Szechenyi Baths tickets

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Szechenyi baths | Budapest's largest thermal baths complex

With around 15 indoor and 3 outdoor pools, the Szechenyi Baths are one of the largest and most popular bath complexes in Hungary. The bath waters are supplied by two natural thermal springs, rich in minerals, and are known to have healing properties. The Szechenyi Baths maintain their waters at different temperatures and also offer many wellness sessions to make sure that you are fully relaxed and rejuvenated. Read on to find all the essential information you need to plan a visit to the Szechenyi Baths in Budapest, including ticket options, location, timings, and more.

Why visit Szechenyi baths in Budapest?

Why Visit Széchenyi Baths?
  • Varied pools & amenities: Whether you prefer a warm, relaxing soak or an invigorating cold plunge, Szechenyi baths has it all. Additionally, there are saunas, steam rooms, and various spa services available, providing a comprehensive wellness experience.
  • Unique thermal bath experience: Szechenyi thermal bath complex is known for its healing bath waters. If you want to relax after a day of sightseeing or simply want to unwind on your travels, the Szechenyi thermal waters provide a soothing experience.
  • Stunning architecture: The baths are housed in a beautiful Neo-Baroque and Neo-Renaissance building, adding to the overall charm of the place.
  • Exciting social events: The Szechenyi thermal baths are also known for their summer night parties, which take place on most Saturdays, from 9:30pm to 2am. These 'sparties' offer the perfect outlet to let loose and splash to the music.
  • Cultural experience: These thermal baths have been an integral part of the Hungarian lifestyle for centuries. It's a chance to connect with local customs and experience a beloved pastime cherished by generations.

Which Szechenyi baths ticket is best for you?

Széchenyi Baths Tickets

If you are looking for a full day of relaxation 

Go for: Full-day tickets

  • Get this Szechenyi thermal baths ticket to enjoy all-day access to all the thermal pools inside the bathhouse.
  • Choose between a locker or a private cabin for added comfort and convenience.
  • Opt for fast-track entry to skip the lines and maximize your time at the baths.

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If you want to go sightseeing

Go for: Full-day access to Szechenyi Baths + cruise ticket

  • If you crave diverse experiences, the combo ticket offers a blend of relaxation and adventure. 
  • Relax in the thermal baths and then embark on a Danube River sightseeing cruise to discover Budapest's landmarks from a unique vantage point or explore Budapest at your own pace with a 48-hour hop-on-hop-off bus tour covering the city's top attractions.

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If you are a history buff

Go for: Combo ticket

  • This ticket combines a guided tour of the iconic Hungarian Parliament with a day of rejuvenation at Szechenyi Baths, providing a unique blend of history and relaxation.
  • Delve into Budapest's rich past through the Parliament tour before indulging in the therapeutic waters of Szechenyi spa baths.

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Sparty tickets

If you are looking for a unique blend of nightlife and thermal baths

Go for: Szechenyi sparty tickets

  • Get these tickets to combine relaxation with nightlife for an unforgettable Budapest experience.
  • Join Budapest's famous Sparty or spa party, a one-of-a-kind nighttime pool party at the Szechenyi Baths.
  • Dance to music from renowned DJs, enjoy light shows and soak in the thermal waters under the stars.

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Activities & services at Szechenyi baths

Pools at Szechenyi baths

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Swimming pool

The Szechenyi Baths have a 50-meter long swimming pool. You can run laps, play water sports, and enjoy with your family and friends in this pool. The temperature ranges from 26-28°C in the pool.

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Outdoor thermal pool

Kick back and relax in the cozy outdoor thermal pool of Szechenyi Baths. The water temperature in this pool is maintained at a toasty 36-38°C even during winter for your convenience.

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Leisure pool

Indulge in a luxurious bath with a picturesque setting in the lavish outdoor leisure pool of Szechenyi Baths. The water temperatures of this pool range from 30-34°C.

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Indoor medical pool

The indoor medical pool is great for the prevention of various body ailments. We recommend you spend around 20 minutes soaking in the indoor pools. The water temperatures here range from 28-40°C.

indoor pool at szechenyi spa

Plunge pool

Treat yourself and your muscles to some much-needed rest and relaxation in the plunge pools of Szechenyi Baths. The water temperatures of the pools are maintained at 18 and 40°C.

