Travel in Europe, is a Pass worth it?

  • 18 April 2023
  • 2 replies

What would be the best options for 2 seniors and train travel in Europe. Tain from Paris to Amsterdam on May 13th, Train from Prague to Budapest on May 22, Train from Zakopone Poknd to Warsaw on May 28th. Is a pass really necessary? Or?


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A pass won't be worth it.

Trains are almost already full on 13th May between Paris and Amsterdam…

- 150€ per person for the direct train OR

- 75€ Thalys Paris - Brussels 07:55 - 09:17 and then 36.50€ for any IC train between Brussels and Amsterdam (runs hourly at xx:44) and to book

Prague - Budapest ->

Zakopane (?) - Warsaw ->

Userlevel 7
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Just for those 3 journeys the purchase cost of advance tickets would be about £200. If you have other transport already arranged between these 3 journeys then a pass would not be needed, and there would be a cheaper routing from Paris to Amsterdam with changes that could work out cheaper than the £140 showing for Thalys direct.