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1. Posted by eshofuni71 (Inactive 2 posts) 9y

Hey experience travellers! :)

Thought I'd try asking anyone here about taking the bus through the following countries. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!

I'm getting to Paris in June and want to catch the bus to Amsterdam, then to Copenhagen, then Berlin and finally Prague. Does anyone know what prices might be like??? I've never been to these countries before so am just trying to find an economical way to get them instead of trains which seem to cost double the price than buses.

Thanks for reading this.

esho
Melbourne Australia

2. Posted by Andyroo (Full Member 109 posts) 9y

have you looked at the interrail europe travel pass, unlimited train travel around europe?

If you type 'interrail europe' into google you'l find all the info you need!..im not sure about the buses tho!

Andy

3. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

You can check with the website of Eurolines, for busservices in Northern/Middle Europe.

If you would be staying in the Circus Hostel in Berlin: The Circus provides a busservice between their Hostel in Berlin and Prague. (I believed that they charged 25 euros last year for this overnight bus).

Did you consider buying tickets early, and fly? This can be a whole lot cheaper than using the trains, but it depends on the routes, and the companies. But I would check it, if I were you.

4. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

For Germany bus is useless unless you travel internationally (going to Germany or leaving) or intend to make connections to or from Berlin or travel locally.

If you only want to stop in Berlin and maybe one other big German city, bus is ok. For all other destinations in Germany you will need to take the train.

5. Posted by Dezafinado (Respected Member 177 posts) 9y

Quoting Andyroo

have you looked at the interrail europe travel pass, unlimited train travel around europe?

If you type 'interrail europe' into google you'l find all the info you need!..im not sure about the buses tho!

Andy

Isn't Interrail for European residents only? I've been told this but I was able to buy it (3 times) in the 90's using my US passport and an International student ID... and I was under 26 at the time. Now I'm a grad student and it would be cool to use the Interrail pass again. Me confused...

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 10, 2007, at 9:39 AM by Dezafinado ]

6. Posted by Andyroo (Full Member 109 posts) 9y

Quoting Dezafinado

Quoting Andyroo

have you looked at the interrail europe travel pass, unlimited train travel around europe?

If you type 'interrail europe' into google you'l find all the info you need!..im not sure about the buses tho!

Andy

Isn't Interrail for European residents only? I've been told this but I was able to buy it (3 times) in the 90's using my US passport and an International student ID... and I was under 26 at the time. Now I'm a grad student and it would be cool to use the Interrail pass again. Me confused...

Alright buddy.. yeah you can use the inter-rail (Eurail) pass for sure!

Check out the link for non-europeans: http://www.europeanrailguide.com/

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 11, 2007, at 12:40 AM by Andyroo ]

7. Posted by Dezafinado (Respected Member 177 posts) 9y

The Interrail pass is available only to European citizens or those who have lived in Europe for at least six months.

The thing is I'm not in Europe till April. When I bought them in the 90s, the agents asked for my student ID and Passport and never a proof of residency.

8. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y

Quoting t_maia

For Germany bus is useless unless you travel internationally (going to Germany or leaving) or intend to make connections to or from Berlin or travel locally.

If you only want to stop in Berlin and maybe one other big German city, bus is ok. For all other destinations in Germany you will need to take the train.

Same for Netherlands; busses do exist, but require countless changes, and more patience than is humanly possible. Trains are swift, marginally more expensive and provide much better comfort.

9. Posted by eshofuni71 (Inactive 2 posts) 9y

Thanks guys. Really appreciate it. I'm just going to go with the flow and book buses from each city or maybe if I feel like it take a train. Actually, does anyone know how much the train is from Copenhagen to Stockholm?

10. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

Rick Steves has an excellent little map of Europe with approximate prices in USD for certain train routes.

http://www.ricksteves.com/rail07/comparetickets.htm

According to this, the regular price for a rail ticket Copenhagen to Stockholm should be about 110 EUR one-way in a second-class seat.

The train ticket for Berlin-Prague can be bought online at www.bahn.de - look for special offers.

BTW, Amsterdam-Berlin is served by flight too. Budget airlines offer tickets from 29 EUR on. As the train competes with that, there are sometimes special offers for tickets on this route too. See

www.ns.nl
www.skyscanner.net

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 14, 2007, at 3:28 PM by t_maia ]