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  • January 22, 2019 17:34
    Jeff
    Changed title of Only a Bus to Chamonix in April 2019? by Hunter to Only a bus from Annecy to Chamonix in April 2019?.
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  • January 22, 2019 17:33
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Only a bus from Annecy to Chamonix in April 2019? by Jeff to Hi Hunter,<br /><br />Generally, connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/annecy" rel="nofollow">Annecy</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/chamonix" rel="nofollow">Chamonix</a> do involve changing trains once in St Gervais les Bains along the way. However, the national rail network of France&nbsp;is not running these trains during the time of your travel. On your requested travel date, you would instead take the bus. Tickets for the bus can only be purchased locally in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow">France</a>.<br /><br />For tours and activities in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/chamonix" rel="nofollow">Chamonix</a>, you can click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=51&amp;cities=cities-24269" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=51&amp;cities=cities-24269">https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=51&amp;cities=cities-24269</a>.
  • January 22, 2019 16:35
    Jeff
    Changed title of Travel from London to Frankfurt, FRA to Brussel, Brussel to Paris. All in March 2019. Which pass suits best. by ADNAN RABBANI to Travel from London to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Brussels, Brussels to Paris. All in March 2019. Which pass suits best..
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  • January 22, 2019 16:33
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Travel from London to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Brussels, Brussels to Paris. All in March 2019. Which pass suits best. by Jeff to If you'll be in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> 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 '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/activitycode2036PARISdestId479catId">Paris Pass</a>' 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 '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/activities/activitycode2036PARISdestId479catId">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId</a>=<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite</a>' just covers local transportation in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/paris">Paris</a>, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Visite</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339</a><br /><br />There is also the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">Paris Museum Pass</a>', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">Paris Museum Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335</a><br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/activities/countriesFrancecitiescities-479">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479</a>.
  • January 22, 2019 16:32
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Travel from London to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Brussels, Brussels to Paris. All in March 2019. Which pass suits best. by Jeff to If you'll be 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 '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=">Paris Pass</a>' 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 '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId</a>=<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite</a>' just covers local transportation in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339</a><br /><br />There is also the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow">Paris Museum Pass</a>', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">Paris Museum Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335</a><br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479</a>.
  • January 22, 2019 16:28
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Travel from London to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Brussels, Brussels to Paris. All in March 2019. Which pass suits best. by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt</a>, you can shop various city passes and tours by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-489" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-489">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-489</a><br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a>, you can shop city passes and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/belgium/brussels/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/belgium/brussels/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/belgium/brussels/</a>..
  • January 22, 2019 16:28
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Travel from London to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Brussels, Brussels to Paris. All in March 2019. Which pass suits best. by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a> for multiple days and you'll be using public transit to get around, you'd want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow">London Travel Card</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow">Visitor Oyster Card</a>', both of which would cover public transit networks in the city, including the Tube, London Overground, and city buses.<br /><br />To purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow">London Travel Card</a>' you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327</a><br /><br />To purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331">Visitor Oyster Card</a>' you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331</a><br /><br />To browse other city passes for a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/london">London</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=England&amp;cities=cities-737" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=England&amp;cities=cities-737">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=England&amp;cities=cities-737</a>.
