quote:Originally posted by Cristina Dima:
this is true ONLY if you buy at the train station. If you buy at the railway agency in town they will give you seats in international trains
Good point. Some cities have more than one place to buy tickets. So, if the main station is not that convenient, ask the locals about other ticket booths. You may save yourself some time, and maybe gain some added benefits as Christina explains.
In Kiev, I bought tickets at a large government ticket office in the city. This was much easier and less stressful than going to the actual station which is always a madhouse.