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  • May 23, 2017 18:42
    Jeff
    Changed title of train ticket seat reservation by Azita K Shamtob to No seat seat numbers on our tickets from Pisa to Empoli, Empoli to Siena, and Siena to Florence.
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  • May 23, 2017 18:24
    Jeff
    Changed title of Mixed messages -- which trains allow bikes? by Sue Yuan to Mixed messages -- which trains in France allow bikes? TER trains? TGV trains?.
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  • May 23, 2017 18:24
    Jeff
    Changed description of I'm having problems understanding which trains can have bikes. Jeff (in answering another question) indicated that almost all TER trains allow bikes. However when I look at schedules some TER trains actually have "bike compartment" listed under options. What if a TER train doesn't have "bike compartment" option -- and a great many of them don't -- are bikes allowed on those as it as it's been suggested? Similarly, why do some TGV trains (seems to be the OUIGO ones) have an extra baggage option? Bikes in a box are allowed on TGV trains right? Thanks for any clarification you can give me. <br /> Sue by Sue Yuan to I'm having problems understanding which trains can have bikes. Jeff (in answering another question) indicated that almost all TER trains allow bikes. However when I look at schedules some TER trains actually have "bike compartment" listed under options. What if a TER train doesn't have "bike compartment" option -- and a great many of them don't -- are bikes allowed on those as it as it's been suggested? Similarly, why do some TGV trains (seems to be the OUIGO ones) have an extra baggage option? Bikes in a box are allowed on TGV trains right? Thanks for any clarification you can give me. Sue.
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  • May 23, 2017 18:15
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Budapest to Vienna, Vienna to Prague, Prague to Krakow, and Krakow to Berlin. What is the best option? by Jeff to Hi Markland,<br /><br />For the itinerary you laid out, your most economical option would actually just be to purchase regular point-to-point tickets.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by doing a search for a route under 'Find Train Tickets' on the homepage of our Canadian website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.ca" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.ca">www.raileurope.ca</a> .<br /><br /><b><u>Budapest to Vienna</u></b><br /><br />From Budapest to Vienna, you would take a Railjet train. Generally, the trains from Budapest to Vienna can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date. The ride takes just over 2.5 hours.<br /><br /><b><u>Vienna to Prague</u></b><br /><br />From Vienna to Prague, you would take another Railjet train. Generally, the trains from Vienna to Prague can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date. The ride takes just under 4 hours.<br /><br /><b><u>Prague to Krakow</u></b><br /><br />From Prague to Krakow, you would have the option of taking day train or an overnight train (Silesia EuroNight train). Generally, trains from Prague to Krakow can only be booked once within 60 days of an intended departure date. The day train takes just over 7.5 hours, while the overnight train takes just under 8.5 hours.<br /><br /><b><u>Krakow to Berlin</u></b><br /><br />The trip from Krakow to Berlin would actually be by bus. Tickets for this bus are not able to be purchased through our website. To purchase tickets for this bus, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays. Generally, the Prague-Krakow bus can only be booked once within 60 days of an intended departure date. The bus ride from Krakow to Berlin takes about 8 hours..
  • May 23, 2017 18:14
    Jeff
    Changed title of Rail pass suggested, but then it can't offer me my route by Markland Benson to Budapest to Vienna, Vienna to Prague, Prague to Krakow, and Krakow to Berlin. What is the best option?.
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  • May 23, 2017 18:14
    Jeff
    Changed description of Budapest - Vienna Vienna - Prague Prague - Krakow Krakow - Berlin <br /> All within one month <br /> What is best option? <br /> Total cost in CAD if possible 1st class by Markland Benson to Budapest - Vienna Vienna - Prague Prague - Krakow Krakow - BerlinAll within one month What is best option?Total cost in CAD if possible 1st class.
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  • May 23, 2017 12:06
    system, a community manager for Get Satisfaction:
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  • May 22, 2017 20:39
    Jeff
    Changed title of travel from Lucerne to Jungfraujoch, stay 4 days then on to Montreux. by David Serie to Travel from Lucerne to Jungfraujoch, stay 4 days. then on from Jungfraujoch to Montreux..
