Going from Amsterdam to Berlin: Do I need Germany on my pass?

I'll be leaving from Amsterdam to go to Berlin, but won't be taking the train within Germany at all (excepting for that one train). Do I still need to add Germany to the countries, or will the Benelux pass suffice (I'll also have France and Switzerland).
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 06, 2018 20:26
    Hi Conor,

    If you'll be taking a train from Berlin to Amsterdam without Germany included on your rail pass, then you would still need to purchase a ticket to cover you from the Dutch/German border to Berlin. Specifically, the ticket you need would be from the town of Bad Bentheim at the border to Berlin. However, this ticket would cost more than the difference between costs of the 3 and 4 country options of the Eurail Select Pass. Therefore, it would be more economical for you to purchase the 4 country option of the Eurail Select Pass to include Germany, in addition to the Benelux, France, and Switzerland.

    For the 4 country Eurail Select Pass, you would click here: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879.

    On the direct trains from Amsterdam to Berlin, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Amsterdam to Berlin by searching the route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 4 Countries’).

    Generally, the Amsterdam-Berlin trains can be reserved up to 180 days in advance of a departure.

    If you do not include Germany on your rail pass and you need to purchase the Bad Bentheim-Berlin border ticket, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600 or 1-847-916-1028. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.
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