  • January 22, 2019 16:26
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Travel from London to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Brussels, Brussels to Paris. All in March 2019. Which pass suits best. by Jeff to Hi Adnan,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would just be to purchase regular tickets.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>. For this much travel, we would always recommend booking 1st class.<br /><br /><b><u>London to Frankfurt</u></b><br /><br />The fastest connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt">Frankfurt</a> take about 5.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels</a> along the way. When purchasing tickets for this trip, you would just have to break up your search in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/brussels">Brussels</a>. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/london-brussels" rel="nofollow">London to Brussels</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brussels-frankfurt" rel="nofollow">Brussels to Frankfurt</a>.<br /><br />When choosing your trains, I would recommend allowing yourself at least 25 minutes to change trains at the station in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/brussels-midi" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/brussels-midi">Brussels Midi</a>).<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels">Brussels</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> high-speed trains. Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/brussels">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frankfurt</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) trains. Generally, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> trains can be booked 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure, while these <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> trains can be booked within 180 days days of a departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Frankfurt to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />You would then take another <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> train to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt">Frankfurt</a> back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels">Brussels</a>. Generally, trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/frankfurt-brussels" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/frankfurt-brussels">Frankfurt to Brussels</a> can be booked within 180 days of a departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to Paris</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brussels-paris" rel="nofollow">Brussels to Paris</a> can only be booked within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • January 22, 2019 16:02
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Travel from London to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Brussels, Brussels to Paris. All in March 2019. Which pass suits best. by Jeff to Hi Adnan,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would just be to purchase regular tickets.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>. For this much travel, we would always recommend booking 1st class.<br /><br /><b><u>London to Frankfurt</u></b><br /><br />The fastest connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt</a> take about 5.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a> along the way. When purchasing tickets for this trip, you would just have to break up your search in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels">Brussels</a>. Therefore, you would do one search from London to Brussels and then another search for connecting trains from Brussels to Frankfurt.<br /><br />When choosing your trains, I would recommend allowing yourself at least 25 minutes to change trains at the station in Brussels (Brussels Midi).<br /><br />Trains from London to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> high-speed trains. Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">InterCity Express</a>) trains. Generally, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> trains can be booked 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure, while these ICE trains can be booked within 180 days days of a departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Frankfurt to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />You would then take another <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> train to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt</a> back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a>. Generally, trains from Frankfurt to Brussels can be booked within 180 days of a departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to Paris</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a> to Paris are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains. Trains from Brussels to Paris can only be booked within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • January 22, 2019 15:58
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Travel from London to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Brussels, Brussels to Paris. All in March 2019. Which pass suits best. by Jeff to Hi Adnan,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would just be to purchase regular tickets.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>. For this much travel, we would always recommend booking 1st class.<br /><br /><b><u>London to Frankfurt</u></b><br /><br />The fastest connections from London to Frankfurt take about 5.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Brussels along the way. When purchasing tickets for this trip, you would just have to break up your search once in Brussels. Therefore, you would do one search from London to Brussels and then another search for connecting trains from Brussels to Frankfurt.<br /><br />When choosing your trains, I would recommend allowing yourself at least 25 minutes to change trains at the station in Brussels (Brussels Midi).<br /><br />Trains from London to Brussels are Eurostar high-speed trains. Direct trains from Brussels to Frankfurt are high-speed ICE (InterCity Express) trains. Generally, Eurostar trains can be booked 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure, while these ICE trains can be booked within 180 days days of a departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Frankfurt to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />You would then take another ICE train to get from Frankfurt back to Brussels. Generally, trains from Frankfurt to Brussels can be booked within 180 days of a departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to Paris</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Brussels to Paris are high-speed Thalys trains. Trains from Brussels to Paris can only be booked within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • January 22, 2019 15:23
    Jeff
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  • January 16, 2019 16:34
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Trip to Italy & Switzerland. Going from Rome or Milan to Wengen. Otherwise, Rome-Florence-Tuscany-Venice-Milan. by Jeff to Hi Samreen,<br /><br />The pass you purchase depends on the countries. If you’ll be traveling in more than 1 country, you would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>. If you’ll be traveling in one country, you would just purchase the single country pass for that country.<br /><br />A rail pass covers trains running ‘inter-city’ (between different cities) within the country or countries included on the pass.<br /><br />Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/italy-pass-5922" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/italy-pass-5922">Eurail Italy Pass</a> does not cover travel in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>, and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> does not cover trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a>.<br /><br />Note: There are a couple notable exceptions with regard to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a>. One exception is the route from Brig to Locarno via Domodossola. This route passes through Italy, but the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would still be valid. The other exception is the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/bernina-express-7545">Bernina</a> bus between Lugano and Tirano.<br /><br />If you'll just be doing either of the routes you laid out above, then I would just recommend purchasing regular tickets instead of a rail pass. It really just depends on the specifics of what you'll be doing.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan (or Rome) to Wengen</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to Wengen take 4 to 4.5 hours in duration and involve at least 3 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spiez</a>, once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, and then once in Lauterbrunnen. In certain cases, there will be another train change in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig</a> in between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/spiez">Spiez</a>. When checking schedules and purchasing tickets for a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to Wengen, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment (i.e. one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez">Milan to Spiez</a>, another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/spiez-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/spiez-interlaken">Spiez to Interlaken</a>, another search for connecting trains from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen, and then another search for connecting trains from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen).<br /><br />If starting in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome</a>, you would first just have to take a direct high-speed train up to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a>. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-milan">Rome to Milan</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-italo-7544">Italo</a> trains.<br /><br />Generally, trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-milan">Rome to Milan</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Brig</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez">Milan to Spiez</a> can be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date. Tickets for trains within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig to Spiez</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/spiez-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/spiez-interlaken">Spiez to Interlaken</a>, Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen, and Lauterbrunnen to Wengen) call can only be booked within 60 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Trains from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen follow along the scenic Bernese Oberland Railway, and the short trip from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen runs along the Wengernalp Railway.<br /><br />If you'll be staying in Wengen, I assume you'd be planning to&nbsp;make the trek up to Jungfraujoch while you're there. If that is the case, you would need to purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch' (Low-season, Mid-season, or High-season option depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'&nbsp;would cover you for a round-trip on the Wengernalp Railway from Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg and then the Jungfrau Railway from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' segment 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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken Ost</a>), Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch. 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>Rome-Florence-Venice-Milan</u></b><br /><br />For your itinerary that consists solely of travel in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a>, you could purchase the single country <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/italy-pass-5922" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/italy-pass-5922">Eurail Italy Pass</a>, but regular tickets would work out to be more economical for the cities you mentioned. There are direct high-speed trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/rome">Rome</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/florence">Florence</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>. Tuscany is a region, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florence</a> is in Tuscany.<br /><br />Once again, you would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />Generally, trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">Italy</a> can be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date..
  • January 16, 2019 16:34
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Trip to Italy & Switzerland. Going from Rome or Milan to Wengen. Otherwise, Rome-Florence-Tuscany-Venice-Milan. by Jeff to Hi Samreen,<br /><br />The pass you purchase depends on the countries. If you’ll be traveling in more than 1 country, you would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>. If you’ll be traveling in one country, you would just purchase the single country pass for that country.<br /><br />A rail pass covers trains running ‘inter-city’ (between different cities) within the country or countries included on the pass.<br /><br />Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/italy-pass-5922" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/italy-pass-5922">Eurail Italy Pass</a> does not cover travel in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>, and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> does not cover trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a>.<br /><br />Note: There are a couple notable exceptions with regard to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a>. One exception is the route from Brig to Locarno via Domodossola. This route passes through Italy, but the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would still be valid. The other exception is the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545">Bernina</a> bus between Lugano and Tirano.<br /><br />If you'll just be doing either of the routes you laid out above, then I would just recommend purchasing regular tickets instead of a rail pass. It really just depends on the specifics of what you'll be doing.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan (or Rome) to Wengen</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to Wengen take 4 to 4.5 hours in duration and involve at least 3 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spiez</a>, once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, and then once in Lauterbrunnen. In certain cases, there will be another train change in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig</a> in between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/spiez">Spiez</a>. When checking schedules and purchasing tickets for a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to Wengen, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment (i.e. one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez">Milan to Spiez</a>, another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/spiez-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/spiez-interlaken">Spiez to Interlaken</a>, another search for connecting trains from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen, and then another search for connecting trains from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen).<br /><br />If starting in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome</a>, you would first just have to take a direct high-speed train up to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a>. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-milan">Rome to Milan</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-italo-7544">Italo</a> trains.<br /><br />Generally, trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-milan">Rome to Milan</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Brig</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez">Milan to Spiez</a> can be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date. Tickets for trains within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig to Spiez</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/spiez-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/spiez-interlaken">Spiez to Interlaken</a>, Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen, and Lauterbrunnen to Wengen) call can only be booked within 60 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Trains from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen follow along the scenic Bernese Oberland Railway, and the short trip from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen runs along the Wengernalp Railway.<br /><br />If you'll be staying in Wengen, I assume you'd be planning to&nbsp;make the trek up to Jungfraujoch while you're there. If that is the case, you would need to purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch' (Low-season, Mid-season, or High-season option depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'&nbsp;would cover you for a round-trip on the Wengernalp Railway from Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg and then the Jungfrau Railway from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' segment 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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken Ost</a>), Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch. 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>Rome-Florence-Venice-Milan</u></b><br /><br />For your itinerary that consists solely of travel in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a>, you could purchase the single country <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/italy-pass-5922" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/italy-pass-5922">Eurail Italy Pass</a>, but regular tickets would work out to be more economical for the cities you mentioned. There are direct high-speed trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/rome">Rome</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/florence">Florence</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>. Tuscany is a region, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florence</a> is in Tuscany.<br /><br />Once again, you would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />Generally, trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">Italy</a> can be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date..
