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Train from Budapest to prague

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Train from Budapest to prague

We are trying to decide in between flying and taking a train. Is the scenery on the train pretty? How often do the trains run from Budapest to Prague? The info I have found I could not read. Thanks for your help!

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1. Re: Train from Budapest to prague

I am waiting the same answer now. We're planing to take a train to Prague. Someone pasted Hungarian rail site to Prague but the site I couldn't read either.

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2. Re: Train from Budapest to prague

Flying will be a 4 hour relay-race of airport bus, airport hassle, the actual flight, then another airport bus or taxi. So it saves far less time than you'd think. Hardly worth it!

It is cheaper, easier, less hassle to just get an air-conditioned EuroCity train from city centre to city centre, through the landscapes and cityscapes and townscapes of the very countries you are supposed to be seeing.

The train costs from just €20 (or from €35 in 1st class) if you pre-book at Czech Railways www.cd.cz or Hungarian Railways www.mavcsoport.hu.

I'd check cd.cz first as CD do print-your-own tickets so is easiest, MAV require you to collect tickets from a machine.

These EuroCity trains are swish, modern, air-con, and have a proper sit-down restaurant car serving hot meals on proper china, wine, draught beer on tap. A meal on a moving train is such a treat, and so civilised compared to the cattle-class experience of flying. Photo of restaurant car: …alamy.com/comp/CRM7GK/interior-train-with-w…

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3. Re: Train from Budapest to prague

Here's what a typical Budapest-Prague train looks like: www.vagonweb.cz/razeni/vlak.php…

Click the camera icon for photos of each car. The restaurant cars on this route are in fact a slightly different design to my previous post, vagonweb.cz/fotogalerie/CZ/CD_WRmee816.php

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4. Re: Train from Budapest to prague

I'm trying to book Budapest > Prague for 30th Dec on the Czech rail site. I get a message that suggests the new timetable is not out yet

All other countries where I've wanted to book (Austria, Germany, France, Netherlands etc) are now all available Can anyone advise when it will be released

many thanks

Helen

Edited: 22 October 2017, 12:18
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5. Re: Train from Budapest to prague

Hi

I remember that u suggested in your website that Budapest Prague tickets purchased from Czech website is not valid while boarding from Budapest since it is not validated by Czech authority.

Am I getting something wrong?

Thanks

Alexandria, United...
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6. Re: Train from Budapest to prague

Very helpful. Budapest - Prague o the train sounds a lot like Washington DC to New York on the train. very civilized.

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7. Re: Train from Budapest to prague

"Very helpful. Budapest - Prague o the train sounds a lot like Washington DC to New York on the train. very civilized."

In fact it's much better that that! CD(Czech Railwaxs) gives Amtrak a run for their money.

"I'm trying to book Budapest > Prague for 30th Dec on the Czech rail site. I get a message that suggests the new timetable is not out yet

All other countries where I've wanted to book (Austria, Germany, France, Netherlands etc) are now all available Can anyone advise when it will be released"

It's strange that you can book tickets for 30 Dec for some countries, because the annual Europe wide timetable change is around the middle of December and even the railways themselves don't know yet what trains will run where and when. I think you're trying to use a middlleman like Eurorail.

Please spare a few minurtes to read this and let it sink in for future reference as well):

https://www.seat61.com/Europe-when-do-train-…

Edited: 01 April 2018, 23:06
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8. Re: Train from Budapest to prague

It's every one hour

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9. Re: Train from Budapest to prague

Purchased June 26, 2018 Budapest to Praha 6.5 Hrs no change of trains cost for( 2 )First Class Tickets $84 ... 2nd class was about $14 less

Edited: 23 June 2018, 23:26
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10. Re: Train from Budapest to prague

I will need to do the same thing on August. Could you please share where and how you got the tickets?

Thanks

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