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Alert: Western European Train Alliance Forming

Alert: Western European Train Alliance Forming

We chanced upon this article in Der Spiegel about plans to create a train alliance between the national train systems of Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, and the UK’s Eurostar. The partnership—internally known as Railteam—will offer frequent rider points and also integrate various national high-speed rail line routes. The goal is to compete » Read more

Train Flash: New Eurail Passes

Train Flash: New Eurail Passes

This month, Eurail is introducing two new Regional Passes: the Germany-Poland and Czech-Germany passes. Both passes are valid for five, six, eight, or ten days of travel within a two month period. The Germany-Poland Adult Pass starts at $375 for five days and tops out at $564 for ten days. The price range for the » Read more

The Night Train Strategy: Still A Money Saver

The Night Train Strategy: Still A Money Saver

You’re strolling around Venice when suddenly it strikes: an insatiable craving for Mélange mit Schlagobers. Where did this hankering for the whipped, caffeinated Austrian delight come from? Who knows? In any case, you need to get yourself to Vienna pronto. Taking the night train from Venice to Vienna is an old Cheapo trick. Why does » Read more

France: Head East This Summer on the TGV Est

France: Head East This Summer on the TGV Est

France’s new high-speed train link TGV Est was officially inaugurated last Thursday, though Cheapos will have to wait until June 10 for commercial service to begin. Travel time between Paris and Strasbourg will be cut to 2 hours and 20 minutes from the current 3 hours and 50 minutes. Links to Luxembourg, the Swiss cities » Read more

Cheap Austria-Germany Overnight Train Fares!

Cheap Austria-Germany Overnight Train Fares!

Austrian train station (Photograph: CI & M / Robert Deopito) OeBB, the Austrian state railways, today announced some super-cheap overnight train deals, good through March 30. OeBB’s “Stand-pending availability, of course. The routes are Vienna-Berlin, Vienna-Hamburg, and Vienna-Dortmund. These routes include stops at several other German cities along the way, including Leipzig (en route to » Read more