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Czech Railways website & train Prague-Budapest

Has anyone else had problems with this? I thought things we're going quite swell, one-way first class from Prague to Budapest for under $40. I picked a nice 9 am time when I began booking, but somehow it looks like I ended up with ticket for 3:12 am departure.
I tried to read the Seat 61, but I didn't hear anything about this happening.
Edit: Regaining hope now. "cas odjezdu" = departure time per Google translate.
**This might be the most boring post ever.

Please if anyone kind enough to be reading would like to share their experiences, ie RegioJet vs Euroways and this route, I'd be very eager to hear. This might not be completely scenic trip, but I like the idea of train (vs bus or plane).
Thanks, happy travels

Posted by
1449 posts

That was unfortunate! You'll have to get a refund on the ticket and replace it for the train you really wanted.
www.cd.cz/en/eshop/vraceni-a-vymena/
Be sure to include those hard-to-spell Czech words meaning "Return for replacement" to get you to the exact page you want.
Cheers!

Posted by
90 posts

Thanks @Kenko! I looked again at ticket & Google translate. Things seem more in order {fingers crossed}. Though there is some mystery to me where some of the numbers are coming from.

Posted by
1449 posts

I think they come from the Gremlins living in our mobile devices!

Posted by
14580 posts

There is a departure from Praha hl n around 9 AM (09:12) getting to Budapest at 16:20, a direct connection. The other departures require train changing one or more times. This 09:12 departure is on EuroCity (EC) train.

If you want the night train option as Budapest is a major night train hub in east-central Europe, that's available too, a direct shot to BP arriving at a decent hour. If I were doing this route, day or night is quite satisfactory, ie, direct connections, absolutely no problems. I would most likely take the night train option as to squeeze out another traveling day.

Posted by
18519 posts

Your google converted it to East Coast time zone. Hilarious. So your train really does leave at 3:12 am East Coast time.

But I would have flown. Faster, less boring. But 3x the price of the train.

Posted by
18519 posts

Its happened to me. Sometimes computers are too smart for us simple folks. Of course I am only correct if you do actually live on the East Coast (and your computer knows that).