Berlin - Amsterdam - Lausanne - Nice - Rome - Zagreb
29-04-2012 - 10:53
Hello. I am planning to use interrail and I'd like to ask about few questions about plans I show below.
Route (more or less): Berlin-Amsterdam-Brugge-Basel-Lausanne-Paris-Nice-Milano-Roma-Zagreb-Budapest-Praha-Krakow.
Next, ticket. You think that 10 days from 22 is suitable for this route? Or should I cut some cities from the list?
I'd like to start from Berlin some night train starting after 0:01 (first use of ticket), for instance CNL Berlin-Amsterdam 0:32-10:49. Next day, daily train to Brugge via Antwerpem 07:06-11:45. And next my problem occured: how to reach Switzerland form Brugge the best? Should I go back to Amsterdam or try another way? (I mean only the cheapest options, no THALYS etc.). I think that I do well in Switzerland to France and from Nice to Milano and Milano to Roma.
My next problem is Roma-Zagreb. As far as I know I should try with Roma Termini-Villach (19:05-04:11), and next Villach-Zagreb (04:17-08:36). It's only 6 minutes for the transfer. Is this possible to buy a seat place for this EN 1199 for instance in Roma instead of Villach if it's so little time for it?
From Zagreb to Budapest I take daily Regionalzug I suppose. And next Budapest-Praha 20:05-06:20 (20:005-03:59- DB timetable says- where the difference from?!). Then, I think I easily reach Poland with local trains to the border.
I wanted to describe my route as clearly as you may help me with advices.
What's more, my interests are surcharges. I try to read the webpage and get the knowledge about surcharges, but for example is this train from Budapest Keleti to Praha needs to have a seat place or it's optional? In Italy I need to buy 10 EUR seat place Milano-Roma-Milano by Euroitalia as I see correctly. Berlin-Amsterdam is 17,5 EUR, Belgium's free, like Switzerland and Zagreb-Budapest. Correct me please if I am wrong. About surcharges I have the main question which interestrs me. I plan to do this route on this summer, so I predict there will be plenty of tourists, but my plans are very flexible and I don't have a rigid plan. For instance, I'd like to stay in Switzerland for 2-3 days because the tickets says 10 days from 22 and I'd like to use this rule. So: what are my chances to buy a seat place for night train for instance early morning on the same day? Another examle, I reach Berlin form Warsaw on my own without Interrail and I am there at 10 am. What are my chances to buy a seat place for 17,5 EUR for the train to Amsterdam for CNL Berlin-Amsterdam 0:32-10:49? Or do I have to stay anoter night and day in Berlin and buy a seat place for the same train but the day after? And comparing this, my question concerns the rest of my proposals with the trains requires reservation and byuing a seat place on my route I draw you.
I'd be very grateful for you for some advices about all of these!
Best wishes, Daniel.