Vanessa Leong

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Should I get an Eurail Pass?


I would be travelling from Paris to Lyon, Lyon to Grenoble and Grenoble to Montpellier and then taking the train back from Montpellier to Paris. After which I would travel to Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg City (correct me if I’m wrong - Benelux includes Belgium and Luxembourg City).

I contemplated buying the eurail pass since I’ll be travelling quite a bit by train and I would like to ask how it works exactly. Most importantly, how do I make a reservation and would I be able to get a ticket for certain. I heard that TGV only reserves a limited number of tickets for Eurail pass holders and since I am meeting people in France, I can’t afford to leave a day earlier or later.

On the SNCF website, I can also get a carte de jeune (discount card for youth) but I’m not sure if I can get it if I’m not European. It allows 30% discount off train tickets but at the cost of 50 euros.

Thank you for your help.

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Rail Europe Posted 2 years ago

Hello Vanessa,

Thanks for the question.

Can you provide all the cities you will be traveling to in Germany along with your travel date ? Benelux consists of Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg which is considered as 1 country while purchasing a Eurail Pass on the website.

We do have Youth Passes on the website which is at a discounted price itself.

Awaiting your reply.

Kind Regards,

Leora, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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