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1. Posted by Virginie (Budding Member 37 posts) 10y

Hi, I am going to europe in about 3 months, and I would like to know what should I do to visit the following cities;
I am landing in Paris, but I leave to amsterdam the same day.
I spend a week there then I leave to Berlin for a couple of days. Afterwards I visit some friends in the Ravensburg which is in the south of germany. Then, I am going to Paris for a couple of days. I go from Paris to Valencia, then to Barcelona and back to Paris to take the plane back home.
My question is; Does the Eurail selectpass really make me save money, or should I go with cheap airlines or buses... Help me please!!!

2. Posted by Cbppc25 (Full Member 75 posts) 10y

Eurolines is probably the best bus system to get around in europe, but it will take more than twice as long as the train and not be as comfortable. From Paris to Amsterdam is, if I remember correctly from when i did it, 9 hours through the night. But the train only takes 4.

I met some guys from Warsaw when I was there that had brought a eurolines bus there and it had taken them 23 hours. Berlin isn't very close to Amsterdam either.

Bus and plane tickets if you buy them soon will probably be pretty cheap-ish. Check the eurolines website.

My guess is that your train/plane tickets from Amsterdam to Berlin and Paris to Valencia will surpass the cost of just going with a 4 country eurail pass. Best is to check out flight prices to see how little you can spend to cover those long distances. Try ryanair, easyjet, skyeurope, germanwings, smartwings.

Good luck, it takes research! But i'm banking on the rail pass but you never know!


3. Posted by Virginie (Budding Member 37 posts) 10y

Thank you very much!!!
I see you're from France, so you must speak french... alors Merci beaucoup. Je pensais effectivement prendre la eurail pass parce que c'est plus simple. Mais j'ai vu dernièrement que les vols n'étaient pas très chers non plus... Mais merci du conseil!!

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