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How to use European East Pass (5 days in a month)

Hi I would like to clarify further if my understanding is right and if this is a correct pass for my route and whether all journeys below are covered under my European East Pass.

1) Pass Day 1 - Vienna to Bratislava, Bratislava to Vienna (same day)

2) Pass Day 2 - Vienna to Salzburg

2) Pass Day 3 - Salzburg to Hallstatt, Hallstatt to Salzburg (same day)

3) Pass Day 4 - Salzburg to Budapest

4) Budapest to Prague (night train depart after 7pm and arrive after 4am the following day - free travel day)

5) Pass Day 5 - Prague to Brno, Brno to Prague (same day)

Thank you.

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Rail Europe Posted 3 years ago

Hello Wei Mun,

Thanks for the question.

For your travel, the European East Pass is the best option as it will cover all the journeys on the domestic and regional trains within the 4 countries. Also the itinerary you created is perfectly fine. Provided you will have to write the arrival date on your pass instead of the departure date on the Pass Day 5 of your travel. This will allow you to save one travel day.

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.

To purchase the pass click “Here”.

In order to book seat reservations, 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.

Hopes this helps!!

Best Regards,

Leora, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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"Provided you will have to write the arrival date on your pass instead of the departure date on the Pass Day 5 of your travel. This will allow you to save one travel day." - Could you please elaborate more? My "Prague to Brno" is not a night train, how can I save one travel day? Please advise.

These are the dates of my itinerary, could you please advise the date I should write on the pass?

1) 1 May - Vienna to Bratislava, Bratislava to Vienna (Pass Day 1)

2) 3 May - Vienna to Salzburg (Pass Day 2)

3) 4 May - Salzburg to Hallstatt, Hallstatt to Salzburg (Pass Day 3)

4) 5 May- Salzburg to Budapest (Pass Day 4)

5) 9 May - Budapest 20.05 to Prague 04.10 (Day+1 - 10 May) - Free travel day (Since this is a free travel day, do I need to write the date on the pass? And how should I indicate that this is a free travel day?)

6) 11 May - Prague to Brno, Brno to Prague (Pass Day 5)

Thank you.

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Hello Wei Mun,

Thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately, you will need to put in the date of your arrival in Prague from Budapest on 10th May and will be considered as Pass Day 5 journey. The 7 p.m. rule will only be eligible if the train taken after 7 p.m. is the first train journey on that day. Hence nothing can be done as such. You will need to purchase point to point ticket from Prague to Brno and Brno to Prague.

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!!!

Best Regards,

Amar, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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