• Bobbi

Budget: Budapest

Updated: May 18, 2020

Sparties. Palinka. Langos. Budapest is a great choice for a getaway, but at what cost?

Full of history, culture, a wide array of restaurants and bars, and it's infamous spas, there's so much to see and do here. Like most places you visit, your budget can vary massively depending on what it is that interests you.

Luckily, it's a pretty cheap city to visit, so you can get a lot of bang for your buck. You can spend a week here and spend less than 120k HUF, including at least one night out, a visit to one of the spas, and a few other attractions.

Below are a rough idea of what it costs to visit the Pearl of the Danube.

Please be aware that prices are in the local currency and are meant to be a rough guide, not exact.

Daily costs (accommodation, food and drink, 1-2 attractions p/day, transport).

  • Budget: 15,000 - 25,000 HUF/day

  • Moderate: 30,000+

  • Holiday of the year: 60,000+


  • Hostel: 4000-8000 HUF p/day

  • Hotel*: 20-28,000+ HUF n average p/day

  • Airbnb: 12-20,000 HUF p/day

*Based on an average taken from 15 3* hotel prices in the city centre.

Food & drink

  • Budget: 4000 HUF p/day

  • Moderate: 8000 HUF p/day

  • Splurge: (3 course meal, lunch, breakfast) 11,000+

  • Drinks: 400/600 HUF domestic/imported beer, 14,000 HUF bottle of wine, 500 HUF spirits


  • Buda Castle: 1400 HUF

  • Parliament Building: 2400 HUF

  • Fisherman's Bastion: 1000 HUF

  • Heroes' Square: FREE

  • Children's Railway: 800/1400 HUF

  • Buda Castle Hill Funicular: 1200 HUF

  • Great Market Hall: 0 - 3000 HUF

  • Thermal Baths: 6000 - 8000 HUF

  • Zoo in the Heart of Budapest: 3300 HUF


  • 24 hour travel card: 1650 HUF

  • 72 hour travel card: 4150 HUF

  • 7 day travel card: 4950 HUF

  • Single ticket: 530 HUF

If you're thinking of visiting Budapest, I would definitely recommend it. It's a fabulous city that can offer you a little bit of everything to suit any kind of budget. You can stay in the cheapest hostel going and dine like a king or queen, or stay in a 5* hotel and spend your evenings drinking in the ruin bars, or anything in between. No matter what, you won't run out of things to see and do here.

I hope this helps you with your planning, even just a little bit.

Happy travelling.

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Hi there. Welcome to jetreadyjetsetgo. My name is Bobbi and I have been dreaming about travelling for as long as I can remember. I recently spent six months travelling Canada, and am currently planning my next adventure. 

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