What is a Continuous Pass?

Please explain, "The continuous pass is available for 15 days, 21 days, 1 month, 2 months or 3 months.• The flexipass is available for 5 days of travel within a 10 day period or your choice of 10 or 15 days of travel within a 2 month period." Is this saying that with a continuous pass, you are not allowed to spend a few days in a country, then ride train to another country? So, you will CONTINUOSLY be on a train with stops in between? And Flexipass allows you to stay overnight in several countries, then ride train again? I have the option of 17 days within 17 days travel or a month travel. I will only need the pass for 14 days-I want to travel to several countries and spend 2-3 days in each. So, I do not understand "continuous". Thanks!
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) February 06, 2017 17:17

    Relating to a rail pass, the word 'continuous' does not mean to imply that you would be on the train the entire time. It is just meant to mean 'unlimited'.

    Rail passes can be offered in two different basic formats: 'consecutive' ('continuous') and 'flexi'.

    Continuous just means that you would be allowed unlimited travel within the indicated time frame. Therefore, if you were to purchase the 15 day 'continuous' pass, that means you would be entitled to unlimited travel within that time frame of 15 days.

    In contrast,a 'flexipass' allows for a set number of travel days that must be completed within a longer time frame. 'Travel days' on a 'flexipass' refer to how many separate days you plan on using your rail pass. A ‘travel day’ is a 24-hour period from midnight to midnight. You may take as many trains as you wish during the 24-hour time frame and still only use one day of travel on a pass. For instance, if you were take a day train from 'city A' to 'city B' and then take a connecting train to 'city C' on the same day, then you would only use up one day of travel on your rail pass. In contrast, if you were to take that connecting train to 'city C' on the next day, that would constitute 2 days of rail travel on your pass.

    'Travel days' aren't applicable to the 'continuous' day passes, since these passes are for unlimited travel within the time frame allowed.
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