Rail from London -> Paris -> Amsterdam -> Berlin

Hi, I'll be spending the month of August visiting London, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin, and am wondering whether anyone has advice on buying train tickets between these cities. Should I buy the rail tickets individually or is there a pass I can buy that would be more economical? Any tips would be greatly appreciated! It's my first time to Europe... Best,

Posted by Michael Schneider
New Paltz, NY
7732 posts

You'll get the cheapest prices by purchasing tickets individually direct from the train operator's website. London to Paris purchase tickets from the Chunnel site: http://tinyurl.com/chunnel-train Paris to Amsterdam is handled by the Thalys high-speed train: http://thalys.com Amsterdam to Berlin purchase at the German Rail site: rail.de The sooner you book the cheaper it will be. 120 days in advance allowed for the Chunnel, 90 days for Thalys and German DB.

Posted by Harold
New York, NY, USA
5722 posts

Just to emphasize Michael's point that if you want the least expensive tickets on these routes, you should buy them (direct from the websites he posted) ASAP. Ticket prices on these routes only go up as you get closer to travel and as the cheaper tickets sell out. To see how much you save, look at tickets for tomorrow and for your intended travel dates.

Posted by Zak
United States, California
2 posts

Thank you! I've started booking the individual train tickets, as it seems a rail pass would not make sense on this trip. I still have to book my ticket from Amsterdam to Berlin. Seems like there aren't any night train options, so I'll have to go with a day trip. Much to see out the window?... Thanks for your help! Best,