Costs

Bottom line is, ticket is £1,000, St Pancras to St Pancras including all sleepers and fancy trains like Eurostar etc. I am insisting on a budget of a further £1,000 for food and 4 night’s lodgings, but if you skimp on the caviar and drinkies you could obviously get that right down. Contact Ffestiniog Travel if you want to do something like this.

Ffestiniog Travel
Tel 01766 772030
Email info@ffestiniogtravel.com
www.myrailtrip.co.uk /www.ffestiniogtravel.com

The details below arent 100% accurate, I will fix later once we are finally settled. We wont be getting the arctic flight for instance, we have to get the bus. And we will be staying in Zurich but not Sofia, but the bottom line still stands. Ffestiniog can do the ticket, bar Bucharest to Sarajevo, and the bus to Narvik, for under £1,000.

We’ve now done the booking of the 5 off train sleeps. It came to about £113 including being ripped off by paypal.

  1. Narvik – Narvik Camping – £25 (no breakfast) estimate, not actually paid yet
  2. Berlin – Hostel Singer109 – £22 (including breakfast)
  3. Sarajevo – Hostel City Centre – £12 (including breakfast)
  4. Venice – Domus Civica – £27 (no breakfast)
  5. Zurich – Hotel Biber – £27 (no breakfast)

A 15 day InterRail pass costs £362 if you are over 26 and under 60. But that’s only the half of it. I haven’t worked it out yet, it’s going to take some time, but each of the sleepers requires a supplement, so that figure will double, may be more. Some of the trains, especially on the left hand side of the map, and also the top bit. are quite posh.  And there’s also the odd bus, taxi and metro ride.

You’ve then got to feed yourself, and there will be beverage consumption for, er, almost all of the trip (well what else is there to do ?). We’ll be bringing supplies into Scandinavia else it could easily double the price of the trip, but all in all it’s probably going to work out at about £1000 for tickets,and best part of another grand for the few hostels and some pretty fancy picnicking, and including your beers and schnapps and grappa and samahonka and port and more beer, and probably some wine somewhere.

So about £2,000 right now, all in.

The stuff below is just sketch work. Ffestniog travel can do the entire ticket, st pancras to st pancras for £970 plus the flight from Bodo to Narvik which is about 40 quid.

Eurostar isn’t covered by the pass. If you book well in advance you can go London-Paris-London for £79, or £39 each way.  All the sleepers below are 4 berth max (i.e no slumming it in 6 berth couchettes), and add up to about £600ish, ouch, (I’m still working on it) so including the reservations, and the pass, and a few metro fares, your ticket is going to cost about £1,000 including the EuroStar, as long as you book the full 120 days in advance.

The grand total in supplements, not including reservation fees which we’ll need as well for some of the day trains, is as follows. Note “Free” does not include the 5 euro bucks for bagging a seat, so if it’s longer than a few hours we’ll need to sort that out.

Train 1 – London-Brussels Eurostar – £39

Train 2 – Brussels-Amsterdam Thalys – god knows, at least 40 quid again.

Train 3 – Amsterdam-Copenhagen – £30.86 (35 euros) for a 4 berth couchette

Train 4 – Copenhagen-Gothenburg – £3.33

Train 5  – Gothenburg-Oslo – £5.70

Train 6 – Oslo-Trondheim – £48 (in 2 bed sleeper), or about 3 quid if you are prepared to sleep in a chair.

Train 7 – Trondheim-Fauske – £5.60

Bus 1 – Fauske-Narvik 50 euros I believe, may be less from Fauske, but we could end up chartering our own if there are enough of us.

Night in Narvik – there’s a campsite with cabins. £90 for 6 beds. Ideal!

Train 8 – Narvik-Boden £3.30

Train 9 – Boden-Stockholm – £22.31

Train 10 –  Stockholm-Copenhagen – £6 (7 euros)

Train 11 – Copenhagen-Hamburg Free

Train 12 – Hamburg-Berlin Free

Train 13  Berlin->Warsaw – £30 I presume

Train 14,15 Warsaw->Prague – small booking fee

Train 16 Prague->Vienna – £30 ?

Train 17 –  Vienna – > Bratislava – free

Train 18 – Bratislava-Budapest – free

Train 19 – Budapest-Bucharest – £23.50

Train 20 – Bucharest-Istanbul – £13 (13 euro) 3 bed sleeper

Train 21 – Istanbul-Sofia – £13 same as above

Train 22 – Sofia->Belgrade- not sure, call it £23.50

Train 23 – Belgrade-Ljubljana- Free (small booking fee)

Train 24 – Ljubljana-Sezana – Free

Taxi – Sezana-Trieste – say £5 each, that’s probably overkill

Train 25 – Trieste-Venice – Free

Train 26 – Venice-Rome – Free

Train 27 – Rome-Siracusa – £40 (3 berth couchette)

Train 28 – Siracusa-Pozallo – Free

Bus 2 – Pozzallo-Siracusa – 2 hours on a bus in Sicily, £10 ?

Train 29 – Siracusa-Milan – at least £40 I guess as it’s that much from Rome to Siracusa

Train 30 – Milan-Tirano – Free

Train 31 – Tirano-Chur Bernina Express – £13.50

Train 32 – Chur-Zurich – Free

Train 33 – Zurich-Geneve – Free

Train 34 – Geneva-Barcelona – £20 for a bed in a 4 berth compartment, we need to be in fours though!. Correction, 75 euros each it seems with a pass.

Train 35 – Barcelona-Madrid – £9

Train 36 – Madrid-Lisbon – £21

Lisbon Metro – £4 (two tickets at EUR 2.50 each)

Train 37 – Lisbon-Cascias – Free

Train 38 – Cascias-Lisbon – Free

Train 39 – Lisbon-Henday – £26.50

Train 40 – Henday-Paris £15

Paris metro – About £3 I think, may be less.

Train 41 – Paris-London Eurostar – £39

That lot adds up to about £570. You can knock another £80 off that. Istanbul is about a tenner for the dorm, and the few showers I’ve got is about another tenner.

One thought on “Costs

  1. Satya

    I hope to join you. I also signed on to the Eurotrip site. Please include me in appropriate e-mail list. Cheers.

    PS I posted info about myself on the Eurotrip site

    Reply

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