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Best means of travel from Prague to Krakow and Krakow to Budapest

Best means of travel from Prague to Krakow and Krakow to Budapest

Old Jan 2nd, 2013, 08:31 PM
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HI; Several years ago, with help from this forum,
I went by train (solo) I from Prague to Krakow. I enjoyed the
train ride very much. I bought the ticket right in town.
The train arrives in Krakow right near the old town (but
no elevator or escalator). The scenery was very nice and
I met a young couple who were very nice and the trip went fast. I also took the train from Krakow to Warsaw and then the night train from Warsaw to Vilnius. From St Cirq I
learned about BETS and ever since, I use Byron to make all
my train travel arrangements. Since I travel solo, I enjoy
train travel and arrange to stay within walking distance to
the train station. Krakow is one of my favorite european cities, and everyone is very friendly. Have a great trip. Johanna
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Old Jan 3rd, 2013, 08:23 AM
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Is there any way to know about train schedules in May? I want to know if I can count on there being a train every night--Prague to Krakow, Krakow to Budapest?>

Well schedules for May may not yet be loaded and if they are not on www.bahn.de, the easiest pan-European train schedule site I have seen and always use then just put in a dummy date beforehand and you can be 99% sure the same train will be running the same day of the week in May or will not be running the same day if it is not running now (though it is often the reverse - fewer overnight trains in winter than in spring and summer) - those two trains should run every night with the possible exception of Saturday nights all year. But do try www.bahn.de and report back if you have problems.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2013, 08:29 AM
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http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/que...&rt=1&OK#focus

see if you can get this to work - May schedules show up and both those trains seem to be running every night.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2013, 11:00 AM
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Pal - I've already given the OP this information, above.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2013, 12:45 PM
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Yes adrienne but I thought I would give the exact schedule page that perhaps she/he could not locate - www.bahn.de is great but for novices not always easy to figure out. But yes you did thoughtfully inform OP about www.bahn.de a few times, which I had not noted when I gave above link.

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Old Jan 3rd, 2013, 03:49 PM
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Pal - bahn does not give you the page that you linked to; it never has. It directs you to a page telling the user to create a new search. Check out your link if you don't believe me.
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Old Jan 4th, 2013, 04:02 AM
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adrienne - funny after I posted that link and it took I clicked on it and the exact page for Krakow-budapest came up and now you are right - just a new search. Weird. Thanks for pointing that out!
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Old Jan 4th, 2013, 06:19 AM
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Pal - I think perhaps the info to the particular page was cached on your computer so it worked for a short while for you. Whenever I've tried to give a specific link for bahn.de (using the preview button for my post) it never worked.

It seems that the OP has lost interest in this thread.
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Old Jan 4th, 2013, 07:35 AM
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adrienne again thanks for the tip - I'll remember next time!
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Old Jan 4th, 2013, 07:56 AM
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Pal - glad I could help - Happy New Year!
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Old Jan 9th, 2013, 06:19 AM
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We have hired a driver. Thank you for your recommendations. We also have used the bahn.de website for other legs of our trip. Jan O
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Can you tell us who you hired and why you chose a particular person/company? Why wouldn't you want to share information?
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Old Jan 9th, 2013, 08:53 AM
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We took the night train from Prague to Krakow a few years back and it was fine. Not luxurious but comfortable and safe. It arrived in Krakow pretty early so the biggest challenge was staying awake while awaiting our apartment rental checkin.
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We used Marta who was recommended on this forum.
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Hi Jan
I am wondering how you got on with your car journey from Prague to Krakow - was the trip succesful? We're thinking of something similar because the train doesn't appeal.
Regards, Martyn
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