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Eurail Adult Select Pass + Overnight

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1. Posted by BoomBoomWo (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

If I purchase an adult Eurail Select Pass (1st class seating), would overnight accomodations be included in this? If not, how much extra are they and how do I go about making a reservation? I searched the website but it's not very clear on this specific issue. Thank you for your help.

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

With the Eurail pass you only buy transport on the trains, nothing else.

You have to arrange for your own accomodation, just as if you booked a plane ticket or rode on the greyhound bus in the USA.

A cheap place to stay would be hostels. See the link "Accomodation" on the left hand side, and select "Budget Accomodation".

BTW, since you can only see 2-3 cities in 10 days I would recommend that you fly between them. The cities you listed in your previous post are all far away from each other. Plus if you are set on the train you could buy point-to-point tickets, this would work out cheaper than a Eurail pass.

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Jun-2009, at 11:16 by t_maia ]

3. Posted by BoomBoomWo (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

Sorry, what I meant was are sleepers/berths on the trains included with the pass if you are taking an overnight train?

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

Depends upon the train. Usually you have to pay extra for the couchette, which is around 30 EUR.

5. Posted by BoomBoomWo (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

Quoting t_maia

Depends upon the train. Usually you have to pay extra for the couchette, which is around 30 EUR.

Thanks! I'm thinking I may be better off without the pass, as you mentioned.

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

Tip: If you tell us the cities you have picked we can help you find cheap tickets between them. Either by bus, plane or train.

7. Posted by BoomBoomWo (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

Quoting t_maia

Tip: If you tell us the cities you have picked we can help you find cheap tickets between them. Either by bus, plane or train.

Sure, though my trip is in the (very) rough planning stages right now. Here's what I'm thinking so far:

Geneva - Berlin
Berlin - Vienna
Vienna - Venice
Venice - Rome
Rome - Geneva

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

Quoting BoomBoomWo


Geneva - Berlin
Berlin - Vienna
Vienna - Venice
Venice - Rome
Rome - Geneva

All in 10 days? Sorry, but are you crazy? That would be a 3 weeks trip, not a 10 days trip.

To answer your question:

Geneva-Berlin: easyjet flies this route for 29 EUR one-way

Berlin-Vienna: either plane or train. There are train specials available for 29 EUR one-way, but the train takes about 7 hours. IIRC Germanwings flies this route for 19 EUR.

Vienna-Venice: Train. There is a night train, specials are available from 19 EUR on.

Venice-Rome: Train. The Eurostar train take about 4 hours.

Rome-Geneva: Difficult. There are very few trains that go north from Italy into Switzerland. It might be cheaper/better to fly.

If you are flying in from the USA you might be better off flying into one city and departing from another. Say you fly into Munich, then go to Vienna or Berlin and fly out of Rome.

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

Maia's right: for just 10 days, this is outrageous. Better stick to 2 cities and take your time to explore. Can I suggest Amsterdam? ;)

10. Posted by BoomBoomWo (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

Hah no don't worry, I'm thinking of doing a longer trip with this itinerary - I'm brave, but not that brave!