I had initially planned to take the night train via Dej to Cluj here, but had to re-plan because the timetable is just too tight. So I am routing via Timisoara instead, so will get a retro sleeping car like this! I will cross from Romania to Hungary at Curtici – a border with outdated infrastructure, but a reasonable local and a good international service. Infrastructure upgrades are due here. This is also a crossing back into Schengen. Then from Hungary to Slovakia the crossing is at Hidasnémeti – a border where there are 7 long distance services a day. This recently improved route – Košice’s proximity to the border helps! – has a good international service. The baseline plan is to spend the night in Poprad, but with Miskolc as fallback in case something goes wrong.
|Day / Date||Saturday 30 July|
|Departure||On the night train from Bucuresti Nord|
|Trains||4 (inc. night train)|
|Rail km||1148.7 – help me crowd fund kilometres of my route!|
|Borders crossed||RO-HU – Curtici
HU-SK – Hidasnémeti
|Events||No formal events, but maybe you’d like to say hello? – more about events en route here|
Data here is indicative. The Google Sheet for the trip is the always-updated definitive version.
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