Szechenyi Baths

Szechenyi Spa Baths in Budapest is one of the best and largest spa baths in Europe with its 15 indoor baths and 3 grand outdoor pools. Come and visit our beloved baths.

Szechenyi Baths & Pool: Fun Place, Fine Palace

Szechenyi Baths (built in 1913) is the most visited and much praised attraction in Budapest: relaxing, fun, affordable and, at night, romantic. In addition to the marvelous medicinal natural hot spring waters in the 18 pools, there are 10 saunas / steam cabins, several massage therapies, facial treatments, and more.

30 Min Massage in Szechenyi Bath + Bath Ticket: € 33.5

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Szechenyi Baths outdoor pools - photo by Alvaro Jenik

Szechenyi Baths outdoor pools – Alvaro Jenik Photography

Szechenyi Spa Baths is in the biggest green park of Budapest, in the City Park, close to a bunch of Budapest attractions. The  Neo-baroque palace was specifically built for hosting Szechenyi Baths as Hungary has been the country of baths (and Budapest the City of Baths) for many centuries: starting with the Roman settlers who built the first spa baths, through the 16th century Turkish occupiers who built many of the famous and revived Turkish baths in Budapest to the 19-20th century natural medical trends that promote aqua therapies and their deeply beneficial effects. The beautiful building of the spa baths is the design of Gyozo Czigler (Győző Czigler) who started to build Szechenyi Furdo in May 1909.

Come and enjoy your time in Budapest in Szechenyi Spa Baths, in a beautiful, richly decorated palace. The perfect place to chill out, to get to know locals, make business deals and fall in love.

Szechenyi Spa Baths on Budapest Tourist Map


  1. Sally Wierzba says:

    I visited these baths yesterday, and not knowing more, accepted the answer at the ticket desk, where I was told I needed a doctors note to visit the mineral baths. Later, my massage therapist said this was not so. A pleasant visit but sorry I missed those pools.

    The towel rental deposit was high (fl.4,600), many people were not able to bathe because they did not have the cash with them.

    Just two toilet cubicles for the women in the main changing room!! Needed cleaning.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hi Sally, we are sorry to hear about your inefficient communication with the cashier, it must have been a misunderstanding.

      There is one entrance only for hospital patients and 3 of the 18 pools are actually only for hospital patients, but none of these are called ‘mineral pool’ specifically, so we are quite surprised what may have caused the miscommunication, and are truly sorry again, that you have been misinformed (the day care hospital pools are the special hospital gym, special aqua fitness pool for the day care patients, and on weekdays, the weight bath (sulyfurdo). These pools are indicated in green color on our map here
      All the 15 mineral pools in blue color, are absolutely open for all of the visitors, and if by mineral you meant the natural spring waters containing lots of minerals, yes, they are mineral pools, and definitely open to all.

      Most spa pools inside can be visited until 7pm in the evenings, while the outdoor pools are open until late night at 10pm. We apologize again. The staff of Szechenyi Baths is regularly taking part in special trainings, and there is a great emphasis on improving the communication with foreign bath guests (who are learning English to better understand needs and questions). We have seen a lot of improvements in the reviews about Szechenyi Baths, but it seems that we still have some scope to improve. We sincerely hope that you will be able to visit the thermal bath and its famous mineral pools again to get the most of your spa bath experience.

      Towel rentals at Szechenyi Baths
      Admittedly, the towel deposit fee is relatively high but only for bigger towels. Being a huge bath complex, we have had problems with towels rented out and forgotten by some bath guests. With over a million guests per year, there have been too many towels taken away from Szechenyi Baths, but the higher deposit price has helped to keep these numbers low. We are sorry that you have found the deposit too expensive. The deposit is of course fully returned to the guests (HUF 1,300 is the deposit for small towels, while for big towels HUF 4,000 is approx. 15 Euro, which has not been a problem for most guests borrowing towels). There are also many ATMs in Budapest, and the ticket cashier of Szechenyi Furdo accepts major bank cards and credit cards too. So if you are planning to rent a towel at Szechenyi Bath and let the cashier know about it, you can pay for your rented towel easily by card too. We are working on improving our facilities and services, so thank you for your feedback, we will look into the towel rental settings and amounts for a revision.

