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Train questions: Vienna to Budapest and back to Vienna.

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Train questions: Vienna to Budapest and back to Vienna.

Hi all!

Wife and I will be in Vienna Dec 6 thru 9. We are looking to take a train to Budapest on Dec 9... spend 1 night in Budapest... then return to Vienna by train late on Dec 10th before departing for home (USA) from Vienna airport on Dec 11th.

My questions are about train travel...

1) Should we reserve train tickets in advance? Or can we just walk up and purchase tickets the day of travel?

2) If advanced purchase is necessary, what is the best method from USA?

3) Any issues with bringing luggage onto the trains if we book a 2nd class ticket?

Thank you in advance for your responses!

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1. Re: Train questions: Vienna to Budapest and back to Vienna.

1) You can only get the discounted ticket price with advance reservation. If you're happy to pay full fare you can pay on the day

2) From Austrian Railways: oebb.at/en/Tickets/Online-Ticket/index.jsp

3) No problems with luggage in 2nd Class unless you have a huge amount or it's way outsize.

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2. Re: Train questions: Vienna to Budapest and back to Vienna.

There is also an excursion ticket (valid up to 4 days) at a cost of € 39 (must be bought at the station)

oebb.at/en/…index.jsp

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3. Re: Train questions: Vienna to Budapest and back to Vienna.

Well spotted hadiwi - I'd forgotten about that one!

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4. Re: Train questions: Vienna to Budapest and back to Vienna.

Thanks for the replies Norman & Hadiwi.

I tried the On-Line Ticket link Norman provided above... but it doesn't recognize Budapest as a destination.

Is the On-Line ticket only available for travel within Austria?

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5. Re: Train questions: Vienna to Budapest and back to Vienna.

Sure it recognises Budapest. Just start typing the word and it will appear in the drop-down box before you have finished https://ticketing.oebb.at/inet/pub/en/ticket

You can get a ticket from Vienna (Wien) to Budapest from there from €19

Going back again it is only €13 from MAV europetrainsguide.com/Advice/How-to-Buy-Trai… but it is too early for that option - next year's timetable isn't out yet.

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6. Re: Train questions: Vienna to Budapest and back to Vienna.

Now it works!

Thanks!

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7. Re: Train questions: Vienna to Budapest and back to Vienna.

Hi, I am also looking at trains from Vienna to Budapest for dec. but why is the fare so high, compared to what was mentioned here? Have you booked your tickets yet? I am looking at Vienna to Budapest and then from Budapest back to Prague. Thanks, christine

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8. Re: Train questions: Vienna to Budapest and back to Vienna.

Hi, I am also looking at trains from Vienna to Budapest for dec. but why is the fare so high, compared to what was mentioned here? Have you booked your tickets yet? I am looking at Vienna to Budapest and then from Budapest back to Prague. Thanks, christine

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9. Re: Train questions: Vienna to Budapest and back to Vienna.

Where are you looking for your prices?

Budapest to Prague is €19 using the day train europetrainsguide.com/Advice/How-to-Buy-Trai… - but not yet available for after 8.12.

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