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Széchenyi Baths and Pálinka Museum – how to reach

Hey there! Do you know most tourists in Budapest visit Széchenyi Baths and Pálinka Museum on the same day?

Since the Pálinka Museum is open from 2 pm to 12 am, it’s best to take a relaxing dip at the Baths before exploring the spirited world of Pálinka.

So get ready to explore Budapest’s vibrant scene, from the splashing warm waters of Széchenyi to tasting the national spirit of Hungary.

We know you know Pálinka is a fruit brandy. But do you know that they hold strict guidelines for its production?
Pálinka, a renowned Hungarian alcoholic beverage, enjoys a protected ‘designation of origin status’ in the European Union. 
Made exclusively in Hungary and select Austrian provinces, pálinka is usually fermented using plum, pear, apple, apricot, sour cherry, cherry, grape marc, and strawberries. 
The main requisite is that this fruit brandy must be distilled, and bottled within Hungarian borders.

Széchenyi Baths and Pálinka Museum in a day

One of the best ways to experience Budapest is to buy a combo ticket that grants you access to Széchenyi Baths and Pálinka Museum. (€ 41)

Tourists have the advantage of visiting both attractions on the same day due to their extended opening hours. 

On the one hand, you have the thermal spa baths at Szechenyi, which open from 6 am to 8 pm; and the Pálinka Museum from 2 pm to 12 am.

Note: Make sure to reach both attractions an hour before their closing times.

If you are up for a little adventure, check out the Saturday-late-night party (known as Sparty) that starts at 9 pm and extends till 2 am.

Széchenyi Baths to Pálinka Museum

Szechenyi Bath in Budapest

There are multiple ways to get to Pálinka Museum from Széchenyi.

Whether you’re into metro rides, hailing a taxi, or simply strolling through the city streets, let us help you get from one fascinating spot to the other.

A little pro tip:  When you pre-book your Széchenyi Spa tickets, you get a free entry to the Pálinka Museum. Not just that, you will be taken on a guided tour and given a 20 ml palinka drink to taste. 

Address: Budapest, Király u. 20, 1061 Hungary. Get Directions

By Subway

You can take the M1 train line from Széchenyi Fürdő, which is just a 2-minute walk from the Baths. 

Get down at the Opera station, which is a 4-minute walk to Pálinka Museum.

By Train

Train line 72 starts from Széchenyi Fürdő

Board the train and get down at Szent István Bazilika, a 5-minute walk from the museum. 

By Bus

The direct way to board a bus is to walk to Hősök Tere M, which is a 10-minute walk from the Baths. 

From there, hop on to bus line 210 heading toward Svábhegy

Make sure to get down at Opera M and take a 3-minute walk to reach Pálinka Museum.

By Taxi 

Pálinka Museum is 3.6 km (2 miles) away from Széchenyi Baths. 

You can hail a taxi and reach the museum within 5 to 10 minutes.

This short trip will cost you approximately €3–5.

Learn more about the cabin or locker facility at Széchenyi. Discover some interesting facts that will help you decide whether a visit to this iconic thermal spa is worth it.

Pálinka Museum to Széchenyi Baths

Pálinka Museum

If you are planning to visit the Pálinka Museum first, immerse yourself in the rich history and flavors of Hungary’s beloved fruit brandy.

You can then follow it up with a relaxing session at Széchenyi Baths

Address: Budapest, Állatkerti krt. 9-11, 1146 Hungary. Get Directions.

By the way, if you want to know what’s inside Széchenyi baths and gather some tips for your spa day, let us give you a heads-up.

By Subway

Take the M1 train line from Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Út, which goes towards Mexikói Út.

From there, walk 3 minutes to reach Széchenyi Baths.

By Train

If you walk for 10 minutes to Szent István Bazilika station, you can catch train line 72 to Széchenyi Fürdő M

A 3-minute walk will lead you to the Baths. 

By Bus

Bus line 105 will take you from Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Út M to Hősök Tere M, which is just a 9-minute walk to Széchenyi Baths.

Confused about visiting Széchenyi Baths or Gellert Baths? Take a look at this article to help you decide.

Sources

# Szechenyibath.com
# Bathsbudapest.com
# Tripadvisor.com
# Wikipedia.org

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