Buda Castle by D.Jarvis
Buda Castle by D.Jarvis

Budapest Card Discounts in Buda Castle

Budapest Card offers several discounts in the Buda Castle area. Book your Budapest Card in advance, and enjoy the benefits across the whole city.

Free Entry with Budapest Card

Buda Castle Tours Budapest
Buda Castle Budapest

The following Buda Castle attractions are free to visit with a valid Budapest Card.

Free Entry to History Museum in Buda Castle

Free ticket with Budapest Card to the Budapest History Museum and its historical permanent exhibitions in the old and new buildings inside the Buda Castle. For a small additional fee you may request an audio guide to learn more about the history of the Buda Castle Royal Palace.

Free Entry to National Gallery in Buda Castle

Free admission with Budapest Card to the Hungarian National Gallery displaying hundreds of exquisite artworks made by Hungarian painters, sculptors over the centuries. The panorama dome inside offers beautiful views over the Buda Castle district (the dome has limited opening hours).

Free Entry to 3D History Show in Castle District

Free entrance with Budapest Card to the 3D historical film show in St Michael’s Chapel (hidden under Fisherman’s Bastion) overviewing the 1000 year old history of the Hungarian people.

Free entry to Magdalene Church Tower with Budapest Card

Free admission to the 13th century ruins and the tall Magdalene Church Tower in the Buda Castle District, formerly the church of the Hungarian population living inside the castle walls.

Free Tours with Budapest Card

Buda Castle and Matthias Chruch Tour Budapest
Buda Castle Tour Budapest

Budapest Card holders can participate in 2 guided tours in Budapest for free. Both of them are 2 hour long walking tours with professional English guide, running once daily throughout the year (even on bank holidays). Advance booking with Budapest Card is not necessary. Budapest Card provides several other discounts on sightseeing tours, but these 2 tour are absolutely free of charge:

Free Tour in Buda Castle District Budapest

Daily walking tour from 2pm (running every day, even on bank holidays) in English. Starts from the Holy Trinity Statue in front of Matthias Church, visiting the major attractions of the Buda Castle (Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion, courtyards of the Castle).

Free Tour in City Centre Budapest

Also a daily walking tour from 10am on the Pest side. This English language tour starts from the city centre (31 Vaci str., Budapest District V.), and features the most important attractions of Pest, such as the St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Hungarian Parliament and the Liberty Square.

Fisherman’s Bastion in Buda Castle Budapest

For a more complex guided tour in the Buda Castle, we can recommend the Castle & Matthias Church Tour or the Castle Tour & Funicular & Cruise programs (Note: neither of them are part of the Budapest Card discount plan).

Free Festival in the Buda Castle with Budapest Card

The most popular annual festival in the Buda Castle, The Festival of Folk Arts is held every year in August (usually ending on Aug 20). Entry to the festival is free for Budapest Card holders.

Further Discounts with Budapest Card in the Buda Castle

Museum of Music History: 50% discount form the entry price, also valid for the daily public concerts in the museum

Hospital in the Rock: 30% discount from the entry price of the underground waxwork exhibition of the former secret bunker and hospital

Fisherman’s Bastion: 10% discount from the upper tower entry price (the lower parts are free to visit)

Public transportation: free with Budapest Card. The Castle District can be easily accessed by bus no. 16 from either the Buda or Pest side.  More info on How to Get to Buda Castle




  1. Do you have wheel chair for visitor who can not walk to much?

    • Hello Ilan,

      I am afraid, there are not, you need to bring your own one.

      Generally speaking, 4 elevators help people with mobility issues to access the elevated Buda Castle grounds, where the recently refurbished pavement helps people in wheelchairs.
      Please note that the streets are covered with cobblestone and getting over some of the high curbs might also be tricky. Inside the Castle District, Matthias Church can be accessed by wheelchair from its southern entrance through a ramp, but please notify the staff. Visitors with disabilities and one accompanying person can enter here free of charge.

      The ground level of Fishermen’s Bastion can also be accessed by wheelchair.

      National Gallery’s recently revamped premises are accessible by an elevator for sightseers with physical disabilities, and the museum is equipped with a disabled-friendly bathroom.

      Please also read the following article:

  2. Hi, We will be in Budapest for 7 days from 16/10/19 to 22/10/19 inc.
    Can we purchase the Budapest card on our arrival to Budsapest? How much is the card and is there a discount for Seniors.

    • Hello Rob,
      Budapest Cards can be purchased here: http://budapestcards.com/
      The 2019 prices are the following:

      24 hour Budapest Card: 6,490 HUF
      48 hour Budapest Card: 9,990 HUF
      72 hour Budapest Card: 12,990 HUF
      72 hour Junior Budapest Card: 9,990 HUF
      96 hour Budapest Card: 15,990 HUF
      120 hour Budapest Card: 18,900 HUF
      I’m afraid there is no special price for seniors.

  3. Hello,
    I would like to buy two budapest cards, but we are staying in a B and B. How do we receive our cards? Is there someplace we can pick them up?

  4. I wish to know the price of a Budapest card for an adult, in Canadian dollars or euros.

  5. We will be staying in an apartment in the city. Where can we purchase a Budapest card? Hours of location?

    Also, how to book Free Cave Tour with the card?

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