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Prague to Berlin, Berlin to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Giessen, Giessen to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Brussels, & Brussels to London? Which rail pass? Can we use the rail pass on local trains as well?

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  • October 05, 2017 21:40
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html">London</a> for multiple days and you'll be using public transit to get around, you'd want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/london-travel-card/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/london-travel-card/index.html">London Travel Card</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/visitor-oyster-card/index.html" rel="nofollow">Visitor Oyster Card</a>', both of which would cover public transit networks in the city, including the Tube, London Overground, and city buses.<br /><br />To purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/london-travel-card/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/london-travel-card/index.html">London Travel Card</a>' you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/london-travel-card/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/activities/london-travel-card/indexhtml">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/london-travel-card/index.html</a>.<br /><br />To purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/visitor-oyster-card/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/visitor-oyster-card/index.html">Visitor Oyster Card</a>' you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/visitor-oyster-card/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/activities/visitor-oyster-card/indexhtml">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/visitor-oyster-card/index.html</a>.<br /><br />To browse other city passes for a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html" rel="nofollow">London</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/england/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/england/london/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/england/london/</a>..
  • October 05, 2017 21:37
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/prague/index.html" rel="nofollow">Prague</a>, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/czech-republic/prague/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/czech-republic/prague/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/czech-republic/prague/</a>.<br /><br />For a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow">Berlin</a>, you can view various city passes and tours by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/berlin/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/germany/berlin/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/berlin/</a>.<br /><br />For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt</a>, you can view various city passes and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/frankfurt/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/frankfurt/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/frankfurt/</a>.<br /><br />For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/brussels/index.html" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a>, you can view various city passes and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/belgium/brussels/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/belgium/brussels/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/belgium/brussels/</a>..
  • October 05, 2017 21:35
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains between different cities. With that as the case, a rail pass would generally not cover public transit networks (i.e. metro systems and buses) within European cities. A European city's public transportation network would require a separate kind of pass, specific to travel solely within that city, or else you would just pay locally.<br /><br />One exception is the S-Bahn commuter rail network in German cities (other than certain S-Bahn lines in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow">Berlin</a>).<br /><br />Any rail pass that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow">Germany</a> is valid to cover S-Bahn trains in German cities (with the exception of certain S-Bahn lines in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow">Berlin</a>).<br /><br />In <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow">Berlin</a>, a rail pass would only be valid on the following S-Bahn lines:<br /><br />1.) The main S-Bahn lines that cut east-west across the city along the corridor between the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/train-station/zoologischer-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/train-station/zoologischer-train-station.html">Zoologischer Garten station</a>, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/train-station/central-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/train-station/central-train-station.html">Hbf (Hauptbahnhof) station</a>, the Friedrichstrasse station, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/train-station/ostbahnhof-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/train-station/ostbahnhof-train-station.html">Ostbahnhof station</a>, and the Lichtenberg station. This includes S5, S7, and S75 but only between the segment between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/train-station/zoologischer-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/train-station/zoologischer-train-station.html">Zoologischer Garten</a> and Lichtenberg.<br /><br />2.) The S-Bahn lines that run north-south between the Gesundbrunnen and the Südkreuz station. These S-Bahn lines intersect with the east-west line mentioned above at the Friedrichstrasse station. These lines include S1 (although S1 doesn't go all the way to Südkreuz, so it would only be valid up to Friedrichstrasse), S2, and S25. On these S-Bahn lines, the pass would just not be valid to any stop north of the Gesundbrunnen station and any stop south of the Südkreuz station.<br /><br />The S-Bahn lines that feed into the lines mentioned above are the ones that would not be covered with a rail pass. However, there are regional 'Die Bahn' trains that run along these very same routes, for which a rail pass would be valid..
