Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Amalfi Coast help
  2. 2 days and times when museums and suchlike close
  3. 3 Life on the Farm Draws Some French
  4. 4 kimhe or others - flamenco rec in Sevilla?
  5. 5 family holiday Rome&Venice
  6. 6 Itinerary Help
  7. 7 Scandinavia in mid-March 2.5 weeks
  8. 8 House Hunting in France
  9. 9 http://yoursbetterhealthsolutions.com/tengenix-reviews/
  10. 10 Itinerary help for first trip to Greece
  11. 11 Help with Tuscany villa that is a walk to town/restaurants
  12. 12 Safe to use hotel room safe?
  13. 13 Tuscany Day Trip Ideas?
  14. 14 Lyon and Paris (and Provence vs Dijon?)
  15. 15 Dolomites to Switzerland or Austria? Can't decide!
  16. 16 If you had to choose one......
  17. 17 Portugal--Lisbon, Douro, Porto
  18. 18 Portugal and Spain itinerary help!
  19. 19 Need help with itinerary & trains
  20. 20 Trip Report Ger's Trip to Rome & Bologna
  21. 21 Scotland better in July or Aug/Sept?
  22. 22 UK in July -- early planning stages
  23. 23 Portugal with large family
  24. 24 Help with out two middle days in Puglia
  25. 25 Help with Ireland itinerary
View next 25 » Back to the top

Rail Pass or Not to Rail Pass – that is the Question

Jump to last reply

I’ve booked a trip to Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany and we are only taking the train. We won’t be using the train in Germany other than the sleeper from Amsterdam to Munich (already booked). I would like to know if I should get a rail pass or if we should buy point to point tickets at the station. We are playing the time schedule by ear so I don’t want to book any reservations in advance. I’ve looked at the Rick Steves’ site and see that Benelux 2nd class rail passes for 5 days in 1 month for the both of us would be $410 (DH qualifies for senior). I also tried the point to point, which looks like it would be half of that, however, we are not going until 1 Oct 2015 so can I assume the prices will rise? Will a rail pass save time at the station? Thank you in advance!

The itinerary is as follows:

Day 1: Fly into Brussels, overnight Brussels
Day 2: Train to Ghent, train to Bruges, overnight Bruges
Day 3: Bruges, overnight Bruges
Day 4: Quasimodo tour to Flanders Fields (no train needed), overnight Bruges
Day 5: train to Delft, train to Haarlem, overnight Haarlem
Day 6: Haarlem, train to Zandvoort?, overnight Haarlem
Day 7: train to Amsterdam, overnight Amsterdam
Day 8: train to Hoorn and Enkhuizen, overnight Amsterdam
Day 9: Amsterdam, overnight Amsterdam
Day 10: Amsterdam, overnight train to Munich
Day 11-14: overnight Munich
Day 15: home

12 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement