We are traveling to Spain and UK in late May to late June.
We purchased a Eurail pass to cover 4 trains
- London to Bristol
- Cheltenham to Edinburgh
- Madrid to Seville
- Seville to Granada
We paid approx $385 each for the pass. We thought it was worth it because we calculated what the trains would have cost to buy individual tickets (somewhere between $440 and $470, once you include booking fees and the like).
Once you purchase the seat reservations we are probably paying close to $420 or so with the pass.
Anyway, since buying the pass we've now found out about the whole Spain train reservation thing (can only book seat reservations once in Spain). Plus, Eurail doesn't seem to let us book the seats for the UK trains either. The whole thing is pretty convoluted and time-consuming...
Does anyone know why it seems you can book tickets on Spain and UK trains in advance, just not the seat reservations?
We are considering getting our pass refunded (only get 85% back), and just buying the tickets individually after all, so we can guarantee our place on the trains..
Unless people think that they would definitely not book out...??
Particularly concerned about the Madrid to Seville, as we will only have a window of an hour or 2 between arriving in the country and needing to get a train to our accommodation for the night.
As an aside, we've noticed trains keep changing in price (and this is more than just currency fluctuations) and sometimes the scheduled time changes too. Why is there so much change?
Jess and Ben
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