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Old Jul 20th, 2016, 11:37 PM
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Train type between Nuremberg and Salzburg

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We currently are in Nuremberg and we're leavings for Salzburg saturday. I havent book my train ticket earlier because we though that the Bavaria pass would be the better and most cheap solution.

Now we have second though. We took a RE train between Nuremberg and Bamberg and it was perfect for that short trip. I dont know if we ( and our kids ) could do it in that type of train for 5 hours. Plus we dont know we're we could put all our luggage in those trains. Ice or ic are now very expensive. What would you do?
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Old Jul 21st, 2016, 12:23 AM
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I don't see any problem with using the RE or RB to get to Salzburg. There is space for luggage but I am not going to lie: this time of the year it is going to be cramped. You have more room in a bicycle car but seating is at a premium.

You will have to switch trains in Munich and so you can take a 1-2 hour break before getting on the next train. That should help the kids from going stir crazy.
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Old Jul 21st, 2016, 03:12 AM
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There is a park (Botanischer Garten) at some 5 mins walking from München Hauptbahnhof. Good for running around, and having lunch.
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Old Jul 21st, 2016, 03:51 AM
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I'm sorry someone did not remind you that those passes have restrictions and you get what you (don't) pay for.

The regional service between Nurnberg and Munich is a milk run that seemingly stops everywhere (because it does).

You could simply take a break and eat at the Munich train station, too, since there's plenty of opportunity.

It is up to you but this might be one of those times when paying more for tickets is actually worth it.
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Old Jul 21st, 2016, 04:13 AM
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The specific regional trains for your Saturday trip may be configured differently from those you rode previously. There's a lot of variety.

You can buy a first-class ticket Bayern Ticket for a little more money - you may find those sections less crowded.

Or you can leave your bags at your hotel that morning and spend a little more time in Nuremberg... then travel in the pm, which on Saturday should be a bit less busy than earlier in the day. Leave on the 15:10 to Salzburg, and the trip takes just 4.5 hours total - and that includes a 1-hour layover in Munich for food/exercise/rest. Each segment is about 1.75 hours. Pull into Salzburg at 19:41.
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Old Jul 21st, 2016, 04:20 AM
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The 11:10 and 13:10 trains have the same schedule structure as the 15:10 train I mentioned above - just one stopover for one hour in Munich, with 2 train segments of equal length (1.75 hours) and a total journey time of 4.5 hours.
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Old Jul 21st, 2016, 11:27 AM
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>The 11:10 and 13:10 trains have the same schedule structure as the 15:10 train I mentioned above -

This is the so called Nürnberg-München express, which does the Nuerenberg - Munich leg in 1:45 to 1:50, since it runs on the ICE section between Nuerenberg an Ingolstadt. It runs every other hour (mostla) at minute 10. It is composed of old IC cars, which are allowed for a speed up to 200 kmh. Much more convenient then standard RE cars, but often quite full.
I'd avoid the RE via Treuchtlingen, which take 2:45 to 3:00 and often implies a transfer either at Treuchtlingen oder at Augsburg.
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Wellll with horor in Munich right now it seams that we have to found a way to go to Salzburg without passing by there.
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Old Jul 22nd, 2016, 01:10 PM
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Glad to hear you were able to work around that tragedy.
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