      As for the toilets, we are striving hard to keep them clean all day through with the thousands of guests. Again, please accept our apologies. The building is historical and we both need to preserve its original structures and modernize it with care.

      Thank you for your valuable feedback about Szechenyi Bath and we are hoping to welcome you again at the mineral pools, with better experience.

    • We went today and found all the staff very helpful. The cafe was good value for money clean and tidy. The only problem was we were unable to rent robes or book a pedicure. We were told it was shut!
      Showers were clean however the shower was a little useless.

      All of that we had a good day and returned back to our apartment tired. Would definitely go again.

      • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

        Hello Wendy, thank you for visiting the Szechenyi bath, we are very happy to get such positive reviews.
        Could you please let me know when you tried to book a pedicure in Szechenyi thermal bath, and when you wished to rent a bath robe.
        After 7 pm most of the bath facilities shut down in the spa, and only the three outdoor pools keep staying open (no massage services, no saunas after 7pm, so I was wondering if your time of visit was after 7pm).
        Thank you for your time to give feedback. We will try to improve our information base about Szechenyi Baths.
        And do come back again! :)

  2. If you do not have your own towels, do not even try to visit this bath. It took us half an hour to find the women responsible for renting towels, just to listen to her hysterical screaming “no towels, no towels!!!” . The Szechenyi Bath has no towels for tourists, or they have some which are not washed and dried on time for people arriving afternoon as we did.
    Anyway, we had to use our own underwear as a towel, and then put on the coat, go out to the -4C outside temperature and take the metro to our hotel. It was the most terrible and traumatic experience of our recent stay in Budapest.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hello Rachel, we apologize for the inconvenience caused by the staff of Szechenyi Baths when renting your towel. Please accept our sincere apologies for your ordeal. We will look into the matter asap. Szechenyi Baths is well prepared with towels for rent throughout the year (in summer there are hundreds of thousands of bath guests, many of whom have no towels with them), so it must have been some hiccup or misunderstanding that there were no towels available at the time of your visit (in the low season of the baths). At any rate, we are sorry about the unacceptable behavior the employee of the Szechenyi Furdo demonstrated. All the staff has been participating in customer service management skills in the last few years, and we have been working hard to raise the standards.
      We have forwarded your feedback on Széchenyi Bath to the customer service, (email to have a closer look at what may have happened.

      • Mrs Archer says:

        Hello, first of all, the baths were excellent, although very crowded, and the staff were most helpful in finding my lost bathing costume! We had cash, but not enough cash for the bath sheets (there were “no towels” at 15.00 hrs on Saturday 29th either) and so what would be a good idea is to have a sign up at the front entrance cashier with the towel prices because then we could have done what you suggest and paid on our card. Fortunately we had extra layers of clothes that made drying ourselves no problem and the hairdryers are excellent.

        • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

          Dear Mrs Archer, first of all thank you for your wise comment on Szechenyi Baths, and advice. Also, we are sorry that you had to use your clothes for drying.
          This was the first winter season in Szechenyi Baths in 2012 that the bath reached its absolute full capacity in December and on Jan 1 2013, most probably due to the Christmas holidays, the New Year breaks, and the Cinetrip bath party too. We are truly sorry that you had to be resourceful rather than feel convenient with a good towel. Once the towels run out, guests can always rent simple clean bath sheets used for drying. As for your recommendation about better communication of prices, rentals, etc.: this is exactly what was the conclusion of the management of Szechenyi Bath, and hopefully the signs for rentals, towel rentals will be clearer in the future before guests enter the bathing areas. Currently the guests of the spa baths can see the general information on the cashier glass cubicles that there is only cash payment at the cashiers, but you are right, this is not enough information for future bath guests who also wish to rent a towel inside, and only realize at the towel rental counter that the deposit is too high.
          Another last resort option is to buy a towel at the ’boutique’ of Szechenyi Baths at the main entrance (opposite the National Circus of Budapest).
          Ideally the stock of towels of Széchenyi Furdo will be increased in the future… Happy New Year to You!

