The entrance fees of the Fisherman’s Bastion Budapest are flexible, depending on which part of the Fisherman’s Bastion (Halaszbastya) you wish to visit. What is more, on certain days and hours it is completely free of charge to visit the towers and terraces of Fisherman’s Bastion.
Many of its balconies and 7 towers – stretching 140 meter – are free to enter, while the upper towers or turrets have a small entrance fee, which serves to maintain the historical building, one of the most romantic attractions in Budapest.
The easiest way to get to the free parts of the Fisherman’s Bastion is from the Matthias Church. Just walk to the balconies of the Halaszbastya to enjoy a superb view. Needless to say, you are more than welcome to contribute to the maintenance of this fine monument.
The lower parts of the Fisherman’s Bastion are always open, and so are the upper towers.
Please see the current prices of tickets to the Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest.
Prices of the Fisherman’s Bastion
( the prices are in HUF, which is short for Hungarian Forint, the currency used in Hungary)
Tickets (Adults): HUF 1000 (approx. 3.4 Euro)
Discount Tickets (Students, children): HUF 500 (approx. 1.7 Euro)
Children under 6: Free Entry
Pensioners (from EU member states): HUF 500
Group Discount: due to the nominal fee charged, there is no group discount for visitors to the Fisherman’s Bastion as the prices are set so low that they are almost negligible.
Guides with a Group of 5+: Free Entry
(Guide needs to have a photo ID proving that he / she is a tourist guide)
Free Entry to all parts of the Fisherman’s Bastion
- any day between October 15 and March 10
- free entry on August 20 the national holiday (don’t miss the Fireworks in Budapest)
- free entry on the Day of Hungarian Language and Literature (early Sept, usually on Sept 2 – 3 – 4)
- any hour on any day between 8 pm and 9 am (night hours)
If you do not wish to go up to the very top of the Fisherman’s Bastion, you can enter the attraction free of charge.
Ticket to the St Michael Chapel in Fisherman’s Bastion
Entry to the St Michael’s Chapel is not included in the Bastion entry. Currently there is no exhibition in the Chapel.
Budapest Cards entitle visitors to a discount for the Fisherman’s Bastion Budapest: 10%
Opening Hours of the Upper Towers of the Fisherman’s Bastion
Tickets for the upper towers of the Fisherman’s Bastion are sold
- from 9 am to 7 pm (March 16 to April 30)
- from 9 am to 8 pm (May 1 to October 15)
- outside these hours visiting the upper towers is free of charge. You simply turn the turn stile gates leading up to the turrets and enjoy the views of Budapest