Bulgaria newly added
If you now purchase a Eurail Global Pass you can also visit Bulgaria! This means that you can enjoy train travel in 22 countries with this one pass, including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Bulgaria attracts travelers to its sandy Black Sea Coast and Eastern European appeal. With a Eurail Global Pass you can enjoy open borders and great connections to other countries in Europe. The main train station is Tsentralna Gara in Sofia offering various connections with other European countries such as:
- Sofia – Bucharest, Romania
- Sofia – Thessaloniki, Greece
- Also offering great connections to Istanbul-Turkey, Kiev-Ukraine, Belgrade-Serbia/Montenegro and to Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia.
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Okay people, listen up, this is important. If you are buying an European pass, do yourself the favor of spending the extra money for the first class pass. You will be glad you did. If you don’t do anything else in planning your trip, make sure you do this. Also, pay the extra money to reserve your seats. Do not wait until the day you’re planning on boarding the train. Make your reservations as soon as you get into town or as soon as you know your itinerary. Only a certain amount of seats are held for pass holders so you are not guaranteed a seat. If you are going to use the trains to travel in Europe, you need to buy a first class pass. You will save money in the long run and save yourself a lot of discomfort of being in coach. Some trains’ ‘coach’ is only one step up from third world trains. Also, be advised: Eurostar generally does not accept Eurail passes. You may have to pay more, or buy a ticket at full price especially if you’re going to/from England. Also, know that sometimes you need to have bought a ticket in order to be allowed in the station’s first class lounge. There is also a difference between buying a reservation and buying a ticket. I was never able to figure out why sometimes I only had a reservation and other times I had an actual ticket. Last tip: Buy your Eurail pass through a travel agent. Yes, I know they’ll charge you. Again, it is worth the little extra to make sure you get your pass and on time. This is a word of wisdom from experience. Happy trails!