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What do we do? Rail pass or point to point reservations?

3 adults travelling from Berlin to Prague to Salzburg to Munich to Frankfurt in July. We have been told point to point is best.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) February 26, 2014 15:53

    If you plan to travel in 1st class, then I would recommend purchasing a rail pass to cover these trips. The pass you would purchase for this itinerary would be a 3 country Eurail Select Pass to include Germany, the Czech Republic, and Austria. You would purchase this pass by clicking here:

    If you plan to travel in 2nd class and you're over the age of 25 (26 or higher), then I would recommend purchasing regular point-to-point tickets to cover these trips (the Eurail Select Pass is not offered for 2nd class to travelers 26 years of age or older.)

    You can determine your overall most economical option by adding the cost of reservations to that of the rail pass and then comparing it to the total cost of the regular point-to-point tickets.

    For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on the homepage of our website,

    Otherwise, you would check regular point-to-point ticket costs by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our homepage instead of 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations'.

    Trains from Berlin to Prague can only be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure.

    A connection from Prague to Salzburg involves changing trains once in Linz along the way. Trains from Prague to Linz can only be booked within 60 days of an intended date of departure, while trains from Linz to Salzburg can be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure.

    Trains from Salzburg to Munich and Munich to Frankfurt can be both be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.

    Since your intended travel falls outside of these time frames, you can enter earlier dates to get an idea of the point-to-point ticket or passholder reservation costs when you search these trains on our site.
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