I am a mess with trains! I've tried using Bahn.de, Trenitalia, and even the Rail Europe site to try and figure out the cost of a point-to-point rail trip from the Pordenone train station in to Brussels. All of the train websites spit back their own version of the "Price Cannot Be Calculated" message.
It started out that I wanted to compare this cost to the RyanAir flight, and then decide if the RyanAir headache/fees/etc is worth it or if the train looks like a nicer option. I already figured out that the train takes so much longer that I don't want to go that way. But it is frustrating that I can't get the price, and for future reference I just wish I was better at calculating these things. I always see people bust out P2P calculations and wonder what I am doing wrong!
I would imagine it involves some method of calculating within one country and the next, but that sounds like it requires a great knowledge of where all of the connection points are amongst other things. Is it really that complicated? Is there an easier way?
If someone could steer me towards figuring this out, I would appreciate it!