Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Please help with hotels in Seville
  2. 2 Trip Report Jamikins and Bikerscott in Andalusia
  3. 3 Trip Report Ger's Trip to Rome & Bologna
  4. 4 Trip Report TRIP REPORT: Paris, Bordeaux, Dordogne, Toulouse, Provence, and more
  5. 5 Best day trips from Turin, Bologna, Cortona
  6. 6 Can you tell me about using "The Fork" for reserving and savings?
  7. 7 Austrian Train Purchase from US
  8. 8 Trip Report napologetic Napoli, Uncompromising Capri, and Unassuming Amalfi
  9. 9 Maybe your worst nighmare...
  10. 10 Bordeaux to Nice
  11. 11 Greek Village
  12. 12 Austria & Switzerland- winter or summer!
  13. 13 Selecting the right Travel Pass (or not at all)
  14. 14 Uber vs. TfL
  15. 15 Berlin
  16. 16 Trip Report No Reservations...our laidback Paris Christmas
  17. 17 Trip Report A Trip Report: Springtime in Italy - May 9 to June 2, 2011
  18. 18 Germany or Sweden
  19. 19 Trip Report Italy Trip- Venice, Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, Amalfi Coast
  20. 20 Trip Report Firenze, Venezia, Cruise, Cinque Terre, Nce
  21. 21 Trip Report Two days in Rome
  22. 22 Trip Report We didn't love Florence the way we thought we might
  23. 23 Trip Report Our (Somewhat) Laid Back Tour of Old Fave Stops in Italy
  24. 24 PARIS
  25. 25 One free day in Barcelona
View next 25 » Back to the top

Need some help understanding European East Pass and Rail Europe itinerary

Jump to last reply

We are planning to get a European East pass for a short jaunt through Vienna, Prague, Bratislava and Budapest and Salzburg. Quick, we know, but it's how the plans fell and we're okay with it...

The part we are trying to figure out is how/if getting a European East Pass is beneficial.

We went on Rail Europe to look up possible train schedules to map out our route. Here is what we found:
Day 1 - arrive Vienna early AM
Day 2 - leave Vienna 1307, arrive Prague 1718
Day 3 - Prague
Day 4 - leave Prague 0742, arrive Bratislava 1150, leave Bratislava 1753, arrive Budapest 2035
Day 5 - Budapest
Day 6 - leave Budapest 1110, arrive Salzburg 1652 ***Rail Europe would not find this reservation for me, we found it on the OBB website***
Day 7 - leave Salzburg 1508, arrive Vienna 1730
Day 8 - leave Vienna AM

Questions:
1) Would ALL these routes be covered by the European East pass?
2) Why was the Budapest to Salzburg direct train not searchable on RailEurope?
3) In searching routes on RailEurope, it asked if we have any passes and we said yes. Then it proceeds to still list fares for each route, even though we said we have a pass. Will we, in fact, still be charged for all these routes even with a European East Pass?
4) Are will missing something in our search - would we do better with point-to-point tickets, or would the pass still benefit us?
5) On RailEurope, it says that the tickets in/out of Bratislava are "Reservation Required" rather than "Reservation Recommended." Is this true in all cases (or just through Rail Europe), and something we'd need to plan for? Why specifically with Bratislava?

Many thanks again, Fodorites.

8 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement