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1. Posted by melodym (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Hello!!
I'm planing to buy a Eurail Scandinavian pass for this summer. But..the website sort of confuses me and I need some clarification on how these passes work. So, what I get from it is that, you go to the train station whenever you want to travel and just show them your pass? Or do you have to reserve ahead of time? It'd be nice is someone could give me some advice :)
Thanks!
Melody

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

Depends upon the country and the train whether you have to reserve. For some trains you need to reserve a seat, other trains you just hop on. Reservations can usually be done 1 day in advance or even right before departure. And you show your pass on the train to the conductor, not at the train station.

You should also calculate whether the Eurail pass is really worth it - draw up a rough initiary and and check train, bus and plane fares for where you want to go to.

3. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

As Post#2# says, calculate whether a Eurail Pass is worth it. Often - a local service is cheaper than getting a Eurail Pass and making a saving on the more expensive prices.

4. Posted by melodym (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Thanks!! I think it's the best option for me because trains in Scandinavia are $$ :/

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

Hi !
Im new here. But i travel every year to Europe for two or three months.
I have to say the eurail is okay. But in my last trip. I lost my ticket and i had the security pass.
This security pass according them let you be refund in case of lost.
I send all documents they asked and its 10 months i send everghing.
And i never receive my refund. I send email to them and they always answer me "in some months you gonna receive it".
This story it been taking a long time.
I dont trust in this company anymore.
And this is a disrespect with clients around the world.

thks

6. Posted by renatolaza (Budding Member 23 posts) 7y

Hello
how much would it cost a train trip from Milano to Madrid
has any of you done this or is it a bad idea?
lm going to Milano in Sept 2009.

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

Hi Renato,

A general tip: next time, it's better to start a new thread if you have a new question. You'll get better replies that way.

As to your question: Euronight 11274 runs from Milano to Barcelona, from where you can change to national Spanish trains to Madrid. I have no idea what a regular ticket would cost approximately; EN tickets generally cannot be booked over the internet. Best contact a travel agent, or call the Trenitalia call center (0039 06 68475475).

It may be cheaper to go by bus; check the Eurolines Italia website (you need to create a profile to get price quotes).