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Which pass I have to take? German Rail pass or with Extention or German-Austria Pass

Dear Sir,

I will be there in Munich for 2 weeks from 18th may to 31st May 2014. I will visit so many places in Germany during these vacations like Zugspitz, Lindau, Eagle's nest, Nuremburg, Black Forest etc.

Out of my two weeks vacation only two days I will visit to Austia in a following manner: 1. On 24/05/2014, from Munich to Innsbruck by Eurocity and the same day return

2. On 28/05/2014, from Munich to Salzburg by Eurocity and the same day return.

So, please suggest me which pass I have to take?

Only German Pass will do for above one day tour of Innsbruck and Salzburg.

Or for these tours, I have to purchase German-Austria Pass.

Or for above one day tour I have to purchase German Pass with Extension Pass

Or I have to buy point to point sell tickets.

I am totally confused. Please help me in this regard.

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Rail Europe Posted 5 years ago

Hello Pankaj,

Thanks for your revert.

I suggest that you purchase a German Rail Pass.

Please note that a German Rail Pass covers your travel Munich to Salzburg and return by Eurocity train. 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.

Munich to Innsbruck you would have to purchase a passholder fare with your German Rail Pass. The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "book a compulsory seat reservation when using your rail pass”

- Munich to Kufstein (Return ) – Eurocites train. Covered by your German Rail Pass.

- Kufstein to Innsbruck (Return) – You would have to purchase point to point tickets

With a German Rail Pass you can avail of unlimited travel on the national rail networks of Germany.

With this pass you can travel free on the regional trains of Germany.

Passes can be purchased up to 6 months before your first day of travel. The pass must be validated within 6 months from the original date of issue.

However reservations are mandatory on high-speed trains, night trains, scenic trains and border crossing trains.

With a Pass the seat reservations will be offered at discounted fares (Pass holder fares).

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "book a compulsory seat reservation when using your rail pass” & then 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.

In order to book tickets, please visit our website

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert

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Thnx for reply.

You are saying that in German Rail Pass, it is covered the rout for Munich to Kufstein (Return ) by Eurocity.

Please confirm us whether reservation required from Munich to Kufstein (Return ) by Eruocity in German Rail Pass? Or without reservation we can board on this train.

Whether reservation is mandatory?

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Hello Pankaj,

You would have to purchase reservation from Munich to Innsbruck with your German Rail Pass. The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "book a compulsory seat reservation when using your rail pass”

- Munich to Kufstein (Return ) – Eurocites train. You would have to make reservation for this segment. However you are entitled to passholder fares for this segment.

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "book a compulsory seat reservation when using your rail pass”

- Kufstein to Innsbruck (Return) – You would have to purchase point to point tickets.

In order to book tickets, please visit our website

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert

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I have decided not to go to Innsbruck. In other word, I have cancelled the trip to Innsbruck.

Now I want to go to Kufstein only from Munich and return on the same day.

So, in this scenario, whether reservation is required from Munich to

Kufstein (Return) by Eruocity in German Rail Pass?

Or without

reservation we can board on this train?

Whether reservation is mandatory?

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Hello Pankaj,

- Munich to Kufstein (Return ) – Eurocites train. You would have to purchase point to point tickets.

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert

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But you said that border crossing trains required reservations mandatory. Then in this case, Munich to Kufstein is border crossing of Germany-Austria. So, I think, reservation will be required for this route.

Please again confirm for reservation is required or not for this route as these Eurocity train is border crossing while reaching in Kufstein.

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Hello Pankaj,

Yes you guessed it right that reservation is required for Munich to Kufstein (Austria).

However the best way to travel would be as follows:

- Munich to Rosenheim - You can travel with your German Rail Pass.

- Rosenheim to Kufstein - You would have to purchase point to point tickets as this sector is in Austria.

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert

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As per your suggestion I checked the tickets from Rosenheim to Kufstein and it was one way ticket is 12.6Euro thatmeans return is 25.20 Euro. But If I take reservation for Munich to Kufstein then it costs me around 20Euro (for return journey - one way is 10Euro) and also which was direct train by EC.

Please suggest me what to do?

photo Travel Expert
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Hello Pankaj,

As fares are dynamic and subject to change, I cannot give fare quotations. I request you to check directly on our website.

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert

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20

Is there any discount going on German Rail Pass?

Are there any promotional offers going on German Rail Pass?

I want to buy. Please give us the best rate or discount.

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21

Hello Pankaj,

For more details on German Rail Pass please click here.

Regards,

Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert

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