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  • March 26, 2019 17:01
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of What should I purchase for Munich to Zurich, Zurich to Venice, and Venice back to Munich? by Jeff to Hi Jayme,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, I would recommend purchasing the 4 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> to include Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />The routes from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/munich">Munich</a> do go through Austria along the way, which is why Austria would need to be included on the pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>, you would take a bus (InterCity Bus) or a direct train (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a> train).<br /><br />The bus ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> only takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes, while the train takes just under 4.5 hours in duration. As a supplement to a rail pass, the buses from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> require reservations, while reservations are only recommended on the trains.<br /><br />Reservations for both the bus and the train are currently not able to be purchased through our website. Therefore, to purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, 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.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Venice</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> take 6.5 or 7 hours and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EuroCity</a>) trains on which reservations would also be required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> are <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> 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 by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass'). For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a>, you would just need to break up your search once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich to Milan</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Venice</a>.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Munich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a>, there is a direct day train and also an overnight train. On both of these trains, reservations would be required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />The day train is a 'Brennero' <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EuroCity</a>) train.<br /><br />The night train is an ÖBB Nighjet train.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />You would see the accommodations/compartment types being offered on the night train by clicking the 'View' button under the corresponding cost(s) that display.<br /><br />Currently, it may be the case that only the single and double sleeping compartments on the night train are able to be reserved through our website. This train also carries triple compartments, 6 passenger couchettes, and 2nd class seats.<br /><br />If you'd like to reserve one of these other compartment types, 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. If you'd like to travel during the day but the schedule for the day train doesn't work for you, other daytime connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> take 7 or 8 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Verona</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/verona">Verona</a> are <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> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Verona</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/munich">Munich</a> are 'Brennero' <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EuroCity</a>) trains on which reservations are also required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For the options involving changing trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Verona</a>, you would just need to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-verona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-verona">Venice to Verona</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/verona-munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/verona-munich">Verona to Munich</a>.<br /><br />Generally, these trains all can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure..
  • March 26, 2019 17:00
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Regarding Reservation from Venice to Zurich? On August 4th I am Traveling from Venice to Zurich . Do i need to do the reservation or direct by Jeff to Hi Srikanth,<br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/indexhtml">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> takes about 6.5 to 7 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/indexhtml">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/venice-to-milanhtml">Venice to Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/milan-to-zurichhtml">Milan to Zurich</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) trains on which reservations would also be required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />It is highly recommended that reservations be purchased in advance, before even departing for Europe.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling. For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>, you would just need to break up your search once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/indexhtml">Milan</a>. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/venice-to-milanhtml">Venice to Milan</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Zurich</a>.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure..
  • March 26, 2019 16:59
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Can you use the eurorail pass to travel from Bern to Lugano and then to Milan the same day? by Jeff to Hi Josie,<br /><br />It is definitely possible to travel from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow">Lugano</a> and then <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow">Lugano</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> within a day.<br /><br /><b><u>Bern to Lugano</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow">Lugano</a> takes just under 3.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/indexhtml">Lucerne</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/indexhtml">Zurich</a> along the way (although switching trains at the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/train-station/luzern-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/train-station/luzern-train-station.html">station in Lucerne</a> would be easier than switching trains at the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/train-station/zurich-hauptbahnhof-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/train-station/zurich-hauptbahnhof-stationhtml">station in Zurich</a>).<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/bern-to-lucernehtml">Bern to Lucerne</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-lugano.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-lugano.html">Lucerne to Lugano</a> both do not accept reservations, so a rail pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can view schedules for all options by searching the full route from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-lugano.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/bern-to-luganohtml">Bern to Lugano</a> 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>Lugano to Milan</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow">Lugano</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>, you would take a direct train, and the ride would take about 1.5 hours. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow">Lugano</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EuroCity</a>) trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lugano-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lugano-to-milan.html">Lugano to Milan</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling..
