hi all, i am going to be travelling eastern europe in 3 weeks time, but am debating the merits of inter rail versus booking individual tickets. I am having difficulty finding out how much certaqin journeys would be, either by bus or by rail. Are there any good websites that anyone knows of that could help?
I am looking for prices of the following journeys.
Krakow to Budapest
Budapest to Brasov
Brasov to bucharest
Bucharest to Resita
Resita to Szeged
Szeged to Zagreb
Zagreb to Rijeka
Rijeka to Ljubjana
Ljubjana to Cesky Krumlov
Hey dont buy interrail - take point to point! alot cheaper
Trains are slower in the East and the distances u are traveling far - Buda - Brasov is a LONG train ride.
but good thing is - prices cheap compared to the West.
but sorry dont recall prices - i just know it was cheap!
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I know you've probably now been back for months but I was looking for the answer to a similar question before my girlfriend and I went away six weeks ago and couldn't find it - definitely DO NOT buy and Interrail pass for Central/Eastern Europe.
We travelled for 5 weeks, from Warsaw all the way to Lastovo (a Croatian Island, not far from Dubrovnik) and then back up to Ljubljana in Slovenia and we spent £215 each. That includes 1st class sleeper train from Krakow to Prague, a river boat down the Danube from Vienna to Budapest and an 18hr ferry ride with a top notch cabin all the way up the coast of Croatia. It is really really cheap (certainly for us Brits anyway), and we could probably have knocked £50 off of that figure if we were really going 'budget'.
I have a link, that usually helps:
Oneway ticket from Ljubljana to Rijeka is about 12 EUR, I'm sure that internal rail to Zagreb is cheaper than that. They don't have their own web site so try getting info at their turist center:
That is all I can help. If you need any more information about Slovenia,please, write
Try these sites they could be useful to answer your questions....
Have a good trip !
hi, thanks for all the help. Have been back for about a month and had a really good time. Now have loads of info on travelling through eastern europe, so if anyone needs any help just let me know.
I am new here. I look forward to going Prague next year January. Currently I am holding UK holiday working visa and Malaysian passport. Do I need other european visa to enter Czech?
Hi guys and girls I am going travelling around eastern Europe in august for a month. I have flights booked for arrival and return. Would you recommend a inter rail ticket. Or best to buy them point to point and get bus's.
I have tried to research this but cant find fares very well. I will add I am a student, do you get discount on bus's and trains with international student card? This is my trip and where i will be going.
Fly on 9th – Travel to Leipzig
Leipzig to Prague
Prague to Vienna
Vienna to Bratislava
Bratislava to Budapest
Budapest to Tokaji
Tokaji to Bucharest
Bucharest to Varna,
Varna to Sofia
Sofia to Belgrade
Belgrade to Sarajevo
Sarajevo to Ploce then bus to Split, st
Split to Zagreb
Zagreb to Ljubljana
Ljubljana to Trieste.
11th September fly back from Trieste
Any help apperciated
Next time, please start a new thread rather than reviving one that's this old. Thanks on behalf of the original poster.
I would not buy an interrail ticket for this itinerary. Don't know the Balkans very well, but I suppose there is some kind of alternative discount programme especially dedicated to the region, that will work out cheaper for you than an interrail ticket. Maybe someone who's more knowledgeable can comment.