Visiting Ecseri Flea Market
- Tip One – have your camera charged and at the ready as there is lots to photograph at the market.
- Tip Two – have some cash on you when you are visiting the market in case you see something that catches your eye.
- Tip Three – consider going on the Ecseri Flea Market Tour organised by Fungarian and enjoy having a local guide on hand.
Ecseri Flea Market in Budapest is said to be one of the best flea markets in all of Europe and you can experience it for yourself on your next visit to Budapest.
If you want to spend a few hours shopping during your visit, the flea market will not disappoint.
Not only will you get to experience this flea market and interact with locals, you’ll also pick up a few treasures to take back home.
At the Ecseri Flea Market you will find everything from artwork to old Nazi watches, hip flasks, musical instruments and furniture. It’s an odd assortment of strange collector’s items and fascinating treasures, including arts and crafts supplies, decorations for the home, jewellery and accessories and much more.
The flea market is open from Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and on Saturday from 6am until 3pm and Sunday from 8am to 1pm. If you want the full experience, it is better to come on the weekend. The weekdays will be a little bit quieter and more subdued.
Don’t be afraid to negotiate the price and try to get a deal; the sellers will usually quote you an initial price that is much higher than what the item is worth – time to bargain!
You can state a lower price with a friendly smile and even if they initially shake their heads and laugh, stand firm to what you think the item is worth. If they don’t seem to want to budge, a good strategy is to start walking away. The vendor will likely shout after you and tell you to come back – he’s just changed his mind and agreed to your price!
There is also a food section of the market for when you have built up an appetite after all that shopping. However, the food can be relatively expensive compared to the other meals that you can find in Budapest, so if you are on a tight budget, you might want to bring food from the supermarket with you instead.
Enjoy bargain hunting in the fun and interesting Ecseri Flea Market in Budapest by taking part in the Fungarian market tour which is one of the best rated sightseeing experiences in Budapest.
A Map Showing the Ecseri Flea Market
The following map shows the Ecseri Flea Market in Budapest.