Train Tickets across Borders

Any suggestions how to price tickets across borders...let's say from Czesky Krumlov, Czech Republic to Frankfurt, Germany? Also, are there any tips on ways to get best fares when traveling across borders? I bought a ticket in Italy once to travel from Italy into Austria. The Italy part was really cheap and the Austria was very expensive. I wondered if it would have been smarter to buy a let into Austria and then get the next ticket within Austria for the rest of the journey??

Posted by Fred
San Francisco
2687 posts

Hi, I would hit the big cities, say from Frankfurt Hbf. to Prague ca. 98 Euro, a bit further to Czesky Krumlov ca 15-20 Euro..a guess to get an approximation.

Posted by Harold
New York, NY, USA
2826 posts

Start by getting the itinerary from the Bahn website (German rail) at http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en. Then, look at the websites of the countries of origin and termination of the route in question (so, for your example, Czech rail http://www.cd.cz/en/ and German rail). Then, look at buying the ticket in segments. If these fail to work, post your specific route here; some of the posters are quite expert in knowing all the tricks.

Posted by Randy
Minneapolis, MN, USA
1508 posts

FYI; While there is rail service to Cesky Krumlov, it is via a slow train with several changes and better service to the North (Prague) than any other direction. This is why there are at least 3-4 shuttle bus services based in Cesky Krumlov that make their living shuttling people to other rail hubs including Munich and Vienna. The simplest option is a shuttle into nearby Linz, Austria, where fast train service can be found to many locations, including most major cities in Germany. Just google "Chesky Krumlov shuttle Linz". The shuttle drops you off right at the modern rail station in Linz, runs 3-4 times a day, and the price is reasonable.