Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest: Entrance fee and view


Fisherman’s Bastion is one of the top places to see in Budapest after Buda castle. Fisherman’s bastion towers offer a spectacular Budapest city view. Below is the more information about Fisherman’s bastion timings, entrance fee and how to reach fisherman’s bastion.

Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest Entrance fee:

There is no admission fee for walking around the ramparts and cloisters. But if you want to get to the towers of the bastion for the better view of the Budapest city and river Danube, the charges are:

Adults: HUF 700 (approx. 2.3 Euro)
Students and children below 14: HUF 350 (approx. 1.4 Euro)
Children under 6: Free Entry
Pensioners (from EU member states): HUF 350

Also read: A Visit to the Royal Palace, Buda Castle, Budapest

Fisherman’s Bastion opening timings:

  • From March 16 to April 30: From 9 AM to 7 PM
  • From May 1 to October 15: From 9 AM to 8 PM

Above is the official timings for getting the ticket to the upper towers. Outside these hours visiting the upper towers is free of charge. You just need to turn the steel gate leading up to the towers at the entrance. No one minds.

How to reach Fisherman’s Bastion:

  • From Buda Castle, Fisherman’s bastion is just a walk of around 5 to 10 minutes. Just keep on following the towers and you will reach.
  • If you get down at Széll Kálmán tér metro station, red line, then take bus 16 or 16A.
  • If you want to take a fun ride, take the funicular railway to go up the Castle hill and walk from there to the fisherman’s bastion. Funicular railway starts from Clark Adam square near the Chain bridge on pest side.

Fisherman’s bastion is one of the most favorite places to visit in Budapest after Buda castle. Fisherman’s bastion is situated beside river Danube on the Buda bank of the Budapest town across the river on Buda castle hill. From the terrace of the fisherman’s bastion, one gets the spectacular view of the Budapest city, river Danube, Gellert hill and  Margaret island.

Also read: Traveling Budapest to Szentendre by boat

There are seven towers in the Fisherman’s Bastion. These individual towers represent seven Magyar tribes that settled in the Basin over there. It was named as fisherman’s bastion because a guild of fishermen defended the wall of the city in middle ages.

At night, special flood lights are thrown at the towers of the fisherman’s bastion which makes it look more beautiful and magnificent. And also, the towers make a great place to enjoy the sunset over the town of Budapest. Listed under the Unesco World Heritage sites, it is one of the most beautiful places to see and wonder in Budapest.

Also read: Know where to dine Budapest for Buda castle night view

Here are some of the pictures from the Fisherman’s Bastions from our last visit to Budapest in June 2013:

Matthias Church in the compund of Fisherman's bastion

Matthias Church in the compund of Fisherman’s bastion

One the way to Fisherman's bastion from Buda castle

One the way to Fisherman’s bastion from Buda castle

Ramparts of fisherman's bastions

Ramparts of fisherman’s bastions

Street view from the fisherman's bastions

Street view from the fisherman’s bastions

The Fisherman's bastion from Pest side across danube river

The Fisherman’s bastion from Pest side across danube river

View of river Danube from Fisherman's bastion

View of river Danube from Fisherman’s bastion

Towers, Fisherman's bastions

Towers, Fisherman’s bastions