I will be traveling with my adult son and daughter to Europe. We will be arriving in Vienna on Sep 25 and leaving on Oct 7. In between we want to visit Ljubljana , Bratislava( or alternative) and Prague. We want to use inexpensive means of travel like rail. Could anyone suggest an itinerary for the above places with the number of nights in each place ? suggestions for
alternate places in Central Europe also welcome. Please also suggest if a Eurail pass would be cheaper or just point to point tickets. Thank you
EC-trains are leaving Wien Neustadt hbf (Vienna main station) for Praha hlavni nadrazi (Prague main station) at 9.04 am (train «Vindobona»)/2.04 pm (train «Smetana»)/4.04 pm (train «Franz Schubert»). Travel time about 5.5 hours, hot drinks available for purchase. Reservation compulsory, phone +43-51717 (press digit «3» when the answering machine starts) About 70 EUR/105 USD (all prices per person 2. class if reserved no later than 48 hours before train's departure).
Train «Jan Jesenius» (EC175) recommended for the distances Prague-Bratislava and Bratislava-Budapest. Train leaves Praha hlavni nadrazi every day at 3.39 pm. Arrival time in Bratislava is 7.50 pm and in Budapest (Keleti pu) 10.35 pm. Beverages/light meals available for purchase. Reserveration compulsory (phone +49-180-699-6633 or +420-972-111-1111). About 80 EUR/120 USD
Train «Agram» (IC200) recommended for the distance Budapest-Zagreb. Train leaves Budapest (Kelenfeld pu) 6.11 am and arrives Zagreb (Glavni Kolodvor) 1.00 pm. Continental breakfast available for purchase. Reserveration compulsory (phone +36-444-4499 or ertekesites(at)mav-start.hu). About 70 EUR/105 USD.
Bus 43011 recommended for the distance Zagreb-Ljubljana. Bus leaves Zagreb (Autobusni kolodvor) at 6.50 am (Monday-Saturday) and arrives Ljubljana (Autobusu postaja) 9.15 am. High-quality long-distance bus (for Munich), reservation compulsory (phone +49-180-699-6633). About 20 EUR/30 USD. Continental breakfast available for purchase. Several non-reserveable busses available during the day, 10-12 % lower priced. Expect 3.5- 4 hours in a crowded low-quality bus.
From Ljubljana to Vienna Airport Shuttle Turanus (phone +386-4076-4072) and their transfer busses (several times a day, about four hours) is recommended. Also possible to use train «Emona» (EC150) Lubljana (Kolodvor) – Vienna (Neustadt Hbf), leaves at 4 pm and arrives 9.32 pm. Reservation compulsory (phone +49-180-699-6633). About 40-45 EUR/60-68 USD pr person for transfer bus (one/two suitcases pr person), about 50 EUR/75 USD pr person for train.
When comparing prices with EUrail pass, please remember that a supplement will be charged in the EC trains. over 3 years agoAnswered by Europe via WorldNomads.com