Frankfurt - Dresden - Prague - Salzburg - Munich

Travelling high season in August, looking to arrive and do a loop as per above...would this simply be a 3 country pass with 4 travel days? Can I return to Munich Airport or do I have to go to the City Centre/Munich and make arrangements to get to the airport . I arrive at Frankfurt Airport but depart from Munich. Regards
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) May 23, 2017 21:30
    Hi Daniel,

    For the itinerary you laid out, you would purchase the 3 country option of the Eurail Select Pass to include Germany, the Czech Republic, and Austria. For the Eurail Select Pass, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html.

    With this pass, the minimum number of 'travel days' is 5. Therefore, if you'll only be taking trains on 4 separate days, then you would just purchase this pass for the minimum of 5 days within 2 months.

    For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Three Country Select Pass').

    Frankfurt Airport to Dresden

    From Frankfurt Airport to Dresden, you would take a direct ICE (InterCity Express) train. On these trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. Generally, trains from the Frankfurt Airport to Dresden can be reserved up to 180 days in advance of a departure. The ride takes about 4.5 hours in duration. The ride takes just under 2.5 hours.

    Dresden to Prague

    From Dresden to Prague, you would take a direct EC (EuroCity) train. On these trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. Generally, trains from Dresden to Prague can be reserved up to 180 days in advance of a departure.

    Prague to Salzburg

    A connection from Prague to Salzburg takes just under 6 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Linz along the way.

    On trains from Prague to Linz and Linz to Salzburg, reservations would just be recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. Trains from Linz to Salzburg are Railjet trains. When purchasing reservations for this route, you would just break up your search once in Linz. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Prague to Linz and another search for connecting trains from Linz to Salzburg.

    Salzburg to Munich Airport

    A connection from Salzburg to the Munich Airport takes just over 2.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in the city of Munich en route.

    From Salzburg to Munich, there are either Railjet trains or Meridian trains. On the Railjet trains, reservations would be recommended as a supplement to the pass. In contrast, the Meridian trains don't accept reservations, so the rail pass would be all that is needed to board. These trains follow along the scenic Rosenheim-Salzburg Railway for a duration of the trip. Generally, the Railjet trains between Salzburg and Munich can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure.

    On the trains from Munich to Munich Airport, you would just show your rail pass to board. Schedules for these particular trains are not able to be viewed on our website; however, they depart 6 times every hour throughout the day, and the ride takes about 40-45 minutes.
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