My husband and I will be going to Munich arriving on March 7. This is the first time I have used the pass, and it is on my phone. If I had a paper ticket I think I could figure this out.
My question is how do I get the QR code on my phone to show the conductor I have paid for the train from the airport to downtown Munich HBF? There are many to choose from, and I don’t know which train we will need. I put two of the schedules in the phone, but until we are there, I don’t know which one we will use. I can see there are next steps to do, IF you know which trip you will use, and then I assume the code will pop up.
When do I show them the proof we have a Eurail pass? I have our passport numbers in the phone app, so I think I have it all in order. I have other reservations for this trip that I could print a ticket, and it had a QR code. That part I am not worried about, it is this very first trip from the Munich airport.
Best answer by SchelteView original
You can add the train you will be using just before you board.
The QR code is your ticket.
In addition, it is not a good idea to activate your pass or a travel day in advance. You can only cancel activation until 23:59 CET before validity starts. If something unexpected happens after that, it will be too late to cancel activation.
So, my understanding is that when I click on that little button that yes, I want this train, even one that does not require a reservation, THEN I get the QR code, and activate the first day of travel? So, if by chance our plane is delayed, or we meet someone who will give us a ride, I don’t have to waste that first day at the airport?
You might also buy a separate ticket for that ride: a group day ticket for Munich's public transport including the trip from airport costs €29.80 for up to 5 persons (€14.90 pp - or a single ticket from the Airport to Hbf would cost €13), meaning that you can save a travel day and use it for a longer trip. However, if you are going to travel further with your pass that same day, do use your pass.
Note the Eurail pass only covers local trains (S-Bahn), and not underground trains (U-bahn), trams and buses.
Thanks, I think I am beginning to sort it out. The main thing seems to be to not set in motion until you know that is what you want. I have “activated” for March 7, but I have not connected a trip with it yet, so still not certain if March 7 is now my first official day, or not. I have 5 days, and I think I will be set on the rest of the days anyway. So far the app shows no travel days used. And thanks, about the S-Bahn tip.
If you've selected a start date, then that is the date the clock starts ticking. In your case, that means you've set a validity period in which you can use your 5 days. No travel day will have been activated yet: in My Pass, it should say 0/5 travel days used.
Nevertheless, I'd advise to cancel the activation and only activate the pass a few minutes before boarding your first train.
I am not sure about different passes, but mine is 5 days in a month time. And, yes it does say 0/5 days used. I will look into this. At least that is what I think it is, 5 days to use in a month. We will only be there 2 weeks. Thanks!
It was a struggle, but I finally figured out a trip or two to save, to possibly use to get from the airport to our hotel. For some reason it was a struggle to find the station nearest to us, there is more than one, and the one on the hotel website (or one of them) was not one that has a S-Bahn train, to accept the pass. The Eurail pass planner only works if you know EXACTLY where you want to go. Thanks for all the help everyone!!!