Budapest Hotels near River Cruise Port Terminal

Hotels near Port of Budapest Danube River Cruise Terminal

Budapest river and Parliament building

Budapest Hotel Deals

Budapest in Hungary is one of the largest and most beautiful cities
in Europe. Sitting on the River Danube, it is a popular destination
for river cruise boats. Budapest, like Hungary, was shaped by many forces
over the centuries and displays an eclectic mix of architecture, with
riverbanks that have World Heritage protected status.

You will find much of the visible skyline is 20th century but
on your cruise visit, look below this to find the past.

Plenty of hotels can be found located not far from the cruise dock.


Extend your Visit in Hungary

If you want to extend your visit in Hungary before or after your river cruise, you will find accommodation deals for all budgets near your terminal (Mahart – International Passenger or Drava Street Port), from hostels and cheap pensions to 5 star hotels. Do some research first to get the best deals.

More expensive hotels are located near Castle Hill. There are excellent value hotels near Matthias Church and cheaper hotels in Pest. Wherever you stay you will get deals that put you near both the centre of the town and your port terminal. Many hotels have spacious rooms and Wi-Fi, as well as their own restaurants, serving a taste of Hungary. They will all have en-suite facilities and TV’s.

Look out for deals that include breakfast or other meals. Higher end hotels often have good deals on offer, especially at different times of the year.

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Budapest Chain Bridge and city center at night
Continental Hotel
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Deluxe 4 star property set at the former site of Hungaria Bath in downtown Budapest near the metro line.

Shopping street in Budapest
Danubius Hotel Astoria City Center
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Popular accommodation in the center of Budapest close to public transportation.

Budapest Parliament building and Danube River
Corinthia Budapest
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One of the most luxurious 5 star hotels in Budapest. Located in the city centre on the Grand Boulevard.

Budapest River Cruise Port Terminal in Hungary

Vessels dock at various piers within close distance of the city centre

  • Docking Locations – Pier

    Cruise boats arriving in Budapest dock on the PEST side of the river, a few minutes away from city centre hotels. Ships tie up at Belgrad Rakpart Port (Mahart – International Passenger or Drava Street Port) usually between the Liberty (Szabadság) and Chain (Széchenyi) bridges. There are plenty of docking positions. One of the main operators is Viking River Cruises. The Viking Pier located between the Elizabeth Bridge and the Chain Bridge.

    The port and terminal of Belgrad Rakpart is in Pest and here you can step straight off your cruise ship into the heart of Budapest. River cruise boats dock at the port and terminal in Budapest all year round. From the Spring Festival, through the huge Sziget Rock Festival in August to Christmas markets in Vorosmarty Square, there is always something happening.

  • Buda on the West bank

    Budapest spans the River Danube. Many beautiful wrought-iron bridges link the two sides.

    In Buda, on the West bank, a funicular takes you up to Castle District hanging above the city. Medieval courtyards and cobbled streets make this a pleasant area to explore.

    Visit the famous Matthias Church, where Emperor Franz Josef was crowned to the strains of Liszt’s music. Climb the 700 centuries old ramparts to be rewarded with magnificent views over both the River Danube and the River Pest.

  • Pest on the East bank

    Pest, on the East bank, is more modern with a buzzing nightlife. The Vaci Utca shopping precinct is traffic free and lined with boutiques and jewellers, a great place to look for deals in souvenirs.

    The Old Jewish Quarter is here, but little remains other than the Great Synagogue, with its Hall of Heroes, Jewish Museum and the Holocaust Memorial Room. The State Opera House, elegant villas with gardens and expensive shops line Andrassy Street. Here you can enjoy a coffee in Franz Liszt Square or Heroe’s Square.

    Young children will enjoy Varosliget Park, where they can run around the lake and feed the ducks. Nearby is the famous Hungarian Circus and one of the oldest zoos in the world. Whilst in Budapest try some of the stews of Hungary, such as goulash.

    Goulash is heavily flavoured with Hungary’s national spice, paprika. For elegant coffee and torte step into Gerbeaud. This looks much the same as it did 150 years ago, with its polished wood and chandeliers.

  • Nearest Airport

    Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (IATA : BUD) is the main international airport, formerly called Budapest Ferihegy International Airport. The airport is situated approx. 10 miles or 16 km from the downtown area hotels and the cruise piers.

    You can easily travel to Budapest city center by public transport (metro). Taxi’s, AirportShuttle Mini-Buses and regional buses are also available. Ferihegy train station, which is the nearest railway station, can be reached by bus. trains operate from Ferihegy to and from the Nyugati railway station in central Budapest Hungary.

    web : Budapest Airport

  • Some Cruise Facts


    The currency of Hungary is the Hungarian Forint.


    Hungarian is the official language of Hungary, but many people in Budapest speak some English.

    Tourist Information

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    River Cruise Lines

    Several cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to/from Budapest. Popular destinations include Vienna in Austria on the Danube, Passau in Lower Bavaria and Nuremberg on the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal in Germany. Some longer voyages end in Amsterdam Holland.

    Avalonwaterways, Viking River Cruises, AmaWaterways, Scenic Cruises, Uniworld and Emerald Waterways.

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