I am doing the following trip in June 2012. Please help me decide which tickets I can/should purchase in advance, and which one's I can't or don't need to:
A) June 7: Brussels to Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber (6:25am - 12:49) purchasing from Bahn web site.
B) June 8: RODT to Munich (9:06am -11:51am) purchasing from Bahn web site.
C) June 10: Munich to Salzburg (7:27 - 8:57 or 8:27 - 10:09) purchasing from Bahn website.
D) June 11: Salzburg to Vienna (1:01pm - 3:44pm) purchasing on OBB or Bahn? (need advice here, maybe doesn't matter?).
Flying to Zurich on 13th with Airberlin.
E) June 13: After landing in Zurich - taking train to Lauterbrunnen (4:40 - 7:25pm) Purchasing on SBB.
F) June 15: Train from Lauterbrunnen to Lausanne (8:33 - 11:15am), then catching TGV Lyria from Lausanne to Dijon (12:22- 2:35) via SBB website - Any issues with this time table? 1 h between trains ok? It's the same station. Also need recommendation on purchasing TGV tix (where to buy, don't love the RailEurope idea).
G) June 15 - Dijon to Beaune (we are staying in Beaune. I believe I can grab these tix at the station in Dijon without probelm. It's only a 20 min train and they are frequent (please confirm).
H) June 18 - Beaune - Dijon - Brussels. Will buy Beaune to Dijon when I am there (I think?) (9:01 - 12:45 for Dijon - Brussels portion). TGV is my only option, but do I Book directly with TGV? I seem to get RailEurope and I know it costs more. Ideas?
**NOTE** I already know I'm crazy, so don't tell me that :)
I prefer to purchase in advance whenever possible.
Please advise on my questions for each leg. I believe I should at least book the Bahn trips 92 days in advance to get the best fares?
Thanks!Edited: 23 February 2012, 04:07