Budapest Baths: Szechenyi Baths

Budapest bath times! No visit to Budapest isn’t complete if you don’t visit a bath! The first one we went to is the very poplar Szechenyi Baths. This is located outside the city centre but it was actually quite close to our hotel to walk it.

Szechenyi Baths are one of the most popular public bathhouses for both male and females and open till late. This is everything you need to know before you arrive.

Don’t bother with online booking or fast track tickets. We arrived at midday on a very warm Friday and there were no queues, it went very fast. It is the cheapest of the 3 baths we visited, it costs 5100F(£14) for a locker ( a bit more for a cabin which I say don’t bother). You get a wristband which will give you access to your chosen locker( you pick an empty one) and the bath areas. The changing areas are separated by male/female, both located downstairs

Szechenyi Baths have two massive outdoor thermal pools and a swimming pool and also indoor pools and saunas. I preferred the outdoor pools in Szechenyi Baths to the others. I can’t remember if this place tells you the temperature of the water but the others do. The indoor pools here didn’t look clean so I stayed away from them.


You can rent towels and swimwear but we just borrowed towels from the hotels and brought our own bikinis. Bring flip flops or any shoes you down mind getting wet!

I loved the outdoor pools and how big this place was compared to the other baths. This place also seemed to attract a younger crowd and had better vibes than the other places. This would be a good bath to start with.

There are a cafe and bar on site for drinks and foods but we had lunch somewhere else.



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