Towels & toiletries are provided, including shampoo and shower gel in the deluxe sleepers.
In the more economical couchettes, you can book a couchette in a cheaper 6-berth compartment or a less-crowded 4-berth compartment, each provided with sheet, blanket, pillow & small bottle of water, and couchette passengers get a tea or coffee in the morning.
London to Budapest via ferry from Harwich UK to Budapest via ferry from Newcastle or Hull Starting your journey from other UK towns & cities Trains to Budapest from other European cities Trains from Budapest to other European cities Budapest Keleti railway station facilities Hotels & accommodation in Budapest Useful country information - currency, dial code, etc Holidays & escorted tours to Budapest by train General European train travel information Taking a bike Taking a dog Luggage Left luggage at stations Travel insurance, EU Health Card, SIM cards This is probably the easiest & cheapest way to reach Budapest, with daily trains, a convenient mid-morning departure from London, cosy sleeper berth at night and a morning arrival in Budapest next day, with all that sightseeing ahead of you.
If you'd prefer a departure from London later in the day, see option 2.
Minutes afterwards you rumble across the river Rhine into Germany, before heading on to Stuttgart & Munich.
From Munich to Budapest by Railjet: Railjet trains have 1st & 2nd class plus a small Business Class area where seats cost 15 more than regular 1st class and a complimentary welcome drink of tea, coffee or wine is included. There's a bistro-restaurant car and a cafe-bar, an attendant will take food orders at your seat in 1st & Business classes.
From Vienna to Budapest by Austrian Railjet train...
Railjet trains have 1st & 2nd class plus a small Business Class area where seats cost 15 more than regular 1st class and a complimentary welcome drink of tea, coffee or wine is included. There's a bistro-restaurant car and a cafe-bar, an attendant will take food orders at your seat in 1st & Business classes.
From London to Brussels by Eurostar: See the Eurostar page for photos & information on Eurostar, check-in arrangements.When waiting for the northbound sleeper train in Vienna, if you have booked a sleeper you can use the first class BB Lounge with complimentary drinks.More pictures, video guide & information about this Nightjet train.As this method involves two websites, do a dry run on both sites to check prices and availability before booking for real.Before starting to book, I recommend noting down each specific train you want to book using the train times recommended above, and the date of departure.
The train soon leaves the Paris suburbs behind and speeds across a vast wide open plateau of woods & farmland at up to 200mph, past picturesque French villages of the Champagne region.