Planning on a trip throught europe. so far the plan is prague-budapest-slovenia-venice-rome-nice-barca and few other places along the way. I'm planning on spending a few nights in each place and travelling by train. To interrail i'd have to buy the £290 pass. So, i was wondering if people have found it cheaper not to by the pass and just do point-to-point trains instead.
i havent any analysis to base my guess on, but im pretty sure interrail is cheaper than buying single tickets. Specially in more expensive countries like france, germany and nothern europe.
In eastern europe, single tickets are cheaper. I would still guess Interrail is cheaper.
i heard it is more expensive for nnon europeans...
but i did it with 17, loved it, and train is better than bus ( bus is in all rest of the world)
chaeper is the eurolines bus ticket....30 or 60 days....
u just have to do a little clever organisation since u always ( nearly) have to crossa border...
If you know your exact stops, it's worth checking on the internet for the prices as individual journeys and see if it's cheaper than getting the interrail pass.
An advantage of the interrail is that if once in Europe, you want to change your plans, and go somewhere else, you can do it at no "extra cost".
Pat is right, in eastern Europe individual tickets work out to be cheaper than the interrail, by in western countris is better to get the interrail.
Anyway, I am going to Polan in August, and I will not be buying any pass, as it works out cheaper to buy individual tickets.
But in Spain for example, where train is an expensive means of transport is better to get a pass.
I would expect the Interrail to be cheaper. However, you must remember that some train companies will not except them or will make you pay a supplement, so check that out before you decide your itinerary. Eurolines is supposed to be good too. Either way, its a great way to see the different countries and if you travel on overnight trains you save money on accomodation.