What counts as 1 travel day

  • 24 February 2022
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I’m thinking of getting the 10 days in 2 months pass so would the route Berlin- Brussels- paris- Zurich- bled- Zagreb- Budapest- Bratislava- Vienna- krakow- Prague be within the 10 travel day allowance? Or do train connections in one journey take up your travel day? For example, Budapest-Bratislava with 3 change overs, do the change overs come in with the 1 travel day or do they count as separate journeys? 


Best answer by Quentin Vuviet 24 February 2022, 15:13

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Yes can do.

BUT: some sectors cost a lot less as the usual average travelday. ANd DO note the high supplmt to pay for the direct Thalys BRu-Par-you can do for much less by taking slower trains. For a direct Par-Into Swiss it cost an awful lot more as just till last stop before border and then use locals.

Bp-Blava is a direct train ev 2 hrs-so I do not get the 3 changes. (these run on to Praha).

Once again: on a chosen travelDAY you can board as many trains as you like/can manage (trains of companies that participate in the scheme) on that day. Even when the last train used passes midnite.

Besides that THalys the Overnite Zúr-Slovenija MUST be reserved, and also trains to/fro Krakow-the last best done locally at station. (In PL it is free, but not for INTernational). Others can do without, but this has been explained to you before.


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If you want to plan your trip, please do not use the rail planner app since it doesn't get enough updates to be reliable. For international planning, the DB planner is a good choice, although national planners will usually be even more up to date. You may also want to check on a map where these cities are located to determine the best order in which to visit them.

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3 rules to understand how the pass works :

  • A travel day begins at 00:00
  • A travel day finishes with your last train taken before 00:00 (if you use a night train, it counts with the day before)
  • You can use an unlimited number of trains during a travel day (one way or round trip)