  3. This place is so fabulous and all the staff were amazing! Just bring flip flops and a swimming cap if you want to do laps in the pool. I had neither but still had a blast! Thank you for an amazing experience! My towel froze while I was swimming but it was more funny than annoying. I would go everyday if I could!

  4. Sadena Piroozram says:

    We are group of student from United kingdom who visiting Budapest and your spa for first time in 19 March 2013. I am very excited for my spa day. We have been told that we are allowed to use the facility because it is part of the deal with the our hotel, but if we like to have a treatment we should book that separately and pay for it. I booked the massage in your spa online for price of 16.00 Euro. I will bring my payment receipt to show to the reception desk. I would like to book myself for facial with Aida beauty salon in advance to confirm my treatment in that day but I do not know how to do it online!!! as it was not any booking option available for the salon. Also I would like to have my massage at 11:00 am. how can I confirm my treatment for that time!!!
    Please help me
    Many thanks
    Sadena Piroozram

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hello Sadena, normally we only accept orders online for massage and bath ticket combined. As you already have a bath ticket arranged, we have managed to rearrange your order, and book a massage treatment for you.

      Please note that this is normally not the case in Szechenyi Bath, as most visitors do not have a bath ticket bought separately. We will refund the price difference of the bath ticket (the one you purchased) and the price of the half an hour massage on the spot at our VIP Help desk (I have sent you the details via email, just wished to update this comment which is seen by other guests too).

      This is the previous comment now updated with the info above:

      I am sorry to say that you may have misinterpreted the available options for purchasing tickets and services online at Szechenyi Bath. If your bath ticket is arranged in your hotel book deal, it would not be wise to buy another bath ticket from us, which you just did. The order form says 1 Ticket w/ Cabin, SzB €18.46, which means 1 Ticket (bath ticket) and not 1 massage. Unfortunately, all of our online massage packages are literally packages, they include the bath ticket price too, where the cheapest massage value is of about 16 Euros ( Massage 30m & Ticket w/ Cabin SzB €34.61 on the order form). This means that at this moment, unfortunately, you cannot buy your massage only via internet, you need to buy the bath entry too, which is typically the case.

      UPDATED INFO ABOVE: as you already possess your bath entry ticket, we will arrange you the massage in the bath, but you will need to bring along your bath ticket which you say you have. We will also refund the extra price you paid for the bath ticket (2 Euros) rather than the price of the 30 min massage.

      As for AIDA Beauty Salon booking: Aida Beauty Salon rents the room from Szechenyi Bath, but does not belong to the Bath official treatments, or services. The services are provided by them, are not by Szechenyi Bath, Szechenyi simply shares the building with the salon as the host / landlord. We are working on making online booking available for all external services at Szechenyi Bath, from facials to pedicure or Thai massage, but presently, it is not possible yet.

      We are glad to see that you are excited about the spa day, and we wish you a great holiday in Budapest.

      We are looking forward to your email to arrange a suitable date and hour for your bath massage in Szechenyi thermal bath.

      I am also sending this info to the email you have given in your comment (not shared with others).

  5. Kirsti Gulowsen says:

    Our family have just come back from a day at the baths. Thank you for a wonderful experience. We found helpful hosts everywhere ready to explain in English. We found your old baths modernized with great piety for the history (“lift” engraved in wall, washing section for feet around pool etc). We had a great lunch at your büfe without having to change and much more. All in all we wish to come back next time in Budapest.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hello Kirsti, thank you for your kind words about Szechenyi Baths, you are very welcome to come back any time ! We are very glad that you and your family had a great time in Budapest.

