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Allegro Night Train
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Does anyone know how to book the Allegro night train segment from Salzburg to Prague? This must be the most mysterious train in the European system!

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"Allegro" trains run from Italy to Austria. I’m not sure you can book the Salzburg-Prague portion online, but you can try at the Austrian rail website: dhttp://www.oebb.at/vip8/oebb/de/ It says "ticket by post" in the comments so you probably need an address to have the ticket mailed to.
I think the train you’re refering to is the only direct overnight train between Venice and Prague and it stops in Salzburg at 4:47 AM.

I think a better option for an overnight between Salzburg and Prague would be the train that leaves at 21:03. You can book that one on the German rail site as it makes a connection in Munich. http://reiseauskunft…

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Thank you very much. I’ll give it a try. I was hoping to find a sleeping car experience on that route without changing trains. The Allegro looked like the only game in town.

These are my first posts. Can you direct me to any threads dealing with experiences on sleepers between Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic and Paris?

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You’ll probably find out the most by just reviewing old posts in this forum — go back several months. You can also use the search function on this site.

A couple of suggestions:

Use the German rail website link:
http://reiseauskunft…
to look up train schedules anywhere in Europe. If you click on the specific train you want you’ll find more about reservation requirements, connections, intermediate stops, border crossing points, etc.

The Rick Steves website gives good information on overnight trains.
http://ricksteves.co…
If you click on the link at the bottom of the "sleeping on trains" section it takes you to the website for a travel agent that sells train reservations. That has tons of information about the costs and accomodations on the most popular overnight trains — it takes some poking around, but you can find lots of stuff with a little effort. That site charges $35 extra to make reservations for you, so if you can wait until you get to Europe to make your train reservations you’ll save money.