Is There a Refund at Szechenyi Baths? – Szechenyi Bath FAQ

The entrance to Szechenyi Baths is not cheap, but it is affordable.

Late Afternoon Sun at Szechenyi Spa Baths
Late Afternoon Sun at Szechenyi Spa Baths – photo: Aaron Butler

In any way, there is no refund. Older travel books and outdated Budapest travel guides or old forum threads may confuse some tourists regarding the tickets, stays and refunds.

True, there used to be a refund system at Szechenyi Baths, but the refund system is no longer in use. So if you buy a full time ticket but only spend 2-4 hours at the baths, you will not be refunded anything.
Instead of the old refund system at Szechenyi Spa Baths, there are morning tickets, afternoon tickets and evening tickets in addition to full day tickets. The ‘day section’ (i.e. morning and evening) tickets allow you to stay for 2 hours, the full day ticket allows you to stay any time of the day for any hours (as long as the facilities are open – please note, that after 7pm only the outdoor pools are open and there are no regular bath services, or late night massages). Buying the full price ticket is a good investment we think, as the baths and pools, the massage therapies, etc. are really fun and relaxing, a perfectly lovely way to spend a full afternoon or morning in Budapest.

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  1. Hi,
    Can the evening ticket be used to enter outdoor pools during 5-7pm? For instance, I use it to enter the indoor baths at 5pm, and then I might want to go outside. Do I have to wait after 7pm to do so?

  2. Hi,
    If I purchase a full day ticket, is it possible to leave the spa and come back later on the same day using the same ticket? Or are we only allowed 1 entry?


    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hi Shanarah,
      unfortunately you cannot enter twice with the same ticket. Thank you for your understanding.

  3. Hi there
    We would appreciate your feedback on two queries:

    1) We are planning on booking for early June. If we do not make it on the day specified, can we go the next day instead. We are just worried about weather…

    2) Is the facility wheelchair friendly?

    Thanks so much!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Carl,
      I am afraid a bath ticket is valid only on the day that is was booked for. Changing the date of your booking is possible min. 72 hours in advance.
      We regret to inform you that Szechenyi Thermal Bath is not accessible with a wheelchair (chair lifts, hoists and ramps are outdated). We would advise to visit a more wheelchair friendly thermal baths in Budapest. Sorry about the inconvenience.

  4. Hi,
    I’m a bit curious what will happen if a morning ticket user exits after 8AM. Will his wristband detect it and automatically tell him to pay an additional fee? Sorry if this has been asked before.

  5. I have already booked tickets for 3 without massages but 1 of them would also like a massage. Will I be able to book a massage for them separately? Many thanks!

  6. Hello!
    My friends made me a present and bought me a morning ticket for weekdays, but I won’t be able to visit you at that time. Could you tell me if I can change the dates?
    Thank you in advance!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Zlata,
      yes, it is possible to change the dates. Please email us with the booking details (name, date, etc) to info [at], and we will be able to help you.
      Have a great day, and enjoy your stay in Hungary!

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