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Go Opti advice

Has anybody booked this service recently? We are looking to use it to get from Lake Bled to Vienna next April, and possibly a couple of other transfers also. We'll be in Eastern Europe for 24 days.

Thanks,

Chris

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I used GoOpti from Trieste to Ljubljana last month and I loved it! I booked ahead of time and got a great rate. I picked the cheapest option, where you might be the first one to be picked up and have to drive around picking up others. I didn't care about that - just thought of that possibility as seeing more sights driving around. However, there were only two of us on the van that day and so we made great time getting to Ljubljana. I wholeheartedly recommend them! I was notified by email the day before (I didn't have a phone with me). But if you have a phone, they will even text you that morning. Go for it!

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We used Go Opti about 5 weeks ago to travel from Ljubljana to Vienna. We chose the option where we selected a two hour time frame for pickup. The day before the pickup I received both an email and a text message with the exact pickup time. The van was on time, the driver courteous, professional, and a good driver. There were two other passengers. We made a rest stop on the way and the driver dropped us off at the hotel where we were staying in Vienna. I would definitely use them again. They were a bit more money than the train or bus, but not much. We would have had to pay for taxis or other transportation if we had done train or bus. The convenience of pickup and dropoff at our hotels was well worth it for us. No hassles.

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We used Go Opti last month from Trieste to Ljubljana and again from our Ljubljana hotel to the airport. Both were clean, comfortable vans with excellent drivers. The price was good and it was wonderful to have door to door service. We opted for the shared ride in both cases. Download their app and it’s even easier to manage.

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We used Go Opti in June from Portoroz (Slovenia) to Venice. Originally had the 2 hour window booked but changed to pick up at our accommodations at a specified time the day before for only 6euro more. Agent was extremely helpful & accommodating. In addition, not only was van clean, driver on time & professional, he stopped & bought us all water for the ride and we arrived earlier than anticipated. I would highly recommend based on our experience.

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Hi everyone.

We have heard back from Go Opti about our request for transportation from Lake Bled to Vienna next April. The price is higher than I had expected. I would appreciate any comments from people who have used this service before.

Here are the details:

**Penzion Mayer, Bled - Aviano Boutique Hotel, Vienna, 2 passengers, shared transfer for the price of 50€/person [4 hour flexibility window for the departure, pick up in Bled between 04:45 AM and 08:45 AM, arrival in Vienna no later than 3:00 PM], shared transfer for the price of 87€/person [fixed departure at 08:45 AM, +/- 15 min] and private transfer for the price of 138€/person
The price includes one hand luggage up to 4kg and a carry-on up to 10kg per passenger. Bigger/additional luggage has an extra cost: 2€/luggage up to 20kg and 8€/luggage up to 32kg
**

Thanks,

Chris

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I would just take the train then, personally. It takes a little longer but it's going to cost far less than this. Just take a taxi or local bus to Lesce-Bled station, probably one connection from there to Vienna. However, I read on another forum recently where someone taking a train from Ljubljana to Munich found out at the last minute that one of their connecting trains had been canceled for some reason, and they had been rerouted at 2X the travel time and a bunch of connections - so they took a direct Flixbus instead. I'd simply be prepared with backup plans; maybe if you had to do that, you'd get the train or bus back to Ljubljana and catch a bus there if you had some issue with trains.

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GoOpti generally does not work that well on less popular routes as prices tend to be higher, probably due to the higher risk of not filling up the seats. Given that SparSchiene tickets are just €24 for Lesce-Bled to Vienna on www.oebb.at, I'd just take the train, too. It takes between 5 and 6 hours and there's a single change in Villach. To get to Lesce-Bled from Mayer, just order a taxi or hop on the bus.

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We recently did the reverse of what you're doing, took a OBB train from Vienna to Lesce Bled, which included a train change in Salzburg. It was a solid day of riding the rails but, we got to enjoy the views and the time in-between train changes allowed us to stretch our legs and go buy lunch. The crux was buying a Sparschiene ticket, which is a special offer to various destinations, practically half-off compared to a regular priced ticket. I believe it was €34/ticket (1st class) and nearly 7-hours of travel. Buy far in-advance as possible to take advantage.

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95 posts

Thanks, everyone.

We decided to go ahead and book with Go Opti, for the convenience.

Chris