Probably the most common method of travel for European backpackers is via the vast network of national railways. One of the easiest and most cost efficient ways of accessing rail travel is the tried and true Eurail Pass. The Eurail Pass provides access to the national railways of up to 27 countries. This can allow you to travel pretty extensively through Europe for a decent price.
However, to get the most out of your rail pass takes a little planning and thought. Eurail passes comes in two different flavors, one that is valid for a set number of continuous days, and another that is valid for a certain number of days within a given time-frame (e.g. 15 days within two months). More »