A full variety of services are obtainable at main train stations such as lockers, automobile rental, souvenir shops, quick foods and restaurants. On a few routes the very best scenery is on one certain side of the train – for instance the left hand side going south along the Rhine Valley among Cologne and Mainz, or the Elbe River Valley from Dresden to Prague, and the proper hand side via the Arlberg Pass from Zurich to Innsbruck – I attempt and mention which side to sit on the relevant pages of this web site, if it matters.
I located it a bit challenging to figure out where to go, and which auto to board (again) so I created a method which worked every time, even if it produced me really feel a bit foolish: I just kept walking up to folks wearing uniforms, holding out my ticket, asking, Can you assist me, please?” till somebody pointed me in the proper path.
There is a really exceptional, hassle-free low-cost train+ferry service from London to Amsterdam or any station in the Netherlands, see the London to Amsterdam web page Travelling from central London to central Amsterdam overnight with a bed in a comfy cabin on board the ship (all cabins with shower, toilet, totally free WiFi & satellite Tv!) can be more time-successful than utilizing Eurostar or even a flight.
For example, the French Railways site sells tickets from Paris to Amsterdam from only €3 ($45), €4 less than the €39 surcharge you’d spend with a pass, and there’s no postage or booking fees to spend, seat reservation is integrated, and you print your own ticket (Tip: If you are from the USA, say you happen to be from Canada to keep away from getting bumped to Rail Europe).
I invest half my time reassuring people that a 10 minute connection into a local train is fine, or that an 8-minute cross-platform interchange in Germany on a by means of ticket is fine, the other half of my time telling individuals to let a entire hour not just a couple of minutes among an 700-mile sleeper train and an onward 500-mile daytime train on their epic trip right across Europe.