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  • 29 November 2022
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HiCan you still travel by interrail from London via Paris Zurich to Istanbul with a 15-day ticket? And how good is the Belgrade-Sofia connection? ..does this go directly? and in which trains do I have to make reservations? Does the train also stop in Ljubljana? and how about changing money does it all work locally in the respective countries?Thanks in advance if anyone can answer this.Maybe someone has already made this trip. I want to drive the red route. See picture

 

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Best answer by rvdborgt 29 November 2022, 12:11

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Hi i want to by train ticket from budapest to bucarest on 31.12.22 but it dosnt work . Why?

I suppose you mean a reservation? If you have a pass, then that is your ticket. Why it doesn't work is impossible to say if you don't say where/how you are trying to book and what happens when you try.

There are up to 4 direct trains per day from Budapest to Bucharest. Reservations for the night train leaving at 22:45 can be done online via tickets.oebb.at. Do NOT use "Seat reservation only” but add the Interrail/Eurail discount and then look for normal tickets. All comfort categories are still available.

Reservations for the other trains (1 day train and 2 night trains) can be booked by phone or at a ticket office. Also in Germany.

If you want advice on how to book other trains, then please specify route, date and departure time for each train.

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When do you want to travel on the Eurostar?

There is a limited number of pass holder seats on the Eurostar and on popular departures and during high season those sell out weeks, and sometimes months in advance.

The best place to see the availability of passholder seats and make reservations on the Eurostar is 

https://www.b-europe.com/EN/Booking/Pass#TravelWish

Press "later trains" and eventually you will find the next available connection. 

 

If you have a mobile pass you need to generate a Pass Cover Number in order to make the reservation at b-europe. You do that here in the PCN generator:

https://community.eurail.com/news-and-announcements-39/pass-cover-number-generator-is-live-5653

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Add it manually then. 

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Hi i want to by train ticket from budapest to bucarest on 31.12.22 but it dosnt work . Why?

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how do i get from budabest to bucarest no ticket i think interail is not good cant book anything but have to go on.come.qie it should go now
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Can i but Reservation in the trainstation from budapest to bucarest

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Can i drive with train the Route budapest istanbul in little drives without Reservation i must be drive to Istanbul i have an interrail but i canot drive because all Reservation not going and i drive since days with this Problems...is interrail a fake? Why is so bad ? I need help please i must Move on.

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I have the rail App and the rail Website 

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@StraightMikkel 

Du kannst auf Deutsch schreiben wenn dass für dich einfacher ist.

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What must i do

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I must by at the Station?

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What must i do

If you read the answer from @rvdborgt above he tells you exactly how to make the reservation for the night train. 

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Thanks 

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Hithanks again for the help with the travel planning my route is almost ready. just have to ask again from bucarest to sofia does the rail ticket work or do you have to reserve it and if so where in the app does he find the route not the one in bucarest bucarest 10.55 o'clock starts and 8.10 p.m. is in Sofia. Is there a solution or should I ask at the Bucharest train station?
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You pass is valid in the train Bucharest 10:55 to Sofia 20:10. Full timetable in the PDF on this page:

https://www.bdz.bg/en/a/sofia-bucuresti-sofia

In the winter, you'll have to change in Ruse.

This train is not yet in the app because Bulgarian railways are very late sending their timetable data to the European Timetable Centre. If it is not in the app on the day of your journey, then just add it manually.

The above timetable does not mention any mandatory reservations. In Bulgaria, they are not necessary anyway. If you ask in Bucharest, they will very probably sell you one, whether it is mandatory or not.

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can you also take the subway and trams with interail
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can you also take the subway and trams with interail

No, you can't. These are not operated by the railways. In some cities, you can use suburban trains, e.g. in many German and Swiss cities.

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hello do you need a sleeping bag for the sleep scales on the journey from london to istanbul or is it possible without
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hello do you need a sleeping bag for the sleep scales on the journey from london to istanbul or is it possible without

Bedding is provided in couchettes and sleepers.

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As you can read on Seat61.com: "The Zagreb-Belgrade & Belgrade-Sofia trains remain suspended, so you should travel via Bucharest until further notice.

For the route via Belgrade you would currently need to use buses so the only rail route is via Bucharest. I suggest you read the information on Seat61, make your own plan, check which reservations you need and if you then still have questions, then come back here with specific questions. For questions about reservations, always specify train route, date and departure time.

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Hello, I want to continue from Budapest to Bucarest on January 1st, 2023. where is the best place to buy train tickets at the station on 01.01.23? is there open?because of the new year I'm not sure.does anyone know anything about it.thank you
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Hello i think i must take no Reservation from bucarest to sofia with the day train at startet 10.55 a.m. in bucarest. Corect me please when it no so .and where is the train in sofia finish.what is the name of the Station?

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Thank you for your quick response. Does Belgrade-Bucharest go by train?
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Thank you for your quick response. Does Belgrade-Bucharest go by train?

No, see this page on Seat61.

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