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  • November 16, 2018 19:09
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of not allowing booking RENFE Train when less than 90 days left for travel start date by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</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-562" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-562">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-562</a>.<br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow">Seville</a>, you can shop city passes and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-556" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-556">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-556</a>.<br /><br />City passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-566" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-566</a>,.
  • November 16, 2018 19:08
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of not allowing booking RENFE Train when less than 90 days left for travel start date by Jeff to Hi Deepika,<br /><br />Generally, trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow">Spain</a> can be booked within 90 days of an intended departure; However, December is the time of year when the annual 'Winter Schedule Changes' occur with some of the rail networks and train operators in Europe. As a result of the 'Winter Schedule Changes', many trains operating after December 9th have not yet been posted in the international booking system, including the trains from Barcelona to Seville and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/seville-madrid" rel="nofollow">Seville to Madrid</a>.<br /><br />We expect schedules for departures after December 9th to be released some time within the next few weeks. For right now, you can just use a date between now and December 9th to get an idea of the schedules and ticket costs in the meantime. Come late-October/early-November, you should be able to book these tickets for the actual dates you need..
  • November 08, 2018 19:52
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of 'Eurail Select Pass 2 countries' vs. 'Swiss Travel Pass'... decisions, decisions! by Jeff to Hi Eric,<br /><br />Ost is "east", so you can just think of that as the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost">Interlaken East station</a>. But I would advise not to get too hung up on the station.<br /><br />Trains from Interlaken to Spiez do stop at both stations and they are only 3 minutes apart. The direct trains between Interlaken and Zweisimmen (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a>) also stop at both stations.<br /><br />Trains between Interlaken and Lucerne (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a>) do not stop at the West station, but <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> is small and it's very easy to get from one station to the other. Buses depart regularly throughout the day and the ride from West to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow">East (Ost)</a> only takes about 7-8 minutes. Local trains only take about 5 minutes to get from West to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow">East (Ost)</a>..
  • November 08, 2018 19:47
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of The Swiss travel Pass, shouldn't (no reservation) "inter-Swiss' train travel be free? by Jeff to Hi Eric,<br /><br />In my previous response, I advised that you can disregard that error message. However, the routes you're asking about here are not the same routes you asked about previously. Rest assured, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> does cover these trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to St Moritz</u></b><br /><br />Connections 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/st-moritz" rel="nofollow">St Moritz</a> take 3 to 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/chur" rel="nofollow">Chur</a> or Landquart along the way.<br /><br />On trains from Zurich to Chur and Zurich to Landquart, reservations may be possible, but they are not necessary at all. Therefore, a rail pass is all you'd need to board.<br /><br />Trains from Chur to St Moritz and Landquart to St Moritz do not accept reservations, so a rail pass is all you'd need to board. Trains from Chur to St Moritz run along one portion of the longer <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow">Glacier Express</a> scenic route. For just this one small segment of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528">Glacier Express</a> route, reservations are not necessary.<br /><br />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>) just to view schedules for these trains. For a trip from Zurich to St Moritz, you would just have to break up your search in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/chur" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/chur">Chur</a> or Landquart (i.e. one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-chur" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Chur</a> and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/chur-st-moritz" rel="nofollow">Chur to St Moritz</a>).<br /><br />When you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you can leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked (even if the truth is that you will be traveling with a rail pass) to avoid seeing the “the fares you requested are not available with the selected rail pass” message. Otherwise, if you do click the 'I have a rail pass' button, the “the fares you requested are not available with the selected rail pass” message will display in error. In any case, you can just disregard that error message, because any rail pass that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a> is valid on these trains.<br /><br />Also by leaving the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked, our search engine might display more departures/options. With the rail pass, you can rest assured that you're free to take all the trains that display.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow">Zermatt</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> take just under 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Visp along the way.<br /><br />On trains from Zermatt to Visp and Visp to Zurich, reservations are not necessary at all, so a rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Once again, 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://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains. Again, you would just break up the route by segment, so you would do one search from Zermatt to Visp and then another search for connecting trains from Visp to Zurich. I would still recommend leaving the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked just so you avoid seeing the fallacious “the fares you requested are not available with the selected rail pass” error message.<br /><br />Rest assured, any rail pass that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland">Switzerland</a> is valid on these trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Scenic Trains (GoldenPass, Glacier Express, Bernina Express, Gotthard Panorama Express)</u></b><br /><br />Concerning the actual scenic train routes, you can refer to your previous post here: <a href="http://community.raileurope.com/raileurope/topics/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-vs-swiss-travel-pass-decisions-decisions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://community.raileurope.com/raileurope/topics/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-vs-swiss-travel-pass-decisions-decisions">http://community.raileurope.com/raileurope/topics/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-vs-swiss-travel-pas...</a>..
