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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
How accurate is the Eurail 2022 map?
I’m currently looking into my Eurail trip to some less travelled to destinations. But I’m concerned some of the routes are NOT valid with a Eurail pass. For example, the map PDF lists Meydanekbez, Syria as a destination (via southern Turkey).This, among other places, is somewhere I’m interested in exploring but I’m questioning it’s accuracy, I’ve been told that the map lists a lot of places that you cannot reach. The last thing I’d want is to plan a trip and once I’m there find out my anticipated trip is not feasible!
Trains from Palermo to Napoli in September?
Hi everyone!Me and a friend are currently planning our Italy trip in September and we are a little confused regarding the trains. For some reason the Trenitalia website won’t show any trains from Palermo (Sicily) to Napoli in mid-September. The last time we checked, there were still trains going, but now the website claims, that there are no trains going after the 11th. But I can’t imagine, that there are simply no trains. Does anybody have an idea why that is? We already booked our hostels and everything, so it would be nice to know if we can leave Sicily via train, as we would have to change a big chunk of our plans, if there are no trains...Thank you in advance! :)
Trip suggestions Netherlands, Switzerland, South of France
My husband and I have booked flights to Europe, we are arriving in Amsterdam and leaving from Paris. We are thinking we will get a 10 day flex pass on Eurail? Does this work on night trains? our thoughts are to book three nights in Amsterdam, then book as we go? We have also tentatively booked the seat reservations for the Glacier express in Switzerland. From Amsterdam we are thinking, Brussels? Or night train to Vienna then Vienna day train to Switzerland? From Switzerland then head over to the south of France? Possible stay somewhere around Nice? Then Boudreaux? suggestions are greatly appreciated! We are thinking we need reservations for some of these trains but not sure how we book ? On Eurail?thanks so muchlooking forward to hearing suggestions cheersMB
Vanaf welke plek in Nederland moet ik starten om via Duitsland naar Florence te reizen?
Hallo,Ik wil op 12 september vanaf Den Haag of Rotterdam naar Florence. Graag via Duitsland, wil dit doen met de pas. Als ik een pas van 4 dagen neem, dan zou ik vanaf grens Duitsland naar Florence moeten gaan . vanaf welke plek in Nederland zou ik dan moeten reizen?
Madrid - Bordeaux
Hello,I want to travel from Madrid to Bordeaux. I found good train from Madrid to Irún (Spanish border) and from Hendaye (french border) to Bordeaux.Irun and Hendaye train stations are like 3 km apart. Is there no train between them? Or busses?The only trains I found on rome2rio are badly timed.Any experience about this?When you search Madrid-Bordeaux it suggests you via Barcelona/ Narbonne. That's a huge detour.Thank you!
Frankfurt-Niederrad station is NOT Frankfurt central station
Hello,On the Eurail / Interrail Rail Planner app, Frankfurt-Niederrad station is treated the same as Frankfurt central station (Frankfurt(Main)Hbf), which is very inconvenient. Try planner search the “from Frankfurt Airport to Frankfurt Central”. Frankfurt-Niederrad station is certainly close to central station, but it's a completely different station.I hope for improvement.Thank you.
Train from Spain and France only show options towards the East - is this the only way to Paris?
I had a plan to travel up north from Madrid, Spain to Paris, France, but when I look up the date I want to travel, only options are to go east towards NARBONNE (France), TOULOUSE MATABIAU (France), then BORDEAUX ST JEAN (France). is this the only way to go to Paris?
How to leave Greece?
So with a lot of effort we made it to Athens, taking the bucharest sofia and a bus to thessaloniki route. Now we have enjoyed greece and want to slowly return home (Netherlands). I just don't see an effective/cheap/interrailly way of leaving here. Does anyone have some tips? Maybe an effective way of reaching croatia so we are back in railwayland?
Traveling the soutwest coast of England
Planning on traveling in the UK (9/14/2022) from London to Liverpool, around Yorkshire, over to Ireland and then back going along the Southwest coast to Penzance (for a play at the Minack on 9/29/2022) then finally back to London. (If we have time we’ll shoot over to Amsterdam for a couple days at the end of our trip.) Will our Global Europass be sufficient or do we need a Britrail pass as well? Hoping not to have to buy both. I have tried mapping it on line and Penzance does not even come up as a choice. Also hoping to use the ferry to Ireland but not sure if I can with the Eurail global pass. Any help would be appreciated. We’re getting close to our departure time. Thanks.
Any tips/experiences for interrail in Spain and Portugal (and France)?
We want to travel (via France) in Spain and Portugal with the interrail-ticket in July and August.Do you have any tips for these countries?For example we found out that in France they only have limited capacities for interrailers and now we are way too late for reserving high-speed-trains in France, which is a big problem. If we would have known that earlier… So maybe there are similar things we should know about Spain and Portugal?E.g. is it true that we can reserve seats only at local train stations in Spain and Portugal? Is it possible that then they are sold out as well?Is it possible to explore also smaler towns and villages with the interrail-ticket in these countries or is the railroad network too bad? Are there maybe buses we are allowed to use?Thanks a lot for sharing your experience!
From Riga to Vilnius - any advice how to travel?
Hi everyone!I know, that there had been lots of questions about traveling thorough Baltic area. But still I want to ask you again. Is there any possibility, that we can somehow combine train and bus to travel from Riga to Vilnius? We really need to plan this route so any advice would help us.Thanks a lot!Anet
Travelling from Spain to Austria - affordable route
Hello again!A friend of mine wants to travel from Spain back to Austria(Linz). They are currently in Granada and their last day is the 2nd of August.They don’t want to travel to France because it’s “ too expensive” for them. But the seat reservations from Spain back to Austria would also cost 60-80€ and would take them about 24 hours.Does anybody know a good( and affordable) route back to Austria with different stops maybe?:)
Advice for travelling between Beograd - Zagreb
Hi, I am looking for some advice on travelling between Beograd and Zagreb. I am aware the line is currently shut but is there any buses that run from Beograd/Novi Sad to a bordering town/city i.e. Osijek, Vinkovci? Also, has anyone had any recent experience of travelling between Sofia and Beograd? Looks like it can be done via Nis with the aid of a bus from Dimitrovgrad. Thanks for the help.
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