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Budapest > Krakow Trains

I have been to the MAV train site & cannot seem to find anything. Everything I've typed in says "not available", even for a train next week. I believe I need to type in Budapest-Keleti to Krakow-Glowny. I am heading there on May 18. Perhaps you can only book 60 days in advance? But, if that is the case, like I said, I can't even book one for next week if I wanted to.
I haven't decided as yet as to what I want to do. Either depart BP & take a morning train to Krakow, or depart BP & do the overnight train to Krakow, but in either case, it would be nice to be able to find out some info. (I have followed the instructions on the Man in Seat 61 site to no avail.) And James made an earlier posting too with a MAV shortcut that I've had no luck with either.

If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated & thanks in advance!

Posted by
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Look for schedule on Deutsche Bahn website. There are many options all of them with changing trains with one overnight train exception which is direct. It's too early to try to buy ticket now. I would be only concerned with overnight train (if I want a bed). Otherwise buy your ticket when you arrive to Budapest.

Posted by
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International tickets on this route go on sale starting 60 days before travel. For 18 May, you are too early.

Posted by
87 posts

Thanks to everyone for their replies.

No, I have not created an account on MAV - do I need to at this time? On MAV, although it might show the train info, I cannot find a "purchase/buy" button on the site if you actually wanted to purchase the ticket.

On the OBB site, they show the trains, but all say "not available" no matter what date/time I put in.

I thought it would probably be a 60 day lead time, so thanks for confirming.

Guess I'll keep trying come March 18.
Thanks again!

Posted by
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European railway web sites normally only sell tickets for their own country, and sometimes international direct trains to/from their country. Each country that offers e-ticketing has its own system and safeguards against duplication. So Austrian and German schedule sites don't sell tickets online for Budapest to Krakow, although train stations could sell the tickets in person, to issue on official ticket stock.