Interrail: Overnight Trains in Germany and Poland

brighthw @ 18-06-2008 10:05

Hi, I am planning to explore Poland in August, with 1 Country Pass.
But I live in Berlin, and my first and last train journeys will be night trains.
Going out from Berlin to Gdansk and coming back from Krakow to Berlin

Because I will only have interrail pass for Poland, I am not sure if my pass will be valid for these journeys.
I would like to know if I need to pay full price, or would I be able to validate my pass for these journeys.
If I can use the pass, then how much the journeys would cost (supplements I mean..) and how to get these reservations done.

Many thanks in advance,
Hyun

Pete @ 18-06-2008 10:38

hi Hyun...

as you live in Berlin (Germany) you can not travel for free in Germany as it is your country of residence:
https://rail.cc/en/how-to-interrail

so you always have to pay at least the way from Berlin to the Polish border:
Berlin to Rzepin: 22,50 EUR normal price
as you own an InterRail pass, you will get on this ticket a discount of 25%

so you can use your ONE Country InterRail Pass for Poland and buy a ticket to the InterRail Price for both directions listed on this topic:
https://rail.cc/en/krakow-gdansk-berlin-night-train/f1408
plus the discounted ticket mentioned above.

but you will lose one travel day at least in Poland then. maybe also have a look on the schedule of the night train and this rule:
https://rail.cc/en/interrail-night-train

go to a station in Berlin and ask for the information I gave you. I am sure they won't understand it... *joking* 😉
otherwise if you want to save travel days and maybe buy a cheaper version (only 3 travel days in Poland), the normal fare of 62 EUR one-way is the better solution.
for you to decide now... 😉

by the way... the fare from Gdansk to Krakow is one-way without any reductions: 29 EUR

have fun,
Peter 🙂

brighthw @ 30-07-2008 15:21

Hi Peter,
Thanks for the advice.
Actually I am living in Germany for only a short time, my country of residence is the UK. And I would be able to purchase a youth ticket.
I am planning to do 4 long journeys:
Berlin - Gdansk
Gdansk - Warsaw
Warsaw - Krakow
Krakow - Prague/Brno

My question is that would it be worth purchasing 4 days ticket, to use on Berlin - Gdansk and Krakow - Prague/Brno? Or should I just purchase normal price for these ones?
I am not sure if this One Country Pass would apply on these journeys, as these are international ones.

Thanks in advance for your help,
Hyun

Pete @ 01-08-2008 12:43

if you want to travel this route, you need ONE COUNTRY PASSES for Germany, Poland and the Czech Rep. as you travel these countries.

reflect about single train tickets or a global pass 5 travel days within a period of 10 days YOUTH for EUR 159.

some information (normal fares, 2nd class - supplements are EXTRA!!):
Berlin - Gdansk: EUR 43
Gdansk - Warsaw: EUR 23
Warsaw - Krakow: EUR 22
Krakow - Praha: EUR 29
no guarantee on these fares !! 😉


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