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When is the Best Time to Visit Szechenyi Baths? – Szechenyi Bath FAQ

We understand if you want to visit the popular Szechenyi Baths and Pool off peak hours, or when tourists are less frequent in the baths.

Busy Baths - Szechenyi Baths
Busy Baths – Szechenyi Baths (photo: Graeme Churchard)

Obviously, early morning hours are less crowded, the pools are almost exclusively used by local regulars who wish to do their swimming laps in the outdoor sports pool between 6am and 8am, or who wish to use the spa facilities when they are not packed. Later on the day, especially mid and late afternoon, the baths and pools fill up with locals and tourists – especially in the summer months (from June to September).

So, if you want to pick the best time of the day, we recommend visiting the baths earlier in the day, either in the morning around 10am, or around noon, e.g. 1 pm. As one of the tourists wrote in their Szechenyi Baths review on a travel forum “We were there today, arrived at 1.30pm, and by 3.30pm it was chock-full of tourists. Earlier it was quiet and only older locals were bathing.”

Weekends are, similarly to peak hours, more popular, so to have some more personal space in the thermal spa baths, you may wish to schedule your bath visit for a weekday (any week day open, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday). All days are mixed, so you don’t need to plan ahead for coed visits.

Swimming Pool at Szechenyi Spa Baths
Swimming Pool at Szechenyi Spa Baths (photo: hettie)

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35 comments

  1. We will be two people visiting the spa (full day). We both want deep 60 minute massages.
    I’m a bit confused when filling out the online form.
    I chose:”ticket and massage” then
    “Double thermal 60 min for 2 …”
    And then I am asked how many packages I want. I’m not sure if the package is entrance for both of us or not, so I’m not sure whether to pick 1 or 2.
    Please help.
    Thank you

  2. I want to visit the baths on a weekday (october 8th) from 6am to 8am. How do i purchase two tickets with locker? thank you.

  3. Hello,
    on the 28 Dec 2018, it says that cabins will most likely not be available. What does that mean? How can I try to ensure I get a cabin on that day?
    Thank you.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Tina,
      Szechenyi Baths is usually very busy during the Christmas period.
      If you book a ticket with cabin, but there are no available cabins when you arrive, you can either choose to wait a bit until a cabin becomes available, or have a ticket with locker instead. In the latter case, please let the spa staff know about the change, so that you will be able to request a refund of the price difference afterwards.
      Thank you for your understanding.

  4. Katerina Doubravova

    Hello, me and my friend will be visiting the baths in April and wanted to booked our tickets beforehand, but we are planning to visit after 7 p.m. Am I correct that via the booking form I can only book full day entrance and I can not pick just the discounted time? We have to buy our tickets on the spot when we arrive?

    Thank you!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Katerina,
      yes, if you wish to arrive later than 6pm, you will need to buy the ticket on the spot. Thank you for your understanding.

  5. for the 20min aroma therapy massage – – how much in advance do you have to be there for your appointment?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Jo,
      we recommend you book at least 3 or 4 days in advance.
      Hope we can welcome you at Szechenyi Spa Baths!

  6. Do I need to print out the confirmation email? Or I can just show the email on phone to your staff when I have fast check in?
    Thank you!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Karen,
      there is no need to print the tickets, it is fine if you show the confirmation email on your phone.

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