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  1. Erica
    November 6, 2019 @ 2:17 am

    Thank you for providing such an informative post! I love travelling via train in Europe. It is so easy and convenient. As you mentioned in your pros list, taking the train means you’ll arrive in the city centre and avoid getting to the airport early and dealing with luggage restrictions, which makes train travel very desirable. Arriving in the city centre is perfect for budget travellers because you can often walk to where you’re staying. I also love that train travel allows you to see the scenery as you travel. There are so many great sights to see while travelling via train. Plus it is better for the environment than flying. So, really, trains are a no brainer!

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    • dankiteski
      November 7, 2019 @ 8:39 am

      Thanks, Erica. That is so true, traveling through a train is always better for the environment than taking flights.

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  2. Linda (LD Holland)
    November 6, 2019 @ 2:47 pm

    We are big fans of train travel in Europe. We do love how fast and easy it is to travel by train. And having no luggage limitations helps. Assuming we can make it up and down the stairs in European train stations. I think that train travel may be a bit complicated the first time you do it. But we found it got easier once we did it a few times. We really wanted to get a rail pass. But when we compared the cost to single tickets, it did not make sense. I still prefer to book first class and get the quiet cars. Too many times I have tried to work on trains and could not concentrate at all in regular class. This is a great guide. I have pinned it and have shared it as well.

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    • dankiteski
      November 7, 2019 @ 8:49 am

      Thanks, Linda. Yes, it surely can be really confusing for the people who have never taken a train ride in Europe.

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  3. Debjani lahiri
    November 6, 2019 @ 6:04 pm

    I have always found train travel much more comfortable and convinient . A. it is cheaper in my country atleast B. It is comfortable as you get to stretch or sleep at the half price and C. it gives you an oppurtunity to witness the scenic beauty outside. Sometimes, if luggage is a constraint and time is not , then train travel is always preferable too.

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    • dankiteski
      November 7, 2019 @ 9:23 am

      Totally true Debjani.

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  4. Krzysztof Lab
    November 6, 2019 @ 8:30 pm

    I am from Poland and must admit that the fact about the train system is not true only for western but for Eastern Europe as well. It was even better developed 20-30 years ago, but due to economic reasons, they decided to close and dismantle some tracks. In the case of Warsaw airport is in the city center, but the train station is even better located, so it is true for other cities as well. I agree it is a good idea to check the passes and buy cheaper tickets. In the case of polish railways, it’s very competitive usually. Thanks for sharing information about apps, this is something new for me.

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    • dankiteski
      November 7, 2019 @ 10:36 am

      Thanks for sharing the facts with us.

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  5. Dada
    November 7, 2019 @ 1:10 am

    What a great post full with informations and tips for people who are interested of traveling in Europe by train! My ever first solo trip was Interrailing for a month and that was in 2001! I remember, back then it was more flexible because there were more options (zones). It was an incredible month! We are planning to travel in Europe by train once with our daughter so your post will definitely help us to easier plan our trip!

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    • dankiteski
      November 7, 2019 @ 10:24 am

      Thanks a lot, DaDa. I hope your family has a great time in Europe.

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  6. Laura Axtman
    November 7, 2019 @ 2:08 am

    Your post has great information and details for the best use of the trains and your time while traveling in Europe. Being from Montana, where public transportation is nearly non-existent, this seems to help make sense of how I could accomplish the idea of traveling through Europe using the train system.

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    • dankiteski
      November 7, 2019 @ 9:37 am

      Thanks a lot Laura.

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  7. Paul Healy
    November 7, 2019 @ 8:11 am

    I love travelling by train when possible, it’s a much more relaxing way to travel. I remember my first long-distance train trip in Europe. I had no idea the trains sometimes split at certain stations. I had a mad dash up to the front of the train to make sure I continued going where I wanted to go.

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    • dankiteski
      November 7, 2019 @ 10:18 am

      HAHA. Happens to most of us who have never train traveled in
      europe

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  8. Amrita
    November 7, 2019 @ 4:25 pm

    I always consider a train journey to be better than flights. If there is time in hand, there’s nothing like a train journey. I always feel that there is a subtle romanticism about train journeys and that’s the reason I love them so much.
    Thanks for sharing such a detailed guide of train journey in Europe. You seem to have covered every point.

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    • dankiteski
      November 8, 2019 @ 8:02 am

      Thanks, Amrita. You sure are right about train travels.

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  9. Elizabeth
    November 7, 2019 @ 11:33 pm

    I love train travel in Europe. I wish it was more of an option in the USA. I agree with your reasons on why people should travel by train. It is so easy to arrive at a train station only a few minutes before your train leaves, unlike an airport when you have to arrive hours beforehand. Also you can easily get accommodation by a train station and save on taxi fares or the hassle of taking public transportation with luggage. I agree that train travel can seem confusing at first, but your post is really helpful in answering the typical questions regarding booking train travel.

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    • dankiteski
      November 8, 2019 @ 8:16 am

      Thanks a lot Elizabeth. I am glad that you found it useful.

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