This direct train has been suspended until Sept 1st.
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 3 months ahead of the travel date
When making an online booking, check that you’re looking at booking info for this direct train,
On the DB Bahn booking site look for the journey that has:
0 in the Chg. column
EC (and only EC) in the Products column
and departs Budapest at around 07:40
Our step-by-step guide to booking train tickets (and reservations) on the DB (German national railways) website is available HERE.
Seats will actually be assigned when booking tickets online on MAV and if you book 1st class tickets on DB.
Book 2nd class tickets on DB, or if you have a rail pass, reservations are optional for this journey, but this train tends to be particularly busy in 2nd class between Praha and Berlin.
So if you want peace of mind that you will have an assigned seat for the entire journey, adding a reservation when making a booking is recommended.
However, if you book in person at the international rail desk at Nyugati station, you will have to request that a reservation be added to the booking.
Rail pass users can purchase reservations online on DB Bahn - or in person at the international travel desks at Keleti or Nyugati stations- but do that when you first arrive in Budapest, the office is unlikely to be open before the train makes it early start!
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|DB Bahn||from €39|
Note that this train service now departs from Budapest-Nyugati station and NOT Budapest-Keleti station.
It is usually scheduled to depart from Budapest-Nyugati station at 07:40.
Final Destination: Hamburg
The train also calls at: Praha/Prague and Decin and Bad Schandau
As the train travels through Hungary, either side of Vac, there are some views of The Danube from the left of the train.
Between Prague and Dresden, the train travels through the beautiful Elbe River valley, but sit on the right of the train (when facing the direction of travel) for the best views.
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