The Rough Guide to Budapest

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This Budapest guidebook is perfect for independent travellers planning a longer trip. It features all of the must-see sights and a wide range of off-the-beaten-track places. It also provides detailed practical information on preparing for a trip and what to do on the ground. And this Budapest travel guidebook is printed on paper from responsible sources, and verified to meet the FSC’s strict environmental and social standards. 

This Budapest guidebook covers: The Belvaros; Lipotvaros and Ujlipotvaros; Terezvaros and Erzsebetvaros; The Varosliget and the stadium district; Jozsefvaros and Ferencvaros; The Var and central Buda; Gellert-hegy and the Taban; Obuda and Margit-sziget; The Buda Hills; The city limits; Excursions from Budapest.

Inside this Budapest travel book, you’ll find:


  • A wide range of sights – Rough Guides experts have hand-picked places for travellers with different needs and desires: off-the-beaten-track adventures, family activities or chilled-out breaks

  • Itinerary examples – created for different time frames or types of trip

  • Practical information – how to get to Budapest, all about public transport, food and drink, shopping, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, tips for travellers with disabilities and more

  • Author picks and things not to miss in Budapest –  Thermal Baths, Budapest Zoo, Buda Hills, Live music, #2 tram ride, Fisherman's Bastion, Hungarian National Gallery, Design hotels, Sziget Festival, Coffee houses, Memento Park, Ruin bars, Great Synagogue, House of Terror, Hungarian Railway History Park, Food markets, Budapest’s cemeteries   

  • Insider recommendations – tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money, and find the best local spots

  • When to go to Budapest – high season, low season, climate information and festivals 

  • Where to go – a clear introduction to Budapest with key places and a handy overview 

  • Extensive coverage of regions, places and experiences – regional highlights, sights and places for different types of travellers, with experiences matching different needs

  • Places to eat, drink and stay – hand-picked restaurants, cafes, bars and hotels

  • Practical info at each site – hours of operation, websites, transit tips, charges

  • Colour-coded mapping – with keys and legends listing sites categorised as highlights, eating, accommodation, shopping, drinking and nightlife  

  • Background information for connoisseurs – history, culture, art, architecture, film, books, religion, diversity

  • Essential Hungarian dictionary and glossary of local terms

  • Free download of the eBook – available after purchase of the printed guidebook to Budapest 

  • Fully updated post-COVID-19

The guide provides a comprehensive and rich selection of places to see and things to do in Budapest, as well as great planning tools. It’s the perfect companion, both ahead of your trip and on the ground. 

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789196887
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 4/2/2024
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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4.4 out of 5, 5 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Try trip advisor first

Reviewed on February 06, 2020
Paperback | Verified

Useful guide, but more info available on trip advisor

Amazon Customer

Good for Budapest.

Reviewed on January 18, 2020
Paperback | Verified

This book was quite good. We used it for a 4 day break to Budapest. But lacked hidden tips.

Amazon Customer

the definitive source to discovering true Budapest

Reviewed on September 20, 2019
Paperback | Verified

Just recently returned from a three night stay in Budapest. The Rough Guide to Budapest was invaluable. Accurate in every aspect. Reading this prior to travelling and whilst in Budapest was a Bible and encyclopedic in the attention to detail. Maps very accurate, description of places and contents invaluable. So many hidden treasures within this rough guide to Budapest. Possibly the most exciting aspect was taking tram 56 and 61 from Szell Kalman Ter metro to Huvosvolgy to the Children's Railway. In addition able to discover hidden gems in Obuda and the roman ruins at Aquincum . This is a must for all travellers to Budapest. Well researched, easy to read and extremely useful. Best part of the book is that it fits into pocket and can be whipped out instantly if lost or seeking info regarding Budapest.. No online guide comes close to the beauty of a superb Rough guide series. Buy buy buy! Don't travel to Budapest without!

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