Széchenyi Thermal Bath

Széchenyi Thermal Bath

Széchenyi Thermal Bath is the largest natural hot spring spa in Europe, and this neo-gothic style bath was opened in 1913.

Széchenyi Thermal Bath is the largest natural hot spring spa in Budapest and Europe. The neogothic-styled bath was opened in 1913.

This spa has over 15 pools; 3 of them are large outdoor swimming pools and the rest are smaller and indoors. There are also various saunas, steam chambers, and rooms where you can get different types of massages.

The most impressive bath units are located outdoors. One of the best experiences is to be in one of the open-air thermal water pools heated at 37°C (98°F) in the middle of winter when it is below freezing. (The moment of getting out of the pool is also unforgettable!)  

Very worthwhile

Széchenyi Thermal Bath is our favorite spa in Budapest and in our opinion is hard to beat. The spa’s opening hours, cleanliness, architecture, and surroundings are all high quality.

Strangely, in the hottest outdoor thermal pools, you’ll probably see retired Hungarians playing chess in the water. If you know how to play, they’ll be delighted to challenge you.


If you want to buy advance tickets to the Széchenyi Thermal Bath you can do so on our website, with preferential, skip-the-line tickets, and with an individual changing room.


Working days: 7 am – 8 pm
Weekends: 8 am - 8 pm


Day entry with cabin: 9,400 Ft (US$ 26.20)
Entry with cabin on Fridays and weekends: 10,900 Ft (US$ 30.30)

Széchenyi Spa Ticket 42 (US$ 45.30)


Metro: Széchenyi fürdö‎, line M1 (yellow).