Help booking train from Venice to Vienna

Old Mar 6th, 2013, 10:17 AM
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Help booking train from Venice to Vienna

My friend and I are looking to book a day train from Venice to Vienna in May. I have been using http://www.seat61.com/Europe-train-t...#Italy-Austria for advice, but the trains I was finding were either super expensive or not available yet. Any help on where to look would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Old Mar 6th, 2013, 10:44 AM
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Read about the day transport here:
http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/inde...003f16f90aRCRD
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Old Mar 6th, 2013, 11:30 AM
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Your options for day travel:

Book bus from Venice to Villach and then train from Villach to Vienna. The Villach/Vienna leg would be booked on the Austrian train website www.oebb.at

Book a train from Venice to Innsbruck (change in Verona) on Trenitalia. Book the rest of the trip Innsbruck to Vienna on oebb. There is one train in the afternoon between Venice/Innsbruck that doesn't require a change. It departs Venice at 1:30 and doesn't arrive Innsbruck until 6:30 and cost is 55€. You would still need to get to Vienna which is 5 more hours away and costs about 60€.

Do you really want to spend an entire day on transport? Why not book the overnight train? A two person compartment would save the cost of a hotel room and not cost much more than the day tickets. Or you could book a 4 person couchette and get the Smart Fare discount of 58€ each, but you would be sharing with two other people.

FYI - From man in seat 61 about the night train booking:
*** Remember to select the type of couchette or sleeper you want, selecting '1st class' if you want a 2-bed or 1-bed sleeper. Oh, and 'Double seat compartment' actually means 2-bed sleeper!***
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Old Mar 9th, 2013, 11:56 AM
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Thank you for your help! I may look into an overnight train now.
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Old Mar 9th, 2013, 12:01 PM
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It's that bus trip that is the killer. It really slows things down.
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Old Mar 9th, 2013, 03:24 PM
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www.bahn.de has fares in May from Venice to Salzburg (all train, no bus) for 49 Euro. You could visit Salzburg too, then go on to Vienna?
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Old Mar 17th, 2013, 10:27 AM
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Thank you!!!
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