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1. Posted by aidanari (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y

Hi, I'm weighing up getting a one zone inter-rail pass for eastern europe. Do people think this is worthwhile? or I am better getting indivdual tickets?

Secondly as a side-note is it worth me getting Pass Security Program?

Thanks Aidan

2. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 11y

Hi, i would suggest that it would be cheaper to buy point to point tickets rather than an inter rail pass for Eastern Europe. train travel is relatively cheap over the whole of the east and i find inter rail passes to be of litle value in this area.

Nicola

3. Posted by aidanari (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y

thanks. is it best to book tickets in advance? if so where is the best place online to do this? If not I presume that buying at the train station on the day is the best way?

4. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 11y

I booked all of mine as i went at the stations. Best way to do it is to buy the tickets as soon as you arrive as they can run out on the more popular routes. A helpful hint is to buy a phrase book, then when u get to the ticket counter,have written down exactly what it is u want, this saves a lot of time and effort, as most, i found at least, didnt speak very gppd english.

Nicola

5. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Yup, buy as you go, and if possible, a day or two in advance. In most cases it's possible to get on the spot, but as some - especially international - connections are fairly infrequent (in cases just 1 a day/night), they can fill up and you get unlukcy.