  • November 08, 2018 19:39
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of The Swiss travel Pass, shouldn't (no reservation) "inter-Swiss' train travel be free? by Jeff to Hi Eric,<br /><br />In my previous response, I advised that you can disregard that error message. However, the routes you're asking about here are not the same routes you asked about previously. Rest assured, the Swiss Travel Pass does cover these trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to St Moritz</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Zurich to St Moritz take 3 to 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in either Chur or Landquart along the way.<br /><br />On trains from Zurich to Chur and Zurich to Landquart, reservations may be possible, but they are not necessary at all. Therefore, a rail pass is all you'd need to board.<br /><br />Trains from Chur to St Moritz and Landquart to St Moritz do not accept reservations, so a rail pass is all you'd need to board. Trains from Chur to St Moritz run along one portion of the longer Glacier Express scenic route. For just this one small segment of the Glacier Express route, reservations are not necessary.<br /><br />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://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains. For a trip from Zurich to St Moritz, you would just have to break up your search in either Chur or Landquart (i.e. one search from Zurich to Chur and another search for connecting trains from Chur to St Moritz).<br /><br />When you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you can leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked (even if the truth is that you will be traveling with a rail pass) to avoid seeing the “the fares you requested are not available with the selected rail pass” message. Otherwise, if you do click the 'I have a rail pass' button, the “the fares you requested are not available with the selected rail pass” message will display in error. In any case, you can just disregard that error message, because any rail pass that includes Switzerland is valid on these trains.<br /><br />Also by leaving the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked, our search engine might display more departures/options. With the rail pass, you can rest assured that you're free to take all the trains that display.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Zermatt to Zurich take just under 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Visp along the way.<br /><br />On trains from Zermatt to Visp and Visp to Zurich, reservations are not necessary at all, so a rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Once again, 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">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains. Again, you would just break up the route by segment, so you would do one search from Zermatt to Visp and then another search for connecting trains from Visp to Zurich. I would still recommend leaving the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked just so you avoid seeing the fallacious “the fares you requested are not available with the selected rail pass” error message.<br /><br />Rest assured, any rail pass that includes Switzerland is valid on these trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Scenic Trains (GoldenPass, Glacier Express, Bernina Express, Gotthard Panorama Express)</u></b><br /><br />Concerning the actual scenic train routes, you can refer to your previous post here: <a href="http://community.raileurope.com/raileurope/topics/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-vs-swiss-travel-pass-decisions-decisions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://community.raileurope.com/raileurope/topics/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-vs-swiss-travel-pas...</a>..
  • November 08, 2018 15:56
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of The Swiss travel Pass, shouldn't (no reservation) "inter-Swiss' train travel be free? by Jeff to Hi Eric,<br /><br />In my previous response, I advised that you can disregard that error message. However, the routes you're asking about here are not routes you asked about previously. Rest assured, the Swiss Travel Pass does cover these trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to St Moritz</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Zurich to St Moritz take 3 to 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in either Chur or Landquart along the way.<br /><br />On trains from Zurich to Chur and Zurich to Landquart, reservations may be possible, but they are not necessary at all. Therefore, a rail pass is all you'd need to board.<br /><br />Trains from Chur to St Moritz and Landquart to St Moritz do not accept reservations, so a rail pass is all you'd need to board. Trains from Chur to St Moritz run along one portion of the longer Glacier Express scenic route. For just this one small segment of the Glacier Express route, reservations are not necessary.<br /><br />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">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains. For a trip from Zurich to St Moritz, you would just have to break up your search in either Chur or Landquart (i.e. one search from Zurich to Chur and another search for connecting trains from Chur to St Moritz).<br /><br />When you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you can leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked (even if the truth is that you will be traveling with a rail pass) to avoid seeing the “the fares you requested are not available with the selected rail pass” message. Otherwise, if you do click the 'I have a rail pass' button, the “the fares you requested are not available with the selected rail pass” message will display in error. In any case, you can just disregard that error message, because any rail pass that includes Switzerland is valid on these trains.<br /><br />Also by leaving the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked, our search engine might display more trains/schedules. With the rail pass, you can rest assured that you're free to take all the trains that display.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Zermatt to Zurich take just under 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Visp along the way.<br /><br />On trains from Zermatt to Visp and Visp to Zurich, reservations are not necessary at all, so a rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Once again, you can still use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains. Again, you would just break up the route by segment, so you would do one search from Zermatt to Visp and then another search for connecting trains from Visp to Zurich. I would still recommend leaving the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked just so you avoid seeing the fallacious “the fares you requested are not available with the selected rail pass” error message.<br /><br />Rest assured, any rail pass that includes Switzerland is valid on these trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Scenic Trains (GoldenPass, Glacier Express, Bernina Express, Gotthard Panorama Express)</u></b><br /><br />Concerning the actual scenic train routes, you can refer to your previous post here: <a href="http://community.raileurope.com/raileurope/topics/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-vs-swiss-travel-pass-decisions-decisions" rel="nofollow">http://community.raileurope.com/raileurope/topics/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-vs-swiss-travel-pas...</a>..
