore 691 rooms, unusual staircases, and intriguing statues in this building.
  • Danube River Cruises: Take in picturesque views of the city while cruising on the Danube river. There are numerous river cruise packages available to choose from. Romantic cruises, after-dark cruises, and wine-tasting cruises are some of the available options.
  • Vajdahunyad Castle Budapest: Located in the City Park, this castle’s architecture showcases styles from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. The castle hosts a variety of festivals, concerts, and the Hungarian Agricultural Museums’ exhibitions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Budapest Baths

Where can I buy Budapest Bath tickets?

You can book your Budapest Baths tickets online. It is best to pre-book Budapest baths tickets online to ensure guaranteed entry upon payment confirmation.

Can I book my Budapest Baths tickets online?

You can easily book your Budapest Baths tickets online from the comfort of your home. We recommend you book Budapest baths tickets online to avoid standing in long queues.

What is the cost of Budapest Baths tickets?

The starting price of Budapest Baths tickets is €24.24. This typically includes full-day access to the Rudas Baths with locker or private cabin access. The prices increase with additional perks and features.

What is the cancellation policy on my Budapest Baths tickets?

Depending on your ticket type, you can cancel your Budapest baths tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund on your purchase.

Are there any discounts available for Budapest Baths tickets?

You can avail of combo Budapest baths tickets to enjoy reduced prices and explore major attractions in the city. You can also customize the Szechenyi baths tickets to include a visit to the Palinka museum to explore the making of the infamous Hungarian brandy.

What is the best time to visit Budapest Baths in Hungary?

Budapest Baths tend to get very crowded, even during the weekdays. Try to visit early in the morning to enjoy the warm waters in lesser crowds.

Are Budapest Baths wheelchair accessible?

Most Budapest Baths are wheelchair accessible. There are also wheelchair-accessible pools available at Szechenyi Baths to allow you to soak yourself in warm waters, even with limited mobility.

Which Budapest Bath ticket should I buy?

If you want to spend an entire day soaking in the warm waters, book full-day access tickets to the Szechenyi Baths, Gellert Baths, Rudas Baths, or Lukacs thermal baths. If you want to explore some attractions along with the Budapest baths, book the combo tickets.

What should I wear to the Budapest Baths?

You can wear any kind of swimwear to the Budapest baths. Nudity is not welcome in these thermal baths. You can rent towels, swimwear, and bathrobes from the baths.

Is there a cloakroom at the Budapest Baths?

Almost every Budapest baths ticket includes access to lockers to store your belongings. You can also upgrade them to include a private cabin to change comfortably.

Is the Szechenyi Baths a part of the Budapest Baths?

Yes, the Szechenyi baths are one of the most significant Budapest baths. They are the largest medicinal bath in all of Europe and feature 15 indoor and 3 outdoor pools.

Is visiting Budapest Baths worth it?

It is absolutely worth it to spend a day soaking in the warm thermal baths of Budapest. Not only do you get to indulge in wellness sessions and spa treatments, but you also get to experience a slice of ancient Hungarian culture descending from Roman times.

What is the Budapest Bath experience like?

The Budapest bath experience includes soaking in the toasty warm waters, indulging in spas and wellness sessions, and swimming in the indoor and outdoor pools. The green surroundings create a fine ambience outside, while the inner pools also have saunas and steam baths.