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Ever made a New Year’s Resolution that you’ve abandoned after a week? Us too.In 2022, it’s time to change those habits. Make a resolution you’ll want to keep with The Ultimate Eurail/ Interrail Bucket List, bringing 10 must-do experiences to your next Eurail/ Interrail trip . There’s a challenge for everyone across 33 European countries, whether that’s sunrise in Slovenia, sledding in Sweden or eating chimney-cake in the Czech Republic.Find The Ultimate Interrail Bucket List here and Eurail Bucket List here with all the information you’ll need to start the challenge. Make sure to tag us on social with #ultimateinterrailbucketlist or #ultimateeurailbucketlist so we can share your adventures!What will you do first?
Ofcourse many now the Glacier and Berninaexpress in Switzerland or the Rhinevalley in Germany as scenic train Routes. In this topic we wanna try to show scenic Routes across Europe you may discover with your Railpass :)Here first a “short” list :)[ch] Rohrschach - Heiden (beautifull view on Lake Constance)[CH) Altstätten - Gais (near Lake Constance)[ch] Martigny - Charmonix[ch] Montreux - Zweisimmen - Spiez - Interlaken - Lucerne[ch] Spiez - Kandersteg - Brig (Lötschberg Line)[ch] Fluelen - Göschenen - Airolo- Lugano (Gotthardline)[CH/IT] Locarno - Domodossola[ch] Zermatt - Brig - Andermatt - Disentis -Chur(Glacier Route)[CH/IT] Chur - Samedan - Pontresina - Tirano(Bernina Route)[ch] Chur - Arosa[CH/AT] Buchs SG - Innsbruck - Zell am See - Graz (EC163 & EC164 with panoramic car in firstclass)[at] Salzburg - Villach[at] Attnang Puchheim - Stainach Irding[at] Vienna - Graz/Leoben (Semmering line)[AT/D] Innsbruck - Garmisch Patenkirchen - Munich[AT/D]Garmisch Patenkirschen - Reutte in
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
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!
For many Railpassusers the Glacier and Berninaexpress are a must do when traveling arround Switzerland. Many use the fully air-conditioned “panorama trains”, some of which have very high reservation fees. The advantage of these trains is that they run directly and with a dinning service (pre booking recommened).The BerninaExpress in the spiral viaduct of BrusioBut @runner.on.rails (he provided the pictures for this post) and I prefer the normaltrains on these routes as you can open on many of them the windows (Better pictures as in the “Panoramic Trains” as these have no openable windows). Another advantage these trains goes every hour this means i can stop on the route when i just wanna enjoy the view. A good stop on the Route of the Glacier Express is Andermatt or the Oberalpass for the Bernina Route i would suggest a stop in “Ospizio Bernina” or “Alp Grüm”. Don´t worry to miss a connecting train. In Switzerland trains are mosttimes ontime and wait even few minutes for eatch other
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.
Hey,I am going on Interrail with my Global pass in two weeks and I want to start in Amsterdam moving on to France. I haven't planned something for France, so do you have some tips and places I can visit besides Paris & Marseille. I am more looking for small towns and scenic rides, maybe on the french coast
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.
