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Old Jun 26th, 2007, 10:00 PM
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Try booking in RailEurope.com website. The rates are cheaper than booking from the Rail company's site.You can have the tickets delivered to you.
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Old Jun 27th, 2007, 02:50 AM
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I am sorry but even thoufgh I am not one of those RailEurope "bashers" I cannot imagine that RE is going to sell tickets any CHEAPER than a national rail company not to mention the S+H charges, etc.

I would stick with Larry's recommendations.
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Old Jun 27th, 2007, 11:34 AM
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>>The rates are cheaper than booking from the Rail company's site.

NO WAY!

Salzburg to Kehl, from Rail Europe:
First, they want $124 per adult ticket.
For 1 adult, 1 youth, they want $248.
Add handling ($18) and you are up to $266.
Want it shipped to you? That is another $18.

Tickets without reservations cost $284.

Want reservations? They charge $11 per person per leg (Salzburg-Munich, Munich-Kehl). That's another $44. $328.

What about German Rail (DB, bahn.de)?
Full fare (adult or over 14) for this trip is €80. Two people are €160 ($220.80). No handling fees. Tickets can be printed at home or they will ship them no charge.

So, $221 from the "Rail company's site" vs $284 from RailEurope. Doesn't sound cheaper to me!

And if you get reservations with the tickets, from DB it is only $225 (€163). Rail Europe wants $328!

But, online from the Rail company's site, you can get a special fare of €29, €58 or about $80 for two. That includes reservations. No handling, no shipping, print your ticket today.

$328 from RailEurope vs. $80 from DB.

I am not trying to bash RE, just stating a fact. They have a big burocracy over here that has to be paid for. They have to get the money somewhere. But they won't get it from me.
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Old Jun 27th, 2007, 12:13 PM
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As for Kehl to Strasbourg.

Try buying the tickets in Vienna. They sell a lot more at the ticket counters than they do online.

If not in Vienna, I don't see where you have enough time in Salzburg or Munich to buy tickets. Try to get them on the train when you get close to Kehl. Maybe the conductor will speak English and know if you can get them on the train between Kehl and Strasbourg.

As a last resort, get off in Kehl and buy them there. There will be a regional train going to Strasbourg in about 30 minutes. It is kind of a pain that way, but think about how much you are saving.
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