  • October 05, 2017 21:32
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />For this itinerary, you would purchase the 3 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/indexhtml">Czech Republic</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Germany</a>, and the Benelux. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belgium</a> is included as a part of the 'Benelux'. The Benelux covers <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belgium</a>, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Netherlands</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/luxembourg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luxembourg</a> and counts them together as one ‘country’ for the purpose of rail passes. Therefore, to account for Belgium, you would include the ‘Benelux’ as one of the countries on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Three Country Select Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Prague to Berlin</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/prague-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prague to Berlin</a> are EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. Generally, trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/prague/index.html" rel="nofollow">Prague</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html">Berlin</a> can only be reserved within 60 days of an intended departure date. The ride takes about 4.5 hours.<br /><br /><b><u>Berlin to Frankfurt</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/berlin-to-frankfurt.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/berlin-to-frankfurthtml">Berlin to Frankfurt</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations are also highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. Generally, trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow">Berlin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html">Frankfurt</a> can be reserved within 180 days of an intended departure date. This ride also takes about 4.5 hours.<br /><br /><b><u>Frankfurt to Giessen</u></b><br /><br />Between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frankfurt</a> and Giessen, there are either regional trains or IC (InterCity) trains. For this trip, you would not book reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. The ride one-way takes about 40 to 45 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Frankfurt to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-to-brussels.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-to-brussels.html">Frankfurt to Brussels</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. Generally, the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/brussels/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/brussels/index.html">Brussels</a> can be reserved within 90 to 120 days of an intended departure date. The ride only takes 3 to 3.5 hours.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to London</u></b><br /><br />As of just this year, any 3 country <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes the Benelux will cover the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html">Eurostar</a> trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brussels-to-london.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brussels-to-london.html">Brussels and London</a>. On <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> trains, reservations would just be required as a supplement to the pass. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that reservations be purchased as soon as possible. Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> can be reserved within 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure..
  • October 05, 2017 21:28
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />For this itinerary, you would purchase the 3 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/index.html">Czech Republic</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow">Germany</a>, and the Benelux. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow">Belgium</a> is included as a part of the 'Benelux'. The Benelux covers <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow">Belgium</a>, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow">Netherlands</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/luxembourg/index.html" rel="nofollow">Luxembourg</a> and counts them together as one ‘country’ for the purpose of rail passes. Therefore, to account for Belgium, you would include the ‘Benelux’ as one of the countries on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Three Country Select Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Prague to Berlin</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/prague-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow">Prague to Berlin</a> are EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. Generally, trains from Prague to Berlin can only be reserved within 60 days of an intended departure date. The ride takes about 4.5 hours.<br /><br /><b><u>Berlin to Frankfurt</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/berlin-to-frankfurt.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/berlin-to-frankfurt.html">Berlin to Frankfurt</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations are also highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. Generally, trains from Berlin to Frankfurt can be reserved within 180 days of an intended departure date. This ride also takes about 4.5 hours.<br /><br /><b><u>Frankfurt to Giessen</u></b><br /><br />Between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt</a> and Giessen, there are either regional trains or IC (InterCity) trains. For this trip, you would not book reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. The ride one-way takes about 40 to 45 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Frankfurt to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-to-brussels.html" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt to Brussels</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. Generally, the trains from Frankfurt to Brussels can be reserved within 90 to 120 days of an intended departure date. The ride only takes 3 to 3.5 hours.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to London</u></b><br /><br />As of just this year, any 3 country <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes the Benelux will cover the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> trains between Brussels and London. On <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html">Eurostar</a> trains, reservations would just be required as a supplement to the pass. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that reservations be purchased as soon as possible. Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> can be reserved within 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure..
  • May 26, 2017 16:44
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to If you'll be staying in London for multiple days and you'll be using public transit to get around, you'd want to consider purchasing either the 'London Travel Card' or the 'Visitor Oyster Card', both of which would cover public transit networks in the city, including the Tube, London Overground, and city buses.<br /><br />To purchase the 'London Travel Card' you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/london-travel-card/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/london-travel-card/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/london-travel-card/index.html</a>.<br /><br />To purchase the 'Visitor Oyster Card' you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/visitor-oyster-card/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/visitor-oyster-card/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/visitor-oyster-card/index.html</a>.<br /><br />To browse other city passes for a stay in London, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/england/london/" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/england/london/</a>..