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  • May 22, 2017 20:35
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Travel from Lucerne to Jungfraujoch, stay 4 days. then on from Jungfraujoch to Montreux. by Jeff to Hi David,<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Interlaken (Jungfraujoch)</u></b><br /><br />The gateway to Jungfraujoch is Interlaken. Trains from Lucerne to Interlaken are direct and represent one segment of the renowned GoldenPass scenic route. On the trains from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible, but not necessary. Therefore, the Swiss Travel Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />You can view schedules for trains from Lucerne to Interlaken by doing a search on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. If you'd like to have reservations for this segment, you would click the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage, enter the route, and indicate the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Swiss Travel Pass'). Generally, these trains can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />All trains from Lucerne to Interlaken have panoramic windows for taking in the scenery.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken-Jungfraujoch</u></b><br /><br />To get from Interlaken to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, there are 2 different routes you can take; one that goes via Grindelwald and the other that goes via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />With regard to the former, the Swiss Travel Pass would cover you only as far as Grindelwald.<br /><br />With regard to the latter, the Swiss Travel Pass would cover you as far as Wengen.<br /><br />For the remaining segments (Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch &amp; Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch), the Swiss Travel Pass would enable you to receive a discount of 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Grindelwald or Wengen - For Use Only With Swiss Travel Pass' option of a pass called the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html</a>.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' and have to be made locally at the stations in either Interlaken (Interlaken Ost), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Montreux</u></b><br /><br />From Interlaken to Montreux, you can complete the remainder of the GoldenPass scenic route. The other segments of the GoldenPass scenic route are from Interlaken to Zweisimmen and Zweisimmen to Montreux. Of these trains, reservations will only be recommended on the segment from Zweisimmen to Montreux. On trains from Interlaken to Zweisimmen, reservations are not necessary, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />You would view schedules on our website by breaking up your search once in Zweisimmen. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Zweisimmen to Montreux by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Swiss Travel Pass'). Generally, these trains can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • May 22, 2017 19:49
    Jeff
    Changed title of France/Switzerland travel by David Knox to France/Switzerland travel from Paris to Schaffhausen & Schaffausen to Rennes. Can the reservations be made on your website?.
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  • May 22, 2017 19:47
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of France/Switzerland travel from Paris to Schaffhausen & Schaffausen to Rennes. Can the reservations be made on your website? by Jeff to Hi David,<br /><br />For the 2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Schaffhausen</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Paris to Schaffhausen take about 5.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Zurich along the way. There is another option through Stuttgart, however, that would not be covered with your pass.<br /><br />The trains from Paris to Zurich are high-speed TGV Lyria trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Paris to Zurich by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />On trains from Zurich to Schaffhausen, reservations are not necessary at all, so the rail pass is you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still view schedules from Zurich to Schaffhausen by doing a search on our homepage.<br /><br /><b><u>Schaffhausen to Rennes</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Schaffhausen to Rennes take 8 to 8.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Zurich and then in Paris. In Paris, you would also have to commute between rail stations in order to catch your final train to Rennes.<br /><br />Once again, reservations are not necessary on trains from Schaffhausen to Zurich, so the rail pass is you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still view schedules from Schaffhausen to Zurich by doing a search on our homepage.<br /><br />Trains from Zurich to Paris are high-speed TGV Lyria trains and trains from Paris to Rennes are high-speed TGV trains. On TGV Lyria and TGV trains, reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would once again purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). For a trip from Zurich to Rennes, you would just have to break up your search once in Paris. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Zurich to Paris and another search for connecting trains from Paris to Rennes.<br /><br />Generally, TGV and TGV Lyria trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />When you pull up the results of these searches, you will see that trains from Zurich to Paris arrive into the Paris Gare de Lyon station, while trains from Paris to Rennes depart from the Paris Montparnasse station. To commute from Gare de Lyon to Montparnasse, you would take M14 of the Métro to the Châtelet Les Halles stop. At Châtelet Les Halles, you would switch to M4 of the Métro and take it to Montparnasse. The ride on M14 and M4 between Gare de Lyon and Montparnasse takes at least 15 to 20 minutes, but I would still advise allowing yourself at least an hour to make this transfer. You would pay to get on the Métro locally when you're there..
