13 day Itinerary- Budapest--Bratislava--Vienna--Prague, need a bit of help!
Replies: 21 - Last Post: Apr 4, 2012 11:37 PM Last Post By: Visal
Apr 1, 2012 10:49 PM
15Rillah, If you find any time for more destinations, out of Vienna is Schonbrunn Palace, and in the
Czech Republic Kutna Hora is a medieval town about an hour from Prague. Tabor, about 90 minutes south of Prague, is a town with a beautiful medieval center and important in Czech history. One of the most
picturesque medieval towns is Ceske Krumlov, about 3 hours south of Prague. Have a great trip!
Apr 4, 2012 12:36 AM
16I have a similar trip plan (a bit shorter) with similar concern.
My schedule is
05/05: arrive in Vienna by flight (5pm)
06/05: train to Prague
09/05: night train to Budapest
12/05: train to Bratislava / 0.5 day in Bratislava
13/05: train to Vienna
15/05: flight home from Vienna in the evening (6pm)
I found one night train from Prague to Budapest through www.bahn.de (depart 00:05 arrive 08:34) but I couldn't find it on the Czech Raiway at www.cd.cz/eshop. I wonder if such a night train with sleeping couch exist on that day. If there is such a train, how can I book it? Or I can just buy it when I arrive in Prague? Please advice.
Visal, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Apr 4, 2012 9:17 AM
Apr 4, 2012 9:32 AM
18Apparently, DeutscheBahn's website will not allow you to book that route online, so you may have to wait
until you're in Europe and go to the train station to complete the transaction.
Apr 4, 2012 12:14 PM
19eshop @ cd.cz lists only trains for which discounted online tickets are available. Apparently the night train to Budapest is not one of them. Which means, as #18 already pointed out, that you'll need to buy your ticket the old fashioned way at the station. No worries about free sleeper/couchette places if you buy a few days in advance.
BTW, you can buy online tickets for that train through bahn.de, but only from German departure stations.
Apr 4, 2012 12:26 PM
Apr 4, 2012 11:37 PM
21Many thanks for your great advices (18, 19, and 20).
I got reply from Czech Railway that there is such a sleeping night train but is not available for booking online. The fare is 1,495 CZK + extra charge for bed of 14 Euro for 2nd class and 2,234 CZK + 49 Euro extra charge for bed for 1st class. It's surprisingly expensive for me (almost 100 USD per person). I thought I could do at around $70 or so.
I might move my flight to arrive one day earlier to leave more time in Budapest.
Once again, many thanks for all the advices.
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