Changes made in Rail Europe

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  • January 16, 2017 21:41
    Leticia Perdoménico, the poster:
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  • January 13, 2017 18:41
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Average cost of reservations for TGV trains in France with Eurail France Pass by Jeff to Hi Katie, Due to an error, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/france-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/france-pass/index.html">Eurail France Pass</a> is not yet listed as an option to select when checking passholder reservation costs on our website. Until the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/france-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail France Pass</a> is added, you can just indicate that you'll be traveling the Eurail Global Pass in order to get a price and purchase any reservations for trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow">France</a>. You would refer to our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), click the 'Seat Reservations' tab, enter the route, and then indicate that you'll be traveling with a 'Eurail Global Pass' when prompted. Generally, trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow">France</a> can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended date of departure. Many <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> trains can sell out quickly, especially during the busy Spring and Summer travel seasons, so it would be recommended that reservations be purchased as soon as possible. I'm sorry, as we are not able to provide or verify costs on this forum..
  • January 13, 2017 18:38
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Information about a trip from London to Paris, Paris to Zurich, Zurich to Zermatt, Zermatt to Zurich and Zurich to Berlin by Jeff to The new passholder rates for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> are now able to be purchased through our website, so it would no longer be necessary to call us.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase the reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. 'Eurail Three Country Select Pass').<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> can sell out quickly, so it's recommended that reservations be purchased as soon as possible. Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html">Eurostar</a> can be reserved 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure..
  • January 13, 2017 18:38
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Information about a trip from London to Paris, Paris to Zurich, Zurich to Zermatt, Zermatt to Zurich and Zurich to Berlin by Jeff to As of January 1st, the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/visp-to-zermatt.html" rel="nofollow">Visp to Zermatt</a> are covered by any <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">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>. The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-visp.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich to Visp</a> were covered previously (and are still covered)..
  • January 13, 2017 18:37
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Information about a trip from London to Paris, Paris to Zurich, Zurich to Zermatt, Zermatt to Zurich and Zurich to Berlin by Jeff to As of January 1st, the trains from Visp to Zermatt are covered by any <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>. The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-visp.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Visp</a> were covered previously (and are still covered)..
  • January 13, 2017 18:36
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Information about a trip from London to Paris, Paris to Zurich, Zurich to Zermatt, Zermatt to Zurich and Zurich to Berlin by Jeff to Hi Eidi,<br /><br />Trains that require reservations are not "free" with a rail pass; a rail pass just covers the ticket costs, and reservations are a supplemental cost to the pass.<br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/visp-to-zermatt.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/visp-to-zermatt.html">Visp to Zermatt</a> are already covered by <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Passes</a> that include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>. That started right on January 1st. The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-visp.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Visp</a> have always been covered by <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Passes</a> that include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html">Switzerland</a>. There is no reservation needed for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-visp.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-visp.html">Zurich to Visp</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/visp-to-zermatt.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/visp-to-zermatt.html">Visp to Zermatt</a>, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. Therefore, you don't have anything to worry about for this part of your trip.<br /><br />In contrast, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/london-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/london-to-paris.html">London-Paris</a>) does require reservations in addition to the rail pass, and these reservations are not yet able to be purchased on our website. However, I have verified that they are now available for purchase if you 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. Hopefully, these fares will become available for purchase via our website very soon, but feel free to call us in the meantime..
  • January 13, 2017 18:36
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Information about a trip from London to Paris, Paris to Zurich, Zurich to Zermatt, Zermatt to Zurich and Zurich to Berlin by Jeff to Hi Eidi,<br /><br />Trains that require reservations are not "free" with a rail pass; a rail pass just covers the ticket costs, and reservations are a supplemental cost to the pass.<br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/visp-to-zermatt.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/visp-to-zermatt.html">Visp to Zermatt</a> are already covered by <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Passes</a> that include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>. That started right on January 1st. The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-visp.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Visp</a> have always been covered by <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Passes</a> that include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html">Switzerland</a>. There is no reservation needed for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-visp.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-visp.html">Zurich to Visp</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/visp-to-zermatt.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/visp-to-zermatt.html">Visp to Zermatt</a>, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. Therefore, you don't have anything to worry about for this part of your trip.<br /><br />In contrast, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/london-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/london-to-paris.html">London-Paris</a>) does require reservations in addition to the rail pass, and these reservations are not yet able to be purchased on our website. However, I have verified that they are now available for purchase if you 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. Hopefully, these fares will become available for purchase via our website very soon, but feel free to call us in the meantime..
