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Yogi
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Posted 3 weeks ago

Hello everyone.

I am already searching the trainlines and i would like to know if you guys can tell me something about the condictions of the nighttrains. are there confi beds? are there just seats to lie down or are there beds? because for the train from videle to Halkali its written "couchete wagon" for 4 persons. There is also a sleeping car, but I cannot reserve a bed in it. Do you know how it works or are there any beds?
- Budapest kaleti leaves at 15:10 arrival in Videle at 7:45
- Videle leaves at 11:40 arrival in Halkali (Istanbul) at 6:34

Thank you for sharing your experience.


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MisterSteve
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replied 3 weeks ago

First, we need the date you checked because I canlt find that traion from Budapest, the arrival at Videle at 0749 that I find is a connection from a departure at 11:20 from Budapest-Nyugati (in total three trains to reach Videle). With a connection wait of that length it would make more sense to go in and out of București. The București to Halklai train only runs in the summer and is normally only one car (couchettes only). This car is on a relay of three different trains to reach Halkali attached to the train from Sofia.

The best info about the București-Halkali-Istanbul journey and reservations is at https://www.seat61.com/trains-and-routes/bucharest-and-sofia-to-istanbul-by-train.htm and the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_iWN2uteYI

But first we need to work out this journey from Budapest!

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Yogi
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replied 3 weeks ago

hello
Yes, you are right. I checked on interrail https://www.interrail.eu/de/book-reservations#/login I dont know why it tells me that I should change the train in videle instead of bucaresti nord.
Thank you for the video, it helps me to get an introduction from a couchette :)

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nltrainer
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replied 3 weeks ago

WHEN? ONLY summertime there is a special CC=couchette, no chnage, from BUCUResti to IST-it will be shunted from trein a1-2->3 (the all year Sofia-IST train. In any case you have to get out mid-nite at the BG-TR border for the checks, whatever comfy that bed is.
more info also on seat61.com

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Yogi
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replied 3 weeks ago

I would like to leave Budapest on the 25th of August. August at 15.10, arrive in Bucharest Nord at 8.42 and leave Bucharest Nord at 10.47 on 26 August and arrive in Halkali at 27. August at 6.34 in the morning.
Go back from Halkali on 31.August at 20.00 to Bucaresti north arriving there at 17.17, leave Bucaresti north on 2. September at 14.49 to Budapest Kaleti.
But there are no tickets available.