Due to the war in Ukraine, those who come from the country and head to another destination in Hungary, can travel free of charge with a so-called ‘solidarity ticket’ from Záhony regardless of their nationality, state-owned railway company MÁV said. The measure came into effect at midnight on Saturday.
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Trains departing from Ukraine are running with longer, usually 90-120 minute delays due to mandatory border controls that are taking longer than usual because of the larger number of travelers. Domestic trains from Záhony to Budapest have also seen a significant increase in passenger volume.
At the Záhony station and at final destination, Budapest, volunteers from the Hungarian Reformed Church Aid and the Red Cross will provide care, administration, and translation.
The solidarity ticket is only available on second class and may only be obtained at the Záhony station or on the trains departing from the border town. MÁV advises travelers to keep an eye on their website and Facebook page, where information is being updated regularly.
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