A wider range of point-to-point rail tickets in Europe are now offering savings over many of the traditional Rail Passes that have historically been the way most Australians explore Europe.
Melbourne-based International Rail now offers its largest range yet of instant purchase European rail tickets which provide great value for travellers, as they can be booked three months ahead and are mostly cheaper than tickets purchased on arrival in Europe for immediate travel.
For example, travellers starting their journey in London can get an $80 Eurostar ticket to the heart of Paris where they can then take advantage of cheap fares through Europe. An example is between Venice to Florence in Italy from just $46 in first class.
Alternatively, there is a $105 first class ticket from Frankfurt to Berlin – all of which can be booked and electronically ticketed before leaving Australia.
This ensures there are no disappointments with full trains when arriving in Europe and eliminates the need to endure stress, waiting time and battling with foreign languages.
As with airlines, booking rail tickets in advance offers financial savings and travel certainty.