  6. Molnár Foolke says:

    Do you have such a good homepage in German as well? The official homepage of the bathcompany is really ennoying. I´m searching for informations for a german travel guide. Most I find only in English – that’s not fair, if I see the great number of the german speaking visitors in Hungary.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      No, I am sorry we do not have a German (or Spanish, Italian etc.) version of Szechenyi Spa yet, but we are planning to make a German version too! I am truly sorry that it is unfair, I understand that it can be inconvenient and using google translate does not give a reliable translation. Maybe in a year, we will have German articles too about the bath. Thank you for your comment.

  7. Had an amazing time on 8th june 2013 for my birthday, thank you :) do you know where we might be able to find the photos that were taken on the night?

  8. Kasey Van Gelder says:

    I will be visiting (hopefully) these baths for my second time this coming December. I will be in Budapest on December 27th and 28th. I can’t find information on whether or not the baths will be open these dates. Could someone please give me an answer? This could make or break my trip!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hello Kasey, the bath will be open as usual on Dec 27 and Dec 28, from 6 am to 10 pm. All 18 pools, saunas and steam rooms will be open as on any regular day (6 am – 7 pm: indoor facilities, 6 am – 10 pm: outdoor facilities). Have a great time in the winter bathing pools of Szechenyi Baths! Thank you for revisiting Szechenyi Bath, enjoy the Christmas in Budapest:

  9. Hello, you seem to have such a nice and active customer service here!
    I will be visiting Budapest between 22nd and 24nd of December and consider to enjoy a day at Szechenyi baths. I am not sure about timetable of my trip so I would like to know ticket availability on those days? Can we just walk in and buy tickets to both pools and maybe treatments? Or will it be crowded and no chance to enjoy these facilities without pre-booking?
    Thank you in advance and greetings from Finland!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hello Essi, the days of your visit, Dec 22, 23 and 24 will be very busy in Szechenyi Baths according to last year’s visits. Yes, you can just walk in and buy a ticket in the baths at the cashier (we expect there will be queues with 30-60 min waiting time), or you can buy a fast track online ticket (in Hungarian Forint or in Euro too). Treatments are already being booked so there will probably no treatments left for the same day. December 24 is a shortened day, the bath closes at 2 pm, then reopens on Dec 25 and Dec 26 too. We hope you will have a beautiful winter holiday at Christmas time in Budapest!

  10. hello…l am visiting Budapest in January 2014 and would like to visit your baths with my daughter
    do you recommend bringing our own towels and are there cafes open in the evening
    do we need to book as not sure of our dates yet
    many thank best regards

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hello Marion,
      bringing your own towel is recommended as towel rental can be slightly troublesome (only cash in HUF is accepted, and while the towel rental fee is affordable, the deposit is quite high, and there can be queues).
      The cafeteria in Szechenyi Baths is usually open from the morning hours until 6-7 pm.
      You do not need to book your tickets, but you can if you wish. Szechenyi bath tickets alone can be purchased with an open date Gift Voucher option.
      Please note that children under 14 are not recommended using the thermal waters as their cardiovascular system does not tolerate staying in warm water for longer periods as well as a healthy adult body.

  11. My girlfriend and I want to get a massage, use of the pools and a cabin to change in. What is the best option for us to book? Also do you have to book or can you arrive on the day?


    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hello Ben, if you want a massage in Szechenyi Bath it is best to book online as same day massages are rarely available.
      On the cheap side, you can have 1 massage, 1 ticket, and 1 cabin for a combined aroma therapy massage + bath ticket + cabin package (now priced at €32.14 as a package). On the more pampering side, you can opt for a 1 hour couple’s massage package which includes 2 bath tickets and 2 private cabins on top of the massage (prices for couples starting from €105.76).

  12. Hello, I will be travelling to Budapest to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday.. The plan will not be to stay one full day as we have a lot planned already but I was wondering if could advice the best option for an evening there. Also I see a lot of problems with renting towels, can we bring our own? What is the best way to book? Thank you in advance for helping me organising this surprise.

