How many days of travel should we count for an over-night train?

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  • Information on travel on overnight trains may be found at http://goo.gl/XIaX4.

    The number of days used on your pass when traveling on an overnight train will vary depending upon the situation.

    Overnight train trips departing after 7:00pm and traveling through at least 4:00am (with no change of train) require the traveler to only enter the following day's date on the pass (which means only one travel day is counted).

    Overnight train trips departing after 7:00pm and traveling through at least 4:00am (with any change of train) count as two days of travel.

    Overnight train trips departing after 7:00pm and arriving before 4:00am counts as two days of travel.
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  • Train leaves at 9 p.m., train change at 8 a.m., is this charged as one day or two?
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  • Hello,

    i'll be travelling to France, Spain and Portugal this summer and i have a question about using the eurail select pass for overnight trains.

    I want to go from Paris to Barcelona , and a check on raileurope.com showed that i can take a train departing at 9pm and arriving around 11:45 am with a connection in Port Bou Spain. Knowing that a direct overnight train count as one day on the eurail select pass, i would like to know if my trip will count as one day or two days ? And if thats the case, can you suggest alternative routes that would count as one day ?

    Thanks a lot.

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Paris-Barcelona using one day of my Eurail select pass..
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  • I am planning to buy a 5 day/5 country select pass for my family. Are there any hidden costs in reserving seats on the trains.
    Coutnries we would like to visit are:
    Benelux; Germany; Denmark; Austria and Switzerland
    If we travel in overnight trains, does the trip count as 2 days or 1 day...that having left before midnight but arriving the next day.

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Night Train Reservations and Accommodations.
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  • If I get a 6 days france-Italy Railpass. When I take the overnight(9PM-6AM) train that is two days for my pass or one day?

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    Does night train (9PM-6AM) count as two days or one day for my pass?.
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    Hello,

    Though from a discussion here I learned that all night trains departing after 7pm shall take only one day off from the pass, I can't help but wondering if anyone could please let me know how many days IN TOTAL will be deducted from my Austria-Germany Pass if I took a day trip from Munich to Nuremberg then a late night (11:56PM departure) train to Vienna (arriving at Vienna on the next day, that is).

    Many many thanks in advance!

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    how many days in total shall be deducted in this case?.
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  • This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Saving a travel day on a night train that departs before 7pm.


    Hi,
    As I understand it, taking a night train occupies 2 travel days of a Eurail pass if it departs before 7pm and arrives after 4am because a travel day is taken as the lapse from midnight to midnight. My question is, if I have a reservation for one of these night trains, could I buy the part of the journey after midnight of the first day so as not to use a second travel day?
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  • This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Does an overnight trip count as one day or two?.


    I am traveling from Italy to France and have to take an overnight train to get to my destination. Would that count as travel on one day or two for a rail pass? In other words, should I get a four day or a five day pass?
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  • This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Advice sought on BritRail three-day consecutive party pass with overnight sleeper supplement.


    Seeking advice. A group of four adults who will always travel together as a party have the following plans. Take the Caledonian Sleeper overnight on a Monday night from Edinburgh to London. Take a day trip to Cardiff from London on Wednesday. I've priced out point-to-point vs railpass (BritRail), and it seems my best option is to book a three-day consecutive party pass. Then, add the sleeper supplement for the Caledonian Sleeper which departs at 23:40 on Monday. My question is does the 7PM rule apply in this situation? Would Tuesday be the first day of the three day consecutive pass allowing us train travel on Wednesday and Thursday? Or would Monday be the first day and Wednesday be the last day? Thanks!
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  • Hi John,

    Yes, the 7pm rule would apply in this case. So when you activate your RailPass, please let the station attendant know to put Tuesday as the first date of travel for your pass. If they enter in Monday, you will not be able to use the pass on Thursday.

    I hope this information helps you.

    Thanks,
    Jen
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  • Hi -

    I'm looking to get to Rome to Paris. There are no direct train lines but if I take a 7:20PM train from Rome to Milan, the Milan train leaves at 11:05pm and arrives in Paris at 9:55AM does that count as 1 or two days of travel?

    Thanks,
    Sara
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    • Hi Jeff,

      Thank you for following up. This may seem like a silly question but what is the difference between booking a reservation through eurail.com and raileurope.com?

      I'm planning on purchasing a 10 day global pass so are the days just counted after I make my reservation?
    • Jeff (Official Rep) November 25, 2015 22:19
      You're welcome, Sara.

      I'm sorry, but I'm not familiar with booking on the Eurail website. I know that, in the past, it wasn't even possible to purchase reservations through them. I'm not sure if that's still the case. The Rail Europe website is recommended because it serves as a 'one-stop shop' for rail passes and reservations, as well as regular tickets.

      The 'travel days' on your rail pass would not be 'counted' until you actually write in the dates on the pass itself. If you opt to purchase the 10 day flexi option of the Eurail Global Pass, the pass we send to you would have 10 slots where you would have to write in the dates for each of the 10 days you travel. You would do this as you go. In fact, I would not recommend doing this more than even a day in advance, because it cannot be corrected, and then that 'travel day' would not be able to be recovered should your plans change. On any given day that you use your rail pass, you would enter that day's date in the appropriate slot right before you board your first train.
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