I've planned a trip to go from Vienna to Salzburg to Munich to Venice. So I'm basically going through 3 countries. What I don't know is how do I go there. Do I purchase train tickets or just rent a car? I'm going with 4 people so in total there are 5 including me. I want to just go there and enjoy so I don't know if I should rent a car because I do not want to get tired and exhaust everyone in my family. Kindly guide me as to whether use the train or a car as a mean of transportation.
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If you rent a car, you will probably need a minivan. For one week you will have to foresee a budget of at least 1200 EUR (rental, fuel, toll, parking for one week) and 2000 EUR for two weeks. The roads are good and driving there is easy.
But for the same budget (and probably even less) you can also go by train. If you want to visit the cities, you won't need a car. The train brings you from city center to city center. On the specified legs you have direct trains. Fro Venice to Vienna, you can even travel over night. So you will win one whole day on you trip.
Hence, take the train. It is more comfortable and a bit cheaper. And it is fun in a group of five.