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Train Help

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Train Help

Will be in Vienna in August going on a daytrip to Salzurg by train at the middle of the trip and continuing to Budapest at the end of the trip returning 3 days later to Vienna.

Questions:

Should I buy tickets in advance online?

If so what's the best site?

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1. Re: Train Help

Thanks in advance for any help.

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2. Re: Train Help

For Vienna - salzburg - no need to buy in advance - the price is the same -

if several are traveling together - you get a discount 10 % on first person 20 % on 2nd etc.

For Budapest a few cheap tickets available by pre purchase only -

look for sparschiene ticket offers on the austrian rail website

www.oebb.at

also check the search box here to find the many discussions on this subject.

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Thanks Vertical. Just a question: there is no risk of the Vienna Salzburg train being sold out?

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Trains cannot sell out as tickets aren't issued for certain trains but for corridors. The worst case would be that you have to stand for a while but that happens very very rarely. In order to guarantee a seat on a specific train you need to make a seat reservation which costs around 3€ for each seat. Only a few people do that except if there is an important "weekend" or event. I have taken quite a lot trains along the Vienna-Linz-Salzburg railway corridor and always got a seat. I rarely encountered trains which were packed.

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Thanks for your help.

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Tried buying tickets to Budapeste and the site told me it was too early (at least that's what I thought it told me since the message was in german)

How far in advance can I buy tickets online?

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90 days

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Thanks for your prompt reply.

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Tring to buy my train tickets Vienna Budapest and having some doubts where what's the best train station in Vienna to arrive and depart. I understand there are 2 in that conection.

Could someone advise me about the closest or more convinient in terms of public transportation of Pension Suzanne where we will be staying? How do you suggest I get to that station from Pension Suzanne?

Regarding trains to Salzburg: are there more than one station from Vienna? What's its name and how do I get there from Pension Suzanne?

Thanks so much in advance for your help.

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For Salzburg

trains leave almost hourly from Vienna Westbahnhof .

This station is easily reached using the UBahn line U-3 in the direction Ottakring.

You can find the U-3 at Stephansplatz - a short walk along Karntnerstrasse

from the pension

od by taking a streetcar running on the Ring - 2 stops to Volkstheater/Karl Renner Ring.

For Budapest - harder to give advice as various options exist - much depending on the time of travel.

Most frequent station is probably Meidling

strrewtcar # 62 or U-3 changing to U-6 at Westbahnhof

alternate could be Wien Simmering - this taking U-3 in direction Simmering - this the end station and easy to go from UBahnto train platform

trin site you already have

www.oebb.at