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If you are staying in Budapest for a long time, sooner or later you will realise that there are so many travel opportunities provided by the Hungarian State Railways at reasonable prices that you would only need your travel bag and passport to set out on your next adventure. We have collected the best bargains, namely those two-way journeys that would cost you less than 50 euros. 

Two-way tickets below 30 euros

Vienna, Austria

Vienna Austria city

One-way SparDay ticket to Vienna, 2nd class: EUR 13
Two-way SparDay ticket to Vienna, 2nd class: EUR 26

Train takes off from: Budapest Keleti Railway Station, every hour from 5:40 until 20:40
Journey takes to Wien Hbf: roughly 2.5 hours

Brno, Czech Republic

brno czech republic

One-way SparDay ticket to Brno, 2nd class: EUR 14
Two-way SparDay ticket to Brno, 2nd class: EUR 28

Train takes off from: Budapest Nyugati Railway Station, every two hours from 5:40 until 17:40
Journey takes to Brno-Židenice: roughly 4 hours

Arad and Timişoara (Temesvár), Romania

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Union Square, Timişoara
photo: Antonius Plaian, WikiCommons

One-way SparDay ticket: EUR 15
Two-way SparDay ticket: EUR 30

Train takes off from: Budapest Keleti Railway Station, every two hours from 7:10 until 23:10
Journey to Arad takes: roughly 5.5 hours
to Timişoara (Temesvár): roughly 6.5 hours

You can learn more about the Martyrs of Arad at this historic city, then explore the hiking places nearby. Timişoara, on the other hand, is often regarded as the Vienna of Romania, so why not check it for yourself?

Oradea (Nagyvárad) and Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár), Romania

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St Michael’s Church with the statue of Matthias Corvinus at Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár)
photo: Daily News Hungary

One-way SparDay ticket: EUR 15
Two-way SparDay ticket: EUR 30

Train takes off from: Budapest Keleti Railway Station at 7:40, 13:40, 17:40
Journey to Oradea takes: roughly 6 hours
to Cluj-Napoca: 8-9 hours

Nové Zámky (Érsekújvár) and Štúrovo (Párkány), Slovakia

Esztergom Danube bridge Slovakia
Štúrovo

One-way SparDay ticket: Nové Zámky – EUR 10.5, Štúrovo – EUR 6.5
Two-way SparDay ticket: EUR 21 and EUR 13

Train takes off from: Budapest Nyugati Railway Station at 5:40, 7:40, 8:40 and Keleti Railway Station at 19:25
Journey takes: to Nové Zámky – roughly 1.5 hours, to Štúrovo – 1 hour

Bratislava (Pozsony), Slovakia

bratislava pozsony
Bratislava at night

One-way SparDay ticket: EUR 9
Two-way SparDay ticket: EUR 18

Train takes off from: Budapest Nyugati Railway station every one or two hours from 5:40 until 17:40 and from Budapest Keleti Railway station at 19:25
Journey to Bratislava takes: roughly 2.5 hours

Ljubljana, Slovenia

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One-way SparDay ticket: EUR 15
Two-way SparDay ticket: EUR 30

Train takes off from: Budapest Déli Railway station at 8:30
Train arrives at Ljubljana at 16:39

Two-way tickets below 50 euros:

Graz, Austria

graz austria

One-way SparDay ticket to Graz, 2nd class: EUR 19
Two-way SparDay ticket to Graz, 2nd class: EUR 38

Train takes off from: Budapest Keleti Railway Station, at 18:10
arrives at: Graz Hbf, 23:00

Linz, Austria

linz austria

Only two-way Kiránduló ticket: EUR 39

Train takes off from: Budapest Keleti Railway Station, every one or two hours from 6:40 until 20:40
Journey takes to Linz Hbf: roughly 4 hours

Salzburg, Austria

salzburg austria

Only two-way with Kiránduló ticket: EUR 45
One-way with City-Star ticket: EUR 47.20

Train takes off from: Budapest Keleti Railway Station, every one or two hours from 6:40 until 20:40
Journey takes to Salzburg Hbf: roughly 5.5 hours

