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  • April 19, 2019 17:44
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Why are there additional fees for every train connection I want to make even though I have a rail pass?? by Jeff to Almost all trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lyon</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a> high-speed trains, which require reservations.<br /><br />There are 3 slow-moving regional (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TER</a>) trains for which all you’d need is the rail pass to board; however, the regional trains take over 3 hours longer to get 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/lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lyon</a>.<br /><br />The regional trains 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/lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lyon</a> depart out of the Paris Bercy station and take over 5 hours. The high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> trains depart out of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-gare-de-lyon">Paris Gare de Lyon station</a> and only take about 2 hours.<br /><br />When you do a search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-lyon">Paris to Lyon</a>, you can scroll through the results to locate the schedules for the regional trains, which will be labeled as ‘TER’ trains. Once again, the regional <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ter-7551">TER</a> trains do not take reservations, 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>&nbsp;would be all you’d need to board.<br /><br />On <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV </a>trains within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10">France</a>, the passholder reservation fees are only a small amount, so it would likely be worth it for you to just take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> instead, so that extra 3 hours on the train doesn't cut into your time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lyon</a>. On most reservable trains, this would be the case, as the reservation fees would just be a small amount. Additionally, unless you're traveling a short distance, longer connections comprised of non-reservable trains would often take a significant amount of time..
  • April 19, 2019 17:42
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Why are there additional fees for every train connection I want to make even though I have a rail pass?? by Jeff to Almost all trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lyon</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a> high-speed trains, which require reservations.<br /><br />There are 3 slow-moving regional (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TER</a>) trains for which all you’d need is the rail pass to board; however, the regional trains take over 3 hours longer to get 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/lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lyon</a>.<br /><br />The regional trains 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/lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lyon</a> depart out of the Paris Bercy station and take over 5 hours. The high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> trains depart out of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-gare-de-lyon">Paris Gare de Lyon station</a> and only take about 2 hours.<br /><br />When you do a search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris to Lyon</a>, you can scroll through the results to locate the schedules for the regional trains, which will be labeled as ‘TER’ trains. Once again, the regional <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ter-7551">TER</a> trains do not take reservations, 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>&nbsp;would be all you’d need to board.<br /><br />On <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV </a>trains within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10">France</a>, the passholder reservation fees are only a small amount, so it would likely be worth it for you to just take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a> instead so that extra 3 hours on the train doesn't cut into your time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lyon</a>. On most reservable trains, this would be the case, as the reservation fees would just be a small amount. Additionally, unless your traveling a short distance, longer connections comprised of non-reservable trains would often take significant amount of time..
  • April 17, 2019 21:22
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of First time traveling to Nice, France; which product will suit them better? by Jeff to Hi Jan,<br /><br />I'm not familiar with 'Rail Map Europe', but the 'European Rail Timetable' is the most comprehensive resource for rail schedules. 'European Rail Timetables' are issued monthly (however, rail schedules do not usually change that much, if at all, from month to month). You could wait to order the one for June or July. the 'European Rail Timetables' can be purchased at <a href="http://www.europeanrailtimetable.eu" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.europeanrailtimetable.eu">www.europeanrailtimetable.eu</a>.<br /><br />They can also try checking by searching routes 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>) the closer they get to their travel dates..
  • April 17, 2019 20:20
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Why are there additional fees for every train connection I want to make even though I have a rail pass?? by Jeff to Hi Tara,<br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass can still work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe. It depends on the itinerary.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In much of Western Europe (including within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10">France</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">Italy</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow">Spain</a>), most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is often the case that reservations are required when traveling in those countries.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’). Generally, reservable trains can be booked within a range of 60 to 120 days of an intended departure. It just depends on the train/route.<br /><br />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, 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. On such trains, you would just hop on and show your pass. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for many unreserved trains. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked..
  • April 17, 2019 20:19
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Why are there additional fees for every train connection I want to make even though I have a rail pass?? by Jeff to Within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>, the vast majority of trains do not need (or even accept) reservations. Therefore, in most instances, reservations are not necessary when traveling inside <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland">Switzerland</a>, and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> would be all you'd need to board..
