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GUIDE to Sziget

Sziget Festival is one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe. It is held every August in northern Budapest, Hungary, on Óbudai-sziget, a leafy 108-hectare island on the Danube. More than 1,000 performances take place each year.

Sziget

DATES:

It takes place during the end of June to early July every year.


LOCATION:

Mysteryland takes place at Lake Balaton, Zamardi, in Hungary.


ACCOMODATION:

Sziget provides the following accommodation categories for your stay during the festival:


On-site camping options:

Basic camping

Camp for FREE! With your 6-Day Pass, 3-Day Pass or day tickets (at least for two consecutive days) you can camp at Sziget Festival at the designated basic camping zones, almost anywhere, except program venues and closed upgrade campings.


Siesta Camping

Siesta during Fiesta! Fantastic shady camping spots, extra services and a cool vibe - Siesta Camping provides you all of these. Super-nice area at the Western part of the island is awaiting everyone looking for a little rest. Not to mention that the Sziget Beach is really close!

Park Camping

If you don't want to walk too far from the entrance with your luggage, the west side located Park Camping is definitely the place for you. No need to worry about the blazing sun in the morning, as this camping is full of trees.

Sziget Ville

The Eastern located Sziget Ville is the is the home of all their glamping accommodations. A great option if you don't want to bother with pitching your own tent. Try out their newbies like The Rose, The Who, The Boss or Igloo Box.

Caravan Camping

Pull your home to the Island! Bring your own caravan and enjoy your own well-known comfort in this specially allocated upgrade camping! Here you can get a spot for your caravan and you can use the extra shower and toilet facilities provided for this camping!

Podpadopolis

All the colorful cuties are located in this special area on the North-Eastern part of the Island. Pick one of the many types of Podpads from 2 up to 8 friends, with basic or luxury fecilities. If you're looking for an upgraded service level, here’s a nice solution for you.

*Important ticket info

Your accommodation ticket does not include a camping ticket, should be purchased separately. A valid Sziget entry ticket is obligatory to enter the campsite (should be also purchased separately).

Tents, houses, special options:

Pre-pitched Tents

Don’t bother bringing and building a tent! Why bring an extra baggage with you, if you can arrive straight to your tent, already built for you? Choose this option, so you don't have to hassle with all the pitching!

Wooden Hut

Enjoy relaxing in one of our wooden houses with sniffing not only the wood’s flavour but also the Festival experience as well. These are built in the Sziget Ville in 3 options: for 2, 3 or for 4 persons. Close the door when you’re tired and open it when you’re ready to party again!

Bell Tent

Te(n)mpting accommodation! Not everyone wants to pitch and pack away their own tent and hassle of lugging it. Do you recognize yourself? Then the Bell tent is built for you. A leisurely and comfy festival experience.

Igloo BoX

The Igloo BoX™ is completely weatherproof and insulated comes with air conditioner and air filter, located in the Sziget Ville (South side of Sziget).

Igloos

Forget about carrying and assembling, their super cool igloos are ready to bounce into the bed. All igloos are one-room, available in different sizes.

Márton Áron Hostel

Want to stay really close to Sziget? This hostel is located 20 mins walk from the entrance. Blankets, pillows, bedsheets, and fridge are included, and you can use the washing machines, bicycle storage for extra charge. Available for 2 or 4 persons.

*Important ticket info

Your accommodation ticket does not include a camping ticket, should be purchased separately. A valid Sziget entry ticket is obligatory to enter the campsite (should be also purchased separately).

Podpadopolis options:

Bellepad

The bright and colorful, heavy duty canvas bell tent supplied with carpet, light and coat hooks to make sure your great experience.

Podpad

Get the bed rest in one of these one-of-a-kind units with rock solid design, lockable door, 12 volt solar power, and wooden beds for 2 people.

Luxpad

It has everything you might need for a comfy stay: rock solid structure, lockable door, 240v power, and wooden beds for 2 people.

Bunkpad

Great safe and sound accommodation for 4 people. With lockable door and wooden bunkbeds for 4 people.

Octopad

This pad offers a fantastic and functional communal space for 4 people. All the advantages of the Podpad collection along with the light airy feel of sleeping under canvas.

Hotels, Hostels by SZIGETACCOMMODATION.COM

There are plenty of hotels, hostels, and private accommodation options for you. So if you don’t mind leaving the festival site each night let us help you finding something you like. Their official accommodation provider – szigetaccommodation.com – has a special selection for you to find best picks in the neighborhood of the festival.


TRANSPORTATION:

Sziget festival is located on Óbuda Island in the heart of Budapest. The exact address is: Május 9. park, Budapest, Hungary, 1033. Check on Google Maps! It has never been as easy to travel to a Festival as traveling to the Island of Freedom. Please, check out all the possible means of transport:


By Car

Are you up for a road trip? Discover the true beauty of the countryside, but please bear in mind to stick to the schedule! Arrive on time so you won’t miss our incredible shows!


By SHARE NOW

Choose comfort and freedom when traveling. Drive by SHARE NOW carsharing to the Island of Freedom. Arrive to Sziget with the festival's official carsharing partner to the dedicated SHARE NOW parking lot right next to the entrance.


