Cheapest Train Tickets
When is the cheapest time to book train tickets in Europe?
Depends on the country but is usually around:
Eurostar – 180 days
Germany – DB – 180 days
Thalys – 120 days
International TGV ~120 days
TGV France 3 months
British Rail 84 days
Italy – Trenitalia 90 days
Spain – Renfe 60-121 days
Trainline.eu has some of the cheapest train tickets in Europe and makes it easy to book across countries.
UK is very expensive if you just walk up and buy a train ticket so try as much as possible to book in advance. It can save you up to 27% booking 1 week in advanc and even the day before is 18% cheaper on average.
If you book 8 weeks in advance it can be 51% cheaper in the UK.
Wednesday is the cheapest day and Friday and Sunday are the most expensive.
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