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I would like to take a train from Prague to Warsaw (to avoid an airline layover to catch a flight to Athens) but your website said such a route was not available. I also tried to find a train from Prague to Athens but, again, 'nothing was available'. Is this true? The map shows rail lines going to both places.
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  • Hi Linnea,

    You can purchase tickets and check schedules for trains from Prague to Warsaw by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com.

    Generally, trains from Prague to Warsaw are only able to be booked within 60 days of an intended date of departure. If your intended date of departure happens to fall outside of this time frame, you would just enter a date within the next 60 days to get an idea of cost and view schedules when searching the route on our website.

    There is currently no error on our website that would prevent trains on this route from being viewed and booked there. If you are still not able to book this route, you would call us at 1-800-622-8600.

    As of a few years ago, international rail travel into and out of Greece has been suspended indefinitely. Therefore, you would have to take a bus or taxi that crosses the border between Bulgaria and Greece, where you can then continue on by rail again. The most notable bus would be one that operates between Sofia and Thessaloniki in northern Greece, which would also make the most sense in terms of continuing on to Athens.

    With this said, a rail connection just from Prague just to Sofia alone would take at least 25.5 hours in duration. To get from Prague to Sofia, you would take a 15 hour train from Prague to Belgrade, where you would connect to an overnight train that will take you from Belgrade to Sofia.

    The bus ride from Sofia to Thessaloniki would then be another 6 hours in duration, and the train ride from Thessaloniki to Athens would take 5 hours at least.

    The train from Prague to Belgrade can be booked under 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our website; however, the a sleeping compartment on the night train from Belgrade to Sofia and tickets for the train from Thessaloniki to Athens are currently only able to be purchased by calling us. Tickets for the bus from Sofia to Thessaloniki are only able to be purchased locally.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) October 02, 2014 15:55
    Update:

    The rail line Thessaloniki and Sofia and the rail line between Thessaloniki and Belgrade have both recently been reintroduced.
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