best thermal baths in budapest

5 Best Thermal Baths in Budapest | City of Thermal Baths and Spas

Budapest, often known as the "City of Baths," is situated on a fault line, and its thermal baths are fed by 120 natural hot springs. The city has a large number of thermal spas, several of which date back to the 16th century. Tourists from all over the world flock to the Hungarian capital to enjoy these soothing baths. Currently, there are 9 thermal baths in Budapest. Read on to know about the 5 best thermal baths in Budapest.

Five Best Thermal Baths in Budapest

széchenyi baths

Széchenyi Baths

Széchenyi Bath is Europe's largest spa complex and one of Budapest's most popular bathhouses. The bath complex boasts of 15 indoor thermal pools and 3 vast outdoor pools. Széchenyi Spa’s water has medicinal and healing properties.

On most Saturday nights, iconic "sparties" with DJs take place here. In the winter, there's nothing like reclining in the warmth of the Széchenyi Baths while snowflakes flutter around you.

Open all year round, Széchenyi Baths is one of the oldest thermal baths in Budapest and provides a plethora of spa and massage services to choose from.

széchenyi baths
gellért baths
rudas baths
lukács baths
kiraly baths

How to Visit Budapest Baths?

Budapest Baths is a ticket attraction and to take a dip in the thermal waters, visitors will need to buy a ticket to enter the venue. One of the most popular attractions in the city, Széchenyi Baths sees huge crowds on a daily basis, no matter what time of the day or season it is. Pre-booking your Budapest Baths tickets is the best way to ensure that you get a hassle-free entry even when there are heavy crowds at the attraction. Not only do you get to skip the hassle of standing in long queues, but online tickets are also safe and they encourage contactless transactions.

Széchenyi Baths are completely wheelchair accessible. There is a wheelchair-accessible entry from Kos Karoly Setany street. There are also wheelchair-accessible pools that allow you to submerge yourself into the warm waters. 

Read further to know the timings and rules before you visit Budapest Baths.

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All Your Questions About the Best Thermal Baths in Budapest Answered

Q. What are the best thermal baths in Budapest?

A. There are nine thermal baths in Budapest. Some of the best thermal baths in Budapest are Széchenyi Baths, Gellért Baths, Lukács Baths, Király Baths and Rudas Baths.

Q. Why are Budapest Baths famous?

A. Budapest is famous for its relaxing thermal baths and spas. The thermal bath waters in Budapest Baths remain warm constantly, be it summer or winter, leading to their immense popularity.

Q. Are Budapest Baths open for visits after Covid-19?

Yes, Budapest Baths are open. There are many safety protocols in place to ensure maximum safety while you visit Budapest Baths. You are required to present your vaccination certificate or Covid pass.

Q. Where can I book my Budapest Baths tickets?

A. You can easily book your Budapest Bath tickets online. Visit here to book your tickets.

Q. What are the Covid-19 safety measures at Budapest Baths?

A. Covid-19 vaccination passports are required to enter the Budapest baths. Visitors also need to go through thermal screening and maintain social distancing during their visit to Budapest baths.

Q. What do I need to bring when I visit Budapest Baths?

A. Although there are shops at Budapest Baths that let you rent/buy swimwear, it is best to carry a pair of flip-flops, swimwear, a towel, and a swim cap while visiting Budapest Baths. Carry bathing essentials like soap and shampoo as well.

Q. What is the best time to visit Budapest Baths?

A. Budapest Baths tend to get very crowded, even during the weekdays. It is recommended that you come in early in the morning to be able to enjoy the warm waters in lesser crowds.