eurail pass

i keep seeing a 1-month 1st class eurail pass for just over $1k USD. is there a 1-month 2nd class eurail pass for cheaper price? i'm a 28 year old traveler who will be in europe in may 2007. thanks.

Posted by Paul
Cedar, IA, USA
2699 posts

Welcome to the group of "old" travelers, if you were under 26 you could get the 2nd class pass for $666, everyone else must take the first class one. Consider some other options. First, if you are traveling with someone, the saver pass drops the price to $870 each. Even dropping down to 21 consecutive days drops the price to about the same. Doing 10 days in two months Flexipass also is in the $750 range. If you look at your itenerary, you can manage your travel days to fit a cheaper pass, and also consider just buying a point to point ticket now and then for short hops or to delay activating a pass.

Posted by Harold
New York, NY, USA
5001 posts

For a detailed discussion of rail passes vs. point-to-point tickets, look at this page from The Man In Seat 61. As he explains, one issue is that you have to buy a first class railpass, whereas individual tickets can be second class.

Posted by Neil
865 posts

See the bold print on The Man's site and do the maths.

Posted by Norma
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
4737 posts