DUNA ARENA

Completed in a record-breaking two years’ time, Budapest’s new wonder, the Duna Arena served as the main venue of the 17th FINA World Championships. The complex features two Olympic-size pools – the competition pool is 3m deep, while the depth of the warm-up pool can be set according to the needs. During the 2017 FINA World Championships by using temporary but indoor stands it could accommodate more than 12,000 spectators as well as cater all demands of any large-scale event. Applying the latest development in all areas, this magnificent building has become a great home of each aquatic discipline and can host a series of international events. Even though it offers 5,000 seats in legacy mode – as of today –, it can be re-enlarged within months if another major showcase visits the city. In August 2019 the Hungarian Swimming Association will welcome here the best swimmers of the future generations for the 7th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships. After the highly successful World Champs and the reconstruction of the building into legacy mood, Duna Arena already staged a handful of major events in almost all disciplines, most recently the 4th leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup which brought back the fantastic atmosphere to the venue with 5,000 fans cheering on the stands.

How to get there?

  • Address: 1135 Budapest, Népfürdő utca 36.
  • How to get there by public transportation Metro line M3, ‘Forgách utca’ station
    (6-8 minute walk to the main entrance)
  • Bus lines No. 15 and 115
    (bus stop is at the main entrance)
  • Tram line No. 1, ‘Népfürdő utca’ stop
    (5-6 minute walk to the main entrance)