Europe's night trains are experiencing a renaissance, and the Central European lines are no exception.
The post-Covid times have brought high inflation and the end of cheap flying. What used to cost 25 euros can easily be thrice as much, and that's still without luggage.
At the same time, the EU fights to decrease the prices of trains, make new connections throughout the European continent, and make it easier to book international tickets. Because let's face it, the biggest struggle is finding train connections between European cities and understanding what exactly you are getting for your money.
It's not clear what the train looks like. Most of the time, you cannot select your seat or bed and see the layout and photos of the interiors.
While I won't have a solution for the abovementioned problem, I provide a detailed guide - including photos - of why booking a sleeper between Warsaw (Kraków) and Budapest is worth booking.
What are the options for traveling between these two capital cities?
FlixBus runs a couple of buses daily. The trip takes at least 11:15 hours, and the bus goes through the shortest route via the Tatra Mountains, stopping in a few cities, including Kraków.
The most obvious choice would be flying, as three airlines fly between Budapest and Warsaw—Wizz Air and LOT from Chopin Airport, and Ryanair from Modlin Airport. The flight takes only an hour, so it is by far the quickest option.