  • January 13, 2017 18:36
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Information about a trip from London to Paris, Paris to Zurich, Zurich to Zermatt, Zermatt to Zurich and Zurich to Berlin by Jeff to Hi Eidi,<br /><br />Trains that require reservations are not "free" with a rail pass; a rail pass just covers the ticket costs, and reservations are a supplemental cost to the pass.<br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/visp-to-zermatt.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/visp-to-zermatt.html">Visp to Zermatt</a> are already covered by <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Passes</a> that include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>. That started right on January 1st. The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-visp.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Visp</a> have always been covered by <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Passes</a> that include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html">Switzerland</a>. There is no reservation needed for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-visp.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-visp.html">Zurich to Visp</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/visp-to-zermatt.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/visp-to-zermatt.html">Visp to Zermatt</a>, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. Therefore, you don't have anything to worry about for this part of your trip.<br /><br />In contrast, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/london-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/london-to-paris.html">London-Paris</a>) does require reservations in addition to the rail pass, and these reservations are not yet able to be purchased on our website. However, I have verified that they are now available for purchase if you 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. Hopefully, these fares will become available for purchase via our website very soon, but feel free to call us in the meantime..
  • January 13, 2017 18:31
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Information about a trip from London to Paris, Paris to Zurich, Zurich to Zermatt, Zermatt to Zurich and Zurich to Berlin by Jeff to Happy New Year! Technically, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a> does now cover the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a>. With that said, they have yet to load the appropriate fares into the international booking system. Until they do so, we would not be able to sell the reservations you'd need. We hope this would be fixed at some point within the next few days, so I would definitely recommend checking back with us daily.<br /><br />You would check for the 'Passholder' fares (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. 'Eurail Three Country Select Pass').<br /><br />When you pull up the results of your search, if there is a yellow box that says 'Train Tickets Found', then you are being quoted for regular tickets instead of the passholder reservations. Currently, until the correct fares are loaded, this is what you would see next to every departure when you do a passholder reservation search for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html">Eurostar</a>. We are very sorry for any inconvenience, as this is a train we recommend booking as soon as possible..
  • January 13, 2017 16:19
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Information about a trip from London to Paris, Paris to Zurich, Zurich to Zermatt, Zermatt to Zurich and Zurich to Berlin by Jeff to Happy New Year! Technically, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow">France</a> does now cover the Eurostar trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html" rel="nofollow">London</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a>. With that said, they have yet to load the appropriate fares into the international booking system. Until they do so, we would not be able to sell the reservations you'd need. We hope this would be fixed at some point within the next few days, so I would definitely recommend checking back with us daily.<br /><br />You would check for the 'Passholder' fares (reservations) by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. 'Eurail Three Country Select Pass').<br /><br />When you pull up the results of your search, if there is a yellow box that says 'Train Tickets Found', then you are being quoted for regular tickets instead of the passholder reservations. Currently, until the correct fares are loaded, this is what you would see next to every departure when you do a passholder reservation search for the Eurostar. We are very sorry for any inconvenience, as this is a train we recommend booking as soon as possible..
  • January 13, 2017 16:16
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Information about a trip from London to Paris, Paris to Zurich, Zurich to Zermatt, Zermatt to Zurich and Zurich to Berlin by Jeff to Hi Eidi, The 3 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> (to include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow">France</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow">Germany</a>) would be the best option for your itinerary. In fact, starting in 2017, any Eurail Pass that includes France will cover the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/england/london/indexhtml">London</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a>. Also starting in 2017, Eurail Passes that include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html">Switzerland</a> will cover trains between Visp and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zermatt/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a> (which previously were only covered by the single country <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> or a separate ticket). A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zermatt/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a> does involve changing trains once in Visp en route. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">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>. If you book the pass by December 31st, you can receive <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass-off-peak/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass-off-peak/indexhtml">20% off</a> by purchasing the pass from here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass-off-peak/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass-off-peak/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass-off-peak/index.html</a>. Rail passes would just have to validated for use within 11 months from the date they are purchased. In addition to the pass, some of your trains will require reservations. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any 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 (i.e. 'Eurail Three Country Select Pass'). <b><u>London to Paris</u></b> The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/london-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/london-to-parishtml">London to Paris</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> trains) do require reservations in addition to the rail pass. Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> can be reserved 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure. The new passholder reservations for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-bookhtml">Eurostar</a> trains are not yet available for bookings, so I would recommend checking back with us again after the new year. <b><u>Paris to Zurich</u></b> There are direct high-speed trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-zurichhtml">Paris to Zurich</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> trains). These trains also require reservations in addition to the rail pass. Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> trains can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended departure date. <b><u>Zurich to Zermatt &amp; Zermatt to Zurich</u></b> As alluded to above, connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zermatt/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zermatt/indexhtml">Zermatt</a> involve changing trains once in Visp en route. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/visp-to-zermatt.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/visp-to-zermatthtml">Visp to Zermatt</a> follow along a segment of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/glacier-express/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/glacier-express/how-to-bookhtml">Glacier Express scenic route</a>. On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-visp.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/zurich-to-visphtml">Zurich to Visp</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/visp-to-zermatt.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/visp-to-zermatthtml">Visp to Zermatt</a>, reservations are not necessary, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. The same would apply for your trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zermatt/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zermatt/indexhtml">Zermatt</a> back to <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>. A connection between <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> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zermatt/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zermatt/indexhtml">Zermatt</a> would take just over 3 hours each way. <b><u>Zurich to Berlin</u></b> A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich to Berlin</a> takes 8 to 8.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once along the way. The train change can be in either Hannover, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/indexhtml">Frankfurt</a>, or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a>. With trains comprising of these routes, it is generally the case that reservations would not be required, but they would be recommended. Only on trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-basel.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-basel.html">Zurich to Basel</a> would I say that reservations would not be necessary at all. When checking schedules and purchasing reservations for a trip from <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> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/indexhtml">Berlin</a>, you would just piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. For example, for the option via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/basel/indexhtml">Basel</a>, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-basel.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-basel.html">Zurich to Basel</a> and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel to Berlin</a>. There would just be no need to actually purchase reservations for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-basel.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-basel.html">Zurich to Basel</a>. Generally, reservations open up 120 days in advance of a departure for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-frankfurt.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/zurich-to-frankfurthtml">Zurich to Frankfurt</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/frankfurt-to-berlinhtml">Frankfurt to Berlin</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-hannover.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/zurich-to-hannoverhtml">Zurich to Hannover</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hannover-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/hannover-to-berlinhtml">Hannover to Berlin</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/basel-to-berlinhtml">Basel to Berlin</a>.These are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ice/how-to-bookhtml">ICE (InterCity Express)</a> trains..
  • January 13, 2017 16:14
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    Changed reply in topic of Transfer times for connections from Rothenburg to Munich by Jeff to For a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" 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">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/munich/</a>..
  • January 13, 2017 16:13
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    Changed reply in topic of Transfer times for connections from Rothenburg to Munich by Jeff to Hi Rajini, Rest assured, there are never any issues with passengers connecting from the Rothenburg ob der Tauber-Steinach trains to the Steinach-Treuchtlingen trains. The 3 minutes is sufficient, as the trains to Treuchtlingen are meant to connect up with trains coming from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/rothenburg-ob-der-tauber/index.html" rel="nofollow">Rothenburg ob der Tauber</a>. Similarly, the 5 minutes in Treuchtlingen would also be sufficient..
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  • January 10, 2017 22:35
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    Changed reply in topic of Trying to book the Granada to Barcelona night train by Jeff to Hi Sunita,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be to purchase the Eurail Spain Pass. You would purchase the Eurail Spain Pass here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-spain-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-spain-pass/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-spain-pass/index.html</a> <br /><br />In addition to the pass, trains on each of the requested routes require reservations. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any 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 (i.e. a ‘Eurail Spain Pass’). Generally, trains in Spain can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />When booking passholder reservations for trains in Spain, I would also recommend that you choose the specific hour for each set of departures you wish to view. For example, if you want to view trains departing during the 1 o'clock hour, adjust your preferred departure time specifically to '01 pm' rather than keeping it at '08 am' and clicking the 'Later Trains' button to view more options. This is because, due to an error, our website will only display the actual 'passholder' rates (reservations) for the first 4 or 5 departures in the results that turn up, with regard to searches for trains in Spain.<b><u><br /><br />Madrid to Seville</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Madrid to Seville are high-speed AVE trains, on which reservations are required in addition to the pass. Most of the trains on this route should be able to be reserved on our website for dates within the next 60 to 90 days.<b><u><br /><br />Seville to Granada</u></b><br /><br />A connection from Seville to Granada involves taking a train from Seville to Antequera, where you would switch to a bus that would take you to Granada.<br /><br />Note: There were direct trains between Seville and Granada, but there has been ongoing construction on the rail line outside of Granada, forcing the bus substitution between Antequera and Granada.<br /><br />Since the Antequera-Granada buses are substitutions for the trains that should be operating along this stretch, the Eurail Spain Pass would be accepted.<br /><br />Connecting Seville and Antequera are direct AVE, Avant, or MD (Media Distancia) trains, which all would require reservations in addition to your rail pass. Generally, we are able to issue the reservations for these trains. However, due to an error, the rail network of Spain has not enabled reservations for these trains to be booked from anywhere outside of Spain. We expect to have access again very soon. In the meantime, you can call us to put in a pending request for these reservations. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday.<b><u><br /><br />Granada to Barcelona<br /><br /></u></b>I'm sorry, however, the night train between Granada and Barcelona is still not operating. To get from Granada to Barcelona, you would take the bus back to Antequera, where you would board your train to Barcelona. Just like for your inbound to Granada from Seville, the Eurail Spain Pass would be accepted on the bus between Granada and Antequera.<br /><br />The direct trains from Antequera to Barcelona are high-speed AVE trains, on which reservations would be required in addition to the rail pass. The direct trains from Antequera to Barcelona should be able to be reserved on our website for dates within the next 60 to 90 days..
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