  • March 26, 2019 16:59
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Can you use the eurorail pass to travel from Bern to Lugano and then to Milan the same day? by Jeff to Hi Josie,<br /><br />It is definitely possible to travel from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a> to Lugano and then Lugano to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> within a day.<br /><br /><b><u>Bern to Lugano</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a> to Lugano takes just under 3.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/indexhtml">Lucerne</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/indexhtml">Zurich</a> along the way (although switching trains at the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/train-station/luzern-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">station in Lucerne</a> would be easier than switching trains at the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/train-station/zurich-hauptbahnhof-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/train-station/zurich-hauptbahnhof-stationhtml">station in Zurich</a>).<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/bern-to-lucernehtml">Bern to Lucerne</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-lugano.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne to Lugano</a> both do not accept reservations, so a rail pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can view schedules for all options by searching the full route from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-lugano.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/bern-to-luganohtml">Bern to Lugano</a> 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>Lugano to Milan</u></b><br /><br />From Lugano to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>, you would take a direct train, and the ride would take about 1.5 hours. Trains from Lugano to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lugano-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lugano to Milan</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling..
  • March 26, 2019 16:58
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Torino to Zurich with Swiss Pass? by Jeff to For a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow">Turin</a>, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/turin/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/turin/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/turin/</a>.<br /><br />For a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, you can view various city passes and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/</a>..
  • March 26, 2019 16:57
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Torino to Zurich with Swiss Pass? by Jeff to Hi Cecile,<br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow">Turin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> take 4.5 to 5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br /><b><u>Turin to Milan</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow">Turin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a> are not covered by a <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>, so you would need to purchase regular tickets. You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/turin-milan" rel="nofollow">Turin to Milan</a> by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>. Generally, these trains can be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow">Turin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a>, there are <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> trains, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow">Italo</a> trains, and regional trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, 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 enable you to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 3'. To receive the 'Passholder 3' rate for a direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich">Milan to Zurich</a>, you would enter the route on our homepage and indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Swiss Travel Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />When you pull up the results of your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich">Milan-Zurich</a> search, you can verify if you're being quoted the 'Passholder 3' rate by clicking the 'View' button for the cost. After clicking 'View', a box will expand out underneath displaying the 'Ticket Flexibility' options. Under the 'Semi Flexible' option, you would click 'Read More' and the name of the fare would display as either 'Trenitalia Pass 3' or 'Trenitalia International Trains Passholder 3'.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EuroCity</a>) trains..
  • March 26, 2019 16:51
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Can I use Eurail Pass in Venice for canal tours like Murano and Burano islands? by Jeff to Hi Srikanth,<br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> takes about 6.5 to 7 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/venice-to-milanhtml">Venice to Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciarossa</a> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/milan-to-zurichhtml">Milan to Zurich</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) trains on which reservations would also be required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />It is highly recommended that reservations be purchased in advance, before even departing for Europe.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling. For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>, you would just need to break up your search once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/venice-to-milanhtml">Venice to Milan</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/milan-to-zurichhtml">Milan to Zurich</a>.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure..
  • March 26, 2019 16:50
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of What should I purchase for Munich to Zurich, Zurich to Venice, and Venice back to Munich? by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a>, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/munich/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/munich/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/munich/</a>.<br /><br />For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a>, you can view various city passes and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/</a>.<br /><br />You can view various city passes and tours for a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/venice/" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/venice/</a>. Here you'll find various passes that include gondola rides or boat tours..
  • March 26, 2019 16:49
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of What should I purchase for Munich to Zurich, Zurich to Venice, and Venice back to Munich? by Jeff to Hi Jayme,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, I would recommend purchasing the 4 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> to include Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />The routes from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich">Munich</a> do go through Austria along the way, which is why Austria would need to be included on the pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a>, you would take a bus (InterCity Bus) or a direct train (EuroCity train).<br /><br />The bus ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> only takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes, while the train takes just under 4.5 hours in duration. As a supplement to a rail pass, the buses from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> require reservations, while reservations are only recommended on the trains.<br /><br />Reservations for both the bus and the train are currently not able to be purchased through our website. Therefore, to purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, 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.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Venice</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> take 6.5 or 7 hours and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EuroCity</a>) trains on which reservations would also be required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> are <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> 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 by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass'). For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a>, you would just need to break up your search once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a>. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-milan" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Milan</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice" rel="nofollow">Milan to Venice</a>.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Munich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a>, there is a direct day train and also an overnight train. On both of these trains, reservations would be required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />The day train is a 'Brennero' <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) train.<br /><br />The night train is an ÖBB Nighjet train.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />You would see the accommodations/compartment types being offered on the night train by clicking the 'View' button under the corresponding cost(s) that display.<br /><br />Currently, it may be the case that only the single and double sleeping compartments on the night train are able to be reserved through our website. This train also carries triple compartments, 6 passenger couchettes, and 2nd class seats.<br /><br />If you'd like to reserve one of these other compartment types, 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. If you'd like to travel during the day but the schedule for the day train doesn't work for you, other daytime connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> take 7 or 8 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow">Verona</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona">Verona</a> are <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> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow">Verona</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich">Munich</a> are 'Brennero' <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EuroCity</a>) trains on which reservations are also required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For the options involving changing trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow">Verona</a>, you would just need to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-verona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-verona">Venice to Verona</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/verona-munich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/verona-munich">Verona to Munich</a>.<br /><br />Generally, these trains all can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure..
