Krakow to Prague by train - scenic route?

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franktheo1
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Postby franktheo1 » 13-Aug-08 9:43

Hi,

I am thinking of taking a day train from Krakow to Prague.
I was told that the train passes through a scenic mountainous area.
Is that so? If so, the 8 hour journey is quite enjoyable.
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Postby wer » 13-Aug-08 13:44

franktheo1 wrote:Hi,

I am thinking of taking a day train from Krakow to Prague.
I was told that the train passes through a scenic mountainous area.
Is that so? If so, the 8 hour journey is quite enjoyable.


There was a train crash recently.
I'm not sure they use that railway right now.
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Postby Alexx » 14-Aug-08 0:38

franktheo1 wrote:Hi,

I am thinking of taking a day train from Krakow to Prague.
I was told that the train passes through a scenic mountainous area.
Is that so? If so, the 8 hour journey is quite enjoyable.


The Train goes on the route Prague-Pardubice-Olomouc-Ostrava-Zebrzydowice-Katowice-Krakow, and this is really not very scenic mountainous area. You should better take train Prague-Kosice, via Horni Lidec, you will see nice mountains there.
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Postby franktheo1 » 14-Aug-08 1:33

Thanks for the info. It is a very sad and unfortunate event.
I am just wondering if there is only one train track from Krakow
to Prague. I saw that there are several tracks on msnbc footage.
Does the overnight train use the same track?
Has anyone been on the overnight train? Can one sleep quite comfortably?
I am thinking of flying from Krakow to Prague, instead.
Initially, I would like to see the scenery since the train passes through Carpathian mountains
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Postby krisnow » 23-Sep-08 10:53

Hi,

you can use also a night train. I think it's comfortable and save so you can sleep well :-)

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