Interrail in Hungary

How to travel by Interrail in Hungary. Overview and information to travel routes, Hungarian train types, night trains and Interrail reservations.

The Interrail pass is NOT available for purchase in your selected country of residence (United States (USA)). You have to travel with an Eurail pass.

Validity:

Interrail is valid on all trains of MAV START (State Railways) and on GySEV trains.
Not valid on services of Budapest suburban railway HEV.
For more information about train companies in Hungary click here.


Reservation and supplement:

Day trains: Seat reservation is compulsory on domestic Intercity trains, including domestic trips on Railjet trains. On international services, in general no reservation is required (the only exception currently is the train Budapest – Graz).
For more information about reservations in Hungary click here.

Night trains: Seat reservation is compulsory on the night trains from Budapest to Krakow, Warsaw, Berlin, Munich and Zurich as well as on the seasonal night train to Split.
For more information about night trains in Hungary click here.


Good to know:

Interrail is rather simple in Hungary. If you are using international trains only you don't have to worry about reservations, except for night trains. Only if you want to travel within Hungary you are going to need reservations for travel on Intercity services. These are easy to get though at train stations, even at short notice. All main lines are starting in Budapest and connect the capital with all other larger cities. Other worthwhile destinations besides Budapest are Visegrad and Esztergom at the Danube Bend, Debrecen, Pecs, the vineyards of Eger and of course Lake Balaton.

Timetables for the mainline network operated by MAV START and GySEV are available in our schedule planner or the Interrail app which include all trains and timings. However we recommend to use the schedule planner of MAV START to get accurate info about reservations.
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