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Sparchiene ticket

I just booked and bought on oebb site sparschiene tickets from vienna to salzburg and from salzburg to vienna on 20 Aug 2012.and also sparschiene tickets from vienna to Budapest on 21Aug2012.Please can anybody advice me if it necessary to make seat reservations or not.(we are 2 adults and 2 children 6 and 3 yrs old) Because i do not want any surprises.Thank you in advance.

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1. Re: Sparchiene ticket

You are travelling during the peak vacation period, so this is one time when I say you should reserve for four people.

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I usually advise to arrive at the station a little earlier and board the train when ready for boarding (applicable if train originates at station). Most travelers do not have a seat reservation. From Salzburg to Vienna there is a chance that the train arrives from any place West of Salzburg such as Innsbruck, Zurich or Munich and only stops in Salzburg briefly. Then you can't logically board earlier than the rest. If you want a complete hassle-free vacation, then make a reservation.

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Thank you for your replies, I decided to make a seat reservation but how can i make the reservation after i already bought them on line. Do you know the link that i can make the seat reservation on?

And Mr. mickey i want to tell you that when i bought the tickets on line i put that we are 4 passengers. 2 adults and one between 6 and 14yrs and one between 4 & 5 yrs old. But when the tickets were sent by mail it mentioned 2 erwachsene & 1 Kind. it means 2 adult and 1 child. but i have 2 children. Any problem will arise when boarding?

Thank you in advance

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4. Re: Sparchiene ticket

On www.oebb.at you can make seat reservations for domestic trips only. Query a connection, start a booking BUT choose "SEAT RESERVATION ONLY" when you get to the appropriate page. In order to get a reservation for your ride to Budapest you need to go to a train station, not necessarily to the one where the train leaves from. You could actually do the reservation stuff at West Station before you leave for Salzburg.

Children below the age of 6 are free of charge, so I suppose that is the reason why aren't listed.

Edited: 23 July 2012, 08:26
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Thank you for your prompt replies, i will do the online reservation as you mentioned and i will be going to westbahnof station on August16 to buy tickets for melk abbey and from krems to vienna. So i will reserve the seats to budapest (21 Aug) on that day. This will be 5 days before the journey. Is this ok?

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In this case I would do the complete reservation stuff on the day of your trip to Melk and Krems. You can easily get your seats even the day before.

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Ok i will apply your advise. Thanks a lot.

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I just called the oebb customer service and they were very kind and the girl told me that they will refund the tickets by voucher. They will send it by mail within 2 weeks. I will be using it to buy the combi tickets to danube valley.Thanks for your advice

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9. Re: Sparchiene ticket

Great news!

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