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Should we take the Night train

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Should we take the Night train

We will be traveling from Vienna to Freiburg. Is this such a scenic trip that we should take the day train or would it be better to have the extra day in Freiburg itself by taking the night train? We would arrive at 9:30 am. Any ideas what to do with our luggage until check in time?

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1. Re: Should we take the Night train

Sorry, where do you have found this night train??? Bahn.de gives no direct night trains from Vienna to Freiburg!

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2. Re: Should we take the Night train

You can take a night train between Vienns and Stuttgart. Probably the through train leaving the Vien Westbf at 12:20 just after midnight and arriving in Stuttgart at 8:30 AM would meet your needs. There is an ICE then at 8:57 or an RE at 9.01 to Freiburg requiring a transfer at Karlsruhe and in case of the RE also at Offenburg. My feeling is that a train is a great way to get from city center to city center, but if you want to see anything between you are better driving where you can stop when and where you want. Because you don't really have adequate time to do what you're doing and the train probably won't be running through much in the way of mountains (and then tunnels through the most scenic part), take the night train and have an extra day at your destination which you should enjoy more than whizzing past the scenery in a train.

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3. Re: Should we take the Night train

Couldn't find any connection where you arrive at 09:30 in Freiburg.

There is one

Wien Westbahnhof dep 20:34 EN

Baden-Baden arr 05:19

Baden-Baden dep 06:11 ICE

Freiburg arr 06:59

Not so nice is the 1 hour break in Baden-Baden that early in the morning.

What about combining night train + scenery and arriving at a time in Freiburg with no check-in problems?

Wien Westbahnhof dep 23:30 EN

München Hbf arr 06:21

München Hbf dep 06:31 ICE

Ulm Hbf arr 07:49

Ulm Hbf dep 08:12 RE

Neustadt arr 11:26

Neustadt dep 11:31 RB

Freiburg Hbf arr 12:18

In Ulm you have enough time to visit a bakery in the railway station and shop something for breakfast. And this route is with the Upper Danube Valley and the Hell Valley in the Black Forest really scenic.

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