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Old 04-21-2006, 12:52 AM   #1
 
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ok no question is dumb question.

see this , i am travelling to madrid then to malaga , valencia and one more city for a week then offf to france , paris for one day and then to switzerland , bern and zurich for three days .
tell me how many days of eurail flexi pass i require ?
i know u explained it pretty well. i understood everything except one thing. the day system or the 24 hour system.
according to what i understood every time i travel from one city to the other. one day is exhausted no matter if its fours away to malaga or to 12 hours journey from madrid to paris.in that case i d require a 8 day pass ??

i know its a little irritating answering such a dumb question but i am daring to ask. please be kind enough to answer.
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Old 04-23-2006, 06:58 AM   #2
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Generally speaking, if you travel on one day, whether for 1 hour or 23, it counts as one day of travel, so if you are only travelling a short distance, it's worth considering just buying a point to point ticket if it's not too costly. However, you can hop on a train in city-number-one at 6 in the morning, jump off in place-of-your-choice at 10 for a look around, then get back on at 5 to continue your journey to city-number-two and that only counts as one day's travel. I'm not sure if you can go back to the original place or not - I haven't used a rail pass like that in a fair while. But I think there is a rule that if you get on board an overnight train or a late departure (check the Rail Europe link for details on this), you can put in the next day's date, and so you get travel the next day as well. Double check that, though, as I said, I haven't used a rail pass for a while.

Definitely not a dumb question - those rail passes are confusing as all get out.

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Old 04-23-2006, 12:28 PM   #3
 
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thanks bro,
that helps a lot.
let me know for an inquiry on india.
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