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Hungary - Romania Night Train (EuroNight Ister)

The Hungary - Romania Night Train (also known as the EuroNight Ister) runs between Budapest in Hungary and Bucharest in Romania. Travel by night from one cultural capital to another and find out the many differences between these two cities with similar names. From the rich legacy of Budapest to the elegant architecture of Bucharest – this is your chance to see it all.


EN Hungary - Romania routes

Map with Euronight Ister route

The EuroNight Ister runs daily between Budapest and Bucharest. The larger part of the journey goes through Romania, crossing the country from west to south-east. The most interesting stop along the way is Brașov, in the Transylvania region. Here you can visit Bran Castle, more commonly known as Dracula’s castle. From Brașov, you can reach Bucharest in less than 3 hours. The entire journey should take you approximately 17 hours.


The Hungary - Romania Night Train (EuroNight Ister) runs on the following route:


Budapest - Bucharest (EN 472/473)

  • Via Szolnok, Arad, Sibiu and Brașov 

Vienna - Budapest - Bucharest (EN 346/347)

  • Via Győr, Szolnok, Arad, Sighișoara and Brașov 




Reservations for the Hungary - Romania Night Train (EuroNight Ister) are compulsory. You can book your seat or accommodation up to 3 months in advance. If you're travelling in high-season (May to September) or on a public holiday, we recommend you make your reservations as soon as possible.

How to make reservations?

You can reserve your seat or accommodation on EuroNight Ister trains in the following ways:


Reservation fees

  Budapest - Brașov Budapest - Bucharest
Seat € 3 € 3
6-bed couchette: € 13.40 p.p. € 13.40 p.p.
4-bed couchette € 20 p.p. € 20 p.p.
Triple sleeper € 22 p.p. € 28 p.p.
Double sleeper € 33 p.p.  € 42 p.p.
Single sleeper € 60  € 98 



Facilities and services

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee bar
  • Disabled facilities
  • Luggage racks
  • Power sockets
  • Snack trolley

Facilities may differ per train and route.

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