  • November 07, 2018 18:20
    Connie Taylor, the poster:
    Reason: User-initiated delete from community
  • November 07, 2018 00:43
    Eric Polite, the poster:
    Reason: removed by the poster
  • November 06, 2018 22:51
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of 'Eurail Select Pass 2 countries' vs. 'Swiss Travel Pass'... decisions, decisions! by Jeff to Hi Eric,<br /><br />A multi-country Eurail Pass and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would both be valid to cover the ticket costs on all of the scenic trains you listed, as well as connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a>. Whenever reservations are required, they are an additional cost to a rail pass.<br /><br />While the main objective of a rail pass generally is to cover trains running ‘inter-city’ between different cities, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is unique in that it covers more than just rail travel. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is unique from other rail passes in that it also covers boats, city buses, and city transit networks in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> will also provide for the best possible discounts on mountain railways (including cable cars and funiculars) and allows for entry to over 490 museums around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland">Switzerland</a>.<br /><br />Multi-country Eurail Passes (that include Switzerland) will also will provide for discounts on many mountain railways, but the discounts are generally not as much as they would be with the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a>. For instance, in cases where a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> might provide for a 50% discount, the Eurail Pass discount would only be 25%.<br /><br />For info about bonuses with the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, you would refer to the page for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> on our website, scroll down slightly, and click 'Rail pass benefits'. The page for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934</a>.<br /><br />For info about bonuses with the 2 country Eurail Select Pass, you would refer to the page for this pass on our website and do the same. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/italy-switzerland-pass-8354" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/italy-switzerland-pass-8354">2 country Eurail Select Pass for Italy and Switzerland</a> is here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/italy-switzerland-pass-8354" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/italy-switzerland-pass-8354">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/italy-switzerland-pass-8354</a><br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Zermatt</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/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a> take just over 2 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Spiez and then in Visp. Reservations are not at all necessary on these trains, so a rail pass is all you would need to board, whether it be a Eurail Pass or a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a>.<br /><br />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>) just to view schedules for these trains. For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a>, you would just have to break up your search in either Spiez or Visp (i.e. one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-spiez" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-spiez">Interlaken to Spiez</a> and then another search for the part of the connection from Spiez to Zermatt). Otherwise, you can just piece together your search segment-by-segment (i.e. one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-spiez" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-spiez">Interlaken to Spiez</a>, another search for connecting trains from Spiez to Visp, and then another search for connecting trains from Visp to Zermatt).<br /><br />If, following any of your searches for this route, you see a message that says “the fares you requested are not available with the selected rail pass”, just disregard it. That message is in no way accurate. Rest assured, you can use either of these rail passes on all of these trains.<br /><br />The segment from Visp to Zermatt does run along a portion of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528">Glacier Express</a> scenic route. For just this one small segment of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/glacier-express-7528">Glacier Express</a> route, reservations are not necessary.<br /><br /><b><u>GoldenPass</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass scenic route</a> runs from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and involves changing trains in Zweisimmen and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> along the way.<br /><br />Of the trains comprising of 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, reservations are only recommended on the segment between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a> and Zweisimmen. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations on a train from Montreux to Zweisimmen 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 Two-Country Select Pass’ or ‘Swiss Travel Pass’).<br /><br />On the other segments of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> route (Zweisimmen to Interlaken and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-lucerne-5759" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-lucerne-5759">Interlaken to Lucerne</a>), reservations are possible but not necessary. If you also would like to have reservations for these segments, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Montreux to Zweisimmen, another search for connecting trains from Zweisimmen to Interlaken, and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-lucerne-5759" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Lucerne</a>. When you pull up the results of a Zweisimmen-Interlaken search, just be sure to look for the direct trains. Generally, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Glacier Express</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glacier Express</a> is closed for maintenance every year during this time, but it will begin running again in mid-December. This scenic train runs from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow">Zermatt</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/st-moritz" rel="nofollow">St Moritz</a> and requires reservations. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528">Glacier Express</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zermatt-st-moritz" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zermatt-st-moritz">Zermatt to St Moritz</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 Two-Country Select Pass’ or ‘Swiss Travel Pass’). Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glacier Express</a> can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Bernina Express</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/bernina-express-7545">Bernina Express</a> scenic train runs from either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/st-moritz" rel="nofollow">St Moritz</a> or Chur to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/tirano" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/tirano">Tirano</a> in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">Italy</a>. The bus segment of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/bernina-express-7545">Bernina Express</a> is from Tirano to Lugano, but it only runs from April to October each year. Even though <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/tirano" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/tirano">Tirano</a> is in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">Italy</a>, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid to cover the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/bernina-express-7545">Bernina Express</a> trains and the bus. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/bernina-express-7545">Bernina Express</a> trains (St Moritz/Chur-Tirano) and the bus (Tirano-Lugano) both do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. Please be advised that the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would not be valid on other connections from Tirano to Lugano that go through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a>; only the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545">Bernina Express</a> bus.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Two-Country Select Pass’ or ‘Swiss Travel Pass’). For anyone doing the train and the bus, the search would need to be pieced together segment-by-segment (i.e. one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/st-moritz-tirano" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/st-moritz-tirano">St Moritz to Tirano</a> and then another search from Tirano to Lugano). Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bernina Express</a> can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Gotthard Panorama Express route</u></b><br /><br />From mid-October to mid-April, the direct Gotthard Panorama Express trains actually do not run. Even though the actual Gotthard Panorama Express will not be operating in December, you can still travel from Lugano up to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> following the same route; the trains would just not have panoramic windows and a connection in Erstfeld would be involved. The trip involves taking a train from Lugano to Erstfeld and then another train from Erstfeld to either Flüelen or straight to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>. If you take the train to Flüelen, you can continue on to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> by taking the SGV steamboat over Lake Lucerne.<br /><br />When the direct Gotthard Panorama Express runs, it requires reservations; however, the trains from Lugano to Erstfeld and Erstfeld to Flüelen/Lucerne do not even accept reservations. Therefore, a Eurail Pass or a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would be all you’d need to board.<br /><br />Schedules for the trains from Lugano to Erstfeld and Erstfeld to Flüelen or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, the trains from Lugano to Erstfeld depart every 2 hours throughout the day, and the ride takes about 2 hours. Trains from Erstfeld to Flüelen depart every half-hour throughout the day and the ride only takes 7 or 8 minutes. Trains from Erstfeld to Lucerne depart every 2 hours throughout the day, and the ride takes just over 1 hour.<br /><br />With a Eurail Pass, you would be able to receive 50% off a ticket on the SGV steamboat from Flüelen to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>. With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, you would be completely covered to take the SGV steamboat from Flüelen to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a>. The boat ride from Flüelen to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> takes about 2.5 hours..
