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I have been caught up in the very last minute German train strike today (I assume like many other travelers). Does anyone know if DB will automatically accept passes valid for today when travelling tomorrow/next day?The DB website says all DB and international tickets for today are valid for future dates, no need to do anything, but doesn’t specifically mention rail passes.I was booked to travel today Chur-Basel-Stuttgart. I have an active travel day for today but have not been able to get any trains from Basel to Stuttgart. I don’t hold out any hope of further compensation/ hotels etc but will I at least be able to use pass for onward travel and just show old activated day?
Hi, we bought a Global Pass for three travelers. Some train trips have now been booked with seat reservations. However, since we are travelling from Bern or Basel to Prague at night, I can see some glitches or differences on the website timings and app planner.This has been added to our trip list since we opted for the no-reservation option. However, upon using the website today, this is now showing with a seat requirement. Will there be any chance to book a seat at the main station?
I have just tried to see if I can figure out how to book a trip and I’m after a little guidance as to whether this is the easiest way, and what i am doing wrong. First I went to Google Maps and plotted from my hotel address to my next hotel address, selecting the train option. Google tells me how far to walk to the nearest train station, which station that is, the path by train and the distance I need to walk at the other end.Then I went to bahn.de and punched in the two train locations that Google gave me, entered other criteria and did a search. In my case, it didn’t come up with any results, likely because the timetables aren’t released yet (December 10 I believe). After a little experimenting I got some results, however I don’t think Rome to Florence is 21 hours given I selected Show fastest connection. Clearly I am doing something wrong. Any suggestions please
Trying to book a 1st Class Reservation for 2 on the 24th from Nuremberg to Salzburg. Also from Salzburg to Stuttgart on the 26. Just end up getting error messages at check-out. Does this indicate full trains as I’ve tried a number of different departure times.Didn’t have any issues with any other legs of my trip. In and out of Austria is the only thing tripping me up. Help!
Hi- Looking for recommendations on best way to book trip for our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teens) from Bayeux, France to Market Harborough, UK (1hr north of london) in mid June. We have 1st class Eurail passes (mobile). I think I have some parts figured out but could use input on a few things.Per Google maps, we can take get there in 3 main steps (all in one day):1- 930 am TER train from Bayeux, France to Gare St Lazare in Paris (1200) , then transfer to RER E- go one stop to get to Gare du Nord to pickup the Eurostar to London St Pancras 2- 1512 pm Eurostar to London St Pancras3- EMR train from London St Pancras to Market Harborough, UKHere are my questions:I know our Eurail pass will get us through legs 1+2 of the trip. Is it valid on EMR trains in UK (leg 3) since the 3 legs will be within a single day of travel? I searched and couldnt get a definitive answer. If pass is valid on leg 3 of trip to Market Harborough, would you recommend a reservation for that one hour ride since our Eu
Hello Inter/Eurail community,I am posting this from a train that is currently traveling from Vienna to Dortmund. I just found out (purely by chance, as the rail planner app doesn’t show this), that the train I was supposed to take from Stuttgart Hbf to Bruxelles Midi runs only until Köln due to a strike. On the Deutsche Bahn website it says that there will be 4 replacement buses from Köln Hbf to Bruxelles Midi without any stops. Apparently these buses are a service by Univers Reisen but I can not find any information about them, no timetables, ticket costs, anything.I have two questions. Firstly, is this because these replacement buses are only meant for people being affected by this now interrupted connection? Secondly, is my global pass still valid on these replacement buses, and if so how do I add them to my pass since I don’t even know the times (yet).There is an alternative route that requires me to take 4 additional connections, something I would like to avoid if I can.Thanks!
I am scratching my head to figure out the reservation system of RENFE trains, after some research I found out that this is an extremely complicated topic. Some questions that I’m not sure of: 1. Obligatory ReservationAs far as I understand, almost all trains in Spain require a reservation. The only exceptions are (a) suburb commuter service - aka Cercanias (or Rodalies in Catalunya) and (b) some regional trains - aka Media Distancia. (a) Regarding Cercanias trains : While I know reservation is not needed (and not possible), I cannot find the connection on railplanner app. For example, I am looking at the C1 service from Alicante to Murcia. Can anyone confirm this is indeed reservation-free ?(b) Regarding Media Distancia trains : These trains usally reqire seat reservations. Between touristy cities the only free connections I found are Barcelona - Valencia, Valencia - Alicante, Barcelona - Zaragoza - Marid. No luck finding one in Andalucia. I have the impression that the reservation-fre
bonjour, nous sommes en train de préparer notre voyage en février vers Kiruna.mais a chaque réservation de couchette un message d’erreur se produit et bloque notre reservation. nous avons essayé de réserver chacun de notre coté, mais rien n’y fait ! hello, we are planning our trip to Kiruna in February.but with each berth reservation an error message occurs and blocks our reservation. we tried to book each on our own, but nothing worked!
