My name is Adrian and I'm 30 y/o guy from México, next September I will be travelling to Europe. I would like to ask for your help and advise on how to move from Krakov to Budapest and then From Budapest to Vienna.
If anybody could lend me some help about train fares, where are the train stations or wich is the best route fare between this cities i will really apreciate it a lot and will be very, very thankful.
Ola Adrios !
If you want to get Budapest from Krakow, you have to take a night train. You'll leave Krakow at 11 pm/12 pm and you'll arrive in Budapest about 9:00am.
And Vienna isn't so far from Budapest, so there are many trains each days.
For train station's location, you'll see most of time it's in midtown. So buy a travel guide with a map.
Thank you very much for your time and the info! I'll seek for night trains from Krakov to Budapest!
vienna, bratislava, budapest etc are all on the Danube, look for ferries running up/down the river.
estuve en una página de un tipo que ofrece ete viaje y muestra una Ruta. mira en el Travelers-deluxe . com
Quizás te dará alguna idea. Hay otras rutas bonitas allá. Chequea bien.
http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en for train schedules
http://jizdenka.cz for fares.
Note that jizdenka usually has trouble handling journeys that touch more than 2 countries. Also: if you are buying point-to-point tickets there are a bunch of tricks to cheaper fares, the most common one is to avoid international tickets by taking a train to the border, stopping there, buying a new ticket and then continueing with the new ticket. Example: Vienna-Leipzig is 130 EUR regular fare, with a few tricks you can reduce this to 55 EUR.
If you don't mind loosing a half day travelling on the bus (from Cracow to Budapest), check out the recently launched low-cost bus company's rates: Orangeways They also operate buses between Budapest and Vienna on a daily bases.
Website available both in English and Spanish.
Thanks for your excellent recomendations! I'm still on time and looking for the best option to move and for how long to stay in every and each place I'll like to visit.
Considering that I will only be traveling for 16 days I pretend to stay like 6 days in Poland and thn anoter 4 or 5 in Budapest.
Thanks a lot for your help and advises!
i just got back from a trip just like this.... i started in krakau, went to zdiar (slovakia), bratislava, vienna and budapest.
to avoid sitting in a train for a whole day, you can try the trip i did... the longest i spent in the train was actually about 6 hours, but that was cos we screwed up and got hte wrong train from poprad to bratislava, which added over an hour to our trip!
but i would recommend having a few days in the Ginger Monkey hostel in zdiar, they have a good website, and its a GREAT hostel in the tatra mountains in slovakia, and it breaks the trip up a bit... i was also on the road for 16 days...
It's a great place Zdiar indeed! and the hostel looks great and very atractive, but unluckyly for me it's out of scheddule cuse I wont be able to reach Budapest and then Vienna later where I will meet some friends.
Anyway thanks for the great great advise and time for your reply.
Any particular place you suggest me to visit in Krakow?