Train from Paris to Vienna

Apr 9th, 2014, 01:35 PM
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Train from Paris to Vienna

Need to travel from Paris to Vienna in Oct. Wondering both how simple and or how expensive this would be.
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Apr 9th, 2014, 01:39 PM
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It's very simple but will take a long time - about 11 to 12 hours. It's better to fly. To get pricing look on sncf.com for tickets about 90 days ahead of today to find discount pricing.
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Apr 9th, 2014, 01:58 PM
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See: http://www.seat61.com/international-...m#Paris-Vienna

Or whichbudget.com for cheap flights.
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Apr 10th, 2014, 03:55 AM
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Thank you both very much, love the man in seat 61 site.
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Apr 10th, 2014, 03:59 AM
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You could take an overnight train to Munich then change trains in the morning to Vienna - www.voyages-sncf.com for discounted fares to Munich and www.bahn.de/en for those to Vienna. Besides the excellent www.seat61.com site check out these other two info-laden sites: www.ricksteves.com and www.budgeteuropetravel.com.

Unless you can get some of the deep discounted tickets full fare will be dauntingly expensive - flying would be cheaper - but if you factor in cost savings of a night in a hotel maybe not.
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Apr 10th, 2014, 06:58 AM
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www.capiatinetrain.com has the same fares as www.voyage-sncf.com and supposedly is a lot easier for Americans to actually get to work. (For trains Paris to Germany)
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Apr 10th, 2014, 08:12 AM
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You can actually book the entire trip using the Germanrail site. You simply do it in two separate segments: Paris-Munich (which, btw, I just booked for July using the Bahn.de site) and then Munich-Vienna and you can print the tickets at home, too.
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Apr 10th, 2014, 09:46 AM
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what did you end up paying dukey? Curious and how long before your trip did you book?
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