Savvy Traveller - Making the most of Europe by train

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This week YOURLifeChoices Savvy Traveller has some valuable advice for Peter to help him plan his European train adventure.

Q. Peter
I’m keen to travel Europe by train next year, perhaps from Germany to Budapest and taking in Switzerland. Is this a possibility and if so, how long should I give myself to make the most of the trip. Also, what is the most affordable way to do it, is there a special ticket?

A. There’s no question, Peter – this isn’t just a possibility, it’s a great way to get about. Rail travel in Europe is efficient, easy and economical. There are endless lovely stops along the way, so you’d probably need a minimum two weeks.

Jonathan Hume, managing director of rail specialists International Rail, recommends a Eurail Select Pass for your itinerary. This pass can be booked as a four-country pass for Hungary, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. It’s a Flexi Pass, which means it can be used on a number of days of your choice within a two-month period.

Such a pass is much more economical than buying individual tickets, though you’ll have to work out in advance how many days you think you’ll actually be on a train. International Rail’s website explains more about these and other rail passes. Enjoy – and be on time, because trains in those countries are very punctual!

Have a great trip!
Savvy Traveller


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