German railpass validating stamp
You can almost always reserve a seat within a few hours of the train’s departure, but booking a few days in advance at the station assures that you have a seat.You must also reserve any sleeping couchettes or sleeping berths (see the next section, “Taking overnight trains” for more information).You can find lots more advice on riding the rails at Most train schedules and signs use native names for cities, not the English equivalent.
The phenomenon started in London, and many are still based there (although they now also have smaller hubs across Europe).
The two big boys in the business are easy Jet ( which has hubs in London, Liverpool, Bristol, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and Paris; and Ryanair ( which flies out of London, Glasgow, Dublin, Shannon, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Brussels, and Milan.
Because the old train-ferry- train route (through Dover and Calais) takes all day and costs almost the same, the Eurostar option is a great deal.
Many high-speed trains throughout Europe require that you pay a sup- plement of around $10 to $20 in addition to your regular ticket price.
With a pass such as Eurail, you may have to purchase a supplement separately (only with some specialty trains).