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Old February 15th, 2008, 02:25 PM   #1
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Train Wien-Budapest?

Hello people,

I am debating whether to go on a little trip to Wien and Budapest next month, and I am wondering if there are widely available train service between the two cities, considering they are so close?
Will I have to book in advance to make sure I get a seat, or could I just get to the hauptbahnhof in Wien on the day I arrive there and buy tickets (leaving for Budapest three nights later)?

Any other tip is highly appreciated.

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Old February 15th, 2008, 03:03 PM   #2
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www.oebb.at there is a train between those 2 towns ... starts in Zurich as i know
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Old February 16th, 2008, 12:36 AM   #3
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I took a look at ÖBB's page for connections on a non-specific day (Mar 19).
EN at 06.25 (departing Wien West)
EC at 07.52 (departing Wien West)
EN at 08.25 (departing Wien West)
etc...

I really don't believe you wiil encounter any difficulties on your trip, especially if you book three days in advance. You'll have a great range of choices.

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Old February 16th, 2008, 12:37 AM   #4
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BTW:
"Westbahnhof" (Vienna West)
"Südbahnhof" (Vienna South)

might be the stations you are looking for.
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No need to book in advance. There are enough trains
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Thanks a lot guys, I think that's all I needed to hear.
If i just can book the air tickets now I'll be on my way soon!
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By the way, what is the standard fare / ticket price on this route? I read something about 19-29€ discount fares on the website, but they had some restrictions to them (incl. booking way in advance) if I interpreted it correctly.
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I'm not sure about that. I think it's more expensive.
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On train travels to to eastern neighbour states there seems to be a large discrepancy in prices depending on the fact where you buy the ticket. Those bought in Austria cost more than tickets for the same route bought in one of the neighbour states.

At least thats the impression I got in regards to the route Vienna-Bratislava.

So if I booked the ticket on the internet, the first attempt would be at the Hungarian railways website. (I dont know if they sell international tickets online. If they do so it may be the optimal solution)
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Thanks for the help guys. I have decided to go to Budapest first, and from there catch a bus (or a train, if ticket prices are ok) to Vienna.

I'll be there next weekend!
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