  • January 16, 2019 16:09
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Trip to Italy & Switzerland. Going from Rome or Milan to Wengen. Otherwise, Rome-Florence-Tuscany-Venice-Milan. by Jeff to We do recommend taking the train for your travels in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a> (and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>, for that matter). Trains are a very relaxing way to travel and allow you to just sit back and gaze out at the countryside. Many of the routes you'll be taking are particularly scenic. If you were to drive, whoever is behind the wheel misses out on all that. We also recommend going with 1st class on your trains..
  • January 16, 2019 16:07
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Trip to Italy & Switzerland. Going from Rome or Milan to Wengen. Otherwise, Rome-Florence-Tuscany-Venice-Milan. by Jeff to Hi Samreen,<br /><br />The pass you purchase depends on the countries. If you’ll be traveling in more than 1 country, you would purchase the Eurail Global Pass. If you’ll be traveling in one country, you would just purchase the single country pass for that country.<br /><br />A rail pass covers trains running ‘inter-city’ (between different cities) within the country or countries included on the pass.<br /><br />Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/italy-pass-5922" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/italy-pass-5922">Eurail Italy Pass</a> does not cover travel in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>, and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> does not cover trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a>.<br /><br />Note: There are a couple notable exceptions with regard to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a>. One exception is the route from Brig to Locarno via Domodossola. This route passes through Italy, but the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would still be valid. The other exception is the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545" rel="nofollow">Bernina</a> bus between Lugano and Tirano.<br /><br />If you'll just be doing either of the routes you laid out above, then I would just recommend purchasing regular tickets instead of a rail pass. It really just depends on the specifics of what you'll be doing.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan (or Rome) to Wengen</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> to Wengen take 4 to 4.5 hours in duration and involve at least 3 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow">Spiez</a>, once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, and then once in Lauterbrunnen. In certain cases, there will be another train change in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow">Brig</a> in between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez">Spiez</a>. When checking schedules and purchasing tickets for a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> to Wengen, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment (i.e. one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez">Milan to Spiez</a>, another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/spiez-interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/spiez-interlaken">Spiez to Interlaken</a>, another search for connecting trains from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen, and then another search for connecting trains from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen).<br /><br />If starting in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow">Rome</a>, you would first just have to take a direct high-speed train up to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a>. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-milan">Rome to Milan</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544">Italo</a> trains.<br /><br />Generally, trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-milan">Rome to Milan</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig" rel="nofollow">Milan to Brig</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez">Milan to Spiez</a> can be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date. Tickets for trains within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-spiez" rel="nofollow">Brig to Spiez</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/spiez-interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/spiez-interlaken">Spiez to Interlaken</a>, Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen, and Lauterbrunnen to Wengen) call can only be booked within 60 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Trains from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen follow along the scenic Bernese Oberland Railway, and the short trip from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen runs along the Wengernalp Railway.<br /><br />If you'll be staying in Wengen, I assume you'd be planning to&nbsp;make the trek up to Jungfraujoch while you're there. If that is the case, you would need to purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch' (Low-season, Mid-season, or High-season option depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'&nbsp;would cover you for a round-trip on the Wengernalp Railway from Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg and then the Jungfrau Railway from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' segment 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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow">Interlaken Ost</a>), Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch. 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>Rome-Florence-Venice-Milan</u></b><br /><br />For your itinerary that consists solely of travel in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a>, you could purchase the single country <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/italy-pass-5922" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/italy-pass-5922">Eurail Italy Pass</a>, but regular tickets would work out to be more economical for the cities you mentioned. There are direct high-speed trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome">Rome</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence">Florence</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a>. Tuscany is a region, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow">Florence</a> is in Tuscany.<br /><br />Once again, you would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />Generally, trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">Italy</a> can be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date..