Hello everyone,I am planning a one-month trip from Venice to Sofia from mid-March to mid-April.All the way from Italia to Greece is pretty easy to plan, but the Balkans’ part is way more difficult.I am especially struggling to find train tickets:- From Athens to Florina > Even on the website of the Greek trains company Trainose, I don’t find any tickets, even when I look for travels from Athen to Larissa - Larissa to Florina. I tried as well with a step in Thesaloniki... For all these options, the website said there is no ticket at all... Does that mean that there is no train anymore in Greece ? Or is it just impossible anymore to book on Trainose ? And where to book a ticket, then ?- From Florina to Bitola > As far as I understood, there is no train line crossing the border between Greece and North Macedonia... How to cross the border, then ? Are there any buses or cheap cabs ? Is it safe to cross the border here as a women alone without traveling by train ?- From Kochani to Sof
I am quietly working out my plans to travel from Brussels to Naples.The travel date is not fixed yet, but will normally be somewhere at the end of August ... and 1st week of September.The route I have in mind:Brussels North - Cologne (ICE)Cologne - Basel (ICE)Basel - Lugano (IC)Lugano - Milan (RE)Departure 6u32am, arrival 17u17pm.If I would like to reserve a seat for the ICE, I pay 5.30 euros for 1st class per person, per journey.I wouldn't want to do that, but my travel partner isn't convinced about trains, so maybe better to reserve a seat after all. Otherwise I risk having to change seats several times.1/Why does the SBB travel planner not show the train at 16u02 pm departing from Lugano in August ?Is that because not all travel times have been communicated from Italy yet?2/Would the SBB travel planner show a connection via Bern and Brig on August 26, because the 16:02 train from Lugano to Milan is not (yet) available?3/Is it easy to get from Milan Central to Milan Porta Garibaldi?O
I just need some general advise. I haven’t done Interrail for some 40 years and time has passed, I’m very rusty and much older getting my head around Interrail now is proving difficult, can anyone help? I am planning a trip to Italy starting next Monday and I have not booked anything yet. I am flying to Milan and taking a train to Lake Como for the first few days, I probably can do that on a normal ticket rather than using one of my travel days (I was thinking of buying a 6 day travel pass one country). I want to travel from Milan to the following places, Cinque Terra, Pisa, Florence, Siena, Rome, Naples (Pompeii and Sorrento) - then the final leg Naples to Syracuse in Sicily. I really don’t know how to start to book, all my trains / reservations or even if this is the best way to do it. I really need any help that anyone can offer me please to point me in the right direction, I am just finding it all a bit overwhelming. Please can someone advise me? Thank you in advance.
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
Hello. I read an article somewhere that it was possible to do the Glacier Express route on regional trains, for free. But doing a route search on the Interrail App, between Zermatt and St. Moritz, I get different routes, that do through Zurich, Bern… Which is not the original Glacier route. Any advice?Thanks!
Hello community! I am Emma, from Italy and I’m planning my first Interrail journey.I would like to know every possible information since it is my first and solo trip!I’m planning to do this itinerary: (16 August, flight from home to) Berlin - Warsaw - Prague - Budapest - Sarajevo - Split (3 September, flight home) / planning to spend 2 nights in Berlin - 3 nights in Warsaw - 4 nights in Prague and Budapest - 2 nights in Sarajevo and 3 nights in Split.First of all I’d like to know if it is a wise choice to visit these cities in this order, (or I need some more).Next I wondered how many travel days do I need (I was thinking about 5 days), and how does the pass for the trains work.But if I should know something else do not hesitate telling me! :)Thanks!
Hi! I’m currently planning an Interrail trip for August. I’d like to follow the orient express Itinerary, if everyone did this trip would be perfect if he/she could tell me something about this experience. Particularly I would know how can I reach Sofia from Belgrade and then Istanbul (reservation, prices, autobus ecc..).Thank you so much! Mariateresa
Hi all,I am currently travelling in Lithuania. I know that the connections are not possible from Poland and yet took a bus to come. However, the application shows that it is possible to travel through the inner main cities - for example, Vilnius-Klaupedia, Vilnius-Šiauliai…Moreover I read on related topics that it was possible to travel in Lithuania with Interrail. And on the website, it is written that bookings are not compulsory. However this morning, I took a train to Šiauliai and the controller validated my ticket, but she said I was missing the booking. Then I had to pay a bus to come back because they were no booking available anymore. My question is, how do you normally travel with Interrail in Lithuania, without the booking fees ? At the station, I was told that the booking was not for free. But in the app, it is not written that a booking is mandatory and as I wrote, it is even mentionned that it us not compulsory. Thanks in advance for your answers !
Hello, I’m looking to book a train from Paris to Zermatt. There are two short transfers -- one at Strasbourg station (10 mins) and another at Visp station (6 mins). Is it advisable to book this train ticket? Need some advice, thank you very much!
We are 2 seniors from Israel and we are planning to land in Munich and then take a train to Zalsburg. After 5 days to return back to Munich. We want to see a bit of Tirol and lakes. What is the best way to do it? Wich pass fit for us and is it worthwhile to do it this wey?Thanks in advance for your helpDorit
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