Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: around 140 days ahead of the travel date
Note that the price shown on MAV will be in €s but you will actually make the payment in Hungarian forints.
RESERVATIONS are optional for this journey, but this train tends to be particularly busy in 2nd class.
However, seats will actually be assigned when booking tickets online on MAV.
But if you book at the international rail desk at Keleti station (you can book using the computer terminals), you will have to request that a reservation be added to the booking.
Rail pass users can purchase reservations in person at the international travel desk at Keleti station - but do that when you first arrive in Budapest, the office won't be open before the train makes it early start!
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The train is scheduled to depart from Budapest Keleti at 06:40
Final Destination: Zurich
The train also calls at: Wien/Vienna, Linz and Salzburg
Type of Scenery: Mountain, River
Departing from Budapest:
The train will call at Budapest-Kelenfold around 10 mins after departing from Budapest-Keleti.
If the starting point of your journey in Budapest is on Metro Line 4, or has an easy connection to Line 4, then take the Metro to Kelenfold station and join the train there.
Not only will your journey be quicker overall, the Metro transfer at Kelenfold is much easier, particularly if you have luggage.
The scenery on this journey gradually improves the further west you travel from Budapest; hence the images all being captured on the final 30 mins as the train nears Innsbruck.
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