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  • 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)..
  • March 26, 2019 15:43
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Need advice on train tickets going from Rome to Assisi, Florence, Venice, Milan, Paris (express), Lourdes, Toulouse and flight back to Rome by Jeff to You're welcome, Scott.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Zurich with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>, you would take a direct <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. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a 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://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">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, these trains can be booked within 90-120 days of an intended departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Paris with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>, there are direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> high-speed trains. These trains also require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-paris">Zurich to Paris</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’). Generally, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> trains can be booked within 120 days of an intended departure..
  • March 26, 2019 15:42
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Need advice on train tickets going from Rome to Assisi, Florence, Venice, Milan, Paris (express), Lourdes, Toulouse and flight back to Rome by Jeff to You're welcome, Scott.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Zurich with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a>, you would take a direct EC (EuroCity) train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich" rel="nofollow">Milan to Zurich</a> by searching the 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, these trains can be booked within 90-120 days of an intended departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Paris with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, there are direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> high-speed trains. These trains also require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-paris">Zurich to Paris</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’). Generally, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> trains can be booked within 120 days of an intended departure..
  • March 26, 2019 15:37
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Need advice on train tickets going from Rome to Assisi, Florence, Venice, Milan, Paris (express), Lourdes, Toulouse and flight back to Rome by Jeff to You're welcome, Scott.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Zurich with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />To get from Milan to Zurich, you would take a direct EC (EuroCity) train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Milan to Zurich by searching the 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, these trains can be booked within 90-120 days of an intended departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Paris with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Zurich to Paris, there are direct TGV Lyria high-speed trains. These trains also require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Zurich to Paris by searching the 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, TGV Lyria trains can be booked within 120 days of an intended departure..
  • March 26, 2019 14:58
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Need advice on train tickets going from Rome to Assisi, Florence, Venice, Milan, Paris (express), Lourdes, Toulouse and flight back to Rome by Jeff to Hi Scott,<br /><br />For that much travel, you would want to purchase 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" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">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, we recommend purchasing the pass for 1st class.<br /><br /><b><u>About Rail Passes</u></b><br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover ticket costs. 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 still often works out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In much of Western Europe, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, with regard to your itinerary, reservations would be required on most of your trips.<br /><br />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">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 />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">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 (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</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.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome-Naples with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />For travel between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow">Rome</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/naples" rel="nofollow">Naples</a>, you would take either a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train or a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciargento</a> high-speed train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />You would do one search for your outbound: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-naples" rel="nofollow">Rome to Naples</a><br /><br />And another search for your return back up to Rome: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/naples-rome" rel="nofollow">Naples to Rome</a><br /><br />When booking the reservations, remember to tell our system that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome to Assisi with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow">Rome</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/assisi" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/assisi">Assisi</a>, there are direct regional trains (Regionale Veloce). These trains do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage to view schedules for the non-reservable trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-assisi" rel="nofollow">Rome to Assisi</a>. When doing this search, just remember to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Assisi to Florence with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/assisi" rel="nofollow">Assisi</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence">Florence</a>, most trains are regional trains (Regionale Veloce), which do not 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 once again be all you'll need to board. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage to view schedules for the non-reservable trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/assisi-florencia" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/assisi-florencia">Assisi to Florence</a>. When doing this search, again remember to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Venice with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow">Florence</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a>, you would take either a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train or a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciargento</a> high-speed train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. When you go to purchase the reservations from Florence to Venice on our website, be sure to indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Milan with a Eurail Global Pass</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/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a>, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed trains, so reservations will be required for this trip, as well. When you go to purchase the reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-milan" rel="nofollow">Venice to Milan</a> on our website, be sure to indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Paris with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />The night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> is the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-night-trains-7539" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-night-trains-7539">Thello Night train</a>, which is technically not covered by any rail pass; however, 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> does enable a 20% discount for tickets on this train.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-night-trains-7539" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thello Night train</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-paris">Milan to Paris</a> carries single compartments, double compartments, triple compartments (T3), 4-berth couchettes (T4), and 6-berth couchettes (T6). Due to an error, when trying to book the reservations on our website, it may currently be the case that our website is only able to offer a maximum of two of these accommodation types. If you're interested in one of the accommodation types that isn't shown, you would have to email us at <a href="mailto:customercare@raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link mailtocustomercareraileuropecom">customercare@raileurope.com</a> for instructions about how to proceed.<br /><br />Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-night-trains-7539" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thello Night train</a> can be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Lourdes with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lourdes" rel="nofollow">Lourdes</a>, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> high-speed train. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. When you go to purchase the reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-lourdes" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-lourdes">Paris to Lourdes</a> on our website, be sure to indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Lourdes to Toulouse with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lourdes" rel="nofollow">Lourdes</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/toulouse" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/toulouse">Toulouse</a>, you can take either an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/french-trains-intercites-7589" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intercités</a> train or a regional <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TER</a> train. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/french-trains-intercites-7589" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/french-trains-intercites-7589">Intercités</a> trains require reservations, while the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TER</a> trains do not accept reservations.<br /><br />To purchase reservations on one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/french-trains-intercites-7589" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/french-trains-intercites-7589">Intercités</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/lourdes-toulouse" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/lourdes-toulouse">Lourdes to Toulouse</a>, you would have to remember to check the 'I have a rail pass' box when you do your search and indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. These trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Just to access schedules for the non-reservable <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ter-7551">TER</a> trains, you would leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked. For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ter-7551">TER</a> trains, 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 need to board..
