Posted 4 months ago
Hi. I’m exploring the feasibility of a London - Weimar - Dessau - Berlin - London trip (yup, very Bauhaus!) in the early Autumn. I have a few initial questions I’d appreciate advice on. Essentially I’m weighing up buying an Interrail Pass vs individual tickets.
We’ll be two seniors and an under 27. We’ll be working on a tight timetable so getting a specific train - especially on the London to Weimar and Berlin to London legs will be critical.
1. I’ve seen comments about Eurostar tickets for Interrail pass holders being very limited. What’s the reality here? I don’t want to buy a pass only to find I can’t get a Eurostar seat (or three!). And on an early train on a particular day.
2. I’m seeing conflicting messages about the need to reserve seats on DB intercity trains beyond peak season / mid August. Can anyone clarify? And is it absolutely necessary to reserve seats if we don’t have to (and if we buy a first class pass)? Seat reservation costs add significantly.
3. Any views on buying a first class pass? I’ve travelled quite happily in standard class in Europe but we’re going to do two long haul days (and DB is notoriously unreliable).
All advice and insights appreciated. Thanks in advance.