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Train Berlin HBF to Wroclaw Glowny

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Train Berlin HBF to Wroclaw Glowny

Should we purchase our train tickets prior to leaving the US on the DB site?

We want to go from Berlin on the 9:42 am out of Berlin HBF to Wroclaw Glowny. It is showing 49E for first class.

Will the tickets be cheaper if we buy them a day ahead in Berlin or cheaper now on the website? Also, is there a chance that the train could be sold out of 1st class tickets?

This train is a non-stop so we would prefer doing it since we will have luggage with us.

Thanks

Cheryl

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1. Re: Train Berlin HBF to Wroclaw Glowny

Buy them in advance as they will be more expensive on the day. First class will rarely sell out. Annecdotely, it's mentioned on TA that first class is no better than second class on most trains in Europe.

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2. Re: Train Berlin HBF to Wroclaw Glowny

> We want to go from Berlin on the 9:42 am out of Berlin HBF to Wroclaw Glowny. It is showing 49E for first class.

(from) EUR 19 in 2nd class.

> Will the tickets be cheaper if we buy them a day ahead in Berlin or cheaper now on the website?

On short notice you can buy only standard fare tickets. The discounted specials (EUR 19 or EUR 49 in 1st class) are limited in numbers and offered latest 3 days before departure. If not already sold out at this point of time.

> Also, is there a chance that the train could be sold out of 1st class tickets?

No. This train does not require compulsory seat reservation. Which means (standard fare) tickets cannot sell out.

> This train is a non-stop so we would prefer doing it since we will have luggage with us.

Than you might consider a seat reservation (EUR 4 per seat). Something which is in Germany (and on this EC train) completely independent from your train ticket. Albeit you have the option to buy both at the same time.

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3. Re: Train Berlin HBF to Wroclaw Glowny

EUR 4 for seat reservation on Berlin-Dresden morning train was one of the best spent money in out last trip, cause train can be heavili oversold and about 10-15 passengers was standing all the way (2.5h long) in the narrow passage with their luggage :(

Edited: 18 March 2012, 16:45
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