Budapest to Siófok /Siofok by train



From Budapest Deli to Siófok

Journey Summary

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Budapest Deli
Siófok /Siofok (Lake Balaton)
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Travel Time
1hr 20 min

Book early and save: No

Tickets will cost the same price if purchased at the station immediately before departure.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost

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.

On this journey

Journey Features

Lake views

Good to Know

The trains usually depart from Budapest-Deli in odd hours only year round, but additional services operate on this route between late April and late September.

That's because Siofok is a popular resort town on the shores of Lake Balaton.

If you want to make a summer day trip from Budapest to Lake Balaton, Siofok has the most frequent train service from the capital, compared to any other town around the lake

Note that these trains depart from Deli station in Budapest and not from Keleti station - Deli station is the southern most terminus of Line 2 of the Budapest Metro.

Also IC trains aren't used for these direct trains between Budapest and Siófok.

Hungarian Railways (MAV) doesn't give a category to the trains that are used, meaning that seats can't be reserved - and these can busy trains, especially at summer weekends.

Though  most of the trains on this route are more modern than those IC trains - they have Wi-fi, spaces for bikes and have both wheelchair spaces and compatible toilets.

Final Destination: Nagykanizsa or Keszthely

Sit on the right of the train (when facing the direction of travel) for views over Lake Baloton.

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