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train from Brno to Budapest, which stations to book

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train from Brno to Budapest, which stations to book

Hi,

A friend and I will be taking a train from Brno to Budapest. The train site I'm using lists several stations for each. In Brno, we'll be staying at the Continental, which is close to the downtown center. Don't know yet where we'll be staying in Budapest.

Any advice?

Here's the train link I've been using. Please let me know if this is the right one. https://www.cd.cz/eshop/default.aspx

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1. Re: train from Brno to Budapest, which stations to book

Just Brno or Brno hl.n. and Budapest (H) or Budapest Keleti.

does not matter where you stay exactly, the international trains stop only in one place (generally)

Edited: 05 June 2014, 20:09
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2. Re: train from Brno to Budapest, which stations to book

Thanks. And is there more than one train booking site? Or should I use the one in my last post?

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3. Re: train from Brno to Budapest, which stations to book

That's the only one....the Czech railways official website

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4. Re: train from Brno to Budapest, which stations to book

From the Continental (BTW a fine example of 1960s modernist architecture, and is a national monument) to the main station it is probably best to get a taxi - it shouldn't cost more than about 100 crowns. If you are into 1920s functionalist architecture, Brno is a major centre and there are a couple of good examples near to the Continental - the Hussite church on Botanická and the Masaryk student home a bit further down the same road. But there is loads to see and do in and around Brno, 5 days is the bare minimum required, just to scratch the surface. This is a good guide for starters http://brnonow.com/

The train from Brno to Budapest costs from €14, available from 60 days before departure.

This page might make it easier https:/… - select the English option top right.

Enjoy your stay!

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5. Re: train from Brno to Budapest, which stations to book

Thanks for the info. I will have one free day in Brno (and several work days). I'd love to rent a bike either in Brno or somewhere nearby. I checked online and there are no bike shops in Brno (that I would find). Do you have any suggestions?

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6. Re: train from Brno to Budapest, which stations to book

You don't need a bike, it is perfect for walking.

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7. Re: train from Brno to Budapest, which stations to book

One more train question. Is it worth it to book 1st class for the extra price?

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8. Re: train from Brno to Budapest, which stations to book

Not really - the classes are pretty much identical, and it will cost a lot more than €14!

Re. cycling. The centre is totally walkable - it is virtually all pedestrianised. Otherwise it is neither car, nor bicycle friendly with a lack of cycling tracks and lots of trams/tram tracks and inconsiderate cars to contend with. There *are* bicycle shops, but they tend to be quite specialist in nature - Czechs are fanatical cyclists, but they go the whole hog with the full kit, etc. At weekends in Brno many people go to the lake or the caves in Blansko. For getting further afield the tram system is second to none.

But if you are determined you could try these:

http://mycyklo.cz/outset.php?page=page5

http://rentbike.wbs.cz/

http://www.barnexsport.cz/pujcovna-kol

and then there are a couple of bike-sharing schemes, e.g.:

https:/…224925547653406 but the quality of the bikes isn't that great.

or there is one here https:/…224925547653406 - you rent it

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9. Re: train from Brno to Budapest, which stations to book

Thanks. I am (at least a bit) determined to get on a bike and do some riding somewhere nearby. (I'm in my comfort zone when I'm on a bike when traveling alone.)

This will be my 3rd time in Brno, but I haven't had much free time. I'm going to take a look at the site you sent (and get the guidebook) and go from there.

Thanks for the help!

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