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eurail - Pass or Point to Point - Help

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eurail - Pass or Point to Point - Help

Hello, I am trying to plan a two week backpacking trip and am having trouble understanding which is the best rail pass (or point to point) to purchase.

Our itinerary is as follows:

Arrive in London - 2 days

Eurostar to Brussels - Eurail to Amsterdam - Stay 2 days

Overnight from Amsterdam to Berlin - Stay 2 days

Overnight from Berlin to Rome - Stay 4 days

Overnight from Rome to Paris - Stay 3 days

Eurostar from Paris to London - 1 day

Leave from London

Will it be better to get the Eurail select pass or would it get better to get point-to-point tickets?

Also we are having trouble figuring out how to make the reservations. We are going from July 5th - July 19th so I dont know if we need to make the Rail reservations before we leave for london or if we will be okay waiting until we get there?

Any help would be much appreciated!!

Thank you

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1. Re: eurail - Pass or Point to Point - Help

The only way to know which is the best option is to do the math. Compare the price of the pass with all it's fee with the cost of PTP tickets. Buy the cheaper option.


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2. Re: eurail - Pass or Point to Point - Help

A Eurail Pass will not cover any Eurostar chunnel trains.

There is no overnight train from Berlin to Rome, and the ride takes at least 18 hours. The night train from Amsterdam to Berlin leaves at 17:01 and arrives at 4:28 a.m.

With your itinerary, I believe you would save both time and money if you just booked through budget airlines. See



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