Value for money: 5/5 Ease of use: 5/5 Suitability: 5/5
We accidentally ended up on the wrong very fast train, which took us a long way from our intended destination. It would have been a very expensive mistake but all it cost was time thanks to our eurail flexi pass. We used the flexi pass for long train trips between counties and saved a small fortune. I totally recommend it.
Silvana (Evatt, ACT) Recommend: Overall rating:
"Terrible value for money"
Value for money: 1/5 Ease of use: 4/5 Suitability: 1/5
So I went on a Eurotrip which had everyone telling me that I should buy a Eurrail pass. Not having much experience in the matter I did some digging and decided that a 10 day pass should do the trick. First trip I reserved my seat and all was fine, then for the next few trips I didn't actually use the pass because getting to my next destinations didn't cost what an average ride would be on the pass, and then I reached a point where there were some trains I HAD to reserve which cost upwards of €30 JUST for the reservation so in the end I think I spent more on travel than was necessary. Next time I think I'll either take the bus everywhere or buy a continuous pass so that I don't have to ration out my days.
Elaine (Lower Hutt) Recommend: Overall rating:
"Useful, but not all that easy to use"
Value for money: 3/5 Ease of use: 2/5 Suitability: 3/5
I made good use of my Eurail Global Flexi Pass, but I found that it was not as easy to use as the information I received with it suggested it would be. In particular I had difficulties with making reservations on IC and ICE trains. At some city stations (e.g. Groningen in the Netherlands) I was told they couldn't make reservations at all, even on trains that specified a reservation was required. I found that where I could get good service was at a station (e.g. Berlin HBF) where there was a special Eurail advice counter - once I managed to find it. After one trip in Sweden, I decided not to use my pass again in that country, because reservations were required, and I had to pay a fee of SEK150, which was a big chunk of what an ordinary fare would have cost me.
Having said all that, overall the pass worked well for me, it was just more stressful than I had expected. I had just previously been using a BritRail pass in the UK, and I had found it very easy to use.
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