I am travelling around Europe over New Year's for about three weeks. I am looking for a map of locations that the Eurorail connects to so I can plan my trip.
For example, I don't want to plan on going from Paris to Prague if it means I'll have to stop over in Berlin (a place I'll be going anyways, later in the trip).
Can anybody help me decide how to find this out?
I'm planning on visiting London, Paris, Rome, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Vienna, and other places. I've found a list of countries that the Eurorail visits, but not the cities.
In principle, all cities that have a train station can be reached from all others; the network is fully interconnected. Eurail, as you may or may not know, is a discount programme, not a particular kind of train service.
To make it even more clear, I recommend that you use some of the search engines of the national railways.
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The national railways of Europe have joined up and founded a mutual administrative agency that issues the tickets called Eurail and Interail. So there is no Eurail network, what you are riding are the regular trains everybody else in Europe uses to get to work, visit friends, go to school and college, travel to business meetings, take a holiday, etc.
If you must have a map, get yourself a map of Europe that includes the major railtracks or buy a railway guide from Thomas Cook.
www.bahn.de is supposed to be the site with the best search engine. It will easily give you possible connections for all places in Europe.
FYI, the IMO best connection from Paris to Prague goes via Frankfurt am Main.
Paris Est Departure 16:50 train EC 53 EuroCity
Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Arrival 23:16 track 10
Frankfurt(Main)Hbf departure 23:38 track 12 train D 353
Praha hl.n. Arrival 08:15 next day
Also see this site: http://seat61.com/Europe.htm
[ Edit: Edited at Oct 6, 2006 3:42 PM by t_maia ]