Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Itinerary and transportation suggestions
  2. 2 Beginning Itinerary Guidance
  3. 3 Train travel vs rental car in Slovenia and Croatia
  4. 4 If you had to choose one......
  5. 5 Q re: holiday season in Italy
  6. 6 Marksburg Castle Transport Question
  7. 7 Spanish Language Immersion for young teenager in SPAIN
  8. 8 days and times when museums and suchlike close
  9. 9 HELP PLEASE! Skiing in Zermatt this March
  10. 10 For a Taste of Four Cultures on Two Contınents
  11. 11 Road Trip From Frankfurt
  12. 12 Trip Report No Reservations...our laidback Paris Christmas
  13. 13 family holiday Rome&Venice
  14. 14 UK in July -- early planning stages
  15. 15 Paris getaway with my daughter hotel ideas
  16. 16 Croatia and Montenegro Itinerary
  17. 17 Northern Spain vs Portugal, where spend more time ?
  18. 18 1 week in winter. Where to go?
  19. 19 2 Months - Dubrovnik to Frankfurt Itinerary
  20. 20 Ireland Trip Planning Advice
  21. 21 More earthquakes in central Italy
  22. 22 Sicily
  23. 23 Trip Report Gertie in Greece NOW
  24. 24 Driver/Car Service Recommendation FCO- Pienza
  25. 25 car for four adults and four bikes
View next 25 » Back to the top

Eurail Pass / Train pricing help!

Jump to last reply

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!

3 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement