EuroRail Pass

Jan 28th, 2007, 04:45 PM
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EuroRail Pass

My friends and I want to go to europe this summer. We are planning on going to 7 counties. We wanted to get the eurorail global pass. Does this pass cover the fee of the train tickets? Because I was looking at the website rail europe and when I would put in my destinations (for example barcelona to Paris) and I clicked I had a rail pass. It still showed I had to pay $91 but I thought the pass covered the ticket fee so help me out. Does the pass cover the fee or does it jsut give a discount. Because the countries I am going to are all covered on the eurorail pass!
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Jan 28th, 2007, 05:18 PM
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you will pay surcharges on certain trains, like the highspeed trains or the night trains. There is information of this in the eurailpass website or you can also call them to find more information. Even if you buy the first class eurailpass, you will still have to pay surcharges on certain trains.
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Jan 28th, 2007, 05:26 PM
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Sometimes it makes more sense and is cheaper to use the budget airlines.

Enter your itinerary on and click only if it saves me money.
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Jan 29th, 2007, 07:02 AM
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Good advice above.
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Jan 29th, 2007, 07:23 AM
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The only through train between Barcelona and Paris is the overnight Talgo train which only has sleeping accommodation. There are cheaper ways of doing the journey, using local trains from Barcelona to the border, then daytime trains or an overnight French train to Paris.
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Jan 29th, 2007, 08:56 AM
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BUT will a set of day trains plus overnight accommodation be cheaper than the sleeper?
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Jan 29th, 2007, 12:08 PM
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Looking at the Thomas Cook European Timetable, I see that the Barcelona-Paris hotel train does have reclining seats as well as sleepers. Fares are on With a rail pass, the fare in a reclining seat is 43 euros, and in a four-berth sleeping compartment it's 67 euros.
One of the alternatives is to take a local train from Barcelona to Cerbère, the first station in France, then an overnight French train which has reclining seats. That would certainly be cheaper than the Talgo train. Whether taking a day train would save money would depend on where you sleep - hotel rooms in Spain can be found for as little as 20 euros.
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