  • January 16, 2019 15:42
    Jeff
    Changed title of trip to itlay and Switzerland. by Samreen Sultan to Trip to Italy & Switzerland. Going from Rome or Milan to Wengen. Otherwise, Rome-Florence-Tuscany-Venice-Milan..
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  • January 16, 2019 15:42
    Jeff
    Changed description of We are planning a trip to italy and switzerland! So many options of passes hence getting Clueless about selection of passes. <br /><br /> *Which pass should we take to travel from Rome or Milan to Wengen. Is Italian flexi pass a viable option? <br /><br /> *Which pass is suitable to travel from one city to another in italy? Rome to Florence to tuscany to Venice OR Milan. <br /><br /> *While in Italy is it better to rent a car and roam around intercity or travelling via train? What saves more time, and hassle. We are 2 adults and one infant. Seems like renting and train passes might be same cost wise. by Samreen Sultan to We are planning a trip to italy and switzerland! So many options of passes hence getting Clueless about selection of passes. *Which pass should we take to travel from Rome or Milan to Wengen. Is Italian flexi pass a viable option?*Which pass is suitable to travel from one city to another in italy? Rome to Florence to tuscany to Venice OR Milan. *While in Italy is it better to rent a car and roam around intercity or travelling via train? What saves more time, and hassle. We are 2 adults and one infant. Seems like renting and train passes might be same cost wise..
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  • January 16, 2019 15:36
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Trip to Italy & Switzerland. Going from Rome or Milan to Wengen. Otherwise, Rome-Florence-Tuscany-Venice-Milan. by Jeff to Hi Samreen,<br /><br />The pass you purchase depends on the countries. If you’ll be traveling in more than 1 country, you would purchase the Eurail Global Pass. If you’ll be traveling in one country, you would just purchase the single country pass for that country.<br /><br />A rail pass covers trains running ‘inter-city’ (between different cities) within the country or countries included on the pass.<br /><br />Therefore, the Eurail Italy Pass does not cover travel in Switzerland, and the Swiss Travel Pass does not cover trains in Italy.<br /><br />Note: There are a couple notable exceptions with regard to the Swiss Travel Pass. One exception is the route from Brig to Locarno via Domodossola. This route passes through Italy, but the Swiss Travel Pass would still be valid. The other exception is the Bernina bus between Lugano and Tirano.<br /><br />If you'll just be doing either of the routes you laid out above, then I would just recommend purchasing regular tickets instead of a rail pass. It really just depends on the specifics of what you'll be doing.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan (or Rome) to Wengen</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Milan to Wengen take 4 to 4.5 hours in duration and involve at least 3 train changes along the way; once in Spiez, once in Interlaken, and then once in Lauterbrunnen. In certain cases, there will be another train change in Brig in between Milan and Spiez. When checking schedules and purchasing tickets for a trip from Milan to Wengen, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment (i.e. one search from Milan to Spiez, another search for connecting trains from Spiez to Interlaken, another search for connecting trains from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen, and then another search for connecting trains from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen).<br /><br />If starting in Rome, you would first just have to take a direct high-speed train up to Milan. Trains from Rome to Milan are high-speed Frecciarossa or Italo trains.<br /><br />Generally, trains from Rome to Milan and Milan to Brig or Milan to Spiez can be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date. Tickets for trains within Switzerland (Brig to Spiez, Spiez to Interlaken, Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen, and Lauterbrunnen to Wengen) call can only be booked within 60 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Trains from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen follow along the scenic Bernese Oberland Railway, and the short trip from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen runs along the Wengernalp Railway.<br /><br />If you'll be staying in Wengen, I assume you'd be planning to&nbsp;make the trek up to Jungfraujoch while you're there. If that is the case, you would need to purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch' (Low-season, Mid-season, or High-season option depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />This pass would cover you for a round-trip on the Wengernalp Railway from Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg and then the Jungfrau Railway from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' segment 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), Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch. 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>Rome-Florence-Venice-Milan</u></b><br /><br />For your itinerary that consists solely of travel in Italy, you could purchase the single country Eurail Italy Pass, but regular tickets would work out to be more economical for the cities you mentioned. There are direct high-speed trains between Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan. Tuscany is a region, and Florence is in Tuscany.<br /><br />Once again, you would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />Generally, trains in Italy can be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date..
