A step-by-step travel guide. Take the train from Amsterdam to Budapest

Trip duration
2 days
Travel time
17h

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Traveling from Amsterdam to Budapest by train is a great experience. It’s a 2 days train journey with amazing scenery, passing through Berlin on the way.

Day 1

Amsterdam Netherlands
Berlin Germany
Berlin

Spend 1 night in Berlin

There are plenty of great hotel options close to the Berlin train station. Check out Hotels.com to get the cheapest prices.

Day 2

Berlin Germany
Budapest Hungary
Budapest

Arrive at your final destination, Budapest.

Check out Hotels.com to find affordable housing in the city centre of Budapest.

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Leaving from Amsterdam Netherlands
Going to Budapest Hungary

Good to know when traveling from Amsterdam to Budapest

Seat reservations

Some routes and train operators require that you have a seat reservation with your ticket. If you don't see an option for adding seat reservation while booking, seat reservations are not possible. We always recommend adding a seat reservation if possible, to not risk having to travel standing up. That's not very cozy.

Seat preference

With most tickets comes an opportunity to choose where on the train you'd prefer to sit, where the two most common options are Window and Aisle. Unfortunately, we can't promise that you are able to get a seat according to preference, as it depends entirely on how many free seats there are left on the train. We hope to be able to present a more comprehensive way of choosing seats in the near future, with options such as quiet section and animals allowed.

Onboard catering & food

Most of the trains in Europe have restaurant cars open to all passengers, regardless of the fare. What is offered depends on the operator but also during what time you travel. They usually serve hot food, drinks and snacks available for all customers. Always bring a water bottle and some snacks in case of emergency.

Onboard catering during covid-19

Many train operators don't have onboard catering due to the current situation. All Aboard advise you not to consume any food and drinks that are not necessary. If possible - eat and drink when changing trains.

Travel insurance

International train journeys in Europe are covered by the CIV protection rules, a set of rules to make it easier to travel cross-boarder with train. Primarily providing compensation for lost baggage and a guarantee of onward transport.

You can find out if your journey is covered by CIV by checking the tickets. "CIV" should then be printed in a corner.

But...

...there are many cases when these rules does not apply. Therefore All Aboard advise you to have a valid travel insurance before going on your trip. It's never a fun thing either to miss a connection or to loose your luggage, we know, therefore it's very useful to have an insurance where you're fully covered.

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