  • November 06, 2018 21:06
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of 'Eurail Select Pass 2 countries' vs. 'Swiss Travel Pass'... decisions, decisions! by Jeff to Hi Eric,<br /><br />A multi-country Eurail Pass and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would both be valid to cover the ticket costs on all of the scenic trains you listed, as well as connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow">Zermatt</a>. Whenever reservations are required, they are an additional cost to a rail pass.<br /><br />While the main objective of a rail pass generally is to cover trains running ‘inter-city’ between different cities, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is unique in that it covers more than just rail travel. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is unique from other rail passes in that it also covers boats, city buses, and city transit networks in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> will also provide for the best possible discounts on mountain railways (including cable cars and funiculars) and allows for entry to over 490 museums around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland">Switzerland</a>.<br /><br />Multi-country Eurail Passes (that include Switzerland) will also will provide for discounts on many mountain railways, but the discounts are generally not as much as they would be with the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a>. For instance, in cases where a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> might provide for a 50% discount, the Eurail Pass discount would only be 25%.<br /><br />For info about bonuses with the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, you would refer to the page for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> on our website, scroll down slightly, and click 'Rail pass benefits'. The page for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934</a>.<br /><br />For info about bonuses with the 2 country Eurail Select Pass, you would refer to the page for this pass on our website and do the same. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/italy-switzerland-pass-8354" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/italy-switzerland-pass-8354">2 country Eurail Select Pass for Italy and Switzerland</a> is here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/italy-switzerland-pass-8354" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/italy-switzerland-pass-8354">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/italy-switzerland-pass-8354</a><br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Zermatt</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow">Zermatt</a> take just over 2 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Spiez and then in Visp. Reservations are not at all necessary on these trains, so a rail pass is all you would need to board, whether it be a Eurail Pass or a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a>.<br /><br />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>) just to view schedules for these trains. For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow">Zermatt</a>, you would just have to break up your search in either Spiez or Visp (i.e. one search for trains from Interlaken to Spiez and then another search for the part of the connection from Spiez to Zermatt). Otherwise, you can just piece together your search segment-by-segment (i.e. one search from Interlaken to Spiez, another search for connecting trains from Spiez to Visp, and then another search for connecting trains from Visp to Zermatt).<br /><br />If, following any of your searches for this route, you see a message that says “the fares you requested are not available with the selected rail pass”, just disregard it. That message is in no way accurate. Rest assured, you can use either of these rail passes on all of these trains.<br /><br />The segment from Visp to Zermatt does run along a portion of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow">Glacier Express</a> scenic route. For just this one small segment of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528">Glacier Express</a> route, reservations are not necessary.<br /><br /><b><u>GoldenPass</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass scenic route</a> runs from Montreux to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and involves changing trains in Zweisimmen and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> along the way.<br /><br />Of the trains comprising of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> route, reservations are only recommended on the segment between Montreux and Zweisimmen. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations on a train from Montreux to Zweisimmen 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 Two-Country Select Pass’ or ‘Swiss Travel Pass’).<br /><br />On the other segments of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> route (Zweisimmen to Interlaken and Interlaken to Lucerne), reservations are possible but not necessary. If you also would like to have reservations for these segments, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Montreux to Zweisimmen, another search for connecting trains from Zweisimmen to Interlaken, and then another search for connecting trains from Interlaken to Lucerne. When you pull up the results of a Zweisimmen-Interlaken search, just be sure to look for the direct trains. Generally, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Glacier Express</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow">Glacier Express</a> is closed for maintenance every year during this time, but it will begin running again in mid-December. This scenic train runs from Zermatt to St Moritz and requires reservations. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow">Glacier Express</a> from Zermatt to St Moritz 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 Two-Country Select Pass’ or ‘Swiss Travel Pass’). Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow">Glacier Express</a> can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Bernina Express</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545">Bernina Express</a> scenic train runs from either St Moritz or Chur to Tirano in Italy. The bus segment of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545">Bernina Express</a> is from Tirano to Lugano, but it only runs from April to October each year. Even though Tirano is in Italy, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid to cover the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545">Bernina Express</a> trains and the bus. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545">Bernina Express</a> trains (St Moritz/Chur-Tirano) and the bus (Tirano-Lugano) both do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. Please be advised that the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would not be valid on other connections from Tirano to Lugano that go through Italy; only the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545" rel="nofollow">Bernina Express</a> bus.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Two-Country Select Pass’ or ‘Swiss Travel Pass’). For anyone doing the train and the bus, the search would need to be pieced together segment-by-segment (i.e. one search from St Moritz to Tirano and then another search from Tirano to Lugano). Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545" rel="nofollow">Bernina Express</a> can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Gotthard Panorama Express route</u></b><br /><br />From mid-October to mid-April, the direct Gotthard Panorama Express trains actually do not run. Even though the actual Gotthard Panorama Express will not be operating in December, you can still travel from Lugano up to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> following the same route; the trains would just not have panoramic windows and a connection in Erstfeld would be involved. The trip involves taking a train from Lugano to Erstfeld and then another train from Erstfeld to either Flüelen or straight to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>. If you take the train to Flüelen, you can continue on to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> by taking the SGV steamboat over Lake Lucerne.<br /><br />When the direct Gotthard Panorama Express runs, it requires reservations; however, the trains from Lugano to Erstfeld and Erstfeld to Flüelen/Lucerne do not even accept reservations. Therefore, a Eurail Pass or 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> would be all you’d need to board.<br /><br />Schedules for the trains from Lugano to Erstfeld and Erstfeld to Flüelen or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, the trains from Lugano to Erstfeld depart every 2 hours throughout the day, and the ride takes about 2 hours. Trains from Erstfeld to Flüelen depart every half-hour throughout the day and the ride only takes 7 or 8 minutes. Trains from Erstfeld to Lucerne depart every 2 hours throughout the day, and the ride takes just over 1 hour.<br /><br />With a Eurail Pass, you would be able to receive 50% off a ticket on the SGV steamboat from Flüelen to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>. With 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>, you would be completely covered to take the SGV steamboat from Flüelen to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>. The boat ride from Flüelen to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> takes about 2.5 hours..
