Szechenyi Baths

Szechenyi Spa Baths Outdoor Pools

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.

Pre-book to secure your Ticket – Mon – Sun 9 am – 7 pm

(optional add on insurance for €5 with 24h cancellation)

Covid passports are required, masks are compulsory from Nov 1, 2021.

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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 marvellous medicinal natural hot spring waters in the 18 pools, there are 10 saunas / steam cabins, several massage therapies, facial treatments, and more.

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

5,659 comments

  1. Hi, is pre booking tickets in December required or can you purchase on the day?

    Thanks

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Callum,

      Yes, sure, you can buy tickets on the day at the door, subject to availability. December tends to be extremely popular, especially at the weekends, Sat and Sun from 12 pm (midday) until the evening.
      Due to the necessity of checking Covid passports and international vaccination certificates the expected waiting time has increased.
      We suggest timing your arrival before 4 pm in order to get in and have enough time to be able to enjoy the pools if you are planning to have a ticket on the day (again, subject to availability is a keyword)
      Have a great time in Budapest!

      • Hey!

        Is only one vaccination valid ?

        • Szechenyi Spa Baths

          Hello Annika,

          Thank you for contacting us with regard to the Covid passport policy.
          At the moment only vaccinated guests are allowed: if you have a single jab of vaccination (not double jabs) currently you can also visit the baths if there is a valid official proof of the first round of the vaccination (it may change in the future though). Please kindly bring along a document (passport, ID) to prove your identification.

          Have the best of times in Budapest!

  2. Hello,

    We have a PCR negative test, but no vaccination certificate. Are we allowed to book our tickets?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Catherine,

      According to the current policy of admission at the Budapest thermal baths, Covid passports / vaccination certificates are accepted.
      For a long term solution we suggest supporting the global vaccination efforts to keep various Covid virus variants at bay on a large scale.
      Thank you for your contribution and help.

      Have a great time in Budapest!

  3. Hi, if you are unvaccinated are negative test results required?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hi Chloe,

      Unfortunately, unvaccinated visitors are not allowed to enter the baths.
      According to the current policy of admission at all of the thermal baths in Budapest, Hungary, Covid passports / vaccination certificates are accepted.
      For a long term solution we suggest supporting the global vaccination efforts to keep various Covid virus variants at bay on a large scale.
      Thank you for your contribution and help.

      Have a great time in Budapest city!

  4. Hello,
    is entry allowed with a negative PCR test as proof of no ongoing infectivity?

    Thank you.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Marketa,

      If you have a valid Covid passport as proof of having been vaccinated on top of the negative PRC test, it would be ideal. Have you perhaps been already vaccinated?

      According to the current policy of admission at the Budapest thermal baths, Covid passports / vaccination certificates are accepted.
      For a long term solution we suggest supporting the global vaccination efforts to keep various Covid virus variants at bay on a large scale.
      Thank you for your contribution and help.

      Have a great time in Budapest!

  5. They will probably delete my comment. Don’t buy from this website. They are scamming you as you can buy the same tickets for half price on the bath website.

    25 eur a ticket when you can get it for 15 Euro on the website

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Angry Customer,

      We are sorry that you feel disappointed with our services. There is an option to buy tickets on the door on the day of your visit, which – especially for Hungarian customers – may be much better off as paying in cash in Hungarian Forints is considerably cheaper than having to change to a different currency and adding the costs of transaction fees and administrative costs.

      Comparing the original HUF ticket prices with the best EUR rates is not practical on google or MNB.hu, the National bank rates as Budapest attractions do not convert exchange rates at bank rates unfortunately due to various factors (among them the extra financial and admin work charged). The ticket price also includes the VAT and the booking fee (handling fee), which is not added as a separate item on top of the ticket price. The third factor that increases the ticket price, besides less favourable changing rates and full inclusion, is the extra price of any related service on top of bath ticket sale, which includes various levels of customer service at a high level:
      – rebooking a date free of charge: the time and working hours added to changing the date of an entry for free of charge, if we are notified 72 hours in advance
      – cancelling a ticket free of charge (outside the range of 72h if the management allows, which is always a case by case issue)
      – additional information for customers: via personalised emails and comments (like your own)
      etc.

      Kindly compare the online prices and quality of services of vendors of Szechenyi bath tickets, taking into account all aspects of the actual final price and level of customer service.
      If you should have any further complaints please contact us via email at info [at] szechenyispabaths [dot] com.

  6. Hello,

    We are afraid to bring our personal items with us in the baths. Can we have the covid passport and the ID cards in a photo in our mobiles as we are just tourists?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Katrina, please bring the actual proof of vaccination.

      You can select tickets with lockers or with cabins (cabins are changing cubicles basically).
      The locker tickets are somewhat cheaper.
      If you choose tickets with lockers, you can get changed in the public men only and women only changing rooms and store your belongings in the lockers. Lockers are closed with the wristband provided upon arrival.

      The cabin is like a tiny room where you can get changed and store your belongings.
      The cabin size is approx. that of a dressing room in a clothes shop and the door has a unique chip code lock, which opens and closes with a special waterproof bracelet: in fact, with the chip incorporated in the wristband bath entry provided at the bath. Please make sure that your door is locked with the silicon wristband before leaving the cabin. As you are wearing the band all the times, it is quite secure if you make sure that the door is not left open.
      Hope we can welcome you at Szechenyi Spa Baths!

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