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Old 02-09-2006, 01:20 AM   #1
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i will only have two weeks to spend in europe. i am going for my friends wedding which is right outside of Leeds. i would like to spend time in england, ireland, and france. and if time allows, which i dont think it will, i would like to stop by switzerland. the wedding will only occupy a day of mine. but i dont know if the eurail would be worth it for me. it seems that it would be. i would get the select pass for youth which is for bordering countries, which all of those are bordering. i think its $275 for that pass. i just want to make sure and get everyone's opinion.
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probably not cause it doesnt' cover england so all you have it for is france and switzerland cause ireland is not a bordering country and you said you may not even make it to switzerland so that means only france.... how many cities are you hitting? chances are point to point tickets or flights will be cheaper. although riding the rails in europe is an experince I think everyone should have espesiallly if you are from the US. so try and ride them at least once.
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Because of the limited amount of time and lcoations, I would figure out how many cities and countries you want to go to for sure.

If you just go to 1-2 cities in France, then one city in Swizterland, then you might be better off using point to point tickets. But if you bounced around more, then the Eurail pass might be better.

Even if point to point tickets was your option, you might not save that much money compared to pass, depending on your route. In which case you might want to get the pass for flexiblitly purposes.

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I did Interrail last year, and my experience was that it wasn't worth the cash i paid for it. If your american then the deal you get is slightly better, but be wary of supplements. I had to pay A LOT extra, everytime i used my pass in france, but in switzerland i never had to pay extra. You won't be able to use it in the UK and Trains are incredibly expensive in my home country!

I would suggest you look at how cheap ryanair is. I dont work for this miserable company and ive heard of some horror stories about them cancelling flights without compensation, but for sheer frugality you cant beat them.................i reckon no more than £30 return to dublin, and £50 return to paris, or evn montpellier. from there you can get a train to geneva if your desperate to see the swiss. GOOD LUCK GEEZER
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