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Can I take the same route twice or do a roundtrip using the Central Europe Triangle Pass? What trains can I take with it?

Q1.Can I take the route twice?
Ex. Wien-Salzburg (Via Linz)
one day: Wien-Linz, the next day: Linz-Wien
I would like to know if I can take the route more than one time because the website shows it is a one-way trip.
Q2. Do all of the trains showed on this website schedule I can take?
I am not sure what kinds of trains I can choose for this pass.
Thanks a lot.

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  • Jeff (Official Rep) March 15, 2012 15:39

    The Central Europe Triangle Pass is valid on any train running along the routes covered by the pass. However, with this pass, you would not be able to take one of the routes twice or do a roundtrip, such as the one you suggested between Vienna and Linz.

    The Central Europe Triangle Pass is only valid to cover the ticket costs for one of the following 2 itineraries:

    1.) Vienna - Budapest - Prague - Vienna
    2.) Vienna - Salzburg - Prague - Vienna

    You can start in one of those cities and just follow the triangle back to your starting point, and it would not be possible to do any backtracking.

    If you are just doing a roundtrip between Vienna and Linz, then I would just recommend that you purchase regular point-to-point tickets for those trains under 'Check Fares and Schedules' on the homepage of our website.

    If you are also doing other traveling in addition to your roundtrip between Vienna and Linz, but it doesn't meet the parameters of the Central Europe Triangle Pass, then you might want to consider purchasing a European East Pass (which covers the ticket costs for travel in Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland) or a 3 country Eurail Select Pass to include Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. Keep in mind, however, that the trains between Prague and Budapest run through Slovakia, which isn't able to be included on the Eurail Select Pass. Therefore, if you opt to purchase the 3 country Eurail Select Pass, and you are traveling direct between Prague and Budapest, a supplement would be payable locally to pass through Slovakia en route.

    If your travel will just be within Austria, then you can purchase a Eurail Austria Pass or else just point-to-point tickets for each trip.

    Information for the European East Pass can be found here:

    Information for the Eurail Select Pass can be found here:

    Information for the Eurail Austria Pass can be found here:
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