thomacf From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 550 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4463 times:
Taking a vacation to eastern europe this summer. Looking for advice on the most painless, cost effective and timely way to do the following scenerio: air LAX - Prague/Budapest returning from croatian coast airport somewhere near Hvar back to LA. Is it easier to do a roundtrip to from prague with a one way from croatia back to prague/budapest or multiple city ticket with 3 segments...? any additional help is greatly appreciated. Looking to take train from Budapest into Croatia.
Trying to hit Prague and or Budapest, then heading to croatia to catch a boat and hitting Navlja, hvar (all the party spots, etc...) and returning back to LA. I hear the adriatic coast is fun and incredible. Any additional insight is greatly appreciated. Not sure if I have the time to make it all the way to Dubrovnik. Thanks!
signol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3094 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4283 times:
I'm afriad I can't comment much on the flight aspect. It may be easier / cheaper to book a return to a major hub and use LCCs to travel around. Eg. Fly to London, then use Wizz from Luton to Prague or Budapest, then Wizz back to London from Split, Dubrovnik or Zagreb. Easyjet also fly London - Prague / Budapest / Split / Dubrovnik. Easyjet has the advantage of using Gatwick (and STN) so you could fly in from the US to LGW and avoid changing airport.
Another thing, try to d othe daytime train Budapest to Zagreb. There are fantastic views of Lake Balaton. We then took a train Zagreb - Rijeka then a bus to Porec. Porec was nice but quite similar to many Med tourist destination, though surprisingly full of Germans and almost noone else! No sand on the beaches though, just large rocks.
PS might be best in Travel Polls and Prefs forum...
HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6526 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4238 times:
Quoting thomacf (Thread starter): air LAX - Prague/Budapest returning from croatian coast airport somewhere near Hvar back to LA
Flight from the Croatian coast in Summer can see high fares if using LCCs or flights for holiday makers (called charter flights here in Europe).
One option might be to book with LH (or LX) an open jaw as:
LAX - FRA (MUC/ZRH) - PRG
SPU - FRA (MUC/ZRH) - LAX
Alternative could be to use DL from LAX via ATL to PRG, then return from either PRG or BUD (maybe even via CDG or AMS).
However, having a LAX to ATL-transcon adds to your overall travel time (more than compared to connecting in Europe).
Second however: I have not had any look into current fares ...
Re: LCC flights: whichbudget.com can be a source for flights offered.
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L410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5925 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4219 times:
How about flying r/t LAX - LON and then take a low cost like Wizzair or Easyjet to Prague.
Prague-Budapest is a matter of 6 hours and 16 EUR on a bus or 19 EUR on a train.
Get down to Croatia by train and return to London from eitther SPU or DBV with a lowcost (Wizzair or Easyjet)? At this moment the flights are still at reasonable level, 40-60 EUR ow.