train or bus..the cheapest transport from turkey to germany
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Nov 2, 2012 7:18 AM Last Post By: feifeisoar
Oct 23, 2012 11:03 PM
train or bus..the cheapest transport from turkey to germanyHii all
I plan to start my journey from turkey (istanbul) to bulgaria- Romania - Hungary -Slovakia- Czech - Poland - Germany and Netherland.
Please tell me the cheapest way for this route.
As a Malaysian, I got three months visa..but may not stay too long cause lack of money...
Any free accommodation I can get in these areas?
May God bless your kindness
Oct 24, 2012 3:04 AM
1There is not one answer to your question. Taking a bus between Istanbul and Bulgaria (where in Bulgaria?) might be cheaper than the train. Another leg to Hungary (where in Hungary) might be cheaper on the train.
Germany is a big country, it makes quite a difference if you want to travel to Dresden or to Saabrücken. Same goes for many other countries on your list.
So: do you have a more elaborate itinerary you can share with us (i.e.: specified which places you want to visit)? If we know where you want to go in all those countries, we can give you advice you can actually use.
That said, I can point you in a general direction. Buses are quite cheap. Eurolines is a continent wide operator. Only hitchhiking would be cheaper.
Trains are usually more expensive, but also comfier. You might be able to secure a good fare if you book far in advance. You could take sleeper trains, which saves on a night's accomodation in a hostel. The website of the German railways Deutsche Bahn can give you an idea on travel times and prices in Europe.
Also use the very thorough website Seat61 for more input on train travel and rail passes.
Nov 1, 2012 8:53 AM
2There are direct buss services between Germaqny and Turkey but they are no cheaper than early bought plane tickets and a hell of ride. 4 days on bus:)
Nov 2, 2012 7:18 AM
flight is cheaper than train and bus?
my schedule from Istanbul - sofia - Tarnovo - Hungary (B...). bus is cheapest?
I only got three months visa. Do you mean if I bought ticket now from north to south Europe..it would be cheaper than bus or train? which airlines? tell me. three months is too short but I have to leave..got promotion..then I can buy ticket now.
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