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Buying Train Tickets online - I'm going to Poland soon


kotkabialy 4 | 8
11 Aug 2014 #1
I'm going to Poland in less than 30 days and I downloaded the intercity app (I'm in Canada) but I can't figure out how to actually pay for tickets. I picked the destinations though Can you purchase them through the app and have a mobile ticket or is it a different process? Maybe if the departure is in mid September the option is hidden perhaps? Planning to chose Intercity Express as it sounds like TLK doesn't seem like the best. Does InterCity have first and second class?
skrud - | 36
11 Aug 2014 #2
This should aswer some of your questions: intercity.pl/en/
Monitor 14 | 1,820
11 Aug 2014 #3
Download this app if you want to travel around Poland. It covers more means of transport and buses are quite competitive to trains in Poland, as trains, because of many renovations, are quite slow this year and buses are also cheaper.

en.e-podroznik.pl
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
11 Aug 2014 #4
Caution with internet ticketing, a link leading from that site or a similar one leads to a booking page in English. It vastly over-quoted for an IC train, second class, any "indifferent" seat. The price came out at approx. double what it was possible to pay at the physical ticket office. I think actually it was almost x3 the correct price. No one knows why that happened but someone who doesn't know what the correct price usually is would probably think that it was ok to press the buy button.
Marysienka 1 | 195
11 Aug 2014 #5
Maybe you should buy your tickets on the intercity website?
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
11 Aug 2014 #6
The English version of it is currently down, which doesn't surprise me IF it was that website which quoted me x2 the correct price or more for a ticket last week

intercity.pl/en/
Marysienka 1 | 195
11 Aug 2014 #7
use this one? it seems to work: rozklad-pkp.pl/bin/query.exe/en?

and the price is exactly like I always pay.
(I checked before registering, so I don't know what happens next)
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
11 Aug 2014 #8
use this one? it seems to work the price is exactly like I always pay.(I checked before registering, so I don't know what happens next)

Thanks, but cannot see the IC prices from that site although I confirm the Regio prices shown are accurate.
Marysienka 1 | 195
11 Aug 2014 #9
you can see prices just before logging in.
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
11 Aug 2014 #10
Nie, couldn't see IC (Inter City) when I ran a price check. Whether IC would have shown up for a later time in the day I don't know but in many ways the site is limiting because the other site allows the user to choose which seat etc (although it tried to overcharge me of course).
OP kotkabialy 4 | 8
12 Aug 2014 #11
Wow some good insights here. Thanks! What is the typical cost for a ticket from Krakow to Warsaw? I'm scared of getting charged twice. I downloaded an app that the intercity website suggested, Bilkom. To buy tickets it takes you to another website and it isn't in English and I need to login first.

Does this site sound right? I really want to go by train at least on the first trip migration over to Warsaw.

Their process is so confusing! It redirects to the intercity website and it glitches out and tells me that the tickets are sold out. I have a feeling this is due to some technical issues. What's the average price for a ticket from Krakow to Warsaw?
skrud - | 36
12 Aug 2014 #12
Are you flying with LOT ? If so then ask them to book train tickets for you .If not , then just arrive at the train station and buy ticket on the spot 2hrs before the departure , they are never sold out ...they are expensive for average polish Joes and online booking is pointless for anyone, its just a money grab .I have traveled to PL many times ,used their PKP 90 percent of the time and never bought train ticket ahead of time , never been left on the Peron either :}
Marysienka 1 | 195
12 Aug 2014 #14
You need to decide between cheaper and more comfy but more expensive. TLK costs 35 zł while EIC 130
OP kotkabialy 4 | 8
12 Aug 2014 #15
Big price difference between the two. Does IC have a first and second class?
Harry
12 Aug 2014 #16
Does IC have a first and second class?

Yes, as does TLK (usually).
gugu5
7 Feb 2015 #17
Merged: Book tickets online for train from Warsaw to Krakow

Hi,

Do you know the website to book train tickets from Warsaw to Krakow?

Thank you (in advance).
Respect - | 18
7 Feb 2015 #18
pkp.pl
mt.rozklad-pkp.pl/en

Good luck.

Related: Poland Trains - prices the same on website and at the station?

Are the prices pay on the day at the station as they are on PKP website?

Yes. The same price it is.


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