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    • Steve_F
    • By Steve_F 16th Apr 19, 8:38 AM
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    European Train Travel
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    European Train Travel 16th Apr 19 at 8:38 AM
    Hi Guys,


    My wife and I are due to meet friends in Budapest for the 20th August of this year and we have a fortnight booked off (full week before).


    We want to hop through Europe on the train, taking our time to arrive in Budapest, and then return back to Leeds, UK.


    I am really struggling to find where I can get tickets from on the internet. You hear that you can get cheap train travel within Europe, but where would I locate these sites?


    Any tips, advice would be much appreciated


    Cheers


    Steve
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    • Fen1
    • By Fen1 16th Apr 19, 8:51 AM
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    Seat61.com

    The man in seat 61 offers a lot of good advice about rail travel. We were glad of the advice when we traveled a few years ago.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 16th Apr 19, 9:35 AM
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    Don’t ignore the advantages of CIV https://www.seat61.com/UKconnections.htm#London%20International%20CIV

    Allow enough time for your passport to be checked at Paris, Brussels or Lille on the return to the UK.

    Don’t forget that some sleeper carriages can be very good and you can save time and money on hotels.

    The https://www.bahn.com/en/view/index.shtml website can be very good for train times.
    Last edited by richardw; 16-04-2019 at 9:44 AM.
    Posts are not advice and must not be relied upon.
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 16th Apr 19, 11:14 AM
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    Or get an Interrail ticket and go wherever you fancy, that would give you far more flexibility than booked tickets.

    https://www.interrail.eu/en/interrail-passes?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIra_6vr3U4QIVCrDtCh2Y7A0EE AAYASAAEgIrLfD_BwE
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    • By Voyager2002 17th Apr 19, 12:08 AM
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    Donít forget that some sleeper carriages can be very good and you can save time and money on hotels.
    Originally posted by richardw

    There are precious few left: modern trains are just too fast for this to make any sense to the operators. Pity.
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    • By silvercar 17th Apr 19, 7:08 AM
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    www.rome2rio.com
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    • By Voyager2002 17th Apr 19, 12:29 PM
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    Originally posted by silvercar

    A fun site, but when it comes to finding the best place to buy tickets I would rather use Seat 61.
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