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Sleeper train from Krakow to Vienna

In a previous post, I was informed that there was a sleeper from Krakow to Vienna. That sounded perfect. I am now trying to book a sleeper train for three adults from Krakow to Vienna on Dec 6. When I try to get a sleeper leaving around 2200 and arriving at 0700 direct, I can't find one. Can anyone point me in the right direction ? Or has the sleeper been eliminated???

Posted by
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THANK YOU!!!! I tried for hours last night to make the arrangement and failed miserably. I am a person who likes to know well in advance, what I am doing and where I am going. You have made my day for sure!

Yes, I have slept on a train before so I don't think I will have a problem. I am going with my two adult daughters who have never slept on a train. Wish me luck.

Posted by
202 posts

Or maybe not ..... "
"The rail carrier has temporarily blocked printing of reservations for travel on some trains in December, due to pending adjustments being made in the reservation system.

The railway advises us that printing of reservations should opened within the next couple of days, and we will then be able to proceed with the ticketing and send your order."

We will have to see

Posted by
2580 posts

you should also do some Google, there are Youtube train vloggers who have taken this route (along with tons of others)

Posted by
1486 posts

The link given by Jazz+Travels is that of a ticket re-seller. It looks comfortable, but in fact cannot provide you with tickets or reservations as long as the rail carrier does not provide them. You pay a surcharge, of course.

The rail carriers don't allow booking very long in advance, especially for international trains, for whatever reason.

OeBB, Austrian Railways, run the largest network of international night trains in Europe. The night train from Krakow to Vienna, in particular, is (physically) operated by PKP (Polish Railways) on behalf of OeBB.

Here is the website of OeBB for booking: https://tickets.oebb.at/en/ticket/timetable
I checked it today, and you can book only 4 weeks in advance at the moment.

The reason seems to be a special schedule change in Poland, effective November 7th. Nevertheless, on the PKP website you might be able to book longer in advance, although there is a red banner on the top of the page referring to possible schedule changes after November 7th.
You may give it a try: https://rozklad-pkp.pl/en/

By the way, the regular coordinated time table change of all European railway operators will be on December 12th - the the second Sunday in December as every year. All information beyond this date is tentative at the moment, as the schedules have not been formally finalized yet.

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wmt1, you are the BEST!! I followed your link and am now ticketed for my sleeper car. Plus i got a discount! I feel so much better when my ducks are in a row well before the time due. You have been a HUGE help. Thank you so very much.

Posted by
1486 posts

Joseph, you are welcome. I am glad that I could provide you with useful information.
Dealing with different train operators in Europe can be tricky, especially when the respective websites are not very user-friendly. This is the main reason why the overpriced Eurail passes are sold to gullible tourists as a relief.