|Budapest Card offers its holder more than a hundred services:
- unlimited travel on public transport
- free entry to 60 museums and to some sights
- sightseeing tour for half price
- reduced price tickets for cultural and folklore programs
- discounts in restaurants and spas
- discount for the airport minibus service, car rental, sports facilities
and in many other places
The services of the card are detailed in a 100-paged, colored publication in
Hungarian, English, German and Italian languages.
This publication introduces the use of the Budapest Card and the servicing
(with photo, address, opening hours, entrance fees and discounts)
for 48 or 72 hours
Price in 2007:
6450 Hungarian Forints for 48 hours
7950 Hungarian Forints for 72 hours
Price in 2008:
6500 Hungarian Forints for 48 hours
8000 Hungarian Forints for 72 hours
Each Card is valid for one adult and one child up to 14 years of age.
More than 250 places in Budapest: main metro ticket offices, tourist information
bureaus, travel agencies, hotels and the airport, and abroad at major tour
operators, and several representations of Malév Hungarian Airlines.
Can be used in the following fields:
Budapest Card can be used to take public means of transport free of charge in
the capital: on buses, the underground (metro), trams, trolleys, the cogwheel
railway and Local Suburban Trains (HÉV) out to the city limits. With a valid
Card you will not have to buy a ticket on the Children's Railway twining through
the hills of Buda, and if you take the Chairlift up János Hill (János-hegy), you
get a 10% discount on the fare.
Museums and sights
Budapest Card provides free access to more than 60 the Matthias church, the Zoo,
the Funfair, the Pálvölgy- and Szemlő Hill Caves and the Palace of Miracles and
25-30% discount on the admission fee in Buda Castle Labybinth and the
Tropicarium. You can also enjoy the panorama from the dome of St. Stephen's
Basilica, take a guieded tour in the State Opera House or the Dohány street
Synagogue or an audioguide tour both in the Museum of Fine Arts and the
Hungarian National Gallery with a 15-30% discount..
Budapest Card grants the holder a 50% discount on sightseeing bus tours
organized by Program Centrum travel agency, and 24% on day and night river tours
organized by Legenda Travel Ltd.
Budapest Card offers 15% off the price of tickets for classical music programs
organized by the Hungária Concert Ltd., and the English-speaking performances of
Merlin Theatre. You can get 25% discount for the performances of the Folklore
Centrum where you also have the chance to learn the traditional Hungarian dances
in its dance house. Also 25% mark-down on a klezmer concert and 20% on the
performances of the Laser Theatre performances.
Baths and spas
The Budapest Card means 20% off the entrance fee to the Rudas, and Gellért
thermal baths or the outdoor pools of Palatinus on Margaret Island.
Catering and restaurants
Budapest Card grants the holder and his or her guests 10-20% reduction in the
following restaurants and cafés: Restaurant Admiral, Béke Zsolnay Café, János
Pince Pub, Kaltenberg Bavarian Royal Brasserie, Taverna-Zsolnay Café, Restaurant
Gambrinus, Restaurant Pilvax, McKiwan's Sandwich Bars, Café Lukács, Kárpátia
restaurant and brasserie, Premier Restaurant, Gerbeaud Brasserie, Lion’s
Fountain Restaurant, Hotel Liget – Grill Restaurant, Hotel Hilton – Dominican
Restaurant, Corvina Restaurant, Margaréta Café, Grand Hotel Margitsziget –
Széchenyi Restaurant, Astoria Café Mirror, Empire Restaurant. In Restaurant
Gundel and Paprika Fast Food Restaurant cardholders are invited for a free
Other benefits of Budapest Card
15% discount on the Airport Minibus, free entry to Las Vegas Casino and
Tropicana Casino, 15% off the car rental at Budget or 50% for a bicycle ride on
a Bringohinto Cycle Car in the City Park. A 30% discount will encourage sports
fans to visit the Athletic Centre on Margaret Island, or skate on the Ice Rink
in the City Park free of charge in the winter, or row there during the summer.
You can taste the best wines of Hungary at 15% off at the House of Hungarian
Wines and get 20% reduction on souvenirs in the Folkart Centrum shop. You can
also see a 3D film on Hungary’s natural beauties and sights with 30% discount in
the building of the Palace of Art.