Best Baths in Hungary - Széchenyi Thermal Baths, Budapest

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Best Baths in Hungary - Széchenyi Thermal Baths, Budapest

This has to be the most well know of the baths and certainly the biggest in Budapest but only ranks seventh in my list.

Situated close to Heroes Square and the city park, there are outdoor and indoor pools. It’s easy to start outside in one of the large thermal pools before heading downstairs to the sauna or upstairs to the indoor pools, where you can hop from pool to pool until you finally reach the outside again.

There are separate changing locker areas for men and women as well as cabins that for hire and a cafe serving cooked food and drinks is near the main entrance.

If you want somewhere conveniently close to the city centre and don’t mind paying a little extra, 5.400Ft gets you a cabin for the day. Be aware, there’s not much difference in price between a full day and a 2 hour ticket. 

This is one of the most popular and busy baths in Budapest and is one of the reasons I have placed it lower on my list. To me, it is too busy, with changing rooms at bursting point, dirty showers, broken door locks and a constant flow of people moving from pool to pool and leaving sauna doors open which makes the whole experience far from relaxing.

The Széchenyi baths are in the city park, so a trip to the zoo and the historical collection of castles surrounded by the moat are worth adding to your ’to do’ list. Heroes Square is only a few minutes walk, which has two magnificent museums facing each other. There are a number of nice restaurants next to the large lake and more can be found near square. These baths get very full in the afternoon and evening, so consider coming here as early as possible to avoid the queues.

Size 5
Cleanliness 3
Facilities 5
Relaxing 2
Adults 4
Family 2
Thermal Inside + Outside
Sauna Inside Wear costume
Steam Inside
Swimming Inside + Outside
Jacuzzi Inside
Fun Zone No
Child Free Zone No
Indicative maximum prices
Day pass with cabin 5.400Ft
Afternoon pass 4.400Ft
Drive time from...
Budapest Airport 0h 32m
Budapest Centre 0h 16m


Széchenyi Thermal Baths

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