Eurail Encourages Travel To Spain And Expo 2008

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Eurail Encourages Travel to Spain and EXPO 2008

UTRECHT, June 5 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --


          - Eurail Pass Holders Benefit From Expo 2008 Discount

    The Eurail Group has partnered with the organizers of Expo 2008 to offer a special discount on the

entrance fee to Eurail Pass holders.

    This year's International Exposition takes place in Zaragoza, Spain from June 14th until September 14th

and is expected to attract 4.5 million visitors from all over the world. The theme is "Water and Sustainable

Development", an especially relevant topic given today's increasing focus on environmental awareness


    What better way to access this exposition than by one of the most eco-friendly forms of transportation -

the train. The Expo venue is easily accessible by rail, situated within walking distance (700 metres) of the

new, ultra-modern Zaragoza Delicias station. Visitors can also take a shuttle bus or enjoy an aerial view of

the site by riding the Cable Car linked to the Expo's Water Tower Gate. Rail connections to Zaragoza are

excellent; direct high-speed AVE trains from the country's capital, Madrid, transport passengers in just

under 1 hour, 30 minutes and Barcelona is less than 2 hours away. During the Expo, additional trains will

be added to these routes to facilitate an expected increase in passengers.

    Eurail Pass holders are entitled to a 12% discount on the entrance fee, provided their rail pass is valid in

Spain. Tickets can be purchased at local Expo booths. Extensive information on Expo Zaragoza 2008 (in

    Spain is one of Eurail's most popular destinations, ranking 4th out of the 25 countries covered by

Eurail's various rail passes. Its extensive internal rail network, operated by Renfe, is impressive, with

constant improvements to high speed lines drastically cutting journey times between major cities. Boasting

one of the most modern railway systems in Europe, Spain is only second to Japan in the greatest number

of kilometres of high-speed rail lines in the world.

    Earlier this year, Renfe unveiled the eagerly awaited Madrid-Barcelona high-speed route, which whisks

passengers from city to city in just over 2 1/2 hours. Future developments will cut travel times even further

by increasing train speeds from 300 to 350 kilometres per hour.

    Eurail's wide range of rail passes provide many options for travelling around Spain and the surrounding

countries. The Eurail Spain Pass is one of the most popular single-country rail passes offered by Eurail.

For those wishing to explore additional countries, Eurail Regional Passes coupled with France, Italy or

Portugal are available. Spain also participates in the Eurail Select Pass, (which allows customers to

choose 3, 4 or 5 connecting countries in which to travel) as well as in the classic Eurail Global Pass, valid

in 20 countries.

    For more information about the Eurail Group, go to Eurail Passes are

available from ACP Rail International (; Eurail ( ); Flight, rest of the world:, and STA Travel

  SOURCE:  Eurail Group G.I.E.

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