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1. Posted by Vitamin88 (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Hi,

I will travel to Vienna with my husband this Oct. We plan to spend 6 days in vienna city and 4 days for the rest of the places in Austria or neighbouring country. We plan to travel by train but have no idea where else we wanted to go. Would anybody give me a suggestion routes and what type of train ticket i should purchase ?

Thanks,
Vitamin88

2. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 7y

The most logical choices would be to opt for a daytrip to Bratislava. You can do that by train, but also by boat, from the center of Vienna to Bratislava (over the danube), check the twin city liner.

If you want to stay in Austria, than I think that Salzburg would be a pretty logical place to go as well. October might be too late to visit the Ice Caves in Werfen, but there are some other nice daytrips from Salzburg. You can also go on to Innsbruck.

(the links are to the TP Travel Guide, where you can find more information, without me having to type it here ;) )

[ Edit: Edited on 23-Aug-2009, at 08:14 by Herr Bert ]

3. Posted by Musicolo (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

Hi,
definitely do the day boat trip to Bratislava. its wonderful. You can catch the boat on the river some 10 min walk from Stephansplatz and the boarding spot is right on the ring. I'd also recommend visiting Prague. Its close, 30 min flight or 2-3 hours drive and really worth a visit.
Enjoy

4. Posted by Vitamin88 (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

I will consider including Bratislava into my traveling plan, just that the boat trip is a little pricey.

On the other hand, I was thinking to purchase a 4 days unlimited single country train ticket (Austria only) to travel within Austria. My primary itinerary will be something like this :

Vienna - St Polten - Linz - Salzburg - Innsbruck - Schwarzach St Veit - Spittall - Villach - Klagenfurt - Leoben - Wiener Neustadt - Vienna

I am not sure whether i can cover all this places in 4 days and what to do at this places yet.

5. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 7y

If you want to go to Innsbruck and Salzburg than give it two days each, and leave out the rest. If you really want to visit all these places, you will be running around more than actualy seeing something. If you would rent a car you can make your own planning and you can maybe visit a couple more, but if you go by train I would do only two.

6. Posted by Vitamin88 (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Hi,

I am now confused about the train ticket....what is the different between OBB train ticket and Eurail pass ?

A Single country Eurail pass (Austria only) that valid for 3 days cost $89 (2nd class saver) only. With this pass, i can have unlimited travel to any places within Austria, right ?

On the other hand, a one way train ticket from vienna to salzburg cost $47.50 (from OBB website).

So, a Eurail pass will be a very good deal and give flexibility to traveler to hop on to any train any time in austria without making any reservation, am i right ? Do i need to purchase Eurail pass before i leave my country of residence ?

Many thanks.

7. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 7y

Quoting Vitamin88

A Single country Eurail pass (Austria only) that valid for 3 days cost $89 (2nd class saver) only. With this pass, i can have unlimited travel to any places within Austria, right ?

On the other hand, a one way train ticket from vienna to salzburg cost $47.50 (from OBB website).

Yes, with the Eurail pass u can travel unlimited within Austria. The second class saver pass is definately worth the money if ur travelling extensively during the period. The fare that u have quoted is the normal fare from Vienna to Salzurg, though some 'offer' fares are also available, but then u have to plan it in advance.

Quoting Vitamin88

So, a Eurail pass will be a very good deal and give flexibility to traveler to hop on to any train any time in austria without making any reservation, am i right ? Do i need to purchase Eurail pass before i leave my country of residence ?

Many thanks.

The best thing about the Eurail pass in Austria is that u dont need any reservations and no supplement is required to be paid. Just drop in at the station and hop on to any train. Yes, u need to buy the pass before u reach Europe and get it validated at any station in Austria before starting ur journey. I also had used the pass for Germany and Austria last year and found it very useful

Cheers
Arif

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