How far can you get with a Eurail Global Pass?
Let’s say you want get the most possible bang for your buck.The southernmost Eurail station is not actually a train station -- it’s a ferry port in Heraklion, on the Greek island of Crete. The northernmost station (of the regular train variety) is in Kiruna, Sweden, more than 3,000 miles away.
To get from A to B, you might cross from Heraklion to Athens, Greece (7 hours); then Athens to Thessaloniki, Greece (4 hours); Thessaloniki to Skopje in the Republic of Macedonia (4 hours); Skopje to Belgrade, Serbia (9 hours); Belgrade to Budapest, Hungary (8 hours); Budapest to Vienna, Austria (3 hours); Vienna to Munich, Germany (4 hours); Munich to Hamburg, Germany (6 hours); Hamburg to Copenhagen, Denmark (5 hours); Copenhagen to Stockholm, Sweden (5 hours); and, last but definitely not least, Stockholm to Kiruna (16 hours).
That’s over 70 hours of travel, for 36% less cash than usual; 45% if you’ve an equally motivated friend. It’s actually more feasible than it looks, particularly if you select the two-month pass with 15 travel days; remember, you can stop and start your travel days any way you like.