I am aware that Intercity.pl allows travellers to book train tickets for domestic train journeys within Poland 30days in advance. Apparently, payment can now be made online by credit card & an e-ticket is then emailed to the registered email id once the online payment is made.
I just have few relevant queries for my journey from Warsaw to Krakow......
A] There is an EIC train that departs at 10:05AM & takes 2hrs57mins & a TLK train that departs at 10:50AM & takes 3hrs8mins. Although the journey time difference between EIC & TLK for this route is negligible, the price difference for a first class ticket is considerable, first class seat in TLK is 79Zlts, whereas it is for 140zlts for EIC train .
1.) Why is EIC's ticket costing much much more than the TLK train ticket?
2.) Is there significant difference in between the first class travel comfort that they have to offer, or is the facilities & overall ambience in EIC far superior than that of the TLK train?
3.) Will it really make much difference if I travel in the TLK train instead of EIC, if its just gonna be an approximate 3hour journey or is it worth travelling by first class with EIC, which is nearly 40% more expensive than TLK for this route?
B] We are two passengers travelling together. While making the online booking, although the website allows us to book tickets for 1 to 5 passengers at one time, it accepts only one passenger name, irrrespective of whether i book one or more seats.
1.) Hence, for me & my wife, do i have to make two separate single seat ticket bookings, just to make sure that both our tickets have our fullnames printed on them or can I simply book two seats on a single ticket with just my full name printed on the ticket?
2.) Is it necessary to have every passenger's name printed on the train ticket or just the name of one of the travellers in the group needs to be printed on the main common ticket for the entire group? Cause for every single passenger name to be printed on the ticket, one will have to book & print individual tickets separately for each & every passenger in the group, making it a very cumbersome process.
Any other important information that I need to know before I go ahead & book train tickets & make online credit card payment on the intercity website?