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1. Posted by AkramSalem (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

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) 9y Star this if you like it!

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) 9y Star this if you like it!

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) 9y Star this if you like it!

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) 8y Star this if you like it!

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