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Old 08-30-2011, 06:56 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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IMO Trains in europe are quiet expensive if you want to use them for longer distances. We have very cheap tickets if you want to travel around europe by flight. A very cheap one is ryanair.com or airberlin.de and others... Deutsche Bahn (German Trains) costs a fortune. But short rides are okay...

Melanie Germany
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:44 AM
 
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In Bavaria, you can get a Bayern Pass; €16 for an entire day in Bavaria, you can also get weekend passes for about €28 for up to 5 people.

Ryanair uses airports that are out of the way.
Although I've some had outrageous prices on flights (€5 from Frankfurt Hahn - Rome; €12 from Memmingen to Barcelona), it's expensive if you travel with very little lead time. It's cheaper for me to fly on AirLingus to Dublin than it was on Ryanair. To get to a city from a Ryanair airport, it's frequently an hour or more and the additional cost of an airport bus. You have to get to the airport early, no more than 10 kilo...

I can take the train from Augsburg (4 hours) to Paris for €89 one way. Not bad at all.

Personally, I drive most of the time.
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:27 PM
 
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in Bavaria, you can also get weekend passes for about €28 for up to 5 people.
Like a Family pass ?? Or, you can buy 5 passes for 28 a piece ?
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Old 08-30-2011, 01:22 PM
 
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Like a Family pass ?? Or, you can buy 5 passes for 28 a piece ?
Sorry, I wasn't clear... a family pass; but you don't have to be related.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:36 PM
 
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Sorry, I wasn't clear... a family pass; but you don't have to be related.
You are crazy NOT to take advantage of such an offer !!
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:58 PM
 
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You are crazy NOT to take advantage of such an offer !!
Depends, I live in an area where I'd have to drive to the train or there are really bad connections...
I take the train to Munich because it's a straight 2 hours, nice modern trains, one stop in Regensburg. The glitch is returning on a on-stop; bad connections. Sometimes it will take an extra 1-2 hours by train from my area. I love the countryside where I live, but it's out of the way.

Sometimes the train is cheaper than driving and parking.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:53 AM
 
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We did the family pass in Germany for World Cup.
It definitely saved us money.
On that trip, we went to Germany, Croatia and France for three weeks, did not rent a car at all during that time, just took a taxi a couple times, and a bus once, the rest trains.

For other trips, we do rent a car. It just depends on our destinations.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:17 AM
 
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Sorry, I wasn't clear... a family pass; but you don't have to be related.
Yup! I like when you get some random younger person coming up at the station asking if they can travel with you.
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:26 PM
 
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Only place I have had trouble with trains is Italy - so I make sure I get the seat reservation in advance i.e. before the trip over!
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