  • November 06, 2018 19:37
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of 'Eurail Select Pass 2 countries' vs. 'Swiss Travel Pass'... decisions, decisions! by Jeff to Hi Eric,<br /><br />A multi-country Eurail Pass and the Swiss Travel Pass would both be valid to cover the ticket costs on all of the scenic trains you listed, as well as connections from Interlaken to Zermatt. Whenever reservations are required, they are an additional cost to a rail pass.<br /><br />While the main objective of a rail pass generally is to cover trains running ‘inter-city’ between different cities, the Swiss Travel Pass is unique in that it covers more than just rail travel. The Swiss Travel Pass is unique from other rail passes in that it also covers boats, city buses, and city transit networks in Switzerland. The Swiss Travel Pass will also provide for the best possible discounts on mountain railways (including cable cars and funiculars) and allows for entry to over 490 museums around Switzerland.<br /><br />Multi-country Eurail Passes (that include Switzerland) will also will provide for discounts on many mountain railways, but the discounts are generally not as much as they would be with the Swiss Travel Pass. For instance, in cases where a Swiss Travel Pass might provide for a 50% discount, the Eurail Pass discount would only be 25%.<br /><br />For info about bonuses with the Swiss Travel Pass, you would refer to the page for the Swiss Travel Pass on our website, scroll down slightly, and click 'Rail pass benefits'. The page for the Swiss Travel Pass is here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934</a>.<br /><br />For info about bonuses with the 2 country Eurail Select Pass, you would refer to the page for this pass on our website and do the same. The 2 country Eurail Select Pass for Italy and Switzerland is here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/italy-switzerland-pass-8354" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/italy-switzerland-pass-8354</a><br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Zermatt</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Interlaken to Zermatt take just over 2 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Spiez and then in Visp. Reservations are not at all necessary on these trains, so a rail pass is all you would need to board, whether it be a Eurail Pass or a Swiss Travel Pass.<br /><br />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" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains. For a trip from Interlaken to Zermatt, you would just have to break up your search in either Spiez or Visp (i.e. one search for trains from Interlaken to Spiez and then another search for the part of the connection from Spiez to Zermatt). Otherwise, you can just piece together your search segment-by-segment (i.e. one search from Interlaken to Spiez, another search for connecting trains from Spiez to Visp, and then another search for connecting trains from Visp to Zermatt).<br /><br />If, following any of your searches for this route, you see a message that says “the fares you requested are not available with the selected rail pass”, just disregard it. That message is in no way accurate. Rest assured, you can use either of these rail passes on all of these trains.<br /><br />The segment from Visp to Zermatt does run along a portion of the Glacier Express scenic route. For just this one small segment of the Glacier Express route, reservations are not necessary.<br /><br /><b><u>GoldenPass</u></b><br /><br />The GoldenPass scenic route runs from Montreux to Lucerne and involves changing trains in Zweisimmen and Interlaken along the way.<br /><br />Of the trains comprising of the GoldenPass route, reservations are only recommended on the segment between Montreux and Zweisimmen. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations on a train from Montreux to Zweisimmen by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" 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 Two-Country Select Pass’ or ‘Swiss Travel Pass’).<br /><br />On the other segments of the GoldenPass route (Zweisimmen to Interlaken and Interlaken to Lucerne), reservations are possible but not necessary. If you also would like to have reservations for these segments, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Montreux to Zweisimmen, another search for connecting trains from Zweisimmen to Interlaken, and then another search for connecting trains from Interlaken to Lucerne. When you pull up the results of a Zweisimmen-Interlaken search, just be sure to look for the direct trains. Generally, GoldenPass trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Glacier Express</u></b><br /><br />The Glacier Express is closed for maintenance every year during this time, but it will begin running again in mid-December. This scenic train runs from Zermatt to St Moritz and requires reservations. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the Glacier Express from Zermatt to St Moritz 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 Two-Country Select Pass’ or ‘Swiss Travel Pass’). Generally, the Glacier Express can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Bernina Express</u></b><br /><br />The Bernina Express scenic train runs from either St Moritz or Chur to Tirano in Italy. The bus segment of the Bernina Express is from Tirano to Lugano, but it only runs from April to October each year. Even though Tirano is in Italy, the Swiss Travel Pass is valid to cover the Bernina Express trains and the bus. The Bernina Express trains (St Moritz/Chur-Tirano) and the bus (Tirano-Lugano) both do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. Please be advised that the Swiss Travel Pass would not be valid on other connections from Tirano to Lugano that go through Italy; only the Bernina Express bus.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" 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 Two-Country Select Pass’ or ‘Swiss Travel Pass’). For anyone doing the train and the bus, the search would need to be pieced together segment-by-segment (i.e. one search from St Moritz to Tirano and then another search from Tirano to Lugano). Generally, the Bernina Express can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Gotthard Panorama Express route</u></b><br /><br />From mid-October to mid-April, the direct Gotthard Panorama Express trains actually do not run. Even though the actual Gotthard Panorama Express will not be operating in December, you can still travel from Lugano up to Lucerne following the same route; the trains would just not have panoramic windows and a connection in Erstfeld would be involved. The trip involves taking a train from Lugano to Erstfeld and then another train from Erstfeld to either Flüelen or straight to Lucerne. If you take the train to Flüelen, you can continue on to Lucerne by taking the SGV steamboat over Lake Lucerne.<br /><br />When the direct Gotthard Panorama Express runs, it requires reservations; however, the trains from Lugano to Erstfeld and Erstfeld to Flüelen/Lucerne do not even accept reservations. Therefore, a Eurail Pass or a Swiss Travel Pass would be all you’d need to board.<br /><br />Schedules for the trains from Lugano to Erstfeld and Erstfeld to Flüelen or Lucerne are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, the trains from Lugano to Erstfeld depart every 2 hours throughout the day, and the ride takes about 2 hours. Trains from Erstfeld to Flüelen depart every half-hour throughout the day and the ride only takes 7 or 8 minutes. Trains from Erstfeld to Lucerne depart every 2 hours throughout the day, and the ride takes just over 1 hour.<br /><br />With a Eurail Pass, you would be able to receive 50% off a ticket on the SGV steamboat from Flüelen to Lucerne. With a Swiss Travel Pass, you would be completely covered to take the SGV steamboat from Flüelen to Lucerne. The boat ride from Flüelen to Lucerne takes about 2.5 hours..
