Philadelpia to Graz, Austria

Old Jan 21st, 2022, 10:27 AM
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Philadelpia to Graz, Austria

2 years ago, I was scheduled to fly on Lufthansa by way of Frankfurt. It appears that Lufthansa no longer flies out of PHL and a suitable replacement hasn't appeared. I'd like a non-stop to a European city that would have flights to Graz, and from Dubrovnik, Croatia. Hoping I have missed an obvious answer. Fall 2022.
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Old Jan 21st, 2022, 12:52 PM
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A bit out of left field but how about a train to Graz? For example there are direct trains from Wien Flughafen to Graz every 2 hours, taking 3 hours. If you can get to Vienna easily of course.
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Old Jan 21st, 2022, 01:18 PM
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Unfortunately, Vienna isn't a non-stop from Philadelphia. Still exploring, but Amsterdam might be the best choice.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2022, 04:06 AM
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Can you fly to Zurich non-stop? Swiss international flies into Graz.

An alternative US departure airport is to take the train from Philadelphia directly to Newark airport. Far more non-stop destinations in Europe.

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Old Jan 22nd, 2022, 06:30 AM
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Nope, no non-stop to Zurich.
I really want to stick to PHL as my first choice, and Amsterdam looks like it will give me choices to continue to Graz. I will wait a while to see if flight possibilities increase the next few months.
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You could get the night train to Austria if you fly into Amsterdam. It takes 15 hours, but you are sleeping for some of that, saves a hotel and helps to reduce your carbo footprint a bit. Adds to the adventure too!

https://www.nsinternational.com/en/trains/nighttrain
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Old Jan 22nd, 2022, 09:15 AM
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15 hours is to Graz by the way, one change in Vienna if you choose the right train.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2022, 11:59 AM
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I like train travel, and we did a few night trains decades ago, but not going to happen at this point in my life.

After a few days in Graz, I will be traveling by train to Ljubljana.
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At he holidays we flew into Newark and hopped the train to Philadelphia, and it was quite easy. If the flights out of EWR are superior, I'd recommend it!
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Old Jan 23rd, 2022, 02:39 AM
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American has shedulded direct flights from Philadelphia to Zurich, Frankfurt, Rome and Paris for September.
The area you plan to visit can be reached from these points either by a connecting flight or by a direct train ride (no train chanage)
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Old Jan 23rd, 2022, 04:27 AM
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Direct isn't non-stop, so no to Frankfurt and Zurich.

I use the train system here in the NE, and it's good, but I'm a complete zombie on return from Europe. Family can easily pick me up a PHL. It remains the top choice.
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KLM fly AMS to Graz. Not sure about back again from Dubrovnik as a direct flight though.
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The flights I mentioned above (for the random date of Sept 8th) are all NON STOP
PHL dp 19.05 - ZRH ar 8.55
PHL dp 17.45 - FRA ar 7.30
PHL dp 18.30 - FCO ar 9.10
PHL dp 22.25 - CDG ar 11.55

AMS is a good alternative too

Connecting flights (Sept 9th):
ZRH dp 12.45 - Dubvovnik ar 14.30 (Swiss Airlinies)
ZRH dp 15.35 - Graz ar 16.45
ZRH dp 17.05 - Ljubljana ar 18.15

FRA dp 8.30 - Graz ar 9.45
FRA dp 12.50 - Graz ar 14.05
FRA dp 15.10 - DBV ar 16.55

FCO dp 10.30 - Dubrovnik ar 11.40
FCO dp 13.45 - DBV at 15.05


Sorry for my remarks concerning train connections in my post 10. I made some confusion with another post above where the poster asked for connections to the Swiss and Italian Alps.
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