    • Me again.. Our trip will be on 10th and 11th of January 2014

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hello Elodie, mid January is usually more relaxed in Budapest and in the thermal baths, including Szechenyi Bath (the NYE craze is quieting down), so you will have much more space to enjoy in the pools. If you come on a weekday after 5 pm you can buy a cheaper ticket and stay in the evening hours. The only drawback is that the 15 pools, steam rooms and saunas are all inside, which closes at 7 pm, only the outdoor pools remain open until 10 pm.

      Of course you can bring your own towel, that is in fact the best solution, as towel rental is admittedly not a perfect procedure and is quite expensive in the baths.

      If you come on Friday, Jan 10, I do not think that you need to book your ticket for an evening visit. Only if you want to get a massage treatment (until 6 pm).
      The cafeteria closes at around 7 pm.

  13. Please could you explain, what is “visitor” ticket? Can I go with this to the bath and pools if I have nothiong to change and so I don´t need cabin or locker?
    Thank you…

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hello George, the visitor ticket is only for a 15 min visit to the baths to look around, not to use the pools. You can buy regular tickets, which already include the locker. There is no plain bath ticket, only tickets with a locker or an upgraded version with a cabin.

  14. Hi there, for the Dec 30 Budapest New Year’s Bath Party (Cinetrip), is it possible to rent a cabin for that night? If so, can we do that online or in person?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hello Emily, only the bonus party tickets included private cabin rental in the price, which are sold out for the 2013 / 2014 New Year’s Eve party on Dec 30.
      The regular party tickets include a locker for storage, no cabin unfortunately. Hope you will still have tremendous fun.

  15. hello! i’m in a committee in the Netherlands and we’re organizing a trip to Budapest in March. We would like to visit your spa that week! We are 40 students and i was wondering if you have any discounts for big groups? My other question concerns that we would like to visit around 1 pm till 5 pm. But the ticket information doesn’t show that possibility. Is it impossible to get a ticket for only the afternoon from 1 pm till 5 pm?
    hope you can answer my questions, Thankyou

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hello Inge, we have sent a reply to you regarding your group visit in Szechenyi Baths (and I believe we also received a separate email from Dutch another organizer with the same questions). Hope you will have a nice time!

  16. Hello, we are planning to come there on 20.04 (Easter day). Can you please tell me if the opening/closing hours are the same? Thank you in advance for your answer.

  17. Visited the bath wedensday 23/4, this week.
    Bath was great. Booked massage. That was NOT worth the money, very bad massage, was like he didn’t want to do his job, he spend most of his time taking deep breaths, felt sorry for the woman entering the cabin after me, waisting her money too. The masseuse really should look for another job!!! Cabin no 7, at 10.25.
    Cabin no 3 also had bad experience, at 11.45

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Dear Kira,
      we are sorry about the unsatisfactory experience you have had. Thank you for your valuable feedback, we are looking into the matter.

  18. Hi I have just made an online booking to visit the baths but have no tickets to print. Do I just give my name at the entranc on the day? I have a copy of the payment transaction, do I just show that?

    Looking forward to receiving your instructions
    Kind regards

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hello Karen, online bath tickets in Szechenyi Baths are sent via email within 0.1 – 2 hours of purchase at daytime (night time / overnight reservations are processed in the morning). Could you please check your mailbox in the spam box or filtered messages too?

      The email you receive after paying for the tickets is basically the digital ticket, but equally the most important is your proof of payment sent via PayPal about the transaction which has a unique transaction ID (also sent via email).
      You do not need to print the emails, it is enough to show them digitally.
      Please make sure to enter Szechenyi Bath via the Help Desk where fast track online ticket holders can get through quicker, by skipping lines. Please do not stand in the queue at the cashiers, as they do not process online tickets, and will send you to the Help Desk to check in.

  19. Vanessa Cisneros says:


    We have booked online tickets for the Spa today. I just called the Hungaria Concert help desk and they said changing the date for tomorrow would be no problem, 6.10.2014. The reservation is under Michael Moak and is for 2 people. I want to verify that we will be able to come tomorrow.

    Hope to hear from you soon!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hello Vanessa, yes, we can confirm that the updated tickets for your names have been verified. Have a nice time in Szechenyi Baths tomorrow. We can change bath ticket dates as long as the tickets have not been used yet.

