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Individual fares are dependent upon whether slower or faster trains are used; the Inter City Express is the most expensive option. ‘Hbf’ is an abbreviation for Hauptbahnhof or ‘Central Station’.

I checked individual fares on both German- and English-versions of Deutsche Bahn’s website.

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And to those of you who don’t live in a country where train travel is prominent, it’s a little mysterious.

This Train Travel 101 guide will explain everything you’ll need to know about train travel.

A similar pass from German Rail Passes costs $305 and $404 USD, respectively.

Shipping and insurance costs are not included in these listed prices.

With an upcoming tour of Germany, I have five planned days of long-distance train travel.

I’m referring to “long-distance” as a trip whose distance is over 200 kilometres (125 miles).I made my way to the Rail Europe website in early-June (2011), and thanks to their “buy-4-get-5” promotion at the time, I purchased a four-day German rail pass, and received an extra and fortunate fifth day of travel.A five-day German rail pass for one adult from Rail Europe costs (*) 7 and 4 USD in second- and first-class, respectively.You’ve decided to travel Europe by rail, but you’re still not quite sure if a Eurail pass is for you, and if it is, how to use it?Having traveled all Europe with two Eurail Global Passes in a span of 3.5 months, I feel pretty comfortable in my knowledge of how the system works.Traveling by train is the quintessential method for touring Europe and rightfully so. Trains in Europe are not perfect, but many people consider them the best way to travel.

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