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Inter vs Eurail
HiDane living in Australia (still Danish passport but live permanently in Australia) married to an Australian - will be doing train travel in Europe with our 2 kids in July/August (husband & kids will be traveling with Australia passports)1 - Do I buy Interail or Eurail ticket for me2 - If I’m on Interail is that a different app and can I still easily travel with the other 3 on Australian passportsThank you Mette
Dual Citizen (EU and non-EU) residing outside of the EU - What pass? What passport to use? What proof of residency?
Hi,My husband is a dual citizen (SWE and PH), and we’ve both been living in the Philippines.We’ve read the rules about getting Eurail vs Interrail passes but we’re still a bit confused and want to be sure.I’m certain that I need the Eurail pass as I’m not an EU-citizen nor resident. But which pass should my husband purchase? If he buys a Eurail pass, can he still use his Swedish passport to travel between countries? Reason I’m asking is a Philippine passport requires visas while his Swedish passport does not.And if he does purchase the Eurail pass, what type of “proof of residency outside of EU” is acceptable?Thanks!
Booking on the trainline itself
Does it matter that I can’t book on the Eurail pass site and therefore can’t see the trips on my pass app? Both times I have booked a night train.The first from Berlin to Budapest we had to have a seat reservation and booked it through OBB using our pass details. Then the second, from Amsterdam to Zurich, showed it was available and included but wouldn’t let me choose it to make the seat reservation that was recommended - ie my cart was empty. So I have also booked on OBB. Just wondering if it matters that I can’t book them on my pass. Or if I am doing something wrong/not seeing something obvious in the process.Thanks, any help appreciated!
Use the second outbound/inbound in the most efficient way
Hi!I’m in the following position: I have a 4-days-in-a-month global pass, my home country is Germany. I have used one outbound/inbound journey on one travel day to Italy. Traveling back I will go from Bologna to Munich and from Munich to Frankfurt. But the Munich-Frankfurt bit is after midnight so I need to buy a separate ticket because I’ll already use the second outbound/inbound trip for Kufstein-Munich. Now, my question is: Could I do the reverse too? Use my pass for Bologna-Kufstein and buy a separate ticket on oebb for Kustein-Munich (which would cost less than Munich-Frankfurt) and use the outbound/inbound for Munich-Frankfurt on the additional travel day? Or is this not possible because I wouldn’t cross the border on the additional travel day? I ask this because there’s the real possibility I won’t use that extra travel day that I would use for Munich-Frankfurt anyway. Thanks in advance!!
How do I read an OBB ticket
I made a reservation with OBB for tickets from Munich to Genova, and I am not sure if it is what I think it is. The printed tickets are all German, and I have translated some, and see it does say I paid with a credit card, but I don’t see where the times or train numbers are. I emailed OBB customer service, and there are ticket numbers and a QR code in what I printed, but I can’t figure out where on the ticket where it gives the info I need. I printed out a time table, but I don’t remember where that came from. I can’t find anything on the OBB sute to check a reservation, or to change a reservation. And if I remember, it gave a place to enter our Eurail pass numbers.
Global Pass - MobileApp 2 travellers - Night train reservation together
Hi...Thanks for reading….So here is the core of my question.Myself (M) and a friend (F) may travel together this summer. Each of us if I am correct will buy their own Global Pass. And if i understand this correctly...we can add their ticket to our pass pretty easily.However, there are times where we will want to share a double on the night train. Which means we need to book the double at the same time for 2 different people. (two different Global Pass numbers).How is this arranged in the mobile app? Is it even possible?What does one do if we both want to be in the same night cabin, but are starting out with 2 different Global Passes?Thanks -paul
Changing from mobile to paper passes
I am having a terrible time trying to contact customer service. No telephone numbers or email address, no response on twitter or chat… :( I just booked interrail tickets for my family yesterday and chose mobile passes as I thought it would be easier and we don’t have much time for them to be posted, but didn’t realise that the passes can’t be moved from devices. During the two months my husband and I will be travelling separately with our children at different points so we have a problem. I need to see if I can switch to paper passes but we leave next week so it is now quite urgent, hence why I am getting frustrated at the inability to reach any sort of customer service. Does anyone know an email address or telephone number that works? Thank you! And happy travels!
