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The 2019 trip – a comparison to the historic Interrail in 1975 (2/2)
2019 Interrail trip to Europe Since my first Interrail in 1975 my love for Europe and train travel had never faded. I had repeated the experience on another six occasions. It had always been my intention to do another Interrail once I had retired and revisit places from the 1975 trip and some destinations of other past Interrail trips.. While my itinerary would include places where I had family holidays, it would also include new experiences. There were still a number of places I had not visited that were part of my school boy travel dream. Barcelona and the Matterhorn, to name a few. Of course, the world had changed in a significant way in comparison to 1975, and it would be fair to say I had changed as well- 64 not 20. One major change was of course the Internet. Also I had more resources now to invest in a more comfortable and longer Interrail in 2019. Preparation At home, in December 2018 when I started planning my 2019 trip I knew it was going to be vastly different to my experien
The 1975 trip - a historic Interrail across Europe (1/2)
The 1975 Interrail trip I was brought up in Mastrick, an Aberdeen council housing estate, in the early 60s with my mum Elizabeth a nurse, my dad Angus a bricklayer and my older brother, Kenneth. In primary and secondary school, I always enjoyed geography: in primary it was the map of the world, flags and capital cities, and at secondary it was looking at cultures, rivers, mountains, deserts and natural disasters. Like many others at that time, my interest in countries, cultures and famous attractions were common, perhaps because they were not accessible, and it was another world away.One major influence came when I picked up the National Geographic when I was in the waiting room for an appointment. This publication opened the world to me. What I read was magical; the photography was literally out of this world. In the 1960s, all these well-known European countries and cities were a dream away, like so to many of my school friends and neighbours. There was not a lot of money around and
planning a trip
Hi, we are a family of 4 adults and one child 6 years old. We just bought passes for 10 days within 2 months. I was trying to find some journeys using the planner, but unfortunately i wasn't very successful. So i have following questions1. On the 5 July late on the day or on the 6 july very early i wanted to find a connection from Vejle/Kolding in dk to Munich in de with a night express and with sleeping department, so that we would be in munich in the morning on the 6 july. i couldn't find any.2. Generally when traveling in July during a weekdays is it always worth to make reservations also for trains which don't require one?3. Monday, the 10 July from Ljubljana in sv to Verona in it in the morning i could find any train connections, only with some flexbus. How to find one?4. On the 12 July from Verona to Chur in ch in the morning i only found a connection through Zurych but we wanted to take to tirano to take Bernina express or regular train on the route from there to chur. How to do
Direct train Bilbao to Santander
Thanks to comments from @mcadv and others in this forum, as otherwise I wouldn't have known that this connection (regional Renfe Feve) even exists.Used our Passes last Friday on the 71872 13:31 Bilbao-Santander service. We had the time and continuous Passes so why not…Times given on https://www.renfe.com/es/en/suburban/cercanias-feve/timetables were accurate.On the Renfe home page planner https://www.renfe.com/es/en the train came up but with incorrect times (30 minutes out for some reason).Couldn't find the train in any planner apps.Departing from Bilbao La Concordia, next to Bilbao Abando but a separate building. A nice peaceful station. Showed our active Passes at the ticket counter and they gave us tickets to use to get through the closed gates. I'd asked the day before just to make sure and the staff confirmed both times this is how they do it.Views were better than we'd been anticipating, nice suprises pretty much all the way.Conductor was happy enough seeing the printed tickets
Train from Sundsvall (SE) to Trondheim (NO)
I want to take the train from Sundvall (Sweden) to Trondheim (Norway) via Storlien. I am planning on doing this in July.If I check the Rail Planner app I don't see this specific option. But if I check the Vy website (transport in Norway) it does give this option. Just not in July because that is too far in the future. Does this track still exits and does the train ride in July? And is it possibele to take this train with the Global Pass?Thank you!!
looking for location tips! for a trip grenoble to utrecht
Hi! I’m going for a work trip to Grenoble area in France. I’m adding an extra week to slowly travel back to Utrecht and stop at some different places. Does anyone have some tips or favorite places? Looking to travel back either through in France/ Belgium or Switzerland/Germany.
Most interesting way to go London to Bari, Italy
Going to be going from London to Bari in mid May.I did the route last year and wentLondon - Brussels - Frankfurt - Munich (overnight) - Padua - Pescara (overnight) - 3am train to Bari so as to catch midday boat to Greece.and on the way back,Bari - Rimini (overnight) - Milan - Zurich (overnight) - Frankfurt - Brussels - London. Does anyone have any thoughts on alternative attractive route with a couple of stops?The only bits I found a bit tedious last year were the Brussels to Cologne bits due to the overcrowding and potential cancellations of that train.
Christmas trip to Switzerland-Austria
Hi all,Since I'm new here, let me first say that I'm so excited that I booked my first interrail pass. I also want to share with you my passion for traveling and especially train traveling. My question is what city you would suggest to visit for a short stopover in Switzerland (Christmas period) and what's the best itinerary to choose to benefit the most? A friend suggested taking a Swiss train from cologne which has a glass roof and goes along the Rhine???Any ideas , suggestions are welcomed. My interrail pass is just for 4 days and I will start from Brussels. Thanks in advance See you in the train!Spyros
First time in Europe - help getting to a few countries!
