travel advice & savings
 
SAVE on RAIL PASSES LOWEST PRICES / FREE SHIPPING on orders over $449!
Now use the Trip Planner to:
  • Find and Buy Rail Passes
  • Find and Book Hostels
Already know which Rail Pass you need?
Click here and buy now!
Special Eurotrip Member Savings!
107 replies
HelidaG
HelidaG's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 12
Member: 13277
Joined: 04/26/2009
User offline. Last seen 5 years 18 weeks ago.

Thank you,thank you very much!!!I was extremaly worried and lost about it all,but you tranquilize-me! I’m going arrive at Poland on October,11, and the trip “Krakow-Budapest” must be on October,14 (Wednesday).Is it possible to buy the couchette only when we arrive at Poland? The website doens’t allow, unfortunately,purchases on-line.Thank you a lot!!Have a nice week!

oldlady
oldlady's profile picture
Moderator
ModeratorModeratorModeratorModeratorModerator
Eurotrip Points: 13
Member: 778
Joined: 01/03/2007
User offline. Last seen 5 days 10 hours ago.

I don’t think you’ll have a problem buying the ticket after you arrive in Poland. A Wednesday in mid-October does not seem like a time when the train is likely to sell out. Plus, although it will not be as convenient or comfortable, there are other options that involve connections.

You can probably buy it in advance from any of the travel agency websites (clicking on “booking” at the top of this page will get you to the one that sponsors us) that specialize in rail travel, but with “global fares,” shipping fees and handling charges, you’ll end up paying nearly double.
papyr
papyr's profile picture
Nomad
NomadNomadNomadNomad
Eurotrip Points: 422
Member: 7365
Joined: 03/23/2008
User offline. Last seen 36 weeks 16 hours ago.
HelidaG wrote:
Probably, I and my three friends are going to buy a 4-bed-couchette.These are the doubts: our 4 lugagges can be kept with us in the chouchette?(is space enough for this?)
A 4-bed couchette is usually in fact a 6-bed couchette, where 2 top places are not available for purchase. If your luggage does not need more place than two adult persons, then it will fit into top beds. Some also fits on the floor between the beds, but be careful when stepping down from the (middle) couchette.
Quote:
Second question: I’ve noticed that the name train changes two times: It starts the trip called “D200”,then, in Bohumin station is changes to “D203”,and finally in Breclav it changes to “EN 477”.What does it means??Will we have to wake up and make a conection (leaving a coach and get another one)?? Or is that a simply change of name?? Well,I hope you undertand me,thanks a lot for attention!

It is in fact a change of trains. You will travel on three trains. But your whole car will be pulled off of one train and coupled to another one at a convenient station. All of this while you sleep. The only way how to notice (in case you cannot sleep) is that the air condition shuts down, the car moves slowly back and forth and waits suspiciously long in one place. Then, a bump, air condition starts running, and off we go again.

So don’t be surprised in Krakow that you’re looking for a train to PRAGUE (train no.200), in which you have to find sleeping cars for BUDAPEST. So remember, the destination that will shine at the platform indicator is Prague, the destination that will be written on the door of the railcar is Budapest. (If you went the opposite way, you’d begin at Budapest Keleti station looking for a train EN476 to Berlin with sleeper cars to Krakow.)

If you have any questions about Prague or Czech and Slovak republics, ask me.
If you only want to search train or bus connection within Czech&Slovakia and/or to neighboring countries, use www.cp.sk or www.idos.cz search engines. For domestic transport, they also show prices.

siu_mike
siu_mike's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 12
Member: 13976
Joined: 05/15/2009
User offline. Last seen 5 years 15 weeks ago.

hi,

i am planning to take a night train (sleeper) fm Krakow to Prague on 26th May.
i found the price is around EUR75 per person.
http://www.raileurop…

but i found cheaper price in other website which is only around EUR20.
https://eshop.cd.cz/…

But the problem is i cannot just buy the sector fm krakow to Prague (Red message in webpage). Does it mean I need to buy both sector and dump the Prague to Krakow sector?

If yes, do I need to show both tickets to inspector before I get onboard?

can anyone help me pls?? it is my first time to take night train…..

papyr
papyr's profile picture
Nomad
NomadNomadNomadNomad
Eurotrip Points: 422
Member: 7365
Joined: 03/23/2008
User offline. Last seen 36 weeks 16 hours ago.

siu_mike wrote:
hi,

i am planning to take a night train (sleeper) fm Krakow to Prague on 26th May.
i found the price is around EUR75 per person.
http://www.raileurop…

but i found cheaper price in other website which is only around EUR20.
https://eshop.cd.cz/…

But the problem is i cannot just buy the sector fm krakow to Prague (Red message in webpage). Does it mean I need to buy both sector and dump the Prague to Krakow sector?

If yes, do I need to show both tickets to inspector before I get onboard?

can anyone help me pls?? it is my first time to take night train…..

It’s even funnier. The Czech railways (eshop.cd.cz) sell this special offer ticket ONLY in direction from CZ to PL. The reverse direction from PL to CZ can only be bought when you also buy the way there and YOU HAVE TO SHOW to the conductor on your way back THAT YOU REALLY USED IT. So there is no way to buy a ticket from eshop.cd.cz that would be valid for the way from Poland to CZ if you haven’t traveled the same way from CZ to PL before.

Sorry but thats the way it is.

If you have any questions about Prague or Czech and Slovak republics, ask me.
If you only want to search train or bus connection within Czech&Slovakia and/or to neighboring countries, use www.cp.sk or www.idos.cz search engines. For domestic transport, they also show prices.

siu_mike
siu_mike's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 12
Member: 13976
Joined: 05/15/2009
User offline. Last seen 5 years 15 weeks ago.

thx for reply papyr.

what a pity that i cannot purchase these tickets. the price is so attractive~

Then I need to purchase sleeper night train ticket when the time we arrive in Krakow on 24thMay. we are a group of 3 people, i hope we can get some group discount ~

I searched information for the night train fm Krakow to Prague. it seems the price raises up a lot within a yr. is it?
EUR43 on Aug 2008 become EUR75 on May 2009

Reichman
Reichman's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 12
Member: 14025
Joined: 05/16/2009
User offline. Last seen 5 years 15 weeks ago.