  • March 26, 2019 16:27
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of We will be travelling from Paris-London and then Monte Carlo to Zurich - can this all be done with a 4 country pass? by Jeff to If you're already traveling with a rail pass:<br /><br /><b><u>Paris-London</u></b><br /><br />As of last year, any Eurail Select Pass that includes <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10">France</a> (except for the 2 country option with the combination of France and Italy) will cover the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> trains between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/paris">Paris</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> will just require reservations as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />You would purchase reservations 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.<br /><br /><b><u>Monaco-Zurich</u></b><br /><br />The direct trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/monaco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monaco</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/thello-day-trains-7533">Thello Day</a> trains) actually do not accept rail passes. However, a rail pass that includes <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> does enable a 20% discount on tickets for a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/thello-day-trains-7533">Thello Day</a>. With that said, the lowest regular rates on the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/thello-day-trains-7533">Thello Day</a> trains are typically lower than even that 20% discount.<br /><br />Since a rail pass would not be valid, you would have to purchase regular tickets if you want to take the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/thello-day-trains-7533">Thello Day</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/monaco-milan" rel="nofollow">Monaco to Milan</a>.<br /><br />Any rail pass that includes both <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">Italy</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland">Switzerland</a> is valid on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EC</a> trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>. These trains would just require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. You would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich">Milan to Zurich</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..
  • March 26, 2019 16:27
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of We will be travelling from Paris-London and then Monte Carlo to Zurich - can this all be done with a 4 country pass? by Jeff to Hi Michele,<br /><br />You'll be doing one trip from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a> and then a separate trip from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/monaco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monaco</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a>? If that is the case, then I would not recommend purchasing a rail pass. Instead, I would just recommend purchasing regular point-to-point 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" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />From Paris to London, you would take the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a>. Generally, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> can be booked 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure.<br /><br />The most feasible connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/monaco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/monaco">Monaco</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a> take just under 8.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> along the way. When checking schedules and purchasing tickets for this trip, you would just piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/monaco-milan" rel="nofollow">Monaco to Milan</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich" rel="nofollow">Milan to Zurich</a>.<br /><br />Direct trains from Monaco to Milan are <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/thello-day-trains-7533">Thello Day</a> trains. Trains from Milan to Zurich are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) trains. Generally, these particular trains can be booked once within 120 days of an intended date of departure..
  • March 26, 2019 16:26
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of We will be travelling from Paris-London and then Monte Carlo to Zurich - can this all be done with a 4 country pass? by Jeff to If you're already traveling with a rail pass:<br /><br /><b><u>Paris-London</u></b><br /><br />As of last year, any Eurail Select Pass that includes <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10">France</a> (except for the 2 country option with the combination of France and Italy) will cover the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> trains between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/paris">Paris</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> will just require reservations as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />You would purchase reservations 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.<br /><br /><b><u>Monaco-Zurich</u></b><br /><br />The direct trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/monaco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monaco</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/thello-day-trains-7533">Thello Day</a> trains) actually do not accept rail passes. However, a rail pass that includes <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> does enable a 20% discount on tickets for a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/thello-day-trains-7533">Thello Day</a>. With that said, the lowest regular rates on the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/thello-day-trains-7533">Thello Day</a> trains are typically lower than even that 20% discount.<br /><br />Since a rail pass would not be valid, you would have to purchase regular tickets if you want to take the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/thello-day-trains-7533">Thello Day</a> from Monaco to Milan.<br /><br />Any rail pass that includes both <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">Italy</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland">Switzerland</a> is valid on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>. These trains would just require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. You would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich">Milan to Zurich</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..