  • November 05, 2018 15:52
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Train tickets in Spain (Seville to Pamplona) appear unavailable within 60 days? by Jeff to Hi Sophie,<br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow">Seville</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/pamplona" rel="nofollow">Pamplona</a> take about 6 hours in duration and involve changing trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> en route. When purchasing tickets on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>, you would just break up your search once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a>. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/seville-madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/seville-madrid">Seville to Madrid</a> and then another search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-pamplona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-pamplona">Madrid to Pamplona</a>.<br /><br />Generally, trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow">Spain</a> can be booked within 90 days of an intended departure; However, December is the time of year when the annual 'Winter Schedule Changes' occur with some of the rail networks and train operators in Europe. As a result of the 'Winter Schedule Changes', most trains operating after December 9th have not yet been posted in the international booking system, including the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/seville-madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/seville-madrid">Seville to Madrid</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-pamplona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-pamplona">Madrid to Pamplona</a>.<br /><br />We expect schedules for departures after December 9th to be released some time within the next few weeks. For right now, you can just use a date between now and December 9th to get an idea of the schedules and ticket costs in the meantime.<br /><br />At the station in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> (the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-atocha" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-atocha">Atocha station</a>), I would recommend that you allow yourself at least 20 minutes to change trains.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/seville-madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/seville-madrid">Seville to Madrid</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow">AVE</a> high-speed trains. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-pamplona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-pamplona">Madrid to Pamplona</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow">Alvia</a> high-speed trains..
  • November 05, 2018 15:28
    Jeff
    Changed title of Train tickets in Spain appear unavailable within 60 days? by Sophie Ashley to Train tickets in Spain (Seville to Pamplona) appear unavailable within 60 days?.
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  • November 01, 2018 18:25
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of I have rail passes purchased. Traveling on a night train from Venice to S. Agata di Militello. Are bedding accommodations required? by Jeff to Hi Antoinette,<br /><br />There is no overnight train that goes from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to Sant'Agata di Militello, however, you can make a connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to Sant'Agata di Militello that involves taking an overnight train for part of the route. This connection takes about 14.5 to 15 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/rome/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome</a> and then once in Messina. The segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/rome-to-messina.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome to Messina</a> would be on the actual overnight train. This night train only carries sleeping accommodations. There are no seating accommodations on this particular night train.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-rome.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/venice-to-romehtml">Venice to Rome</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> train. On these trains, reservations would be required in addition to a rail pass.<br /><br />Please note, on the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-rome.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-rome.html">Venice to Rome</a>, there are also trains called '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html">Italo</a>' trains that do not accept rail passes. Therefore, you would want to be sure to choose one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> trains for this segment, so that you can be covered with your pass.<br /><br />The night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/rome-to-messina.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/rome-to-messina.html">Rome to Messina</a> also requires reservations in addition to a rail pass.<br /><br />Most trains from Messina to Sant'Agata di Militello are regional trains that don't even accept reservations. Therefore, a rail pass is all that's needed to board one of these trains.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling. For this route, you would just have to break up your search once in Rome. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-rome.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/venice-to-romehtml">Venice to Rome</a> and then another search to access the night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/rome-to-messina.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/rome-to-messinahtml">Rome to Messina</a>.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 to 120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br />Due to an error on our website, when trying to access schedules and ticket costs for night trains, it is usually necessary to adjust your preferred departure time by entering a time closer to the specific hour of the train's departure time. Therefore, when you go to enter the criteria of your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/rome-to-messina.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/rome-to-messinahtml">Rome-Messina</a> search, you would want to choose some time in the evening, like '07 pm' as your preferred departure time. By doing this, you will get the actual night train to display in the results of your search.<br /><br />When you pull up the results of your search for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/rome-to-messina.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome to Messina</a>, you would check the type of sleeping compartments being offered by clicking the 'View' button that's underneath the fares that display for the night train option.<br /><br />Schedules for the segment from Messina to Sant'Agata di Militello are not able to be viewed on our website. If you'd like to inquire about schedules for this part of the route, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. The ride from Messina to Sant'Agata di Militello only takes about 1.5 to 2 hours..
  • November 01, 2018 18:18
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of I have rail passes purchased. Traveling on a night train from Venice to S. Agata di Militello. Are bedding accommodations required? by Jeff to Hi Antoinette,<br /><br />There is no overnight train that goes from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to Sant'Agata di Militello, however, you can make a connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to Sant'Agata di Militello that involves taking an overnight train for part of the route. This connection takes about 14.5 to 15 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/rome/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome</a> and then once in Messina. The segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/rome-to-messina.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/rome-to-messinahtml">Rome to Messina</a> would be on the actual overnight train. This night train only carries sleeping accommodations. There are no seating accommodations on this particular night train.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-rome.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice to Rome</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> train. On these trains, reservations would be required in addition to a rail pass.<br /><br />Please note, on the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-rome.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-rome.html">Venice to Rome</a>, there are also trains called '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html">Italo</a>' trains that do not accept rail passes. Therefore, you would want to be sure to choose one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> trains for this segment, so that you can be covered with your pass.<br /><br />The night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/rome-to-messina.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/rome-to-messinahtml">Rome to Messina</a> also requires reservations in addition to a rail pass.<br /><br />Most trains from Messina to Sant'Agata di Militello are regional trains that don't even accept reservations. Therefore, a rail pass is all that's needed to board one of these trains.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling. For this route, you would just have to break up your search once in Rome. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-rome.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice to Rome</a> and then another search to access the night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/rome-to-messina.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/rome-to-messinahtml">Rome to Messina</a>.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 to 120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br />Due to an error on our website, when trying to access schedules and ticket costs for night trains, it is usually necessary to adjust your preferred departure time by entering a time closer to the specific hour of the train's departure time. Therefore, when you go to enter the criteria of your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/rome-to-messina.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/rome-to-messinahtml">Rome-Messina</a> search, you would want to choose some time in the evening, like '07 pm' as your preferred departure time. By doing this, you will get the actual night train to display in the results of your search.<br /><br />When you pull up the results of your search for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/rome-to-messina.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/rome-to-messinahtml">Rome to Messina</a>, you would check the type of sleeping compartments being offered by clicking the 'View' button that's underneath the fares that display for the night train option.<br /><br />Schedules for the segment from Messina to Sant'Agata di Militello are not able to be viewed on our website. If you'd like to inquire about schedules for this part of the route, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. The ride from Messina to Sant'Agata di Militello only takes about 1.5 to 2 hours..
