so if i buy the global pass that says "5 months within 1 month" what does it mean vs 15 continuous days besides the different pricings?

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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 20, 2018 19:57
    Hi Catherine,

    Where it says "5 months within 1 month" is a typo and we apologize for the confusion. I should say "5 days within 1 month". This is a type of rail pass known as a 'flexipass'.

    "15 continuous days" refers to a rail pass known as a 'consecutive' or 'continuouos' pass.

    Rail passes can be offered in two different basic formats: 'consecutive' ('continuous') and 'flexi'. Most rail passes can only be offered in 'flexi' form, but some, like the Eurail Global Pass, do offer both options for you to choose.

    Consecutive just means that you would be allowed unlimited travel within the indicated time frame. Therefore, if you were to purchase a 5 day 'consecutive' pass, that means you would be entitled to unlimited travel within that time frame of 5 days.

    In contrast, a 'flexipass' allows for a set number of travel days that must be completed within a longer time frame (generally, that longer time frame is 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 ‘travel 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, that would constitute 2 days of rail travel on your pass.

    'Travel days' are not applicable to the 'consecutive' passes, since these are for unlimited travel within the time frame allowed.
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