Gellert Spa & Thermal Bath: Opening Hours

Opening Hours Budapest Gellert Spa Thermal Baths
Opening Hours Gellert Spa – Patrick Donovan Photography

Gellert Spa & Thermal Baths is open every day of the week, from Monday to Sunday.

Monday: 6 am – 8 pm
Tuesday: 6 am – 8 pm
Wednesday: 6 am – 8 pm
Thursday: 6 am – 8 pm
Friday: 6 am – 8 pm
Saturday: 6 am – 8 pm
Sunday: 6 am – 8 pm

Fast Track Ticket Check-in Hours

Monday: 9 am – 6 pm
Tuesday: 9 am – 6 pm
Wednesday: 9 am – 6 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 6 pm
Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm

The Outside Wave Pool is closed from late September (depending on the weather) until next spring (depending on the weather). For exact dates, please contact us at info [at] The outside adventure pool with the saunas and all inside pools and facilities are open throughout the year.

Opening Hours on National Holidays and Bank Holidays

January 1: Gellert Spa opens later than usual (approx. 10 – 12 in the morning) and may close earlier than 8 pm (about 6pm), with weekend prices

March 15: Gellert Spa is open 6 am – 8 pm, with weekend prices

Easter Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday: Gellert Spa is open 6 am – 8 pm, with weekend prices

May 1: Gellert Spa is open 6 am – 8 pm, with weekend prices

Whitsun (Pentecost): Gellert Spa is open 6 am – 8 pm, with weekend prices

August 20: Gellert Spa is open 6 am – 8 pm, with weekend prices

October 23: Gellert Spa is open 6 am – 8 pm, with weekend prices

November 1: Gellert Spa is open 6 am – 8 pm, with weekend prices

December 24, 25, 26 1: Gellert Spa may open and close at different times than usual (approx. 10 – 12 in the morning) and may close earlier than 8 pm (about 6pm), open with weekend prices

Gellert Baths: Mixed Pools / Saunas

Since January 1, 2013 Gellert Baths has been turned into a completely co-educated spa bath, where all the pools, steams, thermal facilities are open to women and men alike. Toilets and Shower rooms continue to be male and female only. If you wish to visit a thermal bath in Budapest where gender separated areas are available (mostly men only days on weekdays) you can visit Rudas Baths.

Gellert Spa Bath at Night

If you wish to use the thermal pools and bath facilities in the evening in Gellert Spa, you are welcome to stay until 8 pm (pools need to be vacated 15 minutes before closing time).

For late night bath experience, you can visit Szechenyi Bath, whose outdoor pools (2 hot spring thermal pools and 1 cooler swimming pool) is open until 10 pm.

Gellert Spa & Thermal Baths on Public Holidays

If your Budapest visit is scheduled on a public holiday / national holiday in Hungary, do not despair, Szent Gellert Furdo is open even on holidays, in the last few years almost 365 days a year!
Please check the current opening hours for the upcoming public holidays, March 15, Easter, August 20, October 23, November 1, Christmas and New Year times before your planned Budapest visit). The general rule of thumb is that the opening hours might be slightly shorter (or the same as every day), but the ticket prices are like on weekends (somewhat more expensive than on weekdays).


  1. Deborah Koniowka-Carroll

    My husband and I will be staying at the Gellert Hotel from June 2 – June 9th. Is it necessary or advisable to make advance reservations for the thermal baths and spa? Thank you.

    • Dear Deborah,

      thank you for contacting us.

      It is only suggested to make in advance bookings. Please contact the hotel, they will be able to help you with your request.
      I hope I could be of help.

  2. Hello! Could you please tell us when do the waves start in the wave pool.

    Thank you!

  3. Good evening,
    can you explain the different price about Gellert Spa :

    Ticket & Cabin or Ticket & Cabin Weekday or Ticket & Locker or Ticket & Locker Weekday?

    And please can also confirm the open time to stay till 7.45 on 25th December 2018?
    Best regards.

    • Dear Matteo,
      all tickets are sold with some kind of storage, lockers or cabins.
      The cabin is like a tiny room, or cubicle, where you can get changed and store your belongings.
      The door of the cabin has a unique chip code lock, which opens and closes with a special waterproof bracelet: in fact, with the chip incorporated in the wristband bath entry provided at the bath. Please make sure that your door is locked with the silicon wristband before leaving the cabin. As you are wearing the band all the times, it is quite secure if you make sure that the door is not left open.

      The size of the locker is 120x30x65 cm (1200 x 300 x 650 mm).,if you choose lockers you can get changed in the public changing rooms (men and women separated).
      The lockers are also opened and closed by your wristband.

      Yes, Gellert Spa will be open until 8pm on Dec 25, please see the Christmas opening hours on the link below:

      Hope we can welcome you at Gellert Spa!

    • I will be in budapest on 11 and 12 june2019.can we chech into the gellert thermal bath at 6am

      • Dear Anita,
        as our HelpDesk opens at 9 am, it is not possible to check in with the online tickets before 9 am.
        If you wish to arrive before 9 am, you can purchase tickets on the spot.

  4. Hi,

    May I ask if all the outdoor pools will open during April 23-26 this year? I’m not sure if the outdoor pools will close during winter.

    Many thanks for your help in advance!

  5. Hello, I was looking at the visitor tour of the baths, but it doesn’t mention anything about when the tours are. Do they happen at any time during the opening hours, or at specific times? Is it possible for me to buy the tickets online and bypass the line?

    • Dear Eunjean,
      there is a tour for visitors only (not including bathing) in Gellert Spa every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11am and 3pm. The visitor ticket is HUF 2,000 per person. No advance booking is required. Please note that this short tour is not guided.

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