  20. Julia Likeman says:

    Good afternoon. I booked tickets for my husband and myself to spend some time at The Baths and have a massage. Unfortunately, I booked 2 tickets, as it was for two people but realise now I should have only booked 1 ticket. I replied immediately to your booking agent and gave had no reply yet.
    We still want to attend our booking but wish to know what to do about the extra ticket, for two people, which I have paid for.

    Thank you
    Kind regards
    Julia Likeman

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hello Julia, if you have overbooked the bath tickets, you can get a refund for them. The refund is usually given at the Help Desk upon check in (or in rare cases, refunded online). We are checking your request with the booking agent. Thank you for contacting us.

  21. Caitlen says:

    Hi there. I’m trying to book tickets for tonight’s (5th July) spa party online but the date is not listed? First listed is the party on the 12th. How can I purchase tickets for tonight? Thanks

  22. Hello,

    I would like to visit your spa next April but i will have my luggage with me. Can you please advise if the cabins also have a safe in them, and are the cabins safe to leave your luggage and passport in there?

    Kind regards

  23. Denys Shchur says:

    Just today got robbed there. If administration is not saying, let me please warn you that you could loose all your money in the locker. I was left with no money, spent more than an hour filling paper and waiting for the police. At the end was asked to leave without any help to get to the hotel. Hungarian police did not speak nor English, nor German, nor French and adviced me to take a tram without ticket to get to the hotel. Welcome to Budapest

  24. Tom Brouwer says:

    Yesterday I made an online reservation. The email with the comfirmation took a while so I asked the Hotel to call Szechenyi, so they did. My reservation went well but they told me I had to be there before 6 p.m. (received the email after 5
    30 pm), since I needed to come from Corvin I wasn’t gonna make it on time. Szechenyi said that they would wait untill 6.15 p.m. but that I had to hurry. So I did, but by the time I was down there, the helpdesk was already closed, all they said was come back tommorow. My ticket (2 persons) was booked for the 3rd of august but I want to use the ticket today (4rd of august). Otherwise I payed 9600 HUF for nothing! Is there a way to make this right?

  25. Can pregnant women get in the baths in the first month? What about babies under 1 and do you have family discount?

  26. Is there an outside area in the palm rooftop where you can sun bathe in the summer months?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hello, yes, there is a smallish terrace with a sundeck, a table, a bench, some plants, suitable for sunbathing (it has a rooftop scenery)

  27. Melody Smith says:

    I was wondering about coming to Szechenyi Spa Baths around Christmas, if the baths, pools, spas, are warm enough to be pleasant in December and if I could get a massage each day. Is there a way to set up everything so that I don’t have to organize each part of a Christmas package separately?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hello Melody, the thermal pools are warm, from 34 degrees to 38 degrees Celsius. Many guests enjoy the thermal waters also on the outdoor premises of Szechenyi Baths at Christmas time, which is the biggest thermal bath palace in Budapest. There are two thermal pools outside, which provide a special experience, but bringing a warm bathrobe to get to the pools from inside is recommended.
      Massage treatments are usually booked up weeks before Christmas. If you book the massage online, it will already include the bath ticket, so do not make a separate reservation for the ticket. However, in the current system you can only book for a single day. In this sense, you will need to organize each treatment separately via the booking form.

  28. Kristina Kish says:

    We will be visiting the baths next week. For the all day pass. Can u leave and come back later, that same day?
    Thank You,

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hi Kristina, sorry, the all day pass is not a multiple entry pass (there is no such pass in the thermal baths of Budapest), you can enter the bath only once. Hope you will enjoy your stay nevertheless.