  • March 26, 2019 16:26
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of We will be travelling from Paris-London and then Monte Carlo to Zurich - can this all be done with a 4 country pass? by Jeff to <b><u>Getting from Monaco to Zurich using all trains on which a rail pass would be valid</u></b><br /><br />For your rail pass to be valid on the full route from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/monaco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monaco</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>, you would have to take a route that takes just under 9 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Ventimiglia and then once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>.<br /><br />From Monaco to Ventimiglia, you take a regional TER train. Regional trains do not accept reservations, so the rail pass would be all you'd need to board.<br /><br />From Ventimiglia to Milan, you would want to be sure to take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">InterCity</a>) train and not another <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533">Thello Day</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a> trains are covered by rail passes but do require reservations. When booking reservations from Ventimiglia to Milan. you can identify the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a> trains by their train numbers. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a> trains from Ventimiglia to Milan have 3-digit train numbers that begin with either a 7 or a 6.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich" rel="nofollow">Milan to Zurich</a>, you would take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EC</a> train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass..
  • March 26, 2019 15:53
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Would a Eurail Italy & Switzerland Pass work for Rome to Milan, Milan to Grindelwald, Grindelwald to Interlaken, Interlaken to Lucerne, & Lucerne to the Zurich Airport? by Jeff to Hi Lissette,<br /><br />A <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a> does cover all the requested trains, with the exception of the railway between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Grindelwald.<br /><br />For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome to Milan</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>, you would take a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train. There are also trains on this route called <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> trains, which do not accept rail passes. Therefore, you would just want to be sure to take one of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> trains so that you can use your pass.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciarossa</a> trains just require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. However, passholder reservations for trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> are currently not able to be booked on our website. Instead, to purchase passholder reservations from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome to Milan</a>, 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.<br /><br />Generally, trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to Grindelwald take about 4 to 4.5 hours in duration and involve at least 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/spiez">Spiez</a> and then once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>. In some cases, there is another change in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig</a> in between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spiez</a>.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez">Milan to Spiez</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Brig</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) trains that require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a direct train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig">Milan to Brig</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 Select Pass 2 Countries’).<br /><br />The direct trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez">Milan to Spiez</a> are currently not able to be viewed or reserved on our website, so you would have to call us if you'd like to purchase reservations for one of these trains.<br /><br />Trains from Brig to Spiez and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/spiez-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/spiez-interlaken">Spiez to Interlaken</a> do not accept reservations, so the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can just view the schedules from Brig to Spiez and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/spiez-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/spiez-interlaken">Spiez to Interlaken</a> by doing a search on our homepage.<br /><br />Since trains from Interlaken to Grindelwald (Bernese Oberland Railway) do not accept rail passes, you would need a regular ticket. The regular tickets from Interlaken to Grindelwald can be purchased by searching the route on our homepage. You would then need another ticket to account for your return from Grindelwald back to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> run along the famed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic route. On these trains, reservations are possible but not necesary. All of these trains have panoramic windows for taking in all the scenery.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you can purchase reservations from Interlaken to Lucerne 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 Select Pass 2 Countries’).<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Zurich Airport</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/zurich-flughafen-airport-5730" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich Airport</a> do not accept reservations, so the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. Currently, it is not possible to view schedules for trains into the Zurich Airport station on our website, however, the trains from Lucerne to the Zurich Airport depart once every hour throughout the day, and the ride takes about 1 hour..
