It is no coincidence that the German railway company (Deutsche Bahn – DB) recommends postponing travel. Because of Monday’s 24-hour work stoppage, significant disruptions and longer travel times can be expected in long-distance and regional traffic on the railway network.
The following changes are to be expected:
Railjet xpress trains:
- On Monday the 27th, Railjet xpress trains traveling to and from Germany will only run to and from Salzburg. They miss out on the section in Germany.
Hungary EuroCity trains:
- On Monday the 27th, Hungária EuroCity (EC 252) will run from Budapest only to the Czech border station, Deč. The original set of the train runs only as far as Prague, from there you can continue with another train to Deč. The train is delayed on the German section.
- On Monday the 27th, the Hungária EuroCity (EC 253) departing from Hamburg to Budapest will be canceled on its German section. The train only runs between the Czech border station, Dečin, and Budapest, but you have to change to another train in Prague.
Metropol EuroNight trains
- The Metropol EuroNight (EN 476) departing from Budapest to Berlin on the evening of Sunday the 26th only runs to the Polish border station, Rzepin. On the German section between Rzepin and Berlin, passengers can travel by replacement bus.
- Metropol EuroNight trains departing from Berlin to Budapest on the evening of the 26th, Sunday (EN 477) and from Budapest to Berlin on the evening of the 27th, Monday (EN 476) will run without restrictions.
- The Metropol EuroNight (EN477) departing from Berlin to Budapest on the evening of Monday the 27th only departs from the Polish border station, Rzepin. On the section in Germany, you can travel between Berlin and Rzepin by replacement bus.
Kálmán Imre EuroNight trains
- The Stuttgart section of Imre Kálmán’s EuroNight (EN 462) departing from Budapest on the 26th and 27th (Sunday and Monday) runs only as far as Salzburg. There is no train between Salzburg and Stuttgart.
- The Kálmán Imre EuroNight (EN 463) departing from Stuttgart to Budapest on the 27th and 28th, Monday and Tuesday, only operates from Salzburg. The train between Stuttgart and Salzburg is canceled.
Tickets for Monday or Tuesday to Germany or the return trip purchased before March 23 can be redeemed free of charge or can be used until April 4 in the conditions indicated on the ticket.
Passengers can arrange for the ticket to be redeemed or validated for a different time at the international ticket offices, for tickets purchased electronically, at [email protected].
Those traveling to Germany should consult the DB website (www.bahn.de/service/fahrplaene/aktuell). In addition, information on the current situation can be obtained from Mávdirekt’s telephone customer service at +36 (1) 3 49 49 49 – read on the Mávinform page.
Cover image source: MTI/EPA/Paul Zinken