Hi Papyr, reading through this thread, I’m a little confused. At first, everyone seemed to be saying that the night train from Krakow to Budapest no longer ran. But here at the end of the thread, everyone’s talking about it again – which is good news for me, because I’d like to travel on it in late September 2009.
Can you just kindly confirm whether – yes, such a night train will run from Krakow to Budapest in late September or, no, it won’t? Thanks for your help. Regards, Peter – Melbourne, Australia

papyr
papyr's profile picture
Nomad
NomadNomadNomadNomad
Eurotrip Points: 422
Member: 7365
Joined: 03/23/2008
User offline. Last seen 36 weeks 16 hours ago.

There were two night trains last season – one direct and one with direct coaches. The first one was changed to run in summer only (Jun 20-Aug 31), the second one still rides daily.

“Direct train” means that the whole trainset goes all the way from A to B.

“Train with direct coaches” means that the train itself goes somewhere else (in this case, Prague) but conveys a couple of cars that will be taken off the train and hung to another train during the night, and so, using two or three night trains, your railcar will do the journey from Krakow to Budapest while you sleep. Direct sleeper coaches to Budapest leave Krakow daily at 22:15 hours coupled to the train no. 200 to Prague. That’s the thing you want to use.

If you have any questions about Prague or Czech and Slovak republics, ask me.
If you only want to search train or bus connection within Czech&Slovakia and/or to neighboring countries, use www.cp.sk or www.idos.cz search engines. For domestic transport, they also show prices.

Reichman
Reichman's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 12
Member: 14025
Joined: 05/16/2009
User offline. Last seen 5 years 15 weeks ago.

That’s great news Papyr. Thanks for making it clear.

Ursh
Ursh's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 11
Member: 14180
Joined: 05/20/2009
User offline. Last seen 5 years 14 weeks ago.

Hi Papyr,

I’m hoping you can help me with a couple of things.. Firstly,have you heard of the ‘European East Pass’? It covers Austria, Germany, Poland, Czech, Solvakia and Hungary for 5 days rail travel within a month. I can’t seem to find where to purchase it or how much it is?
Also, I have just recieved the latest (May 2009) Thomas Cook European Rail Timetable book and in it there appears to be a night train from Krakow to Budapest departing at 22.15, arriving at 8.32. (train number 200, 203, 477) Via Zebrzydowice, Bohumin, Ostrava Hiavni, Breclav, Kuty, Bratislava and Sturovo.
Does this mean I just have to be on the correct carriage to go all the way through? And do you think it would be okay to purchase the ticket the day before in Krakow? I aim to depart on the 9th June.
Any advice would be appeciated! Smile
Ursula

alya1989262
alya1989262's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 38
Member: 14348
Joined: 05/25/2009
User offline. Last seen 3 years 42 weeks ago.

Hello, Papyr. I need your help.

I’m planning to go from Ukraine to Prague in July (I’m currently in Egypt, but will be visiting relatives in Kiev). Only problem is, I need that segment to cost under $100. I can’t find any precise information online on the cost of a train ticket, but all educated guesses put it at 80 euros. I can’t find precise information either on bus tickets. And I can find no way of booking them online.

So here’s my question: do you know how much those tickets cost? And does the trip have to take more than a day? (I’d rather spend less time traveling and more time actually seeing the cities I’m visiting)

My understanding is that both the train and the bus go through Poland, so will there be passport checks and will they cause me problems if my Schengen visa isn’t issued by the Polish embassy?

Can I buy tickets online, or should I get my relatives to buy them in Kiev? For that matter, can I buy them this early (two months in advance)?

Oh, and I have an ISIC, but it’s issued here, in Egypt. Will it grant me any discounts?

Thanks in advance,
A.

I am leaving from Cairo, Egypt with $440 for 15 days
Kiev, Prague, Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam
Requesting help with Food, Sights
I am leaving from Cairo, Egypt with $880 for 9 days
Paris, Marseilles, Paris
papyr
papyr's profile picture
Nomad
NomadNomadNomadNomad
Eurotrip Points: 422
Member: 7365
Joined: 03/23/2008
User offline. Last seen 36 weeks 16 hours ago.

alya1989262 wrote:
Hello, Papyr. I need your help.

I’m planning to go from Ukraine to Prague in July (I’m currently in Egypt, but will be visiting relatives in Kiev). Only problem is, I need that segment to cost under $100. I can’t find any precise information online on the cost of a train ticket, but all educated guesses put it at 80 euros. I can’t find precise information either on bus tickets. And I can find no way of booking them online.


There is no online booking. Remember, this is UKRAINE. Even many EU countries don’t have online reservations. Buses between Ukraine and Prague are used by smelly, sweaty, drunk Ukrainian workers on their way to their work in Czech republic. Plus the roads in Ukraine and Poland are terrible, I wouldn’t take that bus myself.
Train costs EUR 71 and is routed through Poland. This is the price Czech railways offer for one way ticket to Kiev.

Quote:
So here’s my question: do you know how much those tickets cost? And does the trip have to take more than a day? (I’d rather spend less time traveling and more time actually seeing the cities I’m visiting)

Train is 70 EUR, I don’t know about bus, but just forget the bus anyway.
A direct coach to Prague leaves Kiev Passazirskij train station at 20:42 and arrives to Prague after TWO NIGHTS at 6:54 in the morning. But the coach stops in Krakow between 15:40 and 22:15, so yopu may leave it and go sightseeing for a while.

Quote:
My understanding is that both the train and the bus go through Poland, so will there be passport checks and will they cause me problems if my Schengen visa isn’t issued by the Polish embassy?

If you have a Schengen visa, you are entitled to enter Schengen area. That’s practically the basic foundation the whole Schengen agreement stands on. Why on Earth would they make trouble out of it???
Quote:

Can I buy tickets online, or should I get my relatives to buy them in Kiev? For that matter, can I buy them this early (two months in advance)?

No, you HAVE to send your relatives to buy them in Ukraine. And they have to state your name on the ticket, the Ukrainian (ex-Soviet, actually) railways always require the name of the passenger.

Quote:
Oh, and I have an ISIC, but it’s issued here, in Egypt. Will it grant me any discounts?

Yes, it will, but I had an ISIC for 8 years and didn’t encounter many opportunities to use it.

If you have any questions about Prague or Czech and Slovak republics, ask me.
If you only want to search train or bus connection within Czech&Slovakia and/or to neighboring countries, use www.cp.sk or www.idos.cz search engines. For domestic transport, they also show prices.

alya1989262
alya1989262's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 38
Member: 14348
Joined: 05/25/2009
User offline. Last seen 3 years 42 weeks ago.