Ostrava, Czech Republic

ostrava czech republic

One-way SparDay ticket (only for Báthory Eurocity train): EUR 19
Two-way SparDay ticket (only for Báthory Eurocity train): EUR 38

Train takes off from: Budapest Nyugati Railway Station at 8:40
arrives at: Ostrava hl.n. 14:00

Prague, Czech Republic

prague
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One-way SparDay ticket: EUR 19
Two-way SparDay ticket: EUR 38

Train takes off from: Budapest Nyugati Railway Station, every one or two hours from 5:40 until 17:40 and from Budapest Keleti Railway Station at 19:25
Journey takes to Praha hl.n.: roughly 6.5 hours

Krakow and Auschwitz, Poland

Krakow Poland flight travel
Krakow

One-way SparDay ticket (only for Báthory EuroCity trains): EUR 19
Two-way SparDay ticket (only for Báthory EuroCity trains): EUR 38

Train takes off from: Budapest Nyugati Railway Station at 8:40 and from Budapest Keleti Railway Station at 19:25
Train arrives at Auschwitz (from Keleti): 4:49
at Krakow (from Keleti): 6:17
Train arrives at Auschwitz (from Nyugati): 16:04
at Krakow (from Nyugati): 17:24

Warsaw, Poland

warsaw poland
Warsaw Old Town

One-way SparDay ticket: EUR 19
Two-way SparDay ticket: EUR 38

Train takes off from: Budapest Nyugati Railway Station at 8:40 and from Budapest Keleti Railway Station at 19:25
Train arrives at Warsaw (from Nyugati): 19:03
(from Keleti): 9:41

Wrocław, Poland

wroclaw poland

One-way SparNight ticket: EUR 19
Two-way SparNight ticket: EUR 38

Train takes off from: Budapest Keleti Railway Station at 19:25
Train arrives at Wrocław at 5:05

Braşov (Brassó), Romania

brasov romania brasso

One-way SparDay ticket: EUR 15 + reserved seat ticket, EUR 3
Two-way SparDay ticket: EUR 36

Train takes off from: Budapest Keleti Railway Station at 7:40, 9:10, 17:40, 19:10, 23:10
arrives: 23:44, 23:38, 9:53, 9:50, 13:32

Csíkszereda and other historic Transylvanian cities, Romania

One-way SparDay ticket: EUR 19
Two-way SparDay ticket: EUR 38

Train takes off from: Budapest Keleti Railway Station at 7:40 and 17:40
Morning train arrives at: Gyergyószentmiklós – 21:08, Csíkszereda: 22:12, Tusnádfürdő: 22:39, Sepsiszentgyörgy: 23:17

Alba Iulia (Gyulafehérvár) and Sighişoara (Segesvár), Romania

sighisoara segesvár romania
Sighişoara

One-way SparDay ticket: EUR 19
Two-way SparDay ticket: EUR 38

Train takes off from: Budapest Keleti Railway Station at 23:10
Train arrives at: Gyulafehérvár – 8:57, at Segesvár: 10:52

Orşova (Iron Gates), Romania

Danube, the Iron Gates near Orşova

One-way SparDay ticket: EUR 19
Two-way SparDay ticket: EUR 38

Train takes off from: Budapest Keleti Railway Station at 7:10
Train arrives at: Orsova at 17:29

Maribor, Slovenia

One-way standard ticket: EUR 39.9
Two-way standard ticket: EUR 45.6

Train takes off from: Budapest Déli Railway Station at 8:30
Train arrives at Maribor at 15:13

Mukachevo (Munkács), Ukraine

Mukachevo town hall,
photo: Ilya – WikiCommons

One-way standard ticket: EUR 20.9
Two-way standard ticket: EUR 41.7

Train takes off from: Budapest Nyugati Railway Station at 7:23 and from Keleti Railway Station at 19:40
Train arrives at Mukachevo: from Nyugati – 15:20, from Keleti – 6:19

Source: Daily News Hungary

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