Fisherman’s Bastion Prices

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.

Budapest Fishermans Bastion Entrance

Budapest Fisherman’s Bastion – Robert Muller Photography

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

Balcony on the Fishermans Bastion

Balcony on the Fisherman’s Bastion – Pooteeweet Photography

In 2019 the prices of the Fisherman’s Bastion  were set by the Buda Castle municipality ( as follows:

( 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 under 14): HUF 500 (approx. 1.7 Euro)
Children under 6: Free Entry
Pensioners (from EU member states): HUF 500

Discount with Budapest Card: 10% discount from the adult price.
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 16 and March 15
  • free entry on August 20 the national holiday (don’t miss the Fireworks in Budapest)
  • 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
View from Fishermans Bastion at Night

View from Fisherman’s Bastion – Luca Martino Photography

37 thoughts on “Fisherman’s Bastion Prices

    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hello Evangelia, yes, the entry is free of charge until mid March, 2015. So you can walk up to the upper terraces and take a great view of the city of Budapest free!

  1. Antoinette Lopez

    Can I purchase tickets for Fishermans Bastion online and if so which website?
    Thanking you


    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Dear Antoinette, the tickets for visiting the Bastion are only sold on the spot, not online. The ticket office is right opposite the Matthias Church, atop the Buda Castle hill, near the Fisherman’s Bastion.

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hello May, tickets are available on the spot currently. Unfortunately no tickets to the Fisherman’s Bastion can be bought online yet. Have a wonderful time in Budapest and enjoy the views.

    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hello Larissa, parking up in the Castle District in Budapest is not only expensive, but it is also very limited. We suggest parking the bus on the roads under the Fisherman’s Bastion if you can get a place (it is very popular for buses). You can find the parking map for the Buda Castle area and locate the parking area under Fisherman’s Bastion (Halaszbastya) for further details (hourly parking fees range from €3 to €6 per hour for buses, which is the treble of regular car fees)

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  7. Sun


    what age is children who charge is 400huf ?
    if I get student discount, do I have international student card?

    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hello Sun,
      the ticket of HUF 400 can be bought for children under 14 years old, or students with Hungarian student card.

  8. Marta Segurado

    Hi, i would like to know if students from other country can have discounts as well!
    Hope to get an answer soon.
    Thank you.

    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hi Marta,
      no, unfortunately foreign student cards are not accepted. Thank you for your kind understanding.

  9. Adonis Villanueva

    I love the Fishermen’s Bastion. I love Budapest in general. I would make my way to the Buda district almost daily when I stayed there. Really cool spot.

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Dear Alan,
      to visit the upper parts of Fisherman’s Bastion, the prices are the following:
      Tickets (Adults): HUF 800 (approx. 2.7 Euro)
      Discount Tickets (Students, children): HUF 400 (approx. 1.4 Euro)
      Children under 6: Free Entry
      Pensioners (from EU member states): HUF 400

      I am afraid that it is not possible to rent an area in the Fisherman’s Bastion.

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hello Naroa,
      yes, the Fisherman’s Bastion is open all year around.
      Entry is free of charge between October 15 and March 10.

    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Dear Marcia,
      it absolutely depends on you, from a few minutes to hours – if you wish to admire the beautiful panorama longer. Also, there is a hidden chapel, St Michael’s Chapel near the stairs leading up to the Fisherman’s Bastion (under the ramparts and terraces) where you can watch a 3D film show of the Hungarian history, approx. 30 minutes. It is very popular among tourists who wish to see the historical background of Hungary (also free with a Budapest Card:

      Many people spend about 30 minutes or so on the balcony, watch the 3d film, visit the Matthias Church right next to the bastion, or sits down for a rest on the stairs or in the cafe (there is one inside a turret of the Fisherman’s Bastion and another one next to it, a Starbucks at the ground floor of the Hotel Hilton). You can spend there 15 minutes if you are in a rush, or sit and enjoy for 2 hours with drinks, film, photo shoots, people watching etc.

  13. Jane Chen


    It is well know that Fisherman’s Bastion is one of the most important attraction of Budapest.

    It appreciate that if you can answer my inquiry.

    Our group is 32 persons in total,and we plan to visit on 31st Oct.

    1、It is possible to offer us a group package or free of charge of our team leader?

    2、Are there any guide tour? How long does the guide tour take?

    3、Should we make a reservation in advance,or how can we make a reservation?

    4、How can we buy the ticket? By bank transfer in advance or buy ticket on the gate?

    5、Are there any auto guide to borrow,which language it use?

    Thank you!

    Have a nice day!

    Look forward to your reply.


    Jane Chen(MS)

    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hello Jane, thank you for contacting us for a group offer. We have sent you a customised private tour offer via email, with answers to all of your questions (length of tour, prices, etc.) please let me know if we can be of any further help (if the offer has not arrived, please check if it may have ended up in the spam box).
      In late October it is free of charge to visit the Fisherman’s Bastion / Halaszbastya, it can’t be cheaper than that, hope your group will be happy to hear it.
      Have a lovely time in Budapest, enjoy the views from the Fisherman’s Bastion!

  14. Peggy

    Dear Sirs,

    Greetings from GEG Travel from the Netherlands, I have a group of 44 Pax going to visit you on the 19th August. I will need to pre-book the ticket for this group, you may refer to the following details:
    Reference: 004399-NL-HUQ
    Date: 19th August 2019
    ETA: 11:30AM
    Tickets: 42 Adults+ 01 Child(10 yrs)+01 Tour Leader

    Could you please offer the group price and advice the payment method, you may send it to:

    Awaiting for your reply

  15. Agnes Horrig

    Best wishes to Budapest,

    I want to visit Budapest with some ladies in October, 18th to 22nd. I only find the opening Hours up to 14th of October. I hope we can visit Fischerman’s Bastion.

    Best regards


    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Dear Agnes,
      the Fisherman’s Bastion is open 24/7 all year round.
      Entry is free of charge after Oct 15.


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