Buying tickets from Rail Europe?

Old Oct 5th, 2007, 04:40 PM
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Buying tickets from Rail Europe?

Doing a search for rail passes for Christmas, I came across 2 very diverse prices. Eurail site quotes $429 USD for a Eurail Select Saver Pass (3 countries, 5 days). Rail Europe gives a quote of $370 USD for the same pass. That's a $59 difference per ticket. Is this legitimate? How can they sell for less than the provider?
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Old Oct 5th, 2007, 05:13 PM
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That is weird because Rail Europe is usually overpriced.
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Old Oct 5th, 2007, 05:19 PM
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Almost always, the question will be "why are you thinking to buy a rail pass at all?"

Try your itinerary at www.railsaver.com to see if buying a rail pass costs you more than the individual tickets you would plan to use. Make sure to check the box "only if it saves me money".

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Old Oct 5th, 2007, 05:35 PM
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I had already done a point-to-point search and found a pass was cheaper with our itinerary. Thanks for the RailSaver site, though. I confirmed with that and their price was cheaper still--only $365.
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I think you're looking at the wrong thing. The $429 price on Eurail is for a single traveler in first class. If there are two traveling together they show it as $365 per person (Select Saver pass as opposed to simply a Select Pass). So it's actually $5 cheaper from Eurail than it is from Rail Europe.

I didn't pursue it to see if there is a difference in shipping charges or other fees, however. But you were clearly looking at a single pass rather than a saver pass for 2 traveling together.
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Old Oct 5th, 2007, 07:22 PM
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Clearly you are right, NeoPat and next time I shall put on my glasses so everything will appear clearly to me! Thanks for the correction.
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