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Backpacking Europe…How Much Will This Cost Me?

Me and a buddy of mine are planning to backpack Europe next summer, in specific we want to see Belgium, the Netherlands, and if possible northern/western Germany. We are looking to spend 3-4 weeks there, most likely late July through early August. As we are young, poor college students, we want this trip to be as cost efficient as possible. We are currently planning on sticking with hostels and camping where possible. What would a reasonable cost to this trip including airfare and railway passes? I have heard discounts are available to people under 25, and students in some cases. We are planning on visiting many of the breweries in the region as well, beer being major motif of the trip.

Without knowing where you’re coming from and exactly when you want to come, it isn’t really possible to estimate airfares. However, you can check these yourself on sites like Expedia http://www.expedia.com/ , Kayak http://www.kayak.com/ , or skyscanner http://www.skyscanner.com/ (budget flights).

The German train site is good for planning train travel throughout Europe: http://www.bahn.com/i/view/USA/en/index.shtml

There is information on eurail passes here: http://www.eurail.com/ Be aware that many higher speed trains, international trains, or night trains, you will still need to make reservations and pay a supplement for each train: http://www.eurail.com/eurail-reservations-supplements-domestic , http://www.eurail.com/eurail-reservations-supplements-international-trains , http://www.eurail.com/eurail-reservations-night-trains

The night trains can be a good deal though because you don’t need to also have a hostel for that night. This site is an excellent resource for train travel here: http://www.seat61.com/

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Eurail Italy Saver Pass, 2nd class – High Reservation Fees?

Question about reservation fees for Eurail Italy:

I purchased a saver pass (for 2 people traveling together), and in the package that was sent to me, there was a fare table regarding reservations. Firstly, all the main trains listed in the timetable for distances I need to travel (Venice to Florence, Rome to Venice) have a “R” next to it (Reservations Required). The “reservation fees” on the other sheet are listed between 15-25 Euros (is that per person??), much higher than any other country!

Now asking around there were many conflicting answers regarding this predicament – someone suggested that we only fill in the dates on the Eurail pass, without reserving, and hop on any train and try to get 2nd class seats if available and that wouldn’t be a problem.

So what should we do? Should we go to each ticket window, get reservations for EVERY train, and be charged a ridiculous amount even though we purchased a pass?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

The reservation fees are per person. Italy was much higher than other countries; however, there was a recent change in the fees structure and reservations are more in line with other countries. The fees are now 10 euro for all the higher speed trains or 3 euro for an Intercity or Express train. There is no additional fee for the regional trains, but you apparently aren’t on any of those.

http://www.eurail.com/eurail-reservations-supplements-domestic

You do NOT want to get on a train that requires a reservation without having the reservation in hand. The cost will be much higher on the train since you’ll also have to pay a substantial fine. Intercity trains do not require a reservation, so you could get on one of those and try to find an open seat – you could end up having to stand for the trip, but that’s fairly rare here.

Eurail only covers the basic fare – you’re dealing with a 3rd party seller. You can use it to hop-on and hop-off trains if you stick to the slower regional trains that make many stops and may require train changes for longer trips. It is often cheaper to just get point-to-point tickets directly from the various national railroads particularly when you have a specific itinerary and can buy tickets in advance. Those same trains you are paying a 10 euro charge for on top of the pass often have significant discounts for early purchase of tickets. Right now, you could get 60% off the standard fare for 30 day advance purchase on many trains. (Or 30% for 15 day advance purchase, or 15% for 7 days).


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Reservations on trains with Eurail Pass?

Hi,
I am traveling on a eurail select pass and would like to know if I should make reservations from New Zealand or wait till I arrive in Europe. My Itinerary is set and missing trains would be a problem, traveling in May and early June. If booking in Europe – how many days ahead and can you book for say Venice to Florence while still in Paris?

My Itinerary is as follows:
Paris – Amsterdam
Amsterdam – Koblenz
Mainz – Lucerene
Luserene – Venice
Venice – Florence
Florence – Naples (onto sorrento)
(sorrento) Naples – Rome

The cost for reserving all this from New Zealand is $199 USD or 142 Euro.

The longer trips of Paris to Amsterdam, Amsterdam to Koblenz, Mainz to Lucerne (or Luzern), Lucerne to Venice, should be booked before you leave New Zealand. You can book these yourself on the internet eg Paris to Amsterdam can be booked through the French national railway website at http://www.voyages-sncf.com

You should have no trouble booking the Italian trips once you get to Italy as seats are generally available. On arrival in Venice, just pop into Santa Lucia station and book them all at once. It’s not possible to book these from Paris unless you do it on the internet through http://www.ferroviedellostato.it/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=3fdbe14114bc9110VgnVCM10000080a3e90aRCRD

Reservations in Europe are much cheaper than New Zealand, usually around 3-4euros.

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Any ideas of visiting Europe by euro rail Pass for 2 months pass visit? Start from London end Rome?

HI
I live in the UK and use a first class website www.seat61.com
It’s great for worldwide train travel.
If you are staying in or close to London buy a 1 day Travel Card at railway stations, it’s far cheaper than individual tickets and allows 1 day travel on buses, tube, London trains, Docklands Light railway (DLR) and around 1/3 off river boats.

Hope this helps
Pater

Traveling By Train in Europe : How to Book Train Travel From Munich to Paris


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I was wondering if a eurail select pass is worth it, or if simply buying tickets as I go be cheaper?

My friends and I are going on a trip to Europe, and we were trying to find the cheapest travel method possible. We heard the Eurail pass was a good option, but we didn’t know if it was worth the $370, compared to just buying tickets as we go. We’re planning on going through Denmark, Germany, Austria, Italy, and France.

It is often cheape to get point-to-point tickets, particularly if you have a known itinerary and can purchase tickets in advance to take advantage of discounts. You need to be aware that with the eurail passes you still need to make reservations and pay a additional amount for most high speed, international, and night trains. See: http://www.eurail.com/eurail-reservations-supplements-domestic , http://www.eurail.com/eurail-reservations-supplements-international-trains , http://www.eurail.com/eurail-reservations-supplements-international-trains .

This site is one of the best for train travel including information on passes: http://www.seat61.com/

You’ll need to compare the overall cost of a pass to the point-to-point prices which you can find on the individual country train sites. For example:
http://www.bahn.de/international/view/en/index.shtml (Germany) , http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=ad1ce14114bc9110VgnVCM10000080a3e90aRCRD , http://www.oebb.at/en/index.jsp (Austria), http://www.sncf.com/en_EN/flash/ (France), http://www.dsb.dk/cs/Satellite?pagename=DSBUK/Forside (Denmark)

Be sure to check for applicable promotions for point-to-point tickets like the “smart” fares to/from Italy.

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