Eurail Select Pass (2 Countries) : Reviews

2018
22
SEP
John (Rangeville, QLD)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Thoroughly enjoyed our Eurostar travel!!"

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

2018
20
SEP
David (Hawthorn, VIC)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Made travelling around Europe very easy"

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

Using the rail pass was easy - the only confusing element was whether to book a seat on some of the routes, which we did from Australia and perhaps didn't need to as most of the trains were not full and we could have just ridden on them. with the pass. Having more clarity on this would be useful We enjoyed travelling by train as it allowed us to see more of the countryside and was very relaxing The trains pretty much all ran on time. I thought the pass provided reasonable value - we made 14 trips including returns over 6 days

2018
22
JUN
Peter (Christchurch)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"It makes it really convenient to have a Eurail pass, especially when you see the queues at ticket counters during busy periods."

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

I was on a road cycling (velo) tour of the French, Swiss and Italian Alps and just find it easier to have a Eurail pass to get me from my arrival and deparature airport at Zurich to my base at Interlaken. The Eurail pass provides the flexibility to be able to just get on any train without having a ticket and does not matter if you make a mistake as you can just get off at next station. The train trips around Interlaken, Brig, Lucern and Martigny provide fantastic scenery.

2017
11
NOV
Bruce (Taringa, QLD)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Best way to transit between cities, as most main stations are centrally located "

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

We have used these types of tickets within Europe on several occasions, including up to 15 days in 2 months . I think the skill is to have your ticket activated , even the day before your travel starts , whilst it doesn’t take any time, if your first train is leaving , it’s not fun. We also use the rail plus app to check train times and we always book seats locally when we have time for future known travel days . We have always taken the first class as there is more room, but seat booking essential on fast trains, compulsory in France. On the platforms, there is a plan of each train to usually identify where you precooked carriage is likely to stop Railplus staff in Australia are helpful, but use the app to know what you want for Aus bookings

2017
06
NOV
David (Adventure Bay)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"This is a really convenient way to travel"

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

Train travel is convenient and fast. There are a couple of things that could be improved. We were on a long trip, requiring large suitcases. Getting the luggage on to the train was difficult - no ramps etc mean the cases had to be lifted. A little help would have been appreciated. Also, storage space for the luggage is never sufficient, and, once again, lifting it into position is difficult. Again, a little help would have been appreciated. We were impressed that the attention to schedule was excellent. Always on time.

2017
30
SEP
Nicole (Box Hill North, VIC)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Fantastic pass. It was a bit unclear how to use it on regular trains in Paris and Italy but we finally worked it out. "

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

2017
24
JUL
Oliver (St Leonards, NSW)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"good value for money"

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

2017
03
JUL
Jodie (Melbourne , VIC)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Makes travelling easy"

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

Make sure you reserve seats in summer on the DB Bahn trains as it is the busiest time to be catching a train and you won't always be guaranteed of a seat even in class 1

2016
15
OCT
bruce (Taringa, QLD)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Great way to go, needs planning"

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

The tickets are very useful, and we have used them many times. The reservation of seats needs planning and buying in Australia is expensive relative to local , however, trains fill up and in theory French trains won't allow you on unless you have a seat reservation, but this year, even in first class, we found tgv trains had standing passengers in the carriage ends . Still a great way to move, then you find hotels within walking of trains, so bags get dropped. Some tgv stations aren't near the city, so need to watch that, e.g. Lyon part dieu is a suburb, two Klm, Avignon is a taxi ride.

2016
06
OCT
Max (Palmerston North)
Recommend: Recommend
Overall rating:

"Exceptional value for the money"

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

What was particularly good was that when we missed a train on which we had reservations (because of an accident to the bus replacement) we were able to use the pass on subsequent trains by taking our chances on the availability of unreserved seats. The pass itself is excellent. I do though find the cost of reserving seats higher than I like, though I realise that there is nothing railplus can do about that. I did find it a pity that the Thomas Cook European timetable seems no longer available. (I emailed the company that took it over but didn't get a reply.) When you miss a train and are trying to work out what to do nothing beats a printed timetable for considering options. (I used 6to carry the Cooks timteble as my 'bible'.) Is there any way railplus can offer some kind of complete European timetable for sale to prospective travellers?

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