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Eurail newbie needing help
We’re from Australia and looking to travel through UK, France, Switzerland and Italy from mid October to late November. At this stage, we have 5 days planned of first-class Eurail travel over just under a month. We’ve never travelled on trains in Europe before.At this stage we intend to travel as follows (all daytime travel):Manchester Airport-London London-Avignon Paris-Geneva Geneva-Rome Rome-VeniceLogic says we need 2 x 5 day/1 month passes, and we would ideally like to have access to the passes electronically.Having had a look at the schedule, some of the services we’d be after seem to be available now, while others are yet to appear. I have had a look through a number of the conditions around reservations and pass purchasing, and some aspects aren’t completely clear.I have the following questions:How far in advance of travel should I purchase the passes? Do I have to activate the passes before I make my first reservation? Should reservations be made on the Eurail website, or shoul
Does Eurail work on public trains within cities?
Hi there, Apologies for asking a question that I’m sure has been answered somewhere already (couldn’t really find a definitive answer elsewhere so that’s why I’m asking) but planning to travel through France, England and Scandinavia in June/July, does the Eurail work on public trains within cities? In particular in Paris and London being such large cities, thanks. Josh
Issues with seats between Munich and Rome
Helllppp!! Trying to book tickets in 2nd class between Munich and Rome in July, I get to revising my order and it keeps telling me one of my legs is no longer available. Everthing looks fine but keeps locking me out when its time to pay. I have tried to book varying train times but keeps coming up with same issue. Would very much appprreciate some advice.
Short Transfer from Montpellier to Barcelona
Hello all! My current itinerary includes a train from Montpellier to Barcelona, with a stop in Perpignan, France. The transfer time is listed as ‘short’ and we only have 6 minutes to transfer trains. Making this short transfer would save us $40, so we are hopeful that we can make it. Traveling with a group of 4 young women and just want to ask for reviews about the Perpignan station. Please let us know, thank you so much in advance!
It's that reservation date really matter? Or can I board the next train?
Hello All,I made a mistake when I booked my reservations. Somehow, I did check the reservation date that I am booking. It turns out I booked my return trip and depart trip on the same day. And the worst part is, it does not seem I could make any changes to the website.Could I board the train on next day? Or should I rebook it (Is that possible to get any refund)?
Night train Zagreb to Split
I'm currently trying to book the night train from Zagreb to Split for the end of May (very last minute I know, didn't think we'd be going that way!), it says there's no availability but when I checked from Bratislava to Split (same train) there was plenty seats and couchettes available?
Hello,I have two granddaughters who are going to Spain and Italy the end of June, not a specific date yet.In Spain, they will arrive in Madrid and take day tours for one week. Then they will go by train to Rome, and also take day trips. They will go back to Madrid by train, to take the flight back to go home. They have traveled to different countries, but always with their parents. They speak English, Spanish and French. They just graduated from high school and we are given them this trip as a graduation present. I don’t want for them to have problems locating where to buy tickets etc. I want to buy the pass.Can they travel from city to city in Spain and Italy with the Eurorail pass? They will be in both countries a total of 16 days.Could anyone please let me know what I need to do or if is best to get tickets daily at the train station.Thank you very much in advance,Patricia
Travelling from Zurich to Lugano
Hello everyone,Since I am new to Interrail, I have a question. I am planning to buy an Interrail Switzerland Pass, but I am not sure if the ride from Zurich to Lugano is 100% covered by the pass or I will have to pay something extra. I am asking this because based on this map,part of the line (namely from Erstfeld to Biasca as well as from Cadenazzo to Lugano) is marked with dotted line, which means that this line is covered, but with reductions.Thanks in advance!
Reserving beds on night trains - group
In July-August 2023, I’ll be interrailing across Europe with a few friends. I’m unsure how reservations for couchettes/beds work though. My friends and I are all booking individually but is it possible for us to book the same compartment without having to reserve the whole room privately? For reference we will be travelling on the Berlin-Vienna and Naples-Milan night trains.
