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Hungarian Parliament Opening Hours | When to Visit, Duration & More


Open 8am–6pm

Hungarian Parliament

The Hungarian Parliament is open to visitors from 8 am - 6 pm.

Jan 1 TO Mar 31 Timings

Days (Jan 1 TO Mar 31)

Monday 8:00am–4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am–4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am–4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am–4:00pm
Friday 8:00am–4:00pm
Saturday 8:00am–4:00pm
Sunday 8:00am–4:00pm
Hungarian Parliament Opening Hours

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Best time to visit the Hungarian Parliament

Weekday vs Weekend

Aim for a weekday visit if you prefer a more serene and less crowded experience. Weekdays typically see fewer tourists compared to weekends. If you don't mind a bit of a crowd and enjoy the buzz of weekend energy, Saturdays and Sundays are your best bet. Just be prepared for longer queues and slightly busier surroundings.








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Peak season vs Low season

Budapest experiences its peak tourist season during the summer months, from June to August. The weather is warm and pleasant, but expect higher prices for accommodations and attractions, as well as larger crowds at landmarks. Visiting during the low season, typically from November to February, offers a different charm. While the weather may be colder, you'll encounter fewer tourists, allowing for a more intimate experience. Don't let the chill deter you; Budapest in winter has its own magical appeal.













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Moderate Season
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How long should I spend at the Hungarian Parliament?

The Hungarian Parliament building

Frequently asked questions about Hungarian Parliament opening hours

What are the opening hours of the Hungarian Parliament?
  • The Hungarian Parliament is generally open to visitors everyday, with varying hours depending on the season and any scheduled events. Here are the general Budapest Parliament opening hours:
    -January to March: 8am - 4pm
    -April to October: 8am - 6pm
    -November to December: 8am - 4pm 
  • Be sure to check the schedule of the specific day you want to visit the Parliament.
Are there any special events or days when the Budapest Parliament visiting hours might be extended or shortened?

The Hungarian Parliament may have special events or parliamentary sessions that could affect its opening hours. It's recommended to check the schedule on the chosen day of your visit beforehand to avoid any inconvenience.

Can I visit the Hungarian Parliament at night?

While direct visits to the Parliament at night are not available, an alternative option is to obtain a Hungarian Parliament combo ticket with a nighttime Danube river cruise. This combo ticket offers a visit to the Budapest Parliament building during the day and a stunning view of the illuminated Parliament building from the water at night, making for a comprehensive experience.

Do the Hungarian Parliament visiting hours vary by season or during holidays?

The visiting hours of the Parliament can vary slightly by season, with longer opening hours during the warmer months (April to October) and shorter hours in colder months (November to May).

How can I avoid large crowds at the Hungarian Parliament?

Plan your visit on a weekday if you want to avoid crowds at the Hungarian Parliament or consider arriving early in the morning or later in the afternoon. Aim to be there shortly after opening or closer to closing time for a serene experience.

How long does a visit to the Hungarian Parliament take?

A standard guided tour of the Hungarian Parliament typically lasts around 45 minutes to an hour. However, feel free to explore at your own pace and immerse yourself in the beauty and history of this iconic building.

When does the Parliament light up?

The Hungarian Parliament lights up in the evening, adding to its majestic allure. During summer, expect the lights to illuminate around 9pm or later following sunset. In winter, the lights may come on earlier, around 8pm. If you want a delightful experience, consider getting a Hungarian Parliament combo ticket with a Danube river cruise, offering a breathtaking perspective of the illuminated Hungarian Parliament building reflecting on the water.

What if I arrive earlier than my entry time?

If you arrive earlier than your designated entry time, take the opportunity to explore the exterior of the Hungarian Parliament building or enjoy the nearby attractions until your scheduled time.