  • March 26, 2019 15:53
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Zurich-Lucerne, Lucerne-Venice, Venice-Florence, Florence-Rome, should I buy the Eurail Pass for Switzerland and Italy? by Jeff to Hi Navin,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be to purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>. For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039</a>.<br /><br />I'm sorry, the Eurail Select Pass would not be valid for public transit in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">Italy</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland">Switzerland</a>. The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains running between different cities within the country or countries included on the pass. Generally, rail passes do not cover buses or metro systems in European cities.<br /><br />When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In Italy, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains.<br /><br />Generally, for travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a 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 Select Pass 2 Countries’).<br /><br />However, with regard to trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a>, passholder reservations are currently not able to be booked on our website. If you need to purchase reservations for a train in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">Italy</a> you would instead 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, trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> can only be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date. We hope to have this fixed soon, but there there is no actual word on when. We apologize for any inconvenience.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich to Lucerne</a> do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Venice (fastest, most common option)</u></b><br /><br />The fastest, most common connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> take just under 6.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in either Arth Goldau or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />With regard to the option via Arth Goldau:<br /><br />Trains from Lucerne to Arth Goldau do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />The direct train from Arth Goldau to Venice is an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) train that does require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />With regard to the option via <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a>:<br /><br />The direct train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne to Milan</a> is an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) train that requires reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Venice</a>, you would take a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> trains also require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Venice (scenic option)</u></b><br /><br />For travel between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a>, there does happen to be a more scenic alternative, which would take you along the Gotthard scenic route between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lugano</a>. The full Gotthard scenic route consists of a steamboat across Lake Lucerne from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to Flüelen and then a specific route from Flüelen to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano">Lugano</a>. From April 21st to October 14th of this year, a direct train called the Gotthard Panorama Express runs daily on this route from Flüelen to Lugano.<br /><br />The steamboat from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Flüelen is now only able to be booked locally. Just be sure to mention that you have the Eurail Select Pass, because it entitles you to receive a 50% discount.<br /><br />If you prefer, you could skip the steamboat and just take a train direct from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Flüelen. The train ride from Lucerne to Flüelen only takes about an hour, while the steamboat takes about 2.5 hours.<br /><br />The Gotthard Panorama Express (Flüelen-Lugano) require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. Currently, the Gotthard Panorama Express train is not able to be booked on our website, so you would have to call us to purchase reservations for this train as well. Generally, this train can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />In <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lugano</a>, you would switch to a train to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>. From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lugano-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lugano to Milan</a>, there are either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) trains or regional trains. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> trains require reservations, and the regional trains do not even accept reservations.<br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice">Milan to Venice</a>, you would take a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> trains also require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Florence</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-florence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice to Florence</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Freccciarossa</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> train. There is also a high-speed train called the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> that runs this route, but <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-italo-7544">Italo</a> trains are privately operated and therefore do not accept rail passes. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Freccciarossa</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Rome</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/florence-rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/florence-rome">Florence to Rome</a>, there are high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a>, and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-italo-7544">Italo</a> trains. Since <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> trains do not accept rail passes, you would once again just want to be sure to take one of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> trains. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass..
  • March 26, 2019 15:51
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Advance Purchase - Zurich to Milan by Jeff to Hi Jennifer,<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-milan" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Milan</a>&nbsp;by searching the 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 />Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EuroCity</a>) trains.<br /><br />Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EC</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a> can only be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date. If your intended travel falls outside of this time frame, you would just have to use an earlier date, some time within the next 120 days, to get an idea of the ticket costs and schedules until the time comes book.<br /><br />If you see "Last seats" after you click on a fare, it means that there is limited availability remaining at the specific fare you clicked on..
  • March 26, 2019 15:51
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Advance Purchase - Zurich to Milan by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a>, you can shop various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-577" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-577">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-577</a><br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a>, you can shop city passes and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-512" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-512</a>.
  • March 26, 2019 15:50
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Advance Purchase - Zurich to Milan by Jeff to Hi Jennifer,<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-munich" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Milan</a> by searching the 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 />Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EuroCity</a>) trains.<br /><br />Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> can only be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date. If your intended travel falls outside of this time frame, you would just have to use an earlier date, some time within the next 120 days, to get an idea of the ticket costs and schedules until the time comes book.<br /><br />If you see "Last seats" after you click on a fare, it means that there is limited availability remaining at the specific fare you clicked on..
