My wife and I are first timer European travelers and will be arriving in Basel from a river cruise mid-morning in April and could use some newbie advise on how to get to Salzburg in a cost effective manner. I assume it is more cost effective to obtain tickets online ahead of time.
If by train what is the best way to get to the appropriate train station and also how do we book travel? Can we be get on-line tickets that can be printed out via the internet or just ticket reservation numbers? Either way do we have to validate our tickets/reservation numbers at the station.
Being new at this we'd like to allow a generous amount of time to make any train transfers that may be required..
Or would it just be better just to fly and, if so, which airline is most cost effective?
Any help would be appreciated.