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Figuring out how to purchase train tickets!!! Can't I just ask Scotty to beam me up?

Figuring out how to purchase train tickets!!! Can't I just ask Scotty to beam me up?

Apr 18th, 2008, 06:02 PM
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If you want to go overnight from Hohenschwangau to Venice, then you would need to go back to Munich to catch the overnight train. You can use the Bayern Ticket to get from Hohenschwangau to Munich, and a point-to-point ticket from Munich to Venice.
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Apr 18th, 2008, 06:49 PM
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dherron- Regarding the Bayern Ticket, this is what I wrote ONE year ago when I visited Bavaria:

Author: yk
Date: 05/05/2007, 12:29 am

I took advantage of the Länder-Ticket on 2 days of my trip. To be more specific, I'm referring to the Länder-Ticket for Bavaria, aka the Bayern Ticket.

It is a good deal. One can travel unlimited times on IRE, RE, RB trains of DB during a one-day period. One has to travel after 9am if it is a weekday.

For a single traveler like me, the Bayern Single is €19. But for groups of 2 to 5 people the Bayern Ticket is €27, which is even better.

In addition to travels on DB trains, the ticket is also valid for local transportation at towns - including S-bahn, buses, trams etc.

If one buys the Bayern ticket from the ticket office, one has to pay a €2 surcharge.

At Nürnberg train station, there are 2 types of ticket machines that sell the Bayern Ticket:

Machine #1 "Fahrkarten"
This is operated by DB. It is newer and has a fancy touchscreen menu. English is available. It only sells DB tickets and only takes Credit Card (or debit card). Overall, it's easier to navigate the menu and very user friendly.

Machine #2 "Fahrscheine"
Somewhat older machine operated by the local transportation company. It sells local transport tickets as well as some DB tickets. It has English also, but harder to navigate. It only takes cash.

The Bayern ticket has a date printed on it, so one does not need to "validate" the ticket before use.
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Apr 19th, 2008, 12:50 PM
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Oops! Sorry yk, I meant to ask if I could use the Bayern ticket for the Hohenschwangau to Munich (not Milan) leg of the trip. I think I need to get more sleep before posting . Although musicteacher weighed in and said I could use it for the Hohenschwangau to Munich trip then take the overnight to Venice. Thanks so much for the additional information on buying the Bayern tickets. It sounds as if that will be a great deal for us.
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