global rail pass. Italy, Croatia, Romania, Greece, Hungary, Germany

i want to go from Florence Italy to Pula Croatia, from Pula to Constanta Romania, from Constanta to Athens Greece, from Athens to Budapest Hungary, and from budapest to Saarbrucken Germany. BUt i can't figure out how to plan our trip with the virtual map (every time i put it in, in says no route found and to break it up into smaller trips, but even when i do that i can't find what i need) or if its even worth the money and time to buy the global rail pass... can someone help me and tell me what im doing wrong?! i will be traveling with kids so i have to have a solid plan in order to book hotels and such.

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photo Travel Expert
Rail Europe Posted 5 years ago

Hello Brandi,

Thanks for your question.

This would be an ideal routing for your entire journey. Travel and book as follows:

- Florence to Ancona via BolognaFrecciabianca trains. (Bookable).

- Ancona to Patras – Ferry service. (You would have to book this sector locally).

- Patras to Athens – Book and travel locally.

- Athens to Sofia – You would have to book this entire leg of your journey locally.

A few guidelines :

Major Stations in Greece – Larissa, Thessaloniki.

- Sofia to Bucharest – Other train. (Bookable).

- Bucharest to Constanta – Book and travel locally (Return).

- Bucharest to Budapest – Euronight or Eurocites trains. (Bookable).

- Budapest to Zagreb – Eurocites train. (Bookable).

- Zagreb to Pula – Book and travel locally (Return).

- Zagreb to Villach – Eurocites train. (Bookable).

- Villach to Salzburg – Eurocites train. (Bookable).

- Salzburg to Mannheim via Munich – Other train and Eurocites train. (Bookable).

- Mannheim to Saarbrucken – Regionale train. (Bookable).

I would suggest few of the sector you could travel by another mode of transport rather than by train. The sector that have a definite train traveling between them could be purchase on our website.

The other sector you would have to enquirer locally what could be the best mode of travel.

The Eurail Global Pass would be the best option for your travel across Europe as all regional and national trains would be covered with a validated pass.

Keep in mind that seat reservations would be mandatory for all High-Speed, Night, Scenic and Border Crossing trains. But, you will avail pass holder/discounted fares for these journeys with the pass.

In order to book tickets, please visit our website.

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "Seat Reservations“ & 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.

Please click on the “Fare Details” tab to view details regarding the type of fare, type of seat, whether a reservation is included or not and the After Sales Policy.

Hope this helps!!!

Anthony, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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