Vienna to Prague by train

May 12th, 2005, 04:04 AM
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Vienna to Prague by train

I've tried searching, but have yet to find a concise answer to this...
We are travelling by train from Vienna to Prague on Sunday, May 20th. How much can I expect to pay for 2 people (25/26), and where can I confirm a schedule? Also, is it necessary to reserve this in advance, or am I pretty certain to get tickets on the same day, or day before?

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May 12th, 2005, 06:17 AM
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www.sbb.ch then choose the english lanuguage option at the top. Put in your originating city and destination city with your dates of travel.
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May 12th, 2005, 06:42 AM
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If you're taking the train into and out of Prague, the Prague Pass will probably be your best buy. We used it last June for Vienna-Prague-Munich.
Try Euraide.com for help with it (http://www.euraide.com/). They understand how to work the pass, as you have to also purchase fare from the Czech border to and from your final destinations, so it's a bit complicated-- but Euraide knows how to do it.
They charge face value, plus a flat fee of $45 for an entire purchase, which includes postage to your home. They also have an 800 number so you can talk to a live body.
We were very happy with their service, and I liked having the tickets in-hand before we left the USA. If you don't have time for that, maybe they can suggest a will-call or deliver to your hotel, etc.
Have fun!
 
May 12th, 2005, 06:52 AM
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Thanks Maureen for the reply. We only need tickets for one leg of our trip, since we'll be flying from Prague to Rome, so I don't think that the Prague Pass is for us.

By the way, Visas are no longer required for Chech republic, correct?
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May 12th, 2005, 08:12 AM
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That's right-- we only needed our passports. Have fun in Prague! It's beautiful. You still might want to ask Euraide.com for help with your tickets.
 
May 12th, 2005, 12:37 PM
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Visas are not required for American passport holders, but they are for our Canadian friends.
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May 12th, 2005, 12:52 PM
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Round trip, Vienna to Prague, first class, cost me 132 Euros at the train station in Vienna. I imagine it's less for second class. You do not have to reserve seats in advance, nor do you have to have your ticket validated at the station - there is an onboard inspector who stamps your ticket.
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May 12th, 2005, 01:33 PM
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Actually Canadians no longer require visas for travel to the Czech Republic.
http://www.czechembassy.org/wwwo/def...4&idj=2&amb=58
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May 12th, 2005, 01:51 PM
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We bought tickets with seat reservations the day before from the travel agent in the Neuer Markt. I don't know whether that increases the price at all, but it saves having to make a special trip to the station, and if you have tickets in advance you don't have to get to the station so early on the day you're travelling.
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May 12th, 2005, 11:02 PM
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Thanks Gavin - is this new? I had some Canadian friends that were travelling to Prague, and they said that they needed to get visas.
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May 13th, 2005, 05:51 AM
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As a Canadian travelling to Prague, no visa is required, but your passport must be valid 90 days beyond your expected stay...
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