Railways and trains in Hungary
Hungary is convenient and comfortable traveling by train. Railway communication connects the largest cities and resorts of the country – Budapest, Tikhan, Centendre, Debrecen, SEGED, Miskolc, Pechat and others. Train and suburban trains are presented on the Portal of the State Transport Company Máv (WWW.MAV-Start.HU).
Tickets and travel on Hungarian trains
The fare on Hungarian trains depends on the distance and type of train. Traveling from Budapest to Tikhan Resort on Lake Balaton will cost 2520 forints (time on the way – from 2 hours 10 minutes), in the semed and furnace – in 3950 forints (from 2.5 to 3 hours, respectively), in Heviz – in 3690 forints (from 3 hours 16 minutes) per person one way. Travel in high-speed trains will cost more.
In the summer, Máv offers combined Balaton Mix tickets, including a train ticket from Budapest to Balaton, as well as walks through the lake on the boat and free visit to museums. The cost of a ticket Balaton Mix for one day – from 3400 forints, for two days (within a week) – from 5190 forints. For family tickets for two adults and two children, up to 50% discount is distributed.
Youth up to 26 years old on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as families with a child under the age of 18, is given a discount on railway tickets 33%. And for children up to 14 years old there is a 50% discount. Travel for kids up to six years free. Transportation of animals and bicycles is charged additionally.
You can buy tickets for trains in Hungary in automata and cash desks installed on railway and bus stations as well as online. Be careful: Acquired on the website Máv Electronic ticket must be printed in tickets. This can be done only in Hungary. Conductors regularly check tickets when landing for a train, as well as while driving.
In the event that you purchased a ticket for a regular train, but we decided to go along the same route on the high-speed, then the difference in the cost of the passage will have to pay the cash conductor when checking tickets (about 150 forints for every 100 kilometers of the road).
Tourists planning a lot to travel around Hungary by train can use the travel Interrail One Country Pass (WWW.interrail.EU / InterRAIL-PASSES / One-Country-Pass / Hungary). It is valid 3, 4, 6 or 8 days within a month from the date of purchase. The number of trips is not limited. For the design of the travel passport and photographs – customer tickets. Cost for three days (for the second class) – 82 euros for adults older than 26 years, 54 euros for adolescents and young people from 12 to 26 years and 41 euros for children from 4 to 11 years. Four days will cost 100 euros, 65 euros and 50 euros, respectively. For six days – 133 euros, 88 euros and 67 euros. For eight days – 157 euros, 102 euros and 79 euros. Also on the territory of Hungary there is European travel Interrail Global Pass (WWW.interrail.EU / INTERRAIL-PASSES / GLOBAL-PASS). It is valid for 5, 10, 15, 22 or 30 days. You can purchase travel on-line.
Trains in Hungary
Passenger trains have two classes (the first class is more expensive than the second by 50%), in addition are divided into "EX" (express), "IC" (Intersiti), "G" (fast) and "S" (usual). On all types of trains there is a basic price to which the surcharges for the trip on express, intersiti and so on.
Reviews and studies of trips
Trip to Hungary
Last year, my husband and I went at the same time with a 12-day bus tour of Europe (Vienna-Paris-Brussels-Amsterdam). I liked it, but there was a gallop in Europe – too many impressions, historical dates and attractions. Therefore, decided to go to one country, but on your own, and decide how best to travel. There was a choice between Hungary and Poland. We chose Hungary from the following considerations: for May 2002, only vouchers were needed for residents of Ukraine, there is a common border, it seems there is no such lawless and banditry as in Poland. Read more →
Rivc | April 2002
New Year in Europe
Czech Republic-Slovakia-Hungary-Poland-Germany. So, continuing the old good tradition of the meeting of the New Year in Europe, I completely unexpectedly found myself in Prague with this warm winter morning on December 26, 2000. Yes yes, winter was warm for these places. Over the next two and a half weeks of staying in Europe, I never started a warm storming, but limited to a light sweater and jacket with a lot of pockets. Plus to this hat-"killer" and gloves. Read more →