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Eurail Global Flexi Pass : Reviews

2017
AUG
16
Phillip (Ferntree Gully, VIC)
Recommend: Dont recommend
Overall rating:

"Flexi Pass was good, trains run on time and timetables relatively easy to understand once you get used to them."

Value for money: 3/5
Ease of use: 3/5
Suitability: 2/5

Main issue is, 'do your sums' once you have decided how long you intend to stay then setting achievable travel goals within that time frame (note not getting any younger and not travelling simply for the sake of travelling) . Also note one still has the additional cost of 'booking your seats' that needs to be taken into account. We experienced sitting in 'DUD' seats, no view!, do not know how this can be avoided? On one occasion one of our seats was double booked, and the air conditioning was not working on one 3 hour leg, this resulted in us arriving at our destination 'hot and bothered', not 'cool calm and collected'! There are significant advantages with train travel, it can be fast, take you into the centre of a city, car free, care free, no car parking worries. One can sometimes work out cheaper travel alternatives and even more scenic, when you are on location talking to the locals. Good sensible planning is the key.
2017
JUL
22
Ashley (Kohimarama, Auckland)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Great that it also works on the cross-channel trains"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Sometimes, though booked first class, it turns out to be notavailable
2017
JUN
06
John (Werribee, VIC)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Good service on all trains"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Toilets on some trains were not up to first class standards.
2016
OCT
24
Linda (Kapiti Coast)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Easy way to travel"

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

Booking and using a Eurail Global Flexi Pass made travel so easy. Knowing your trips were all booked and confirmed meant just turning up to meet the train. Awesome experience!
2016
OCT
07
graeme (picton, NSW)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"The way to travel"

Value for money: 3/5
Ease of use: 4/5
Suitability: 4/5

We always use rail in Europe. The trains are very punctual and the large windows make for a very pleasant travel experience. Most of the major train stations place you in the middle of the old parts of towns and cities - very convenient. None of this arriving 2 or 3 hours prior to departure for air travel. The flex pass is easy to use but do your homework first to ensure you maximise each day of your travel pass.
2016
AUG
15
Richard (Dulwich, SA)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Extremely easy to use and booking very simple. "

Value for money: 5/5
Ease of use: 5/5
Suitability: 5/5

2016
AUG
09
Patricia (Canberra, ACT)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Easy, no fuss train travel with a eurail pass."

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. Trish
2016
AUG
09
Silvana (Evatt, ACT)
Recommend: Dont 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.
2016
JUL
23
Elaine (Lower Hutt)
Recommend: 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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