  29. Absolutely loved the sparty and very keen to find the pictures! I couldn’t find them anywhere online which is a big disappointment as I would’ve taken a camera in myself if I’d realised they wouldn’t be easily available. I went with a friend I rarely get to see so would love to have some pictures as a momento. It would be great to be sent the pictures, if that’s possible.
    Let me know :)

  30. hi,
    we are arriving to budapest on 14-th of december 2014, we want to visit there on 18-th, what is the best hour for visit, do you have any parties in this dates? we want to celebrate our twins birthday.
    are you open all week?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hello Hagit, the parties are on Saturdays in Lukacs Bath in December, the only exception being the pre- New Year bath party on Dec 30. The best hour to visit Szechenyi Bath depends on what you like doing. Certainly an economical way is to visit at 5 pm as the ticket is somewhat cheaper, but the indoor facilities close at 7 pm so you will not have much to explore if you arrive late.
      Weekdays are more relaxed than weekends as Saturdays and Sundays tend to be busy in Szechenyi Baths.

  31. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our 2 visits to Szechenyi baths on vacation in Budapest on Oct 5 and 6. We had planned to come only one day, but liked it so much we came back the following day. The water was relaxing, the people-watching great, the staff helpful, and the locals were very friendly and accommodating of Americans who don’t speak Hungarian. Visitors should definitely try the indoor pools, located in the back building beyond the outdoor pools, which range in temperature from very warm to quite cool (for cooling down after the steam room or sauna). It was really interesting to move from one to the other, testing each out. The Adventure Pool outdoors was also very fun and surprising, as features such as bubble jets, a center “jacuzzi”, and a circular wave “ride” come and go if you stick around. Most surprising was the large percentage of local visitors – this is not just a tourist destination!

    One thing to note – we did find ourselves without enough local cash to pay the deposit on towels. I did not see a notice about pre-paying for towels at the front ticket window. However, the helpful towel attendant did suggest renting bath sheets, which are much less of a deposit, and which were very large and adequate for drying ourselves. The second day, we brought towels from our hotel, mostly to avoid the lines at the towel counter.

  32. sonia mallia says:

    We are visiting Budapest for one day trip coming from Vienna. Can you please tell me how much an afternoon ticket cost in euros? We are interested in using the outside thermal baths only and we are a family of 3 adults and a 14year old.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hello Sonia, please check the price list for the afternoon ticket (valid from 5 pm to 10 pm), multiplied by 4 (there are no student or children tickets in the bath unfortunately). Please check the price options (there are 4 different prices for the afternoon tickets only!) whether you wish to make a visit on a weekday or weekend, and with a cabin or a locket. Only the online tickets can be purchased in Euros, you can buy the standard and afternoon tickets in the local currency in Hungarian Forint. Please make sure to change some money before visiting the thermal bath.
      The best currency rates are in and close to the city center of Budapest (the worst ratio is at the airport), the selling price of agencies is currently around 300 Forint to 1 Euro.
      Only the outdoor pools are open from 7 pm. Have a nice time in Szechenyi Bath!

  33. Hello,

    I bought online ticket for dairy entry yesterday to visit your bath today. I received automatic reply but didn’t receive e-ticket. I also confirmed that my paypal payment is already transacted. Please kindly help my problem to visit your place. I really want to visit ! Thanks !

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Dear Wakako, our system shows that you have purchased an online ticket for Oct 28 at 22:42 on Oct 27 and have been sent a confirmation email by Nandor (the ticket confirmation is not automated). Could you please check your spam box too for the bath entry confirmation? Make sure to enter the bath at the help desk with your online ticket and not at the cashiers (the Help Desk is in the hall opposite the Budapest Circus building).

  34. I’ve purchased 2 entry tickets with aroma massages and paid through pay-pal when shall I receive confirmation/e-tickets from you.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Dear Loraine,
      thank you for your massage treatment & bath entry reservation. The confirmation was sent to you with the following info: Appointment starts at 13:00 on Dec 13, check in until 12.20 pm at the latest, possibly check in 1 hour earlier to make sure to be in the massage room by 1 pm.
      We are sending a digital ticket / e-ticket via email for each booking, so please do check your junk mail box too to see your ticket information. If you still have not found it, the paypal notification is enough if you purchased bath entry only (massages need to be confirmed separately as hours are not guaranteed, while bath party tickets need to be printed out)
      Please note that check in with day time bath tickets bought on paypal is at the Help Desk at the main entrance, and NOT at the queues at the cashiers. Your fast track ticket should be used at the Help Desk in the main hall which is opposite the circus building. The cashier will send you to the Help Desk to check in. There are two more entrances, besides the main entrance, so please do not miss the entry point, otherwise you will be standing in the queue at the cashier in vain.