Thanks a lot for all the info. You’ve been a lot of help. =)

Quote:
If you have a Schengen visa, you are entitled to enter Schengen area. That’s practically the basic foundation the whole Schengen agreement stands on. Why on Earth would they make trouble out of it???

I’m only worried about this point because here embassies only issue Schengen visas if you’re applying at the embassy of the country that is your main destination or your first point of entry into the Schengen area. I’m applying at the German embassy because it’s my main destination (it’s where I’ll spend the most time), but they warned me I may have problems at Czech borders.

Thanks again!
A.

I am leaving from Cairo, Egypt with $440 for 15 days
Kiev, Prague, Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam
Requesting help with Food, Sights
I am leaving from Cairo, Egypt with $880 for 9 days
Paris, Marseilles, Paris
papyr
papyr's profile picture
Nomad
NomadNomadNomadNomad
Eurotrip Points: 422
Member: 7365
Joined: 03/23/2008
User offline. Last seen 36 weeks 16 hours ago.

alya1989262 wrote:
Thanks a lot for all the info. You’ve been a lot of help. =)

Quote:
If you have a Schengen visa, you are entitled to enter Schengen area. That’s practically the basic foundation the whole Schengen agreement stands on. Why on Earth would they make trouble out of it???

I’m only worried about this point because here embassies only issue Schengen visas if you’re applying at the embassy of the country that is your main destination or your first point of entry into the Schengen area. I’m applying at the German embassy because it’s my main destination (it’s where I’ll spend the most time), but they warned me I may have problems at Czech borders.

A.


You did it right. German visa will allow you to stay in any of the 25 Schengen agreement countries and to freely move between them.

I’m VERY VERY CURIOUS about these problems at the Czech border. As all neighbors of the Czech republic as well as the country itself is a member of Schengen, NO BORDER CHECK STOPS are performed on any land border of the Czech republic, you simply pass a sign and are in another country. There is nobody working at the border. Who exactly is supposed to give you trouble on the Czech border?

If you have any questions about Prague or Czech and Slovak republics, ask me.
If you only want to search train or bus connection within Czech&Slovakia and/or to neighboring countries, use www.cp.sk or www.idos.cz search engines. For domestic transport, they also show prices.

alya1989262
alya1989262's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 38
Member: 14348
Joined: 05/25/2009
User offline. Last seen 3 years 42 weeks ago.

Honestly, I didn’t ask, since this was one of the least bizarre parts of the visa application process.

I am leaving from Cairo, Egypt with $440 for 15 days
Kiev, Prague, Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam
Requesting help with Food, Sights
I am leaving from Cairo, Egypt with $880 for 9 days
Paris, Marseilles, Paris
Damo
Damo's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 24
Member: 15935
Joined: 07/10/2009
User offline. Last seen 5 years 6 weeks ago.

Hi all,
i’m looking to go to Krakow in August, then onto Budapest, how long will it take by train, also how much would it cost? i would like to get there as quick as possible, also are there cheap budget airlines in Poland like we have easyjet, ryanair in England.

If someone could help me i would be most grateful.

Damo
East London
England

I am traveling for 6 days
berni23
berni23's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 26
Member: 3367
Joined: 01/03/2007
User offline. Last seen 5 years 7 weeks ago.

The cheapest and by far the quickest way is by bus:

http://www.orangeway…

Damo
Damo's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 24
Member: 15935
Joined: 07/10/2009
User offline. Last seen 5 years 6 weeks ago.

Hi Berni,

thanks for that information, i have been on that website, but unfortunately it is all in Hungarian i think, is there an option where i can change it to English?

Many Thanks

Damo

I am traveling for 6 days
papyr
papyr's profile picture
Nomad
NomadNomadNomadNomad
Eurotrip Points: 422
Member: 7365
Joined: 03/23/2008
User offline. Last seen 36 weeks 16 hours ago.

Damo wrote:
Hi Berni,

thanks for that information, i have been on that website, but unfortunately it is all in Hungarian i think, is there an option where i can change it to English?

Many Thanks

Damo

If you look at the right hand side, there is an orange rectangle with the word Magyar and a Hungarian flag. Click it and pull down language menu appears, then select English.

Had you been looking for the flag, you would have found it yourself. Had you read previous posts in this thread, you wouldn’t even have to ask anything.

If you have any questions about Prague or Czech and Slovak republics, ask me.
If you only want to search train or bus connection within Czech&Slovakia and/or to neighboring countries, use www.cp.sk or www.idos.cz search engines. For domestic transport, they also show prices.

Damo
Damo's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 24
Member: 15935
Joined: 07/10/2009
User offline. Last seen 5 years 6 weeks ago.

Hi Papyr,

i have tried clicking on the hungarian flag, but it won’t change to English, i have read some of the thread, i just needed to know if there is much difference in cost to fly to Budapest from Krakow, coz if its just a small difference then i would rather fly, rather than take a train that will take 12 hours.

Many Thanks

Damo

I am traveling for 6 days
mazman
mazman's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 11
Member: 16076
Joined: 07/15/2009
User offline. Last seen 5 years 2 weeks ago.

Hi Papyr
You sound like a very useful bloke.

I want to travel from Kosice to Krakow on Aug 15th and then from Krakow to Budapest overnight on the 17th, and then to Vienna on 20th in the morning. Does that sound feasible?

I was thinking of getting the 23.04 from Kosice to Krakow on the 15th. Can I reserve beds on that from London somewhow? There are 4 of us.

I was then thinking of getting the night train on the 17th – if there is one – from Krakow to Budapest. Again I’d like to reseve 1st class beds if I can. I think the sleeping cars come in groups of three – in which case I’d reserve 1 compartment plus one bed in another conpartment. Does this train go via Kosice by the way?

And then I imagine there’ll be no diffculty getting tickets to Vienna from Budapest.

Basically I’d like to know if there is a way I can find the cost and then reserve and book these trips from London. I’d be grateful for any advice you can offer.
Thanks

Damo
Damo's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 24
Member: 15935
Joined: 07/10/2009
User offline. Last seen 5 years 6 weeks ago.

Hi Pap,

do you know how much the night train is from Krakow to Budapest please?

