Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 3 months ahead of the travel date generally (though tickets may not be available more than 6 weeks ahead)
The price on MAV will be in €s but the transaction will actually be in Hungarian florins - MAV will convert the currency during the transaction.
RESERVATIONS are optional for this journey and these trains don't tend to be particularly busy - though seats aren't absolutely guaranteed, particularly in 2nd class.
However, seats will actually be assigned when booking tickets online on MAV.
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Note that this train service now departs from Budapest-Nyugati station and NOT Budapest-Keleti station.
Final Destination: Praha or Hamburg or Berlin
All trains also call at: Vác, Bratislava and Brno
It's not a particularly stunning journey but , there are views over The Danube between Vác and Slovakia, from the left of the train (when facing the direction of travel).
So you won't miss on a particularly special travel experience, if you opt to take the overnight train from Budapest to Prague/Praha
Book early and save: Yes*
Online bookings open: 2 months ahead of the travel date
*It's worth making the effort to book ahead if you want a bed in a sleeping cabin, but you'll save less than €10 compared to booking at the station if you want to travel in a seat or couchette.
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.
The train conveys:
- Compartment Seats
- Couchettes ; 4 berths AND 6 berths
- Standard sleeping cars with 3 bed, 2 bed and 1 cabins
Click the train button above for more info including the rail pass reservation fees:
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.
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This train is usually scheduled to depart from Budapest Nyugati at 19:40 and arrives in Praha at 08:42.
The journey duration is much longer than travelling by day because this overnight train is scheduled to spend more than five hours in Breclav station.
Te first of the daytime trains from Budapest to Prague/Praha isn't due into the Czech capital until just after noon.
Final Destination: Berlin or Praha
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