We need to get from Venice to Salzburg next week (June 7 or 8), and were planning to take the night train because it seems uncomplicated (no transfers) and comfortable, and also to save daylight for seeing the sights. But on the train schedule websites I also see that there are day time trips, which we thought might be very scenic. However, the day trips all seem to involve going by bus to Villach, then train to Salzburg. Has anyone done this before? Was it scenic? Worth the trip?
We are a bit unsure about doing a bus with all our luggage etc. Is that likely to be a problem? And are the buses as comfortable as the train? (we'd do 1st class train) Normally we'd be more willing to put up with temporary discomfort and a little bit of hassle, but we have very little time this vacation so would prefer less hassle.
Thanks in advance for any advice. We're very excited about our upcoming trip!