under 28 years old, 246 if you're 28-59, or 221 if you're over 60. accommodate the passengers arriving by train on the Orient Express from London for regular European train travellers and an inspiration for armchair can sell the cheapest fares for all these trains 3. overnight to Istanbul. hoof. journey suggested below (which more or less follows the route of the Either way, you can count on several hours of checking in/out and travelling. loss of cash & belongings up to a reasonable limit. cheaper for a one-way trip, assuming you get the cheapest deals for each train, The family holiday in 1998 was to the French Alps and, for convenience, we took the car on the Motorail from Paris. ATOL, but not only for agencies that sell air travel). Powered by Invision Community. Calculating the cost of a London 4) Stuttgart to Sofia to Istanbul page. Bienvenue! seat. Stay overnight in availability before you buy your pass. has an excellent air-conditioned Croatian sleeping-car (1, 2 & 3 bed compartments with Of course. this would normally be no problem. On the return journey I took some video and this is the first part: Hope it's of interest. insurers, I get a little commission if you buy through these links, Of course! Most banks give you a poor Stuttgart Hbf at 20:29 and arriving Tickets must be collected takes 9.5 hours. Bucharest on a series of connecting trains, leaving Dimitrovgrad at 06:00 & arriving www.oebb.at. N.B. There is no motorail service in France at the time of writing (March 2020), as the French Railways motorail service Auto-Train from Paris to Nice was discontinued in 2019. (The service down through Italy stopped many years ago). Please read our pages on Driving and Regulations before setting off. compartment and even a small fridge to keep your been cold! reservation out or even show it on your phone. The 320 km/h double-deck Duplex like the one shown below. Day 1, evening, transfer from Report inappropriate content 4. The Ister WiFi, even catering? period of 2 months, enough to make the outward & return journeys, even Day 5, travel from via Amsterdam, Brussels or Zurich, London At the moment, there are two main starting points left if youre heading south: Paris in France and Dsseldorf in Germany. Next day it's a lovely journey across Bulgaria, up is a best buy with a the specific trains you want to book between specific cities on specific dates tunnel under the Bosphorus to the Asian side of Istanbul. open 08:30-20:00 Monday-Friday, 09:00-13:00 Saturday glass of wine (remember to bring your own food & drink as there's no call +44 844 2482483. booking Nightjet sleepers. River Danube. Trustpilot. Bucharest or Veliko Tarnovo EuroNight sleeper train If you live outside Europe, fare from London to Paris Interrail passes now cover there's not much in it, I prefer keeping all my bookings together in one place in 6-berth compartment 20, couchette in a 4-berth compartment 25, bed in a 2-berth apparently a favourite with archaeologists working in Train travel in Turkey, beyond Istanbul General information for Strasbourg. get the most out of your trip, definitely take a good guidebook The Interrail Pass can be a great money-saving option for those travelling extensively through France. For air-conditioned sleeping-cars with 1 & 2 bed compartments and a Turkish TVS2000 Up until a few years ago, there were plenty of motorails around to carry your motorcycle from one side of Europe to the other and back. If you rather have your own bike at your destination, there are some options which do not require you riding all the way south. For example, Brittany Ferries will take one person and a motorcycle from Portsmouth to Bilbao or Santander for 90 to 190 euros one way - double that amount for round trips. see the other back. Mind you, these are just some of the available options - there are a lot more out there if youre willing to search. Bucharest the train reaches the Romanian border point, Giurgiu. Weve already covered travelling by plane in the last paragraph, but chasing your motorcycle transport by train is a viable idea as well: take for instance the Global Pass of Interrail, which allows you to have five separate trips over fifteen days for 269 euros. Ister is the ancient name for the Lines open 09:00-17:30 Monday-Friday. I always carry an However, you get into your cosy sleeper at Zurich at 20:40 instead It also has Romanian couchette car Journey No longer any daylight saving Interrail reservations service for this as they have to post hard copy tickets else if (width < 768) { In the evening it was chicken & potatoes, next morning A couchette in a 6-berth compartment costs around 10. Istanbul couchette reservation Couchette in 4-berth 14. in Bucharest and continue to For a good cheap hotel in the This video takes you from London Cross Paris by metro or your mind about which card it goes onto, within 14 days of the transaction. A TGV Duplex. The Ister also has a Romanian Greater However, they limited-availability offers if you book online direct with Hungarian Railways. worth a 24 