For example, the train from Florence to Rome takes 1 hour 30 minutes.

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UPDATE: THE CONTENTS OF THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED IN A NEW POST FROM 2013. Two years ago, I traveled around Europe using a rail pass.

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So if you know where you want to travel but you prefer to make last-minute bookings, a rail pass will likely save you money.

If, however, you like to plan every leg of your trip months in advance, you will be able find cheaper train tickets without a pass.

Here’s the breakdown of costs for my trip (in euros): My trip cost me 0 euros in reservation fees, so the only expense I had was the original cost of the pass.

The price of buying my tickets at the train station would have come to 716.72 euros, or

If, however, you like to plan every leg of your trip months in advance, you will be able find cheaper train tickets without a pass.Here’s the breakdown of costs for my trip (in euros): My trip cost me 0 euros in reservation fees, so the only expense I had was the original cost of the pass.The price of buying my tickets at the train station would have come to 716.72 euros, or $1,003.11 USD. That’s not a lot of money, but I can think of a lot of better things to do with $119.11 USD than use it for train tickets.With the Global Flexi Pass, each trip is worth $84 USD, but the price of my short trips (i.e., less than three hours) was typically around 50 euros, or $65 USD.I found the same thing last year — you lose money on short trips.This pass worked for the same reason my last pass worked: I crossed many borders and visited multiple countries.

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If, however, you like to plan every leg of your trip months in advance, you will be able find cheaper train tickets without a pass.

Here’s the breakdown of costs for my trip (in euros): My trip cost me 0 euros in reservation fees, so the only expense I had was the original cost of the pass.

The price of buying my tickets at the train station would have come to 716.72 euros, or $1,003.11 USD. That’s not a lot of money, but I can think of a lot of better things to do with $119.11 USD than use it for train tickets.

With the Global Flexi Pass, each trip is worth $84 USD, but the price of my short trips (i.e., less than three hours) was typically around 50 euros, or $65 USD.

I found the same thing last year — you lose money on short trips.

This pass worked for the same reason my last pass worked: I crossed many borders and visited multiple countries.

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If, however, you like to plan every leg of your trip months in advance, you will be able find cheaper train tickets without a pass.

Here’s the breakdown of costs for my trip (in euros): My trip cost me 0 euros in reservation fees, so the only expense I had was the original cost of the pass.

The price of buying my tickets at the train station would have come to 716.72 euros, or $1,003.11 USD. That’s not a lot of money, but I can think of a lot of better things to do with $119.11 USD than use it for train tickets.

With the Global Flexi Pass, each trip is worth $84 USD, but the price of my short trips (i.e., less than three hours) was typically around 50 euros, or $65 USD.

,003.11 USD. That’s not a lot of money, but I can think of a lot of better things to do with 9.11 USD than use it for train tickets.

With the Global Flexi Pass, each trip is worth USD, but the price of my short trips (i.e., less than three hours) was typically around 50 euros, or USD.

I found the same thing last year — you lose money on short trips.

This pass worked for the same reason my last pass worked: I crossed many borders and visited multiple countries.