As more and more people began to travel by train and more companies sprouted up to service them, accommodations began to shift to allow for lower ticket prices. This 1895 photo shows a standard "sleeping car" compartment where people would often sleep sitting up.
The price for both tickets was only $41 USD, but the train to Budapest from Ljubljana would take an astounding eight hours. We mentally prepared for the long haul and I made a list of things I could get done during the trip (like research Budapest, which I had failed – once again – to do in advance!).
Tips for Flying Ryanair from Paris, France: When we flew from Paris to Barcelona we purchased tickets on a Ryanair flight two weeks in advance for $60.00 on Skyscanner. That price was approximately 75% cheaper than the least expensive train ticket we were able to find and cheaper than taking a bus. However, there were a few things we did not know before choosing Ryanair that came as a bit of a surprise.