I have a little trouble with understanding how this international train system works. I need to get from Vienna to Ljubljana - do I have to get some kind of these train passes? (this jorney is one-off event) Maybe you can advise me an understandable link to make things clear?
P.S. In fact, I need to get from Riga (Latvia) to Ljubljana and I am searching for the cheapest way 😉
Hello Zane 😊
I dont think you need any kind of train pass. Just buy a ticket online on the Austrian train website. I dont know what the Austrian train company is called so maybe somebody reading can provide it or their web link. Try to buy a few months in advance if you can because this will give you more chance of scoring bargain ticket prices.
Train is not always the cheapest way to go. Search for cheap flights too and also try to buy in advace and search for better prices by checking how much it costs to fly on different days of the week.
By the way the train journey through Austria to Ljubiana has fantastic views.
i took the train from vienna to ljubljana... its pretty standard, just grab a ticket from the train station, make sure you have your passport because they will check you, "smoking cars" avoid if you dont smoke, and of course grab a window seat.... Mell is correct AWESOME train ride
Or sit in the dining car with a drink or a coffee. The coffee was actually good and came in pretty cups with saucers, which I did not expect on a train. And the smoking cars... There was something very old world and nostalgic about that train ride. But that was around 3 years ago and maybe everything except the view outside has changed.