Travelling by train
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Mein Name ist Helen Groß und ich bin 30 Jahre alt und wohne im Landkreis München. Ich habe Psychologie mit dem Schwerpunkt Arbeit, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft studiert und blicke auf 3 Jahre Berufserfahrung zurück.Meine Leidenschaft ist das Reisen und Entdecken neuer Orte und Dinge. Ich liebe das Reisen per Zug, da ich finde das der Weg bereits ein Erlebnis ist, der mit vielen Erfahrungen und vor allem Zeit haben verbunden ist. Auch reise ich mit dem Zug, da ich Rollstuhlfahrerin bin. Als nächstes plane ich eine Zugreise durch Skandinavien mit einer Dauer von 3-4 Wochen, irgendwann im Zeitraum von Mai bis September 2023. Ich teile meine Erlebnisse gerne mit anderen Menschen, deshalb suche ich Dich.Die Eckdaten der Route sind:München nach Helsinki per Flug à danach startet das Abenteuer mit dem Zug.Helsinki nach TurkuTurku nach StockholmStockholm nach OsloOslo nach GöteborgGöteborg nach Kiel per FähreKiel nach München mit möglichem Zwischenstopp in Göttingen oder HamburgDiese sind noch
Hello!I am planning an interrail trip for next summer, but I am struggling to understand the inbound and outbound days. I am from Edinburgh, in Scotland, and in order to reach Amsterdam where I want to start the trip[ I need to reach London and get the Eurostar. I want to get the Caledonian Sleeper train down from Edinburgh to London and get the Eurostar but will the pass cover both or just one of the journeys?
Due to industrial action, ALL rail transport in and through Austria on tomorrow Monday, 28th of November, from 0000 to 2400 will be halted. This also includes countless ÖBB Nightjet services. This is the first major rail strike since 2003 and NO SINGLE TRAIN will be expected to go. This can also affect rail journeys from Sunday evening onwards to Tuesday morning, especially regarding long-distance travel. Here is the ÖBB's information:https://www.oebb.at/en/neuigkeiten/streikankuendigungAlso private operators won't be able to serve their routes because they are relying on the ÖBBs staff in stations and control. The only trains which probably will run, are Metros, Trams and very local train/tram systems which don't use the national rail operator's infrastructure.
I have reserved several train seats as I know that that is the train I want to take however there are several days I want to travel to places and NOT reserve seats as some do not allow for seat reservations. I am not sure of the exact train I will be taking and have several times to choose from. When I load the trip into Eurail I have to put a date and time but do I have to be on that time train or can it be any time train that day?
Does anybody have a link to any sort of guide for IR/Eurail travellers on what to do if you miss the last train of the day because of a cancelled or delayed train? I know it is supposedly the responsibility of the operator of the delayed train, but if the train has many passengers in the same situation and only one member of staff on duty (or even zero staff) what do you do?What can you claim for and from who?Do you have to stay calm and wait for them to attend to you or can you go and get a taxi or book a hotel? What food will they cover? I know IR/Eurail do give some return for delayed and cancelled trains but, when they say no claims for payments of less than 4 euro will be paid, that clearly shows the payment will be a pittance. It is simply a proportion of your pass cost, not reflecting the retail ticket price, and that they will forward any other costs to the carrier.https://www.interrail.eu/en/support/delay-compensationhttps://www.interrail.eu/content/dam/delay-compensation-doc
We travelled from UK to Croatia. For the journey through France, Germany, Austria and Slovenia the interrail app allowed us to find trains for which we did not need to buy seat reservations. However, all the Croatian trains said we needed reservations. The information on the Interrail site leads you to believe that you can buy these through the OBB Austrian train reservation site. This isn’t true. I wasted many hours trying to find some way of getting the reservations, sometime getting as far as the payment page, only to be thrown out with an “error” at the final point of booking. At Salzburg and Ljubljana stations we asked if we could buy the seat reservations there and were told “only in Croatia”. We were due to change trains in Zagreb with 4 hours between trains so decided to try there. It was quite worrying as on the return journey we wanted a sleeper on the Zagreb to Munich overnight train, which would then connect to Frankfurt and the Eurostar. So any problems would have
hello everyone! I’m Matilde, I’d like to try for the first time the interrail experience during the Winter holidays (from 26th December to 10/12 of January). I’d travel alone to Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris and Lyon. The idea is to be in Berlin for new year eve. considering that I’m a 22 year old woman would you recommend it? I have some doubts due to the cold temperatures and the fact that maybe is not the most popular moment for interrail so i Won’t meet anyone? To be honest I don’t know what to expect!
