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Questions tagged [eurail]

An EuRail or InterRail pass will generally grant a passenger free transportation on an ordinary train (for example, EuroCity trains and Regional) and passage with reservations on premier trains (such as TGV, Thalys, Eurostar, Eurostar Italia, AVE and all night trains).

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Are 5 minutes enough to switch trains at the Basel SBB train station?

I am going from Interlaken to Paris, and need to transfer trains at the Basel SBB station. Train numbers are IC 1058 to TGV 9206. I only have 5 minutes between them. Do you think one can do the ...
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How does reservation optional trains in the Europe work?

I have a 2nd class Eurail pass. I am looking for a train from Interlaken to Paris. And in the Eurail site, part of the journey is Reservation optional and another part is Reservation mandatory. I know ...
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Am I eligible for the Eurail Youth pass? I am 27.5 years old

I will be 27 years and 5 months old this June, when I'll take the first train. Will I be eligible for the EU rail Youth pass? It shows 12-27 years old for Youth, and 28+ for the Adult. I think I ...
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Benelux-France Rail Pass | I am Amsterdam Card | Benefits and will it fit my jouney plan?

I am travelling to Europe from India in December and my plan is as follows - Normal Tickets for 2 people - 2nd Class: 451.82 Euro Amsterdam -> Brussels Brussels -> Paris Paris -> Landerneau ...
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Residency checks for Interrail passes?

I have already bought an interrail promotional global pass and paid for it. However, afterall, I found that probably I should buy Eurail pass (I am living in Ireland as an exchange student from Hong ...
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Having a Hungarian PR, but a non-European passport. Can I use interrail?

I am actually quite confused, I have a Hungarian permanent residence but I live outside europe and carry a non-European citizenship. I can enter any european country without needing a visa though. ...
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Can I purchase tickets on the spot at station using Eurail pass?

I have purchased a Eurail pass for one country, France. Can I purchase tickets on the spot on the day of travel? And is there any cost if I do it at the station?
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I want to travel by rail in Europe by Eurail

I want to travel by rail in Europe in 3 connecting countries for 11 days. So I wanted to ask, is it good to book tickets in advance or is good to book from station A to B? My itinerary starts from ...
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Should I buy a Eurail Pass? Help! [closed]

I'm looking for someone experienced in travelling Europe/with the eurail pass! My friend and I are taking a trip at the end of August to multiple countries and cities in Europe. The trip is going to ...
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How can two persons having Eurail and Interrail passes book same train and stay together?

Consider two persons: a EU citizen and an Indian coming in EU for visiting a couple of countries. According to this page (and if I'm not missing anything), the EU citizen would have to get an ...
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Travelling to Schengen Area [closed]

I need help with the covering letter which is supposed to be used for VISA filing from India for Schengen Visa. Also, I have everything booked except the inter country transportation, which we are ...
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Hamburg to Copenhagen

I am a Eurail Global Pass holder. RailEurope.com is currently not allowing me to reserve seats for the train from Hamburg to Copenhagen for July 31. Are there any other options available to me?
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Do any websites except RailEurope allow making reservations for Eurail Pass Holders?

I am a Eurail Global Pass holder. Is RailEurope my only option, if I am to try and purchase all bookings 'under one roof'? Some sites of local operators, as listed by seat61.com, aren't easy to ...
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Pre-Booking VS At the stations [closed]

This questions comes after sifting through existing questions on the topic. Our itinerary in Europe (for July / August) will be: Amsterdam > Brussels > Paris > Munich > Prague > Hamburg > Copenhagen. ...
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Where can I book seat reservations to go with a Eurail pass?

A Eurail Global Pass offers free travel for a certain number of days, but doesn't include seat reservations. Seat reservations can be made on raileurope.com (and their regional sister sites for ...
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Why is Eurail more expensive than Interrail?

I was looking into planning a train trip with a friend from abroad and I realized that getting a Rail pass for him would be a lot more expensive - 371 EUR vs. 253 EUR. Is there a reason why non-...
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Can I buy Eurail pass offline? Are there any physical locations?

