A personalized Train Planner.
Planning your train itinerary
I found planning of my journeys one of the most fun things to do. Everytime you find a new destination, travel gem or must-see you will dive into the various travel possibilities to create your itinerary. Therefore I would like to introduce you to the personalized Train Planner. Manually curated and up-2-date for all major travel destinations accross the Balkan area and East Europe! Try it out. I promise you it will make your journey a lot easier and more fun.
The Train Planner
Last updated on 23/06/2019
Using the Train Planner
The Train Planner works by entering your (A) departure station, (B) arrival station, (C) departure date and (D) departure time. Results will show you a maximum of 4 itineraries, including the (A) route, (B) itinerary details, (C) duration time and (D) alternative itineraries. To get different results you can play around with the departure time.
What data is in the Train Planner?
The most used train planners are suitable to use for traveling throughout Europe. However, both planners rely on the data feed of railway operators. Unfortunately data is often in-complete or completely missing. Especially for countries in the Balkan area & East Europe. Therefore I have created this Train Planner. All data in here has been carefully manually selected and verified.
I can’t find a station?
This Train Planner only includes major travel routes and destinations in the Balkan area & East Europe (for now). Use this Train Planner to get to your preferred departure or arrival destination as close as possible. Then use alternative planners to finetune your itinerary.
Tips & Tricks
(A) When planning long itineraries, use the results as your guide to break up your travel plan in ‘parts’. I would recommend you that for long distances you build in some more ‘buffer time’ or ‘transfer time’ for when travel is not going as smoothly as planned.
(B) In some particular cases there are no cross-border trains. The planner still allows for cross-border journeys, but includes a fair amount of walking.
(C) The planner will show you if your Interrail pass is valid and if a train reservation is required, which you will need with certain rail passes such as Eurail and Interrail. Here you can see if you can book these reservations in advance.
(D) As railway operators often make changes to their timings, it is highly recommended to frequently re-plan your trip to verify that your itinerary is still possible!