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Istanbul to Budapest early April
Hi, we are a couple in our 60s travelling from Istanbul in early April to Budapest.Can anyone recommend some routes through Sofia or Bucharest . I know that the train to Bucharest takes 20 hours with a change of train in the middle of the night.Any small towns or cities recommended on either route. Many thanks.
Travel to Greece by train with two kids
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?
Trains from North Italy (Turin and Milano) to the Netherlands during the summer
We want to travel from the north of Italy (Turin) back home in July. We are with 3 children so we need a reservation but the only trains I can find are the TGV to Paris and than to Rotterdam/Amsterdam. But the reservations are very expensive. When I search for example in march there also connections to Basel-Frankfurt-Utrecht. Will that trains become later in the interrail-app? Does somebody knows that?Karlijn
Timetable issues? Helsinki to Stockholm ferry is not shown
Good morning,The Rail Planner app no longer displays ferry trips. Is this normal?The route was included in 2022 but no in 2023 it seems… For example, the Helsinki-Stockohlm route is no longer available. Nor does the Rovaniemi-Stockolm route because the ferry between Turku and Stockholm no longer exists in 2023.Can you please give me more details?Do you know why I have this problem when I have updated the application 2 days ago ? Thank you in advance for your response Best regards Benjamin
Is it worth it to drop by Athens?
Upon researching Southeast Europe Eurail, I found Eurail in Greece maybe starting from Skopje to Athens via Bitola and Florina. Digging deeper into Athens’ tourism found this article https://gowithguide.com/blog/athens-tourism-statistics-2023-5232 which I think is worth dropping by before going Italy. What do you think?
Trains to Southern Italy - Naples, Palermo
Hello, my family of 4 are looking to travel multiple countries, including going into Southern Italy. I havent bought the global passes yet as Im not sure if we’ll need the unlimited as Im still in planning stages. When I go into ‘find train times’ I cant find any trains connecting South of Rome. It just pops up with a little red x. We’re looking to go from Rome to Naples to Palermo. Any advice would be helpful!
How to plan and reserve my travel from Athens to Sofia
Hello Interrail-Community,I am currently thinking to buy a Interrail-Ticket after my Erasmus-Semester. But I have problems finding a connection. For example when I want to get from Athens to Sofia at one day, the Trip-Planner for Internal doesn't work at all (also not on different dates or times). How can I find a good connection? And can I be sure that I don't pay extra when I want to do this?Thanks for you're Help!
Route help please
My teenage daughter and I are going to travel for a couple of weeks in July. We are starting in Paris and then on to Berlin. We are keen to visit Budapest, visit Florence or Verona then finish in Naples where we are staying in Sorrento for a week. What route should we follow to Budapest from Germany and stay for a few nights. I would love to go to Bavaria or travel similarly scenic routes on the train. I have a teenager who needs to be interested though. Also not Prague as we have been there.
Generelle Fragen - Portugal
Hallo zusammen, ich würde gerne eine Reise über circa 24 Tage machen, meine Route wäre von Frankfurt (ich wohne in Karlsruhe) über das Mittelmeer bis nach Lissabon. Jetzt meine Frage, wie würdet ihr mir das empfehlen? Ich würde das ganze gerne im März machen, wäre es sinnvoll von Lissabon zurück zu fliegen? Weil ich finde keine Route von Lissabon nach Frankfurt, auch nicht mit Stop in Bordeaux.Und wie und wann würdet ihr mir empfehlen, die Reservierungen zu umgehen oder zu tätigen? Vielen Dank vorab und liebe GrüßeManuel
Travelling in Italy
In the summer I want to go from Ljubljana to Italy (Florence and Rome). The railway map says this is possible and that I can go via Venice to Florence, and then to Rome. Unfortunately in the timetable it says there aren’t any trains to Florence and to Rome. I have tried multiple different cities to departure from but none work.
What is the easiest/fastest way to get to Tangier(Morocco) from Madrid/Seville?
