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Planning our rail holiday in eastern europe

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1. Posted by supernova (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

supernova has indicated that this thread is about Croatia

Just a couple of questions.

-- We're spending 2 weeks travelling through Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic. An Inter-rail pass costs £145. I'm beginning to doubt that will be good value for money, as it looks like point to point will be cheaper (especially since we'll be using bus for some of the Croatia legs). What do you think? Would we be better getting an Inter-rail pass for security or will we save money buying point to point tickets?

-- We're flying into Rijeka and want to go to Plitvice after a few days on Krk Island. Would it be better to go to Zagreb first, and make Plitvice a day-trip from there; or should we travel from Rijeka to Plitvice and then Plitvice to Zagreb? Rijeka --> Plitvice looks quite complicated, changing buses etc. Any advice?



2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

The question you'll have to ask yourself is: Will we spend more than 9 pounds per day in average on rail tickets?

If your answer is yes, buy an Interrail ticket.

BTW, if you have reliable information on how much these tickets cost, where and how did you get it? I would love to know.

3. Posted by BjornParee (Full Member 150 posts) 10y

A lot of bus prices can be found on and train prices all around europe can be found on

Especially traveling in Eastern Europe can be cheaper if you buy point to point tickets. Just make a journey and find on the internet if it will be cheaper.

4. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 10y

Go point to point. Better value than using an inter rail pass, esp in Croatia where the bus network is the most widespread.


5. Posted by supernova (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Thanks for the advice.

Just a question about - how do you get it to display prices? For non-German trips it doesn't seem to want to.

I've been able to find info about most train prices from the national rail websites of various countries:

There's a Slovakia one too but I've lost the link