  • March 25, 2019 20:58
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Need advice on train tickets going from Rome to Assisi, Florence, Venice, Milan, Paris (express), Lourdes, Toulouse and flight back to Rome by Jeff to Hi Scott,<br /><br />For that much travel, you would want to purchase 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" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">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, we recommend purchasing the pass for 1st class.<br /><br /><b><u>About Rail Passes</u></b><br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover ticket costs. 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 still often works out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In much of Western Europe, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, with regard to your itinerary, reservations would be required on most of your trips.<br /><br />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">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 />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">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 (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</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.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome-Naples with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />For travel between Rome and Naples, you would take either a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train or a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciargento</a> high-speed train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />You would do one search for your outbound: Rome to Naples<br /><br />And another search for your return back up to Rome: Naples to Rome<br /><br />When booking the reservations, remember to tell our system that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome to Assisi with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Rome to Assisi, there are direct regional trains (Regionale Veloce). These trains do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage to view schedules for the non-reservable trains from Rome to Assisi. When doing this search, just remember to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Assisi to Florence with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Assisi to Florence, most trains are regional trains (Regionale Veloce), which do not accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> would once again be all you'll need to board. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage to view schedules for the non-reservable trains from Assisi to Florence. When doing this search, again remember to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Venice with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Florence to Venice, you would take either a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train or a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciargento</a> high-speed train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. When you go to purchase the reservations from Florence to Venice on our website, be sure to indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Milan with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Venice to Milan, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed trains, so reservations will be required for this trip, as well. When you go to purchase the reservations from Venice to Milan on our website, be sure to indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Paris with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />The night train from Milan to Paris is the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-night-trains-7539" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thello Night train</a>, which is technically not covered by any rail pass; however, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> does enable a 20% discount for tickets on this train.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-night-trains-7539" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thello Night train</a> from Milan to Paris carries single compartments, double compartments, triple compartments (T3), 4-berth couchettes (T4), and 6-berth couchettes (T6). Due to an error, when trying to book the reservations on our website, it may currently be the case that our website is only able to offer a maximum of two of these accommodation types. If you're interested in one of the accommodation types that isn't shown, you would have to email us at <a href="mailto:customercare@raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link mailtocustomercareraileuropecom">customercare@raileurope.com</a> for instructions about how to proceed.<br /><br />Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-night-trains-7539" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thello Night train</a> can be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Lourdes with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Paris to Lourdes, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> high-speed train. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. When you go to purchase the reservations from Paris to Lourdes on our website, be sure to indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Lourdes to Toulouse with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Lourdes to Toulouse, you can take either an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/french-trains-intercites-7589" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intercités</a> train or a regional <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TER</a> train. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/french-trains-intercites-7589" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intercités</a> trains require reservations, while the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TER</a> trains do not accept reservations.<br /><br />To purchase reservations on one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/french-trains-intercites-7589" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intercités</a> trains on this route, you would have to remember to check the 'I have a rail pass' box when you do your search and indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. These trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Just to access schedules for the non-reservable <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ter-7551">TER</a> trains, you would leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked. For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ter-7551">TER</a> trains, 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 need to board..
