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Hungary by Train

 

Budapest is the main railway hub of the Hungarian railway network, with three large stations. From Budapest a 7,606 km network radiates through the country with various connections to larger towns.

 

Train types in Hungary

 

Budapest is the main railway hub of the Hungarian railway network, with three large stations. From Budapest a 7,606 km network radiates through the country with various connections to larger towns.

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Intercity trains in Hungary

  • Fast trains (regional or interregional): Reservations not required.

  • Regional trains: Reservations not required.

  • EuroCity (EC): Domestic travel; reservations are optional.

  • InterCity (IC): Domestic travel; reservations are required.

International trains

  • Railjet (RJ): International high speed trains; reservations are optional. 

Night trains

  • EuroNight (EC): Night trains; reservations are required.

Private railway companies

The private railway lines operated by the Austrian-Hungarian railway company GYSEV (known in Austria as Raaberbahn) can also be accessed with your Interrail Pass.

GYSEV operates a number of train routes, including:

  • Sopron to Ebenfurth (Austria)

  • Fertöszentmiklós to Neusiedl/See (Austria)

 

Popular connections

Route Regional Intercity (reservations)
Budapest to Debrecen 2:50 2:15
Budapest to Győr 1:50 1:05
Budapest to Pécs 4:00 
(stopover)
2:40
Budapest to Szeged 3:00 2:10
Route Which train? Travel time Reservations
Budapest to Bratislava (Slovakia) EuroCity 2:40 Optional
Budapest to Bucharest (Romania) EuroNight Ister 16:00 (overnight) Required
Budapest to Ljubljana (Slovenia) Fast train 9:05 Optional
Budapest to Munich (Germany) RailJet 6:55 Required
Budapest to Prague (Czech Republic) EuroCity 6:45 Optional
Budapest to Vienna (Austria) EuroCity / RailJet 2:40 Optional / Required
Budapest to Warsaw (Poland) EuroCity 9:45 Required
Budapest to Zagreb (Croatia) InterCity 6:20 Optional

 

Reservations

Reservations

Some domestic trains in Hungary require a reservation:

  • For IC (InterCity) and IP (InterPici) trains reservations is compulsory.

  • For domestic journeys with EC (EuroCity) reservation is optional.

 

View reservation fees for domestic trains.

 

For the international Railjet train to Switzerland and Germany reservation is optional.

 

View reservation fees for international trains.

 

 

Get your Pass for Hungary

Hungary Pass

 

Use your whole vacation to discover Hungary by rail.

 

Standard prices from $ 82

Global Pass

 

Be free to explore Hungary and up to 32 other Eurail countries.


Standard prices from $ 189

 

Tips and tricks for Hungary

Quick facts

  • Capital: Budapest

  • Population: 10 million

  • Language: Hungarian

  • Currency: Hungarian Forint (HUF)

  • Dialing code: +36

 

MÁV-START Business Lounge

First class Eurail pass holders get free access to the VIP lounge at Budapest Keleti Railway Station.

 

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Airport - station links

If you arrive in Hungary by air, you can easily reach Budapest city center by train from Ferihegy International Airport Terminal 1.

 

Eurail aid office in Hungary

For help with your Eurail pass, you can visit the aid office in Budapest, József Attila str. 16. See Eurail aid offices for more details.

MÁV-START Business Lounge

First class Eurail pass holders get free access to the VIP lounge at Budapest Keleti Railway Station.

 

See all pass benefits for Hungary

 

Budapest main train stations

Budapest is a train travel hub, with 3 main stations:

  • Keleti: Located in the east. The main international and intercity railway station in Budapest.

  • Nyugati: Located in the west.

  • Deli: Located in the south.

 

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