Travelling by train
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Hi everyone,Im going to travel with one friend (we are both 18 years old) through Europe (Germany, Denmark, Netherland, France, Spain) for 1 month. We are thinking about taking folding bikes with us to be more flexible, fast and spend less money on public transport in the cities. Do you think this would be a good idea? Or do you think we should leave our folding bikes at home? There are no information in the internet about how useful folding bikes are while interrailing…Thank you!
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)?
Hi all,Like a few others here, much of my train travel (using my GlobalPass) was meant to happen in the UK next week which is now hobbled by the strikes and I’m wondering a few things.Is it possible to board a train even when reservations are full using my GlobalPass? Or is there some way to discern if a reservation is available further down the line, so at some point I’ll have a proper seat.Or if not, is there any affiliation with coach companies like National Express where I could use my Pass for a coach instead?Trying to sort out travel ASAP for June 21st, London > Penrith.Thanks.*EDIT to add that I’m arriving from Paris on Eurostar the early morning of the 21st.
Really very disappointed after travelled from venice to rome . As not only on this trip but other trips as well faced discrimination and really in future will not recommend anybody to travel in eurailIt seems conductors in train treat people based on color and origin as we are citizens from USA
I am travelling to France, Italy and Greece (with a short changeover in Switzerland) and have been using the Gov.uk website to check the entry requirements of my destinations and which documents and forms I need to have for travel. Italy and Greece seem to have minimal entry requirements whereas France seems to require a health pass and an EUPLF. The health pass is fulfilled with proof of covid vaccination which I can provide. But I am still confused about the PLF, do I need to fill it out if I am travelling by train because information on some websites suggests it’s only required for air travel but I have found other websites saying it is needed for all travel? I’m also not certain on whether I need to complete it right now, or if I would get the chance to fill it out as and when it’s required.Can somebody help me figure out what the requirements are please?! (and if there are any other forms for me to fill out prior to travelling to ensure a smooth crossing then please let me know!)T
Hi, We are a family from Sweden with two younger kids and a little dog. We would like to experice the night train through Germany to Swizzerland, and continue from there to our destination Sicily. Are there any night train with sleepers between Hamburg and Munich? so far jag have seen for example ICE1689, but there is no sleepers on that train, is that right? Again, Duisburg till Basel, NJ 403, the price for a coach/ person is 159 Euro, is this possble? even with a interral pass? or am i searching in a wrong way? Exremly grateful for advice and tips.Many thanks!/Mei
Hello there! I am currently traveling in the UK with a Eurail Global Pass. I’m noticing that there a number of charges to my debit card under “TFL (Travel for London) Travel Charge.” At first, I thought these might be reservations, but reservations are not required at any of the trains I have taken thus far and the costs vary widely (£6-£30). Why is TFL charging me when I’m using my Eurail Global Pass that shouldn’t charge me? The only thing I can think of is when certain stations will card me in (as not all UK stations are up-to-date on mobile pass technology) that is making it charge me for an “uncompleted journey.”
This is our first time abroad and traveling by train. One of our legs is from Como to Bologna. We go from Como to Milano Centrale and then Milano Rogoredo to Bologna Centrale. Can anyone tell me if the Milano Centrale and Milano Rogoredo are next to each other? It shows we switch trains.
Has anybody experience of the Konus travel card for free regional public transport around the Black Forest?It seems if you are staying at many of the hotels/B&Bs in the Black Forest you get a free travel card for the duration of your stay.https://bw.tourismusnetzwerk.info/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/KONUS-Flyer-PDF-Download_GB.pdfObviously not of value for continuous passes but for those on X days in Y months it could be an excellent added value.Also there is a Bavaria daily ticket allowing unlimited travel (again only on regional trains) over a large area that is 24Euro for one plus 8 euro per extra passenger.https://www.bahn.com/en/offers/regional/regional-day-ticket-for-bavariaAny views welcomed.
Hello, I am planning to do some bikepacking from Bergen to Trondheim. The plan would be to go from Paris to Bergen by trains in one go (39h!) but it seems that it is not possible to take bike in every trains, especially between copenhagen and Oslo as there is (only?) high speeds train included in the global pass (7 days). And these trains seems to not accept bikes. Does anyone have information or solution on how to bring our bike to bergen? Also some website are saying that I need to book a place for my bike independently than for my interrail tickets. Does anyone have an idea of the costs of these sorts of tickets?I was also wondering how the 7 days are counted, if one travel last 39 hours but is expanded on 3 days (let’s say leaving at 19h and arriving two days later at 10), does it count as 1, 2 or 3 days for the pass?
Hey,we have 2 Global Mobile Passes and would also like to use them to travel with our dog within Italy. We would also like to tike the Intercity Notte (Rome-Messina). How can we buy a ticket for our dog? Trenitalia and Italiarail only allow us to buy a dog ticket when we buy a human ticket at the same time which is more expensive than the reservation. Also we would not be able to be in the same compartment due to there being separate bookings.How in the world can we book a ticket for our dog on an Intercity Notte (or any other Italian train other than slower, regional ones where dogs travel for free)?
Hi there!We are a couple, currently residing in Belgium. We would like to go somewhere by train during the summer, taking our two medium sized dogs (12 and 15 kg). They are both:vaccinated to day with EU passport microchiped What are the countries that you could travel with the dogs on the train? If we take a night train with beds, could the dogs stay with us?I have no experience with this whatsoever and every advice is more than welcome. Thank you!
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