Munich to Prague, Prague to Bratislava, Bratislava to Budapest, Budapest to Vienna, and Vienna to Munich. Is the Eurail Global Pass the best option?

we want to travel from munich to prague to bratislava to budapest to vienna and returning to munich. is the global pass the best way to go? can we wait and make reservations at the various train stations as we move along?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 30, 2017 16:48
    Hi Michael,

    For travel through that many countries, your best option would be the Eurail Global Pass, yes. For the Eurail Global Pass, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html.

    For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase 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 Global Pass').

    Reservations are able to be purchased at stations, but it is recommended that they be purchased in advance, before departing for Europe.

    Munich to Prague (with a Eurail Global Pass)

    The fastest way from Munich to Prague is actually by bus. This particular bus is an IC Bus, which does happen to be covered by the Eurail Global Pass. Buses from Munich to Prague would just require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass; however, these reservations are currently not able to be purchased through our website. Instead, you would purchase these reservations by calling us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.

    Prague to Bratislava (with a Eurail Global Pass)

    From Prague to Bratislava, you would take a direct EC (EuroCity) train. On the EC trains from Prague to Bratislava, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. Generally, trains on this route can only be reserved within 60 days of an intended departure date.

    Bratislava to Budapest (with a Eurail Global Pass)

    From Bratislava to Budapest, you would again take a direct EC train. On the EC trains from Bratislava to Budapest, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. Generally, trains on this route can only be reserved within 60 days of an intended departure date.

    Budapest to Vienna (with a Eurail Global Pass)

    From Budapest to Vienna, you would take a Railjet or an EC train. On these trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. Generally, the trains from Budapest to Vienna can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.

    Vienna to Munich (with a Eurail Global Pass)

    To get from Vienna to Munich, you would take a direct Railjet train. On these trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. Generally, trains from Vienna to Munich can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.
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