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Train from Budapest to Prague with stop in Brataslava

The direct train is about 6 1/2 hours, which might be more than Barley can handle mid day, so we are thinking of stopping in Bratalava to break up the trip. Looks like trains run through every hour or two.

Thanks to seat61, looks like cheapest fares are booked in advance on Czech Railways. Do I need to book two separate tickets, or is there a way to select the two legs with a 2-3 hour connection time?

Is there luggage store at Bratalava station?

How many hours would you spend in Brataslava? Is 2 enough or would you suggest 3 hours. Or is it worth spending a night or two?

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Perhaps call the Tourist Office about luggage storage? The number is in the link here - https://www.visitbratislava.com/informations/tourist-info/

Be advised that there are two train stations in Bratislava (note the spelling).

As the train stations are quite far from the city center (20 minutes), two hours definitely won't be enough. I think Brastislava is a pretty town that could make for a good lunch spot. Many restaurants are located in the city center. A quick walk through after lunch would take about an hour. I'd say plan on 4 hours in total.

When will this trip happen? If it is cold, then my suggestions would be different.

Is Barley an animal?

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Thus will be towards end of June

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Yes, Barley is a big chocolate lab. He’s a great traveler, loves riding on trains, but don’t want to push the limit before he needs a potty break.

Thanks for link for luggage storage.

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Not sure how friendly Slovakia is with dogs. You probably want to plan to be outside most of the time. There is a nice green area along the river.

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Czech trains require a ticket for a dog and you are limited to 2nd class travel. The national railways site (in English) has a whole section on travelling with pets. Just go to cd.cz and search for “dog”.

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