START Europa tickets

The START Europe offer is already available in many countries

After 13 December 2020, after almost all train stations in Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, START Europa train tickets available in four more countries: Germany, Romania, Poland and Switzerland will also be available through the renewed Elvira system and the MÁV app. (Currently, the swiss START Europa CH offer is only available at personally because there is no direct daily train )

With these tickets, the whole family is worth traveling, as children traveling with adults who purchased tickets to Austrian, German, Swiss, Czech and Slovak cities can already get tickets to any station in class 2 for € 5 and in class 1 for € 10. (Discounted children's tickets to Romania and Poland depend on distance.) One adult who buying a START ticket can be travel together with maximum three children between ages 6–14

Price examples for second-class tickets from Budapest

To Slovakia from € 4.20

To Romania from 11 €

To Austria and the Czech Republic from 13 €

To Poland from 20 €

To Germany from 25 €

To Switzerland from 49 €

Terms of use

Period of validity

2 days

Restriction on purchase in advance

none (can be purchased until available)

Restriction on trains

available for border-crossing trains, and all trains in Austria listed on the ticket


available for both 1st and 2nd class

Access to higher class

not available


not permitted


not available

Refund on partially used ticket

not available

Discount for children

with an adult companion, for a maximum of 3 children, on all routes: EUR 5 on 2nd class; EUR 10 on 1st class

Discount for dogs


Seat reservation, supplementary charges

not included, must be purchased separately

(Tickets purchased through the MÁV application include free seat reservation.)

Trains not included in the offer

night trains, trains of private railways (e.g. Westbahn, RegioJet, Leo Express)

International train tickets in the MÁV app easily and contactless

START tickets in the app can be purchased only for the direct trains, for the austrian/slovakian/czech/romanian/german and swiss destinations accessible without transfer. Your seat is reserved free of charge for START tickets bought in MÁV app for both the 1st and 2nd classes.

The Hungarian application can be downloaded on iOS and Android devices.

Google play If you use the Android operating system, click on this link to download the app.
AppStore If you use the  iOS operating system, click on this link to download the app. 
New! These tickets will also be sent in PDF format as an attachment to the e-mail confirming the successful purchase. The PDF ticket can be printed out or electronically at the screen of a suitable device during the controlling and forwarded to the person who will travel with the ticket.