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Rail Tickets in Australia offers Special Fares on UK/Europe Train Travel

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Thursday, 5 October 2006

Rail Tickets has launched a trainload of special fare deals or free bonus days for travel in the UK and Europe, with discounts as much as 45% between October 2006 and February 2007.

For travel between 15 October 2006, and 31 January 2007, Rail Tickets will cut fares by up to 45% on all high speed TGV trains in France. Bookings must be made by 31 October.

In the UK, Rail Tickets will reduce off-peak fares by 25% on five rail passes the Britrail Classic Pass from A$211 (four consecutive days), Britrail Flexipass, from A$267 (four days in two months) Britrail England Consecutive Pass, from A$169 (four consecutive days), Britrail England Flexipass from A$213 (four days in two months) and Britrail London Plus Pass from A$68 (two days in an eight day period).

Train travelling through a snow covered English countryside - click to enlarge

These reductions apply for travel between 1 November 2006, and 28 February 2007, with bookings available throughout this period.

In Europe, a free bonus day is being offered with the purchase of a six, eight or ten day in two month Eurail Selectpass. This offer applies for three, four and five country options. 

This means that six-day passes are extended to allow seven days of travel within a two month period; eight-day passes are extended to allow  nine days of travel; and 10-day passes are extended to allow 11 days of travel.

These passes can be purchased until 31 December and must be validated within six months.

Prices start from A$543 per person - based on a six days plus one bonus day, three-country Eurail Select First Class Saverpass Fare.

Rail Tickets is also offering a 20% discount off prices of the Trenitalia Rail Passes, which allow unlimited rail travel throughout Italy. Choose from three to nine days travel within a two month period. This offer is valid for travel between 1 November 2006, and 31 March 2007, where tickets are booked and paid for by 31 December. Prices start at A$179 per person, based on a three days in two months Standard Class Saverpass Fare.

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