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1. Posted by blue tiger (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

im a first time traveller and im goin to europe in september only for a couple of weeks and ive been looking at the prices etc on the eurail passes etc

is it worth getting one??

thinking of travelling to about 4 or 5 different countries and the passes are on a zone limit or something

i wondered if it would be cheaper to get trains to countries when i get over there instead of buying the pass??

any light shed on this would be great


Gemma :)

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

All your questions answered.

3. Posted by blue tiger (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

thanks very much this will explain everything for me

thanks again for your help

4. Posted by PeteW27 (Budding Member 50 posts) 9y

I did it in 1999 when I was just short of being 19 and got a ticket for the month that covered Denmark, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Greece and I have to say it is the best thing I have done to date. It is very tiring, but I just loved the idea of the independence of it all, meeting loads of new people, some of whom I have kept in touch with, a few Argies I am actually going to visit later on this year, having only met them in Florence. All you need is your wits, some money and definately a euro timetable ( I got mine from Thompsons) and just go, with or without some of your friends. You will only regret it if you don't do it. As for where to go? that has to be your decision, no one elses. surely that is half of the reason why all of us like travelling so much?

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 8, 2007, at 12:47 PM by PeteW27 ]

5. Posted by blue tiger (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

i just dont want to be paying for a month when im only gonna be goin for 16 days it just seems a waste of money to me thats all

but the link that that other person posted up was helpful tells you about different passes as the ones on my uni campus only do the 1 or 2 zones or all zones

thanks for your help and im definately looking forward to it first time travelling and hopefully not my last!!!!

6. Posted by Afrodiziac (Budding Member 33 posts) 9y

Blue tiger.......the best way to travel in europe in by air....try out easyjet n ryan airways....air tickets are available at a throw away price....for example barcelona to milan (30euros), paris to london (35 euros).....but ya need to book tickets as early as poss...thats what i payed when i waz travellin.....eurial pass for one person covering 4 to 5 countries will cost ya notin less than 350$ for sure n the rail takes quite sum time....

7. Posted by blue tiger (Budding Member 6 posts) 9y

thank you for this didnt really think about air as a possibility as thought it mite be too expensive but thanks for your experience and view on this

still not sure what to go for (the cheapest no doubt) but its just finding that way round to travel that wont cost you the earth!!

thanks again for your view on this any more info you or any1 else can give me about europe will be a great help (as it is my first time traveling)

thanks again