Admission fees, online ticket purchase

Tapolca Lake Cave Visitor Centre


Admission fee/person:

Adult:2 500 HUF
Discounted*:2 200 HUF
Child under 3 years:free
Child (3-14 years):
1 800 HUF
Child (15-18 years):2 200 HUF
Family ticket - 2 adults and 3 children (3-14 years):7 500 HUF
Further own children (3-14 years) to family ticket: 1 000 HUF
Visitors with disabilities:1 800 HUF (one accompanying person: free)
The admission fees include:
- visiting of the exhibition with guidance in Hungarian. Naturally for over 40 members group there is a possibility to have German or English guidance by prior booking by email (tavasbarlang at bfnp dot hu). For individual guests and up to 40 members group we would like to offer the audio guide system in English, German and Russian languages. Please inform below.
- a single-journey boating in the lake cave
- the fee of accident insurance of visitors.


The ticket office closes 60 minutes before the closing time of the Visitor Centre or when the tickets are sold out.
Credit cards (except American Express) and Hungarian Forint in cash are accepted at the ticket office.

Please prepare your identity card and documents for discounted tickets* and show it at the pay-office.

We kindly recommend you to arrive to our cash desk as soon as possible to avoid any annoyance, because the tickets are sold in a ‘first come first served’ order.

Ticket purchase in advance: In order to decrease the waiting time of our visitors before entering the visitor centre, the Balaton-felvidéki National Park Directorate introduced a new regulation of visits from 2017. Our colleagues at the cash desk No2 sell the entrance tickets for a pre-fixed point of time. It is worth to mention that the ticket purchase could happen only for that day, in advance the purchasing is not possible. After ticket purchase our guests only have to return to the visitor centre exactly for the pre-fixed point of time, indicated on the receipt. After arrival they can enjoy the services of the visitor centre without any additional waiting time.

Before you buy the parking ticket, please take into account the upper informations! We reccomend to use the free parking area which is open from the bypass of South Tapolca.

Because of this kind of ticket purchase and because of the capacity of the visitor centre, it may happen that all tickets will be sold for a certain day before the official closure time of the cash desk on that day, therefore TICKETS MAY BE SOLD OUT BEFORE CLOSING TIME! It is worth to arrive to the centre in the early forenoon.
During Summer we recommend you to avoid standing in a line by avoiding the the busiest time period, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The admission fees do not include, you can resort it for an extra charge:

- Audio-guides: 1 000 HUF/ per device, which is suitable for two persons.
The audio guides is available in English, German and Russian. Audio-guides are not available in other languages. Thank you for your understanding.

Visitors' Photo:

Dear Visitors! We would like to inform you, that the automatic camera system is currently under development, so the picture's quality won't be perfect. Thank you for your understanding!

While you enjoy boating in the beautiful underground water world of the cave, an automatic camera makes a photo of you. After your visit you can buy individual gifts in our shop, decorated with this photo.

Our offer:
- Photo - 590 HUF
- Photoframe made of cardboard - 100 HUF
- Key-holder (45X60 mm, transparent) - 890 HUF
- Fridge magnet, normal size (35X45 mm, sima, transparent) - 890 HUF
- Fridge magnet, big size (150X100 mm, it is also a photoframe with a backstay) - 1.190 HUF

In case you buy any of these gifts, you can download your photo from a given website with the code printed on the receipt within 2 weeks from the time of the purchase. More information is available in the Tapolca Lake Cave Visitor Centre.

- only groups (min. 15 persons) can book a visiting appointment in advance via e-mail: tavasbarlang at bfnp dot hu
Please indicate your contact details, the number of people in the group and the required day and point of time for the visit. For private persons we can not accept booking either on the phone nor via email.

Discounted fees are available for:

a) EU citizen full time students
b) EU citizen pensioners
c) EU citizen pedagogues
d) members of the Hungarian Nature Friends Association, of BirdLife Hungary, of the Hungarian Association of Walkers
f) visitors showing their Balaton Best Card
g) visitors showing their West-Balaton Card

Free entrance is available for:
a) children below the age of 3
b) 1 attendant of visitors with disabilities
c) 1 guide/pedagogue leading a group of at least 15 people
d) representative of the media.

The discounted or the free entrance is available only if the visitor shows the cashier the valid document that entitles the visitor to the discount or to the free entrance.

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