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Mar 1st, 2012, 02:42 AM
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Eurorail Pass

My wife and I have booked accommodation in Rome-Sorrento-Florence-Venice-Milan-Nice-Paris-Zurich from 4 July to 22 July and planned to purchase a 3 country Eurail pass to complete this journey. I have since read about some bad experiences of travellers using the pass - not being able to get on some trains because they were fully booked - not being able to get to pre booked/paid hotels in time (my fear). Advice Please
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Mar 1st, 2012, 03:50 AM
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Somehow this has been posted in the wrong forum. Click the change forum link above and try again for "europe"
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Mar 2nd, 2012, 03:19 AM
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www.seat61.com good pass discussion. Used to use them decades ago when they were way cheaper not as many surcharges. Unless you train 4 hours or more per day every pass day few make money.

Best for me to train like a local way cheaper in Italy from 2euros per hour of training on regional trains for me last May.
I recall paying 4.5 euro Rome Orvieto Venice just hopping on.

Good luck!
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Mar 7th, 2012, 03:37 AM
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Thank you qwovadis. The 2 long train trips we have are Milan-Nice and Nice - Paris. All the others are less than 3 hours.I have checked out the Pass info on http://www.seat61.com and we are leaning towards point to point tickets.
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Mar 9th, 2012, 11:13 PM
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Unfortunately, rail passes are pretty poor value these days - unless you have a lot of long trips. Point to point is almost certainly cheaper over all.
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