By Blinkee

Enjoy the freedom of Blinkee electric scooters! Book a scooter and head to the Island of Freedom! Arrive comfortably and safely with a blinkee electric scooter and park in the guest parking lot at the H Bridge.

Download the blinkee.city app, register and find your nearest blinkee scooter! If you are a student, take the student discount! The 1st minute is free for everyone!


By plane

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) The airport is located 16 kilometers (9.9 mi) southeast of the center of Budapest. It primarily offers international connections within Europe, but routes are also available to Africa, the Middle East, America and the Far East. This is how easily you can get to Sziget by plane.

By Sziget Express

If you think you’re ready for the most legendary trip to Sziget, you should take the Sziget Express! From all over the world Szitizens travel to The Netherlands to take the famous festival train to the heart of Budapest. Party the night away and make friends before you arrive at the festival during this once-in-a-lifetime experience. More info and tickets can be found here.


By bike

Bike to Sziget and enjoy free bike storage, a quick repair facility, and rental services! You can get to the festival on the dedicated bicycle road through H-bridge and use the dedicated bycicle storage there. Please approach the H bridge from the southern quay (Gr. Esterházy János rkp).


By taxi

You can take a taxi from the airport (there is an official taxi spot right at the exit on the ground floor), the journey to Sziget Festival takes around 45 minutes. If you want to arrive from your hotel/appartement you can easily order a cab through our official sponsors Főtaxi, 6x6 Taxi or at BOLT Taxi. Download their apps!


By public transport

From the Airport

Take 100E towards Deák Ferenc tér M (City centre) - price is 1500 HUF, then change at Deák Ferenc tér to Metro 2 (M2) to Batthyány tér. Change to HÉV (H5) to Filatorigát, where our team will be waiting for you and guide you to the Festival entrance. It takes about 1 and a half hour.

Grab a Budapest Card and get to Sziget (and back to the Airport when leaving) with a direct Bus Shuttle! Check the Timetable here.


From Nyugati Railway Station

Take tram 4 or 6 in the direction of Széll Kálmán tér, then change at Margit Híd Budai Hídfő to HÉV (H5) to Filatorigát, where our team will be waiting for you and guide you to the Festival entrance. It takes about 35 mins.


From Keleti Railway Station

Take Metro 3 in the direction of Déli Pályaudvar, then change at Batthyány tér to HÉV (H5) to Filatorigát, where our team will be waiting for you and guide you to the Festival entrance. It takes about 45 mins.


From Déli Railway Station

Take Metro 3 in the direction of Őrs Vezér Tere, then change at Batthyány tér to HÉV (H5) to Filatorigát, where our team will be waiting for you and guide you to the Festival entrance. It takes about 40 mins.


From Népliget International Bus Station

Take Tram 1 in the direction of Bécsi út and change at Árpád Híd Budai Hídfő to HÉV (H5) to Filatorigát, where our team will be waiting for you and guide you to the Festival entrance. It takes about 1 hr.


TICKET TYPES & PRICES:

Sziget has the following ticket categories. The prices are indicative and subject to change.


Multi-Day Passes


Full Festival Pass - € 365

Full Festival VIP Pass - € 585


3-Day Pass - € 260


3-Day VIP Pass - € 425


Szitizen Prime

Full Festival Pass - € 299

Full Festival VIP Pass - € 519

Szitizen Prime Kit - € 25


Daily Tickets - from € 85

Thursday, Sunday and Monday - € 85

Saturday and Tuesday - € 95

Friday - € 105


VIP Daily Tickets - from € 170

VIP Thursday, Sunday and Monday - € 170

VIP Saturday and Tuesday - € 180

VIP Friday - € 190


VIP Upgrade

VIP Upgrade for Full Festival Pass - € 220

VIP Upgrade for Daily Ticket - € 85

VIP Upgrade for 3-Day Pass - € 165


FACILITIES & AMENITIES:

At the festival site you can find the following facilities & amenities:


Food & Drinks - All around Sziget, visitors will find small restaurant centres that reflect the exciting culinary world of the festival. Dishes of various nationalities, exciting products of the Hungarian cuisine, Hungary’s most important wines, and the very intricate palinka culture will be represented this year. Sziget, The Island of Freedom, will also host ruin pubs that are one of Budapest’s many characteristics and are very popular among the youth. Apart from the usual cuisines you can taste Indian, Transylvanian, Greek, Italian, French, Mexican, Bavarian and Thai food, while you can try boiled corn, various types of baked dough, pizza, giant pancakes and hot dog. You’ll even find waffles that are becoming more and more popular around the globe. Vegetarian food is also available in an incredible variety. If you are thirsty, feel free to visit one of the many dozen pubs, wine pavilions, palinka houses and beer springs.


Lockers - There will be various lockers at the festival and camping site.


Toilets & Showers - There are several toilet facilities available for you on the spot! We kindly ask you not to use trees, bushes and green areas as toilets. Shower facilities can be used with a 7 Days Pass, 5 Days Pass or day tickets for two consecutive days. Please keep the showers and toilets as clean as possible and try to avoid wasting water.


Merchandise Stands - Take home Sziget! Merch items are available at several stores onsite!


First Aid - During the Festival, there will be a first aid point indicated on the map that can assist with medical service.



Image Credit: Sziget Facebook

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