Getting from Florence to Krakow

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Aug 30th, 2003, 09:07 AM
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Getting from Florence to Krakow

I will be visiting Italy and Poland next spring. Is it easy/difficult to take a train from Florence to Krakow? Where can I get information about schedules and fares? Thanks so much.
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Aug 30th, 2003, 09:59 AM
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Hello,
Try www.raileurope.com for fares and schedules.
The website also gives you their phone number. I prefer calling because I find out more information that way.
Good luck!
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Aug 30th, 2003, 10:30 AM
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Hi Peggy,

The mst complete train database is the German rail system at
http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de

It shows the night train leaving Florence for Vienna. You then change trains for Krakow. About 18 hr.
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Aug 30th, 2003, 11:33 AM
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The reference library of a city near you may have the Thomas Cook European Timetable. Tables 88 and 95 show your connections, which as ira says lie via Vienna South. The journeys are easy, with a sleeper for the first or the second half of your journey. There is a note on getting the best from sleepers and couchettes at http://www.twenj.com/tipsnighttrains.htm

Florence 2209, train with couchettes and sleepers, Vienna South 0847 to 0940, restaurant car to 1300, Krakow 1557
Florence 1058, restaurant car train, Venice Mestre 1315 to 1325, restaurant car train, Vienna South 2102 to 2140, train with couchettes and sleepers, Krakow 0536. Or better Vienna South 2140, couchette or sleeper, Warsaw Central 0700 to 0800, restaurant car for breakfast, Krakow 1035.

You could even take two sleepers, Florence to Vienna and Vienna to Warsaw, drop your bags at left luggage in Vienna South, and take the tram to the Ring to enjoy a day in Vienna.

RailEurope charge 30 percent more than others. The others are

Based in USA and Germany.
Euraide. http://www.euraide.de/. Telephone 1 941-480-1555 Telefax 1 941-480-1522 [email protected]
DER travel agency in the USA, formerly owned by German rail: http://www.der.com. E mail for information [email protected] and for sales [email protected]. Toll free number: 1-800-782-2424. Now part of RailEurope, who cost thirty percent more than all competitors

Based in UK. Happy to serve travelers in North America. If you phone, please use British business hours, Monday to Friday.
Trainseurope Ltd, of Cambridgeshire and London, take credit card bookings by phone and mail tickets to any address. Have the widest access in Britain to rail systems and tickets. http://www.trainseurope.co.uk/ - E-mail [email protected]. Phone 00 44 900 195 0101 - calls from Britain cost 60p per minute, maximum 5, but if the enquiry results in a booking, the cost of the call is deducted from the final invoice.
German Rail UK: www.deutsche-bahn.co.uk/ Phone : 00 44 870 243 53 63 then 6. Fax : 00 44 20 8339 4700. E-mail : [email protected]
Ffestiniog Travel, site http://www.festtravel.co.uk, e-mail [email protected], phone 01 766 512 400
For international tickets, berths and seats Trainseurope are ten percent cheaper than German Rail UK or Ffestiniog Travel. For domestic Italian trains they are cheaper again. German Rail UK are cheaper than Trainseurope or Ffestiniog Travel for domestic trains within Germany and may be competitive with Firm for international trips with a big proportion of miles in Germany. Trainseurope take Visa and MasterCard, but not Amex or Diners.

Please write if I can help further.

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