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Date: 07/18/22 22:44
European rail pass?
Author: sarailfan

A number of years ago there was a pass option for the European rail system where you could do nearly unlimited travel within a 30 day period. I have a trip upcoming to the Netherlands and am curious if something similar still exists, otherwise train travel for the family of 5 might get expensive!

Thanks for any insight!

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Darren Boes
Lethbridge, AB
Southern Alberta Railfan



Date: 07/18/22 23:19
Re: European rail pass?
Author: 86235




Date: 07/19/22 02:41
Re: European rail pass?
Author: railsmith

86235 Wrote:
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> This should answer your questions
> https://www.interrail.eu/en/interrail-passes/globa
> l-pass

Note that Interrail passes are only for European residents. North Americans should opt for a Eurailpass (which is not available to Europeans). https://www.eurail.com/en/eurail-passes

Rail Europe is a third-party supplier of these passes. I've had very fast delivery service from their U.S. office to my western Canadian address. Visit https://www.raileurope.com/en
 



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 07/19/22 03:33 by railsmith.



Date: 07/19/22 08:12
Re: European rail pass?
Author: WP17

I've used Trainline (https://www.thetrainline.com/) for rail travel in Europe and the UK. The fares are likely the same as buying directly from the rail companies and possible raileurope but I find their website and user interface to be amazing and much of it downloable to your phone. You might check their Eurail pass offerings.

WP17 



Date: 07/20/22 10:38
Re: European rail pass?
Author: GeoffM

WP17 Wrote:
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> I've used Trainline
> (https://www.thetrainline.com/) for rail travel in
> Europe and the UK. The fares are likely the same
> as buying directly from the rail companies and
> possible raileurope but I find their website and
> user interface to be amazing and much of it
> downloable to your phone. You might check their
> Eurail pass offerings.
>
> WP17 

The Train Line charges a booking fee for each ticket so no, it's not the same or cheaper than rail companies direct. For a family booking several tickets the fees start to rack up. For UK travel https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ should be the starting point. It doesn't sell tickets directly but links you to the appropriate train operating company to do the purchase, without booking fees.

If OP wants a rail pass in Europe (or the UK for that matter), usually you have to purchase it while NOT in Europe.



Date: 07/20/22 14:25
Re: European rail pass?
Author: mundo

https://www.eurail.com/en

The web site for eurail   direct purchase.

Are you aware of the European Rail Timetable.?

All Schedules of Europe and travel tips

europeanrailtimetable.eu

More info on eurail
https://www.seat61.com/how-to-use-a-eurail-pass.htm



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/20/22 14:29 by mundo.



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