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1. Posted by Noosha.sl (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y

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Hey everyone...

I wanna visit Europe in this summer...let me tell u a little about myself.I`m a 20 years old girl from Iran.It`s my first trip to Europe.me & my mom are planning a 1 month trip.we`re going to stay in my uncle`s house in Austria,Vienna.but since we have a lot of time we want to visit some other parts of Europe.

the problem is we don`t have any Idea about the train tickets prices in Europe.for example,how much is a ticket from vienna to venice and then from venice to san marino?!

also I have another question about the hotels prices,specially in Rome.how much is a 3 star good hotel in rome per night?!

Cheers
Noosha;)

2. Posted by amadei (Budding Member 28 posts) 6y

Hi,

you can check train timetables and fares from Vienna to Venice here for example: http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/homepage_en.html. Anyway direct train (night train) is about €100

As for Venice - San Marino, in San Marino there is no train station. Closest station is in Rimini (check fares and timetables from same site as above). Cheapest solutions (slower train) go for about € 20.
Then from Rimini to San Marino you can take a bus (see here: http://www.riminiturismo.it/1744/36/Bus_Timetable_to_San_Marino_Republic.html?lang_index=1&seq_index=3 )

lorenzo

3. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 6y

Train tickets can best be obtained from national railway companies immediately; most of them have fairly accesible websites, although booking options from abroad tend to be limited. Then again, advance booking is not always necessary, nor is it necessarily cheaper. Alternatively, you could look into using an agent, or buy rail passes. Whether the latter is a good option depends on the distances you intend to travel.

Re hotels in Rome: prices vary enormously, depending on location, season and level of luxury (of which the star rating system is a rather poor indicator). I recommend using a site like Hostelworld, or TP´s very own alternative.

4. Posted by Noosha.sl (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y

Quoting amadei

Hi,

you can check train timetables and fares from Vienna to Venice here for example: http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/homepage_en.html. Anyway direct train (night train) is about €100

As for Venice - San Marino, in San Marino there is no train station. Closest station is in Rimini (check fares and timetables from same site as above). Cheapest solutions (slower train) go for about € 20.
Then from Rimini to San Marino you can take a bus (see here: http://www.riminiturismo.it/1744/36/Bus_Timetable_to_San_Marino_Republic.html?lang_index=1&seq_index=3 )

lorenzo

Hi Lorenzo...

I did not know there is a direct train from Vienna to Rimini...that would help us a lot...how long is it from Vienna to Remini by each train(slower train & Night train)?!is the slower train also a direct train,Is it comfortable?!

Thanks a lot for your help:)
Noosha

5. Posted by Noosha.sl (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y

Quoting bentivogli

Train tickets can best be obtained from national railway companies immediately; most of them have fairly accesible websites, although booking options from abroad tend to be limited. Then again, advance booking is not always necessary, nor is it necessarily cheaper. Alternatively, you could look into using an agent, or buy rail passes. Whether the latter is a good option depends on the distances you intend to travel.

Re hotels in Rome: prices vary enormously, depending on location, season and level of luxury (of which the star rating system is a rather poor indicator). I recommend using a site like Hostelworld, or TP´s very own alternative.

Hi

Thanks for your reply...Do you think we can visit Rome in one day?!Is that worth it?!cause I have a limited budget...

6. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 6y

I thought of another site that will be useful to you: the European Rail Journey Travel Planner. Hosted by belgian B-rail, but reliable for all other countries as well.

Rome in one day is pure madness. At the very least, you need 3 days. You have to settle with the idea that you can only see a VERY little bit of Europe in one month...

7. Posted by amadei (Budding Member 28 posts) 6y

Quoting asal

Quoting amadei

Hi,

you can check train timetables and fares from Vienna to Venice here for example: http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/homepage_en.html. Anyway direct train (night train) is about €100

As for Venice - San Marino, in San Marino there is no train station. Closest station is in Rimini (check fares and timetables from same site as above). Cheapest solutions (slower train) go for about € 20.
Then from Rimini to San Marino you can take a bus (see here: http://www.riminiturismo.it/1744/36/Bus_Timetable_to_San_Marino_Republic.html?lang_index=1&seq_index=3 )

lorenzo

Hi Lorenzo...

I did not know there is a direct train from Vienna to Rimini...that would help us a lot...how long is it from Vienna to Remini by each train(slower train & Night train)?!is the slower train also a direct train,Is it comfortable?!

Thanks a lot for your help:)
Noosha

No, wait, I was talking about direct trains from VENICE to Rimini, NOT from Vienna. And moreover, from Venice to Rimini there's only 1 or 2 direct trains a day, otherwise you have to change train in Bologna (that means Venice-Bologna and then Bologna-Rimini).

About slower trains... well in Italy we have 4 or 5 (or even more) different types (classification) of trains: regionals (marked R), interregionals (IR), Intercity (IC), Eurostar (ES) and high speed trains usually marked Freccia Argento (Silver arrow) or Freccia Rossa (Red Arrow)... The faster the train, the fewer stations it calls at, but also the more expensive it is! That said, IR trains or R trains (the slowest ones and with the most stops) are usually comfortable as well. In August trains to seaside (including Rimini) are usually crowded and maybe having the reservation in advance (available in IC, ES, NOT in IR nor in R trains) helps you have a "sure" seat :-)
From Vienna to Venice the direct train is a EN (EuroNight - kind of Intercity train travelling at night), while from Venice to Rimini there's one direct Intercity train (if I remember correctly), otherwise you have to catch a IC, or a ES or a IR from Venice to Bologna and then a IR (or IC) from Bologna to Rimini.
When you look at timetables and fares in www.trenitalia.com (for example, Italian National Railway Company), they tell you what kind of train it is, what combinations are possible and how much they will cost.

Lorenzo

8. Posted by Noosha.sl (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y

Thank you both for your helps;)

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10. Posted by fleetcmd (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

If you only plan to travel from Wien to other places occasionally, the best idea to buy individual tickets as mentioned above. However, if you plan to travel a lot, it may worth to check one of the available EuRail Passes. They are pretty expensive, but if you plan to travel for longer distances, it may worth to read their website.
There are a reduced price Youth Pass for people under 26, so that may be good for you. Also, you can choose a Global or a 3/4/5-countries pass. And, depending on your travel planning, there are continous versions (for example tickets which are vailid continously for 21 days starting from its validation) and "x days in y days" versions too if you don't travel every day.
So again: expensive, but if you plan to travel a lot, it worth a try. If only travelling occasionally, individual tickets are a lot better.