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7/4/18 train from Budapest to Zagreb - booking online in advance vs. the day before at the station

Anyone have experience buying train tickets Budapest-Zagreb (direct) at the Budapest train station?

We're trying to get on the 6:35a train that leaves Budapest Deli and arrives Zagreb Glavni at 12:38p. Our travel date is July 4, 2018.

I've been trying to purchase our tickets online and keep getting an error message: "Reservations temporarily locked to the selected train. Please try again later! 003262820180520"

My inclination is to just wait until we get to Budapest and buy our tickets at the train station the day before ... or, perhaps, a few days in advance, if needed.

Everything I'm seeing indicates that's a safe bet.

I'd love to hear any tips from anyone who has booked this train.

Thank you!

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Thank you, Emily. I'm a big fan of Man in Seat 61 and used his advice to get all the way to the point of booking. He mentions that some tickets cannot be purchased in advance, so perhaps that is what I'm running into. Thanks, again - I appreciate your response!