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Help on Eurail Pass vs Point to point

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1. Posted by travedude (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

Hi everyone out there!!

I'm going to western europe in September and intend to do abit of overnight travel between countries. Does anyone know how much does a 6 - couchette supplement cost and does it varies among different routes?

I plan to go paris - munich - vienna - zurich - venice - florence - rome - paris

Also, does anyone knows if it is cheaper to purchase 'point to point' rail tickets rather than eurail passes? i dun wanna get ripped off...

Thanks in advance

2. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 10y

hi, generally speaking in Western Europe it is cheaper to get the Eurail pass as train fares are fairly steep. However, the couchette is an additional extra on the eurail pass and can be around £35. This may vary and may have changed from when i was travelling around western europe a couple of years ago, but i tend to find it cheaper to stay in hostels and then take trains early morning / late eve.

Hope this has been of some help.


3. Posted by TrvlJunkie (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

My family and I did almost the same trip (Paris - Munich - Salzburg - Florence - Rome) and for us the Eurail Pass was cheaper then point to point but for a first class rail pass for 21 days its going to cost you about 785 American dollars. I would shop around online to see what you can find. I also recommend when you go bring your own food on the train because the dining car food is very expensive and not that good. Hope this helps!

4. Posted by travedude (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

Thanks for the help

Does anyone know where to find info about reservation charges and supplement costs? Im abit confused now. There seems to be 3 kinds of hidden costs.

1. Reservation Charge
2. Supplement Fare for trains like Euro-night
3. Couchette Charge (more cost!?!?!?)

do comment if my understanding is wrong.

Btw, I'm going for a youth selectpass so its second class all the way =)))