Travel disruptions in Europe due to refugee situation

Train station, Budapest, Hungary

LAST UPDATED: 9th March 2016
International train traffic between Croatia and Hungary has been restored. Trains are once again running between Zagreb and Budapest. Due to border and passport controls in Germany there are minor disruptions to train connections between Germany and Austria and Hungary. 

Please read this update carefully if you're travelling in one of the aforementioned countries.

For the most up-to-date information, please contact the concerned railway company directly.

Austria
Croatia
Denmark
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Slovenia
 

Austria

Travelling between Austria and Germany.
Direct trains are running from Germany to Austria. From Austria to Germany no InterCity or Eurocity trains are running. The following direct rail connections from Austria to Germany are possible:

  • Railjet trains from Vienna and Salzburg to Munich are operating but involve a train change and border controls at Salzburg main railway station en route. As you arrive into Salzburg, you will be required to change to another Railjet train provided on the same platform in order to carry on to Munich. This may take around 15 minutes and you'll need to show your passport or ID before boarding the connecting Railjet to Munich. Make sure you have all your documents with you.

  • Meridian Regional Railways (website in German only) are operating local trains from Salzburg and Kufstein in Austria to Munich (via Rosenheim) in Germany.

  • InterCity and Railjet trains are running from Vienna to Linz (in Austria). From Linz, regional trains are running to Passau in Germany.

Travelling between Austria and Hungary.
Trains running between Austria and Hungary are uninterrupted.
 

Croatia

Travelling between Croatia and Hungary.
There are currently no direct trains crossing the border between Croatia and Hungary. It's possible to cross the border using an alternative mode of transport (bus or taxi). Then you can take the local sections of the rail routes:

  • On the Croatian side, from Koprivnica to Zagreb or from Beli Manastir to Osijek. Contact the Croatian railway company for more information.

  • On the Hungarian side, from Gyékényes to Budapest or from Magyarbóly to Pécs.

Please note that border-crossing bus or taxi fares are not covered by Interrail.eu.

Travelling between Croatia and Germany.
EuroNight night trains to Zagreb are only running to and from Salzburg in Austria, and not on to Munich. If you want to travel on to Munich, you can take the alternative rail routes from Salzburg or Vienna (see Austria, above).

Travelling between Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia or Slovenia.
Croatia's international rail connections with Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Slovenia are operating.
 

Denmark

Trains in Denmark are operating as normal.
 

Germany

Travelling between Germany and Austria.
See Austria, above.

Travelling between Germany and Hungary or Croatia.

  • Railjet trains in the direction Munich to Budapest are running uninterrupted. From Budapest to Munich they involve a train change and border controls at Salzburg main railway station en route. As you arrive into Salzburg, you will be required to change to another Railjet train provided on the same platform in order to carry on to Munich. This may take around 15 minutes and you'll need to show your passport or ID before boarding the connecting Railjet to Munich. Make sure you have all your documents with you.

  • EuroNight night trains to Budapest and Zagreb are only running to and from Salzburg, and not on to Munich. If you want to travel on to Munich, you can take the alternative rail options from Salzburg or Vienna (see Austria, above).

Greece

The international rail connection between Thessaloniki (Greece) and Belgrade (Serbia) has been interrupted until further notice. This is due to problems at the border between Greece and Macedonia. The Greek Railways (Trainose) has deployed replacement buses on this route.
 

Hungary

The Hungarian railway company MÁV-START offers really good updates and a map on its website showing all disruptions to international rail traffic to and from Hungary. You can follow the updates on this page, scrolling down the page for information in English.

Travelling between Hungary and Austria.
Trains running between Hungary and Austria are uninterrupted.

Travelling between Hungary and Croatia.
See Croatia, above.

Travelling between Hungary and Germany.
See Germany, above.

Travelling between Hungary and Serbia.
Border-crossing trains from Szeged in Hungary to and from Subotica and Kanjiža in Serbia are cancelled. Trains on the route Budapest to Belgrade are in operation.
 

Slovenia

Trains in Slovenia are operating as normal.

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