  35. I have purchased 2 tickets online and paid through Paypal. I have had paypal confirmation but not yet received online tickets via email. When will these be sent to me? This is urgent as my last chance to print the tickets before departure is today!

    • Sara Thordal says:

      I have the same problem as Rose (above – no.35). I puchased to tickets yesterday through Paypal and only reseived paypal confirmation. Will I soon recive an tickets via email? I hope to hear from you soon.
      Kind Regards, Sara

  36. Hannah jones says:


    I paid for two tickets for the baths for the 25th January 2015. I have received confirmation from PayPal that payment has been taken however I have not received an e ticket from yourselves. Please may you advise as I don’t want to have to buy another pair of tickets when I do visit at the end of January. I have checked my junk/spam folder and there is no confirmation from yourselves in there either. Thanks. Hannah.

  37. Randi Faarvang says:

    Hi, i made an inquiry and booked a couples massage for the 26th. jan, a month ago, the money has been paid mid dec. but I havent recieved at confirmation email from you. Please confirmed that we have a time a timeslot for the massage. Regards Randi

  38. Hello,

    Has the payment confirmation problem above been solved? I am willing to book for upcoming Sunday or Monday and have concerns about the confirmation e-mail.

    Please advise

  39. Marco Liberi says:

    Hello I’m Marco Liberi. I’m an italian teacher and I’m going to bring my students to the Baths on Tuesday 24th February 2015 (next week). I would like to know if I have book our tickets before we’ll come (we are 35 persons) or if we can come to the Baths and take our tickets there.
    waiting for yor answer
    thank you Marco

  40. Dear,
    I plan to visit Budapest from 14 until 17 march. I would like to profit from your thermal infrastructure but need some clarity.
    – are the bath mixt?
    – is the wear of a bathing suit mandatory for all?
    – do you plan to make some nocturne?
    – the mentioned prices on your site is for 4 hours?
    Thank you for your reply

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      yes, Szechenyi Bath is mixed (all pools and spa bath facilities).
      yes, bathing suit or other swimwear is compulsory at all times
      night bath time is until 10 pm (between 7 pm and 10 pm only the 3 outdoor pools are open)
      night bath party is on March 14 Saturday night, after the bath closed and re-opened for party guests:
      the prices are for a full day for all online reservations, other prices show after 5 pm tickets which can only be on the spot

      Please read our FAQ for further information about the baths

  41. Hello

    I accidently got date and month wrong way round. Meant to book 12th March 2015 but it has booked 3rd December. Could you amend please

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hello, we have sent you the updated bath entry for March 12. We hope you will enjoy Szechenyi Baths.

  42. caroline says:

    Hello We have already our booked our Bath tickets and I would like to add a masssage
    but on your internet site I can find the booking for the massage with an aditional bath ticket
    please let me know how to do for only the massage
    Thank you in advance

  43. Alison Blake LEDINGHAM says:

    I have received email confirmation of vip entrance and 1 hour massage at 1pm on Tuesday march 31. Thank you

  44. Hi,

    My girlfriend and I will be arriving this weekend (Fri 3rd to Tue 7th April 2015). Will the baths be open as normal during the Easter period, and if so which day would you recommend as being most quiet/relaxing? We would like to book two bath tickets and two massages also, the package deal.

    Thank you!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths says:

      Hello Johnny, there are few treatments available by now, so hurry up if you wish to book a massage in Szechenyi Baths as the Easter weekend will be very busy (yes, the baths are open as normally, full day, from 6 am to 10 pm, indoor facilities from 6 am to 7pm, Help Desk for online check in from 9 am to 6pm). Happy Easter in Budapest!

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