Budapest Central Market Hall Opening Hours

The Central Market Hall in Budapest is one of the most visited Budapest attractions for both its architecture and its superb fruits, vegetables, special Hungarian foods, and also for some of its gift items (like the lively red Hungarian paprika).

Budapest Central Market Hall opening hours

Budapest Central Market Hall – photography by theusj

But when can you visit the Central Market Hall in Budapest? Is it open at the weekends?

The opening hours of the Central Market Hall in Budapest

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 6 am – 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 6 am – 6 pm
  • Wednesday: 6 am – 6 pm
  • Thursday: 6 am – 6 pm
  • Friday: 6 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: 6 am -3 pm

Additional info: Budapest Central market Hall is located on the picturesque Danube embankment, by the Liberty Bridge, on a square called Fovam (fur-vahm), i.e. Fővám Tér in District 9. This is the largest indoor market in Budapest designed and built by Samu Pecz around 1896. The roof of the Central Market Hall is beautiful, colorful, featuring the same kind of tiles like the Matthias Church in Budapest (the trademark tiles were made by an ingenious Hungarian tile master, Zsolnay).

The market is closed on Sunday, opens at 6am on other days, and closes at 5pm Monday, 6pm Tue-Fri and 3pm Saturday.

 

Budapest Lehel Market Hall Opening Hours

When is the Lehel Market Hall open in Budapest?

Lehel Market Hall Budapest - Helen Zhang photography

The opening hours of the Lehel Market Hall in Budapest

The opening times of the Lehel Csarnok (say: leh-hel) are twofold. There is one set of opening hours for the Hall itself and another one for the lower level of the building, which is directly connected to the M3 metro station by the Lehel Market Hall.

Opening Hours of the Lehel Market Hall – on the floors of the market hall (open all week)

  • Monday: 6 am – 6 pm
  • Tuesday: 6 am – 6 pm
  • Wednesday: 6 am – 6 pm
  • Thursday: 6 am – 6 pm
  • Friday: 6 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: 6 am – 2 pm
  • Sunday: 6 am – 1 pm

Opening Hours of the Lehel Market Hall – on the level of the metro station (open all week)

  • Monday: 6 am – 10 pm
  • Tuesday: 6 am – 10pm
  • Wednesday: 6 am – 10 pm
  • Thursday: 6 am – 10 pm
  • Friday: 6 am – 10 pm
  • Saturday: 6 am – 4 pm
  • Sunday: 6 am – 4 pm
Lehel Market Hall is closed on national holidays and public holidays in Hungary.

Lehel Market Hall is one of the lesser known market halls in Budapest amongst tourists. Even though this market is not so attractive, it is very popular in Budapest, Hungary. If you are seeing for off the tourist track or non touristy places in Budapest, this is a good place. Also to try Hungarian pickles, street food, fruits and more.

Send your questions or comments below regarding the Lehel Market Hall, Budapest.

Budapest Batthyany Market Hall Opening Hours

The Batthyany Market Hall is presently taken up by regular shops instead of market stalls. The lower level gives home to a good sized Spar grocery store. See details below.

Batthyany Market Hall Budapest - thausj photography

Batthyany Market Hall Budapest – thausj photography

The opening hours of the Batthyany Market Hall in Budapest (i.e. of the SPAR store)

  • Monday: 6.30 am – 8 pm
  • Tuesday:  6.30 am – 8 pm
  • Wednesday:  6.30 am – 8 pm
  • Thursday:  6.30 am – 8 pm
  • Friday:  6.30 am – 8 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am -8 pm
  • Sunday:  8 am – 5 pm

in Budapest was one of the most frequented authentic market halls on the Buda side a few years ago. Then the building was modernized, the home produce market stalls were wiped out and the whole market hall was turned into a mini shopping mall. The lower level of the Batthyany Market Hall is taken up by a grocery store, which is an OK shop to buy some foods, toiletries, grilled chicken, fresh bakery products, etc. But don’t expect too much, it is not a supermarket like Target, Tesco, Walmart or Asda. The upper level is taken up by other service providers (book shop, key maker, toiletry shop, etc.). So if you are looking for something like a produce market hall, this is not your option. However, if you are near Batthyany Square and you need bottled water, juices, some snacks, wrapped butchery products, dairy or shampoo, Batthyany Market Hall is an ideal option.