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Szechenyi Bath Opening Hours

The Opening Hours of Szechenyi Baths are no longer divided into two kinds opening times from 1 March, 2018: both the outdoor pools and the indoor facilities are open until late, 10 pm. In other words, the open air facilities, namely the 3 pools in the open air, have the same opening hours as the indoor facilities (15 pools inside for bath guests, steam rooms, saunas, massage parlors, beauty salon, 3 pools inside for hospital patients for medicinal water treatment, gym, etc.).

When is Szechenyi Bath Open?

Szechenyi Baths Open Air Pools - photo - uglyagnes
Szechenyi Baths Opening Hours – Uglyagnes Photography

From Monday to Sunday, all week, all seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter)

  • Help Desk (check-in for online reservations): 9 am – 6 pm
  • Outdoor Pools: 6 am – 10 pm
  • Indoor Thermal Pools: 6 am – 10 pm
  • Steam cabins and Saunas: 6 am – 10 pm
  • Bath Tours (15 min): 10am – 4pm
  • Buffet of Szechenyi Bath: 10 am – 7 pm
  • Exceptions: national holidays when the bath is open for shorter hours, or during the same hours but at weekend prices (see below)

Is Szechenyi Spa Baths open at night, or early morning, what about public holidays in Hungary?

Szechenyi Bath at Night

The opening times at Szechenyi Spa Baths are very flexible, we believe. Basically, Szechenyi Bath is the only thermal bath in Budapest that is open until very late on a daily basis.

All thermal facilities of Szechenyi Baths and the outdoor pools are open from 6am to 10pm. The cashiers of Szechenyi bath close one hour before closing time, and all visitors need to leave the pools of Szechenyi Furdo by 9:45 pm(15 minutes before the bath closes).

Szechenyi Bath on Public Holidays

If your Budapest break falls on a public holiday in Hungary, do not despair, Szechenyi Furdo is open even on holidays. Please check the current opening hours for the upcoming public holidays, March 15, Easter, August 20, October 23, November 1, Christmas and New Year times before your planned Budapest visit).

March 15 Opening Hours Szechenyi Baths and Pool

May 1 Opening Hours Szechenyi Bath and Pool

August 20 Opening Hours Szechenyi Baths and Pool

October 23 Opening Hours Szechenyi Baths and Pool

November 1 Opening Hours Szechenyi Baths and Pool

Christmas opening hours at Szechenyi Baths

Traditionally Christmas opening hours at Szechenyi Spa Baths are as follows (which may not apply for a given year, so please check back in December, or call the office in Dec at +36-1-363-3210):

December 24  – Dec 24 is a semi bank holiday for Hungarians: life usually stops in the city around 3-4 pm as this day is the traditional ‘boxing day’ in Hungary, when families visit each other, stand and sing around the Christmas tree, have a festive dinner of fish soup, beigli, etc., and give each other Christmas presents)

  • Dec 24: opening hours from 6am to 2pm (all the facilities in Szechenyi Baths)
  • Dec 25: opening hours from 10am to 6pm (all 3 outdoor pools and most of the thermal section)
  • Dec 26: opening hours from 6am to 8pm (all 3 outdoor pools and most of the thermal section)

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day opening hours at Szechenyi Baths

  •  Dec 31: opening hours from 6am to 6pm (all the facilities in Szechenyi Baths)
  • Jan 1: opening hours from 11am to 8pm (all the facilities in Szechenyi Baths)

Enjoy your time at Szechenyi Baths!

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  1. I want to buy tickets but it says online I can only arrive between 9am-6pm. It says you open at 6am. How do I buy tickets to get access for 7am???

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Katrina,
      if you wish to arrive before 9 am, you can buy entries at the cashiers. Hope we can welcome you at Szechenyi Spa Baths!

  2. Hi guys,

    I was just wondering how to preorder tickets for a certain time?
    My husband and I are unsure if we should come early in the morning or later in the evening (around 7pm).

    What time is usually the quietest? We only have a short amount of time in Budapest so would like to try to see and do as much as we can.

    Best Wishes,

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Emily,
      thank you for your inquiry.
      Usually the early morning hours are the less busy in Szechenyi Baths and perhaps the very late hours after 7pm.
      6am – 9 am – Arrival before 9am: you will need to buy your tickets on the spot as there is no need for fast track tickets in the early hours, so the cashier will offer you a standard bath entry.
      9am – 6pm Arriving between 9am and 6pm: you can buy your ticket online in advance if you wish to get a skip the line entry.
      6pm – 10 pm Arrival after 6pm: you will need to buy your tickets on the spot.
      7 pm – 10 pm Arrival after 7pm: you can buy a cheaper ticket, with a slight discount for just the evening hours – note: there are no massage treatments after 7pm, but all 18 pools are still open, the 3 outdoor and the 15 indoor too.

      Enjoy the thermal waters in Budapest and explore more baths!

  3. Hello,

    Wondering whether the ticket gives you in-out privilege. When we buy a ticket and visit in the morning, can we then leave and come back for a visit in the evening?


    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Eliza,
      I’m afraid not, as the bath entries are single pass only, the bath tickets do not entitle guests to make multiple visits on the same day. We would kindly ask you to plan your bath visit with this in mind (you can bring your own food and drink in non-glass containers, or you can get some standard snacks and drinks at the cafeteria inside Szechenyi Baths)
      Thank you for your visit in the thermal baths of Budapest.

  4. Hi, I was hoping to book for two adults for Sunday 11th August but it is not allowing me to. Are e the baths opened this weekend?

  5. if i am planning to come in on a thursday around 7 pm on september 5th do i have to buy tickets ahead of time?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Sandra,

      if you wish to visit the spa before 6pm, tickets need to be bought on the spot.

      Have a great time in Szechenyi Baths Budapest.

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