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What are the differences in class for Eastern Europe?

what the difference in accomodations between first and second class on rail europe east pass, 5 countries? we'll be traveling for 15 days, is it worth it? do we get meals? sleeping quaters?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) March 16, 2012 16:50
    Hi Liz,

    On trains in Europe, 1st class offers more comfortable and larger seats, more leg room, and is sometimes less crowded with fewer seats per train car. First class train cars also may tend to be quieter than the 2nd class train cars. Some trains may have bar cars, where meals can be purchased at an extra cost once on board. For the most comfortable travel experience, we do recommend booking your pass for 1st class.

    The class of service for sleeping compartments on night trains is generally determined by how many people a particular compartment sleeps. Single and double compartments are generally considered 1st class, while triple compartments, 4 passenger couchettes and 6 passenger couchettes are generally considered 2nd class accommodations. Therefore, if you wish to reserve one compartment for as many as 3, 4 or 6 passengers, then you would just have to expect that it would be considered 2nd class. In that sense, you can often just disregard class of service on night trains.

    To view the type of sleeping compartment on a night train, you would click 'Select' listed with the fares when you pull up the results of your search on our website for a particular night train.
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