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B-Europe site not displaying London
My Eurostar journey is a little more than six months away so I’m cognisant passholder reservations may not have opened.However, when searching for station names on the Belgian Railways’ site, it doesn’t bring up ‘London’. In contrast, it displays ‘Lille’.Is there some problem with the website?
Best Pass to Buy for Paris/Switzerland/Rome
Good day! I am torn between purchasing between the Eurail and Swiss Pass. Our itinerary is as follows for end of May 2023: Day 1-2 - ParisDay 3 - Train from Paris to InterlakenDay 4 - Interlaken (possibly do a boat tour in Lake Brienz)Day 5 - Train from Interlaken/Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne (We have plans to go paragliding this specific morning, so have to go to Stechelberg station for this from Interlaken and then go to Lucerne after. I know there is a cable car ride involved from Stechelberg to Murren which is the take off site.)Day 6 - Lucerne (We were looking into doing a Mt Pilatus trip)Day 7 - Train from Lucerne to Geneva (Possibly looking at doing a stop in Gruyeres)Day 8 - Train from Geneva to RomeDay 9-11 - Rome I was hoping I could do a combo of Eurail and Swiss Pass (3 days each), but the smallest Eurail package seems to be for 4 days. Thank you in advance, Regards,Pat
UK to NL - One country NL or Global?
Im visiting family in the UK from America, but I am a UK citizen (duo passport) and I plan to travel to and from London to Amsterdam each weekend for a month. That's 6-8 trips. Do I need a one country or Global pass? Im guessing I'm allowed to take the LNER for free to get to King's Cross, then get on the Eurostar to Amsterdam. Then I can use the trams and metro for free in Amsterdam right? Or am I misunderstanding how it works. When I need to take the Eurostar back to UK, is that allowed on a one country pass? Because when I get back to London, I will need to take a LNER train out of London to my city, will that be an additional cost? This all confuses me a bit, on what pass to purchase and if this plan is feasible. Thanks for your help.Edit: Forgot to add, because of brexit, does UK passport still apply to interrail? And would getting Eurorail pass be even better for this plan? I'm guessing global is best because what if I want to go to another country one time. But that's for anot
One Country pass Austria
Hey guys, I have a question.I want to start in zurich and my final destination is Salzburg. After that I might travel 1-2x in austria from place to place and then I want to go back from Salzburg to Zurich.Is this all possible with the one country pass? or do I have to buy a separate ticket to/from the border?So for example from Zurich to Bregenz and on the way home from Bregenz to Zurich?Thanks for your help!
Activate pass and then leave Sweden the day after?
Hi,During Easter this year (2023) it is difficult to make reservations as there are railroad constructions. Last date for activation for my pass is the tenth of April, but it seems there are no trains that day to leave for Copenhagen. Can I activate the pass on the 10th, and then leave Sweden for Copenhagen on the 11th? On the 11th there are trains and it is possible to make reservations.Kind regards, Jonas
Thanks to the community
Just a simple thanks to the community for their advice in their posts. They have helped no end through a difficult challenge today.Regrettably we had to change next weeks plans from a 5 travel day cross-europe jaunt to a quick dash to Monaco and home (flight and hotel already paid for). Our return home will now be Nice - Lille - London - Leeds, needing those dreaded reservations for TGVs and Eurostar. Because of the advice I managed to book 2 TGVs (1 at 10 euro and 1 at 20 euro) and an early afternoon Eurostar through B-Europe (link from posts) with Pass Cover Numbers (from a link in a post). At several points it looked hopeless with error messages and starting again but we stayed with it thanks to the advice in many posts on regular work rounds.The weirdest was on the b-europe site where it would not accept mouse clicks for selecting entries on drop down lists but would let me select with my touchscreen. That took some time (and a few choice words) to sort.We even managed to get all
Paris to london tickets through rail planner
Hi, I purchased the eurail 5 days in 1 month mobile pass. When I check Paris to London 3-Jun tickets. All tickets from 11am onward do not allow me to book through the pass as there is none available. However in rail planner app, I can assign that day as a day of travel and select a train. It creates a ticket. Does that mean its booked through rail planner and pay the reservation fees in the train?
one adult travelling with 2 children under 11
Hi, I’m looking at booking a 4 day Interrail pass for me and my children who are 10 and 7. According to website this pass is around £220 and the children don’t need to pay, is this correct? Also the 4 days travel will be one day from London to Barcelona, another day from Barcelona to San Sebastián in Spain, another from San Sebastián to Brive la Gallairde and last day from Brive la Gallairde back to London; are all of these routes available with the Interrail pass? Thank you
Family Vacation in Brussels/Paris/Amsterdam
Family of five arriving in Brussels (by air) on Apr 8th and eventually heading up to Amsterdam on Apr 12th. While in Brussels we’d like to do a day-trip to Paris (only if we can use high speed Thalys) on the 10th and possibly Bruges on the 11th. Would it make sense to purchase Eurail for these three days of train travel?Is there a way to price out the Eurail passes with seat reservations for Paris on Thalys before purchasing the Eurail pass?Thanks in advance for the assistance!