I f you could let me know i would be most grateful.

Many Thanks

Damo

I am traveling for 6 days
karen richardson
karen richardson's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 12
Member: 17011
Joined: 08/14/2009
User offline. Last seen 5 years 2 weeks ago.

Hi Papyr,

We are traveling between Budapest and Krakow on September 22nd and want to get an overnight train 1st class or a day bus. Is it best to wait until we get to Europe and book the train in a rail station in Berlin to get a good price or could we run into getting a no room left? Is the bus service horrible?

Thanks for your help in this matter.

Karen

oldlady
oldlady's profile picture
Moderator
ModeratorModeratorModeratorModeratorModerator
Eurotrip Points: 13
Member: 778
Joined: 01/03/2007
User offline. Last seen 5 days 10 hours ago.

Since September 22 is a weekday, I don’t think you’ll have any trouble waiting until you get to Europe. Try to book a few days in advance.

Bus service isn’t horrible, but train is usually faster, more comfortable and more convenient as there are usually more trains each day to choose from. While the train and bus stations are usually very near each other, if they aren’t, the train station will usually be in a “better” location for a tourist.

karen richardson
karen richardson's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 12
Member: 17011
Joined: 08/14/2009
User offline. Last seen 5 years 2 weeks ago.

Do you have any idea what my husband and I should expect to pay for a 2 person sleeper 1st class between Budapest and Krakow? Thanks so much. Please give the rate for 2.

eagles_fly
eagles_fly's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 21
Member: 17062
Joined: 08/16/2009
User offline. Last seen 5 years 1 week ago.

Hi there,

Hoping “OldLady” and “Papyr” can help me out with an upcoming trip.

My wife and I are planning to travel from Krakow to Vienna in early September. I found 2 feasible options based on the comments in the thread and researching on the net – Option 1 is a night train – no connections – leaving Krakow at 22:15 and arriving in Vienna 06:30. Option 2 is a day train - no connections - leaving Krakow at 06:53 and arriving in Vienna 14:00.

My question is this – is there any way to purchase a sleeper reservation online? Or should I just wait until we get to Krakow? I checked on another forum and apparently there is some kind of a special right now with a fare of 20 USD (+ extra for the sleeper) instead of 90 USD – I want to get the special before it’s too late!

Thanks for your help!

I am leaving from Memphis with $2000 for 12 days
Amsterdam, Prague, Kraków, Vienna
Requesting help with Transport, Nightlife, Food
papyr
papyr's profile picture
Nomad
NomadNomadNomadNomad
Eurotrip Points: 422
Member: 7365
Joined: 03/23/2008
User offline. Last seen 36 weeks 16 hours ago.

eagles_fly wrote:
Hi there,

Hoping “OldLady” and “Papyr” can help me out with an upcoming trip.

My wife and I are planning to travel from Krakow to Vienna in early September. I found 2 feasible options based on the comments in the thread and researching on the net – Option 1 is a night train – no connections – leaving Krakow at 22:15 and arriving in Vienna 06:30. Option 2 is a day train - no connections - leaving Krakow at 06:53 and arriving in Vienna 14:00.

My question is this – is there any way to purchase a sleeper reservation online? Or should I just wait until we get to Krakow? I checked on another forum and apparently there is some kind of a special right now with a fare of 20 USD (+ extra for the sleeper) instead of 90 USD – I want to get the special before it’s too late!


http://tinyurl.com/n…

But the exact terms and conditions appear to be in Polish only, so I’ll translate the basics for you:
1] the offer is valid in these trains (category, number, name and route)
From Warsaw:
EC 104/105 Sobieski Warszawa-Wien
EC 102/103 Polonia Warszawa-Wien
Sleeper: Fast train 202/203 Chopin Warszawa-Wien

From Krakow:
Daytime: EC 118/119 (direct carriage from Krakow coupled to EC 102/103)
Sleeper: Fast train 200/201 (direct carriage from Krakow coupled to fast train 202/203)

2] the number of places in each category is limited

3]
prices:
seater 29 EUR
6-in-a-compartment couchette: 39 EUR
4-in-a-compartment couchette: 49 EUR
3-in-a-compartment bed: 59 EUR
Double bed: 69 EUR
Single bed: 129 EUR

The distance doesn’t matter, the price is fixed. You can have this ticket made with a starting point being any station from Poland which is en route the train from Warsaw or Krakow.

4] The ticket is valid only in the day and train which is stated on it.

5] These things do not apply: – return of the ticket – change of the ticket – interruption of the travel – category upgrade

6] The tickets are available 60 days prior to departure in selected cash desks of Polish railways and Austrian railways.

It is theoretically possible to be bought on the e-shop, but

If you have any questions about Prague or Czech and Slovak republics, ask me.
If you only want to search train or bus connection within Czech&Slovakia and/or to neighboring countries, use www.cp.sk or www.idos.cz search engines. For domestic transport, they also show prices.

coimbras
coimbras's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 13
Member: 17675
Joined: 09/09/2009
User offline. Last seen 4 years 1 week ago.

hi there, how s it going?

Can someone help me about this: I ll be arriving in Bratislave at 18h30 next 22 september. But then i would like to go directly to Olomouc, cz. what s the best option??

Thanks !

oldlady
oldlady's profile picture
Moderator
ModeratorModeratorModeratorModeratorModerator
Eurotrip Points: 13
Member: 778
Joined: 01/03/2007
User offline. Last seen 5 days 10 hours ago.

Arriving how? Plane, train, bus? Best bet by train looks like the direct one at midnight (23:55) which takes just over 3 hours.

coimbras
coimbras's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 13
Member: 17675
Joined: 09/09/2009
User offline. Last seen 4 years 1 week ago.

ill be arriving by plane. Is it too far from the train station? and by the way, u know how much will the ticket cost? Thank u ver much.

papyr
papyr's profile picture
Nomad
NomadNomadNomadNomad
Eurotrip Points: 422
Member: 7365
Joined: 03/23/2008
User offline. Last seen 36 weeks 16 hours ago.
coimbras wrote:
ill be arriving by plane. Is it too far from the train station? and by the way, u know how much will the ticket cost? Thank u ver much.

From Bratislava airport there is a public bus No. 61 to the main train station (“Hlavna stanica”). Runs every 20 minutes, in peak times the interval is shorter. The journey takes 25 minutes. The tickets are bought in advance in kiosks, and you will need a 60-minute ticket which costs EUR 0.70.

