Gellert Spa

Thermal Pool Gellert Spa Bath

Gellert Spa is one of the most famous thermal spa baths in Europe, and one of the leading natural hot spring spa baths in Budapest, Hungary

Masks are recommended to be worn in the baths.

Gellert Spa is open Monday – Sunday 9.00 to 19.00. As per the Hungarian government regulations, Covid passports are no longer required.

Gellert Bath Palace Budapest
Gellert Bath Palace Budapest

Gellert thermal pools, swimming pool, wave pool and spa treatments offer a great relaxation and entertainment all year round. Visit Gellert Spa Bath and experience high quality relaxation at a fraction of the costs you would pay in any western country.

Gellert Bath opened in 1918 offering medicinal water treatments using the same deep underground springs the Knights of St John used in the 12th century, and later on the Turks to feel the invigorating powers of the mineral rich waters.

Gellert Spa Budapest River Cruise Attraction
Gellert Spa Budapest River Cruise Attraction

Gellert Spa is situated by the river Danube where panoramic boats carry passengers by day and by night. The building of the thermal bath is one of the many beautiful riverside attractions along the river in Budapest. To see available boat tours in the city you can check Budapest river cruise programmes and their daily timetables.

Come and visit our favourite bath in Budapest besides Szechenyi Baths: Gellert Spa Bath is the true gem of the thermal baths where you can easily spend a day, explore the numerous pools, get luxury treatments without having to feel crowded by other tourists. Spa and elegance await you in the Art Nouveau building of the almost hundred year old Gellert Bath.

Gellert Spa is famous for its lovely warm spring water pools, its architecture, its landscape, and also for its spa treatments, and pampering massage therapies at reasonable prices.

Thermal Pool Gellert Spa Bath
Thermal Pool Gellert Spa Bath

Last updated Jan 31, 2023


  1. Hello, I have a vaccination card from the United States. My vaccine dates are February, 2021, March 2021 and October 2021. I see a comment about expiration. I have not heard of the vaccinations expiring. Will my card be valid for entry July 2022? Will the pools be open then? And am I required to make a reservation?
    thank you.

  2. Human Rights Advisor


    As of today 17 Feb 2022 between 1300 to 1330 the security guard was taking photos of peoples’ c19 passes rather than scanning or reading them instead? On the passes one could read full names and peoples’ date of birth, and their surgery practice details.
    Wheras scanning just the QR code or checking the details with a photo ID should be sufficient.

    We did not read or signed any GDPR conditions nor accepted any T&C with the Gellert Spa, so my questions are:

    1. On what grounds your security guard was taking photos of the c19 passes?
    2. Why peoples’ data should be stored in someone’s phone? It is very wrong according to European GDPR regulations.
    2. What do you do with people’s data, howbyouvstore then and how do you use them?
    3. How long do you keep those datas ?

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you.

    Human Rights Advisor

  3. Hi

    We are traveling from India and have been double vaccinated (last dose was less than 270 days ago). We have proof of vaccination done in India but not an EU Covid Certificate.

    Will we be allowed in the baths?

    • Dear Akshay,
      Internation vaccination proofs are accepted (along with a photo ID to prove your identity).
      Please keep an eye on our website next week, as according to the news Covid regulations might be erased at the bathhouses from Mar 7.
      Enjoy your holiday in Hungary!

    • Good morning,

      We would like to book (or buy on line)
      our tickets for 3 people -fast track bath tickets with cabin(in HUF) for 31 May 2022 Tuesday:)
      It will be our first time in Budapest and when we need to pay for this tickets?
      I already sent a email on this email:
      How we can book and buy our tickets?
      Thank you for help:)

      • Hello Daria,
        ticket reservations are not available at the moment on our website. Since you have already emailed ‘info.gellert’ they will reply in a timely manner.
        Have a lovely time in Budapest!

  4. I have proof of a negative Covid PCR within the last 24 hours- would this be acceptable in providing access to the Gellert Baths?

    Many thanks

    • Dear Ronan,
      Thank you for checking it before the visit.
      For Gellert and the other bathhouses the entry requirements are the same:
      EU or International Covid Passport or proof Vaccination over 16 of age. They do have an expiration date, so please make sure that your document is valid. It does not matter how many jabs you have had if the document is valid, you can enter.
      If you have official proof of recovery from Covid (EU recovery pass) it is also accepted
      Please note, that PCR tests or LFS (lateral flow tests) are not accepted.

      Please check our website next week as covid regulations might be erased from Mar 7, Monday.

      Thank you for your kind cooperation and enjoy the thermal waters in Budapest.

      • Hi
        Will your wave pool be open on May 31st?
        Which pools do you have to wear cap in please?
        Is it only women who have to wear swim cap or men too?
        I heard you are closing in May please confirm date and time.
        Thanks so much

        • Hello Andrea,
          at the moment the closure date is not confirmed. The outdoor area will be opened on Apr 30, however, the wave pool is not confirmed.
          Usually, it is opened with the outdoor section.
          A swimming cap is only mandatory in the swimming pool, you can enter all the other pools without it (but in the swimming pool is mandatory for everyone).
          Hope we can welcome you at Gellert Spa!

  5. Dear Gellert Spa
    Is it possible to book tickets for july?
    Gila Høyberg

    • Hello Gila,
      It looks like Gellert Baths will be closed for renovations at some point in the near future, however, the official date is not confirmed yet.
      Please kindly contact the following email address to make your reservation / requests at Gellert Spa:
      Enjoy your stay in Budapest!

  6. Bechara Mattar Neto

    Hello, the wave pool is open today ?

    • Hello Bechara,
      The wave pool is not open this season. Thank you for your kind understanding.

      • Hi,
        Are you still required for a COVID passport?
        We want to visit your place end of May:)
        Thank you for help

        • Hello Daria,
          since March 1, covid passes are no longer required.
          Hope we can welcome you at Gellert Spa!