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1. Posted by AkramSalem (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Hii
I'm planning on a trip from the UK .. It should be about 10 days ..
& I want to visit Italy , France & Spain .. So i have a couple of questions ..

Is it cheaper by train ? & If so , Is there any ticket that I can keep using instead of buying new one at each single destination ??

Thats what I had in mind .. Newcastle then Paris then Madrid then Rome & finally back to Newcastle .. Any suggestion ?
Thanks in advance

2. Posted by ofthesea (Full Member 46 posts) 7y

If you're from the UK, check out Interrail, it is available to anyone who is a resident of Europe (lived there for 6 months or more), and is essentially a train pass. You can get a global pass or choose regions. Alternatively, check out Eurail, same thing, but anyone can get one (regardless of where you live) and I think it is a tad more expensive in certain cases. Train passes are the cheaper option if you plan on using the train a lot.

3. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 7y

Environmentally unfriendly that it is, if you want to vist so many places in such a short space of time, you are better off using a budget airline to get to and from the continent. Ferries are slow and Eurostar is expensive (and I doubt whether you can use an Inter-rail ticket on it). From your itinerary, look to get a flight to Paris and use that as your base for rail travel.

4. Posted by galka_mak (Full Member 169 posts) 7y

I'd better chose Barcelona instead of Madrid. The city is even more interesting and the route is significantly shorter :)

5. Posted by martylilly (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y

there is a very convenient pass for 3 adjoining countries (Italy - France and Spain in your case), you can get it on railpass.com