Red Bull Air Race - June 23–24, 2018

Dear Customers,

Our service will be subject to some route diversions and stop closures between June 23–24, 2018, due to road closures that will be in place to accommodate the Red Bull Air Race in Budapest.

The following stops will be closed between Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24 June:

Red Route:

  • Stop #11: Petőfi Square

Blue Route:

  • Stop #1: Castle/Funicular
  • Stop #2: Batthyány Square/River Cruise
  • Stop #3: Margaret Island
  • Stop #9: Károly Körút
  • Stop #10: Great Synagogue
  • Stop #13: Rudas Spa
  • Stop #14: Gellért Spa/Freedom Bridge
  • Stop #15: Castle Garden

Temporary Route:

Big Bus Tours Budapest will be calling at the below stops only:

  • Stop #1: Heroes’ Square
  • Stop #2: Keleti Railway Station
  • Stop #3: Hotel Hungária
  • Stop #4: New York Café
  • Stop #5: Astoria
  • Stop #12: Váci Street
  • Citadel
  • Stop #12: Great Market Hall
  • Stop #13: National Museum
  • Stop #6: Király Street
  • Stop #7: Nyugati Railway Station
  • Stop #8: Parliament
  • Stop #9: Basilica
  • Stop #10: Chain Bridge (this stop may be subject to closure)
  • Stop #14: Király Street
  • Stop #15: Big Bus Customer Service Centre
  • Stop #16: Opera
  • Stop #17: Octogon/Liszt Ferenc Square


The River Cruise service will be operating the following timetable:

  • Friday 22nd June:Tours will depart Dock 11 at 18:00; 19:00; 20:00; 21:00; 22:00.
  • Saturday 23rd June:Tours will depart Dock 11 at 19:00; 20:00; 21:00; 22:00.
  • Sunday 24th June:Tours will depart Dock 11 at 17:00; 18:00; 19:00; 20:00; 21:00; 22:00.

Normal service will resume on Monday 25 June.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience these service amendments may cause. Please feel welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

Warm regards,

The Big Bus Tours Budapest Team


Bus Tour Times

Red Route:
First Bus: 09:00 from Stop #1 (Heroes' Square: Olof Palme stny. 5 Budapest 1146).
Last Full Tour: 18:00 from Stop #1 (Heroes' Square: Olof Palme stny. 5 Budapest 1146).
Last Bus: 19:15 at Stop #1 (Heroes' Square: Olof Palme stny. 5 Budapest 1146).
Full Circuit Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes (approx.)
Bus Frequency: every 15-20 minutes.

Blue Route:
First Bus: 09:00 from Stop #1 (Castle / Funicular: Lánchíd utca, Clark Ádám tér bus station).
Last Full Tour: 18:00 from Stop #1 (Castle / Funicular: Lánchíd utca, Clark Ádám tér bus station).
Last Bus: 18:55 at Stop #1 (Castle / Funicular: Lánchíd utca, Clark Ádám tér bus station).
Full Circuit Time: 55 minutes (approx.)
Bus Frequency: every 20 minutes.

Green Route:
First Bus: 09:30 from Stop #1 (Castle / Funicular: Lánchíd utca, Clark Ádám tér bus station).
Last Full Tour: 18:00 from Stop #1 (Castle / Funicular: Lánchíd utca, Clark Ádám tér bus station).
Last Bus: 18:30 at Stop #1 (Castle / Funicular: Lánchíd utca, Clark Ádám tér bus station).
Full Circuit Time: 30 minutes return (approx 15 mins each way.)
Bus Frequency: every 30 minutes.

Night Tour (Purple Route):
First Bus: 19:30 from Stop #15 (Big Bus Tours Customer Information Centre, 3 Andrassy Avenue).
Last Bus: 19:30 at Stop #15 (Big Bus Tours Customer Information Centre, 3 Andrassy Avenue).
Full Circuit Time: 60 minutes (approx.)
Bus Frequency: There is only one departure per night, at 19:30. Please note that the Night tour is a panoramic tour, not a hop-on, hop-off tour.