Traveling Budapest to Szentendre by boat

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From Budapest, Szentendre can be reached by either train, Bus, ferry/ boat or by bicycle. Tour to Szentendre from Budapest by boat is very scenic.

How to reach from Budapest to Szentendre by boat?

Budapest to Szentendre by boat:

Best time to travel from Budapest to Szentendre by boat: May to September

May to September is the best time to travel to Szentendre by boat from Budapest. During this season, the frequency of the boats is high. Weather will also be clearer. You can also see far in the Budapest town from the boat during the boat ride.
For the rest of the year, the frequency of the boat to Szentendre gets limited leaving only on weekends i.e. Saturday and Sunday.

Budapest-Szentendre boat line:

Boats to Szentendre leave Budapest from different boat points. These points are:

  • Budapest, Vigadó tér and,
  • Budapest, Batthyány tér

Budapest, Vigadó tér would mostly be the first point from where the boat starts and then stops at Budapest, Batthyány tér boat station. It takes around 10 minutes for a boat to reach Budapest, Batthyány tér from Budapest, Vigadó tér.
Vigadó tér is on the Pest side of the Budapest city. It is connected by the yellow tram line. Just search on Google for this place and you will see it.
Batthyány tér is located on the Buda side of Budapest city. That means when a boat leaves Vigadó tér, it crosses the river Danube to reach this place. Most of the times, Batthyány tér would be the last pickup point for the boats to Szentendre.

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Budapest-Szentendre boat timings:

Once you reach at the either of the boat points to Szentendre, you will see many tourist boats standing over there. usually at the roadside, ferry people keep on selling tickets to Szentendre. You can ask them about the timings and pricing. usually, boats are not crowded.

Boats to Szentendre leave from 9 AM until 2 PM. It takes around one and a half hour to reach Szentendre from Budapest by boat. The boat is parked at Szentendre downtown ferry point or port and tourists get down to see the beautiful town.

Tourists are given fixed amount of time to have lunch, do shopping and explore the town. Then tourists are supposed to return to the same boat and return to Budapest. However, if you want you can also stay back. You just need to inform your boat guy. More about the timetable by Mahart boats from Budapest to Szentendre.

Budapest-Szentendre boat price:

From Budapest to Szentendre by boat costs around 2000 HUF one way and 2500 HUF both ways. There are also different kinds of discounts of children under 2 years, children up to 14 years, retired persons and students. Also, 20 percent of the discount can be availed if using the Hungry card.
Also, there are different charges on bicycles and pets won’t be allowed on the boat.

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You can also do evening cruise with dinner and live music of the Budapest city. These cruises around the Budapest city starts around 7 PM and ends on 10 PM.

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Places on the way from Budapest to Szentendre by boat:

Below are the pictures of the places covered from Budapest to Szentendre by boat:

Budapest, Vigadó tér

Budapest, Vigadó tér

Chain bridge, Buda castle and Gilbert hill from the boat to Szentendre

Chain bridge, Buda castle and Gilbert hill from the boat to Szentendre

Hungranian parliament, Budapest

Hungarian parliament, Budapest

Lower deck of the boat to Szentendre

Lower deck of the boat to Szentendre

A speed boat in river Danube

A speed boat in river Danube

A house beside river Danube on the way to Szentendre by boat from Budapest

A house beside river Danube on the way to Szentendre by boat from Budapest

 

Koot birds sunbathing beside river Danunbe

Koot birds sunbathing beside river Danube

Budapest as seen from river Danube on the way to Szentendre by boat

Budapest as seen from river Danube on the way to Szentendre by boat

A river island in river Danube

A river island in river Danube

Szentendre as seen from boat

Szentendre as seen from boat

Enjoying soup in Szentendre

Enjoying soup in Szentendre

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