My departure dates are closer and I couldn't order an Eurail Pass online. When I check to order it now it seems that they couldn't ship the pass to me before my departure. Even the premium shipping ...
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How does the “10 days within 2 months” Eurail pass work?

I've been reading over the FAQ page and terms on eurail.com before I purchase my pass (first trip to Europe, so I'm trying to triple-check everything) but there are a couple points that I don't find ...
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Eurail Two country Pass - Is it valid for travel within city transport?

I want to know whether the "Eurail Two Country Pass" would allow to travel within the city using any internal trains? For an example if I buy a Two Country Eurail Pass for France - Switzerland, would ...
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Traveling Swiss Rail with a Eurail pass — is there still a need to purchase supplements to travel from Disentis/Mustér to Andermatt?

We have a 1st Class, Select Eurail Pass for Switzerland and I have seen the notice that the route from Disentis/Mustér over the pass to Andermatt costs extra, even with this pass. I also have seen ...
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Can you use an Eurail unlimited pass without having to pay additional fees?

I have read a bit about the Eurail unlimited passes available to USA and other non euro residents. Current the unlimited (unlm trips every day) for 3 months is around 1700 eur. There is a lot of ...
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Cheapest long distance rail routes in Europe [closed]

Which rail routes in Europe over 100km are typically the lowest cost per km? Answers don't need to be precise of course, as prices will change with season and other factors. And answers should not ...
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How far in advance is it required to reserve high-speed and overnight trains? [closed]

Eurail Pass guidelines state that "reservations are required for all European night trains and most of the high-speed trains". Assuming availability, how far in advance must this be done? Can I just ...
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Is it ok to change Eurail pass showed for getting Schengen visa?

While applying for Schengen visa to Austrian embassy i was asked to provide a complete itinerary, including my hotel bookings and travel details. Since i had not yet received the original Eurail pass ...
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Some question about select-pass from Eurail

I'm planning to buy an Eurail pass to travel Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany and Czech Republic (not necessarily in that order), I have an idea about how does this system work, but I'd like ...
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Do I need to reserve ICE train from Germany to Belgium with first-class rail pass?

I'll be travelling with a first-class Germany-Benelux rail pass, and I'm planning to take an ICE train from Cologne (Germany) to Brussels (Belgium). Will I need to reserve a seat for this train? I don'...
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Eurail Global Pass - Is it valid for travel within city local transport?

We are a family of 4 persons (children 9 years and 7 years) and are travelling to Berlin. We would be there for 40 days. We plan to travel to nearby cities within Germany and other countries over ...
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Is it possible to travel anywhere on Eurail-valid lines without reserving a seat or paying fees? [closed]

I'm wondering if I buy a Eurail Continuous Global pass but don't mind traveling on slow trains and transferring a lot, I can avoid paying any fees or making any advance registrations...i.e. just "hop ...
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Does Eurail Continuous Global pass offer unlimited trips?

I can't find the answer to this simple Q: For example, if I buy a Eurail Global Continuous pass for 3 months ($2200ish at this time), can I make, say, 1000 trips on regional train services in all ...
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Train from Krakow to Berlin

Is there a train from Krakow to Berlin (e.g Krakow - Warsaw - Berlin)? I am told that there isn't one any longer... http://www.europebyrail.eu/the-wawel-tale http://www.eurocheapo.com/blog/deutsche-...
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Can Eurail pass be used for CityNightLine overnight trains? [closed]

In this question, Mark Mayo's answer (see "Option 1") includes a CityNightLine overnight train. Can any portion of that trip be covered by a Eurail pass? For reference, the whole trip is: Eurostar ...
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Euro Rail Pass in non-native country

Can I get a Euro Rail Pass in France considering that I haven't applied for it in my native country i.e. India?
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Using Eurorail to buy a flexible ticket in France?

I am currently travelling around France and having a good time. I have a Eurail pass for eight journeys in France. I have used one of those journey from Paris to Rennes. I was wondering is it ...
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What is preferable, Eurail Pass or Buying Pass on the spot?

I plan to visit 3 countries in Europe during May: Paris, Italy and England ( in that order). I will be staying in each country for 1 week; at the end of the week I will be moving on from a country to ...