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1. Posted by kimmykak (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

Can anyone recommend the best place to buy the Eurail passes? I have been looking on line and the prices seem to vary quite a bit from website to website and I wonder about the legitimacy of the cheaper ones. Anyone had any experience? Thanks!

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

First of all, you should ask yourself the question whether you really need one. In many cases, buying normal tickets or a national discount card of sorts turns out to be MUCH cheaper.

There have been a number of recent threads on this issue in the Europe forum. In case you hadn't noticed, there's a search button in the upper right corner of your screen.

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

You maybe aware - Eurail passes are not valid in Britain.
It's 100% on the ball what bentivogli says.... A Eurail Pass may work out to be a waste of your hard earned wedge, if you do local trains.

4. Posted by kimmykak (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

We are going through 13 countries by train so I'm not sure that local trains would be cheaper? I have been researching this on a few sites and so far they don't seem to be cheaper at all. I think it's because mostly we are not travelling within the one country, almost every time we are going from one country to another.
We are going flights and tours for our first leg, then train from Venice - Zermatt - Interlaken - Lucerne - Salzburg - Munich - Bruges - Amsterdam. Then flights again until Zagreb - Bled - Vienna - Czesky Krumlov - Prague - Kalisz (Poland to visit rellies) - Berlin. Then the rest is flights except one more train within Greece from Athens to Meteora and back.
If anyone disagrees that a rail pass is the best way to go for this and has another solution I would be very grateful to hear it!