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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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28 comments

  1. Hello, I will be visiting Budapest next week and would love to visit the baths. I’m unsure what day we will have the time, is it possible to buy tickets at the baths the day of or do tickets need to purchased in advance? Thanks so much!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Lindsay,
      you can buy Tickets on the spot at the cashiers. Online Tickets entitle you to a Fats Track entry, as Szehenyi Baths is always busy, and queues build up quickly.
      Enjoy your time in the Baths!

  2. Do I have to print online ticket?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Maja,
      no, it’s not necessary. It is enough if you can show the confirmation email on your mobile phone.

  3. Hello,
    I am not interested in a fully day pass, but rather just an hour or two. How do I purchase a ticket for 2 hours plus a massage?
    Thank you!

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Hello Anna,
      all of our online tickets are full day tickets.
      If you wish to get a massage please book online as the appointments are normally booked up in advance.
      If you decide to take afternoon tickets you can buy them on the spot after 5pm (the price difference is about 2 EUR).
      Hope we can welcome you at Szecnenyi Spa Baths!

  4. Hi,

    Is it possible to buy a on the spot ticket at the cashiers for a couple of hours say from 11.00am to 1.00pm? We are visting in February the 17th .

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Maire,
      there are morning tickets (6-8 am), and afternoon tickets (5-10pm), but in between you can only purchase a full day ticket.

  5. hello I organise events and will be in Budapest viewing hotels this weekend and would like to experience the baths is it possible for someone to email me please.

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