Help! I am having a hard time finding transportation options (mainly train) for getting to/from each of these cities. We are traveling in June and I understand most trains do not release tickets until 60 days before the departure date, but I can't find prices or routes or even where to book for most of these countries. A lot of the web sites are in their countries respective language. Aside from airfair, I am not having much luck. Does anyone have any good, relatively easy to use web sites for travel between any of these cities? Thank you!
The legs we are having the most problem with is the Krakow to Prague and then Prague to Munich. Right now I am looking for where to buy tickets when I need to buy them, and about what the cost will be. I tried the link Kent suggested and found service, but when I tried to check on the fare for a monday in january, it keeps telling 'it is not bookable via the internet.' These are the kind of problems I keep running into. Thanks for the suggestion tho, this is better than I've gotten so far.
wow-thanks Kent. I'll check all these sites out!
You can find timetables in English for all Czech public modes of transport at http://www.vlak.cz/JRCis.asp?tt=c&cl=E5 . Looks like about eight hours. If you want to purchase tickets in advance, your only option might be RailEurope. Prague to Munich can be purchased on the German railway website, http://www.bahn.de/international/view/en/index.shtml
I can't help you with Riga, but you may want to consider a stop in Warsaw between Vilnius and Krakow. The rail trip from Vilnius to Warsaw is VERY long, at least 10 hours. Worse, on the Polish leg of the trip, the train has no dining car, cafe or even snack cart. At least as of 2006, there were no night trains directly to Krakow. On the upside, the tickets were fairly cheap.
If you want, you can buy your tickets directly at the train station in Vilnius. International tickets are sold through an office to the side of the main ticket windows. You can't miss it.