bus or train between Berlin and Prague
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Nov 25, 2012 11:01 AM Last Post By: amyfkp
Nov 12, 2012 5:36 PM
Nov 13, 2012 2:37 AM
Nov 13, 2012 4:38 AM
Nov 13, 2012 5:55 AM
3Really, Timothysolberg? I saw that there was a reasonably-priced "savings fare," but the little info box about savings fares said "Combination only possible with BahnCard 25," which made little sense to me but I figured was supposed to indicate that I had to have a discount card to get that rate. Is it actually available to just anybody?
Nov 13, 2012 6:43 AM
Nov 13, 2012 7:21 AM
5The Deutsche Bahn special tickets can be found under "Europa-Spezial" (where it says from 39 €, but from Berlin it's actually from 29 €). The best deal if you can get it.
We haven't tried Berlin Linienbus, but the Hungarian bus company Orangeways (http://www.orangeways.com), which also has frequent buses passing Prague. Online tickets are cheap and hassle-free, and the bus was comfortable.
Nov 15, 2012 1:42 AM
Don't think the buses are unpleasant. But are just buses. You're required to use seat belts. While on a train you can move around freely. E.g. visiting the restaurant car. On this route there are 2 further advantages
Nov 19, 2012 3:29 PM
7Last month I travelled from Berlin ZOB to Prague Florence via Dresden by Eurolines (Touring). Fare was €39, duration less than 5 hours, very comfortable. I found two buses a day for this sector, may be there are more but I don't know. I could have spent a night at Dresden though.
Nov 21, 2012 3:03 PM
8Abalada is right about the scenery on the train between Dresden and Prague - it is stunning for around 90 minutes. Sit on the left hand side of the train as it pulls out of Berlin. I took this trip a few weeks back and for €39 it is good value.
Orangeways are also OK but they played a video on my journey and the sound was in the bus - not through headphones - and was annoying to me.
Nov 25, 2012 11:01 AM
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