Rail Travel in Eastern Europe

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1. Posted by Dan_Dramor (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hello people...

Planning a sojourn to Hungary, Slovakia & Czech Rep. next spring, but can't work out if its better to pay for an Interail pass or just buy rail tickets there & then. Cost is the main consideration for me, however how easy is it to use local train tickets?

Any advice from more experienced travellers much appreciated...


2. Posted by monkeycat (Full Member 109 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

don't bother with an interrail pass in eastern europe unless you plan to spend all your time on a train it doens't generally work out cheaper. I'm going to poland, slovakia and hungary this summer for 2 weeks and i just can't imagine i'll be able to spend a couple of hundred quid on train fares. A long overnight journey from Krakovia to Budapest i have been told costs around 30 euros....i may have been misinformed...hope not.

3. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

yeah dont bother with the Eurorail pass. Most East countries dont support the rail lines passes from the West. Except maybe Hungary. But im here in Budapest now for the summer, AND im on my way to the trainstation soon to get prices to Croatia.

If you want I can look up some prices for you?