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safety on train travel

by maggiedt Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 9:40 AM

I will be traveling between Krakow and Prague in September. Flights are very expensive and I am left with train travel. Is it safe for a single lady to travel on the night train?

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    Re: safety on train travel

    by The_Capricorn Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    This question for sure can be answered my the VT member matcrazy1, he is from Krakau. Send him your question directly

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    by packtarl Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Yes. Just be aware of what is going on around you and look after your belongings. Theres no more risk than anywhere else.

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    by eMGeographer Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    You can try a bus connection. It's less convenient but for sure safer.

    http://www.almabus.pl/intro-en.html

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    by geordieontour Online Now Mar 21, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    AS has already being mentioned you just need to be street wise on the trains, watch what is going on, keep bags etc, safe, but you will get there safe..

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    by monicarc Online Now Mar 21, 2013 at 6:01 AM

    We took the early morning train, like 6am or something like that, from krakow to Prague, got in around 2 pm or so, and it really was not a big deal, time fly by and we had a lot of time to enjoy our first day in Prague.

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  • Re: safety on train travel

    by WineBuffTraveller Online Now Mar 23, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    This train is perfectly safe in a cosy snug sleeper. You don't need to fork out for a single sleeper, you can book 1 bed in a single-sex 2-bed or 3-bed compartment.

    An attendant is on duty, the door has a normal lock and security lock or chain.

    The compartments have fresh clean bedding, carpet, a washbasin with soap and towel. Indeed, it's the most romantic way to travel, lying in the crisp sheets reading a book by the glow of your berth light, as steel wheel swishes on steel rail beneath you.

    The sleeping-car looks like this: railfaneurope.net/pix/cz/car...

    This is the normal way to travel between Krakow and Prague, it's painless, it's centre to centre, saves a hotel bill, and you avoid the stress of airports, security checks and all the unnecessary pollution that goes with an easily-avoided flight.

    You can arrange tickets starting in Krakow via reliable agency www.polrail.com or book tickets starting in Prague online at www.mav-start.hu

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