Use the search engine in my signature to find trains from Bratislava to Olomouc. Most connections require change at Ceska Trebova, from where Olomouc is a half-hour trip by almost any eastbound train. A second class train ticket from Bratislava to Olomouc costs 14 EUR.

If you have any questions about Prague or Czech and Slovak republics, ask me.
If you only want to search train or bus connection within Czech&Slovakia and/or to neighboring countries, use www.cp.sk or www.idos.cz search engines. For domestic transport, they also show prices.

Twomacs
Twomacs's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 11
Member: 19588
Joined: 11/17/2009
User offline. Last seen 4 years 41 weeks ago.

Hi there – it’s been a year or so since there was any activity on this issue (I have read all the posts) and the world changes shape constantly in terms of travel.

Here’s my request:

I want to take a train from Warsaw to Krakow on Monday 20 September 2010 and then one from Krakow to Budapest on Sunday 26 September 2010.

I would prefer day travel and by the shortest/fastest route possible. Can you give me details about a) which train to take; b) the cost in euros (1st, 2nd class or sleeper) and c) is there advance purchase online that will give me a good discount for doing so?

Cheers
Twomacs

oldlady
oldlady's profile picture
Moderator
ModeratorModeratorModeratorModeratorModerator
Eurotrip Points: 13
Member: 778
Joined: 01/03/2007
User offline. Last seen 5 days 10 hours ago.

Use the German rail system website for schedules anywhere in Europe — it’s the most complete and easiest to navigate in English: http://reiseauskunft…

As for which train to take, I’d always go for the fastest one, with the fewest connections for a day train and the one with no connections (or only connections before 22:00) for an overnight train. 1st class is 1 1/2 times the price of 2nd class for the basic ticket. In addition to the ticket, the available sleeper accommodations will be much more expensive for 1st class. Assuming you’re a budget traveler… For an overnight train, I would go for 2nd class, in a 4 berth compartment if available. For a day train, I’d probably go for 2nd class for these routes, assuming you’re taking fast, express trains.

Exact schedules and pricing won’t be available until 60 days in advance, but you should be able to get a good estimate (the schedule and price probably won’t change at all before September) on the Polish rail website http://www.pkp.pl/ (click on the British flag) and Hungarian rail website: http://www.mav.hu/ (click on “English”).

DiamondFamily
DiamondFamily's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 11
Member: 19719
Joined: 11/22/2009
User offline. Last seen 4 years 40 weeks ago.

Hello,

We are a family of 6 hoping to travel from Budapest to Krakow on the night train during Christmas week this year.

1. Is the night train in both directions running around Christmas?
2. What is the approximate cost to get sleeping berths that we can lock from inside?
3. Will we be able to sleep 6 in two berths, and will we have a problem getting two berths in each direction?

Thank you so much for your help! I’ve read through this forum and can’t believe the effort you have taken to help everyone like us planning a trip between Budapest and Krakow.

oldlady
oldlady's profile picture
Moderator
ModeratorModeratorModeratorModeratorModerator
Eurotrip Points: 13
Member: 778
Joined: 01/03/2007
User offline. Last seen 5 days 10 hours ago.

Quote:
1. Is the night train in both directions running around Christmas?
There’s a schedule change effective December 12 and nothing’s posted yet on the Hungarian rail website. There’s a direct overnight train running now from Budapest to Krakow so there will almost surely be one during Christmas….
Quote:
What is the approximate cost to get sleeping berths that we can lock from inside?
I’d figure about 25 euro each in a six berth compartment in addition to the ticket price. You should be able to find pricing somewhere in this thread. It’s unlikely that prices will change much from what you find.
Quote:
3. Will we be able to sleep 6 in two berths, and will we have a problem getting two berths in each direction?
Absolutely, positively no way to fit six people in 2 berths. Buying out all six berths in a six berth compartment will probably be your cheapest option and will at least be doable. Buy out two four berth compartments if you have any intention of the adults actually sleeping. You should try to book this as soon as possible for Christmas week. Generally a week in advance would be plenty of time and you could probably book something (there’s another option with a connection) at the last minute, but Christmas may be crowded.

Heng Peng Hock
Heng Peng Hock's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 25
Member: 23037
Joined: 03/05/2010
User offline. Last seen 4 years 25 weeks ago.

I know this is OT a bit, but I am rather short of time, and new to this forum and don’t really know how to use this…

This is the situation.

I’m 17, a Singaporean(Asian sub-grp Chinese) and I intend to backpack through Eastern Europe. I more or less have much settled for it(took 2weeks to plan).

But there is a particular sector on this night train I’m worried about.

I have bought a 1st class Eurail Eastern Europe Pass and I want to take the EN476 R406 D406 from Budapest to Warsaw, on an overnight sleeper(single suite would be best). Is there such a cabin for this routing? And also, despite what DB Bahn says on its reisaus thingy, it is one train, but becomes R406 and D406 after some stations, and this worries me…

How much does it cost for reserving this sector on a single suite? The train apparently seems to be a thru-train, but I wonder why the different EN/R/D things occur.

I will be taking it departing Budapest on the 2nd of April this year, but I will be gone for Zurich by the 28th of March, so I hope someone can help me with this.

Thanks!

I am leaving from Singapore with $1300 for 20 days
Zürich-Kloten Airport, Vienna, Graz, Vienna, Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest, Warsaw, Kraków, Oświęcim, Kraków, Katowice, Olomouc, Prague, České Budějovice, Český Krumlov, České Budějovice, Linz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Munich
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Itinerary, Food, Sights

oldlady
oldlady's profile picture
Moderator
ModeratorModeratorModeratorModeratorModerator
Eurotrip Points: 13
Member: 778
Joined: 01/03/2007
User offline. Last seen 5 days 10 hours ago.

Quote:
I have bought a 1st class Eurail Eastern Europe Pass and I want to take the EN476 R406 D406 from Budapest to Warsaw, on an overnight sleeper(single suite would be best). Is there such a cabin for this routing?
Since Bahn.de shows “0” in connections, this is a train-splitting situation as described earlier in this thread. Some cars on this train will go all the way so as long as you stay in your car at the connecting cities you will be OK. I can not find what type of accommodations are available on this train, but with the 1st class pass you should be able to book a single sleeper. My guess for cost would be around 80 to 100 euros for single sleeper and 30 to 40 for a berth in a 4 berth.