  • March 26, 2019 15:47
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Best option for Zurich to Lucerne, Lucerne to Zernez, Zernez to Interlaken, Interlaken to Grindelwald, Grindelwald to Lugano, Lugano to Milan? by Jeff to Hi Lindsey,<br /><br />For this itinerary, I would recommend getting the 2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> depart about once every 30 minutes throughout the day, and the ride only takes 45-50 minutes.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to just view schedules for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich to Lucerne</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Zernez</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Zernez take about 3.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> and then once in Landquart.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary (or even accepted) on any of these trains either, so the rail pass is once again all you would need to board. You can refer back to the route search feature under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules; however, the route would just need to be pieced together segment-by-segment. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne to Zurich</a>, another search for connecting trains from Zurich to Landquart, and then another search for connecting trains from Landquart to Zernez.<br /><br /><b><u>Zernez to Interlaken via Bern (option #1)</u></b><br /><br />The fastest and most feasible connections from Zernez to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> take about 4.5 hours in duration and involve 3 train changes along the way; once in Landquart, once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>, and then once in Bern.<br /><br />On these trains, reservations would once again not be necessary, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can again use the route search feature under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules, you would just need to break up you search segment-by-segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Zernez to Landquart, another search for connecting trains from Landquart to Zurich, another search for requesting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-bern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich to Bern</a>, and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bern-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern to Interlaken</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Zernez to Interlaken via Lucerne/GoldenPass (option #2)</u></b><br /><br />If you don't mind adding about one hour to your journey time for this trip, you can take a different route that takes you over part of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass scenic route</a>. This option would take about 5.5 hours in duration and involves 3 train changes along the way; once in Landquart, once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>, and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a>. The segment <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> is the part that follows the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> route.<br /><br />On the segment from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary. On the other trains that make up this connection, reservations are also not necessary. Therefore, the rail pass is again all you would need to board.<br /><br />You can refer back to our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view the schedules, you would just have to piece together your search segment-by-segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Zernez to Landquart, another search for connecting trains from Landquart to Zurich, another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich to Lucerne</a>, and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> all have panoramic windows for enjoying all the surrounding scenery.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Grindelwald depart about 30 minutes throughout the day, and the ride only takes about 33 minutes. They run along the famed 'Bernese Oberland Railway' on the way up to nearby Jungfraujoch. Eurail Select Passes are actually not valid on trains from Interlaken to Grindelwald, so you would just need to purchase a separate ticket for this short trip. If you do so locally, you may be able to receive a 25% discount by mentioning that you have the Eurail Select Pass. In the meantime, you can view the schedules by doing a search for the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>).<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald to Lugano via the 'Gotthard Panorama Express' (option #1)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Grindelwald/Interlaken take you through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>. If you like, you can get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> down to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lugano</a> by taking the 'Gotthard Panorama Express' scenic journey. This specific route can even consist of taking a steamboat on Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Flüelen (Flüelen being where the train part of the 'Gotthard Panorama Express' journey begins).<br /><br />The full route from Grindelwald to Lugano via the 'Gotthard Panorama Express' journey would take a bit longer and involves at least 3 changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>, once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a>, and then in Flüelen.<br /><br />You would once again just need a separate ticket for the train from Grindelwald to Interlaken, since Eurail Select Passes are not valid on this particular rail line. If you purchase this ticket locally, you may be able to receive a 25% discount by mentioning you have the Eurail Select Pass.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>, you would go back over the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route.<br /><br />The steamboat from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Flüelen takes about 2.5 hours, while a direct train from Lucerne to Flüelen only takes about 1 hour. Therefore, you can cut down a little on the time just by taking a train for the segment from Lucerne to Flüelen. For the steamboat, showing your Eurail Select Pass would get you a 50% discount locally.<br /><br />In Flüelen you can board a direct 'Gotthard Panorama Express' train that would take you all the way down to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lugano">Lugano</a>. The actual 'Gotthard Panorama Express' train, which runs direct from Flüelen to Lugano, requires reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. Currently, reservations for the 'Gotthard Panorama Express' are not able to be purchased on our website. To purchase reservations for this train you would instead 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.<br /><br />Just like the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>, 'Gotthard Panorama Express' has panoramic windows for taking in the scenery. For this year, the actual 'Gotthard Panorama Express' trains only run between April 21st and October 14th.<br /><br />You can view schedules for the rest of the journey from our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Grindelwald to Interlaken, another search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-lucerne-5759" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-lucerne-5759">Interlaken to Lucerne</a>, and then another search for trains from Lucerne to Flüelen.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald to Lugano, involving a direct train from Lucerne to Lugano (option #2)</u></b><br /><br />The fastest connections from Grindelwald to Lugano involve taking a direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> straight to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lugano</a>. These would still be scenic and cover much of the same ground as the 'Gotthard Panorama Express', but they take you through the new 'Gotthard Base Tunnel' for a stretch, causing you to miss some of the trip's best scenery.<br /><br />In its entirety, the full route for this option only takes about 5 hours in duration and involves at least 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>.