  • May 22, 2017 16:27
    Jeff
    Changed title of Going to Zermatt from Zurich Airport by LinRon to Zurich Airport to Zermatt, Zermatt to Chur on the Glacier Express, and Chur to the Zurich Airport. What rail pass do we need?.
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  • May 22, 2017 16:27
    Jeff
    Changed description of We are travelling from Zurich Airport to Zermatt and want to know what train(s) and how many stops and transfers we will have to make? We will be travelling with 2 pieces of big luggage and want as few stops and train changes as possible.<br /> From Zermatt we will be taking the Glacier Express and want to stay in Chur. Do we go through St. Moritz and then on to Chur or does the Glacier Express go directly through to Chur? <br /> Also we will start our travel in Switzerland Oct. 7th in Zurich ; spend 2 days in Zermatt (Oct.7&8),<br /> 1 day in Chur (Oct.9) <br /> and overnight Oct.10th at Zurich Airport to<br /> depart Oct.11th for an early morning departure to Canada. What rail pass do we need to cover this itinerary? by LinRon to We are travelling from Zurich Airport to Zermatt and want to know what train(s) and how many stops and transfers we will have to make? We will be travelling with 2 pieces of big luggage and want as few stops and train changes as possible.From Zermatt we will be taking the Glacier Express and want to stay in Chur. Do we go through St. Moritz and then on to Chur or does the Glacier Express go directly through to Chur? Also we will start our travel in Switzerland Oct. 7th in Zurich ; spend 2 days in Zermatt (Oct.7&amp;8),1 day in Chur (Oct.9) and overnight Oct.10th at Zurich Airport todepart Oct.11th for an early morning departure to Canada. What rail pass do we need to cover this itinerary?.
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  • May 22, 2017 16:26
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Zurich Airport to Zermatt, Zermatt to Chur on the Glacier Express, and Chur to the Zurich Airport. What rail pass do we need? by Jeff to In Zermatt, one of the main draws is the observation deck at Gornergrat, where you'll have spectacular views of the Matterhorn. To reach Gornergrat, you would take the 'Gornergratbahn' cogwheel train.<br /><br />The Swiss Travel Pass would enable you to receive a 50% discount on the Gornergratbahn. To receive the 50% discount, you would purchase the 'Zermatt to Gornergrat for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the 'Gornergrat Mountain Peak' ticket here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.ca/activities/gornergrat/index.html" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.ca/activities/gornergrat/index.html</a> (Canadian website)..
  • May 22, 2017 16:26
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Zurich Airport to Zermatt, Zermatt to Chur on the Glacier Express, and Chur to the Zurich Airport. What rail pass do we need? by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />Zermatt and St Moritz are the two endpoints of the Glacier Express scenic route. Chur is in between Zermatt and St Moritz. Therefore, if you take the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Chur, you would not have you going through St Moritz. St Moritz is still another 2 to 2.5 hours beyond Chur.<br /><br />For the itinerary you laid out, you would purchase the Swiss Travel Pass. For the Swiss Travel Pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.ca/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.ca/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">https://www.raileurope.ca/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html</a> (Canadian website).<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich Airport to Zermatt</u></b><br /><br />A connection from the station at Zurich Airport to Zermatt takes about 3.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Visp along the way. The segment from Visp from Zermatt would have you following a portion of the Glacier Express route.<br /><br />On trains from Zurich Airport to Visp and Visp to Zermatt, reservations are not at all necessary. Therefore, the Swiss Travel Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning, you can view schedules for these trains by doing a search on the homepage of our website. When searching schedules for trains out of the station at the airport, you would just type 'Zurich Airport' in the field for the departure city.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt to Chur</u></b><br /><br />The Glacier Express runs direct all the way from Zermatt to Chur. This train does require reservations, as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Zermatt to Chur by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage, entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Swiss Travel Pass').<br /><br />Generally, the Glacier Express can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date. Since your intended travel falls outside of this time frame, you would just have to use an earlier date (some time within the next 90 days) to get an idea of the reservation costs and schedules.<br /><br /><b><u>Chur to Zurich Airport</u></b><br /><br />A connection from Chur to the Zurich Airport takes just over 1.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in the city of Zurich along the way.<br /><br />On trains from Chur to Zurich and Zurich to the Zurich Airport, reservations are not necessary at all, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning, you can view schedules for these trains by doing a search on the homepage of our website. When searching schedules for trains to the station at the airport, you would just type 'Zurich Airport' in the field for the arrival city..