I would wait until you get to Europe to buy this reservation. You could buy it in Zurich.

I take it there’s some problem with the trip planner?? You couldn’t possibly visit all these places in 20 days.

Heng Peng Hock
Heng Peng Hock's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 25
Member: 23037
Joined: 03/05/2010
User offline. Last seen 4 years 25 weeks ago.

oldlady wrote:
Since Bahn.de shows “0” in connections, this is a train-splitting situation as described earlier in this thread. Some cars on this train will go all the way so as long as you stay in your car at the connecting cities you will be OK. I can not find what type of accommodations are available on this train, but with the 1st class pass you should be able to book a single sleeper. My guess for cost would be around 80 to 100 euros for single sleeper and 30 to 40 for a berth in a 4 berth.

I would wait until you get to Europe to buy this reservation. You could buy it in Zurich.

I take it there’s some problem with the trip planner?? You couldn’t possibly visit all these places in 20 days.

Oh so it would be better I book in Europe instead? But I wouldn’t really be going Zurich, because I will be taking the first train out of Zurich Flughafen(Airport) to Bregenz/Feldkirch in Austria where I will immediately connect to another train to Vienna.

I think since the single sleepers are at a premium, maybe I should reserve it in Singapore, because my German and French isn’t good and I don’t know Hungarian, and it might be a problem for me ticketing-wise…

And yes, I will be visiting all those places in 19 days that I will go to Europe. It is a tight schedule I know, but I’ll try to do it. Second time in Europe this will be. My previous one was 17 days in 20 cities with the Eurail Global Pass(15 consecutive days). This kind of scheduling I like, is fine with me.

I am leaving from Singapore with $1300 for 20 days
Zürich-Kloten Airport, Vienna, Graz, Vienna, Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest, Warsaw, Kraków, Oświęcim, Kraków, Katowice, Olomouc, Prague, České Budějovice, Český Krumlov, České Budějovice, Linz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Munich
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Itinerary, Food, Sights

oldlady
oldlady's profile picture
Moderator
ModeratorModeratorModeratorModeratorModerator
Eurotrip Points: 13
Member: 778
Joined: 01/03/2007
User offline. Last seen 5 days 10 hours ago.

Quote:
Oh so it would be better I book in Europe instead?
Since you already have a railpass, yes. Buying “just a reservation” to use with your railpass on-line will cost about twice what it will cost in Europe and you’ll have to pay shipping charges.
Quote:
I think since the single sleepers are at a premium, maybe I should reserve it in Singapore, because my German and French isn’t good and I don’t know Hungarian
Expensive 1st class options almost never sell out. What’s more like to sell out is the cheaper options. I would not book this from Singapore.
Quote:
And yes, I will be visiting all those places in 19 days that I will go to Europe. It is a tight schedule I know, but I’ll try to do it.
This is not a tight schedule. This is spending virtually every minute you’re in Europe on a train. Your memories will be entirely trains, train stations, buses and subways to get to the train station. This is itinerary is the craziest I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen hundreds.

papyr
papyr's profile picture
Nomad
NomadNomadNomadNomad
Eurotrip Points: 422
Member: 7365
Joined: 03/23/2008
User offline. Last seen 36 weeks 16 hours ago.

Heng Peng Hock wrote:

I have bought a 1st class Eurail Eastern Europe Pass and I want to take the EN476 R406 D406 from Budapest to Warsaw, on an overnight sleeper(single suite would be best). Is there such a cabin for this routing?

There should be. A train composition table shows 2 carriages of the WLAB type in train no. 406. “WLAB” means wagon-lit A+B, sleeper train for 1st and 2nd class. In the first class, they should also offer single cabins. If you want to see the whole composition of train No. 406 with your own eyes, look here: http://www.zelpage.c… – look into the middle picture for the Breclav-Bohumin segment, or the last picture for Bohumin-Warsaw segment. The carriages that fit your expectations are carriage no. 356 or 362.
Quote:

And also, despite what DB Bahn says on its reisaus thingy, it is one train, but becomes R406 and D406 after some stations, and this worries me…How much does it cost for reserving this sector on a single suite? The train apparently seems to be a thru-train, but I wonder why the different EN/R/D things occur.

EN (EuroNight) 477 is one train, R (or D, it means the same = fast train) 406 is another train. But your whole carriage will be moved from one to another, you dont have to wake up. For you it is like a single train, except they will announce it in Budapest as a EN477 train to Berlin, while you go to Warsaw. In Warsaw, they will announce it as No. 406 fast train coming from Vienna, even though you came with it from Budapest.

The single compartment reservation costs a lot, don’t know how much, try to contact Hungarian railways (see methods of doing so at http://www.mav-start… ) or Polish railways at infoeuropa@intercity.pl

If you have any questions about Prague or Czech and Slovak republics, ask me.
If you only want to search train or bus connection within Czech&Slovakia and/or to neighboring countries, use www.cp.sk or www.idos.cz search engines. For domestic transport, they also show prices.

papyr
papyr's profile picture
Nomad
NomadNomadNomadNomad
Eurotrip Points: 422
Member: 7365
Joined: 03/23/2008
User offline. Last seen 36 weeks 16 hours ago.

Heng Peng Hock wrote:
Oh so it would be better I book in Europe instead? But I wouldn’t really be going Zurich, because I will be taking the first train out of Zurich Flughafen(Airport) to Bregenz/Feldkirch in Austria where I will immediately connect to another train to Vienna.

I think since the single sleepers are at a premium, maybe I should reserve it in Singapore, because my German and French isn’t good and I don’t know Hungarian, and it might be a problem for me ticketing-wise…


As single sleepers are way too expensive for an ordinary Hungarian or a Pole, I wouldn’t wet my pants in advance. There is a 95% probability there will be an available bed at the Budapest Keleti station international cash desk on the very day of your departure. The lady there speaks English (duh), so don’t be afraid of Hungarian language. But first contact them and ask them whether there is a Single sleeper category in this train (in these direct coaches from Budapest to Warsaw) altogether. As it is so expensive for the local people, they may even not offer it, since very few people buy it.

And if you expect to HAVE TO communicate in German and French while buying tickets in Switzerland, wake up. Everyone in Switzerland speaks at least some English, most of them are very good in it. English is the most used language for communication between Euro nations (how else would, let’s say, a Slovene communicate with an Estonian?). You won’t get lost in Europe with English.

