Can anyone please suggest which ways are the 'cheapest' to get from Vienna to Munich (roundtrip).
I checked the German Rail seems to me it is quite expensive.
If there are other alternatives to the train system, please help. Or is there any cheap airlines which flies between the two cities?
Appreciate your feedback.
Cheapest will be hitchhiking.
Also, depending when you travel, you can do it much cheaper by train. The standard charge is 72euros each way, whereas if you book in advance on a direct train (quickest) it comes down to only 29euros. You are constricted to a specific train, but if thats no problem and you can book a couple of weeks ahead, thats a big saving. 58euros return isn't too bad at all, and you can book on line and print your own tickets.
Eurolines (coaches) standard price is 44euros single and 79euro return, but again, they do special offers if you can book a few days/weeks in advance - it's quite easy to get returns for 50 or 58euros (and singles at 28 or 32 euros)
Try punching in dates on the two websites and see what special offers you can get. And remember, you don't hve to travel the same way on both legs, so it might work out cheaper to buy two singles using special offers (instead of a return), or using train one way and bus the other.
If you need further help, send me (or post here) some specifics about dates/number of people/how old they are and i'll see what i can come up with.
Sadly, I can't help woth flights, although i'd imagine there are some cheap ones. HOWEVER. Bear in mind that on top of the flight costs, you have to add the costs [and time] to get to/from the airports at each end, so it would be quite easy to end up spending longer and more money in total, even if the actual tickets are cheaper.
From Vienna to Munich the site to search should be www.oebb.at, not www.bahn.de.
Try http://www.mitfahrgelegenheit.de they look for a driver, that goes to your destination. Its very cheap and you get to know nice people... Not as dangerous as hitchhiking....
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