  • April 17, 2019 20:12
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Why are there additional fees for every train connection I want to make even though I have a rail pass?? by Jeff to Hi Tara,<br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass can still work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe. It depends on the itinerary.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In much of Western Europe (including within France, Italy and Spain), most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is often the case that reservations are required when traveling in those countries.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’). Generally, reservable trains can be booked within a range of 60 to 120 days of an intended departure. It just depends on the train/route.<br /><br />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. On such trains, you would just hop on and show your pass. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for many unreserved trains. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked..
  • April 17, 2019 20:10
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Why are there additional fees for every train connection I want to make even though I have a rail pass?? by Jeff to Almost all trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lyon</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a> high-speed trains, which require reservations.<br /><br />There are 3 slow-moving regional (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TER</a>) trains for which all you’d need is the rail pass to board; however, the regional trains take over 3 hours longer to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lyon</a>.<br /><br />The regional trains 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/lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lyon</a> depart out of the Paris Bercy station and take over 5 hours. The high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> trains depart out of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-gare-de-lyon">Paris Gare de Lyon station</a> and only take about 2 hours.<br /><br />When you do a search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris to Lyon</a>, you can scroll through the results to locate the schedules for the regional trains, which will be labeled as ‘TER’ trains. Once again, the regional <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ter-7551">TER</a> trains do not take reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>&nbsp;would be all you’d need to board.<br /><br />On <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow">TGV </a>trains within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10">France</a>, the passholder reservation fees are only a small amount, so it would likely be worth it for you to just take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> instead so that extra 3 hours on the train doesn't cut into your time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lyon" rel="nofollow">Lyon</a>. On most reservable trains, this would be the case, as the reservation fees would just be a small amount. Additinally, unless your traveling a short distance, longer connections comprised of non-reservable trains would often take significant amount of time..
  • April 17, 2019 20:04
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Why are there additional fees for every train connection I want to make even though I have a rail pass?? by Jeff to Almost all trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lyon" rel="nofollow">Lyon</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> high-speed trains, which require reservations.<br /><br />There are 3 slow-moving regional (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow">TER</a>) trains for which all you’d need is the rail pass to board; however, the regional trains take over 3 hours longer to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lyon" rel="nofollow">Lyon</a>.<br /><br />The regional trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lyon" rel="nofollow">Lyon</a> depart out of the Paris Bercy station and take over 5 hours. The high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> trains depart out of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon">Paris Gare de Lyon station</a> and only take about 2 hours.<br /><br />When you do a search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-lyon" rel="nofollow">Paris to Lyon</a>, you can scroll through the results to locate the schedules for the regional trains, which will be labeled as ‘TER’ trains. Once again, the regional <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551">TER</a> trains do not take reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>&nbsp;would be all you’d need to board..
  • April 17, 2019 20:01
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Why are there additional fees for every train connection I want to make even though I have a rail pass?? by Jeff to Hi Tara,<br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass can still work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe. It depends on the itinerary.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In France and much of Western Europe, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is often the case that reservations are required when traveling in certain Western European countries.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’). Generally, reservable trains can be booked within a range of 60 to 120 days of an intended departure. It just depends on the train/route.<br /><br />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. On such trains, you would just hop on and show your pass. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for many unreserved trains. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked..
  • April 17, 2019 18:25
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of With Eurail Global Pass, do I need to pay extra when I make reservations? London-Paris, Paris-Switzerland, Switzerland-Austria, Austria-Frankfurt, Frankfurt-Amsterdam, Amsterdam-Belgium, and Belgium to London by Jeff to You can also shop activities and tours for some of your other destinations at the following links:<br /><br />Frankfurt: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-489" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-ticke...</a><br /><br />Amsterdam: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-ticke...</a><br /><br />Brussels: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Belgium&amp;cities=cities-458" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-ticke...</a>.
  • April 17, 2019 18:22
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of With Eurail Global Pass, do I need to pay extra when I make reservations? London-Paris, Paris-Switzerland, Switzerland-Austria, Austria-Frankfurt, Frankfurt-Amsterdam, Amsterdam-Belgium, and Belgium to London by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> for multiple days and you plan on using the Métro and RER to get around the city, you may also want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite Pass</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central Paris. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId</a>=<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite Pass</a>' just covers local transportation in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339</a><br /><br />There is also the 'Paris Museum Pass', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to 50 museums and historic sites around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. You would purchase the 'Paris Museum Pass' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=30310P1&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=8" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=30310P1&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=8">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=30310P1&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=8</a><br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479</a>.
