Book early and save: Yes*
Online bookings open: around 2 months ahead of the travel date
*Tickets will be more expensive (by less than the equivalent of €2s) if purchased at the station.
Tickets can be more expensive for departures on Friday and Sunday afternoons.
If you're new to booking tickets for train journeys in Hungary, we recommend taking a look at our guide to Hungarian train tickets - it should help you save time and money and confusion.
Look more than 2 months ahead and you will only see the departure times on MAV.
Book online from outside of Hungary and you will have to collect your ticket from a machine at Budapest-Keleti station
Rail pass users need to reserve before boarding on Hungarian IC trains, reservations can be arranged at the ticket counters at Keleti station.
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These trains depart from Budapest in odd hours
Final Destination: Pécs
All trains also call at: Budapest-Kelenfold
These trains will call at Budapest-Kelenfold station 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.
If you are new to travelling by train in Hungary, our Hungarian Train Travel Guide has both info and access to useful links to help ensure you’ll have a stress-free trip.
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