FAQ: What are the advantages of choosing a rail pass vs train tickets?

One of the most frequent questions people ask when planning train travel in Europe is whether they should consider buying a Eurail Pass (or InterRail Pass for European Residents) or train tickets. Here, we compare the two options and highlight the main features… more>

Aug 28th
Posted by Ruben in FAQ

FAQ – Does a BritRail Pass cover travel on London’s city transport, such as the underground and buses?

A BritRail Pass doesn’t include travel on London’s city transport.  However, one of the best features of train travel is that you arrive in the city center so from there, the closest underground or bus is usually just a hop, skip or jump away…especially in London.

For… more>

Sep 2nd
Posted by Angela in FAQ,United Kingdom

FAQ – Can I travel on Airport Express trains with a BritRail Pass?

Yes, you can travel on Airport Express trains with a BritRail Pass.  As a BritRail Pass provides access to all trains on Great Britain’s National Rail Network, this also includes access to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Express trains – the quickest way from London’s airports to central London.


Jul 6th
Posted by Angela in FAQ,United Kingdom

FAQ – How do I count the number of travel days I should get for my pass?

When traveling with a rail pass, you will have a specific number of days you can travel by train.  On these travel days you can use the train as often as you like from midnight to midnight, allowing you to keep a flexible schedule, as you can hop… more>

Mar 31st
Posted by Angela in FAQ

FAQ – I would like to travel the popular route from London to Glasgow. Can you please outline the train stations, expected travel times, train frequency and any other details of what I may experience on this route?

You will depart from London Euston and arrive at Glasgow Central train station.  Depending on the train, the trip duration ranges from approximately 4hr 8min to 4hr 30min on direct routes.  On average a train departs every hour but during peak times the frequency is as often as… more>

Mar 3rd
Posted by Angela in FAQ,United Kingdom

FAQ – Can I really access ALL the trains in the UK with a BritRail Pass? Are there any exceptions?

A BritRail Pass allows unlimited travel on the national rail network throughout Great Britain – which means that yes, you can really access ALL the trains in the UK.  Okay, there is one exception; the exception is any steam trains or other private “ride” trains.

Jan 7th
Posted by Angela in Europe,FAQ,United Kingdom

FAQ – What’s the difference between a Eurail and InterRail Pass?

There is one big difference between a Eurail Pass and an InterRail Pass, and that is Eurail Passes are for sale to non European residents and InterRail Passes are only for sale to European residents.

Then there are some differences in the products offered. For example, the… more>

Dec 7th
Posted by Angela in Europe,FAQ,Scandinavia,United Kingdom

FAQ –What are the advantages of buying a rail pass in advance vs. buying train tickets on the fly?

1) Savings – For most itineraries, once you compare the cost of point to point train tickets vs. buying a rail pass, it quickly becomes clear that you get much more value with a rail pass.  Sometimes you can even make up the price of your rail pass… more>

FAQ – Am I eligible to take advantage of Eurail’s Saver rates?

You are eligible for Eurail’s Saver rate if you are travelling in a group of 2 to 5 people. Each passenger receives up to 15% off on the normal adult price. One Saver Pass is used by the group so traveling together is required. Make sure that your… more>

Oct 8th
Posted by Angela in Discounts,Europe,FAQ

FAQ – Which rail passes offer discounts for seniors?

Adults over 60 who are traveling in Great Britain or Europe can take advantage of senior discounts on select rail passes.

UK rail passes that offer a senior discount include:

A BritRail FlexiPass and BritRail Consecutive Pass or a BritRail England FlexiPass or BritRail England Consecutive Pass,… more>

Sep 8th
Posted by Angela in Discounts,Europe,FAQ,United Kingdom
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