Eurail Pass? Flexi-Pass? Any Pass?
EuroCheapo's Guide to Choosing a Rail Pass

Between low-cost air travel and express trains that charge extra fees, train travel in Europe has never seemed more, well, expensive. We don't like expensive, and dear Cheapos, neither do you.

The thing is that we love trains. Love them. There's nothing like train travel to focus a journey emotionally and geographically. We don't want to stop traveling by train in Europe. And they're just so romantic (plus you can even get rail discounts for couples!).

Luckily there are ways to squeeze maximum value out of train travel in Europe. Rail passes are usually a good bet for saving money on train travel. Additionally, they simplify train travel immeasurably. You've already got your ticket.

But rail passes aren't always the cheapest way to take trains in Europe. Sometimes it's cheaper to buy point-to-point tickets, just like the locals.

Also, keep in mind that even with the purchase of a train pass, you will often be required to purchase seat reservations and sometimes even pay a supplement. You'll need to research the fine print attached to any pass you are considering purchasing. Similarly, though, if you do your research it is possible to snag a deal.

So much to learn... which is why we wrote this guide. Welcome to EuroCheapo's guide to rail passes in Europe!

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The EuroCheapo Guide to Choosing a Rail Pass
Eurail Pass Overview Eurail Pass Types
Choosing a rail pass
Rail pass types and what they cover
How the rail pass works once you've bought it
Choosing your train
Train types and what they mean
Overnight trains
Pass protection insurance

Eurail Pass Overview
Consecutive Day Passes
Flexible Travel Passes
Other Passes: Regional and National
Austria-Slovenia-Croatia Pass
Austria Railpass
Benelux Tourrail Pass
Britrail Pass
Czech FlexiPass
FinnRail Pass
France-Germany Pass
France-Italy Pass/Saverpass
France-Spain Pass/Saverpass
France-Switzerland Pass
Germany-Austria Pass
Germany-Benelux Pass
Germany-Denmark Pass
Germany-Switzerland Pass
Eurail Greece Pass
Greece-Italy Pass
Hungarian Flexipass
Hungary-Slovenia-Croatia Pass
Italian Trenitalia Pass
Norway Railpass
Portuguese Railpass
Romania-Hungary Pass
Romanian Railpass
ScanRail Pass
Spain-Portugal Pass
Spain Railpass


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