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Eurorail from Munich to Turin

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Eurorail from Munich to Turin

First time travelling in Europe by rail. Looking for all advice I can get on the train connections and pass purchases to get from Munich to Turin in Oct/12. Probably go first class for 2 adults.

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1. Re: Eurorail from Munich to Turin

Eurorail is an agent - the trains are run by DB and Trenitalia. Look for the connections and prices on www.bahn.de.

You might have to buy one ticket to Verona on DB and another on Trenitalia for there to Turin.

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2. Re: Eurorail from Munich to Turin

Looking at dbahn, it looks like a transfer in Verona is your shortest time. The fastest routing I saw was a little over 9 hours. There is another routing through Venice, which is a night train Munich to Venice and then another train onto Turin. This routing takes longer, but you can sleep for much of it.

I don't know if a pass would be better than point-to-point tickets - you have to just price out your itinerary and compare.

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3. Re: Eurorail from Munich to Turin

Passes are never better than buying point to point tickets if you have a fixed itinerary. They are rarely worth it anyway as there are large discounts to be had on Intercity travel

The Italians no longer co-operate with the Germans on ticketting/info/servcies etc. A couple of years ago amongst a lot of arm waving threw all the toys out of the pram over a dispute over the German cross border Intercity services e.g. Munich - Verona. Since then the "childish" italians have not only refused to cooperate on info tickets etc but have even gone as far as omitting the "German" services off their website timetables as if they didn't exist.

As you have a fixed itinerary book Munich to Verona on www.bahn.de

YOu can book up to 92 days in advance and take advantage of any discounts.

e.g you can't book for October at the moment but for September Munich-Verona is from €39 (normal price €69.90)

For the next Italian leg use Italian rail www.fsitaliane.it

Please Note somebody may (on here or other forums) mention Trenitalia or Lefrecce websites. All 3 are official websites of Trenitalia but basically I find www.fsitaliane.it easier to use. Sometimes it has bad days and you might be transferred to lefrecce

Italian rail also has discounted fares. Then do MINI fares which give you a slight reduction. They have been offerring a new dsicount of "Super Economy" where you could get many Fast Frecciabianca or Eurostar services for only €9 !!

e.g

purely as an example for 5 September

Munich - Verona www.bahn.de

Dep 07:31

Arr: 12:58 costs €39

Verona - Turin via Milan www.fsitaliane.it www.lefrecce.it

Depart Verona 14:02

Arr Milano Centrale 15:25 €9 super Economy , €19 Economy , €30 Base

Dep Milano Centrale 16:10 €9 super Economy , €19 Economy , €30 Base

Arr Turin 17:10

So total can be had for €39 + €9 + €9 = €57

Please Note there are Regional services on the Venice (Verona) Milan Intercity line but those services are not show that far ahead and only pricing 7 days max. Cheap alternative if buying on the day as short distances not much difference in time but often half price or less - but booknig ahead can't beat €9 and you only have 1hrs wait at Verona station

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