Hello!I am unable to book a train from Milan to Tirano on our Global Pass on this site. It is only showing trips of 7 hours via Switzerland with numerous stops. But when I go to Rail Europe, there are direct trains from Milan to Tirano (2.5 hours). Why can’t I see this direct train on the Eurail site?I don’t want to book on Rail Europe and get charged as we have the Global Pass and travelling within Italy should be freePlease adviseTania
I am after a little help to make sure I don’t mess up making my first, and most complex booking. I have ordered, but not activated, a Eurail 1st class pass with 15 days travel over 2 months. The booking I want to make is:Prague to Zurich night train (the one via Austria)Departing May 9, arriving May 10, 2024I want to travel in the same compartment as my wife.I am unsure of the cost or options available.I’d like to have a private ensuite, toilet at least, if it’s not overly expensive.We’d prefer a two person compartment, without sharing with strangers, if that’s not too expensive.I would like some guidance as to which web site to use to make the booking, and ensure I chose the right train, the one via Austria.Also, how do I ascertain the costs of the various options?Thanks in advance for your guidance.
I’m trying to identify the best way to get from Florence to Lugano in Switzerland at the end of May 2024 utilising our Global Pass. Using the Eurail trip planner it takes almost 8 hours to complete the journey. The planner takes us on a magical mystery tour via Milan, Domodossola and then Locarno before Lugano. Using the Orario Treni app it takes exactly half the time via Bologna, Milan and then direct to Lugano. The problem with the Eurail planner appears to be the leg from Milan to Lugano. What am I doing wrong?
HiI have to book my train from Stockholm to Koebenhavn 1st March (05:21am - 10:33am) and I have a waiting time of 1 hour to take my next train Koebenhavn to Hamburg. Is one hour enough? what is your experience regarding the punctuality of Danish train? Thanks
Hi I try to book my sleeper cabin for me and my husband but I receive a message that I cannot book because there is a conflict of gender … it is like if the application doesn’t recognise that we travel together. Night train between Hamburg to Stockholm.Someone can help me?
Hello,I have bought a train reservation from Stuttgart to Paris. The ticket says:Valid Eurail Pass or InterRail Pass must be presented. Ticket can be exchanged orrefunded free of charge before departure. From 30 minutes prior to departure,tickets can be exchanged up to two times (for the same day and the same journey),and are non-refundable after the first exchangThe question is now how can I proceed with the reimbursement (or change) of the ticket?Thank you!
Hi everyone, I will be travelling in Italy in December and now I am looking for the specification for the tracks of a the trains of my connections. I can‘t find any information on the tracks, not in the railplanner app, in the trainitalia app or in the DB app. I can‘t find them either for todays connections. Example: IC730 from Palermo to Messina, 04/12/2023, 10:15 h. Can someone help me finding some information online about the track of the trains in italy? I think it will be quite helpful to know the right track in advance if you have a short time to change trains. Thank you!
Hi, I am looking for a train from London - Paris Nord on 26th Dec, but unable to reserve a seat. May I ask if there are other ways I can reserve a seat on Eurostar or alternative routes I can take. Would it be possible for me to reach London and book it via the train station on 23rd Dec? Would they still have available tickets to reserve under Eurail? Many thanks!
UK to Italy in May (3 weeks) - I'm looking at an Interrail pass (-25% sale) - and booking London - Paris (booking asap) then to Zurich (probably the same day) and onto Bologna, etc - and 2 weeks around Italy with flexible itinerary. Probably spending 1 or 2 days in each place bfore moving on.I'm new to Interrail (not trains though!) - am I right in thinking we should be ok getting seat reservations (where needed) on the fast trains - say a day ahead? Ie book the next leg a day or 2 before travel.Any other advice re Italy appreciated.MikeLikeCommentSend
Hi! I'm planning my journey in Norway for March.My idea is to do:Oslo ->Trondheim in a travel day, and eventually catch the Trondheim ->Bodoe at 23.05Then few days later : Trondheim ->Oslo in a travel dayDue to the collapse of the bridge on the route between Oslo and Trondheim scheduling the travel from one city to another has become difficult. The only solution suggested by the rail planner is to spend the night in Ringebu, but watching the time-schedule on the SJ website opened other possibilities.On the way to go traveling Saturday or Sunday:Oslo ->Faavang ..substitutive bus Faavang->Ringebu ... Ringebu -> Trondheim (I don't know if the bus travel is covered by interrail in this case)Taking the only daily train passing Oslo ->Trondheim passing from Roeros with a high-risk arrival at 22.27Returning in Thursday:Ringebu -> Trondheim ..sostitutive bus Ringebu-> Faavang ... Oslo ->FaavangGive Up and buy a ticket bus...Unfortunately, some trains require boo
Aka "Story of the ghost train" Wondering if someone had same misfortune like me and managed to get compensation from Interrail/Eurail… What happened: on Nov 26th, Eurail sold reservations for night train from Zurich to Wien (40467) with departure 9.40pm. However it seems the train left at 8.40pm. There were 10-12 people with same issue like me at the railway station, was impossible of course to get any help as it was out of SBB responsibility In my situation, consequences were financially huge as this was a connection in the middle of the trip and I had no choice but to spend night in Zurich and move my tomorrow schedule- today trip only is now more expensive than what I paid for the discounted pass during November seasonal offerInterracial/Eurail: please fix this schedule and compensate people! I know Switzerland is famous for trains to be on time, but to have a train leaving one hour before the time printed on the ticket is surely something precedently unseen...
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