Hello everyone, I was just wondering if there is a better way to get to Morocco from Spain. My husband and I will arrive in Paris on April 15, our original plan was to stay in Paris for a few days, then head to Barcelona for a few days, then go to Madrid, then go to Morocco after that. We purchased Eurail global pass.We thought about taking the train from Madrid to Seville as it seems like a close stop over before Morocco, and then take a bus to either Tarifa or Algeciras and then take the ferry cross the Strait of Gibraltar and get to Tangier.It seems like a lot of travel just to get to Tangier from Madrid, so I had a look at the flight options, and it worked out at least 155 euro for the flight including 1 checked and 1 carry on luggage. We then need to head back to London on May 5 as we have 2 nights accommodations booked for the King’s coronation. I was thinking on the way back from Morocco, we can get to Seville, and stay there for a couple of nights then flight back to London ins
I need help getting to Istanbul from Zagreb.
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
From Sweden to Finland through Haparanda-Tornio
Hi everyone!In a few days I would like to cross the border between Sweden and Finland through Haparanda-Tornio. I have read on the Interrail website that this cannot be done by train therefore there is a bus connection included in the pass. I don't know if this is due to covid but it seems there is no bus crossing the border for the moment.On Maps it seems like the distance between Haparanda and Tornio train stations is about 1 hour walking distance. I don't mind doing that but I would like to be sure it is possible and my only option to join Finland up north.Has anyone done that recently and could help? :)Thanks in advance!Laura
Tirano - Lugano in July
I'm planning a trip with some friends in July, mostly through Switzerland. One day we need to travel from Tirano to Lugano.Now, there is the Bernina Express bus but it's only one per day and you need to pay 16 CHF for reservation. I looked at the train schedule for the upcoming months and there is a train with a transfer in Monza, Italy (close to Milan) which should take 3h50 in total. However, I can't see this journey after the 10th of June. I assume this is because they haven't updated the schedule that far in the future? My question is, when will it be updated? And can I be sure that there will in fact be trains from Tirano to Lugano that day, in the afternoon? If not, I should book reservations for the bus since there are not a lot of seats left and it would then be the only way to get to Lugano.
First time Interrail route
Hello all! Please excuse my total lack of knowledge here. I’m a first time inter-railer trying to sort out a map for my first little adventure. I thought it would be an amazing way to spend the summer just after I graduate. I have a route in mind, but I’m really not sure if it works at all. I’ve been trying to look at what trains fall under the interrail, but sometimes it can get a bit confusing, especially around Spain and France, but this is the proposed route I’ve come up with for my first experience. So we’d be starting in Dublin, as that’s where I’m from, and flying in to Madrid to start this journey.Madrid → BarcelonaBarcelona → Milan (I'm not sure if you can get a direct train; I’d imagine you need to stop off at Marseille or Nice.)Milan → VeniceVenice → FlorenceFlorence → BolognaBologna → Milan (using this as a bridge to get to Munich)Milan → MunichMunich → PraguePrague → BerlinBerlin → Amsterdam(I assume again we’d need to get a transfer from Cologne or something close to it.)
Best route to travel all of Italy
Hi everyone,I am seeking advice for those who have travelled within Italy and what best route to take. I have already visited Milan and Venice so I don’t want to include them in. I researched and came up with Florence to start (fly in) 1 night - Pisa 1 night - Rome 3 nights - Naples 3 nights - Bari 2 nights then Leece 2 nights. However I feel that I am not covering much of Italy. Also I don’t want to miss out any any hidden towns and villages that offer a true sight of Italy rather than the touristy side. Any suggestions on routes and whether I have or don’t have enough nights in each city?I really appreciate your timeH x
Getting out of Italy into France
Hi all. Brand new to this so hold fire if i am in the wrong placeMy wife and I are looking to do a 3 week trip round Europe in the summer using Interail and it will be our first.We have used trains successfully in Italy but never across different countries. I have got a route so far but i am trying to get from Milan to Monaco or Marseille but every option I am given seems to be taking miles out of the way, mostly via Paris.Can any point me in the right direction (literally) of offer some adviceMany thanksSteve
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