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1. Posted by dangerthir (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

Hey all, my buddies and I bought Eurail passes...we have unlimited travel for 1 month. We'll be flying into Dublin, going straight to London, then straight from there to Paris (I know the Eurail pass doesn't work in the UK), but we were wondering how much in supplements we can expect to incur. After Paris we'll be going to Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin, back to Paris, Bordeaux, Pamplona, then over to Pisa (Italy), Rome, Venice, Milan, up to Bern (Switz), then back to Paris, and out to London to end up in Dublin.

If you've had experience with the Eurail pass and their supplements, we'd like to know how bad it was, thanks

-Dan

P.S. all the passes are 2nd class youth passes if that matters

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Don't those passes allow you unlimited miles within a given timeframe, ie. you don't have to buy any extra miles??

3. Posted by dangerthir (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

I am allowed unlimited travel within the month, but for certain train rides, and certain companies, there are supplements you have to pay, like for high speed lines and what not, and for certain international rides I believe....that's what I'm trying to find out...how much in supplements I'll have to pay and for which lines

4. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Quoting dangerthir

I am allowed unlimited travel within the month, but for certain train rides, and certain companies, there are supplements you have to pay, like for high speed lines and what not, and for certain international rides I believe....that's what I'm trying to find out...how much in supplements I'll have to pay and for which lines

Ah, gotcha. I think if you stay away from the high speed ones you'll be pretty okay. Mind you, the information I found on this online is rather confusing and contradictory, ie this site says that basically you don't have to pay for lots of supplements whereas this site basically says you do have to pay for them.... weirdness

5. Posted by indio (Budding Member 84 posts) 10y

I don't know what it's like in England with the europasses, but I travelled around Italy, greece, turkey, bulgaria, romania, slovakia, hungary, cheque republic and germany four years ago and the only thing we had to pay extra for was beds on night trains (which is a very good way of using your time practically so you get as much out of your time as possible) and the ferries between the greek islands.
Hope you have an excellent trip!

6. Posted by kooka (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Yes, yes, slow is cheaper, but pointy fronted high speed trains are so much fun if you come from a country that doesn't have any! A year ago, supplements for us were quite expensive on the TGV. The Thalys (Belgium) was outrageously more $$ for supplements (and not that fast). The ICE in Germany is worth it just to experience the countryside blur, comfy seats and the digital speed read-outs in the carriages, and the supplements were quite reasonable.

7. Posted by Pravasi (Budding Member 11 posts) 10y

http://www.europeanrailguide.com/faq.php?q=9
This site gives in a nutshell about the extra charges.
As for us, we had to pay extra charges as follws:
TGV- around 4 Euros/pp
Eurostar Italia- from 4-16 E/pp.
No charges for any other trains including the superb ICE trains although we did not do night journeys and avoided Thalys.
Cheers

8. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y

Try this site, it has a pretty good list of supplements.
http://www.seat61.com/Railpass.htm#supplements cost