START Europa tickets

International journeys at best price for the whole family

START Europa tickets provide the best prices for nearly all the long-distance day trains from and to Hungary. Our cash decks sell tickets from nearly every Hungarian station to nearly every one of the destination countries – or return. To destinations, accessible by direct day trains tickets are also available from our online sales system and mobile app „MÁV”.

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

With an adult holding a START ticket maximum three children between the age of 6–14 can travel.

Price for second-class one way tickets from Budapest -

to Slovakia from 4.20 €

to Romania and Slovenia from 11 €

to Austria and the Czech Republic from 13 €

to Croatia from 15 €

to Poland from 20 €

to Germany from 25 €

to Switzerland from 49 €.

Terms of use

Period of validity

2 days (to Romania 3 days)
Tickets purchased online or via app: day of travel

Train boundary

to border-crossing trains


 for 1st and 2nd class either

 Upgade to higher class

not available

Breaking of journey

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


not available

Discount for children

 for maximum 3 children accompained by adult*

Dog transporting

with half price normal ticket

Seat reservation, charges

available separately

(Tickets purchased via MÁV application or online include free seat reservation.)

 *conditions many variable per countries and railways

START Europa also the MÁV app – easily and contactless

START tickets in the app can be purchased only for the direct trains. Free seat reservation is included.

The Hungarian application (app "MÁV") 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. 
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 shown on the screen of a suitable device at the control or forwarded to the person who will travel with itt. (Tickets from/to Romania are only valid if shown on MÁV app!)