I don't understand when it says I have "unlimited" travel but also a choice of 2, 3, 4 etc days to travel? What does "unlimited" mean relating to rail passes?

HI I don't understand when it says the I have unlimited travel but also a choice of 2,3,4 etc days to travel. Can someone explains if we get one or the other ? or how it works
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) October 16, 2014 18:46
    Thank you for your question, Adriana.

    Since words like "flexible" and "unlimited travel" can be interpreted different ways, I would just say to disregard that and go by this:

    Rail passes may be offered in two formats: flexi and consecutive.

    Most rail passes are only offered in flexi form. A flexipass allows for a set number of travel days, which must be completed within a longer time frame (which is either 1 month or 2 months, depending on the pass).

    'Travel days' on a flexipass refer to how many separate days you plan on using your rail pass. A rail day is a 24 hour period from midnight to midnight. You may take as many trains as you wish during the 24 hour time frame and still only use one day of travel on a pass. For instance, if you were take a day train from 'city A' to 'city B' and then take a connecting train to 'city C' on the same day, then you would only use up one day of travel on your rail pass. In contrast, if you were to take that connecting train to 'city C' on the next day, then you would use up 2 days of rail travel on your pass.

    One important rule to remember is that if you happen to take a night train that departs prior to 7 pm to arrive into the destination the next morning, then 2 days of rail travel will be used up on a rail pass. Most night trains; however, do depart after 7 pm, in which case only 1 day of rail travel would be used up on a rail pass.

    In contrast, the consecutive day passes allow for unlimited train travel within a set time frame. For instance, if you were to purchase the 8 day consecutive pass, then you would be entitled to unlimited travel within that time frame of 8 days.
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