Eurail +Britrail Trains


#1

Hi Everyone[br][br]Need some help! I have bought a Eurail and Britrail Train ticket. Most of the trains i want to go on are the fast rail (or whatever they are called). For these trains i have to reserve a ticket. If i reserve the ticket from Australia then i will get charged an extra $60 per train trip, As apposed to spending 10 to 15 if i book it at a station in Europe.[br][br]OK question. Being a first time traveller i will be freaking out so is it easy to reserve trains at any station for any train i want to go on and how far in advanced should i reserve it???[br][br]Any advise would be great…please. [br][br]Thanks[br]Carly


#2

Heya! I was actually going to ask the same thing![br]I wanna catch a train from London to Scotland or Ireland. Was going to book here a month or two before… but heck! Im going on holiday with no cares whatsoever in the world, im gonna wing it and make an adventure out of it. [br]I’ll just try to buy one when im there… If i dont get one, then i dont, try another destination![br]If you’re really set on having a ticket before hand then yeah, book it now… [br][br]Not much of a help sorry… But happy deciding! :)[br][br]Sandy[br]-Essential Europe 29th Sept 2009[br]


#3

Thanks Sandy[br][br]Winging it sounds much better, i am definitely planning too much. I just figured that since it was peak time that i should book the trains. Ill see how i go.


#4

I just bought my Britrail pass last week :)[br]I was told no need to reserve seats (Unless I want a specific one) as they run pretty often. Best bet is to just show up early![br]I got a flexi-pass as I, too don’t have any plans set in stone… more worried about finding reasonable/good accomodation when I enter my destination! [br]Maybe I should start a new topic? Also worried about the security at backpackers whist I’m out and about exploring, dont want my pack stolen!


#5

No worries Carly. Like mcfan said, just show up early and try your luck! [br]mcfan- are you looking for hostels in London?[br][br]Sandy[br]-Essential Europe 29th Sept 2009[br]


#6

Hey Sandy85[br]If money is of the essence when you are travelling around the UK, try www.megabus.co.uk and catch a bus to places. If you have an extra couple of hours to spare you can save a fortune. I tried to catch a train to Edinburgh and the cheapest fare was aboout 80 pounds each way. I bought bus tickets on megabus for 25 pounds return!! When I travelled up to Liverpool from London it cost 1pound each way (plus 50p booking fee) If you are big on saving some cash this is a nice way to do it. Also, the earlier you book, the cheaper it is! Hope this helps


#7

WOW thats great advice!! Thanks heaps!! This might help you Carly…??[br][br]You’re a champ Niki!! :slight_smile:


#8

Hey Sandy, [br]Have a mate in London to crash with :)[br]I’m going to live day-by-day for a couple of weeks after the tour. Going where the mood takes me, so won’t be booking any accomodation to other places I would like to visit. (Want to check out Edinburgh, York, Cardiff, Ireland) Kinda scary not having anything organised when entering a city and not knowing what to avoid or where to go!


#9

Now thats what i call an adventure!!! :)[br]Hope you have a great time! Will definitely want to hear about it!!