Sunday, March 27, 2016
" How to Take the IC BUS from Nürnberg to Prague "
There are no direct train stops from Nürnberg to Prague.
The IC train or D-BAHN would have been our first choice otherwise.
It was an easy and smooth ride, as there were no delays and stopovers and
a double decker bus with large windows and enough space for seating.
It took us about 3-1/2 hours to get to Prague,
but the ride wasn't boring because you get a nice picturesque view.
The Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof station was a bit far from where we were staying.
So we had an early check out and instead of taking the metro, we opted to slowly wheeled our luggage while taking fotos.
We arrived half an hour earlier than we expected.
But we do not mind the wait, because the train station was already busy and not sketchy at all.
The IC BUS was easy to locate and a large placard was placed up front which i'm sure you couldn't miss it.
Be sure to check this chart before you embark.
We took the 09:40 am time slot.
Then when the bus finally arrived right in front of the train station,
the queue already looked like this.
This very pompous Bus DRIVER was just one of the things that could almost ruin your day.
Maybe, you would expect just a little help from him, like at least, help you lift your luggage and put it inside.
But NO, he even muttered some un-friendly German phrases which gladly I don't understand.
Mind you, we are just petite gals and the height of the bus trunk was just too high for us!
See how this lady cradled her luggage so she can put it inside.
Once inside, everything looks clean and new.
and also, it doesn't have that musky old smell.
There are no specified seating plans, I think you can't book ahead to reserve for a good seat.
But if you book earlier, you could get a better one.
We were on the 2nd deck, just behind the front seat.
This is what the PRINT OUT looks like.
I think there is a Free Wifi, but only in selected areas as well.
Here's another interior shot.
Also enough space to put your extras * Jackets/ hand carry *
A view like these don't come often so I savored it like there's no tomorrow.
From German adverts to Czech signs.
We were a few miles away from Charles Bridge.
Look at how the architectural details differ.
The bridge along the Vlatva river.
When we arrived at the Prague's train station. * hlavní nádraží *
Our driver from the Hotel * Domus Balthasar *
thankfully carried all of our baggage. ^-^
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