budapest baths opening times

Budapest Baths Opening Times | Best Time to Visit & More

Budapest is known worldwide as the ‘City of Spas’. The city has the largest thermal spa in Europe and spending a day at Széchenyi Baths, with its 15 indoor and 3 outdoor pools, is sure to strip you of your travel weariness. If you're planning to relax at this marvelous thermal bath complex, read on to find out more about Budapest Baths opening times and the best time to visit Széchenyi Baths.

Budapest Baths Opening Times

Széchenyi Baths are open daily and during all seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter).

Pools, Steam Cabins, and Saunas: 

Every day from 9 AM to 7 PM (last entry at 6 PM)

Thermal Facilities: 

Every day from 9 AM to 10 PM (pool exit at 9:45 PM)

Budapest Baths Opening Times During the Holiday Season:

Christmas Eve (24 Dec): 9am to 1pm (spa closes at 2pm)

Christmas Day (25 Dec): 10am to 5pm (spa closes at 6pm)

New Year's Eve (31 Dec): 9 am to 5 pm (spa closes at 6 pm)

New Year’s Day (1 Jan): 10 am to 5 pm (spa closes at 6 pm)


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How Long Do You Need to Visit Széchenyi Baths?

Your Budapest Bath Tickets grant you full-day access to Széchenyi Baths so that you can rest, relax and rejuvenate to your heart's content. You can choose to lounge around for as long as you wish to in the spa and bath complex.

It is quite easy for one to get lost in a thermal bath complex with a whopping 18 pools. Visitors are encouraged to print out and carry a copy of this map for easy navigation.

Best Time to Visit Széchenyi Baths

Széchenyi Baths are open daily and during all seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter). The thermal bath waters maintain toasty temperatures even during the harsh winter months.

The largest bath complex in Europe is sure to attract throngs of people at all times of the day. If you wish to enjoy your soak with as few people around as possible, consider visiting the thermal bath during a weekday as it tends to get really crowded during the weekends.

The best time to visit Széchenyi Baths is early in the morning as the complex is relatively less crowded.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Budapest Baths Opening Times

Q. Are Széchenyi Baths open?

A. Széchenyi Baths remain open throughout the year.

Q. Are the thermal baths in Budapest open in winter?

A. The thermal baths in Budapest remain warm no matter what season it is. So, yes, the thermal baths in Budapest remain open in winter.

Q. What are the opening hours of Széchenyi Baths?

A. Széchenyi Baths are open from 9 AM to 10 PM.

Q. Can we visit Budapest Baths at night?

A. The pools at Széchenyi Baths remain open till 10 PM (pool exit at 9:45 PM).

Q. Are Budapest Baths open on New Year's Eve?

A. Yes, Széchenyi Baths are open on New Year's Eve and a special New Year's Eve party takes place here as well. Please note that this party can take place on New Year's Day instead as well.

Q. Do you need to book tickets Budapest Baths?

A. Yes, Budapest Baths are a ticket attraction. It is advisable to book your tickets to get entry into the baths and in order to avoid long queues and crowds. Book your Budapest Baths tickets here.

Q. Are Budapest baths open all year round?

A. Most of the thermal baths in Budapest are open all year round, even during winters and most national holidays.

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

A. Budapest Baths are popular worldwide and attract tons of tourists. If you wish to enjoy a peaceful bath when it is not too crowded, it is advisable to visit early in the morning during the week days.