I am travelling on a shoestring budget and am hoping I can take an over night train from Budapest to Solvenia to save on accomodation. However I am finding it difficult to find transport travelling on this road.
Does anyone know what form of transport is available to travel from Budapest to Solvenia? how much? what time schedule?
Thanks for your time!
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I found a great deal on the train once from Budapest to Italy - VIA Slovenia - it was 50 dollars! So u may wanna pop into the Keleti Trainstation and check what they have.
I'm scared that according to the time schedule there is no night train from Budapest to Slovenia. I've checked on web (Slovenian railways http://www.slo-zeleznice.si/en/international_transport/international_links/hungary/budapest/) ... The prices vary from 30+ to 60 EUR - depend if you take one-way or return ticket and of course to which place would you like to go (Ljubljana, Maribor, Celje, Ptuj...)...
Have a nice trip and enjoy in Slovenia as much as I enjoyed in Australia (I came back home 3 weeks ago )!
There has long been a night train from Budapest which calls at Ljubljana.
It's NOT a night train to Ljubljana (rather, it's a night train from Budapest to Venezia which happens to pass through Ljubljana) which means that you arrive at about 2.15am. So it probably doesn't help you if you want to save on accom.
Sadly, there doesn't seem to be a coach service either.
If you are desperate to travel overnight and have a train pass, the best suggestion i can offer is to take the Budapest - Zurich night train as far as Salzburg (arrive about 00.30), then wait an hour until the train to Lljubljana. Then you arrive about 6am, which means you save money on accom. However, i'd guess that the extra cost of this not being a direct route would be more than the cost of a nights accom.
Why don't you try couchsurfing or one of the similar sites as a way of saving money on accomodation.?
[ Edit: Edited on Jun 23, 2007, at 5:21 AM by Gelli ]
yeah that was the train i took. It arrives just after 2 - but just get out and hit the bars? U can then explore the city in the morning.