Travelling by train
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Hugo, our Eurail/Interrail Product Specialist, seasoned traveler and self-labeled train nerd, had the opportunity to ride the European Sleeper on their inaugural trip in June. We sat down with him to get all the details about the train and the route. What was the first thing that left an impression on you?It is a classic train. The sleeper cars were built in the 50’s, and most of them have a window you can open. Train lovers will definitely love this feature. The views were excellent. These old trains are rare so this is a unique train to travel on. By taking the European Sleeper, you can see Western and Eastern Europe on the same trip! How were the staff onboard?Super friendly and professional! They welcomed passengers on board and explained how everything worked. They were more like hosts than train staff, which was great for newbies. Did they serve food and drinks?Yes, offerings included soft drinks, a weizen, and croissants for breakfast. There was no dining car, so passengers had
Hi i’m Andy and taking my first euro rail trip to celebrate my 70th birthday. i’d like to take my electric Brompton folding bike to explore the cities i will visit. Has anyone any experience of taking a folding bike on a trip? i’ve booked a 15 day continuous ticket in february.. i don’t have a plan so any recommendations welcome. many thanks
Arriving in Madrid by plane, and from there head up the coastline to Barcelona by train WITH LUGGAGE. I need your help, the more detail the better. Will be traveling with family (multiple ppl); all travel to begin in Oct and end in Oct (1 month). Thanks in advance.Madrid to AlicanteAlicante to ValenciaValencia to BarcelonaBarcelona to PenedesPenedes back to BarcelonaBarcelona to TarragonaTarragona back to BarcelonaWhat trains do I take to each city? Is Eurail the best option? Is luggage acceptable and/or added cost? How soon shall I make the train reservations? What is considered reasonable train fare? Appreciate any information you can provide.
Hello Everyone, Could you please confirm if this is the right train route going to the Strasbourg Christmas Market? This is our first time visiting a traditional Christmas market. Is the place near the main train station, as we want to spend until early evening and then go back to Paris? Thank you in advance.
As an Interrail traveller, are I entitled to reimbursement of costs if a train is cancelled for a reserved train? On our last Interrail journey, this happened to us twice due to strikes in France and Germany. In France we were not informed in advance and only found out on the train that the train was not travelling to Barcelona but only to Perpignan (the strike was regional only there). To avoid getting stranded in Perpignan in the evening, we took the Flixbus to Barcelona. Afterwards, I applied to SNCF for compensation for the cost of the Flixbus plus the taxi in Barcelona (it was 2am on arrival instead of the planned 9.30pm), but both my electronic and paper mail requests were ignored. As a customer, I find this very unsatisfactory as we paid for the Interrail ticket as well as for the expensive seat reservation on the TGV (36€ per person). It worked better with Deutsche Bahn. The situation was similar, but at least they gave us a voucher for the amount of the extra costs.As the trav
Hi! So, we will be traveling to Zagreb from Bonn on Friday and the next monday we well be returning and we have left 3 day passes. My partner has a printed global pass that she bought in Cologne and I have the mobile global pass. My doubts are regarding the use of the 3 days left. So: Friday: Bonn-stuttgart on an ICE train and then Stuttgart -Zagreb on a sleep train that we already have a reservation for. First doubt: according to what I understand this will only take one day travel as we will be boarding the train on Stuttgart on Friday, the same day we parted from Bonn. Am i correct?On monday we will take the sleeper train from Zagreb to Stuttgart so we will be arriving on Tuesday and then we will take an ICE train to Bonn. Second doubt: this will take our two final days of traveling as there will be the trip from Zagreb and the next day the trip to Bonn. Am i correct? Thanks!!
Hi there,I'm trying to book the following train journeys:1. Zurich to Prague on 27 December 2023 - direct night train (2 people, private sleeper with shower and toilet)2. Prague to Budapest on 29 December 2023 - direct night train (2 people, private sleeper with shower and toilet)Both passengers have a 1st class Eurail Mobile Global pass.Can you please advise how I can book both both these trains with our 1st class Eurail Global pass?Thank you very much.
Hi,i have a global pass for 4 days within a month. I travel from Amsterdam to Salzburg (and back of couse). I travel on 4 different days. I have 3 outbound/inbound days for the Netherlands. What about the 4th day that i travel in the Netherlands? If i book a 4th journey, e.g. from Salzburg to Amsterdam, can i book it uninterrupted or just untill Emmerich in Germany? What’s is the best policy?Thanks, Jan
For several days, Sarah and her new travel acquaintance Kay had been followed at a distance around Belgrade by three men in dark suits. “And then she confided in me that she was going out with President Tito’s son.” Sarah’s Interrail tale was one of many I recorded during my own 2,000-mile rail odyssey in the summer of 2023. Find out more in my blog. https://ian-lacey.com/2023/10/05/interrail-tales-bread-cheese-tomatoes-and-tito/
Hello, I would be interested in knowing how much a berth costs on the night interrail? I say this because it says that a bunk bed is in a 4-seater compartment: it is €41, and I don't know if that is a bunk bed or 4 bunk beds.Besides, it says that with the reservation of the first class seat you get a bunk, and I don't know if that's the case, why then for €5 do I get a bunk for myself?
Hi, Im Rachel and I am from the Philippines. I’ll be travelling to Eu this coming November. My destiinations are, Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice, Switzerland and Paris. I was Wondering what to avail for the tickets for transfer? What should I get exactly? Is my 1 yr old free of charge or not? Thankyou for your help!
Hi early good morning to everyone in the community.My self Harry from Malaysia. I'm planning for a 14 day trip across 4 countries in Europe with my wife and 5 year old boy and I need all your help and wisdom to offer on which pass is the most worthy for us to purchase to ease my travel between the destinations I listed out. To kick it off,I'll be arriving in Paris on the 19th November and I will head straight to Disney Paris for 2 night. 19 till 21st Nov21st November I'll travel back to Paris from Disney. A night in Paris 22nd NovemberParis to Brussels, Belgium. 1 night there. 23rd NovemberBrussels to Cologne, Germany. 1 night 24th November Cologne to Strasburg, France . 2 nights 26th NovemberStrasburg to Grindelwald. 2 nights . Plan to visit the Jungfrau region. 28th NovemberGrindelwald to Interlakken . Continue journey to Montreux. Plan to hop aboard the Golden Pass Train .3 nights in Montreux 1st DecemberMontreux to Geneva Airport. Flight off to Dubai Ok given that said above,
Hello,I have a question about the validity for Eurail pass between VALLORCINE (France) and MARTIGNY, GARE (Switzerland). The validity seemed OK. for yesterday, but not OK. for today. Is this kind of situation occurred because of the weather condition? Now I am planning a long traveling in Europe for about 2 months. I am worry about that my planning can’t be completed smoothly because of the uncertainty and it will affect the reservation for air ticket and aural pass.
I was travelling on the EC310 from Venice to Zurich, however the entire train was told to deboard in Padua and board another to Milan, which I am currently on. They could not give any more information about connecting to Zurich. The only direct train from Milan to Zurich was the EC310 we got off, and the others we might reach in time have multiple connections with short transfers. Does anyone know if they will provide a continuation of our previous train (Venice to zurich EC310 ) once we reach Milan? Or does it mean that train is no longer valid and we will need to try take another with multiple connections. Also will our current tickets be valid if we have to take one of those other trips? Thank you
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