  • March 25, 2019 18:42
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Need advice on train tickets going from Rome to Assisi, Florence, Venice, Milan, Paris (express), Lourdes, Toulouse and flight back to Rome by Jeff to Hi Scott,<br /><br />For that much travel, you would want to purchase 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" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">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, we recommend purchasing the pass for 1st class.<br /><br /><b><u>About Rail Passes</u></b><br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover ticket costs. 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 still often works out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In much of Western Europe, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, with regard to your itinerary, reservations would be required on most of your trips.<br /><br />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">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 />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">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 (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</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.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome-Naples with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />For travel between Rome and Naples, you would take either a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train or a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciargento</a> high-speed train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />You would do one search for your outbound: Rome to Naples<br /><br />And another search for your return back up to Rome: Naples to Rome<br /><br />When booking the reservations, remember to tell our system that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome to Assisi with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Rome to Assisi, there are direct regional trains (Regionale Veloce). These trains do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage to view schedules for the non-reservable trains from Rome to Assisi. When doing this search, just remember to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Assisi to Florence with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Assisi to Florence, most trains are regional trains (Regionale Veloce), which do not accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> would once again be all you'll need to board. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage to view schedules for the non-reservable trains from Assisi to Florence. When doing this search, again remember to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Venice with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Florence to Venice, you would take either a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train or a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciargento</a> high-speed train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. When you go to purchase the reservations from Florence to Venice on our website, be sure to indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Milan with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Venice to Milan, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed trains, so reservations will be required for this trip, as well. When you go to purchase the reservations from Venice to Milan on our website, be sure to indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Paris with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />The night train from Milan to Paris is the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-night-trains-7539" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thello Night train</a>, which is technically not covered by any rail pass; however, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> does enable a 20% discount for tickets on this train.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-night-trains-7539" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thello Night train</a> from Milan to Paris carries single compartments, double compartments, triple compartments (T3), 4-berth couchettes (T4), and 6-berth couchettes (T6). Due to an error, when trying to book the reservations on our website, it may currently be the case that our website is only able to offer a maximum of two of these accommodation types. If you're interested in one of the accommodation types that isn't shown, you would have to email us at <a href="mailto:customercare@raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link mailtocustomercareraileuropecom">customercare@raileurope.com</a> for instructions about how to proceed.<br /><br />Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-night-trains-7539" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thello Night train</a> can be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Lourdes with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Paris to Lourdes, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> high-speed train. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. When you go to purchase the reservations from Paris to Lourdes on our website, be sure to indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Lourdes to Toulouse with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Lourdes to Toulouse, you can take either an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/french-trains-intercites-7589" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intercités</a> train or a regional <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TER</a> train. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/french-trains-intercites-7589" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intercités</a> trains require reservations, while the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TER</a> trains do not accept reservations.<br /><br />To purchase reservations on one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/french-trains-intercites-7589" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intercités</a> trains on this route, you would have to remember to check the 'I have a rail pass' box when you do your search and indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. These trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Just to access schedules for the non-reservable <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ter-7551">TER</a> trains, you would leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked. For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ter-7551">TER</a> trains, 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 need to board..
  • March 25, 2019 18:37
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Need advice on train tickets going from Rome to Assisi, Florence, Venice, Milan, Paris (express), Lourdes, Toulouse and flight back to Rome by Jeff to Hi Scott,<br /><br />For that much travel, you would want to purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">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 /><b><u>About Rail Passes</u></b><br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover ticket costs. 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 still often works out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In much of Western Europe, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, with regard to your itinerary, reservations would be required on most of your trips.<br /><br />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">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 />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 (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</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.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome-Naples with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />For travel between Rome and Naples, you would take either a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train or a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow">Frecciargento</a> high-speed train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />You would do one search for your outbound: Rome to Naples<br /><br />And another search for your return back up to Rome: Naples to Rome<br /><br />When booking the reservations, remember to tell our system that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome to Assisi with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Rome to Assisi, there are direct regional trains (Regionale Veloce). These trains do not accept reservations, 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.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage to view schedules for the non-reservable trains from Rome to Assisi. When doing this search, just remember to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Assisi to Florence with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Assisi to Florence, most trains are regional trains (Regionale Veloce), which do not accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> would once again be all you'll need to board. