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Apr 10th, 2014, 09:52 PM
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Help: bus/train from Hallstatt, Austria to Venice, Italy?

Hello, I was going to book train tickets for my friend and me to go from Hallstatt to Venice, but now that I'm looking closely, I see that it is at least partially via bus (I'm looking at the oebb.at website).

This is for 20.05.2014, and I'm looking at the option of departing Hallstatt 07:32 and arriving Venezia 16:25. The details show:

Hallstatt to Stainach-Irdning to Bischofshofen to Villach Hbf to to Villach Hbf (Busbahnhof) Venezia Tronchetto

Can anyone shed light on this? Is this the best cheap way to get to Venice? Anything I should be aware of? Am I supposed to select the options to make reservations for an addition 6 euro each? It says reservations are compulsory for the one Villach to Venezia but that one is 0 euro.

I'm just confused and wanted to check in with some 'experts' before committing to the tickets! Thank you!
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Apr 10th, 2014, 11:28 PM
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Just go to Austrian Railways www.oebb.at and book from Hallstatt to Venezia.

Ignore any departures shown with ICBus as any part of the journey.

Look for the 08:28 departure from Hallstatt, without any bus involved, it's by train all the way with 2 changes arriving Venice Santa Lucia right on the banks of the Grand Canal at 18:10.

Fares from 39 euros, you print your own ticket. Easy!

This takes you on high-quality Innsbruck-Venice EuroCity train with proper restaurant car through the lovely scenic Brenner pass, see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uucEm3op7uc
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