  • April 17, 2019 18:19
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of With Eurail Global Pass, do I need to pay extra when I make reservations? London-Paris, Paris-Switzerland, Switzerland-Austria, Austria-Frankfurt, Frankfurt-Amsterdam, Amsterdam-Belgium, and Belgium to London by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/london">London</a> for multiple days and you'll be using public transit to get around, you'd want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow">London Travel Card</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow">Visitor Oyster Card</a>', both of which would cover public transit networks in the city, including the Tube, London Overground, and city buses.<br /><br />To purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327">London Travel Card</a>' you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327</a><br /><br />To purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow">Visitor Oyster Card</a>' you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331</a><br /><br />To browse other city passes for a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=England&amp;cities=cities-737" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=England&amp;cities=cities-737">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=England&amp;cities=cities-737</a>.
  • April 17, 2019 18:15
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of With Eurail Global Pass, do I need to pay extra when I make reservations? London-Paris, Paris-Switzerland, Switzerland-Austria, Austria-Frankfurt, Frankfurt-Amsterdam, Amsterdam-Belgium, and Belgium to London by Jeff to Hi Sri,<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would 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 the most comfortable experience, 1st class is recommended.<br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass can still work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe. It depends on the itinerary.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">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 />Reservations are required on the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a>, which is the train that goes from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/london">London</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> (for your first trip) and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a> (for your last trip).<br /><br />Reservations are required on the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a>, which is the train that runs connects <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to certain hubs in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>, including <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva">Geneva</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow">Lausanne</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern">Bern</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a>.<br /><br />Trains operating within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland">Switzerland</a> generally do not even accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> would be all you'd need to board once you get into <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a> (after arriving on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>).<br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/austria" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Austria</a> often would involve taking a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543">Railjet</a> train. These run from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to cities like <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/innsbruck" rel="nofollow">Innsbruck</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg" rel="nofollow">Salzburg</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a>. On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543">Railjet</a> trains, reservations are not required, but they are recommended.<br /><br />A connection from somewhere in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/austria" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Austria</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt">Frankfurt</a> would likely involve taking a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) train at least for part of the way. On <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> trains, reservations are not required, but they are recommended.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a>, you would take a direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> train. Once again, reservations are not required on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> trains, but they are recommended.<br /><br />Between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/belgium" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/belgium">Belgium</a>, you would end up taking either a regular IC (InterCity) train or a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> train. The IC trains do not even accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> would be all you'd need to board. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains require reservations as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />Passholder reservations can sell out quickly on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a>. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that these reservations be purchased as soon as possible..
  • April 17, 2019 18:06
    Jeff
    Changed title of euro global pass plus railway reservaation tickets by Sri tekal to With Eurail Global Pass, do I need to pay extra when I make reservations? London-Paris, Paris-Switzerland, Switzerland-Austria, Austria-Frankfurt, Frankfurt-Amsterdam, Amsterdam-Belgium, and Belgium to London.
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  • April 17, 2019 18:06
    Jeff
    Changed description of I will be arriving in London in May last week. <br /> my plan is to visit the following places <br /><br /> London - Paris <br /> Paris - Switzerland <br /> Switzerland to Austria <br /> Austria Frankfurt <br /> Frankfurt Amsterdam <br /> Amsterdam to Belgium <br /> Belgium back to London <br /><br /> I am planning to buy global pass and part from that what would be cost <br /> for reservation of seat etc. <br /><br /> when I make reservation using global pass still I need to pay extra? <br /><br /> please guide me on this. <br /><br /> appreciate <br /><br /> thanks <br /> sri by Sri tekal to I will be arriving in London in May last week.my plan is to visit the following placesLondon - ParisParis - SwitzerlandSwitzerland to AustriaAustria FrankfurtFrankfurt Amsterdam Amsterdam to Belgium Belgium back to LondonI am planning to buy global pass and part from that what would be costfor reservation of seat etc.when I make reservation using global pass still I need to pay extra?please guide me on this.appreciate thankssri.