Plan your visit to Szechenyi thermal baths

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General timings

Monday to Friday: 7am - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8am - 8pm

Please note: 

  • You have to leave the pools and saunas 20 mins before closing hours.  
  • The cash desks are open until 7pm

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Saunas & spa
  • Saunas & hot air chambers: 10am - 7:30pm
  • Program sauna: 7am - 10am (on weekdays)
  • Private spa: 8am - 7pm
  • Private medical spa: 9am - 5pm (on weekdays)
Dayspalm & drinking fountain
  • Dayspalm: 9am - 6pm (on weekdays) and 10am - 6pm (on weekends)
  • Drinking fountain: 9am - 5pm (Tuesday to Saturday)

facilities at Széchenyi Baths, Budapest
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Lockers
  • Private cabins
  • Swimwear rentals
  • Spa shop
  • Cafe
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Szechenyi baths rules
  • Thermal pools age restriction: Thermal pools are not suitable for children under the age of 14. 
  • Swimming caps are mandatory: Remember to pack your swimming cap! It's mandatory to wear swimming caps in the swimming pools. If you forget to bring one, don't worry – you can purchase them on-site.
  • Health precautions: If you're pregnant or have any medical conditions, it's advisable to consult your doctor before visiting the spa. While the baths offer relaxation, certain conditions may require special attention.
  • Pool closure time: Be mindful of the closing time. The pools and pool areas must be vacated 20 minutes before closing time. Ensure you plan your visit accordingly to make the most of your time at the baths.
  • Last entry time: The last entry to the Szechenyi Baths is one hour before closing time. 
  • Out of order: The outdoor experience pool is not available from 4 to 10 March, 2024, the outdoor thermal pool is not available from 21 to 23 March, 2024 due to maintainence. Some indoor pools may be unavailable due to maintenance.
Szechenyi baths tips
  •  Arrive early to beat the crowds: The early bird catches the thermal wave! Arriving early not only secures your spot but also allows you to relish the tranquil ambiance before the crowds pour in.
  • Book your tickets in advance: Save time and guarantee your spot, especially during peak tourist seasons, by booking your Szechenyi Baths tickets online in advance.
  • Pack essentials: Don't forget to bring essentials such as a swimsuit, towel, and flip-flops. While some amenities are available for purchase or rent on-site, it's convenient to have your own.
  • Enjoy additional services: Treat yourself to additional services such as massages and spa treatments for the ultimate relaxation experience. These services can be booked in advance or on-site, adding a luxurious touch to your visit.
  • Stay hydrated: After spending time in the thermal waters, it's essential to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water to replenish your body and maintain your well-being.

Frequently asked questions about Szechenyi baths tickets

What's inside Szechenyi Thermal Baths?

Inside Szechenyi Baths, you'll find a range of facilities to enjoy, including numerous indoor and outdoor thermal pools with varying temperatures, saunas, steam rooms, relaxation rooms, massage services, including fitness facilities. 

How much does a Szechenyi baths ticket cost?

The cost of Szechenyi baths tickets start from .. We recommend you purchase Szechenyi Bath tickets online to save time and money. Booking tickets online ensures that your spot is reserved upon payment confirmation.

Are Szechenyi Baths wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Szechenyi Bath complex is wheelchair-friendly. The complex has ramps, elevators, and designated changing rooms for individuals with limited mobility, ensuring that visitors with wheelchairs can comfortably enjoy the thermal baths and facilities. 

What is the best time to visit the Szechenyi Baths?

You can visit the Szechenyi Baths throughout the year. They have thermal pools at different temperatures for your convenience, so you can enjoy warm waters during winter and take a dip in their cold plunge pools during spring and autumn. Try to avoid public holidays and weekends if you want lesser crowds. Szechenyi Baths host one of Budapest’s iconic spa parties every Saturday from 9:30 PM to 2 PM. If you love night galas with live music, you must visit the baths during those hours. 

Can I store my belongings somewhere safe in Szechenyi Baths?

You can either store your luggage in Szechenyi Baths cabins or leave your bags in the bath lockers. You will get a wristband with a specific chip through which you can access the cabins and lockers. 

What do I need to bring when visiting the Szechenyi Baths?

Although some shops at Szechenyi Baths let you rent or buy swimwear, it is best to carry a pair of flip-flops, swimwear, a towel, and a swim cap while visiting any of Budapest’s baths. Carry bathing essentials like soap and shampoo as well.