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Hi,We are from South Africa. I hope to travel with my daughter from West (France-Paris) to East (Turkey-Istanbul) starting 16 December. We would love to experience Christmas in Europe, culture etc. Does the Eurail cover countries such as Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Turkey? We intend to start from Paris gong through Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria and Czech Republic.Kind regards, Alex
Hi!I'm trying to plan my trip. Here's what I've come up with so far. But this route leaves out Sofia, Bucharest,Thessaloniki, Skopje and Krakow. But i think this is some of the best i can do in 30-40 days. This routes includes some planetickets near the end due to not so good railways. I have never travelled alone before and I really wanna experience travelling abit before i start on my 3 year bachelor lol. Do I need to search for visum? I am a EU resident so I dont think it’s mandatory? Are there many places to wash clothes? I'm gonna stay at hotels, I guess I can pay the cleaners to help me wash my clothes? I hope to get all my stuff inside a small carryon bag.I'm thinking to adjust the days when I go, as long as I am at Split at xx. date to catch the airplane to Belgrade, and then to Athens, so the only fixed number of nights will be at Belgrade and at Athens. So I'll have xx amount of days to distribute on the places inbetween Gdansk and Split.Any feedback or tips?Places to sleep:G
We have a rough itinerary round now:4 nights in Hamburg (that long because we celebrate NYE there)1 night in Poznan3 nights in Warszawa 2 nights in Łódź2 nights in Krakow2 nights in Brno2 nights in Prague 2 nights in Dresden Would you say from experience that some cities need more or some need less time? And do you have any tips for nice restaurants/bars/museums/clubs for any of the cities mentioned? Thanks!
Hi everybody,I am currently staying in Zagreb and I am leaving in two days (17-1-2023). I need to get to Istanbul by the end of the month due to a flight I have the on the first of February from Istanbul airport. I was planning to travel there through either Belgrade or Sarajevo and then Sofia. But this morning I found out that it isn’t possible to go to Sofia through Belgrade or Sarajevo. I found an alternative route through Budapest, Bucharest, Sofia and then Istanbul (if it’s possible/practicable I could skip Sofia and go to Istanbul directly from Bucharest). But here some problems emerge:firstly I only have three traveling days left, and I don't think that is enough to cover the entire journey. secondly I know how to travel from Zagreb to Bucharest. But not the rail planner app doesn’t show any trains from Bucharest to Sofia (in fact Sofia train stations don’t appear at all) or Istanbul.I am planning to stay a few nights in Budapest. Hopefully I can figure a way out to get to Istan
Hi!I from London, UK and am about to buy my interrailing ticket to travel around for 2/3 months around July/August time, before coming back to England and finishing my degree.I am writing this, simply, to ask for recommendations around Europe! I know it seems quite odd that I don’t have a set idea in mind where I would like to travel, but I am keen to simply explore parts of my mind and the world that I haven’t seen before.If anyone has any advice regarding sights to see, or things to do (preferably on the cheaper size), then that would be much appreciated!I am living in the UK, so I would have to board to Eurostar to either Paris, Brussels or Amsterdam (I think Paris will be my first stop), and would preferably like to go in a circle around Europe prior to coming back home.I have done research regarding train reservations and other, sort of, admin based things. I just would love to hear any recommendations from other travellers.Also, if anyone has any useful apps or such things that m
Hello, When I want to consult the train timetables to go from a country to Serbia (no matter the city), the site tells me that no train corresponds to my search.However, a search without any particular filter. Is this a problem with the site or is Serbia not included in the Interrail passes? Thank you for your help. I was in the process of planning my journeys but this is blocking me and I cannot continue my search.
I would like to visit Vaduz tomorrow. I am from Austria and already used my home-country-travel day today. Now it says in my Interrail App that Vaduz is part of Austria instead of Liechtenstein. Does it mean i would need to use again my home-country-ticket? Or is it a mistake?
Hi, this summer we will be travelling with Interrail passes to Greece from Utrecht, the Netherlands. We are Interrail newbees and wondering if you have som advice on :What is the best way to travel? What are nice higlights to stop? Vienna is on our list? Where to board on the boat? When to book the trains?
Hello everyone,I’m planning my first Interrail trip next summer. I’m going to travel alone. It’s my first real trip abroad.I’m not sure which of my two planned tours is better for me.Trip 1:Copenhagen – Gothenburg – Oslo – Stockholm – HelsinkiTrip 2:Vienna – Ljubljana – Budapest – (Bratislava -) Prague – Warsaw – Krakow (Start ist in Germany)A trip to Scandinavia has been a dream of mine for a long time. But it is much more expensive than Eastern Europe. And I also want to see the Northern Lights once in my life, so maybe I should do this trip in another winter.Eastern Europe is much cheaper. Is it advisable to choose Eastern Europe as your first trip? Are there better alternatives for beginners?And another question: Would it be better to book the hostels in advance or is a spontaneous booking possible? I’m afraid the best hostels fully booked.
Just a few quick comments on my Eurail experience so far. My wife and I are finally in Europe from the USA and have traveled a few trains already. My observation thus far…absolutely no problems!! Finding the trains, adding to both trips and generating tickets has been very easy. I admit that I have yet to do a reservation, or high speed train but I’m hopeful that too will be as trouble free. However, if I do run into a snag I feel certain I can find a resolution here, or at least a pointer to where I can find help. We have 3 months to travel around Europe and so far we’re enjoying ourselves.
