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NEW!!! - Book Your Railpass on Eurotrip
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I am happy to announce that you can now book your rail passes here on Eurotrip. In addition, we give Eurotrip members an instant rebate when you book your rail passes here.

There are two ways to book your rail passes on Eurotrip.

  1. In the trip planner, after you have found the best passes for your trip, you will now be able to click on ‘Buy Railpasses’ and off you go. (Note: If you are buying a Select Pass, you will need to note which countries are on the select pass because you will have to enter them again on the next screen. I should be able to resolve this issue soon.)
  2. You will now notice that there is ‘Rail Passes’ in the main menu. Use the drop down menu to select which pass you want, and then all you have to do is specify the number of people taking the trip in the grid and your off.

If you have any questions at all about the functionality, please either post here or send me a private message. If you think you have found a bug, please let me know.

Enjoy and happy travels… Smile

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Please NOTE:

Our goal is to offer Eurotrip members the lowest price available for European rail passes.

We believe Eurotrip prices are the lowest available – by booking your rail pass (and hostels) through Eurotrip you save money and you help us continue to offer a great website.

If you find a lower published price please PM us and we will match or beat it.

Have a great Eurotrip!

I am leaving from Boston with $10000 for 63 days
Reykjavik, London, Utrecht, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Cologne, Berlin, Kraków, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Zagreb, Belgrade, Dubrovnik, Naples, Athens, Corfu, Mýkonos
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Myself and three friends, from Alberta, Canada, are planning a trip to Europe at the end of September for 18 days. We have scheduled to hit amsterdam..berlin..prague..vienna..munich. This is my first time travelling in Europe and was hoping to fit in a bit more (Italy, Switzerland, Spain) but think that I will save that for my next trip.

We have already booked our flights into amsterdam and have arranged our hostels for the entire trip. Now all that is left is to book train transportation. I input our schedule into the trip planner and was provided the following recommendation:

-Eurail 3 Country Austria/Benelux/Germany 5 Day 2nd Class Youth Select pass
-In addition, expect to pay about $21.00 per person in city-to-city tickets.

I was a little confused as I was expecting to have to purchase a 4 country Euro pass? I was also hoping to get more clarification on the $21 city to city charge. I would appreciate any information regarding the recommended purchase. Also, is there a deal for purchasing multiple/group Eurail passes?

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CAn anyone please help me i am trying to find out the cost of the train from krakow on 5th sept at 22:11pm to Bratislava arriving 6th Sept. at 5:54am for 2 adults. Can ANYONE please tell me how to find the cheapest fare.

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You’re unlikely to get any answers when you post it in an existing “sticky.” Cheapest fare would be either on-line from the Polish or Slovak national rail company website or buying it at the station in Krakow. Buying from any other website will increase the price by about 35%. Links to the national rail company websites are in another sticky called “rail links” or under “transportation” on the “travel tips” tab. Also check the old posts in this forum about travel in Slovakia and Poland as Papyr has posted some excellent information in response to similar questions and has links to some of the central European national rail company websites in his signature.

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How I’m suppose to activate my Eurail Pass? Do I have to go to an authorized travel agent? I don’t really understand how is this working…

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Your railpass is validated twice. It comes to you with the first validation already stamped on it. The issuing travel agent stamps the issue date on it. You must begin using the railpass within 6 months of that date.

The second validation is your responsibility. You must have the railpass validated by an official at a train station in Europe before you can use it. There’s a special window or office in large train stations. In smaller stations, ask at a ticket window. The rail agent will want to see your passport to verify your ID and marks the start date on the pass. This date determines the validation period for your pass — either the start of your specific number of days on a consecutive day pass, or the start of your 2 month period on a flexi-pass.

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Thanks for your answer, it’s really helpfull. If I buy the railpass on this site it comes with the validation stamped on?

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Yes, your pass will have the first validation on it when you receive it.

You’ll probably get better and faster answers if you post your questions in a new post rather than putting them at the end of a pretty much unrelated “sticky.”

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hey!! thanks a lot for all the information. you gave me the perfect info which I was looking for.This saves quite a lot of my money.

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hey I was planning for a holiday trip to Venice and would like to know all the related info. please do try to make it a bit cheaper .
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well!!! i wanted to know about the info on all the holiday packages to Europe.. I wanna organise on tourist agency so this info would help me to analyse things much better
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hey!!! I wanna know about all the new updates of the different tour plans.. it would help me a lot in deciding what to do…
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It would be great to see more posts here in the future. I’m looking forward to it. Good luck.
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Mathew906 — If you really want to know something rather than continuing to post your spam link, then post this as a question rather than as a response to a totally unrelated topic.

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Some questions that I can’t seem to find answers to anywhere else:
1. How are you able to offer such a low price on the pass when other websites that have been doing this for a long time have much higher prices?
2. Are the prices in USD?
3. Is there a toll free number for assistance once the pass is received?
4. Are there discounts for museums, etc. available by purchasing the pass here?
5. Can reservations be made on this site?

I’m trying to figure out my best option when I buy my pass this week and it would help to know what my full options are!

Thank you!

I am leaving from Buffalo with $7000 for 22 days
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Crazy: The owners of this site also owns one of the largest Europe rail booking companies in the US, so we get a good deal. Yes you can make reservations on this site.

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Reykjavik, London, Lille, Berlin, Kraków, Lviv, Istanbul, Selçuk, Pamukkale, Kızkalesi, Göreme, Kars, Bat'umi, Akhalts'ikhe, Tbilisi, Telavi, Istanbul

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hi, i recently purchased 2 youth class, 4 country, 6 day passes, and i was just wondering on how i am to know if it has shipped, or when it will, as there was seemingly no method to check the status of your order once i received order confirmation… thanks Smile great site by the way

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Thanks for the feedback titus Smile . Check your messages — we sent you an email.

For status questions you can always email rail_at_eurotrip.com

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My 16 year old daughter and I have a trip planned for 12 days (Paris, Switzerland, Italy). Do we need to go first class on the Rail Pass? Also, when I scheduled the trip on trip planner, it didn’t include an Italian Pass. Any ideas of why?
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Paris, Zürich, Lucerne, Lugano, Milan, Cinque Terre, Florence
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The trip planner may have been figuring 1st class passes, in which case, buying 2nd class point to point tickets in Italy might be cheaper. Frankly, the decision on whether or not to buy a pass and whether point to point tickets, passes (with a sub-category of which specific pass or passes is best) or a combination of the two is best will be pretty complicated for this itinerary. Whether convenience or price is the bigger issue will weigh in your decision.

Pass Options:
1. You buy 1st class adult pass, she buys 2nd class youth pass and you choose to ride with her in 2nd class
2. You by an adult saver pass for 2 people and ride in 1st class — probably in the neighborhood of $30 more expensive than option 1

If money isn’t an issue I’d buy 2 three country saver passes for 6 days and then buy the necessary reservations before you leave home. This will probably end up costing a couple of hundred dollars more than spending numerous hours hunting out the cheapest options. Buying reservations after you get to Europe will save at least $100 but it can be a hassle, particularly in Italy.

I would look at 2 second class Swiss passes (adults can usually buy a 2nd class single country pass) and look for a cheap point to point ticket from Paris to Switzerland (start at TGV.com). You can buy point to point tickets (try trenitalia.com for advance purchase special fares or just buy them as you go at the automated kiosks) in Italy.