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5 Reasons that Train Travel is the best way to see Europe!

Let’s face it; for travellers coming from countries like the USA and Australia, Europe is….compact.  We may have the budget airlines that they don’t but why fly when train travel is so much better?!

The 5 Reasons the Europe’s Famous Hostels Ambassador will DEFINITELY be travelling by rail!

Flexibility is key

This guy’s got a tough job; travelling to 51 destinations in three months.  Something’s bound to go wrong somewhere…With Eurrail he can pick the days and the times he wants to travel, and even change his mind up until the very last minute.

He can check train times and book any necessary reservations using the RailPlanner App right from his smartphone. Take that, budget airlines….

waiting for the train

He may be beavering away working for Famous Hostels but….

We still want him to see Europe! And we don’t mean from 10,000 metres above ground.  He’ll be blogging his way around Europe, so would you rather read about the Swiss Alps or the wonderful array of cloud formations above them?!

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Berlin to Prague Flying:

Berlin Hostel to Airport 1 hr minutes

Wait in Airport 2 hours

Berlin to Prague 1 hr

Customs/Passport Control 45 minutes

Prague Airport to Hostel 1hr 30 minutes

TOTAL TIME SPENT TRAVELLING: a conservative 5 hours 15 minutes

Berlin to Prague travelling by train:

Train (Berlin city centre) to Prague (city centre): 4 hours

Beaver’s got a need for speed

Let’s face it, 51 hostels in 51 destinations in 30 different countries in 3 months doesn’t give our boy a whole lot of time. Let’s do a quick calculation.

Beaver’s got a conscience

Trains are one of the modes of travel with the lowest carbon emissions —second only to buses and they’re almost always more eco-friendly than travelling by plane. So to keep Europe beautiful, Beaver’s doing his part.

Beaver’s on a budget

Eurrail have come up with a fantastic value way for you to use trains on the European rail system. 

Their passes cover 28 countries in Europe and allow maximum flexibility.  Beaver’s running on a Global Pass, but they also have country specific and regional passes if you’re planning on taking it easier than him!

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