Summer is almost here and the beaches will open soon in Hungary. However, those who are preparing for the beach season must expect serious expenses.
In May, the cheaper beach tickets are still in effect
The Palatinus spa in Budapest has already partially opened its beach pools for guests. For now, however, neither the wave bath nor the slide can be used, writes budapestkornyeke.hu. At Palatinus beach, winter prices are currently valid until the end of the month. The family ticket for 3 people is HUF 6,800 (EUR 18,27) on weekends, if at least one person is under 14 years old. The ticket for 4 people with two children under the age of 14 is HUF 9,100 (EUR 24,46).
In addition, children under the age of 3 can enter for free, while students aged 3-14 and pensioners can exchange tickets for HUF 2,300 (EUR 6,18) on weekends. For adults, the all-day ticket costs HUF 3,400 (EUR 9,14), and the two-hour ticket costs HUF 2,300 (EUR 6,18). On weekdays, you can get to the beach for a HUF few hundred cheaper.
A serious price increase should be expected from June
Soon, the brutal summer prices arrive at the beaches. In the case of the Palatinus bath, the adult entrance fee will be HUF 4,300 (EUR 11,56) on weekdays and HUF 4,800 (EUR 12,9) on weekends from June. Students of up to 14 years of age and pensioners can go to the beach for HUF 3,500 (EUR 9,41) and 3,900 (EUR 10,48) on weekdays and weekends, respectively. The family ticket for 3 people will cost HUF 8,600 (EUR 23,11) and HUF 9,600 (EUR 25,8). Moreover, tickets for four will cost HUF 12,100 (EUR 32,52) and HUF 13,500 (EUR 36,28), respectively.
These are the prices at the beaches in the countryside
In Eger, a family ticket for 3 people costs HUF 8,200 (HUF 22,04), and a family ticket for 4 people costs HUF 10,200 (EUR 27,41). In Nyíregyháza, adults can go to the beach for HUF 4,500 (EUR 12,09) on weekdays and HUF 9,600 (EUR 25,8) on weekends, and children for HUF 3,000 (EUR 8,06) and HUF 4,500 (EUR 12,09) respectively. Meanwhile, students and pensioners are charged HUF 3,500 (EUR 9,41) and HUF 5,500 (EUR 14,78). In Debrecen, you have to pay HUF 3,500-4,500 (EUR 9,41-EUR 12,09) on weekdays and HUF 4,400-5,400 (EUR 11,82-14,51) on weekends.
In addition, an adult ticket for the Gyulai Castle Spa costs HUF 4,600 (EUR 12,36), and a student and pensioner ticket costs HUF 3,200 (EUR 8,6). The AquaPalota additional ticket costs HUF 2,300 (EUR 6,18) for adults, HUF 1,800 (EUR 4,84) for students and pensioners. In Szeged, adults have to pay HUF 7,600 (EUR 20,42), and students, children, and pensioners HUF 4,200. In Zalaegerszeg, the entrance fee to the thermal bath is HUF 4,200 (EUR 11,29) for adults and HUF 2,700 (EUR 7,26) for pensioners and children. In several places, however, local residents can exchange tickets for a discounted price.