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Eurail validation in Dortmund Airport or Holzwickede station

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Eurail validation in Dortmund Airport or Holzwickede station

Hi,

I will be arriving in Dortmund airport in the morning and would want to validate my eurail pass before I travel to Muenster. Is it possible to activate the pass at the Dortmund Airport or the Holzwickede train station? Or would I need to travel to the main Dortmund station to activate it?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Eurail validation in Dortmund Airport or Holzwickede station

Does not really make any sense to use an Eurail Pass for this rather short hop. Single ticket Holzwickede to Münster is EUR 15,50 (Münsterland-Tarif / Ruhr-Lippe-Tarif). And this ticket covers also the buses in Münster - something a rail pass won't.

There is a counter at Unna train station, the next stop after Holzwickede (EUR 2,60). Combined, i.e. shuttle bus to Holzwickede train station (EUR 3,00) plus ticket to Unna (EUR 2,60) less than the airport express bus to Dortmund Hbf (EUR 7,00).

The direct RE trains Holzwickede - Münster have normally a conductor on board. You can also ask him/her if he/she can validate your rail pass. You have to actively approach the conductor. E.g. at the door where he/she is waiting for the departure of the train. The train will stop however only for 1-2 minutes. Important is not to give the impression that you're looking for a free ride. That's not well received.

Kolkata (Calcutta...
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2. Re: Eurail validation in Dortmund Airport or Holzwickede station

Thanks a lot, abalada!

3. Re: Eurail validation in Dortmund Airport or Holzwickede station

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