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Eurorail pass

Mumbai, India
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Eurorail pass

Hi,

Wanted to check if we should consider buying a eurorail pass.

We plan to cover Munich, Salzburg, zell am see, Innsbruck, lake Garda, Venice and Milan

Most travel distance is Max 3 hrs on train. Except from Milan we need to head back to Munich for a flight back home.

Thanks,

G

5 replies to this topic
Burnley, United...
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for Vienna
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1. Re: Eurorail pass

Generally it’s cheapest to buy individual tickets as far ahead as possible rather than a pass.

Vienna, Austria
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for Vienna, Austria, Innsbruck
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2. Re: Eurorail pass

You do not need a pass, which by the way is often more expensive than buying discounted tickets, or local savers.

For instance, you can inexpensively travel from Munich to Salzburg using the 'Bavaria Ticket', a cheap day pass for small groups, good for the use of local and regional trains (no express trains!).

No need to buy in advance, simply purchase it from a ticket vending machine in Munich. Just do a research beforehand and familiarize yourself with the few constraints (e.g. 9am rule on weekdays, train categories permitted).

From Salzburg to Zell am See as well as from Zell am See to Innsbruck you can make use of the "Einfach Raus Ticket' of Austrian Railways ÖBB, which is similar to the Bavaria Ticket. Again, take some time and read about the constraints (again 9am rule on weekdays, train categories permitted).

Edited: 10 June 2018, 19:42
Mumbai, India
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3. Re: Eurorail pass

Thanks

Ruling out eurorail pass

Can someone explain the difference between Bavarian and einfach raus tickets.

Those tickets are a lot cheaper, so what's the deal? Is it valid only on slow trains.

Like I just saw Munich to Salzburg is 2 hrs 20 mins by train. Will a Bavarian or einfach raus ticket prohibit travel on such trains. How long would these slower trains take??

Vienna, Austria
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for Vienna, Austria, Innsbruck
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4. Re: Eurorail pass

Please re-read what has been explained in reply #2, and do a search on these products using Google as well as the search function of the forum. Info can also be found on the offical websites:

www.bahn.de (German Railways)

www.oebb.at/en (Austrian Railways)

Bavaria Ticket = good for train travel in Bavaria (Germany), also valid to Salzburg (but not beyond!)

Einfach-Raus-Ticket = good for train travel in Austria (all states).

Edited: 10 June 2018, 22:30
York, United Kingdom
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5. Re: Eurorail pass

Bavaria ticket only valid after 9am on weekdays. No restrictions weekend. Also covers transport within Munich. Good for groups up to 5. Only valid on regional trains which are only a few minutes slower than Railjet services.

Einfachraus good for groups but restricted to the booked train only.

As Michael says—-all info is online

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