Hungarian trains

Hungarian trains are the best way to travel in Hungary.

  • Book up to 60 days in advance
  • Regional trains

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Overview

Hungarian trains

Hungarian trains are operated by MÁV, the national railway company in Hungary. Hungarian trains operate within the country but also offer connections to neighbouring countries. The main hub for train transport in Hungary is Budapest, the capital city. Intercity, Eurocity and Euronight trains require a seat reservation.

There are different types of trains in Hungary:

Passenger trains also known as Szemelyvonat are commuter trains with a low level of modernity and with only second class available. These trains do not require a seat reservation.

Express trains also known as Gyors are local trains which also do not require a seat reservation.

InterCity trains are the fastest train operating in Hungary. A seat reservation is required, while both first and second class are available.

EuroCity/EuroNight are international trains requiring a seat reservation, and operating between Hungary and neighbouring countries.



Practical information

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.


Booking :
  • Hungarian trains tickets are open for booking 60 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

A class apart

Classes of service

Classes and facilities offered by Intercity & Eurocity trains
First class* Second class
Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom.
Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought.
Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip.

*mostly available on InterCity EuroCity and EuroNight trains.

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FAQ's

Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. Are the train tickets you send me the actual tickets, or do I need to exchange them at the station?

  • Q. If I arrive at the station early, will I be able to board my train?

  • Q. Do I need to make a reservation if I’m traveling with a rail pass on an overnight train?

  • Q. What should I do If I've already bought my rail pass, and now want to add another country?

  • Q. Where can I store my luggage on an overnight train?

  • Q. How can I tell whether or not I have a reserved seat on board?

  • Q. Do the prices quoted on the website include all fees and taxes?

  • Q. Why do some German station names have extra characters in the station name?

  • Q. I bought a print at home e ticket but now don’t have access to a printer to print it. What should I do?

  • Q. Is there onboard medical help in case of emergency?

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