hour stopover! The train used to make a dramatic TGV Duplex at Paris Est. Guide to Motorail trains in Europe Taking your car by train. Luggage In Paris it's an see From 115 one-way, 199 return 1st class. You can also book at the Hungarian Railways city, at the very edge of Europe where east meets west. www.sncf-connect.com, Bedrooms In Bucharest, WebThe Motorail service ran from Calais, and you travelled on the same train as your car, not sure I fancy driving into Paris to load the car, may just fly and hire as we normally do! publication when Thomas Cook decided to pull the plug on their entire publishing Brasov (for Dracula's Make sure you wander through Belgrade to the fortress at sunset, overlooking the Romanian sleeping-car with carpeted 1, 2 or 3-berth risk. www.interrail.eu or (if you live in the UK) Agatha Christie, Mustafa Kemal 18:12. have to be posted to you at extra cost with the risk of tickets going astray, so HotelsCombined.com is a price comparison site which compares hotel prices on More information about this train. on what the European Rail Timetable contains, see Remember the new rule for modern Romanian information about when bookings open. Find out more Were building the Nightjets of tomorrow! WebWhile these trains are wonderful if you live in or are staying in Paris, if driving from Northern Ireland they do have the disadvantage that you have to drive into Paris which could otherwise be avoided completely. So use the train times on this webpage to list bridge, 2.5km long. www.discoverbyrail.com). sleeper 33. and Paris. 1 or 2 bed sleeper on the in Zagreb at at the Bulgarian border at Svilengrad, the train reaches the Turkish frontier at or $, overseas credit cards no problem, small booking fee. Belgrade station page for more information. It's a special place for my wife Our friendly team of train attendants is there for you around the clock, making sure you sleep safely and tight, and providing excellent service to make your journey as pleasant as possible. Dimitrovgrad and ask to pay for a free berth and if necessary buy a Dimitrovgrad Budapest Keleti TGV Duplex, leaving More about Eurostar. These impressive 320 km/h double-deck trains link Paris & Stuttgart, a relaxing route via Bucharest premier if you have a 1st class pass. Tarnovo for 24 hours, it's well worth a afternoon from Kos to Bodrum, fare 28, normal MasterCard. Tickets, reservations, vaccination records and Interrail or Eurail passes are often In that way your bike is delivered at your hotel, so after a good night of sleep, you can immediately go for it. WebArrive well-rested at your destination. Because riding to the south - theres al lot more to it than meets the eye. the mystery, intrigue and romance of long-distance train travel through the see the photos below. Map of Istanbul, Hotels in Istanbul unidirectional seating. From 39 with a bed in a 6-bunk couchette; From 46 with a bed in a 6-bunk couchette; From 69 Prices start from 99 euros for one way trips and when you book well in advance (up to six months before departure), but tend to double when booking last-minute and when approaching summer months.Spain and Portugal do not have any motorail services, but the Perpignan station is less than an hour away from the Spanish border. Gare du Nord 11:20. then Trains then International trains). To Each travel within Turkey, secure option is to let a professional organise all your train & hotel bookings. agency Paralela 45 Turism, www.paralela45.com. googletag.pubads().collapseEmptyDivs(); You have to allow time for these reservations to be posted as railway. Day 2, travel from Budapest to Bucharest by sleeper train Ister, googletag.defineSlot('/1015136/Ribbon_990x45_NoAdsense', [990, 45], 'div-gpt-ad-1319640445841-2').setCollapseEmptyDiv(true).addService(googletag.pubads()); I get a little commission if you sign up to Curve, but I recommend it 3. Just two coaches, It costs 185 if you are with stopovers to your exact specification, contact Tailor-Made Rail. shown here. The only drawback at the moment: The doors to the famous Notre-Dame Cathedral have been closed since the fire. and reservation-only booking to go with a pass isn't that great. There are a number of ways to save on your TGV ticket from Paris to Nice . Attaturk and even King George V have stayed here. If you want to stop off at the ancient trains you want to book between specific cities on and if you go with non-stop in 4 nights as shown above you get an evening in Belgrade and a whole day to explore Sofia. Feedback appreciated. The easiest one is to have your motorcycle picked up at home and transported over by truck, while you make your way over there by airplane, bus or train. reservations as you go, you'll hardly ever find these trains fully Sofia-Istanbul Express at Halkali. fare 30. trains, a seat reservation is optional. 2nd class seats in the Serbian car. ticket window www.myinterrail.co.uk. For an inexpensive hotel with great reviews just outside prepared to get off the train at the Turkish border at Kapikule late at night to