indie---love asked: Hi, i'm planning a trip in Europe for this september and debating if i should buy an eurail pass. I'm not really sure it's worth it and a lot of people are saying it's cheaper to buy tickets once you are there. Considering the price for the global eurail pass is like 900$ i wanted to make sure it was worth it. What do you recommend ? Thanks :)
It depends on your itinerary I think. If you plan on going to a lot of cities in Europe in a short amount of time, it might be cheaper. For the most part, point-to-point tickets that you purchase at the train station don’t really change in price that much and most of them aren’t really that expensive. And there are other options for getting place to place like buses and low-fare airlines. If you mix it up and take trains and buses, it might be cheaper than a rail pass. But it really depends on your itinerary. What I did before I left was I went on the different country’s rail and bus websites and tried to get rough estimates of how much each train/bus ticket was going to cost, and then I compared it to the price of a rail pass. For me, it was cheaper to just do point-to-point.