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1st and 2nd classes in Vienna-Prague train

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1st and 2nd classes in Vienna-Prague train

Does anyone know if the 1st class seat is much better than the 2nd class one (better enough to justify the price difference)?

1st class seats come with some choices for reservation (quiet zone, sallon couch ...). What are they? Which one is best for a group traveling with a 2 y.o. boy?

I apreciate any information you can spare on this subject...

thanks!

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1. Re: 1st and 2nd classes in Vienna-Prague train

Never traveled 1st class because 2nd class is good enough. The distinction is not like on airplanes. It also depends on the rolling stock used on a certain route. Between Vienna and Prague supposedly older rolling stock is used. I'd stick to 2nd class!

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2. Re: 1st and 2nd classes in Vienna-Prague train

IMO second class is more comfortable

Second class:

Czech: vagonweb.cz/fotogalerie/…P1010067.jpg

Austrian: vagonweb.cz/fotogalerie/…R0012892.jpg

First class:

Czech: vagonweb.cz/fotogalerie/…DSCF1149.jpg

The Austrian car is about the same.

The huge difference in price isn't worth it - only €29 second, or a lot more in first. www.oebb.at to get your tickets. I always go second as well, even with children (of course your child travels for free).

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3. Re: 1st and 2nd classes in Vienna-Prague train

Thanks a lot!

I really appreciate the information!

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4. Re: 1st and 2nd classes in Vienna-Prague train

Another question:

I read somewhere else in another post that is cheaper to by a ticket Vienna to Brno and then from Brno to Prague. You would by them for the same train and would not have to change trains.

Is it true?

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5. Re: 1st and 2nd classes in Vienna-Prague train

Not really. This is only true if you stop off in Brno which is a great city, and perfect for children:

Bongo - http://www.bongobrno.cz/atrakce

Olympia Park - http://www.jdemedoparku.cz/

Riviéra swimming - http://www.rivec.cz/

Dinopark Vyskov - http://www.dinopark.cz/dinopark-vyskov/

High-wire centre - http://www.junglepark.cz/

Swimming pool and Funpark na Dobráku - http://www.funparkbrno.cz/

http://www.zoobrno.cz/en/

and for adults guardian.co.uk/travel/2010/jun/19/low-cost-f… :)

What you do is buy a a ticket from Vienna to Brno - €19 www.oebb.at and a sporoticket from Brno to Prague either on-line at least 3 days in advance https://www.cd.cz/eshop/sporotiket.aspx (English option top right), which is 170 Crowns (€7) - the reason why you can't just stay on the train with this ticket is that you will be sent a voucher and you have to get off in Brno and exchange it for a travel ticket at the ticket office. If you know what you are doing it is possible, but not recommended.

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6. Re: 1st and 2nd classes in Vienna-Prague train

Thanks a lot GCEK!

it was really helpful!

7. Re: 1st and 2nd classes in Vienna-Prague train

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