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1. Posted by megdal (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

megdal has indicated that this thread is about Poland

HI I am trying to figure out whether it is worth it to buy an interrail pass. Looking at the postings, some say yes, some no. When I look on the raileurope website the fares seem pretty expensive (so the pass would be worth it) but then how come my travel book and lots of others say the fares are pretty cheap. I would really appreciate some advice before I make my decision. Thanks, Meg

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

depending for how long you are going and how much would you travel on trains.

short distance travel is better done by bus - cheaper, faster and often more convenient.

how much is travel pass for Poland?

3. Posted by megdal (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

Silly me...I totally forgot to mention where I was going. I am travelling to Krakow, Budapest, Vienna, Cesky Krumlov, Prague, Poznan and Warsaw (in that order). I guess what I'm really wondering, is how cheap are rail fares in eastern europe? The rail europe site says that a train from budapest to vienna will cost 79 canadian dollars (about 51 euros, i think). If this is the case, then a railpass seems to make sense. But this information does not correspond with what others say about eastern european train travel (ie. that it is relatively cheap). I am a student, by the way, if that makes a difference with fares.

4. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

short distance travel is cheap - long distance and international expensive.

railpass might be good (btw - Austrian fares will be higher than Hu, Cz or Pl

5. Posted by Nikolay (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Transport to/from VARNA - Bulgaria: TRAIN, BUS and BOAT

I composed this page following a lot of questions about the TRAIN, BUS and BOAT conections to VARNA - biggest city at the Black Sea .

Here is prices, hours, days.... specialy for summer 2005


Hope will be helpfull to people


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6. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 11y

Hi, i was in Eastern europe last year and found that in general train fares were very cheap. I travelled point to point rather than getting a train pass as i found that the inter rail pass was not going to be value for money. Train prices will be more expensive to and from vienna as someone has already mentioned, but travel in the rest will be cheaper.

7. Posted by megdal (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y

hi, i'm wondering if anyone perhaps remembers how much exactly an international train ticket cost them...then I could compare it to the prices I have from raileurope. Nickla? do you remember anything since you seem to have gone to many of the places i'm thinking of going? Thanks, Meg

8. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 11y

Im not sure exactly, but the 9 hour train journey from Krakow to Budapest cost around €40 i think, which seems really reasonable to me but then i do live in the UK where travelling anywhere by train is just extortionate!! I do know that i never paid any more than €50 for a journey and most of mine were at least 5 hours long.


9. Posted by madmonkey (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y


Im doing a similar route to you. and had the same problem, point to point or inter rail. after weighing the distances and comparing i brought an inter rail pass it was £205 for 2 zone 22day pass. and one journey alone was £60 so im hoping that the inter rail will work out cheaper

Have a wicked trip what ever you decide

10. Posted by kody (Respected Member 234 posts) 11y

Hi all,

I'm currently holding a UK Working Holidaymaker and residing in London.
I'm planning to hit the rail road for 14days via
London > Brussels > Amsterdam > Berlin > Swiss > Austria > Barcelona > Paris > London

Any suggestion on where am I suppose to grab a 15days rail pass?
And what's the rough figure amount that I should pay for such routes?

Please advise.
Many thanks!