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

Hi,

I hold a Eurail Global Youth Pass.
Which are the networks where I'd have to pay extra to travel?

Is ICE (InterCity Express) one of them?

Also, which is the cheapest way to get from Rome to Paris?

Thanks,

Apurva

2. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y

If u hold a Eurail global pass u must have got a booklet along with it which contains all the necessary instructions regarding the supplements to be paid, if any, in different countries.:) The same question u had asked some time back in a previous thread.

if u plan to travel from Rome to Paris, low cost airlines(easyjet, ryanair, airberlin) can be cheap if u book much in advance and depends on what time of the year u intend to travel.

Coming back to ur Eurail pass, from where have u purchased ur global pass?

Arif

3. Posted by Skinbo (Budding Member 24 posts) 9y

You must pay for a compolusery reservation or supplement on particular high speed trains, sleeper trains or scenetic railways etc. on routes in most countries in europe if you do not mind taking a slower train or indirect route you can avoid them if you do not mind the inconvenience. ICE (InterCity Express) is a system of high speed trains and reservations are compulsory.

4. Posted by BlankFrack (Respected Member 280 posts) 9y

Also it should be said that in most cases (there are exceptions) the supplement you pay is quite small. I've never understood why some people with rail passes seem to want to go incredibly out of their way just to avoid paying a supplement of 2 or 3 Euros.

5. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 9y

This site might help, it really helped me when I was wondering about supplements.

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

Quoting Skinbo

ICE (InterCity Express) is a system of high speed trains and reservations are compulsory.

That's wrong.

For the ICE, IC and EC trains in Germany reservation has never been compulsory, only highly recommended. Supplement is 7 (or 6) EUR, but Eurail holders do not need to pay it - only regular travellers.

7. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y

t-maia rightly said that ICE does not require reservation.

In fact i always travelled in ICE without a reservation and managed to get a seat on most of the occassions

Arif

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

Thanks Guys!

Arif - the previous question was similar, I agree. :)
But as the travel date is approaching, I'm getting nervy
and what better place to learn more? :)