Rail Pass - Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Germany, Poland, Czech, Hungary, Austria

I want to buy the rail pass for Summer time vacation plan.
Anybody know the ticket of pass is US$385.00 for all the place at different country in 3 months or have additional charge?

Ireland Dublin > Ireland Shannon > Wales > Scotland Edinburgh
> Germany Hamburg > Germany Frankfurt > Germany Berlin > Poland > Hungary > Czech > Austria Vienna > Austria Innsbruck
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 06, 2012 18:51
    Hi Katy,

    What you decide to purchase would depend on your specific itinerary.

    It is important to note that there is no single rail pass that combines the United Kingdom with any other countries on the mainland continent of Europe. To be covered for travel in Wales and Scotland, you would purchase the 'BritRail Pass + Ireland'. This would cover your travel in Wales and Scotland, as well as in Ireland. You would purchase this pass in combination with a rail pass that will cover your travel on the mainland continent of Europe.

    When selecting a rail pass on our website, you would just want to be sure that all of the countries being traveled through are accounted for on the pass you choose. To view our rail passes, you would go to the homepage of our website, click on 'Find A Rail Pass', 'View All Of Our Rail Passes', and then any of the countries you intend to travel in.

    If you will just be traveling within Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Austria on the mainland continent of Europe, then you would purchase the European East Pass and the German Rail Pass, in combination with the BritRail Pass + Ireland. The European East Pass covers the ticket costs for travel in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Austria. Slovakia would have to be included, because trains between Hungary and either Poland or the Czech Republic would pass through Slovakia en route.

    You can purchase the BritRail Pass + Ireland by clicking here: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticket....

    You can purchase the European East Pass by clicking here: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticket....

    You can purchase the German Rail Pass by clicking here:
    http://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticket....

    If you intend on traveling by train from the island of Britain to Germany, then you would also have to account for the Benelux countries or France when you purchase your rail passes. If you go from London straight to Hamburg, then you would also have to purchase tickets on the Eurostar train from London to Brussels (as part of a connection from London to Hamburg). If you go from London straight to Frankfurt first instead, then you would purchase tickets on the Eurostar train from London to Paris (as part of a connection from London to Frankfurt).

    The Eurostar train, which connects London with either Brussels or Paris) is not entirely covered by any pass. However, by purchasing a rail pass that includes the United Kingdom and either the Benelux or France respectively, you would be eligible to receive the 'Passholder' fare on this train. You would purchase tickets at the Passholder rate on this train by clicking on 'Book a Reservation for Your Pass' on the homepage of our website, just as you would to make reservations on other trains. While most reservable trains in Europe can only be booked within 60 or 90 days of an intended date of departure, the Eurostar is an exception and can generally be booked up to 9 months in advance. Due to high demand, the Passholder rates on the Eurostar can sell out quickly, so it is strongly recommended that the tickets be purchased as soon as possible.

    With this scenario, you would purchase either a Eurail Benelux-Germany Pass or a Eurail France-Germany Pass (instead of just the German Rail Pass), in combination with your European East Pass and your BritRail Pass + Ireland. The Benelux covers Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg and counts them as one country for the purpose of railpasses.

    You can purchase the Eurail Benelux-Germany Pass by clicking here: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticket....

    You can purchase the Eurail France-Germany Pass by clicking here: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticket....
    • Jeff (Official Rep) April 26, 2017 18:20
      Update:

      As of this year, BritRail Passes no longer enable passengers to receive any kind of Passholder rate on the Eurostar.

      While that is true with regard to BritRail Passes, any Eurail Pass that includes France is now valid to cover Eurostar trains running between Paris and the UK, while any Eurail Pass that includes the Benelux is valid to cover Eurostar trains running between Brussels and the UK. As a supplement to the Eurail Pass, reservations on the Eurostar would still be necessary.

      If a BritRail Pass is the only rail pass with which you’ll be traveling, then it would be necessary to purchase regular tickets in order to ride on the Eurostar. Please note, this applies to any BritRail Pass, including the BritRail England Pass, the BritRail London Plus Pass, the BritRail South West Pass, and the regular BritRail Pass.
    • Jeff (Official Rep) April 18, 2018 15:57
      IMPORTANT UPDATE

      As of this month (April 2018):

      The following rail passes no longer qualify passengers to receive ‘passholder’ rates for reservations on the Eurostar:

      Any single country Eurail Pass, including:

      • Eurail France Pass
      • Eurail Benelux Pass

      Any 2 country option of Eurail Select Pass, including:

      • Eurail France-Italy Pass
      • Eurail France-Switzerland Pass
      • Eurail France-Germany Pass
      • Eurail Benelux-France Pass
      • Eurail France-Spain Pass
      • Eurail Benelux-Germany Pass

      BritRail Passes and the France-Italy combination of the 2 country Eurail Select Pass continue to not be valid on the Eurostar.

      Passengers traveling with any of these rail passes would need to purchase regular tickets to take the Eurostar.

      Passholder rates will continue to be offered (depending on availability) to any passenger traveling with a Eurail Global Pass, a 3 country Eurail Select Pass (that includes the country of arrival or departure, be it France or the Benelux), or a 4 country Eurail Select Pass (that includes the country of arrival or departure, be it France or the Benelux).
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 06, 2012 18:53
    To travel between Ireland and the island of Britain, you can then purchase the BritRail Irish Sea Crossing ticket, which would cover you on one of the ferries between these two islands. To purchase this ticket, you would click here: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/....

    This ticket covers the ticket costs for one of the following ferries:

    Dublin to Holyhead
    Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead
    Rosslare to Fishguard
    Belfast to Cairnryan

    You can find the schedules for these ferries by clicking on the 'FAQ' tab once you have accessed the page for the BritRail Irish Sea Crossing ticket on our website.

    The ferries are operated by Stena. If you wish, you can call Stena directly at +353 (0) 12 047 777 to make actual reservations in association with the ticket.
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