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Hi! My group of friends and I will be travelling Europe for around 22 days before the start of school and I was wondering if I should get the Eurail Global pass AND Swiss travel pass OR just the Eurail one. A rough schedule would be:5 days in Switzerland (Bern, Lucerne, Interlaken, Zurich) 4 days in Paris 5 days in Belgium 4 days in LondonSince we are students, we thought that the offers/benefits from Swiss travel pass would help us save costs greatly since we might be taking the mountain excursions and whatnot. But I am still in a dilemma of whether to spend SGD 238 (approx 166 euros) for 3 days on the Swiss pass… Help is much needed, thank you!
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!
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
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?
Hi. im planning to visit Switzerland and Germany this december. i have few questions:1) may i know if the pass include the fare ride Glacier Express?2) And does the eurail pass travel pass include regional and local train in both country as well? 3) Is it worth it to buy German + Swiss Travel pass OR Eurail travel pass only? thank you
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.
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
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!
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
Although not new info, just a reminder that the Spanish government has extended its free travel (subject to buying a pass, refundable if used regularly) on Local and regional (MD/Avant) trains for the whole of 2023. In 2022 these were available to tourists, and I haven’t seen anything different yet. There is also a 50% pass available for Avant/AVE services, but I think I heard this is off the full price so early booking fares may still be cheaper if you PAYG, not using a pass.So anybody planning trips to Spain may find local and MD trains crowded. Also this may change the way you travel with a Global pass, since the Barcelona to Port Bou train is included in the scheme and Barcelona has many Rodalies services and I expect MD trains as well.Info on the 2023 offers is still sparse, but the details of the 2022 scheme is available via the Renfe Cercanias app. They are called Abonos Gratuitos.In 2022 you simply needed to register with Renfe and buy the pass, either in advance or at a statio
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
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!
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 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 bought 5-day Eurail Global pass and now designing the travel plan. Please help me plan. Thanks a lot.17th Oct Paris to Nice, reaching Nice at around 4pm18th Oct Nice to Rome, reaching Rome at around 10pm ** 21st Oct Rome to Venice *planning not to include this trip in 5-day Eurail pass22nd Oct Venice to Geneva arriving Geneva in the night24th Oct Geneva to Zurich starting from Geneva in the afternoon25th Oct Zurich to Paris starting from Zurich in the afternoonLooking for some suggestions on the above trip. If I buy separate ticket for Rome to Venice, what would be the best option?Thanks.
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.
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
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.
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