Ok so I know that the youth pass is 26 and under and you get fantatstic discounts on traveling. What if I am 27 and going to Germany to study abroad and they are giving me a student card. Will I still be able to use that for the student discounts on the railway even though I am not under 26? or is it no good because I am 27. How does that work? Any help would be great. I am trying to plan my trip but am not sure what prices to use for the railway.
Deutsche Bahn (German rail, www.bahn.de) has no student discounts if you buy the regular tickets. It therefore does not matter that you are 27.
The Eurail pass you stumbled upon (www.eurail.com) is specifically for tourists. It can be useful to you, but it is not the only option. Always compare the cost of the Eurail pass to the costs of normal tickets, including special offers and plane and bus tickets.
I could give you a better answer if you wrote more about where you will be travelling to and where you will be studying.
I guess I was a little vague. I will be staying in Berlin for four weeks and will be staying with a school next to the Brandenburg gate. After schooling I plan on traveling. I have started with an itinerary but then become a little overwhelmed with how to get around. After Berlin I will be traveling to Amsterdam, London, Scotland, Ireland, Paris etc. My student ID card is good for one year so I thought maybe I would be able to use it for discounts on busses and trains but I was unsure if it was only good if I am under 26 years old.
Get an ISIC card aside from the student card you recieve from the university in Berlin. Or is your question about the ISIC card?
I cannot help you much with the age question, but from my experience discounts vary. Some places give you discounts because you are under 26, some places give you discounts because you are a student, some because you got red hair... you get my drift.
After Berlin I will be traveling to Amsterdam, London, Scotland, Ireland, Paris etc.
You might want to post more details, a rough initiary with dates of travel. It will make helping you easier. Essentially you are looking for the cheapest ways to get from A to B, aren't you?
[ Edit: Edited on 25-Mar-2009, at 09:33 by t_maia ]