If you have any questions about Prague or Czech and Slovak republics, ask me.
If you only want to search train or bus connection within Czech&Slovakia and/or to neighboring countries, use www.cp.sk or www.idos.cz search engines. For domestic transport, they also show prices.

Heng Peng Hock
Heng Peng Hock's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 25
Member: 23037
Joined: 03/05/2010
User offline. Last seen 4 years 25 weeks ago.
oldlady wrote:
Quote:
Oh so it would be better I book in Europe instead?
Since you already have a railpass, yes. Buying “just a reservation” to use with your railpass on-line will cost about twice what it will cost in Europe and you’ll have to pay shipping charges.
Quote:
I think since the single sleepers are at a premium, maybe I should reserve it in Singapore, because my German and French isn’t good and I don’t know Hungarian
Expensive 1st class options almost never sell out. What’s more like to sell out is the cheaper options. I would not book this from Singapore.
Quote:
And yes, I will be visiting all those places in 19 days that I will go to Europe. It is a tight schedule I know, but I’ll try to do it.
This is not a tight schedule. This is spending virtually every minute you’re in Europe on a train. Your memories will be entirely trains, train stations, buses and subways to get to the train station. This is itinerary is the craziest I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen hundreds.

If you see the itinerary, it looks like I backtrack a lot, but for Vienna-Graz-Vienna, Vienna-Bratislava-Vienna, Graz and Bratislava are all daytrips. I’m just staying overnight in Vienna. Similar case for Auschwitz in the Krakow-Auschwitz-Krakow sector. Katowice is a stopover for 2hours. Ceske Budejovice to Ceske Krumlov is also a daytrip, I’m just maximizing time here. Same with Linz for the Ceske Budejovice to Linz to Innsbruck sector, it is a stopover for 5hours. I’ve visited Vienna before, and so I’m not touring Vienna.

From Salzburg it is straight to Munchen(Munich) Airport, not touring Munich because similarly to Vienna, I’ve been there before. The itinerary is long because I’ve listed out even the stopovers(>2hours) and the backtracking to the city(in the case of Vienna, Krakow and Ceske Budejovice), but I safely have 2~3 days each in Budapest, Warsaw and Prague.

I am leaving from Singapore with $1300 for 20 days
Zürich-Kloten Airport, Vienna, Graz, Vienna, Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest, Warsaw, Kraków, Oświęcim, Kraków, Katowice, Olomouc, Prague, České Budějovice, Český Krumlov, České Budějovice, Linz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Munich
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Itinerary, Food, Sights

Heng Peng Hock
Heng Peng Hock's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 25
Member: 23037
Joined: 03/05/2010
User offline. Last seen 4 years 25 weeks ago.

papyr wrote:
Heng Peng Hock wrote:

I have bought a 1st class Eurail Eastern Europe Pass and I want to take the EN476 R406 D406 from Budapest to Warsaw, on an overnight sleeper(single suite would be best). Is there such a cabin for this routing?

There should be. A train composition table shows 2 carriages of the WLAB type in train no. 406. “WLAB” means wagon-lit A+B, sleeper train for 1st and 2nd class. In the first class, they should also offer single cabins. If you want to see the whole composition of train No. 406 with your own eyes, look here: http://www.zelpage.c… – look into the middle picture for the Breclav-Bohumin segment, or the last picture for Bohumin-Warsaw segment. The carriages that fit your expectations are carriage no. 356 or 362.
Quote:

And also, despite what DB Bahn says on its reisaus thingy, it is one train, but becomes R406 and D406 after some stations, and this worries me…How much does it cost for reserving this sector on a single suite? The train apparently seems to be a thru-train, but I wonder why the different EN/R/D things occur.

EN (EuroNight) 477 is one train, R (or D, it means the same = fast train) 406 is another train. But your whole carriage will be moved from one to another, you dont have to wake up. For you it is like a single train, except they will announce it in Budapest as a EN477 train to Berlin, while you go to Warsaw. In Warsaw, they will announce it as No. 406 fast train coming from Vienna, even though you came with it from Budapest.

The single compartment reservation costs a lot, don’t know how much, try to contact Hungarian railways (see methods of doing so at http://www.mav-start… ) or Polish railways at infoeuropa@intercity.pl

Thanks so much Papyr, that was very interesting and noteworthy. I shall stick in the cabin for the 12 hours trip then. Wouldn’t want to run the risk of ending up in the wrong city the next morning.

I have told my agent who sold me the Eurail East European Pass to go find out more on the cabin configuration and cost if there is a Single Suite that I can reserve with my 1st class Eurail East Europe Pass. This is primarily and solely for safety concerns that my parents have at the moment.

Also I will contact the Hungarian and Polish Railways customer service on my part to make sure my travel agent is not jacking up the prices. If he is so, I’ll probably book them the first day in Vienna.

Once again, thanks a lot!

I am leaving from Singapore with $1300 for 20 days
Zürich-Kloten Airport, Vienna, Graz, Vienna, Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest, Warsaw, Kraków, Oświęcim, Kraków, Katowice, Olomouc, Prague, České Budějovice, Český Krumlov, České Budějovice, Linz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Munich
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Itinerary, Food, Sights

Heng Peng Hock
Heng Peng Hock's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 25
Member: 23037
Joined: 03/05/2010
User offline. Last seen 4 years 25 weeks ago.

papyr wrote:
Heng Peng Hock wrote:
Oh so it would be better I book in Europe instead? But I wouldn’t really be going Zurich, because I will be taking the first train out of Zurich Flughafen(Airport) to Bregenz/Feldkirch in Austria where I will immediately connect to another train to Vienna.

I think since the single sleepers are at a premium, maybe I should reserve it in Singapore, because my German and French isn’t good and I don’t know Hungarian, and it might be a problem for me ticketing-wise…


As single sleepers are way too expensive for an ordinary Hungarian or a Pole, I wouldn’t wet my pants in advance. There is a 95% probability there will be an available bed at the Budapest Keleti station international cash desk on the very day of your departure. The lady there speaks English (duh), so don’t be afraid of Hungarian language. But first contact them and ask them whether there is a Single sleeper category in this train (in these direct coaches from Budapest to Warsaw) altogether. As it is so expensive for the local people, they may even not offer it, since very few people buy it.

