Global Eurail Pass Germany-Poland

If I take a train from Munich, Germany to Warsaw, Poland will my Eurail Global Pass cover that? I understand that within Poland the pass can not be used. However, will getting into Poland be a problem?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) July 22, 2013 16:52
    Hi,

    A daytime connection from Munich to Warsaw would involve changing trains once in Berlin along the way; however, a Eurail Global Pass actually would not cover the train from Berlin to Warsaw. To take the train from Berlin to Warsaw, you would purchase regular tickets by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com. Generally, the trains from Berlin to Warsaw can only be booked within 60 days of an intended date of departure.

    The Eurail Global Pass would just cover your train from Munich to Berlin. In addition to the pass, reservations would be highly recommended on this train. You would purchase reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on our homepage, instead of 'Find Fares & Schedules'. Generally, trains from Munich to Berlin can be reserved within 90 days of an intended date of departure.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) July 22, 2013 18:04
    Otherwise, an overnight connection from Munich to Warsaw would involve changing trains once in Vienna along the way, with the train from Vienna to Warsaw being the overnight train.

    With this option, the Eurail Global Pass would only cover the ticket costs for your travel up to the Czech-Poland border on the night train from Vienna to Warsaw. To cover you for once cross over in Poland, you would purchase separate tickets from the town of Zebrzydowice (at the Czech-Poland border) to Warsaw. The tickets that will be valid to cover you for the portion of the route from Zebrzydowice to Warsaw aren't able to be purchased on our website, but they would be able to be purchased by calling us at 1-800-622-8600. Even though you would be purchasing tickets that display Zebrzydowice as a departure point, that does not mean you would actually have to get off the train there en route between Vienna and Warsaw. You would remain on the train until it arrives to your destination of Warsaw. You would only be purchasing these tickets so that you'll be covered for the portion of this route that's in Poland.

    In addition to the Eurail Global Pass and the the tickets from Zebrzydowice to Warsaw, the night train from Vienna to Warsaw would require reservations. Reservations on this train can be purchased by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com.

    Since the Eurail Global Pass by itself does not cover the entire route of the night train from Vienna to Warsaw, you would actually have to indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'European East Pass' when prompted, in order to be quoted the reservation fees and purchase the reservations. While on board the night train from Vienna to Warsaw, you would then just show your Eurail Global Pass, your tickets from Zebrzydowice to Warsaw, and your reservations.

    Also, in addition to the Eurail Global Pass, reservations are highly recommended on trains from Munich to Vienna. Reservations on trains from Munich to Vienna can be purchased under 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on our homepage as well. Since the Eurail Global Pass covers the full route from Munich to Vienna, you can just indicate that you'll be traveling with a Eurail Global Pass when prompted, as opposed to another type of pass.

    Generally, trains from Munich to Vienna and the night train from Vienna to Warsaw can be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure.
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