Wrong Birth Year
I don’t know what happened but my birthyear is off by 1 year. I am already in my journey but plan to use my global pass in about 36hours. I am worried I might run into technical issues as I move from one country to another with this specific birth year detail.I have already sent a request from customer support but as I have searched in this community it would seem help is non existent. So many have the same problem and no one really has any good news from support.Is my journey screwed?
Generally confused and afraid, some general questions
Hi dear travellers,I haven’t bought my pass yet (I’m looking to get the global pass), but I am a bit confused with how difficult it is to book trains and reserve seats and how reliable the trains are. So before I buy the pass I wanted to check:To book the tickets, do I have to search manually for trains on each company’s website and then book through there, or is there an easy hassle free way to book through the interrail app where you can book tickets and reserve seats all in one place? If manually, is this difficult to do? It seems a little overwhelming just from a first glance to coordinate the ticket and seats especially for night trains How reliable are the trains in Germany/Austria/Hungary/Chezch/Slovenia/Poland? Are they often late (i.e. should I always have a back up plan or always make sure connections are very far apart)? If a train is late and I miss the next connection, does it happen that you’re just stuck at the station in the middle of the night? Do I have to book very
driver license proof of residence
Hi, I’m a Dutch student who is going to study next semester in Germany. I currently have a Dutch drivers license wich is a valid ID/proof of residence in the Netherlands. However perhaps it is better to transfer my drivers license to a German one. The question is: Would a German drivers license proof my residence in Germany (since it has the municipality who is issuing the license on it) instead of my Dutch ID card so I can get a global pass with as home country Germany?
Meals with first class Global Eurorail pass
Hi,I have a question regarding meals on euro trains. I am travelling from US to Interlaken in April this year with family. We are then travelling from Interlaken to Paris in eurorail train. I bought first class passes for my children and my husband. My question is if the departing time from Interlaken is at 12:15pm, do we get lunch served on the train? Will that be included in the first class pass or do we pay for it? Either way, I would like to be prepared for the train ride especially with kids. Any advise is greatly appreciated.thank you!
Can I reserve a seat without activation?
Hello, I bought it through Global Pass.I need to renew my passport, can I make a reservation for a seat on https://www.eurail.com/ ?If I activate the mobile pass, will the reservation information I purchased be transferred?I want to make a reservation quickly because I think I'm entering my passport number when I activate it, but I can't.I'm worried about whether I can renew my passport first, activate the pass, and reserve seats.
Why do my DB tickets not have a barcode/QR code on it?
Hi guys, I was organising all my tickets/seat reservations (I am a Eurail Global Pass holder), and noticed I have 3 reservations from DB don't have any barcode/QR code on it. They don’t seem to be the tickets, I only have booking receipts attached to the emails of my booking. In the My Tickets section of the DB Navigator App, there aren’t any where showing any code either apart from the booking reference number. So my question is, how would my tickets be scanned at the train station or on the train by the operators? Thank you :)
trajet pays de résidence
Bonjour, J’ai acheté le global pass 3 mois, comme je dois l’activer de suite avant la date d’anniversaire. Pour l’activer, je compte faire un aller retour à Paris - Londres du 1er avril au 3 avril. Est ce je peux utiliser à nouveau le pass par exemple au mois de mai pour faire Paris-Milan ?
Can I cancel my 50%-Sale-Global-Pass?
Hi, I recently bought a Global Pass for two months in a sales action, where you could buy it for half the price. I want to cancel this Pass and went the usual way for cancellation but I could not get far. I can’t find any info on whether my “Sales”-Pass is refundable. Can you help me? Thanks, Jakob
What is considered an official residency document for Australia?
We are all Australian citizens and live in Australia but will be travelling on EU passports. I know we can buy a Eurail pass but it says we need to bring an official doc proving residency of Australia. What docuemntation does that include? A valid drivers license?
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