<br /><br />Since Eurail Select Passes are not valid on the trains from Grindelwald to Interlaken, you would still need a separate ticket for this segment, and the pass still may enable you to receive a 25% locally.<br /><br />The rail pass will then cover you for the remaining part of this journey (trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lugano">Lugano</a>). Reservations are not necessary on the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lugano</a>, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />You can view schedules for these trains on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) by doing one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-lucerne-5759" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-lucerne-5759">Interlaken to Lucerne</a> and another search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/lucerne-lugano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne to Lugano</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Lugano to Milan</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lugano</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>, you can just take a direct regional train. The regional trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lugano</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you'd need board. The ride takes just over 1 hour. If you happen to take one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lugano">Lugano</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a>, they would require you to purchase reservations.<br /><br />When you search <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lugano-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/lugano-milan">Lugano to Milan</a> on our site, only schedules for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> trains would display. If you want the specific schedules for the regional trains on this route, you can call us..
  • March 26, 2019 15:46
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Paris to Rome, Rome to Venice, Venice to Interlaken, and Interlaken to Paris. What should I purchase? by Jeff to Hi Mahmood,<br /><br />For that much travel, you would want to get the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For this much travel, I would recommend going with 1st class.<br /><br />Most of your trains will require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a 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’).<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Rome</u></b><br /><br />The daytime connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome</a> takes just under 10.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/turin">Turin</a> along the way.<br /><br />The direct trains from Paris to Turin are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-france-italy-7558" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France-Italy TGV</a> trains. From Turin to Rome, you would take a <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> high-speed train. These trains require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />When purchasing reservations for a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/paris">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/rome">Rome</a>, you would just break up your search in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin</a>. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-turin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-turin">Paris to Turin</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/turin-rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin to Rome</a>.<br /><br />When you choose your trains into and out of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin</a>, be sure to account for the stations of arrival and departure. Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-turin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-turin">Paris to Turin</a> only arrive into the Turin Porta Susa station, while trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/turin-rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/turin-rome">Turin to Rome</a> can depart from either Porta Susa or the Porta Nuova station. If you needed to, you would commute from Porta Susa to Porta Nuova by taking a local metro or regional train, in which case the ride would only be about 8-10 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome to Venice</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a>, you would take a direct <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-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciargento</a> train. These trains also require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. Since these are direct trains, you would just do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-venice">Rome to Venice</a> when purchasing the reservations on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our site</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Interlaken</u></b><br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> is the gateway to Jungfraujoch. Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/venice">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> take 6 to 6.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spiez</a>.<br /><br />Trains from Venice to Milan and Milan to Spiez will both require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. On trains from Spiez to Interlaken, reservations are not at all necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />When booking your passholder reservations from Venice to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spiez</a> on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our site</a>, you would just break up your search in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-milan">Venice to Milan</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Spiez</a>.<br /><br />For planning, you can still use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for the non-reservable segment from Spiez to Interlaken. When checking schedules for non-reservable trains, just be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />Trains from Venice to Milan are <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> high-speed trains, and trains from Milan to Spiez are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken &amp; Jungfraujoch</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> does not cover the trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch. However, with the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> you would be eligible to receive a discount of about 25% on these trains.<br /><br />To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Eurail Pass Holder' (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season 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 />This pass covers the 2 routes up to Jungfraujoch and a return within 24 hours. These routes are as follows:<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 />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 '<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>' 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>), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, or 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, 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 Paris</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/paris">Paris</a> take just over 5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a> along the way.<br /><br />On trains from Interlaken to Basel, reservation 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//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Trains from Basel to Paris are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a> to view schedules for the unreserved segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-basel">Interlaken to Basel</a> (leaving the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked).<br /><br />You would then do a separate search to purchase your passholder reservations for a connecting train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-paris">Basel to Paris</a> (making sure you re-check the 'I have a rail pass' button)..
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