Hi there, first time poster here on the message board. I am travelling to Europe for the first time in May/June. I just purchased a Eurail pass, and would like to start booking reservations and find out what train stations I need to pass through.Below is my itinerary - if anyone has trained between these places, what would be the least stressful way of getting from point A to point B?Trip 1: Frankfurt airport to Berlin (specifically, Mitte) Trip 2: Berlin (specifically, Mitte) to Amsterdam Trip 3: Amsterdam to Paris Trip 4: Paris to LondonAny help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated - thank you!
hi there! I'm planning a trip starting from Milan and I'd like to visit: Monaco, Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris, Amsterdam, Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Prague.Has anyone done a similar itinerary or is planning one?Do you have any ideas or experiences?let me know on instagram @martamaggitti or by email email@example.com you and buon viaggio!
My 5 day itinerary! Make sense?
Hi… I’m planning a 15 day continuous EURAIL trip in November and I’m doing the planning stages now (February!)The image shows my itinerary (from England) and it seems to make sense to me. If anyone has any thoughts or ideas that can help me improve or adjust it, I would be grateful.This trip is a ‘practice trip’ and a few months later I’ll try a longer one, probably to Greece and Italy.But this is my (flexible) plan for this November. :)Thanks for looking!
Nighttrain Paris to PortBou
Hey, Im searching for a night train from Paris to PortBou, (preferably the 26th of June, but some dates before or after, would be alright aswell). The Interrail website says, that the train should go daily in the summer. But the App doesnt show this route at all (or at least not with night trains). I even tried dates in August, but it didn't help. Does somebody know, if the train still exist? Or maybe another train in the direction (preferably by night)? (I need to get to Valencia) Thanks
Eurail Global Pass to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from Poland
Hello, I wish to travel via Eurail Global Pass to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from Poland. I saw on the Eurail website map that there are stations in Vilnius, Riga, and Estonia, but I cannot select these countries from the mobile app. Is it possible to train within these countries using my pass? Or not? Thank you so much for your help.
How many passes do I need?
Hello!I will be travelling as follows in May: Frankfurt → Berlin → Amsterdam → Paris → London.I am looking to buy a 5 or 7 day Eurail pass, but I don’t understand if I can use this pass to get from Frankfurt to Berlin. I keep seeing that I need to take the ICE train, but I don’t know if this is a separate pass?Thank you in advance.
Getting to Zagreb after Switzerland
I want to finish my Interail journey by getting to the Croatian coast possibly around either Split or PulaI will be doing some of the swiss scenic routes and thinking I should finish in Tirano at some point via the Bernina Express - do you know iof the best route from Tirano to Croatia? IS it via Milan Venice Trieste Zagreb? TIA
Rail Travel in France is there an interactive map?
Hi there, first time traveller here.Travelling around Europe with me two young children in Summer 2023.Just trying to get my head around how it all works!We arrive in Cherbourg Port in June and would like to spend a few days with easy access to Mont St Michel. I went to the SNCF website and typed Cherbourg to Mont St Michel, thinking it would give me routes and options to get there.I quickly worked out it's not that easy lol!I think input the next nearest biggest station Caen, and found a train that actually stops in Lison , which according to the rail map would be the place to change.Hiwever I can’t find any trains going out of LisonI tried Lison to St Malo, nothing's there an easier way to work out my routes?Many Thanks :-) Sinead
Istanbul to Bucharest in April.
The timetable for Istanbul to Bucharest on the Interrail site shows the trip at over 2 days.When I looked last week, train was leaving Istanbul at 20.45 and with changes was due to arrive next day at 17.00. On the DB site, this train is still running but on the Interrail it's not. Can anyone advise?Is there a link to Turkish railway's timetable. Many thanks.
Advice on where to start
Hi all,I plan to activate my 3 month global pass on May 1st. I am based in the UK. Am I right in thinking I wont be able to use the global pass until I am in another country. I plan on starting my trip in Belgium so assume I would have to the eurostar or search for cheap flights closer to the time? On that note, does anybody have any tips on route planning. I have several places that I want to visit but struggling to work out the best possible route. Is there some sort of route planner available that will do this for me automatically? Thanks in advance
Trains - Passes - Transfers - Is Eurail right for us?
Hello. We are nubes to European travel. We are arriving in London, traveling to Paris, Disneyland Paris, Flying out of Paris to Barcelona, and then home. Curious about airport transfers to and from hotels. Are any of these covered by the Eurail pass? Or maybe the better question is, are there better ways? Main concerns…Heathrow to hotel in London (Westminster) -London to ParisParis to Disneyland ParisDisneyland Paris to Charles de Gaulle airportBarcelona Airport to hotel (City Center) and back to airport Thanks for any insight from the well traveled here!
Is it feasible to base yourself in Hamburg for a week and see neighbouring places by day trip?
Hello, or should I say guten tag? 😁 I am busy making planning ideas for 2 months in Europe. I really want to see some places in Germany and have had ideas about basing myself in one place and travelling by day to surrounding cities and towns.So I thought that maybe Hamburg would be a good base for maybe a week and to take day trips to the likes of Lubeck, Bremen and Oldenburg. For a long time now I have been fascinated with the history of merchant cities in medieval Europe, so Lubeck is a must. Hamburg is probably a similar experience.Using the app I can see that travelling from Hamburg to these places is so fast because of Germany’s high speed links. I just want to be sure that I can make the most of these places with a day trip so was looking for ideas from people that know. I will continue to do watching and reading online but I thought asking the experienced here would also be a good idea. I suspect this would make booking accomodation so much easier than having to find hotels etc
No option to book seat reservations in France
I am travelling from Lucerne to Paris in late august and it requires for me to book seat reservations. However when I try to book them like I have my other reservations, it gives me no option to add to my cart. Please help! My pass is connected through the app and I have had no other issues with booking others that are essential to have.
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