olimcmillan wrote:Would love to travel by train, it's so relaxing when you don't have to pay through the nose for it. Do they have anything similar to interrail in Europe? Such as a ticket that does unlimited travel for a month, or a ticket that does a set number of journeys? How do prices compare to the UK?
There is something singular about rail travel. I have never traveled to Europe so I'm not too familiar with Interrail. I looked it up online and it appears to be a pretty reliable way to get around. The specific fares for Amtrak vary depending on distance of travel. It would presumptious of me to try and compare the two especially since I don't have any experience with European travel so I won't comment on that. Amtrak offers similiar deals though. I will say that rail in the US tends to be the least expensive form of travel though.
They usually charge fares from destination to destination, but they bundle deals. They have a multi-ride pass. If you want to travel to more than one state in a certain period of time (details at http://bit.ly/railpass
) this option works well. But the deal that matches Interrrails unlimited ride for a month would be Amtrak's US Railpass (http://bit.ly/mulitride
). You can take unlimted rides on their short-distance routes, the ones going from city to city, for an entire month. There are varitions on these deal depending on how long you'll be traveling. Some passes last 30 days,15 days, or just a week.
Will you be traveling any time soon?