And if you expect to HAVE TO communicate in German and French while buying tickets in Switzerland, wake up. Everyone in Switzerland speaks at least some English, most of them are very good in it. English is the most used language for communication between Euro nations (how else would, let’s say, a Slovene communicate with an Estonian?). You won’t get lost in Europe with English.

I know they can speak quite good English in Switzerland, but I most likely won’t be able to get the tickets there. I have only 1hour20min from plane to train, and I have to buy that sector from Zurich Flughafen to Bregenz too, so I would most likely buy and book(if I do that is) in Vienna(which I have also been there before), and I have bad experiences with the “English speaking staff” at the Vienna Westbahnhof and Sudbahnhof(including giving me a ticket from Vienna to Salzburg instead of Vienna to Villach), so that is why I probably need a bit of German to get around buying a train ticket there.

My travel agent just advised me that since the 2nd of April is a Friday, I should safely book it in advance, but I shall see what price he quotes me for the Single Suites and the quoted fare from the Customer Service for the Polish and Hungarian Railways. I will buy it in Vienna should the price quoted by the Railway operators be significantly cheaper. Or Budapest. I’ll see how.

I am leaving from Singapore with $1300 for 20 days
Zürich-Kloten Airport, Vienna, Graz, Vienna, Bratislava, Vienna, Budapest, Warsaw, Kraków, Oświęcim, Kraków, Katowice, Olomouc, Prague, České Budějovice, Český Krumlov, České Budějovice, Linz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Munich
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Itinerary, Food, Sights

oldlady
oldlady's profile picture
Moderator
ModeratorModeratorModeratorModeratorModerator
Eurotrip Points: 13
Member: 778
Joined: 01/03/2007
User offline. Last seen 5 days 10 hours ago.

Quote:
so I would most likely buy and book(if I do that is) in Vienna(which I have also been there before), and I have bad experiences with the “English speaking staff” at the Vienna Westbahnhof and Sudbahnhof(including giving me a ticket from Vienna to Salzburg instead of Vienna to Villach), so that is why I probably need a bit of German to get around buying a train ticket there.
I think the two Vienna stations are among the easiest train stations in Europe to buy reservations — however, they’re not good about helping you out if you find something wrong after the transaction is complete.

imoverthere
imoverthere's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 11
Member: 24184
Joined: 04/07/2010
User offline. Last seen 4 years 21 weeks ago.

Hi,

Hoping someone will be active in this thread!

Me and my friend (both girls) are planning to take the Budapest to Krakow overnight at the beginning of June and were wondering what would be the best options?

We arrive in Berlin on 25th May, can we book the train there? We are going to be using a Interrail pass and were hoping we could use this to book some sort of sleeper cabin. It would be a 2nd class ticket but could we upgrade? What would be the best sleeper option for us and is the train direct?

Hoping someone can help!
Thanks

oldlady
oldlady's profile picture
Moderator
ModeratorModeratorModeratorModeratorModerator
Eurotrip Points: 13
Member: 778
Joined: 01/03/2007
User offline. Last seen 5 days 10 hours ago.

1. Yes, I can probably buy this in Berlin, and I would definitely try to do it.
2. Your interrail pass (you do mean interrail, not eurail?) will be your 2nd class ticket. All overnight trains require a reservation, so you have to buy “some sort of sleeper cabin.” I would just use your 2nd class ticket and book a couchette (6 berth) or a T4(4 berth) which may be your only options in 2nd class. Some trains have economy doubles, I don’t know about this one. Upgrading to 1st class and getting a 1st class double will be very expensive.
3. There is a direct train at 19:58.

Quote:
Through coach, Sleeper and couchette train, Subject to compulsory reservation, Global price or ticket plus supplement, snacks + beverages avail. from sleep.-car attendant on part of route
Runs as EN 476 up to Breclav, then as R 406 up to Bohumin, then as R 401 up to Zebrzydowice, then as D 401
This note about it is pasted from http://reiseauskunft… Be sure you are in your car when the train stops at Breclav, Bohumin and Zebrzydowice as specific cars are moved from one train to another at those stops. This happens VERY QUICKLY, so you have a good chance of ending up on the wrong train if you’re in the wrong car at these stops.

I would check the Polish and Hungarian national rail company websites for more information about what types of accommodations are available. The links are in the “rail links” sticky at the top of the Transport forum or under “transportation” on the “travel tips” tab at the top of every page.

yarran
yarran's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 11
Member: 27798
Joined: 07/16/2010
User offline. Last seen 4 years 2 weeks ago.

I want to travel from Krakow to Budapest by train on the 5th October (plus or minus a day). How can I do this THIS YEAR? Do I need to book? Where? Do I need to change trains? Can I travel day or night? ANy help appreciated.

oldlady
oldlady's profile picture
Moderator
ModeratorModeratorModeratorModeratorModerator
Eurotrip Points: 13
Member: 778
Joined: 01/03/2007
User offline. Last seen 5 days 10 hours ago.

Schedules for October 5 should be out 60 days in advance — so around August 5. There are both day trains and overnight trains on this route, but all of them require connections (changing trains) except for one overnight train each night at 22:11. Since the fastest train is 9 1/2 hours and requires 2 connections, I’d definitely go for the overnight train. Have you looked for a cheap flight?

All of the links, tips and most of the information in this thread still apply, but this topic has come up numerous times since this post…..
http://www.eurotrip….
http://www.eurotrip…..

You can buy this ticket at the Krakow train station — for October I’d try to buy it 1 to 3 days in advance.

lena
lena's profile picture
New Member
New Member
Eurotrip Points: 23
Member: 28954
Joined: 08/17/2010
User offline. Last seen 4 years 22 hours ago.

Hi Papyr
I need your help plz. I believe you are the best person for information here Smile . I am travelling from Krakow to Bratislava on Sunday 5th Sept and i am trying to find out the cheapest way of travelling. I was told to get the D400 night train at 22:11 but cannot find the cost for 2 adults.
We are actually going to a wedding in Stalowa Wola on the 4th and will travel to Krakow on the sunday and hope to get a few hours to look around krakow too. We have no idea how we will get from Stalowa Wola to Krakow either
We are so disorganised ha.
Hoping you can help.
Thanks in advance.
Lena xx

I am leaving from krakow and traveling for 2 days
Bratislava
Requesting help with Transport, Budget