New rail passes to Eastern Europe and within Hungary have been introduced for 1991.
The European East Pass covers Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland and allows unlimited first-class travel on the rail systems of each country. There are two versions, each permitting travelers to choose a number of travel days within a larger time period. The travel days do not have to be on consecutive days. A pass for five travel days out of a 15-day period costs $160; 10 travel days out of a one-month period, $259.
Travelers who intend to spend most of their time in Hungary should check out the Hungarian FlexiPass, which also offers a pair of options: five travel days out of a 15-day period for $35; 10 travel days out of a month, $55.
The German FlexiPass, while not new, now covers what used to be East Germany. Any five days out of a one-month period costs $190 first-class, $130 second-class; nine days within a month, $300 first-class, $200 second-class, and 15 days out of a month, $375 first-class, $250 second-class.