How to Visit Budapest’s Iconic Széchenyi Thermal Bath on a Budget

The Szechenyi Baths in Budapest, Hungary
The Szechenyi Baths in Budapest, Hungary. Photo by Linda Gerbec on Unsplash

Thermal baths are one of the most popular attractions that Budapest has in store, and none of them compares to Széchenyi Thermal Bath. If you want to check out the most iconic bath in the Hungarian capital, our brief guide will help you get it done – even if your budget is extremely limited.

Work Days Over Weekends

The entrance fee for Széchenyi Thermal Bath varies from day to day, and it’s best to go there between Monday and Thursday. The tickets are more expensive on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and the pools tend to be more crowded, as well.

Super Early Bird

Széchenyi Thermal Bath offers a special ticket called “Good Morning Budapest”, and it’s a great money saver. If you want to beat the crowds and save some money, buy your tickets at the entrance until 9 a.m., but keep in mind these tickets are not available on the weekends, and they’re more expensive on Fridays.

Bring Everything You Need

From towels and bathrobes to swim caps and slippers, you’ll have to pay extra for every essential you forget to bring along. That’s why it’s extremely important to come prepared because you’ll save a fortune by bringing everything you need instead of spending extra money on these amenities.