  • November 01, 2018 18:15
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of South Spain 4 bundle best option?? Madrid - Cordoba - Seville - Granada - Madrid by Jeff to Hi Ben,<br /><br />For this particular itinerary, your most economical option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-spain-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-spain-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Spain Pass</a>. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Each of the destinations you mentioned is able to be accessed. However, due to ongoing construction on the rail line just outside <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/indexhtml">Granada</a>, you would currently only be able to get to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/indexhtml">Granada</a> by taking a bus from the town of Antequera. Conveniently, the rail pass is valid on the buses between Antequera and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/indexhtml">Granada</a>.<br /><br />Please note, the trains on these routes do require reservations in addition to the pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. the 'Eurail Spain Pass').<br /><br />Also, due to an error on our website, when booking passholder reservations for trains in Spain, you will need to choose the specific hour for each set of departures you wish to view. For example, if you want to view trains departing during the 1 o'clock hour, adjust your preferred departure time specifically to '01 pm' rather than keeping it at '08 am' and clicking the 'Later Trains' button to view more options. This is because, due to an error, our website will only display the actual 'passholder' rates (reservations) for the first 4 or 5 departures in the results that turn up, with regard to searches for trains in Spain.<br /><br />Generally, trains in Spain can only be reserved once within 60 to 90 days of an intended date of departure. Since your intended travel falls outside of this time frame, you would just use an earlier date, some time within the next 60 or 90 days, to get an idea of the reservation costs and schedules in the meantime.<br /><br /><b><u>Madrid to Cordoba</u></b><br /><br />Trains from&nbsp;<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-cordoba.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/madrid-to-cordobahtml">Madrid to Cordoba</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ave/how-to-bookhtml">AVE</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/alvia/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/alvia/how-to-bookhtml">Alvia</a>, or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/altaria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/altaria/how-to-bookhtml">Altaria</a> trains. These trains do require reservations in addition to the pass.<br /><br /><u><b>Cordoba to Seville</b><br /></u><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/cordoba-to-seville.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/cordoba-to-sevillehtml">Cordoba to Seville</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AVE</a> or Avant trains. There are also regional Media Distancia (MD) trains on this route. These trains all would require reservations in addition to the pass.<br /><br /><u><b>Seville to Granada</b><br /></u><br />Due to the construction I alluded to above, the connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/seville/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/seville/indexhtml">Seville</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/indexhtml">Granada</a> would involve taking a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/seville/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/seville/indexhtml">Seville</a> to Antequera, where you would switch to a replacement bus that will take you into <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/indexhtml">Granada</a>.<br /><br />You would purchase reservations for your train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/seville-to-antequera.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/seville-to-antequerahtml">Seville to Antequera</a>, and then the rail pass is all you would need for a bus from Antequera to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/indexhtml">Granada</a>. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/seville-to-antequera.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seville to Antequera</a> are Avant or regional Media Distancia (MD) trains.<br /><br /><u><b>Granada to Madrid</b><br /></u><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/indexhtml">Granada</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/indexhtml">Madrid</a> would involve taking the bus back to Antequera, where you would board your train up to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/indexhtml">Madrid</a>.<br /><br />The rail pass is all you would need for the bus from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Granada</a> to Antequera, but the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/antequera-to-madrid.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/antequera-to-madridhtml">Antequera to Madrid</a> require reservations in addition to the pass. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/antequera-to-madrid.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/antequera-to-madrid.html">Antequera to Madrid</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ave/how-to-bookhtml">AVE</a>, Avant, or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/altaria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/altaria/how-to-bookhtml">Altaria</a> trains..
