Refund of electronic ticket purchased online

Refund of electronic ticket purchased online (on the webshop of MÁV-START or in the MÁV application)

If you cannot travel, and you have purchased the tickets as registered user,

  • refund of domestic tickets can be initiated in the Online Ticket Purchase System of MÁV-START no later than 1 hour before the validity of the ticket begins (e.g. if the validity of your ticket begins at 4 p.m., you can initiate the refund on the same day by 3 p.m.);
  • refund of domestic passes can be initiated in the Online Ticket Purchase System of MÁV-START before the validity of the ticket begins;
  • refund of international tickets is only possible in accordance with the special Terms&Conditions of the ticket.

If you purchased your tickets as a guest user (i.e. without registration or logging in),

  • refund of domestic tickets can be initiated in e-mail to informacio [KUKAC] mav-start.hu or by calling the Customer Centre of MÁV-START no later than 1 hour before the validity of the ticket begins (e.g. if the validity of your ticket begins at 4 p.m., you can initiate the refund on the same day by 3 p.m.);
  • refund of international tickets is only possible in accordance with the special Terms&Conditions of the ticket.

Some domestic tickets and passes may have different refund rules. You can inform about this, as well as the special rules for international tickets, at the time of purchase, in the special Terms&Conditions for that ticket or pass.

Refund of tickets purchased when logged in can be initiated in the webshop from the Previous Purchases menu by selecting the tickets in the given purchase; or in the MÁV application after logging in, from the local menu next to the given ticket. If the ticket cannot be downloaded to the MÁV application, a refund is only possible in the webshop.

You can initiate the refund of tickets purchased as guest in e-mail to informacio [KUKAC] mav-start.hu or by calling the Customer Centre of MÁV-START no later than 1 hour before the validity of the ticket begins (based on the time of sending the e-mail or making the phone call). With your request, please also provide the serial number of the purchased ticket(s) and (if possible) the purchase ID. In case of tickets purchased as guest, only the complete purchase can be refunded.

After initiating a refund, the tickets will be marked for refund, and the actual refund is processed 7 days after the validity of the ticket to be refunded has expired. If the ticket(s) marked for refund is checked at any time before the expiration date, the price of the ticket, regardless of the results of the check, will be retained until the passenger does not prove by other means (e.g. with a penalty issued on the train, or with an other ticket that has been valid and checked on the train), that the ticket marked for refund have not been used for travelling.

The price of the tickets purchased in the Online Ticket Purchase System of MÁV-START, reduced by administration fee, will be credited back only to the bank account linked to the bank card used for booking. Cash refund is not possible. Refund of the tickets purchased online is only possible as described above.

When refunding domestic tickets purchased online, the administration fee is different from the general rule set out in our General Terms & Conditions:

- in case of domestic tickets: 10% of the amount to be refunded;

- in case of domestic supplementary tickets and seat reservations:

  • No administration fee is applied for refunds initiated no later than 24 hours before the departure of the train;
  • 10% of the price of the supplementary ticket or seat reservation to be refunded if it is no longer 24 hours before the departure of the train, but the refund is initiated no later than 1 hour before the departure of the train.

For other tickets and passes, the administration fee is in accordance with the General Terms&Conditions and the Special Terms&Conditions of the given ticket or pass.

Administration fee is charged separately for each ticket.

Refund due to a railway error (e.g. cancellation of a trip in case of a delay of more than 10 minutes) is only possible after a central assessment (i.e. not immediately) for train tickets purchased online, regardless of how you submit your claim for a refund. Always ask the train staff of the train concerned or another employee on duty at the place of cancellation, who is aware of the incident to issue a certificate of the railway error (e.g. cancelled train, missed connection).

You can submit your claim for a refund for a railway error electronically at our Customer Service. In this case, in addition to the before mentioned certificate, please attach your ticket in pdf format (if you received) to your request, or in case of tickets purchased when logged in provide the information necessary to identify the purchase and tickets (username, time of purchase). If you submit your refund request at the ticket office, fill in the Compensation/Refund claim form with the information needed to identify clearly the ticket purchased and used for the trip (ticket number, or in case of tickets purchased when logged in username and time of purchase).

Detailed information about refund rules can be found in our General Terms&Conditions. Detailed refund rules of tickets valid in the territory of other service providers can be found in the general terms & conditions of the service providers indicated on the ticket.