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1. Posted by TimOrum (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

We are traveling aroud Europe for 10 weeks from mid May an interrail pass for 10 week is £1040 each! , we will do around 15 trips in that time .so not such a cheap option .

Can we just book the individual tickets as we need them? like the day before? or will this be expensive?

We also looked a busabout but they only go to some of the places we want to go to, a cost of £599 for the 10 weeks.

Any Ideas? Information?


2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello TimOrum

That is expensive.
If u do a little advance planning, u could make it much cheaper. There are bargain plane and train tickets often.
But to get good bargains, u would have to book a few months, in advance.
I will travel on the night train, from Munich, to Hamburg, next Friday, for 29 Euros. The journey would normally cost, around 100 Euros.
I flew, to Paris, from Munich, last week, for 29 Euros, including tax.
From Munich to Madrid, last month, for 29 euros etc etc
Web sites to search for bargain flights are


3. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 9y

What you should do is just get a Eurail flexipass. You can purchase a 15 day pass for £320 and use it anytime within a 2 month period in 18 different European countries. It doesn't have to be consecutive day travel either. For example, lets say you arrive in Amsterdam and want to go to Cologne, Germany. You can use the pass on your first day of travel to get to Cologne. You can stay in Cologne for 2 or 3 days and then use the 2nd day portion of your pass to head to another city even though you're technically on the 5th day of your trip. The only problem is you're traveling for 10 weeks and the Eurail flexipass is good for 2 months. Another option is to purchase 2 separate Eurail select passes. It's exactly the same as the normal flexipass except that you have to choose 3, 4 or 5 different countries to use it in. However if you buy 2 passes, each with 4 different countries and a total of 16 travel days it will cost you only £350. Also Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg count as one country on a pass which is sweet. On the first day you use any Eurail pass, it will be validated. After this date you have 2 months to use your travel dates. £350 is much cheaper than £1040 don't you agree lol. Check out for more info on the Eurail passes. You can pretty much travel to any major city in Europe except in Great Britain (They have their own passes - BritRail) and a couple eastern European countries. A pass also covers ferry routes such as Italy-Greece, Germany-Sweden and so on

Hope this helps!

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 6, 2007, at 7:45 PM by NantesFC ]

4. Posted by TimOrum (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

Sound perfect!!!

Will check it out, thank you so much!!


5. Posted by TimOrum (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

Just spent an hour checking out their web site, thanks for the tip.
looks great! , Have you (or anyone)used this company for booking rail travel before? , just checking they are trustworthy.

Also checked the price of tickets(one way) back to New Zealand and they are about £80+ cheaper than anything here!(around £470 vs £550)(mabey this is the good UK/US exchange rate?)

Thanks for you help