  • May 21, 2017 13:40
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  • May 19, 2017 19:04
    Jeff
    Changed title of Advise needed on train passes to purchase for travel this august by Shane Lindsay to Which pass to purchase for Paris to Chamonix, Chamonix to Zermatt, and Zermatt to Geneva?.
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  • May 19, 2017 18:59
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Which pass to purchase for Paris to Chamonix, Chamonix to Zermatt, and Zermatt to Geneva? by Jeff to In Zermatt, one of the main draws is the observation deck at Gornergrat for spectacular views of the Matterhorn. To reach Gornergrat, you would take the 'Gornergratbahn' cogwheel train. To be covered for this trip, you would purchase the 'Zermatt to Gornergrat Full Fare Ticket' option of a pass called the 'Gornergrat Mountain Peak'. You would purchase this pass here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/gornergrat/index.html" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/gornergrat/index.html</a>.<br /><br />For time spent in Geneva, you can view various city passes and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/geneva/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/geneva/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/geneva/</a>..
  • May 19, 2017 18:59
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Which pass to purchase for Paris to Chamonix, Chamonix to Zermatt, and Zermatt to Geneva? by Jeff to For museums in Paris, you can purchase the 'Paris Museum Pass', which covers entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around Paris. For the 'Paris Museum Pass', click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />If you'll be staying in Paris for multiple days and plan on using the Métro and RER to get around the city, you may also want to consider purchasing either the 'Paris Pass' or the 'Paris Visite'.<br /><br />The 'Paris Pass' covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central Paris. You would purchase the 'Paris Pass' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />The 'Paris Visite' just covers local transportation in Paris, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the 'Paris Visite' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for Paris can be found here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/</a>..
  • May 19, 2017 18:58
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Which pass to purchase for Paris to Chamonix, Chamonix to Zermatt, and Zermatt to Geneva? by Jeff to Hi Shane,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you would purchase the 2 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> to include France and Switzerland. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> does not cover museums. The Swiss Travel Pass does cover museums in Switzerland, however, this pass does not make sense for your full itinerary.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Chamonix</u></b><br /><br />A connection from Paris to Chamonix takes about 6.5 hours in duration and involves 2 changes along the way; once in Bellegarde and then once in St Gervais Les Bains.<br /><br />The trains from Paris to Bellegarde are high-speed TGV trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Paris to Bellegarde by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Trains from Bellegarde to St Gervais Les Bains and St Gervais Les Bains to Chamonix are regional 'TER' trains, which do not even accept reservations. Therefore, the rail pass is all that would be needed to board these trains.<br /><br />To help you plan, you can view schedules from Bellegarde to St Gervais Les Bains and St Gervais Les Bains to Chamonix on our website. You would just have to break up the search once in St Gervais Les Bains. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Bellegarde to St Gervais Les Bains and then another search for connecting trains from St Gervais Les Bains to Chamonix.<br /><br /><b><u>Chamonix to Zermatt</u></b><br /><br />A connection from Chamonix to Zermatt would have you following along the famed Mont Blanc Express scenic route for much of the way. The full connection from Chamonix to Zermatt takes about 4 hours in duration and involves 3 train changes along the way; once in Vallorcine, once in Martigny, and then once in Visp. The segment from Chamonix up to Martigny is considered the Mont Blanc Express scenic route. The segment from Visp to Zermatt runs along a portion of the Glacier Express scenic route.<br /><br />None of the trains that comprise of this connection will accept reservations. Therefore, the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can view schedules on our site for the trains from Chamonix to Vallorcine, Vallorcine to Martigny, and Visp to Zermatt. However, schedules from Martigny to Visp are currently not able to be viewed. For your reference, the trains from Martigny to Visp do depart about 3 times every hour throughout the day, and ride can take anywhere from 40 minutes to about an hour. If you'd like specific schedules for the trains from Martigny to Visp, then you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Zermatt to Geneva take just under 4 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Visp along the way. Once again, these trains do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all that would be needed to board. For planning purposes, schedules from Zermatt to Geneva can be viewed by doing a search on our website..
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