Budapest, Hungary: Budapest Card


The card provides access to a set of services designed for tourists visiting Budapest. An official product of the city, it enables the holder to use reliable, selected tourism services free of charge or at a reduced price, including the free and unlimited use of the public transport system, free entry to museums and baths, and reduced-price catering and cultural.

Excerpt from ‘Budapest-Card.Com (English)’

This is where our journey began, or rather this was one of the products of our researching and planning stage before we flew out to Budapest for 6 nights over the New Year period. Narrowing down what we wanted to do, automatically discounting our arrival day, departure day and New Years Day from our trip we determined where we wanted to go discovering that with this card they were either free or discounted and unlimited use of the public transport system (Bus, Trams and Trains) – Yes please!

This card is one useful gem, purchasing a 72 hour card (9.405 huf / £23.63) which started the day after our arrival, our adventures began, most of which you will see featured on upcoming posts on this blog so keep an eye out for them with a mention for the card or the image featured above.

The list of places, attractions and events where you can use your Budapest Card is long, so rather than listing them on this page, I will direct you to another (Hover over ‘Services’ to access more for drop down menu) . Whether you have plans, no plans at all or they change… pick up a pocket guide when you pick up your Budapest Card at various pick-up points across the city (including the airport) and keep it handy!

As we always happened to be there whilst the Christmas Market was on, we also received this little gem:


Free mulled wine and unexpectedly get to keep the mug!?! Saved and redeemed until late on New Years Eve 🙂

Do I recommend the card? Yes! I advise that you do your research before hand on places where you want to visit as well as where you are staying and which card (24h, 48h or 72h) would best suit you and your price range. It worked for myself and my friend, but that doesn’t mean it works for everyone.


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