The view of the platforms/peron at Krakow Glowny from the pathway that leads into the station

Budapest to Kraków / Krakow / Cracow by train



From Budapest Keleti to Kraków Główny


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Tickets will cost the same price if you book at Budapest Keleti station

Online bookings open: 2months ahead of the travel date

A plus of booking online is that you will have ensured your place on the train.

Your first choice of accommodation MAY be sold out if you don't book in advance.

Click the train button above for more info including the rail pass reservation fees.
(The deluxe sleeping cabins are not available for Budapest to Krakow journeys)

Rail pass users must reserve before boarding these trains, but these reservations cannot be booked online on MAV

Reservations can be arranged and paid for at the InternationalTravel desk at Budapest Keleti station - ideally do this when you first arrive in Budapest on the preceding train on your itinerary.

Or book the reservations online with Eurail or InterRail - this is the only means ensuring your reservations before you embark on your itinerary, but you will have to pay a booking fee

Where to book
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MAV Guide

MAV is the national railway operator in Hungary and its newly relaunched website is still at the 'beta' stage, but it can be used to make bookings.
The MAV website also sells tickets for the direct international trains from Hungary and it's booking path for overnight trains is particularly easy to follow.

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