Holiday Opening Hours in Budapest

It can be frustrating to find doors closed to you when you are on holiday, we know! Here is a list of the opening hours of various attractions and public services during the Christmas and New Year Period!

Below are a series of tables with the opening hours between Christmas and New Year 2013. For further information, click on the weblink in the name of the institution or site you are interested in to visit their homepage.

Museums

Museum Dec.24th Dec.25th Dec.26th Dec.27th Dec.28-30th Dec.31st Jan.1st
Budapest History Museum CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 10-16 10-16 CLOSED CLOSED
Museum of Applied Arts 10-14 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 10-18 10-14 CLOSED
Museum of Fine Arts CLOSED CLOSED 10-18 10-18 10-18 CLOSED 12-18
Ethnographical Museum CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 10-18 10-18 CLOSED CLOSED
Hungarian National Gallery 10-14 CLOSED 10-18 10-18 10-18 10-16 10-18 (only temporary exhibitions)
Hungarian National Museum CLOSED CLOSED 10-18 (only temporary exhibitions) 10-18 10-18 10-14 (only temporary exhibitions) CLOSED
Hungarian Agricultural Museum CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 10-17 10-16 10-16 CLOSED
Hungarian Natural History Museum CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 10-18  10-18 CLOSED CLOSED
Ludwig Museum CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 10-20 10-20 10-14 12-20
Aquincum Museum CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 10-16 10-16 CLOSED CLOSED
Hungarian Trade and Catering Museum CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED dec. 28th closed / dec. 29-30th                     11-19 11-15 15-19
 

 

Tourist Attractions

Venues (theme park) Dec.24th Dec.25th Dec.26th Dec.27th Dec.28-30th Dec.31st Jan.1st
Memento Park 10-16 CLOSED 10-16 10-16 10-16 10-16 10-16
ZOO 9-13 9-16 9-16 9-16 9-16 9-13 9-16
Skanzen in Szentendre CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Hospital in the Rocks CLOSED CLOSED 10-20 ??? 10-20 10-20 CLOSED CLOSED
Palace of Wonders CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 10-18 10-18 CLOSED CLOSED
Millenáris Park CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 10-18 10-18 CLOSED CLOSED
Opera House visits CLOSED CLOSED 15/16 15/16 15/16 CLOSED 15/16
 

 

Thermal Baths

Thermal baths Dec.24th Dec.25th Dec.26th Dec.27th Dec.28-30th Dec.31st Jan.1st
Gellért bath 6-14 CLOSED 6-20 6-20 6-20 6-18 11-20
Széchenyi bath 6-14 CLOSED 6-20 6-22 6-22 6-18 11-20
Rudas bath 6-14 CLOSED 6-20 6-18 6-18 6-18 11-20
Király bath CLOSED CLOSED 9-20 8-20 8-20 9-18 11-20
Lukács bath 6-14 CLOSED 6-20 6-20 6-20 6-18 CLOSED
Aquaworld (aquapark) 6-22 6-22 6-22 6-22 6-22 6-22 6-22
 

 

Tourist Information Offices

 

Tourinform offices Dec.24th Dec.25th Dec.26th Dec.27th Dec.28-30th Dec.31st Jan.1st
Sütő utca (near Deák square)  8-14  10-18  10-18 8-20  8-20  8-20 10-20
Andrássy út (near Liszt square) 10-13 CLOSED CLOSED 10-18 10-18  10-13 CLOSED
Ferihegy 2A  8-14  10-18  8-23 8-23 8-23  8-20  10-22
Ferihegy 2B  10-14  10-18  10-20 10-20 10-20  10-20  10-20
 

 

Christmas Markets

The advent markets in the large squares across Budapest also have variable opening times in this period. 


Advent market at St Stephen's Basilica opening hours: 
Monday – Thursday: 11:30am – 8:00pm,
Friday: 11:30am – 10:00pm,
Saturday: 10:00am – 10:00pm,
Sunday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Exceptions: Dec 24th:  10am- 2pm, December 25th and 26th: Closed. 

Christmas Market at Vörösmarty Square opening hours:
16th November – 23rd December:10 am–9 pm,
24th December: 10 am–2 pm,
25th–26th December: Closed,
27th December: 12 noon–9 pm Food and drink vendors only,
28th–30th December: - 10 am–9 pm - food and beverage vendors only,
31st December - NEW YEAR'S EVE:  12 noon-4 am: Food and beverage vendors only.

For all the other markets, we have less detailed information, but we can say that allmost all are have limited hours on the 24th December and are closed on December 25th-26th and January 1st.

We hope you find this information useful. If you have further questions, please contact us (though we also only operate a skeleton service between 27th and 31st December!)