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1. Posted by kidintown (Budding Member 59 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I have purchased a Eurail Global Youth Pass for travel to :
Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Austria and maybe Greece.

My question is will all my travel be free from here on?

As in, will I have to buy point-to-point tickets despite holding this Global Pass?

Thanks
Apurva

2. Posted by flynn (Inactive 140 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

YES!

NO!

;)

In detail, see http://www.europrail.net/buypasses/eurail_youthpass.cfm

Have fun,

Flynn

3. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

hi Apurva,

With a Eurail pass u can practically board all the trains in Germany, Belgium and Netherlands except the TGV and Thallys lines, if they pass through, for this u need reservation and a small supplement.

similarly in France u cant board a TGV or Thallys without a reservation even if u have a Eurail Pass

Along with the Eurail pass u must have got a Eurail map and a booklet containing all the instructions about its use. Just go through this, it has country wise details of the trains which u can board.

Recently, i had purchased a Eurail Select pass for 3 countries, France, Germany and Austria and i made extensive use of it

Cheers and have a nice trip
Arif

4. Posted by kidintown (Budding Member 59 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Asif --> [similarly in France u cant board a TGV or Thallys without a reservation even if u have a Eurail Pass]

Does this mean that if I have a reservation, I do not need to pay anyhting extra (except the reservation charge, of course)?

My pass hasn't arrived yet, which is why I am making full use of experience of other Travellers' experiences :)

5. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Apart from the reservation charges, u need to pay a small supplement in some cases, that varies from country to country.

Arif

6. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

The easiest thing to do (unless you have to budget the extra money very tightly) is to just get to the train station a little early and ask at the ticket office if you need to make a reservation and if you have to pay any supplements.
That has worked for me in the past...

If all else fails, this site helped a lot. Almost as much as TP ;)

[ Edit: Edited on Sep 25, 2007, at 5:03 PM by angela_ ]

7. Posted by kidintown (Budding Member 59 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Thanks a lot guys!

I am a relaxed soul (for) now! ;)

Angela - the site is soooo resourceful - just like travelling on Eurail already.

Thanks again!