ÖBB have today published their new Timetable from 11 December 2022 to 09 December 2023.For the moment I found this new things:Nightjet services Vienna/Munich to Milan will go till Genova. Nightjet Munich-Venice and Euronight Munich-Budapest will start in Stuttgart. Same for EN to Zagreb and Rijeka.Euronight Zürich-Prague one train like this year via Salzburg and Linz and the other new service via Leipzig and Dresden.Nightjet Zürich-Hamburg/Berlin run not more together, but at different times.
Image by Ian Lacey, Notre-Dame, Paris, 1992. Hi everyoneI was a three time Interrailer back in the 1980s and have recently joined this forum.I am researching the early years of Interrail and have been looking through UK newspaper archives. If you're interested in what I discovered, please take a look at my blog, 'Innocent beginnings to troubled middle age: Interrail in the press 1972 to 1994'.Please feel free to add your comments.ThanksIan
need some helpwe need to travel from Zermatt to Stuttgart and the fares are really expensive, like Euro 270 for 2 adults and 2 kids aged 12 and 6. is there a cheaper way? maybe by buying a swiss pass? or 1 day pass? and if i buy a 1 day pas, i will have to pay for reservation since i have large luggage? thks in advance
Hi, today some German speaking media has released that according to Deutsche Bahn (Eurail B.V. shareholder) the Interrail pass is more popular than ever: this year 600,000 tickets have already been sold across Europe. Compared to 2019, the number of tickets sold has almost doubled. The number of Interrail tickets sold in Europe this year has risen to a record of around 600,000. Germany is at the top with 142,000, followed by Switzerland with 94,000 and Great Britain with 63,000.Here the article of “Tagesschau” (news website of German public broadcaster ARD) in German:https://www.tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/interrail-tickets-rekord-101.html
Hi! We’re a family of 4 South Africans planning to travel through Europe in December 2022. We have an itinerary planned, but have never been to these countries, or even used the trains. (We currently live in Brunei where we don’t even have trains). Our itinerary looks like this: Barcelona 5 Dec, Marseille 8 Dec, Milan 9 Dec, Rome 12 Dec, Venice 15 Dec, Munich 16 Dec, Prague 18 Dec, Berlin 21 Dec, Copenhagen 23 Dec.My son is in year 13 doing his IB, and will, of course be writing his mocks in the second week of January, which means it will not be all fun and games for him, he’ll have to use the train rides to study a bit as well. I want to buy the global passes - my husband is 60, my daughter is 11 and my son is 17, and from what I have seen so far, the 10 day global pass will make it more affordable. My questions are:1. Should I go for first class or second class? 2. Am I correct to think that I buy the passes now, then book and pay for the trains that I want for the 8 days of travell
hi, the germany trains from say munich to stuttgart and stuttgart to frankfurt runs very often (like many trains per hour). Will the prices increase nearer to travel dates? or they will remain largely the same? can i wait till the day of travel or jus before travel to buy these tickets?thank u
Hi just wondering if you have a trip on one day with multiple train changes and only some sections of that trip require a seat reservation my question is - do you just hope that there are seats on the trains for the other sections that don’t require seat reservations? Thanks for your help.
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?
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