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1. Posted by aoiii (Budding Member 13 posts) 8y

im trying to get a 3 or 4 countries eurail pass.
but what does the 5 days in 2 months mean like in this link
http://www.eurail.com/eurail_select_pass_4_countries?currency=usd
does it mean that i can spend up to 5 days of travel time on the train?

also does that mean i can go from Rome -> Florence -> Milan -> Paris -> Nantes -> Madrid as long as i dont spend more than 5 days of travel time on the train??

someone please explain to me :) thanks.

[ Edit: Edited on Sep 14, 2008, at 2:28 AM by aoiii ]

2. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Yes. And you can actually get more than that.

Quoting Eurail

Q: What is a travel day on my Eurail Pass?

A: A travel day is considered any travel between 12 midnight on one day to 12 midnight of the following day (i.e. a 24 hour period). An additional benefit is the 7PM rule: If you board a direct, overnight train after 7pm on a certain day, then only the following day (the day of arrival of the night train) is counted as a travel day. On your Eurail Pass, you would write the day of arrival on the pass prior to boarding the overnight train. You effectively will receive 5 hours of travel for free! Please note: travel cannot begin before 00h01 on the first day of the overall validity period of the Pass. If your first travel day is for example Wednesday 6 August, you cannot use the '7 pm rule' on Tuesday the 5th yet.

3. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y

Quoting aoiii

also does that mean i can go from Rome -> Florence -> Milan -> Paris -> Nantes -> Madrid as long as i dont spend more than 5 days of travel time on the train??

someone please explain to me :) thanks.

True that u get 5 days of travel in trains, but be careful for most of the high speed trains in France u need to pay a supplement even if u have Eurail Pass, plus u need compulsory reservations if ur boarding high speed trains like TGV, etc.

4. Posted by aoiii (Budding Member 13 posts) 8y

Quoting arif_kool

Quoting aoiii

also does that mean i can go from Rome -> Florence -> Milan -> Paris -> Nantes -> Madrid as long as i dont spend more than 5 days of travel time on the train??

someone please explain to me :) thanks.

True that u get 5 days of travel in trains, but be careful for most of the high speed trains in France u need to pay a supplement even if u have Eurail Pass, plus u need compulsory reservations if ur boarding high speed trains like TGV, etc.

do i have to pay supplement if i only have a small backpack? and does 'compulsory reservation' mean that u have to pay more or??? sorry i dont know anything about the rail systems in EU.

5. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Quoting aoiii

Quoting arif_kool

Quoting aoiii

also does that mean i can go from Rome -> Florence -> Milan -> Paris -> Nantes -> Madrid as long as i dont spend more than 5 days of travel time on the train??

someone please explain to me :) thanks.

True that u get 5 days of travel in trains, but be careful for most of the high speed trains in France u need to pay a supplement even if u have Eurail Pass, plus u need compulsory reservations if ur boarding high speed trains like TGV, etc.

do i have to pay supplement if i only have a small backpack? and does 'compulsory reservation' mean that u have to pay more or??? sorry i dont know anything about the rail systems in EU.

Supplement in this case is like a surcharge for using the high speed trains. You have to pay even if you are not carrying any bag.

Compulsory reservation means you must book a seat (using the Eurail pass) in order to ride on the high speed trains.

More answers can be found in the Eurail Reservations FAQs.

6. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y

Quoting aoiii

does 'compulsory reservation' mean that u have to pay more or???

The link given by Hien is a good one !!! u can get many of your questions answered there !!

Yes, compulsory reservations means u have to pay more, the reservation fee is ranges for 10-30 euros in different countries !!