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage to view schedules for the non-reservable trains from Assisi to Florence. When doing this search, again remember to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Venice with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Florence to Venice, you would take either a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train or a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow">Frecciargento</a> high-speed train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. When you go to purchase the reservations from Florence to Venice on our website, be sure to indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Milan with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Venice to Milan, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed trains, so reservations will be required for this trip, as well. When you go to purchase the reservations from Venice to Milan on our website, be sure to indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Paris with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />The night train from Milan to Paris is the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-night-trains-7539" rel="nofollow">Thello Night train</a>, which is technically not covered by any rail pass; however, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> does enable a 20% discount for tickets on this train.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-night-trains-7539" rel="nofollow">Thello Night train</a> from Milan to Paris carries single compartments, double compartments, triple compartments (T3), 4-berth couchettes (T4), and 6-berth couchettes (T6). Due to an error, when trying to book the reservations on our website, it may currently be the case that our website is only able to offer a maximum of two of these accommodation types. If you're interested in one of the accommodation types that isn't shown, you would have to email us at <a href="mailto:customercare@raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: mailto:customercare@raileurope.com">customercare@raileurope.com</a> for instructions about how to proceed.<br /><br />Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-night-trains-7539" rel="nofollow">Thello Night train</a> can be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Lourdes with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Paris to Lourdes, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> high-speed train. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. When you go to purchase the reservations from Paris to Lourdes on our website, be sure to indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Lourdes to Toulouse with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Lourdes to Toulouse, you can take either an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/french-trains-intercites-7589" rel="nofollow">Intercités</a> train or a regional <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow">TER</a> train. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/french-trains-intercites-7589" rel="nofollow">Intercités</a> trains require reservations, while the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow">TER</a> trains do not accept reservations.<br /><br />To purchase reservations on one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/french-trains-intercites-7589" rel="nofollow">Intercités</a> trains on this route, you would have to remember to check the 'I have a rail pass' box when you do your search and indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. These trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Just to access schedules for the non-reservable <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551">TER</a> trains, you would leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked. For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551">TER</a> trains, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you need to board..
  • March 25, 2019 18:27
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Need advice on train tickets going from Rome to Assisi, Florence, Venice, Milan, Paris (express), Lourdes, Toulouse and flight back to Rome 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 plan on using the Métro and RER to get around the city, you may also want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite 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" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" 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">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479</a>.
  • March 25, 2019 18:20
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Need advice on train tickets going from Rome to Assisi, Florence, Venice, Milan, Paris (express), Lourdes, Toulouse and flight back to Rome by Jeff to Hi Scott,<br /><br />For that much travel, you would want to purchase the Eurail Global Pass. For the Eurail Global Pass, 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 /><b><u>About Rail Passes</u></b><br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover ticket costs. 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 still often works out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In much of Western Europe, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, with regard to your itinerary, reservations would be required on most of your trips.<br /><br />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">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 />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, so the Eurail Global Pass 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 (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</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.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome-Naples with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />For travel between Rome and Naples, you would take either a Frecciarossa high-speed train or a Frecciargento high-speed train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />You would do one search for your outbound: Rome to Naples<br /><br />And another search for your return back up to Rome: Naples to Rome<br /><br />When booking the reservations, remember to tell our system that you'll be traveling with the Eurail Global Pass. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome to Assisi with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Rome to Assisi, there are direct regional trains (Regionale Veloce). These trains do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage to view schedules for the non-reservable trains from Rome to Assisi. When doing this search, just remember to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Assisi to Florence with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Assisi to Florence, most trains are regional trains (Regionale Veloce), which do not accept reservations. Therefore, the Eurail Global Pass would once again be all you'll need to board. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage to view schedules for the non-reservable trains from Assisi to Florence. When doing this search, again remember to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Venice with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Florence to Venice, you would take either a Frecciarossa high-speed train or a Frecciargento high-speed train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. When you go to purchase the reservations from Florence to Venice on our website, be sure to indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Milan with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Venice to Milan, you would take a Frecciarossa high-speed trains, so reservations will be required for this trip, as well. When you go to purchase the reservations from Venice to Milan on our website, be sure to indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Paris with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />The night train from Milan to Paris is the Thello Night train, which is technically not covered by any rail pass; however, the Eurail Global Pass does enable a 20% discount for tickets on this train.<br /><br />The Thello Night train from Milan to Paris carries single compartments, double compartments, triple compartments (T3), 4-berth couchettes (T4), and 6-berth couchettes (T6). Due to an error, when trying to book the reservations on our website, it may currently be the case that our website is only able to offer a maximum of two of these accommodation types. If you're interested in one of the accommodation types that isn't shown, you would have to email us at <a href="mailto:customercare@raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">customercare@raileurope.com</a> for instructions about how to proceed.<br /><br />Generally, the Thello Night train can be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Lourdes with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Paris to Lourdes, you would take a TGV high-speed train. TGV trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. When you go to purchase the reservations from Paris to Lourdes on our website, be sure to indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Lourdes to Toulouse with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />From Lourdes to Toulouse, you can take either an Intercités train or a regional 'TER' train. The Intercités trains require reservations, while the TER trains do not accept reservations.<br /><br />To purchase reservations on one of the Intercités trains on this route, you would have to remember to check the 'I have a rail pass' box when you do your search and indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. These trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Just to access schedules for the non-reservable 'TER' trains, you would leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked. For TER trains, the Eurail Global Pass is all you need to board..
