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Buying internal Hungary train tickets at the station

The MAV website is probably not the most user friendly one out there, but the prices on it look pretty good. If one bought tickets at the train station would one get the same prices? I'm referring to internal Hungary trips, like Budapest to Eger, or Budapest to Balatonfured.

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Cant help you much. I buy the tickets when I get there or I have a friend pick them up a few days before I arrive. I just checked the cost of a ticket to Pecs on line and it appears to be what I remember paying, but I cant swear to it. What I can say is the tickets are inexpensive by all standards.

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When I've used MAV to check Hungarian prices for our map updates, I don't remember seeing more than one price option, so I do expect those to be the same prices you'll pay in person, e.g., roughly $10 US value from Budapest to Eger.

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10792 posts

I guess the question was, are the tickets more expensive at the station than on line. To answer that I would have to go to the station. But like I said, my memory is that I have never paid more than about 3,200 forints for any ticket in Hungary. I generally buy 2nd class as the are short trips and the difference between the two isn't that great and first class is mostly tourists.

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"...the first class is mostly tourists." I wonder who they are, ... would be interesting to see, since in Hungary I always took 2nd class between Vienna and Budapest.

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10792 posts

They are just tourists that paid too $7.50 much for the ride and a few business folks that need the space for the laptops.

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Just bought a ticket for Budapest to Prague. It cost around $39.00. I'm a senior so I guess I got a better deal (I didn't check off the "senior" box, left it as adult, but they had my age, so I got the discount). Navigating the site was a nightmare. I'm happy with the price.

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I was there last week and bought a ticket from Budapest to Tata at the ticket window, the clerk spoke enough English but I think I ended up with a slightly more expensive ticket with a reserved seat going there, because when I bought my return in Tata I just got a ticket and plunked myself down in 2nd class and there was perhaps a 1,000 HUF difference in cost--not much, but interesting to note.