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Guidebook Updates for Hungary

When we learn of critical changes to the information in our guidebooks on Hungary, we post them here. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!


  • In Buda, the Burg Hotel has closed.

For books printed before June 2019, the following may also apply:

  • Budapest Card prices are now in euros, and have increased significantly: €22/24 hours, €33/48 hours, €43/72 hours.
  • The Rudas Baths have new pricing: An all-in ticket includes the entire complex (5,200 Ft weekdays, 6,500 Ft weekends), but you can pay for thermal baths only (3,700 Ft weekdays, discounted Mon–Fri 9:00–12:00, 4,300 Ft weekends) or the wellness/saunas/pool only (3,500 Ft weekdays, 4,800 Ft weekends).
  • A new and convenient airport shuttle bus operated by the city is now running from the airport to Déak tér in downtown Budapest.
  • The Mahart line boat between Budapest and Vienna is no longer running.

For books printed before March 2018, the following may also apply:

  • The Applied Arts Museum is closed for renovation work that may extend into 2020.
  • The Great Synagogue now offers only one ticket option. Tickets cost 4,000 Ft and include access to the synagogue, Memorial Garden, and Hungarian Jewish museum, plus permission to take photos and a tour of the synagogue.
  • There is no longer an overnight train option between Budapest and Berlin.


For books printed before June 2019, the following may apply:

  • Jókai Bisztró has closed.
  • Egylet restaurant is now called the Balkán Bisztró, and no longer offers a "long list of Hungarian microbrews on tap."