A Hungarian train has scored a spot in the top 10 for best sleeper trains in Europe.

The Budapest to Bucharest trains have been put on The Guardian‘s list of 10 of the best sleeper trains.

The train, which leaves in the early evening hours from Keleti station in Budapest goes to Bucharest. The train ride is over 16 hours, so naturally, people will need to sleep, and the train does not arrive in Gara de Nord until just afternoon. According to The Guardian, the sleeping arrangements on the trains are quite suitable. They also add that there may only be a restaurant car after passing the Romanian border.

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The other trains on the list are:

  • Brussels to Vienna, 14-hour journeys twice a week.
  • Helsinki to Rovaniemi, an almost 12-hour ride.
  • London Paddington to Penzance, a five-to-eight-hour ride, depending on a number of stops.
  • Madrid to Lisbon, the second shortest journey, with just 9 and a half hours of travelling.
  • Milan to Palermo, at least a 14-hour ride, but could take up to 22 hours based on the route.
  • Nice to Moscow, a two-day adventure.
  • Paris to Rome, another 14-hour-long train ride.
  • Stockholm to Narvik, which can take 18 to 20 and a half hours.
  • Zurich to Hamburg, another Nightjet train, like Brussels to Vienna, but this one is only 12 hours long.

Source: theguardian.com

2 comments
  1. The train is operated by MAV and CFR, since the berth and sleeping cars are owned by CFR it’s quite unusual to name the train Hungarian or Romanian. Generally speaking, MAV has higher standards than CFR and I would be pleased to see more Hungarian cars in Romania. As a matter of fact, I have seen the same news in Romania, here it was said that a Romanian train is on top ten. So, I think that we can call it Hungarian-Romanian train in top ten.

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