Hungarian in Hungary
Complete train schedules listing all possible routes and connections are for sale at newsstands and can also be found posted in train stations. After deciding upon the destination and route, go to the train station to purchase tickets (tickets are available at all stations).
A variety of tickets are available including first and second class, IC (InterCity which is an express train between two cities), EC (EuroCity which is an express train among various countries), and sleeping accomodations. Tickets for first class, IC and EC will include a seating assignment. Tickets are issued for the date of travel and may be purchased in advance. They may also be purchased on the train, but there is a penalty for doing so.
After purchasing the ticket, locate the appropriate track following indications on the departure board in the station. Everyone has access to the tracks with or without tickets. All trains have both non-smoking and smoking cars. Be sure to double check the destination sign on the side of the train car; it is not uncommon for trains to divide mid-journey, the front half going to one destination and the back half to another. A conductor aboard the train can answer questions when s/he is checking your ticket. Luggage goes with the passenger although large items like bicycles are usually stored in a separate area. Vendors circulate selling snacks and beverages.
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