Travelling by train
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I just read that Italy has extended it's covid mask rules: still need to wear a mask until late September. On the forum I also read that this means that sleeper/couchette is for solo use only and that it's cheaper to book last minute in trenitalia than through Interail. (On OBB no availability for the dates I'm looking at) Question:Current price siracuse-rome 43€ for couchette on Interail (July)..-> are couchettes shared again then? Meaning masks on while asleep? If not, seems like a great deal, 43 for a private couchette. Vs high cost of private sleeper
Just wanted to let others know that it’s extremely hard to get anywhere by train in Turkey right now. I had no problems getting the sleeper from Sofia to Istanbul the day of, and the train was half empty.But you can’t BUY a ticket, much less get a reservation, for over a week on any of the routes I’ve checked across the country unless you’re in a wheelchair. Many of the routes say they have one seat open, but when you check it’s only for wheelchair users.Some of the routes like Ankara to Kar are booked up for almost two weeks. So if you plan to come to Turkey, do your reservations as far our as possible. The website to check tickets is https://ebilet.tcddtasimacilik.gov.tr/
I’ve left my luggage on the train from Zürich to Milan how do I recover my baggage I was travelling first class Treni Italia euro city 319 Coach 9 Seat 66 on the 23/06/2022 time arrived at 16.50 I’m Milan Is there anyway I can get some help , I’ve reported it in Milan but Treni Italia could not help me …not an Italian train they said ! any help or suggestions would be much appreciated
We are a couple that are planning to do a trip around Europe with our puppy, even if he is a young puppy, he will not be able to travel as a "luggage" due to size. Are there any countries we should avoid? Which countries are best for traveling with a pet? We dont mind paying, we just want it to be as hassle free as possible.
Hi, Will be visiting Austria end of the year and we will be purchasing the Eurail pass. Would like to know where the first class cabins are located in the train. Are they at the front or end of the trains? If we are to wait at the platform for the train to arrive, how do we tell which part of the platform we should be standing to wait for the train? We are travelling with some senior citizens and we hope we can know where the 1st class cabins are located so that we would not have to run and rush when the train arrives and realising that we are actually waiting at the wrong end of the train. By the way are we able to walk through the train carriages?
Hi everyone, Anyone who did a trip by train from Belgium to Turkey? I'm interested in doing this with my 10y old son this summer vacation. But I really have no clue where to start! Which route is recommended? And is the interrail pass for 7 days/month enough for this trip? How are the days counted? Thanks in advance! Hope to hear some tips 🖐
Hola!! Queremos ir de viaje a la zona de los Balcanes, pero si estoy en lo cierto, la línea de tren Zagreb-Sarajevo está cerrada indefinidamente.¿Alguien sabe si el bus (que es la alternativa) se puede coger con el Eurail Pass o habría que pagarlo a parte? Dado que el tren está cerrado.Muchas gracias!! :)
Hi, as previous topics, I need a pass cover number for my mobile pass in order to reserve seats using a third party website (TGV, not interail). I’ve tried emailing the support team but no response. Urgent help required, thanks very much. @Nanja ?
I will be in Belgrade in mid July. I want to eventually make my way to Athens. I understand that the Hellas night train is not running as trains in Serbia are cancelled and there are no international border crossings in Greece. I am happy to end up taking a bus to another city and then the train from there, and more than happy to stop at other destinations on my way to Athens. I know once I am in Greece, I can simply take a train to Athens, but its the getting to Greece that's challenging.
Planning to travel with my dog (big dog 35 kg) super relaxed and old , from Germany Berlin to Spain Zaragoza , does anybody know about the rules in France and Spain if is allowed to bring my dog with me ? Do i have to get separate dog ticket and so on ? Thanks so much im advance for advise :) Enjoy summer everyone
Hi! I was booking a trip from Madrid to Paris and it says the following sentence: “Your order contains one or more paper tickets. Based on our calculations, your order will not arrive on time. Please send your reservations to another address, such as your hotel in Europe, or try booking at a European train station.” What I’m supposed to do? Is our first train and we can’t book it
HelloI am going around in circles regarding which private operators in Sweden accept the pass. The list on the IR site says one thing, ACP (another retailer) shows a different one and when I asked about trains run by Kalmar länstrafik the train operator said they did despite it not being listed! Screenshots of lists / Facebook chat conversations. One operator Mälartåg who operate around Västerås aren’t listed. Their social media says contact SJ as “they manage IR in Sweden” and SJ can’t help.Years ago when I sold European Rail tickets, we had access to the InterRail annexe which had far more comprehensive information than was ever published on the pass guides / T&Cs. Is there access to this at all to verify the full list? Thank youPhil Richards.
My husband and I are going to Paris this July. We are thinking of going to Italy specifically in Florence, Rome and Venice… what exactly pass do we need to purchase. The following is the plan timetable we are thinking: From Paris going to Florence, around night time (night train for sure); then stay in Florence for one day. We Florence in the afternoon going to Rome, then stay there for 2 days. We leave Rome in the afternoon after 2 days and head to Venice and then stay there for one day leave at night (night train for sure) going back to Paris.Please help us what exactly we need to do. We are reading a lot but we are still confuse which one to take. Looking forward to your response soon.
We want to travel from Zagreb to Split on the 07:35 train on 2nd July. In the Interrail reservation tool it’s saying reservations are required, but it won’t let me make a reservation. I get the same message if I search for the same journey on different days and at different times. Does this mean all the seats are reserved on all the trains?! Or will I be able to reserve seats at Zagreb Station when we arrive a couple of days before? Thanks for your help. Below is the message I’m seeing:Prices unavailableNo price results were found for this connection. It is possible that all pass holder seats are sold out. Please try searching for another connection or check 'More information' and try other ways to book this seat reservation. If no pass holder seats are available anymore you need to buy a separate full fare ticket to board.
Hi,I’ll be in Hamburg from August 27 to October 31 this year, and I have a “vacation” where I do not have anything to do from October 8 to October 23. I would like to plan a rail trip to some places in Europe, such as Prague, Naples, Amsterdam, and Paris, for example. I have heard that in some cases, a flight is cheaper than taking a high speed rail train trip. I would ideally like to not be in the cheap seats on a trip, preferably first or second class, so I have some room for myself. What are your experiences with traveling long distances by rail in Europe? Are flights better than rail for longer distance (> 8 hours by rail, for example)?
Hello,I’m looking to book tickets in a 3-person sleeper compartment on the overnight service from Salzburg to Zagreb on July 11. Our family is me, my girlfriend and our daugher, 4. On the OBB website, I select the triple, 3-bed compartment. The price is around €258. When I go to pay I get a warning that we will not be all kept in the same compartment, which rather defeats the object of paying extra for a 3-berth room. I understand that a man and a woman travelling together but in a 3-berth compartment would be split up according to their sex. But I don’t follow the logic in our case. Three people, three beds. The only explanation I can think of is either (a) they only have a few spaces left and we have to be split up individually across compartments (b) or they don’t consider my daughter old enough to warrant her own bed. I think the latter is more likely. So my question is: has anyone had a similar experience and what is the best solution for guaranteeing that we are all together in o
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