What I understood so far about the interrail pass
Hi community!We plan to go to Switzerland and Italy next week. We have a 2month pass. I’ve read a lot of the comments in the forum and I would like to ask someone to look over my shoulder to see if I making any thinking errors.I get on the train in Germany and leave Germany on the same day. When the conductor comes I show him the Interrail app with QR code. My wife shows her own app. Correct?On every day I travel I add a trip. If I hop off the train, I can continue the same day and just add a new trip. Correct?If I make a trip in Italy, I add a trip in the Rail planner and I make a seat reservation in the ÖBB app. I pay the reservation with paypall. If the conductor comes, I show the Interrail app and then I open the ÖBB app for the reservation. Correct?On our way back to Germany, I plan the night train from Innsbruck. It’s important to travel this last piece in Germany on one day. Correct?If I go to the Netherlands, I plan to go accross the border on my own costs ( I live only 10 mil
[Rail Planner App Feedback] Travel days and "outbound/inbound" travel days
Hi there, just a quick feedback for the great Rail Planner app since I found it confusing that travel days are shown next to outbound/inbound days used like this:This may lead to people (at least me ;)) thinking that they have 7 travel days and in addition to that also one outbound and one inbound travel day. Of course, this clears up once you’ve added your first ticket, however I was confused at first and thought: yeah, that’s great, I must have missed this on the website that outbound/inbound travel days are on top (which they are not). Possible solutionsMaybe an info button next to the text “outbound/inbound” would do. It could explain what these days mean and that there are a subset of the travel days. Maybe another representation would be better, e.g. some nested layout, but I don’t really have an idea for that and it shouldn’t overcomplicate the layout. Maybe add the text: “… therefore” (of the 7 travel days) All the best,Dominic
Train lines from Faro, Portugal to Sevilla, Spain.
I am looking at the map of eurail routes and need to know if there is a short route from Faro, Portugal to Sevilla, Spain. I don't see one on the map but these cities are so close! We want to visit both and in order to get to faro to Sevilla it would be a very long journey back to Lisbon, Madrid, and then Sevilla.Or we have to rent a car which would be fine but to rent a car in one country and leave it in another is very expensive. Does anyone have experience with traveling between these smaller cities? And what might be the best practice?
Eurail from Amsterdam
Hi! Ik heb een Interrail pas. 3 maanden lang Europa.Op 29 maart zal ik deze voor het eerst gebruiken voor een retour naar Basel (terug 2 april). Vanaf Amsterdam via de nachttrein. Nu wil ik ook naar London met Eurail. Ik wil vanaf Amsterdam of Rotterdam met deze internationale trein. In mei wss.Maar ik zie op de website dat je maar één keer het land uit en in mag rijden. Hoe werkt dat in de praktijk?
How to plan/create an Eurail journey
We are planning a two-month trip through Europe for this summer. We’ve activated our Global passes because we know our first date of train travel. However, we can’t add actual trips yet (for some mysterious reason), so we’re adding them manually. But how do those manually entered trips turn into trips that will be honored once we start using the passes?This system is extremely confusing, and we’re hoping for some really helpful guidance.Kate Sibley
Eurail or Interrail
Hi There,I am a Chinese and I work for a German company in China. However I have gotten the permenanent residence in Germany (Niederlassungerlaubnis). I will travel to Germany soon and am not sure which type of ticket should I choose? If I buy Eurail, do I need to show a visum as well? Thank you very much. Best RegardsGodfrey
Madrid to Cordoba seat reservation
we have purchased a 2 month global Eurail pass for Spain & Portugal, Our trip begins in Spain on June 1st 2023. All accommodation bookings have been made so we know exactly on what dates we’ll be traveling from city to city in Spain and Portugal .Our question is regarding seat reservations. We’re aware that seat reservations cannot be booked online for these countries & need to be made either at a ticket office or at the station.We arrive Madrid 1st June & wish to take train straight to Cordoba. Do we run any risk of not being able to make a seat reservation when we arrive in Spain? Because of time of year we’re concerned we won’t get on the train. Is there some way we can secure a booking before arriving in Madrid?We are currently in New Zealand and will be the UK from the 10th May.Any help much appreciated
Munich Airport to downtown with the Pass
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.
TER From Paris to Bayeux: Reservation Required, but can't reserve?
I’m trying to book a reservation which it says it’s needed, but it’s also saying that it can’t be booked on their website.How can I get a reservation for a TER train? All I see on the sncf site is a way to “Buy” tickets, but obviously I don’t want to do that.
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