Used tickets.oebb.at to get by night train all the way from Zurich, through Budapest (Hungary), to Bucuresti (Romania) with the goal to reach Istanbul.
However, having issues trying to figure out how to get to Istanbul from Bucuresti. Would love to take a night train from anywhere (Sofia to Istanbul, etc), however if not an option a day and multi-day trains are absolutely welcome. We love trains so do not mind an adventure (have wife and kid with us so sleeping in a hotel/motel, train station probably no go)..
Any suggestions how to book?
Any cities to which Istanbul trains are confirmed to run?
Any problems booking in person at the train station (if the only option) and return trip back from Istanbul?
Any other advise, links, etc?
I’ll search in the meantime as it appears the topic is popular - no luck so far though getting an answer. Eurail.com does not appear to work to search for Istanbul train tickets..