I am going to europe for a month and a half in June/July, and I was wondering which way is better to buy my eurail pass! And how does it work...
Is buying it on the net really secure and trustable? Because, if I buy it from the net, it is less expensive than if I buy it from the student travel agency. But, I don't know what way is better...
Plus, does the eurail selectpass works for trains from a city to another in the same country? I am doing 4 countries, but 6 cities...
Thank you for answering!!!
Hey buying on the net would probely be the best way to do it. so then you will have more money to spend over there. Just make sure you dont have any of those viruses where they can get your detales.
It's fine to buy it off the net....
The pass works for countries not cities.
It also cover all of the public transporation in the cities (Bus, Tran, Subway, Boat).
Jusy be sure that the pass that you buy covers all of the countries you're traveling to.
please excuse my spelling, I haven't slept in a loooong time
The pass is a lot cheaper than the usual ticket prices, and it works for some public transportation as well. But I recommend not to use it for that unless you are traveling to another city the same day. Taking the RER from Paris to the Paris airport is free with the pass, but it will count as one day of travel so it's better to just buy the ticket - 10 euros.
There are a number of lines that require a reservation. the Thalys line between Paris and Amsterdam needs one, as well as the one from from Paris to the south. A reservation will be just a couple euros, but if you don't have one, sometimes you can't get on the train.
best of luck.
If you are doing only six cities, it might be worthwile to look into cheap flights. These sometimes can be cheaper than the days on your eurail pass.