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Top Nine Eurail Secret Tips

BootsnAll Eurail staff shares the TOP NINE SECRET TIPS on riding the trains in Europe.

In France, if you put your feet on the seat in front of you, it’s a crime with strict punishment. The French women get really mad, and make you take a whiff of this. Secret Tip 1

In Italy, if you don’t make a seat reservation in advance, you are put on public display. Secret Tip 2

In Germany, everybody is required to wear the same clothes on the train. No Exceptions! Make sure to bring a pair of these. Secret Tip 3

In England, while the conductor is checking your Eurail pass, make sure to not stare at this part of his body. Secret Tip 4

In Amsterdam, everyone pretends to be in a coffee shop, but they don’t “drink” coffee. They smoke it. Secret Tip 5

In the Czech Republic, all the gorgeous women love to ride the train with foreigners. Secret Tip 6

In you are American, you can blend with Europeans by dressing Euro-style. Dress like this. Secret Tip 7

Be careful around Australians. They are loud, obnoxious and sometimes bring large reptiles with them. Secret Tip 8

Kiwis are the exact opposite of Australians, but are sometimes difficult to see. Secret Tip 9


There are all different types of passes for traveling by train, some for just a few days, others for a few months.

Eurail Flexipass
The Flexipass allows 10 or 15 days of 1st class travel in a 2-month period, anywhere in the 17 country train network. This is pass most independent travelers use.

Eurail Select Pass
Choose any 3, 4, or 5 Eurail countries that are directly connected by rail or ship. This is the best pass for people who can’t spend much time in Europe. Prices are pretty cheap!

Standard Eurail Pass
This pass is for consecutive days of travel from 15 days to 3 months in the European train network. This is good if you are doing a lot of traveling. Prices can be kind of steep.

This pass is best for high-speed trains between London, Paris, and Brussels.

This pass is Best way to see Great Britain, included travel through Scotland and Wales.


Train Schedules
Check the time and date of all the trains in Europe. See when they depart, arrive, and how many times you need to transfer.This is great for planning point-to-point tickets.

Train Map
Use this link for an interactive map of all the different train routes.

Which Pass Should You Use?
Complete the form in this link, so that we can assist you in selecting the best pass for your time in Europe.


Figuring out your train pass can be a pain in the butt. There are many pass, many options and many questions. If you have a question or just want to book on the phone, please call 1-866-549-7614 (within the USA) and ask for Dave, our Eurail Expert!.


Eurail FAQ
Here are 37 frequently asked questions about riding trains in Europe. If you read this, you could get on a train tonight and pretty much know just about everything.

Eurail Blogger
Follow our BootsnAll Eurail blogger as she explores Europe by train. Post comments and questions.

Eurail Tips
Hundreds of tips for Eurailing.


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If you are interested in going to World Cup, you can buy your World Cup tickets, find the best places to stay, and figure out your airfare. In our resource section, you can also find travel resources on each of the stadium cities that will be hosting the games of the 2006 World Cup.

Make sure to check World Cup Blog every day and follow our live blogs during the games.

The BootsnAll Eurail Staff

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