Box offices close one hour before the end of the event every day, so you can buy a ticket on the spot, or redeem your pre-purchased ticket until then. Of course, with a valid wristband, you can enter the festival unlimited times during the entire opening hours.
Location and opening hours
The terraces of the Castle, Budapest 1014See on map
Opening hours (Ticket offices close an hour before the end of the event!)
Thursday, September 8
14.00 - 24.00
Friday, September 9
14.00 - 24.00
Saturday, September 10
12.00 - 24.00
Sunday, September 11
12.00 - 22.00
How to get there
From Deák Ferenc tér
From Széll Kálmán tér
From Clark Ádám tér
Frequently Asked Questions
Untill when can I enter the event?
What is the age limit for free entry to the festival?
Children under the age of 14 can attend the festival for free.
If you would like to visit the Castle only (but not the Festival):
Tourist access to the Castle between September 8 and 11 is not possible, only organizers, festival visitors and exhibitors are allowed to enter. During the festival’s opening hours, entry is only possible with a valid entry ticket to the event.
If you would like to visit the National Széchényi Library:
All visitors, regardless of whether they are registered readers of the National Széchényi Library or not, can access and leave the library building in the company of a hostess, or security guard. Those visitors who are not registered users of the library will be accompanied every 15 minutes to the main entrance of the library, and then back to the exit to the festival. More detailed information will be provided at the venue.
If you would like to visit the Budapest History Museum:
The History Museum's permanent exhibitions can be visited free of charge with a Budapest Wine Festival day ticket or a four-day pass. If you would only like to visit the museum and not the festival, you can do so through the entrance of the festival at 'Barokk' gate os Palota út gate, from where you can get through the festival area to the entrance of the museum with a special wristband given by the festival staff. It is important to know that this wrist band does not let you visit the festival or the museum. After completing your museum program, you must leave the festival area. After buying a ticket to the festival, you are free to stay, of course!
If you would like to visit the exhibitions of the Hungarian National Gallery:
From 8 to 11 September 2022, the 31st Budapest Wine Festival is taking place in some areas of the Buda Castle (Fishing Children's Terrace, Savoy Terrace, Hunyadi Courtyard, Lion's Court, Csikós Courtyard). Those areas are only accessible with a valid wristband of the Wine Festival.
Visitors to the Hungarian National Gallery can visit the exhibitions as follows:
- You can approach the main entrance of the MNG (building 'C') with a free wristband and visitor's card, which you can get at either the Baroque gate entrance of the festival, or at the entrance from Palota út. This only entitles you to getting to the museum through the festival area but not to staying at the festival. Exhibition tickets can be purchased according to the conditions of the National Gallery.
- Please leave the Wine Festival area right after you exit the Gallery.
- Please hand in your visitor card at the gates of the Wine Festival upon exit.
You can buy tickets for the Budapest Wine Festival at the event's box offices. We look forward to seeing you!
What should I do if I have a ticket for the Szent István hall?
Please arrive either at the entrance of the festival at the Baroque gate or on 'Palota út', no earlier than half an hour before the time indicated on the ticket for the Szent István hall. You can approach the Szent István hall through the festival area with the wristband you receive here. The wristband entitles you only to pass through, not to stay at the festival! After visiting the hall, you must leave the festival area. After buying an entry ticket to the festival, you are free to stay, of course!