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  • April 17, 2019 18:05
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of With Eurail Global Pass, do I need to pay extra when I make reservations? London-Paris, Paris-Switzerland, Switzerland-Austria, Austria-Frankfurt, Frankfurt-Amsterdam, Amsterdam-Belgium, and Belgium to London by Jeff to Hi Sri,<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For the most comfortable experience, 1st class is recommended.<br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass can still work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe. It depends on the itinerary.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">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 />Reservations are required on the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a>, which is the train that goes from London to Paris (for your first trip) and Brussels to London (for your last trip).<br /><br />Reservations are required on the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a>, which is the train that runs connects Paris to certain hubs in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>, including Geneva, Lausanne, Basel, Bern, and Zurich.<br /><br />Trains operating within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a> generally do not even accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> would be all you'd need to board once you get into Switzerland (after arriving on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> from Paris).<br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/austria" rel="nofollow">Austria</a> often would involve taking a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> train. These run from Zurich to cities like Innsbruck, Salzburg, and Vienna. On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543">Railjet</a> trains, reservations are not required, but they are recommended.<br /><br />A connection from somewhere in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/austria" rel="nofollow">Austria</a> to Frankfurt would likely involve taking a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) train at least for part of the way. On <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> trains, reservations are not required, but they are recommended.<br /><br />From Frankfurt to Amsterdam, you would take a direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> train. Once again, reservations are not required on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> trains, but they are recommended.<br /><br />Between Amsterdam and Belgium, you would end up taking either a regular IC (InterCity) train or a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow">Thalys</a> train. The IC trains do not even accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> would be all you'd need to board. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains require reservations as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />Passholder reservations can sell out quickly on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a>. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that these reservations be purchased as soon as possible..
  • April 17, 2019 15:52
    Jeff
    Changed title of Suggestions for rail travel: Spain, Switz, France, Gr Brit by Kimberly Winter to Suggestions for rail travel: Madrid to Ponferrada (Spain), Ponferrada to Villars-sur-Ollon (Switzerland), Villars-sur-Olons to Paris, Paris to Blois, Blois to London, London to Edinburgh, Edinburgh to Manchester, and Manchester to London Gatwick Airport.
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  • April 17, 2019 15:52
    Jeff
    Changed description of Hello, I'm very impressed with the details other travelers have gained from this forum! I'm hoping I can also get some guidance as a novice traveler. I was leaning towards the 15 day/2month global pass taking the following mandatory trips where we will be spending a week in each place and then taking day-trips where there are non-reservation trains available just to explore especially in Switzerland. I was happily surprised to see that Great Britain is included in Eurail, can I get assurance this will not change before the end of summer 2019. <br /><br /> This June my family and I will be traveling from: <br /> Madrid to Ponferrada, Spain, <br /> Ponferrada to Villars-sur-Ollons, Switzerland, <br /> Villars-sur-Ollons to Paris, <br /> Paris to Blois, France, <br /> Blois to London, <br /> London to Edinburgh, <br /> Edinburgh to Manchester, <br /> Manchester to Gatwick Airport London. by Kimberly Winter to Hello, I'm very impressed with the details other travelers have gained from this forum! I'm hoping I can also get some guidance as a novice traveler. I was leaning towards the 15 day/2month global pass taking the following mandatory trips where we will be spending a week in each place and then taking day-trips where there are non-reservation trains available just to explore especially in Switzerland. I was happily surprised to see that Great Britain is included in Eurail, can I get assurance this will not change before the end of summer 2019.This June my family and I will be traveling from: Madrid to Ponferrada, Spain,Ponferrada to Villars-sur-Ollons, Switzerland, Villars-sur-Ollons to Paris, Paris to Blois, France, Blois to London, London to Edinburgh, Edinburgh to Manchester, Manchester to Gatwick Airport London..
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  • April 17, 2019 15:50
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Choosing a train from Paris CDG Airport to Brussels by Jeff to There are direct 'Brussels-France TGV' trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lille" rel="nofollow">Lille</a>, and the ride only takes about 35 minutes. You would check schedules and purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brussels-lille" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels to Lille</a> 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 />There is no rail station located right at the Lille Airport, so the train would just take you right into the city-center. I do believe there are shuttles that run between the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/lille-europe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lille Europe station</a> and the Lille Airport..
  • April 17, 2019 15:49
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Choosing a train from Paris CDG Airport to Brussels by Jeff to There are direct 'Brussels-France TGV' trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a> to Lille, and the ride only takes about 35 minutes. You would check schedules and purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brussels-lille" rel="nofollow">Brussels to Lille</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 />There is no rail station located right at the Lille Airport, so the train would just take you right into the city-center. I do believe there are shuttles that run between the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/lille-europe" rel="nofollow">Lille Europe station</a> and the Lille Airport..
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