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I am planning to travel from Athens to Budapest commencing in August 2017 arriving early September 2017. Dates are very flexible. Can I buy EuroRail pass now or do I need to wait until October to be within the 11 month validity period? I am proposing to purchase 8 day, 2 month passes for 2 people.

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Rail Europe Posted 3 years ago

Dear Peter,

Thank you for your question.

Eurail pass can be purchased 11 months in advance. Reservation with pass can be done 3 months in advance.

May I know which cites are you travelling so that I can assist you with the best the rail product?

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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Thanks Aamir,

We are planning to start our train journey in Athens and make stops at the following cities :

Thessaloniki

Sofia

Bucharest

Brasov

Budapest

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Peter

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Dear Peter,

Thank you for your comment.

Point to point tickets are advised for your travel.

In order to book tickets, please visit our website.

You would need to feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares. You need to select the fare which is preferable to you and then Add it to Cart. Once added, you need to mention the names of the passengers to make the payment on the next page.

Hope this helps!!

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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Thanks Aamir,

Is a rail pass not possible for the journey we are proposing?

If we book separate tickets and miss a train do we loose the value of the pre booked ticket and have to pay for a new ticket?

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Peter

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Dear Peter,

Thank you for your comment.

Rail pass is only advised if you have more then 5 train journeys in a country. Hence point to point ticket will be cheaper then a pass.

Please click on the fare details tab for the specification of the seats and the after sales policy of the tickets.

" Reservation Included" means seat reservation cost is included with the cost you pay for your ticket and it guarantees you a seat.

Please note if you miss a train you would have to purchase another reservation, the same seat reservation cannot be used on another train. A new ticket would be required for you to travel.

''Reservation not included" -Allows free seating.

In order to book tickets, please visit our website.

You would need to feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares. You need to select the fare which is preferable to you and then Add it to Cart. Once added, you need to mention the names of the passengers to make the payment on the next page.

Hope this helps!!

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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