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I doubt that you will get a complete and trustworthy answer unless an employee from SJ decides to answer here and publish confidential information about their pricing strategy. Nevertheless, perhaps some of my observations can be of some help. One unusual thing about the SJ ticket pricing is that even the price of refundable tickets vary depending on demand....


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Here are some techniques. Unfortunately the best ones require either knowledge of Russian (or a Russian-speaking friend, hostel employee willing to help, etc), or skillful use of Google Translate: There are many "Groupon-like" sites in Russia, selling gift cards for various activities. They tend to be city-specific, so I can't point you to specific sites. ...


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To the best of my knowledge such a pass does not exist for Europe as of now. This does not exclude its existence, but it is highly unlikely. Furthermore I doubt you would be able to make significant savings if there were such a pass, compared to careful price shopping. Why I don't believe it exists Googling "Hotel Pass Europe" or "Hostel Pass Europe" ...


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The cheapest tickets are released 90 days before departure, so that's when you should start looking. The cheapest tickets on the X2000 and SJ 3000 servives cost SEK 195, while for InterCity Train it's usually SEK 95. X2000+SJ 3000 are all-reserved, so if all places sell out there'll be no more tickets May I ask what route(s) you're doing?


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European (or even single European country) hotel pass: I could not find any examples of this existing for Europe (there seem to be some hotel and hostel passes in NZ and Aus). I tried generic serach terms, and also dug around the websites of: Marriot, Hilton, Accor, Ibis, Best Western, HostelingInternational, HostelWorld, Generator Hostels, Wombat hostels. ...


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For such a short visit, I would want to do as little surface travel as possible as that is always slower than airtravel. So I used Skyscanner to have a look at prices Schiphol (AMS) to Bergen (BGO) and when buying now for July or August you will still find prices of about €200 to €300 for a return ticket. If you love trains, you could fly into Oslo and out ...



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