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Superfast ferries Italy to Greece. I read it's free but I only get 30% discount

  • 23 June 2022
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I’ve read in multiple places that Global pass holders can travel between Italy and Greece for free on Superfast ferries (plus the fuel charge). However, whenever I’ve tried to book a ticket, I’m only able to get the 30% discount when I click on the Eurail discount. Is there any way to purchase a ticket where I get the full discount/I’m only paying for the fuel charge? 

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Best answer by Claudi. 16 August 2022, 09:42

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Hello, I realize that this answer is too late to be useful, but just in case other travelers had the same question: The 100% discount is only applicable to the Greek Island pass and not to regular Global/One Country passes. Global pass holders only receive a 30% discount. Please note that you do not have use a travel day when traveling by ferry with the 30% discount. You only need to use a travel day for this ferry when using the Greek Island pass. 

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Whenever I’ve tried applying the Global Pass I only get 30 percent off of the total price- it doesn’t mention anything about a high season surcharge. Is there a way to apply the Global Pass so that all I’m paying for is the fuel and high-season surcharge? 

You select "Interrail global pass” from the list of discounts. The high season price with this discount seems to be 42€ currently for Bari - Patras, when you choose a deck passage.

Whenever I’ve tried applying the Global Pass I only get 30 percent off of the total price- it doesn’t mention anything about a high season surcharge. Is there a way to apply the Global Pass so that all I’m paying for is the fuel and high-season surcharge? 

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NO, its not just fuel-its also port+hi-season surcharge, and if needed any bed/accomm. Rian reported that they have now also invented a special passholder surcharge.

It may be the same charge as the high season surcharge or replace that charge. They don't specify in their booking module on superfast.com what charge it is but it only appears when you indicate you have a global pass. The amount varies (I've seen 7€ and 22€) but it is never 0 when you indicate a global pass.

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NO, its not just fuel-its also port+hi-season surcharge, and if needed any bed/accomm. Rian reported that they have now also invented a special passholder surcharge.

The free ride is only with Greek 6-islands Pass.

There are many more ferries doing IT-GR and there may very well be another one thats cheaper in the end in price to pay-the shorter the trip, the lower the fare in general.

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