START Europa tickets

International journeys at best price for the whole family

START Europa, the award-winning offer of the 31st Hungarian Innovation Grand Prix provides 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.

Price for second-class one way tickets from Budapest

to Slovakia from 6 €

to Slovenia from 12 €

to Austria from 13 €

to Czech Republic, Croatia and Romania from 15 €

to the Ukraine from 17 €

to Poland from 21 €

to Germany from 26 €

to Bulgaria from 34 €

to Switzerland from 53 €

to Luxembourg from 55 €

to Belgium from 60 €

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*


Only for START Europa Plus tickets before the first day of validity

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.