Visiting the historic baths in Budapest has been a popular activity for tourists and locals alike. However, this year there is some news that may disappoint visitors. The prices for entry to the Széchenyi, Gellért, and Rudas spas, even with the Zsigmondy Club Card, have increased significantly.
Changes to the Zsigmondy Club Card
The Zsigmondy Club Card, which previously offered a significant discount for entry to the spas, will now be more expensive. While the card used to cost HUF 3,500 (EUR 9.34) per session, it will now be priced at HUF 4,000 (EUR 10.67) on weekdays and HUF 4,500 (EUR 12) on weekends. This represents a price increase of 14.3% for weekday tickets and 28.6% for weekend tickets.
Season Tickets and Box Office Prices Unaffected
It's important to note that the increase in prices only applies to the Zsigmondy Club Card. The prices for season tickets and regular tickets purchased at the box office remain unchanged. So if you don't have a Zsigmondy Club Card, there won't be any additional cost for your visit.
Cheaper Options for Regular Visitors
For those who frequently visit the baths, there is still a more affordable option. The Budapest Gyógyfürdői és Hévizei Zrt. (BGYH) season ticket system offers tickets at a lower price, ranging from HUF 1300-1500 (EUR 3.47-4). This is a cost-effective choice for regular visitors who come multiple times a week or even daily.
Price Increases in Other Water Parks
It's not just the historic baths that are experiencing price hikes. Aquaparks in the area are also increasing their prices due to the current economic situation. This means that even the cheapest water parks will see an increase in their prices. If you're looking for alternative options, we suggest checking out our article on affordable water parks.
Though the price increase for the historic baths is disappointing, there are still options available for visitors to enjoy these popular attractions. Whether it's opting for regular tickets or taking advantage of the season ticket system, you can still experience the relaxation and beauty of Budapest's historic baths.
Questions & Answers
What is the Zsigmondy Club Card? The Zsigmondy Club Card is a card that offers significant discounts at the Széchenyi, Gellért, and Rudas spas in Budapest.
How much did the Zsigmondy Club Card cost in the past? Previously, the Zsigmondy Club Card was available for HUF 3,500 (EUR 9.34) per session, providing a discount compared to the regular prices.
How much will the Zsigmondy Club Card cost starting July 4, 2023? Starting July 4, 2023, the Zsigmondy Club Card will cost HUF 4,000 (EUR 10.67) on weekdays and HUF 4,500 (EUR 12) on weekends.
How much more expensive will weekday tickets be with the Zsigmondy Club Card? Weekday tickets with the Zsigmondy Club Card will be 14.3% more expensive starting July 4, 2023.
How much more expensive will weekend tickets be with the Zsigmondy Club Card? Weekend tickets with the Zsigmondy Club Card will be 28.6% more expensive starting July 4, 2023.
Are there any other options for cheaper tickets? For regular visitors or those who come several times a week, the BGYH season ticket system offers much cheaper tickets, priced around HUF 1300-1500 (EUR 3.47-4).
Why are the prices of baths, spas, and aquaparks increasing? The price hikes are mainly due to the current economic situation, including factors such as spiraling utility bills and high inflation.