  • March 25, 2019 15:56
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Lucerne to Vienna - Can I use rail pass or do I have to buy a separate ticket? by Jeff to Hi Rakesh,<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> covers travel in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>, so it would only cover you as far as the border. Therefore, you would still need to purchase an additional ticket to be covered for after you cross the border into <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/austria" rel="nofollow">Austria</a>.<br /><br />To cover you from the border to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a>, the specific ticket you need is a ticket from the town of Buchs (at the border) to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a>.<br /><br />In addition to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> and the Buchs-Vienna ticket, seat reservations are highly recommended on the train itself.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching the full route from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-vienna" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-vienna">Zurich to Vienna</a> 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. Even though it is actually the case that you'll be traveling with a combination of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> and a Buchs-Vienna ticket, our system would just require that you enter one rail pass that covers the full route in order to quote the correct reservations. If you indicate that you'll be traveling with just 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>, our website will think that you do not have the necessary coverage for the entire route and then fail to quote you the appropriate passholder reservation fees. Therefore, for your purpose, you can just indicate that you'll be traveling with a 'Eurail Global Pass' when prompted.<br /><br />Generally, the 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/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a> can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />To purchase the Buchs-Vienna ticket, you would do a separate search just for this segment of the route (Buchs to Vienna) under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage. For this search, you would leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />To ensure that you're issued the appropriate ticket, just make sure the train you choose here corresponds to the specific train 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/vienna" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna">Vienna</a> that you book reservations for. You can do this just by matching the train number and the arrival time into <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a>. The train numbers display only after you click on the fare for a train after you pull up the results of your search.<br /><br />Even though you'd be booking a ticket that shows Buchs as a starting point, that does not mean you would actually get off the train there. You would remain on the train for the entire duration of its journey from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a>.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a> are <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. On the route 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/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a>, you travel along a notably scenic stretch of railway called the Arlberg Railway. The Arlberg Railway starts as your train passes through Bludenz (just across the Swiss/Austrian border) and runs up until Innsbruck..
  • March 25, 2019 15:43
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Lucerne to Vienna - Can I use rail pass or do I have to buy a separate ticket? by Jeff to Hi Rakesh,<br /><br />The Swiss Travel Pass covers travel in Switzerland, so it would only cover you as far as the border. Therefore, you would still need to purchase an additional ticket to be covered for after you cross the border into Austria.<br /><br />To cover you from the border to Vienna, the specific ticket you need is a ticket from the town of Buchs (at the border) to Vienna.<br /><br />In addition to the Swiss Travel Pass and the Buchs-Vienna ticket, seat reservations are highly recommended on the train itself.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching the full route from Zurich to Vienna 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. Even though it is actually the case that you'll be traveling with a combination of the Swiss Travel Pass and a Buchs-Vienna ticket, our system would just require that you enter one rail pass that covers the full route in order to quote the correct reservations. If you indicate that you'll be traveling with just a Swiss Travel Pass, our website will think that you do not have the necessary coverage for the entire route and then fail to quote you the appropriate passholder reservation fees. Therefore, for your purpose, you can just indicate that you'll be traveling with a 'Eurail Global Pass' when prompted.<br /><br />Generally, the trains from Zurich to Vienna can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />To purchase the Buchs-Vienna ticket, you would do a separate search just for this segment of the route (Buchs to Vienna) under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage. For this search, you would leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />To ensure that you're issued the appropriate ticket, just make sure the train you choose here corresponds to the specific train from Zurich to Vienna that you book reservations for. You can do this just by matching the train number and the arrival time into Vienna. The train numbers display only after you click on the fare for a train after you pull up the results of your search.<br /><br />Even though you'd be booking a ticket that shows Buchs as a starting point, that does not mean you would actually get off the train there. You would remain on the train for the entire duration of its journey from Zurich to Vienna.<br /><br />Trains from Zurich to Vienna are Railjet trains. On the route from Zurich to Vienna, you travel along a notably scenic stretch of railway called the Arlberg Railway. The Arlberg Railway starts as your train passes through Bludenz (just across the Swiss/Austrian border) and runs up until Innsbruck..
  • March 25, 2019 14:03
    Jeff Dispute this change
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