From BUDAPEST to SPLIT by train.
Information for Interrail, Eurail travellers and persons with normal train ticket travelling the route Budapest (Hungary) to Split (Croatia).
Train connection from Budapest to Split
. Direct (not daily!) night train in the summer months. You usually travel Budapest-Zagreb, then Zagreb-Split.
Budapest - Split
Split - Budapest
Budapest - Zagreb: rail.cc/en/train/budapest-to-zagreb
Zagreb - Split: rail.cc/en/train/zagreb-to-split
Point to point tickets
Online booking (ticket AND reservation) for the direct night train Budapest-Split or reverse is possible. Buy it at a railway station in Budapest - the train is fully booked quickly. Note: the direct train doesn't run daily!
You can buy the standard fare ticket (no special prices!) for the direct night train Budapest-Split at rail.shop/acprail
- but then, the reservation is missing - which is required!
Split your trip (runs daily) and buy:
A) Budapest to Zagreb by day train
- pick up of ticket in Budapest railway station at ticket machine
B) Zagreb to Split by overnight train
- buy online at Croatian railways.
Rail pass travellers
It is not possible to buy only reservations online for the direct overnight train Budapest to Split.
Buy it at a railway station - the train is fully booked quickly. Note: the direct train doesn't run daily!
Or split your trip (runs daily):
A) Budapest to Zagreb: free by direct day train
B) Zagreb to Split: the seats on the night train do not require a reservation, but it is recommended. As the night trains are often full. I personally recommend a couchette. Buy the reservation at a station or get it send as paper ticket by letter: rail.shop/acprail/reservation
Update: Jan 2016