Travelling by train
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Hi. I just learned that ticket for a dog for the train from Gliwice (Poland) to Wien (Austria) cost half a price of a normal human ticket and that is... A lot.Does anybody know if all international trains are like that? We want to go trough (Czech - only transit) Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and back ofc.Wanted to go with our 2 pups but if the fee will be the same in every international train, we will have to leave them behind. I just can't find that info.Please, let me know if you know, I will be VERY thankful.
After all the problems we read about, I wonder whether anybody has any comments or experiences about getting value from a pass?Here is ours:We have 2 senior first class IR global passes for 10 days in 2 months, and have the first half of it planned next week. Out of interest I checked the first class turn up and go prices of all the trains we have planned and amazed that these come in at nearly £1000 each and we have a second trip planned after that, which would be many hundreds in fares as well.The routing is:Siracuse to SalernoSalerno to BolognaBologna to NurembergNuremburg to BrusselsOOI our second trip on these passes are currently planned as:Monaco to VeniceVenice to Vienna2 days based in Vienna (Salzburg and Budapest?)Then Vienna to Prague.Brussels to Leeds3 Low cost flights from UK will be about £500 in totaI, compared with a minimum of £900 for home to London then Eurostar.appreciate that could have been dramatically reduced with pre booking saver fares but they don’t have the
Hi! A week ago my phone broke so I had to buy a new one but when I got it I could not activate my Mobil pass because it was still connected to the old phone. I emailed interrail and they solve my problem but when I open the app all my trip was lost!! My interrail starts in 2 days and I did find most of the trains my friends have but there’s one that does not exist anymore. Before my old phone broke I screenshot all the QR codes of the trip and save them so I still have the QR code of that train but I don’t know if is going to be valid or if I can even use the QR codes.Please, what should I do?
Does anybody have any advice for finding the best backpacker’s travel insurance?? I am travelling from the UK to around 7/8 countries for three weeks in September with my partner and need to purchase health insurance. I have done some shopping around but cannot find anything reasonable, so would appreciate if anybody has some advice for ones they have used before. P.S. I have a GHIC card, but I am still looking for extra cover
Dear interrailersNew announced rail strikes in the UK: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/aug/04/rail-strikes-august-tssa-unite-network-railI have a Eurostar reservation, returning from the UK with the train from 11:04 on the 18th of August to Brussels. Unfortunately, the train is not visible any more on the Eurostar website that day. I fear it’s cancelled, since on all other days there’s still a train at that time. On the other hand, the eurostar website keeps stating that they expect that “most trains will be running”.I didn’t receive an official word from Eurostar yet. The customer service seems flooded and really slow to respond. Did some of you possible managed to get more information from Eurostar in regard to possible cancellations on these strike days?Thanks for your collective wisdom :)
I'll be arriving sunday at 5AM in Padova but don't know how to spend my time until I can access the adress I am going to (surprise visit!) I have a huge backpack with me so I don't think I'll be allowed in anywhere/IDK where to safely store my luggage before I venture out into the city. Does anyone know places or a strategy I can use? I'm also parttime student so maybe I can enter study rooms or the university library?Thank you in advance!
Dear friends: Hello everyone! Very happy to meet all of you. This is the first time I travel by train. Since there are many trains to be changed and the adjacent times are relatively close, is there any app that can tell you the instructions for changing stations in advance, for example: it takes a few minutes to change the number of cars at several platforms. ?
Hello everyone!I want to buy the BritRail Flexipass with the saver option (I´m traveling with my mom and sister) but I found that I can buy it from different companies. Do you know why the difference in price between ACPRail International and International Rail? Also, I´m concerned about where can I make the reservations and if they are mandatory to pay because if so, it's not worth it.
Hello, I am looking for people who would like to accompany me one, a few days or more traveling the Balkan. I will take train wherever possible and would like to sleep in my tent where ever possible and otherwise in hostels. It is planned to go quickly to Romania. take a two day hike in the Kapats and then traveling via Bucharest to the Black Sea. Via Bulgaria I want to go to Istanbul and from there via Thessaloniki to Athens. From Athens I plan to take all countries along the Adriatic (Mediterranean coast) and go back home. I’m glad if my plan has awakened your interest. Feel free to contact me here!
To access first class lounges in Austria do you just need to show your first class interrail pass, or do you need to have a train seat reservation for the day in question? I was planning some day trips to Innsbruck and Salzburg using local trains on my 1st class Interrail pass, so would not be making any seat reservations for those days, but would like to make use of the lounges for refreshments if they are accessible.
Is it possible to use your 1st class pass to access the LNER 1st class lounge at King Cross in London without having used an LNER train? Their website says that All Line Rovers give access to their lounges, but I am not sure if an Interail pass is treated the same as that? Thanks
Hi yallMe and my sister are traveling from Barcelona to Nimes and trough that to Genoa eventually.Because of the french railway strikes all lines have been cancelled on the 30th and probably the 31st of july and we are stuck on the border in Portbou without any clear idea of how to get to france.We have seen other possible interrailers in the same situation so we wanted to know if there is anyone else inour shoes.Our destination is Genoa, but if we could get to Perpignan we could take a bus from there or something. To perpignan maybe we could share a taxi or find a way, we only wanted to have others along in case we figure it out togerther.So contact me if you have the same problem and let's meet up, we are chilling in Portbou.Thanks: GERGOE
Hi All,I am from India and planning to visit norway somewhere around end of august. Oslo will be are location for stay. We are planning to a trip for stavenger and bergen via train. Can someone please guide if its compulsory to obtain europe eurail pass before starting the journey via train. Also, if we do not take this pass, how can we travel around?
Hey folks, do you know the man in seat sixty-one?He’s the sage of the European railway network. Check out his website: https://www.seat61.com/When I’m not sure if I can reach a far destination, say Brussels - Athens, I look up his website where he has bundled so much good information for the Interrail traveler. There are maps, with many alternative traveling routes, tips for enjoying your journey and stays, and much more.Visit the site and dream about your next travel adventure.
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