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Eurail vs. Europass
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My friends and I will be in Europe this summer for about 64 days. We’re flying into London, taking a boat to Dublin and from Dublin flying to Copenhagen. From there, we’re planning on taking trains covered by the Eurail to Berlin, Paris, Geneva, Nice, through Italy, to Greece, Split, Budapest, Prague, Munich, and then we’re spending the last 2 weeks of our trip traveling around Spain. What pass is less expensive and easier to plan with? This is our planned route, does this make sense to more experienced travelers? We don’t have much money and want to invest in a pass of some sort- just unsure of which one would be better for our purposes.

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I am leaving from DC with $5000 for 64 days
London, Dublin, Berlin, Amsterdam, Bruges, Paris, Berne, Interlaken, Gimmelwald, Nice, Cinque Terre, Florence, Rome, Dubrovnik, Split, Budapest, Prague, Munich, Valencia, Seville, Madrid, Barcelona
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I don’t understand the question. Since you’re planning on the train, why would you want a bus pass? I also don’t understand what you mean by “easier to plan with.” A railpass is a way to pay for rail transportation. Planning is another issue entirely. Try using the railsaver tool under the “bookings” tab for a recommendation on which railpass is best for your itinerary.

Why would you take a boat to Dublin? Flying will be significantly faster and will probably be cheaper.

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Going to Split is going to make things a bit difficult because there are no direct rail/ferry/flight links between Split and Athens. You’ll have to ferry or take a train or bus to someplace out of your way, and then head to Split from there. Split to Budapest is a long trip, with a stop in Zagreb, and taking anywhere from 12 to 18 hours depending on what trains you take. If you really want to do it, go for it, just be aware that it’s a long trip.

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My reply posted three times for some reason, so instead of reading it thrice, here’s a link about travel in the Balkans: http://www.balkanolo…

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Info about Split to Budapest by rail, and a blog that might be interesting in general: http://blog.eurail.c…

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You currently have 22 cities in your trip. The railsaver tool currently only supports up to 16 cities in a trip.

If you have a specific set of 16 cities that you know you will be using the pass for, remove all of the other cities from your itinerary for now and fill in your days and then click on the ‘Find the best Railpasses for this trip’ button. This will tell you what passes to buy.

Judging from your itinerary in the trip planner, you will probably not be using the railpass after Venice since you will probably be getting cheap flights given the distances you are covering. From Bern to Venice is 16 cities, so that is probably a good starting point…

If you have any questions regarding the technology (trip planner and railsaver), let me know and I can help you out…

I am leaving from Montreal, Canada with $1600 for 16 days
Frankfurt, Munich, Venice, Florence, Nice, Barcelona, Paris

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