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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  1. Hi, I have bought three tickets online but I haven’t received those tickets yet .

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Jaclyn, please double check your junk/spam folder in your mailbox. Sometimes the confirmation email ends up there. If you still can’t find it, please contact us by email at info@szechenyispabaths.com and we will re-send your confirmation email. Thank you.

  2. Michelle Cocklin

    We would like to book 4 massages for Sunday 5th can you fit us in if so what time ?

  3. Hi,

    Do you do group packages for 8 people, to have treatments and use of the facilities?


  4. Joymalya Banerjee


    I am travelling to Budapest on 20th May 2017. I wanted to know if the weather will permit us to have a bath in these pools. I mean the outside temperature will be cold and the water will be hot so chances of us falling sick will be high.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Joymalya,
      you can use only the indoor thermal pools if you would like to avoid catching a cold. However it is not very likely to catch a cold, even if the outside temperature is cold. Unfortunately we cannot predict the weather on the 20th of May, but around this time of the year it can be between 15-25 Celsius.

  5. I am in Budapest only for 3 days in August. I booked into tours all 3 days but one out of 3 days is a 4.5 hours tour that starts a 1:15pm. Can I come in the morning to get my massage (I love you spa package), leave by noon and be back later in the day to enjoy the rest of your facilities at no additional cost?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Linda,
      I am afraid, it is not possible to leave the baths and come back, later on that day with the same ticket.
      Unfortunately, the entry ticket is a single pass and not a multi-pass.
      The check in is from 9am to 6pm, and you can stay until 10pm at Szechenyi Baths.
      Maybe you could visit the baths in the afternoon and stay until closing.
      Hope we can welcome you at Szechenyi Spa Baths!

  6. Good Morning! 11/1/18 are they open?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Joao,
      the bath will be open, however, tickets are not on sale yet for 2018.
      Please check our website at the end of November.
      Enjoy your stay in Budapest!

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