Eurail Travel Guide Book

Aug 4th, 2014, 04:40 AM
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Eurail Travel Guide Book

I have done a little research on the Eurail system on the Internet, but would really like to purchase a Eurail Guidebook.

What is your favorite Eurail Guidebook?

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Aug 4th, 2014, 04:57 AM
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Are there any new updated Eurail Guidebooks?

For printed book the Thomas Cook's European Timetable is my favorite - back in print after its parent company closed it and staffers brough it back to life. IMO you cannot now beat the online sources such as my three favorites - www.seat61.com - becoming the new guru of European rail travel; www.ricksteves.com and www.budgeteuropetravel.com - in case you have not been to those very informative sites. www.raileurope.com, the purveyor of most passes in the U.S. thru their own site and agents. http://www.acprail.com/ - ACP Rail's site - they also wholesale and sell directly passes and have a lot on their site about European trail travel.

The Eurail Guidebooks I have seen to me are not worth the paper they are printed on such things are changing so much in European rail - like the whole ticketing system and many new high-speed trains - a printed guide may be outdated a day after published.
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Aug 4th, 2014, 06:32 AM
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Why do you need a EurRail guide book? EurRail does not list all the trains available so it's not accurate.

EurRail is not a system but a company selling train tickets and passes.

Use the sites listed above for up to date, accurate information.
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Aug 4th, 2014, 06:44 AM
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Here's an example. I went to Amazon and opened the EurRail 2014 book, selected a random few pages which happened to be Austria to Salzburg.

There are 5 trains shown in the book, starting at 5:56 and ending at 9:56. The book shows 1 train per hour when there are 3 trains per hour between Vienna and Salzburg. So you are getting 1/3 of the schedule.

The guide book part of this book is sadly brief.
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Aug 4th, 2014, 11:05 AM
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any book printing exact train times can be quickly outdated when winter or summer schedules come in annually and timings may change.
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Aug 4th, 2014, 02:22 PM
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http://www.europeanrailtimetable.co.uk/

For copies of current Thomas Cook Timetables.
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