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1. Posted by kidintown (Budding Member 59 posts) 9y

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) 9y

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) 9y

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) 9y

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) 9y

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) 9y

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) 9y

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!