  • January 15, 2019 22:56
    Samreen Sultan
    Changed description of We are planning a trip to italy and switzerland! So many options of passes hence getting Clueless about selection of passes. <br /><br /> *Which pass should we take to travel from Rome or Milan to Wengen. Is Italian flexi pass a viable option? <br /><br /> *Which pass is suitable to travel from one city to another in italy? Rome to Florence to tuscany to Venice OR Milan. by Samreen Sultan to We are planning a trip to italy and switzerland! So many options of passes hence getting Clueless about selection of passes. *Which pass should we take to travel from Rome or Milan to Wengen. Is Italian flexi pass a viable option? *Which pass is suitable to travel from one city to another in italy? Rome to Florence to tuscany to Venice OR Milan. *While in Italy is it better to rent a car and roam around intercity or travelling via train? What saves more time, and hassle. We are 2 adults and one infant. Seems like renting and train passes might be same cost wise. .
  • January 14, 2019 15:51
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Amsterdam-Giethoorn, Amsterdam-Paris, Paris-Zurich, Zurich-Interlaken, Interlaken-Riomaggiore, Riomaggiore-Pisa, Riomaggiore-Rome. What kind of pass would be best economically by Jeff to Hi Ashish,<br /><br />Your pass would still be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, which you would get here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris-Disneyland Paris</u></b><br /><br />The station servicing Disneyland Paris is Marne-la-Vallée, located right at the gates to the park. To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to Marne-la-Vallée, you would just take Line A of the local RER rail network. These are like local commuter trains for which tickets can only be purchased locally when you're there. You can board an RER to Marne-la-Vallée at either the Châtelet/Les Halles or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon" rel="nofollow">Gare de Lyon</a> stations in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. From Châtelet/Les Halles, the ride to Marne-la-Vallée takes about 42 minutes. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon" rel="nofollow">Gare de Lyon</a>, the ride to Marne-la-Vallée takes about 39 minutes. Line A of the RER departs every 5 to 10 minutes throughout the day.<br /><br />Since the RER is just like a local commuter train, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is not valid on these. Unless you purchase a city pass for public transit in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, tickets for the RER would have to be purchased locally when you're there.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris-Amsterdam</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> train. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with the rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-amsterdam" rel="nofollow">Paris to Amsterdam</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’). Generally, Thalys trains can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam-Giethoorn</u></b><br /><br />I'm just going to restate the description of connections between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> and Steenwijk (Giethoorn) from above, so it's all included in one response.<br /><br />"Giethoorn itself does not have a rail station. The closest station to Giethoorn is Steenwijk, only about 4 miles away. At the station in Steenwijk, you would board a bus that will take you to Giethoorn. Just across the street from the bus stop is the canal, so you'll be able to hop onto a boat right there.<br /><br />The most feasible connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> to Steenwijk take about 1.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Almere Centrum along the way. These trains do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Schedules for trains from Amsterdam to Almere Centrum and Almere Centrum to Steenwijk are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, IC (InterCity) trains from Amsterdam to Almere Centrum depart hourly throughout the day and the ride on these trains takes about 20 minutes. There are also regional trains from Amsterdam to Almere Centrum, which depart hourly and the ride on these takes about 30 minutes. IC trains from Almere Centrum to Steenwijk depart hourly and the ride takes just over 1 hour."<br /><br />The connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> to Steenwijk I described above leave from main station in Amsterdam, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/amsterdam-centraal" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/amsterdam-centraal">Amsterdam Central</a>. However, there are also direct trains to Steenwijk that depart from a more secondary station in Amsterdam called Amsterdam Zuid. The direct trains from Amsterdam Zuid to Steenwijk depart hourly throughout the day, and the ride takes about 1.5 hours.<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam-Interlaken</u></b><br /><br />The most feasible connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> takes just under 9 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> along the way.<br /><br />The direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> is a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>, reservations are not necessary at all, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For travel with the rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/amsterdam-basel" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/amsterdam-basel">Amsterdam to Basel</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’). When you pull up the results of this search, be sure to look specifically for the direct train. Generally, the direct Amsterdam-Basel train can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-interlaken">Basel to Interlaken</a>..
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