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

Operated by MAV, the national railway company of Hungary, Hungarian trains offers services within the country but also to neighbouring countries. While local trains do not require a seat reservation, passengers on board trains like InterCity and EuroCity require a seat reservation.

There are different types of trains in Hungary:

Local passenger trains also known as Szemelyvonat have only second class services.

Faster trains like the InterCity, EuroCity and EuroNight offer both first and second class services. EuroCity and EuroNight are international trains 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. Can I open the train windows?

  • Q. Can I ensure that my traveling party will share a compartment on an overnight train?

  • Q. What should I do if a strike has been announced in the country I’m traveling to?

  • Q. I placed a booking on your website but received a message saying my booking needs to be reviewed by a Travel Consultant. Why?

  • Q. What happens if my train crosses an international border during the night?

  • Q. Will there be someone to help me find my reserved seat on the train?

  • Q. Can I choose a specific seat on a train when making my reservation?

  • Q. Where do I find my booking number?

  • Q. Where do I my send train tickets and/or rail passes for refund?

  • Q. What is the questionnaire that comes with my rail pass? Do I have to fill it out?

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