Question concerning journeys inside the home country
Hi, I’m planning a trip for this summer. I have a question concerning the journeys inside the home country. Let’s say I want to start from Paris, and on my way back I would to stop in another french city (let’s say Lyon) before coming back to the starting point. My question is : is the journey from Lyon to Paris included in the global pass ? Also, if I understood properly, the journeys from the starting destination (here Paris) to the first, and from the last to the starting point are not counted as days of journeys in the case of a global pass with a specified amount of days. Is that so ? Thank you ! Armand
Can't find the train from Budapest to Florence
Two months ago I couldn't find a train for 17th of August from Budapest to Florence. Now, in April, I can't still find the train. Even if I put another destination, I can't find a train for that day...so I thought it was too early, but now it is still too early? What should I do?
Booking ferries in cyclades with 3-month global pass, does my pass need to be activated to book?
Hi everyone! I’m wanting to book my ferries between the greek islands in the cyclades for my trip in August (I have a 3-month global pass). This is my first time using eurail so I’m a bit new to it. When I go to book a ferry using Blue Star Ferries, following the Eurail instructions, it prompts me to “Fill in your Pass Cover Number in the 'Discount ID / Document' field. You can find your Pass Cover Number on the back of your paper Pass cover, above the QR code”. On the Blue Star Ferries website, the little info button near the “Discount ID / Document” field specifies for me to “Please insert your activated Pass Cover Number in the field "Discount ID/ Document" My pass isn’t activated yet as I’ll begin travelling in July!! Does this mean I have to wait til July to book my ferries?? Or should I just ignore that statement about the ‘activated pass cover number’ and insert my pass cover number, regardless of the fact that is it currently not activated? I hope this makes sense!! Thank you s
Is the trip from my home country part of my travel days or is it free of charge? (or something different...)
I am going to travel this summer and was wondering if an outbound and inbound trip count as travel days. I have booked the 7 travel days in 1 month pass. Does that mean that after the trip from home to my first destination I still have 7 travel days left, or just 6 travel days? thanks! Meike
Interrail (& camping) in Scotland
We want to do an interrail, starting in Germany and going forward to Scotland to do some hiking/ camping there (for aprox. 3-4 weeks in August).Are there any things we have to watch out?Do we need reservations for the trains in Scotland or just for the trains to get there? Are there recommended routes for our trip?
ICE reservation Netherlands - Germany
Hi there,I'm planning my Interrail trip for next summer. The idea is to travel from the Netherlands to Ancona or Bari (Italy) and from there take the ferry to Albania.Now it seems nice to travel to München by day train and from there take the night train to Ancona. However, I'm struggling with the ICE reservations. The most convenient route would be to take the 08.34 ICE 105 from Utrecht Centraal to Mannheim and change to the 12.30 ICE 595 to München (preferred date 10 July). Now, via the "seat only" option on the Deutsche Bahn website, I try to reserve seats for said trains. The ICE 595 seems to work fine, but for the ICE 105 it says "Reservation temporarily not possible". I've tried several times over the course of 1-2 weeks so it seems persistent and not temporary.Another option is the 11.04 ICE 123 from Utrecht to Cologne/Köln and from there the 13.55 ICE 519 to München. Seat reservations for both ICE 123 and ICE 519 can be booked just fine. So it's probably not (a) that I'm too ea
Bought the wrong Eurail pass. Help!
I just found out that I purchased a 15 day pass for 15 days. We thought it was 15 days in 30 days. yikes.I see I can buy a new pass and then refund the original one. I am worried about my reservations I bought for 4 of us for multiple travelers. Will my reservations transfer over also? We are leaving for Europe in 2 days. Thank you!
Researched forums for answers, still a couple questions on reservations and supplements
Canadian couple will be traveling Europe by train with first class Global Passes already purchased, mid-May to mid-June 2023. I’ve scoured the forums and picked up the info I can, but am still just a bit confused as to the best way to make the reservations. We are new to this.I’ve used the rail planner app for initial research on the routes we’ll require reservations on, but my understanding is that it isn’t always accurate as to schedules and isn’t ideal for making the reservations through. I’m posting my trip schedule (and reservations needed as I understand it) below and would appreciate feedback on whether it appears correct and the best way to make the reservations I have to.I do understand that I need to generate a pass cover on the Eurail site to make reservations. Can I use one cover for all reservations for both my wife and me? Also, where needed, are supplements purchased with reservations?ItineraryAmsterdam to Brussels May 16th - no reservations/supplement Bruges day trip -
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