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Eurail Pass / Train pricing help!

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I'm figuring out my train travel for my upcoming Europe trip and want to make sure I'm not overlooking anything as it's quite confusing.

The part of my trip that I would use a Eurail pass is Amsterdam to Berlin to Prague to Budapest to Vienna to Munich.

From what I see, the best option for me would be to get a Eurail Select Youth Pass (I'm 24) for five countries and five uses - that comes in at $391. But that's $78 a ride... and while I could imagine Amsterdam to Berlin or Prague to Budapest being that pricey, it seems like Prague to Vienna / Vienna to Munich would certainly not be.

One thing I do like about the Eurail pass is the flexibility it offers - I don't have to plan in advance when I am leaving one place and going to another (this is a one month solo trip in late September/early October, by the way). Although if I do a night train, which I intend for Prague -> Budapest, then I need to reserve a couchette or bed in advance, so at least that much I do need to plan ahead for, right?

Does anybody have any advice about these prices and whether this Eurail pass is a good deal or whether I should just buy tickets in advance or whether I can buy tickets at the station day-of? Trying to find a good balance between cost and freedom...

Thanks in advance for any help!

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