START Europa tickets

misz_logo.jpgInternational journeys at best price for the whole family

START Europa tickets provide best prices for 15 countries. Available at our cash decks and online from nearly every Hungarian station to nearly every one of the destination countries – or return. To destinations, accessible by direct day trains also available by „MÁV” app.

Children traveling with adults can reach nearly every countries for 5 € on 2nd class and for 10 € on 1st class with START Europa ticket. (Price of child tickets to Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine depends on distance.)

Up to three children aged 6-14 can travel with an adult holding START ticket.

At the 31st  Hungarian Innovation Grand Prize, MÁV-START and MÁV Service Centre were awarded the IT innovation Prize for the START Europa offer and the digital transformation of the international ticketing system.

Price for second-class one way tickets from Budapest

to Slovakia from 6 €

to Romania from 11 €

to Slovenia from 12 €

to Austria and the Czech Republic from 13 €

to Croatia from 15 €

to the Ukraine from 17 €

to Poland from 20 €

to Germany from 25 €

to Bulgaria from 33 €

to Switzerland from 49 €

to Luxembourg from 52 €

to Belgium from 57 €

to Denmark and the Netherlands from 66 €

Terms of use


2 days (to Romania, Bulgaria and in the Ukraine to Lviv and Kiev 3 days)
Tickets purchased on app: day of travel

Train boundary

to border-crossing trains*

Using of 1st class

only with 1st class tickets



Interruption of journey

not allowed for the route of the border-crossing train*


availability depends on price level

Discount for children

 for maximum 3 children accompained by adult*

Seat reservation, surcharges

available separately

(Tickets purchased via MÁV app include free seat reservation, at online purchases a discounted reservation fee aplies.)*

 *conditions may vary per countries and railways

START Europa is also available via MÁV app

START tickets via MÁV application can be purchased only for direct trains. Free seat reservation is included.

MÁV application is available on your own OS, Android and Huawei mobile device​s.

Google play

Click on the icon to get MÁV App for Android devices


Click on the icon to get MÁV App for iOS devices

Huawei AppGallery

Click on the icon to get MÁV App for Huawei devices

Online tickets will be sent in PDF format also as an e-mail attachment to confirm successful purchase. PDF tickets can be printed, shown on suitable devices at the ticket control or can be forwarded also to other passengers who will use these tickets for their travel. Online ticket for night trains should printed.