From BUDAPEST to SPLIT by train.
Information for Interrail, Eurail travellers and persons with normal train ticket travelling the route Budapest (Hungary) to Split (Croatia).
Train connection from Budapest to Split. Direct (not daily!) night train in the summer months. You usually travel Budapest-Zagreb, then Zagreb-Split.
More information on railcc.
Budapest - Split: https://en.rail.cc/train-connection/bud ... roatia/134
Split - Budapest: https://en.rail.cc/train-connection/spl ... ungary/133
Budapest - Zagreb: https://en.rail.cc/train-connection/bud ... roatia/337
Zagreb - Split: https://en.rail.cc/train-connection/zag ... roatia/123
Point to point tickets
Online booking (ticket AND reservation) for the direct night train Budapest-Split or reverse is not possible. Buy it at a railway station in Budapest - the train is fully booked quickly. Note: the direct train doesn't run daily!
You can buy the standard fare ticket (no special prices!) for the direct night train Budapest-Split at https://acp.rail.cc - but then, the reservation is missing - which is required!
Split your trip (runs daily) and buy:
A) Budapest to Zagreb by day train
- https://mav.rail.cc - pick up of ticket in Budapest railway station at ticket machine
- https://acp.rail.cc - send to you by letter as paper ticket
B) Zagreb to Split by overnight train
- https://acp.rail.cc - send to you by letter as paper ticket, reservation of the different types of accommodation (sleeper, couchette, seat) possible. Bought at the station in Zagreb, it will be cheaper.
Rail pass travellers
It is not possible to buy "only reservations" online for the direct overnight train Budapest to Split.
Buy it at a railway station - the train is fully booked quickly. Note: the direct train doesn't run daily!
Or split your trip (runs daily):
A) Budapest to Zagreb: free by direct day train
B) Zagreb to Split: the seats on the night train do not require a reservation, but it is recommended. As the night trains are often full. I personally recommend a couchette. Buy the reservation at a station or get it send as paper ticket by letter: https://acpres.rail.cc
Update: Jan 2015