Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

9

No, Interrails works on TGV: high speed trains, reservations are required Thalys: high speed trains, reservations are required TEOZ: intercity trains, reservations are required Corail: intercity trains, reservations are recommended but not required Artesia: high speed trains, reservations are required Eurostar: high speed trains, reservations are required ...


9

According to this thread (june 2009) quoting a mail from SNCF, Transilien network does not accept Interrail.


7

Train tickets that are booked in advance are usually made up of two parts: the ticket itself and a seat reservation. A railpass will cover the 'ticket' part of all your journeys, but does not cover any reservations. Most regional trains do not require reservations, and so you can travel on these with just the railpass. But if you are planning to travel ...


7

There's a lot of handy info on the Seat61.com InterRail Pass page about this. Interestingly, much of it isn't positive about the InterRail discounted tickets... A couple of key bits to pull out (but you'll really want to go and read the whole thing!) Eurostar isn't covered .... The best and cheapest option is usually to forget your pass and buy a ...


6

I'm form Croatia and know a bit about this region so here goes (you didn't mention Croatia for your itinerary but I would suggest you visit our coast; I'm presuming you are traveling in the summer time): You will need from 13 to 20 euros a night for a bed in a dorm in a hostel. It is widespread in larger cities but it depends on what season it is. A lot of ...


5

From my more-than-ten-years-ago trip (before the €), I have two advices: Get your money from ATMs. This is the most convenient way to limit change fees and carrying too much money. Travel by night. Your days will be available for visits and you will spare some money on accomodation. About packing and travelling light, the best site I know is onebag.com.


5

70 pounds a day can be more than enough for traveling in Europe. It can also be quite inadequate. It simply, and obviously, depends on what you want to spend your money on. Accommodation can be a killer, but if you stick to dorms in hostels, accommodation shouldn't be more than 20 euros per night. And if you plan ahead and use a service like ...


5

First, you usually need a passport or national ID to get on the plane (using web check-in you might get around that, depending on airport, airline and boarding procedure details). Furthermore, Even if you don't need a passport for border checks within the Schengen area, it is still always highly recommended to take a passport or ID card with you, so you ...


5

You didn't specify the exact destinations so I'm going to guess based on what you said. Italy is usually crowded in the summer. Given your picture I suspect you may want to spend some time in Liguria. Usually, the trains are very crowded during weekends because people from close regions use to go there for a relaxing two days at the beach. Depending on ...


5

As far as I know, Raileurope is the right site. The normal site for train tickets in France is TGV-Europe (the international version of Voyages-SNCF, but neither sells reservations without tickets, as far as I can see. I tried booking a reservation with Eurail for next week and one for September. I was given the option in September but not next week. I ...


5

Have you considered the Belgian Rail-pass or Go-pass? It is a really affordable formula to travel through Belgium. For less then 8 Euro (depends on your age) you can travel through all of Belgium. With this card a Interrail for only France might suffice. A disadvantage of both passes is that you need to buy them in Belgium at the station


5

You can use the InterRail with any train in France (or Europe) run by state railways except the Eurostar (from Paris to London). If you're going to use the TGV you have to know that reservations are mandatory so you'll have to take care of that before getting into a TGV. When you'll receive your InterRail it will contain some papers that tell you what train ...


5

When purchasing an Inter Rail ticket you have to supply the relevant documentation to meet qualifying requirements. In my case it was a valid Passport which showed I am a citizen of a qualifying country. I doubt you will be able to 'get round' these requirements. And I doubt you will want to be on the end of getting found out either as that is fraud. If ...


5

It's been a long time since I used an InterRail pass, but in practice, the basic assumption is that your country of citizenship is your country of residence. If you think about it, there's no other feasible option: if Lukasz shows up in Germany and buys an IR pass with his Polish passport, there's no possible way for the DB ticket office, or any DB ticket ...


4

As you live and work in Germany (I assume you're in Germany for more than 180 days/year) you cannot use the InterRail pass in Germany. Claiming to reside in Poland while you actually live in Germany would be a fraud. Take your proof of residence (Meldebescheinigung) with you on the trip to prove your current adress (if asked by a conductor). It should be ...


4

When you go to pick up your new passport, ask to keep the old one. They will void it by clipping a corner or punching a hole through it, but that is sufficient to establish the connection between the passport number on the ticket and your identity.


3

Poland: Between 8-20 euros for a night for a bed in a dorm in a hostel. Depends on the town and if it is high season or not. Not really widespread 10-15 euros per day if you'll buy in supermarkets. National railway operator is called PKP. You do not need a reservation of Regio/InterRegio/TLK trains (the cheaper ones). Crossing the border in a train is ...


3

Subquestion 4. - Train reservations: I took several trains in Eastern Europe last year including some international ones. I never made any reservations for day time seats. I took a few night trains in the Ukraine and from Bulgaria to Turkey. For these I bought the tickets for the berth the day before. I did not have an interrail pass, and I think you have ...


3

I'm not sure exactly what your question is, because the InterRail pass you mention is clear about travelling with children and the costs: http://www.interrailnet.com/interrail-passes/find-the-best-pass/child-discounts There is no 'family ticket' for Europe-wide train travel beyond purchasing the suitable rail-passes (including the correct number of child ...


2

Your question is explicitly about BOARDING... They check your entitlement when you apply to get a pass. When boarding, they may check your travel report. If the travel report does not flush, they will be entitled to examine the supporting docs, and if those do not flush, you will be detained for fraud. They do not always check, but they will always ...


2

I'm not aware of a European wide scheme, but if there is such a thing then hopefully someone will let you know! What I do know about is the Family and Friends Railcard in the UK. With a Family Railcard, as long as your group contains at least one child under the age of 16, then you get 33% off adult tickets, 60% off child tickets, and children under 5 ...


2

Just as a side advice. If you are travelling with an Eurail pass through France, you may have difficult on reserving trains that leave from or go to France. I don't know why, but it seems that in France they limit the amount of seats destinated to Eurail passes. I had to buy full tickets to travel from or to France, so I suggest you consider having this kind ...


1

Raileurope.co.uk currently has a problem with its booking system (due to a change in the French reservation system "Resarail"). My website, loco2.com, will be selling the reservations soon at the same prices as Rail Europe, but we are integrated with the same booking system, and so we are suffering from the same problem. We don't know when it will be fixed, ...


1

You used to get a discounted ticket to your interrail region as part of your interrail card. Can't say whether that's still the case. However, your estimate of 220 euros to get to and from France from Amsterdam sounds unlikely. A roundtrip Amsterdam-Paris can be had for as little as 70 euros (http://www.nshispeed.nl/). Also, at 320 euros for just 8 days, ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible