Sleeper train to Budapest

Direct sleeper trains run from Warsaw to Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Cologne, Amsterdam, Moscow...

This page explains how to travel by train from Warsaw to other key European cities, and how to buy the cheapest tickets.  Click here to buy tickets starting in another city.

I want to travel by train from Warsaw to...

      Krakow   Auschwitz   Prague   Vienna
  Budapest   Berlin   Cologne   Dusseldorf
  Amsterdam   Brussels   Luxembourg   Paris
  Switzerland   Italy   London   Kiev
  Moscow   Spain   Copenhagen   Stockholm
  Vilnius            

Before you buy your tickets...

I recommend taking a moment to read these important tips for buying European train tickets.  It answers all the usual questions, such as "Do I need to book in advance or can I just turn up & buy at the station?", "How far ahead can I book?", "Can I stop off?", "Are there Senior fares?" and that old favourite, "Should I buy an $800 railpass or just go online & buy a €35 point-to-point ticket?".

Answering your questions about European train travel...

An introduction to European train travel

 

Senior fares (over 60)

 

Guide to Eurail passes (overseas visitors)

Important tips for buying European train tickets

Youth fares (under 26)

 

Guide to InterRail passes (for Europeans)

How to check European train times

Child fares & child age limits

 

Couchettes & sleepers on night trains

Do I need to book in advance?

Luggage on European trains

 

Train seat numbering plans

How far ahead can I book?

Luggage storage at stations

 

Wheelchairs & special needs

Can I stop off on the way?

Taking a bike by train

 

Real-time service updates

Should I travel 1st or 2nd class?

Taking a car by train

 

Hotels & accommodation

How long to allow for connections?

Taking dogs & pets by train

 

Changing stations in Paris by metro or taxi

How early to arrive at the station?

Maps of the European rail network

 

What to do when things go wrong...



Warsaw to Krakow & other destinations within Poland...
A Warsaw to Krakow InterCity train at warsaw Centralna   A 6-seat compartment on a Warsaw to Krakow train

A Warsaw to Krakow InterCity train at Warsaw Centralna - buy train tickets at www.intercity.pl.


Warsaw to London & the UK...

Warsaw to Paris & France from €72...

Option 1, by EuroCity train from Warsaw to Berlin, then sleeper train from Berlin to Paris...

Option 2, by sleeper train from Warsaw to Cologne, then high-speed train to Paris...


Warsaw to Brussels & Belgium from €68...

Warsaw to Amsterdam from €49...

Option 1, by direct sleeper train...

Option 2, by daytime trains, in one day or with overnight stop in Berlin...


Warsaw to Luxembourg from €80...

Warsaw to Berlin from €29...

Warsaw to Cologne, Dusseldorf & other destinations in Germany from €39...

Warsaw to Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Prague...
A Polish sleeping-car as used the Warsaw to Budapest & Warsaw to Prgaue trains   A newly-refurbished sleeper compartment as used on the Warsaw to Budapest & Warsaw to Prague trains

The Warsaw to Budapest & Warsaw to Prague trains have smartly-refurbish Polish sleeping-cars like this, with 1, 2 & 3 bed compartments with washbasin...

 

A cosy 2-bed sleeper with washbasin...


Warsaw to Zurich & Switzerland...

Warsaw to Venice, Florence, Rome & Italy

Warsaw to Barcelona & Spain from €133...

Warsaw to Moscow...

Warsaw to Vilnius...

Warsaw to Kiev...

Warsaw to Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Oslo...

Option 1, Warsaw to Copenhagen in a single day from €68...  Onwards to Gothenburg, Stockholm or Oslo next day.

Option 2, Warsaw to Copenhagen from €68 with overnight stop in Berlin...

Option 3:  By comfortable daytime trains with an overnight stop in Hamburg...


Find hotels in Warsaw & other cities

 

◄◄ Hotel search & price comparison.

www.hotelscombined.com checks all the main hotel booking sites at once to find the widest choice of hotels & the cheapest seller.  It was named as the World's Leading Hotel Comparison Site at the World Travel Awards 2013 and I highly recommend it, both to find hotels in even the smallest places and to check that another retailer isn't selling your hotel for less!

www.booking.com is my favourite booking site.  It's really clear and you can usually book with free cancellation and so confirm your accommodation at no risk months before train booking opens.

Other hotel sites worth trying...

Backpacker hostels...


Travel insurance & health card...

 

 

Columbus direct travel insurance

Get travel insurance, it's essential...

Never travel overseas without travel insurance from a reliable insurer, with at least £1m or preferably £5m medical cover.  It should also cover cancellation and loss of cash (up to a limit) and belongings.  An annual multi-trip policy is usually cheaper than several single-trip policies even for just 2 or 3 trips a year (I have an annual policy myself).  Here are some suggested insurers.  Seat61 gets a small commission if you buy through these links.

In the UK, try Columbus Direct or use Confused.com to compare prices & policies from many different insurers.

If you have a pre-existing medical condition or are over 65 (no age limit), see www.JustTravelCover.com.

        If you're resident in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or the EU, try Columbus Direct's other websites.

  If you're resident in the USA try Travel Guard USA.

Get a spare credit card, designed for foreign travel with no currency exchange loading & low or no ATM fees...

It costs nothing to take out an extra credit card.  If you keep it in a different part of your luggage so you're not left stranded if your wallet gets stolen, this is a form of extra travel insurance in itself.  In addition, some credit cards are significantly better for overseas travel than others.  Martin Lewis's www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-travel-money explains which UK credit cards have the lowest currency exchange commission loadings when you buy something overseas, and the lowest cash withdrawal fees when you use an ATM abroad.  Taking this advice can save you quite a lot on each trip compared to using your normal high-street bank credit card!

You can avoid ATM charges and expensive exchange rates with a Caxton FX euro currency Visa Card, or their multi-currency 'Global Traveller' Visa Card, see www.caxtonfx.com for info.

Get an international SIM card to save on calls & mobile data...

Mobile phones can cost a fortune to use abroad, so consider getting a global pre-paid SIM card for your mobile phone which can cut call & data costs by up to 90%.  At the time of writing, www.roamsure.com claims a definite 25% saving within the EU and up to 90% saving in the rest of the world.  Incoming calls are free in 73 countries, including the USA, Australia, South Africa and EU.  There's no contract or commitment, and at time I write this Roamsure is offering a global SIM card for free when you buy £20 of call credit.  Seat61 gets some commission to support the site if you buy airtime from Roamsure.

 


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