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1. Posted by HUSSMAN198 (Budding Member 20 posts) 8y

Hi thanks for reading.
I intend to travel through europe later this year mainly by train. Is there a good website where you can easily find and get prices and times for train travel point to point.?

2. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 8y

Rail Europe website may help with this.

3. Posted by Skinbo (Budding Member 24 posts) 8y

Try the Deutsche Bahn timetable website they have train times and prices for the whole of Europe, I used it throughout my trip.

4. Posted by HUSSMAN198 (Budding Member 20 posts) 8y

Thanks Deutsche Bahn website doesnt seam to want to give me prices for trips outside of germany?? am i doing anything wrong? or is there a better website? rail europe site seams to come up with very expensive prices... trying to find prices so i can decide on a rail pass or just get point to point tickets/

5. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

Look in the international trains article; there's a link there to an international journey planner. Price quotes for international journeys are only available from national carriers when there is a direct connection; for other itineraries you have to book through an agent. It would help if you're more specific about what you want to know; depending on how much you want to travel, getting a EUrail pass may be your best option.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 19, 2008, at 12:15 AM by bentivogli ]

6. Posted by HUSSMAN198 (Budding Member 20 posts) 8y

Thanks for your input bentivogli. we intend to start in paris head to southern german then through northern italy down into spain then head east alongth the south coast of france then down italy across to greece uo to romania to croatia up to cheq republic then across to the netherlands thats basically it....

7. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

You looked at the Eurail website?

Your best bet would probably be to buy some kind of EUrail pass for Germany, France and Italy, possibly including Spain. However, you're not gonna do a whole lot of travelling there, so a loose ticket may be cheaper. Eastern European trains are dirt cheap, so no need to go for a pass there, either.

If you stick to regional trains only, the need for a pass may disappear altogether. However, that would seriously slow you down, and you would probably not be able to do all you want to do.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 19, 2008, at 3:00 PM by bentivogli ]