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Old December 1st, 2015, 11:22 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Jack Campin
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Default Milan to Bucharest by train?

Recommendations for which TRAIN route to take from Milano to
Bucuresti ?

I also see that flying to Timisoara is cheaper than Bucharest.


Maybe, but you couldn't end up further from Bucuresti while still
being in the same country.

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Old December 2nd, 2015, 06:47 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Happy.Hobo
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Default Milan to Bucharest by train?

On 12-01-2015 17:22, Jack Campin wrote:
Recommendations for which TRAIN route to take from Milano to
Bucuresti ?

I also see that flying to Timisoara is cheaper than Bucharest.


Maybe, but you couldn't end up further from Bucuresti while still
being in the same country.


Actually going to Sibiu but thought I would have to go via Bucharest if
flying. Might still go there, as I have a friend there.

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Old December 2nd, 2015, 05:53 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Giovanni Drogo
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Default Milan to Bucharest by train?

On Tue, 1 Dec 2015, tim..... wrote:

If you want to avoid the OBB EC bus replacements,
there are a couple of FUC day trains from Udine to Villach (707 and 1717)


there are two options a day changing at Zurich


I tend to regard going north (to Switzerland) to get east to Vienna (and
furher east to Bucarest) as both ineffective and expensive

and several at Verona and Innsbruck


Yes, the Brenner way is more natural to go to Austria (Innsbruck or
Salzburg), but still a bit innatural to go east to Vienna. And
unfortunately there are no more through trains from Milan (which used to
exist, I caught them often for Munich) but one is forced to change in
Verona (the DB trains come from Bologna or Venice)

The natural way for Vienna (at least since northern Italy belonged to
the Austrian empire) is via Tarvisio-Villach. There used to be both
several day intercity trains, as well as local trains Villach-Tarvisio.

As I said the funny (?) thing is that they refurbished completely the
Pontebbana railway (putting a cycle path on the old railway) and for
unclear reasons all daytime international train disappeared, and OBB is
running a bus !

Just recently they re-introduced this couple of trains from Udine
to Villach http://www.ferrovieudinecividale.it/progetto-mi-co-tra

you may like this motto
http://messaggeroveneto.gelocal.it/p..._558/image.jpg

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Old December 2nd, 2015, 05:55 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Giovanni Drogo
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On Tue, 1 Dec 2015, Martin wrote:

Milano (Bergamo) ? :-)


An old pun of a company flying from Linate was

Milano sul serio ("for serious")
non Orio al Serio ("Orio upon [river] Serio")
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Old December 2nd, 2015, 10:26 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Envo[_2_]
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Default Milan to Bucharest by train?

"Eurolines
http://www.eurolines.it/Home/59-1-en.html
Option: search trip solution 80 to 100 EUR.
Trip : MILANO - BUCAREST 14/12/2015 16/12/2015 18/12/2015
Departure : 13:30 - Arrival : 22:30
JOURNEY DIRECT

https://boa.busbookingline.it/web/eu...ation/booking/
bestPrice.php

-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-


+ 24 hours!! Arrives next day.

Envo
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 04:57 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Happy.Hobo
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Default Milan to Bucharest by train?

On 12-02-2015 16:26, Envo wrote:
"Eurolines
http://www.eurolines.it/Home/59-1-en.html
Option: search trip solution 80 to 100 EUR.
Trip : MILANO - BUCAREST 14/12/2015 16/12/2015 18/12/2015
Departure : 13:30 - Arrival : 22:30
JOURNEY DIRECT

https://boa.busbookingline.it/web/eu...ation/booking/
bestPrice.php

-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-


+ 24 hours!! Arrives next day.

Envo


That's 33 hours, and it's a bus, not a train.
É 33 ore, sul bus, non sul treno.
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 05:23 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Paul Aubrin
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Default Milan to Bucharest by train?

On Wed, 02 Dec 2015 22:57:47 -0600, Happy.Hobo wrote:

On 12-02-2015 16:26, Envo wrote:
"Eurolines http://www.eurolines.it/Home/59-1-en.html Option: search
trip solution 80 to 100 EUR.
Trip : MILANO - BUCAREST 14/12/2015 16/12/2015 18/12/2015 Departure :
13:30 - Arrival : 22:30 JOURNEY DIRECT

https://boa.busbookingline.it/web/eu...ation/booking/
bestPrice.php

-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-


+ 24 hours!! Arrives next day.

Envo


That's 33 hours, and it's a bus, not a train.
É 33 ore, sul bus, non sul treno.


30-35 hours with several legs of train, or 33 hours in the same bus. You
would have a lot of time to see the landscape. I once travelled from
Venice to Sibiu by car, I needed two days.
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 08:14 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Happy.Hobo
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Default Milan to Bucharest by train?

On 12-03-2015 11:23, Paul Aubrin wrote:
+ 24 hours!! Arrives next day.

Envo

That's 33 hours, and it's a bus, not a train.
É 33 ore, sul bus, non sul treno.

30-35 hours with several legs of train, or 33 hours in the same bus. You
would have a lot of time to see the landscape. I once traveled from
Venice to Sibiu by car, I needed two days.


True and worth considering. However, I did say I preferred train; I did
find longer (forty hours) trip with only one or two changes, and Envo
still got the "24 hours" wrong, presumably because he/she only looked at
the dates.

I decided to take Rick Steve's advice, saving costs by sleeping an night
trains and thereby freeing up days to see things in cities between trains.

Someone carried that idea a step further:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/08/22/how-one-german-millennial-chose-to-live-on-trains-rather-than-pay-rent/


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Old December 4th, 2015, 03:50 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Tom P[_6_]
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Default Milan to Bucharest by train?

On 12/01/2015 08:35 PM, Happy.Hobo wrote:
On 12-01-2015 05:00, Tom P wrote:
Ryanair doesn't fly to Milan. The airport is Bergamo.


Close enough. MXP and BGY are each about fifty kilometers from the
center of Milan, and places/people/things that interest me are all along
the way. And no shortage of affordable lodging along the way.


I wouldn't call 50km "close". Frankfurt International is 14km from the
city center, Dusseldorf International is just 10km from the city center.
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Old December 4th, 2015, 04:10 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Giovanni Drogo
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Default Milan to Bucharest by train?

On Fri, 4 Dec 2015, Tom P wrote:

Close enough. MXP and BGY are each about fifty kilometers from the
center of Milan,


I wouldn't call 50km "close". Frankfurt International is 14km from the
city center, Dusseldorf International is just 10km from the center.


Linate is indeed about 10 km from the centre of Milan.

It is true that BGY and MXP are the same distance, but the former has
only coach via motorway direct connection, the latter has trains (*).
But nothing beats Linate which has urban bus and affordable taxi.

If you have a flight from Paris to Santiago around midnight, and in the
middle of the afternoon you realize on the TV teletext that the
connecting flight from Milan is going to be altered because of a strike,
you can pack hastily and run to Linate and try (and succeed) to be put
on an earlier flight. You can hardly do that with MXP.

(*) the main fact is that such trains depart from 2 (3) different
stations. This makes no difference when you arrive at MXP, you catch the
first train to Milan (wherever) and then continue by metro. But when you
are leaving, you have to decide in advance where you take the train from
Cadorna or the train from Garibaldi (from Centrale it is just a waste of
time via the "umbrella handle"), so actually the frequency is halved.
 




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