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Venice - Zagreb - Budapest (EuroNight Sleeper Train)


The Journey


A night service operates once a day between Venice (Italy) and Budapest (Hungary), onboard the Venezia EuroNight sleeper train. The service offers First and Second Class cabins, as well as Second Class couchettes. For budget-conscious travellers, second class seating is also available, which is the cheapest accommodation option for this journey. A restaurant car is attached for the journey, providing a range of hot and cold food and drinks.

On the way the train stops at Zagreb for a short while (1hr 30mins), enough time to stretch your legs if needs be. Connections are available from Dobova to Split.

The journey between Zagreb and Venice is shared with EuroNight service 413, the service between Venice and Belgrade.

Important Visa Note

Passengers travelling on this route should be aware that the train passes through Croatia, which does not currently take part in the Schengen Agreement. This means that if you may well need a visa that permits you enry into Croatia in addition to your passport/travel documentation. Please check the visa requirements for every country that forms part of your journey to avoid unpleasant surprises.

EuroNight Sleeper Trains

EuroNight trains (often abbreviated to EN) are mainline national and international overnight train services operating on the European rail network. The majority of EuroNight services are international, and are services operated jointly by rail companies operating in each of the companies served by the route. Many of the EuroNight routes operate carriages which are shared between the rail operators.

EuroNight trains tend to operate sleeping accommodation in addition to standard seats.


Couchettes are the middle-ground between seats and proper sleeping berths. As such, they tend to be cheaper than beds and more expensive than seats. They offer passengers the chance to lie down on padded beds with a blanket and pillow. Couchettes are generally offered in shared compartments with a number of other passengers.

Euronight services tend to offer a choice of 6-bed and 4-bed couchette cabins.

Sleeping Berths

Sleeping Berths are the most comfortable sleeping option for EuroNight passengers. They generally offer full mattres beds with sheets, blankets and pillows.

Euronight services generally offer 3-bed, 2-bed and 1-bed sleeping cabins, with private washing facilities.

Facilities on EuroNight trains vary depending on the route operators. Generally speaking, passengers are permitted to travel with two pieces of luggage and one picece of hand luggage.


Until recently a direct sleeper train ran between Venice and Budapest, with one service in each direction. This route is currently suspended. 

A number of alternative daytime routes are available between Zagreb and Budapest.



First and Second class tickets are available right up until the train leaves. You do need to have bought a ticket for this route before getting on board however, as reservations are mandatory. If you need to catch a train on a particular day however, you may be advised to buy your tickets in advance either from a station or from a booking agent. Nevertheless, there tends to be space on the train, even in high season.

Visitors to this site have reported the following fares, available the day before travel:

First Class Cabin (2 passengers): €190

If you are travelling from Italy, you can buy tickets from any Italian train station.

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