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Old Aug 14th, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Southbound trips (one-way or return) from Austria to Italy should be booked at www.oebb.at. Self-print tickets, but only valid on an inward (TO Austria) journey if stamped by a conductor on a previous outward journey FROM Austria, hence no good for northbound trips. It's in the small print!

Northbound trips from Italy to Austria (one-way or return) should be booked at www.fsitaliane.it looking for 'smart' fares when the fare selection box appears. Ticket collection only at Italian stations.

Trips on City Night Line between Munich and Italy can be booked at www.bahn.de/en in either direction, no problem, with self-print tickets.
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Old Aug 15th, 2012, 01:38 AM
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Thanks for all the help (@Seat61--I love your website!)

@kybourbon:

Yes!! I discovered that just yesterday. A lot of the information about the train I'm taking happened to be there as well apparently! http://www.oebb.at/en/Travelling_abr...nice/index.jsp

@Robertino and PalenQ:

You guys are absolutely right! I didn't realise that OBB ran morning bus services from Salzburg to Venice--only about 5 hours, and much cheaper (and comfortable, being awake) as well. My itinerary is unfortunately pretty tight, and if I want two full days in Venice I'll have to take the train (I've already booked the outgoing train from Venice)... although I could leave Salzburg a day earlier, I guess...

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Old Aug 15th, 2012, 01:46 AM
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This is the bus route--http://www.oebb.at/en/Travelling_abroad/SparSchiene/Italy/Timetable_Salzburg-Villach-Venice/index.jsp
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Old Aug 15th, 2012, 03:13 AM
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>>>Northbound trips from Italy to Austria (one-way or return) should be booked at www.fsitaliane.it looking for 'smart' fares when the fare selection box appears. Ticket collection only at Italian stations.
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Very interesting - is there a new(ish) road between Badgastein and Spittal? When I did this trip you could only do it by train. Very long train tunnel. No road. Or maybe you could put your car on a train, something like that.

I guess so, because that's what the bus schedule seems to indicate.

Anyway, by train or by bus, I would recommend 2 days Salzburg, leave Salzburg early on day 3, arrive early afternoon in Venice, 2 more days in Venice.
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Old Aug 19th, 2012, 09:00 AM
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swap day in Salzburg for day in Venice - if staying only in Salzburg by all means - Salzburg is very compact city with 2 days enough for most - but if day tripping into the wondrous Sound of Music country - Lake Wolfgang area - easily done from Salzburg with about an hour's postal bus ride then well leave it in Salzburg.

Venice has much more varied things to do - like trips to the islands which could take a lovely day.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2012, 10:18 PM
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Thank you everyone! Made a huge difference to my itinerary--would not have considered the day train/bus otherwise
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Old Aug 23rd, 2012, 08:09 AM
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and besides sweet Alpine scenery much of the way these day trains are top-class IME - very comfortable - at least the one I was on recently - try to get a window seat though it doesn't mattter much IME on which side of the train.
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