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1. Posted by Vorks (Budding Member 49 posts) 9y

Hi Folks - Can someone point me to a website that shows train timing and pricing? Somehow all the sites I am going doesn't have pricing or ask me to register etc.

I'm trying to catch a train from Monaco to Venice...
thanks

2. Posted by billie709 (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

The 'times' question is actually very easy. For reliable times across more than two dozen countries, go to http://www.bahn.de. Pricing is tougher. For promotional prices (often at huge discounts below the regular tariffs), you need to comb the various websites of the individual railway administrations. But look at hidden europe magazine on http://www.hiddeneurope.co.uk, because they have lots of tips on cutting the cost of European rail travel. For example, in their current issue (November 2006, I think), they have an article on how to use a Czech Railways website (with an English language interface) to calculate the fare between any two places in Europe, and even further afield. (So Mongolia to Germany, or France to North Korea!). They've also had articles on how rail ticket agencies in North America (and elsewhere) consistently hike up the price of European point-to-point fares, so as to encourage sales of Eurailpass and other passes. I'll check Monaco to Venice and post again.

3. Posted by billie709 (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

Okay, checked for you using the method described in that hidden europe article. €56.80 is the standard one way fare. One direct overnight train daily (taking 9 hrs), plus two day time connections, each taking 7 hrs 50 mins and requiring a change in Milan.

4. Posted by blitz (Budding Member 47 posts) 9y

There are quite a few links to country specific train lines on the www.eurail.com site
(look under timetables)

5. Posted by jonnydonny (Budding Member 23 posts) 9y

www.seat61.com has rail advice for all over the world