Hello allI have bought a 10 day global pass for me and my son. Now I want to plan a round trip from Czechia through German to Paris, then to Milano, continuing through Switzerland to Vienna and back to Czechia. My intention was to plan for every section a separate trip and make the relevant reservations, but I do not succeed to plan more than one trip. But in one trip, I cannot choose the single destinations I would like to have, including stop-overs.Can somebody help me?Other issues are not available reservations on some trains and the fact that FreccaRossa is not included in the Pass, despite the advertising of Interrail. And how do I see whether we have adjacent seats on the reservation before paying?Looking forward to your comments!Thanks in advance!Heinz
Hi,I’m thinking of purchasing a 3 month global continuous pass for next year which will be activated elsewhere before we get to the UK (where we expect to do a month) and used in Europe after too. Through my research I can’t find as much info on Eurail in England, Scotland and Ireland as other European countries - we’d love to be able to use the pass in the UK to get the most from it. Is there a reason there are less info/reviews from the UK or anything to be cautious of? I’d expect to have to hire a car in areas of Scotland and Ireland or join a tour in the more remote parts, but using trains as the main mode of transport would be ideal. Any personal experiences or advice would be great :)Thanks!
I’m don’t quite understand the map shown in https://www.eurail.com/en/plan-your-trip/railway-map : It only shows the biggest European cities but it doesn’t show all the routes the Eurail covers, right?For example: in the link provided I don’t see the route between Paris and Zurich, but I know there is a way to do it as shown in the “Eurail-Map-2021.pdf”. Does the Eurail-Map-2021.pdf show the real and all possible routes that I will be able to make with the Eurail global pass? Or the PDF shows all routes possible, but not all of them are in the global pass?I’m trying to understand what the limitations of the global pass are when traveling western Europe.Thanks in advance.
Wie o wie kan mij helpen voor een mooie route naar Porto te bedenken. Ik heb nu t/m Bordeaux geboekt en dacht rond 28 juli vanuit Bordeaux naar San Sebastian te gaan, er is een snel trein van +/- 3 uur maar is op deze app niet te vinden. Wel een met enorme omweg van + 24 uur of zo. En dat is geen optie.Wat kan ik nu het beste doen?Ik vind het erg lastig en hoop dat er iemand is die mij verder op weg kan helpen naar eindbestemming Porto.Vriendelijke groet,Ada.
Planning return trip to Naples from Brighton in October. Staying in Naples 10 days. Looked at standard return train fares and they seem to be 300£ plus. So is the Global Interrail Pass the way to go? I can get senior fare. Will I be able to use it on Eurostar and then the high speed rails in France/Italy (e.g Brighton - London - Paris - Turin - Naples) or another feasible itinerary?. Any advice would be appreciated. Robsk.
Tomorrow i start my first longer Journey by Rail of the year through Europe after few daytrips in the first weeks :D as our second unoffical Eurail Interrail meetup in late January with @runner.on.rails , @Steven Soto, Christian, Arwed in Switzerland. Nighttrain Berlin - Switzerland - Meetup and afterwards Nighttrain back to Berlin.I start from Berlin to Poznan to ride on the last regular Steam service on Standard Gauge between Poznan & Wolstzyn afterwards further to Warsaw (my base for 4 Nights) Timetable of the steamtrains in GermanThen i will explore some polish branch lines.After my 4th Night i start from Warsaw to Prague to catch the Nighttrain to Zürich :Dto explore then many scenic Routes in Switzerland and northern Italy for the next 6days.On the 9th of March i start the EC Transalpin from Zürich to Leoben and further to Vienna.In Vienna i met some friends and relax in the City and ofcourse on some trains arround Vienna & Bratislava before catching 3Nights later sever
Hey everyone :)I’m someone who loves train journeys, but (shockingly) haven’t yet done any Interrailing as yet… I’m hoping to change that this year.My plan is to travel for 2-3 months from this coming April.I’ll also be working, and so I plan to have one or two “main bases” in that time, with the view to taking rail trips on the weekends. So, for example, I might stay for 1.5 months in two different cities, but whilst staying in those cities make time for day-trips or overnighters on the weekend.I’ve started my research through this website and forum, and eaglerly awaiting the release of the latest edition of Europe by Rail.In the meantime, though, I would love to hear about your favourite routes in Europe, for those who have done longer Interrailing stints in Europe… feel free to chip in or share things as you see fit 😊 🚂Jas
Hello everyone! First off, I’ve never been to Europe and am attempting to plan a 16-day trip for my family in July. I am planning on purchasing a 10-Day Global Pass and started punching in the routes in the “Search Train Times in Europe” feature on this website to get an idea of travel time as well as which legs would require a reservation. Everything seemed pretty reasonable until I looked at Rome to Cannes (or anywhere in that area). It appeared that the travel time was over one day! On the app, it indicated that was about two days! Questions: is this accurate or am I reading something wrong I know that it may be an issue of which rails Eurail has access to. Is it common to purchase faster tickets separately for situations such as this? If so, what is the most reputable website to do so? Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. I consider myself relatively resourceful but am finding this process overwhelming, so I’m sure this won’t be my last post. Tentative outline of trip:
If I want to get on the Bernina Express panoramic train from Tirano to St. Moritz (and/or vice versa), do I need a pass that covers Italy as well as Switzerland, or do they waive the requirement for Italy because its such a short stint in Italy (and because that’s what I want the answer to be, but I suspect it won’t be… hahaha).
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