  • May 26, 2017 16:43
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For a stay in Prague, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/czech-republic/prague/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/czech-republic/prague/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/czech-republic/prague/</a>.<br /><br />For a stay in Berlin, you can view various city passes and tours by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/berlin/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/berlin/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/berlin/</a>.<br /><br />For Frankfurt, you can view various city passes and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/frankfurt/" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/frankfurt/</a>.<br /><br />For Brussels, you can view various city passes and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/belgium/brussels/" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/belgium/brussels/</a>..
  • May 26, 2017 16:43
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains between different cities. With that as the case, a rail pass would generally not cover public transit networks (i.e. metro systems and buses) within European cities. A European city's public transportation network would require a separate kind of pass, specific to travel solely within that city, or else you would just pay locally.<br /><br />One exception is the S-Bahn commuter rail network in German cities (other than certain S-Bahn lines in Berlin).<br /><br />Any rail pass that includes Germany is valid to cover S-Bahn trains in German cities (with the exception of certain S-Bahn lines in Berlin).<br /><br />In Berlin, a rail pass would only be valid on the following S-Bahn lines:<br /><br />1.) The main S-Bahn lines that cut east-west across the city along the corridor between the Zoologischer Garten station, the Hbf (Hauptbahnhof) station, the Friedrichstrasse station, the Ostbahnhof station, and the Lichtenberg station. This includes S5, S7, and S75 but only between the segment between Zoologischer Garten and Lichtenberg.<br /><br />2.) The S-Bahn lines that run north-south between the Gesundbrunnen and the Südkreuz station. These S-Bahn lines intersect with the east-west line mentioned above at the Friedrichstrasse station. These lines include S1 (although S1 doesn't go all the way to Südkreuz, so it would only be valid up to Friedrichstrasse), S2, and S25. On these S-Bahn lines, the pass would just not be valid to any stop north of the Gesundbrunnen station and any stop south of the Südkreuz station.<br /><br />The S-Bahn lines that feed into the lines mentioned above are the ones that would not be covered with a rail pass. However, there are regional 'Die Bahn' trains that run along these very same routes, for which a rail pass would be valid..
  • May 26, 2017 16:42
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />For this itinerary, you would purchase the 3 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> for the Czech Republic, Germany, and the Benelux. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Belgium is included as a part of the 'Benelux'. The Benelux covers Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg and counts them together as one ‘country’ for the purpose of rail passes. Therefore, to account for Belgium, you would include the ‘Benelux’ as one of the countries on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Three Country Select Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Prague to Berlin</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Prague to Berlin are EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. Generally, trains from Prague to Berlin can only be reserved within 60 days of an intended departure date. The ride takes about 4.5 hours.<br /><br /><b><u>Berlin to Frankfurt</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Berlin to Frankfurt are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations are also highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. Generally, trains from Berlin to Frankfurt can be reserved within 180 days of an intended departure date. This ride also takes about 4.5 hours.<br /><br /><b><u>Frankfurt to Giessen</u></b><br /><br />Between Frankfurt and Giessen, there are either regional trains or IC (InterCity) trains. For this trip, you would not book reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. The ride one-way takes about 40 to 45 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Frankfurt to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Frankfurt to Brussels are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. Generally, the trains from Frankfurt to Brussels can be reserved within 90 to 120 days of an intended departure date. The ride only takes 3 to 3.5 hours.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to London</u></b><br /><br />As of just this year, any 3 country <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes the Benelux will cover the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> trains between Brussels and London. On <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> trains, reservations would just be required as a supplement to the pass. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html">Eurostar</a> can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that reservations be purchased as soon as possible. Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> can be reserved within 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure..
  • May 26, 2017 16:29
    Jeff
    Changed title to Prague to Berlin, Berlin to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Giessen, Giessen to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Brussels, & Brussels to London? Which rail pass? Can we use the rail pass on local trains as well?
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  • May 26, 2017 16:29
    Jeff
    Changed description to Mother and son trip. Depart July 1st Prague - Berlin - Frankfurt - Giessen - Frankfurt - Brussels depart July 9 to London on 9am Eurostar. Which Rail Pass would be best for this trip? Can we use the Rail Pass on local trains as well?
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