Travel on the Hungarian night train between Germany and Hungary

Enjoy comfortable overnight travel through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary on the Hungarian Railways night train.

Services

Munich–Salzburg–Vienna–Budapest
Daily service with air-conditioned seated coaches, couchette coaches and sleepers.
Berlin–Bratislava–Budapest
Daily service with air-conditioned seated coaches, couchette coaches and sleepers.

Travel options with MAV-START night trains

Travel to your destination while you sleep on the night trains of MAV-START. You have the following travel options:

Sleeper

Compartment types: three-berth (Triple), two-berth (Double) and single-berth (Single) sleeper with washing facility.

You will be served a light breakfast consisting of a croissant, orange juice and a hot drink of your choice. Washing facilities and lavatories can be found at the end of the coach.

The berths in Triple and Double compartments can be booked individually. Separate booking for women's and men's compartments.

Couchette coach

Compartment types: couchette coach with 4 or 6 berths.

A light breakfast consisting of a croissant and orange juice is included. Your berth comes with a blanket, sheet and fresh pillow. Washing facilities and lavatories can be found at the end of the coach.

Please note that there is no gender-specific booking of compartments.

Seated coach

Compartment type: seated coach with 6 compartments in 2nd class.

Seat reservation is included in the price. Lavatories are available in the coach.

Questions and answers about travelling on the MAV-START night train

Do I need a reservation to travel on the MAV-START night train?

Yes You need a valid reservation to travel on the MAV-START night train. The seat reservation is included in the ticket price. If you travel on the MAV-START night train without a reservation, you will need to make a reservation on the train. This will involve an additional charge.

What are "private couchette compartments" on the MAV-START night train?

You can travel in a couchette coach in your own private compartment. You can book these compartments for up to 6 persons (max. 3 adults) at a package price including breakfast. The number of compartments is limited.

Can I book a single berth in a multi-berth compartment?

Yes You can book single berths in couchette coaches and in Triple and Double compartments in sleepers. This means that you will share the compartment with other passengers (separate compartments for men and women). Compartments in couchette coaches can be occupied by both men and women (mixed occupancy).

Are children allowed to travel alone on the MAV-START night train?

No. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Children between the ages of 10 and 14 must present a written permission from their parents on the train.

Can I take my dog with me on the journey?

No. Dogs are not allowed to travel on MAV-START night trains. However, guide dogs for the blind and severely disabled may be taken along.

Is the DB BahnCard recognised in the MAV-START night train?

Yes With a BahnCard 25 and 50 you will receive a discount on the Comfort tickets of the Nightjet partners on cross-border services with Germany as the point of departure or arrival.

Holders of a BahnCard 100 also receive a discount. You can only book these offers at a DB Travel Centre, a travel agency with a DB licence or by calling +49 (0) 1806-996633 (charges depend on provider).