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  • April 03, 2019 17:51
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Fabian,<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For the most comfortable experience doing that much travel, 1st class is recommended.<br /><br /><b>1.)</b> The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> just has to be validated for use within 11 months from the date is is purchased. Therefore, you can purchase the pass now for use in December.<br /><br /><b>2.)</b> The objective of rail passes is to cover ticket costs. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’). Generally, reservable trains can be booked within a range of 60 to 120 days of an intended departure. It just depends on the train/route. Only the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> (the between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/paris">Paris</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>) can be reserved as far out as 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure.<br /><br />Since your intended travel is not until December, you would have to use earlier dates just to get an idea of schedules and reservation costs in the meantime.<br /><br />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. On such trains, you would just hop on and show your pass. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a>&nbsp;just to view schedules for many unreserved trains. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br /><b>3.)</b> Eurail Passes just need to be validated before they can be used. This is something you would do at the rail station before you take your first train. You would just go the ticket window in the station and request that your pass be validated.<br /><br /><b>4.)</b> As I alluded to above, many trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. If you have any questions about whether or not a particular train will require reservations, you would just have to let us know the specific route. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> (Paris-London), for example, does require reservations. You would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-londres" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-londres">Paris to London</a> by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a>, checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br /><b>5.)</b> Eurail Passes do not have to be validated for you to purchase reservations. Since most reservations should be purchased in advance (before even leaving for Europe) and the pass validation is something that's done at the rail station, it would be discouraged, in fact. Many trains, like the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a>, can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that reservations be purchased in advance, before leaving for Europe.<br /><br /><b>6.)</b> I'm sorry, as the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is issued as a physical document that would have to be shipped to you. Eurail Passes are not able to be issued electronically..
  • April 03, 2019 17:50
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Fabian,<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For the most comfortable experience doing that much travel, 1st class is recommended.<br /><br />1.) The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> just has to be validated for use within 11 months from the date is is purchased. Therefore, you can purchase the pass now for use in December.<br /><br />2.) The objective of rail passes is to cover ticket costs. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’). Generally, reservable trains can be booked within a range of 60 to 120 days of an intended departure. It just depends on the train/route. Only the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> (the between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a>) can be reserved as far out as 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure.<br /><br />Since your intended travel is not until December, you would have to use earlier dates just to get an idea of schedules and reservation costs in the meantime.<br /><br />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. On such trains, you would just hop on and show your pass. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a>&nbsp;just to view schedules for many unreserved trains. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />3.) Eurail Passes just need to be validated before they can be used. This is something you would do at the rail station before you take your first train. You would just go the ticket window in the station and request that your pass be validated.<br /><br />4.) As I alluded to above, many trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. If you have any questions about whether or not a particular train will require reservations, you would just have to let us know the specific route. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> (Paris-London), for example, does require reservations. You would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-londres" rel="nofollow">Paris to London</a> by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a>, checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />5.) Eurail Passes do not have to be validated for you to purchase reservations. Since most reservations should be purchased in advance (before even leaving for Europe) and the pass validation is something that's done at the rail station, it would be discouraged, in fact. Many trains, like the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a>, can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that reservations be purchased in advance, before leaving for Europe.<br /><br />6.) I'm sorry, as the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is issued as a physical document that would have to be shipped to you. Eurail Passes are not able to be issued electronically..

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