  • November 01, 2018 18:14
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of South Spain 4 bundle best option?? Madrid - Cordoba - Seville - Granada - Madrid by Jeff to Hi Ben,<br /><br />For this particular itinerary, your most economical option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-spain-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-spain-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Spain Pass</a>. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Each of the destinations you mentioned is able to be accessed. However, due to ongoing construction on the rail line just outside <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/index.html">Granada</a>, you would currently only be able to get to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/index.html">Granada</a> by taking a bus from the town of Antequera. Conveniently, the rail pass is valid on the buses between Antequera and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/indexhtml">Granada</a>.<br /><br />Please note, the trains on these routes do require reservations in addition to the pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. the 'Eurail Spain Pass').<br /><br />Also, due to an error on our website, when booking passholder reservations for trains in Spain, you will need to choose the specific hour for each set of departures you wish to view. For example, if you want to view trains departing during the 1 o'clock hour, adjust your preferred departure time specifically to '01 pm' rather than keeping it at '08 am' and clicking the 'Later Trains' button to view more options. This is because, due to an error, our website will only display the actual 'passholder' rates (reservations) for the first 4 or 5 departures in the results that turn up, with regard to searches for trains in Spain.<br /><br />Generally, trains in Spain can only be reserved once within 60 to 90 days of an intended date of departure. Since your intended travel falls outside of this time frame, you would just use an earlier date, some time within the next 60 or 90 days, to get an idea of the reservation costs and schedules in the meantime.<br /><br /><u>Madrid to Cordoba<br /></u><br />Trains from&nbsp;<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-cordoba.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/madrid-to-cordobahtml">Madrid to Cordoba</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ave/how-to-bookhtml">AVE</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/alvia/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/alvia/how-to-book.html">Alvia</a>, or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/altaria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/altaria/how-to-bookhtml">Altaria</a> trains. These trains do require reservations in addition to the pass.<br /><br /><u>Cordoba to Seville<br /></u><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/cordoba-to-seville.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/cordoba-to-sevillehtml">Cordoba to Seville</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AVE</a> or Avant trains. There are also regional Media Distancia (MD) trains on this route. These trains all would require reservations in addition to the pass.<br /><br /><u>Seville to Granada<br /></u><br />Due to the construction I alluded to above, the connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/seville/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/seville/indexhtml">Seville</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/indexhtml">Granada</a> would involve taking a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/seville/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/seville/indexhtml">Seville</a> to Antequera, where you would switch to a replacement bus that will take you into <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/indexhtml">Granada</a>.<br /><br />You would purchase reservations for your train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/seville-to-antequera.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/seville-to-antequerahtml">Seville to Antequera</a>, and then the rail pass is all you would need for a bus from Antequera to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/indexhtml">Granada</a>. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/seville-to-antequera.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seville to Antequera</a> are Avant or regional Media Distancia (MD) trains.<br /><br /><u>Granada to Madrid<br /></u><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/index.html">Granada</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/index.html">Madrid</a> would involve taking the bus back to Antequera, where you would board your train up to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/index.html">Madrid</a>.<br /><br />The rail pass is all you would need for the bus from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/granada/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Granada</a> to Antequera, but the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/antequera-to-madrid.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/antequera-to-madrid.html">Antequera to Madrid</a> require reservations in addition to the pass. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/antequera-to-madrid.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Antequera to Madrid</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ave/how-to-bookhtml">AVE</a>, Avant, or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/altaria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/altaria/how-to-bookhtml">Altaria</a> trains..
  • November 01, 2018 18:09
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Would a Eurail Global Pass cover overnight travel? by Jeff to Hi Francine,<br /><br />A rail pass covers the ticket costs for trains, including overnight trains. 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 Western Europe, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is likely that reservations would be required for many of your trips there.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. the 'Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br />Generally, trains can only be reserved once within 60 to 120 days of an intended departure date (depending on the train). Since your intended travel falls outside of this time frame, you would just enter a date within the next 60 to 90 days in order to get an idea of reservation costs and schedules in the meantime.<br /><br />Also, due to an error on our site, when trying to access costs and schedules for night trains, it is usually necessary to adjust your preferred departure time by entering a time closer to the specific hour of the train's departure time. Therefore, when you go to enter the criteria of your search, you would want to choose some time in the evening, like '07 pm', as your preferred departure time. By doing this, you will get the night train to display in the results of your search. Overnight trains only operate along certain routes in Europe..
  • November 01, 2018 18:05
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Frankfurt to Aarhus, do you offer airline employee discount? by Jeff to Hi Cindy,<br /><br />I'm sorry, however, we do have airline employee discounts.<br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/indexhtml">Frankfurt</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/denmark/arhus/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/denmark/arhus/indexhtml">Aarhus</a> (entered as 'Arhus' on our website) takes 8 to 9 hours in duration and involves changing trains at least once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/hamburg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/hamburg/indexhtml">Hamburg</a> along the way. Otherwise, there would be one more train change in Flensburg in between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/hamburg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/hamburg/indexhtml">Hamburg</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/denmark/arhus/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arhus</a>. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-to-hamburg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/frankfurt-to-hamburghtml">Frankfurt to Hamburg</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InterCity Express</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a>) trains.<br /><br />You would check schedules and purchase tickets by doing a search 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>. For the route from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/indexhtml">Frankfurt</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/denmark/arhus/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/denmark/arhus/indexhtml">Arhus</a>, you would just have to break up your search once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/hamburg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/hamburg/indexhtml">Hamburg</a>. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-to-hamburg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/frankfurt-to-hamburghtml">Frankfurt to Hamburg</a> and another search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamburg-to-arhus.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/hamburg-to-arhushtml">Hamburg to Arhus</a>.<br /><br />Due to an error on our website, when entering these searches, I would also recommend that you choose the specific hour for each set of departures you wish to view. For example, if you want to view trains departing during the 2 o'clock hour, adjust your preferred departure time specifically to '02 pm' rather than keeping it at '08 am' and clicking the 'Later Trains' button to view more options. Due to an error, clicking the 'Later Trains' button may not lead to all possible options displaying..
  • November 01, 2018 18:04
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Frankfurt to Aarhus, do you offer airline employee discount? by Jeff to Hi Cindy,<br /><br />I'm sorry, however, we do have airline employee discounts.<br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/indexhtml">Frankfurt</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/denmark/arhus/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/denmark/arhus/indexhtml">Aarhus</a> (entered as 'Arhus' on our website) takes 8 to 9 hours in duration and involves changing trains at least once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/hamburg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/hamburg/indexhtml">Hamburg</a> along the way. Otherwise, there would be one more train change in Flensburg in between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/hamburg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/hamburg/indexhtml">Hamburg</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/denmark/arhus/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arhus</a>. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-to-hamburg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-to-hamburg.html">Frankfurt to Hamburg</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InterCity Express</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a>) trains.<br /><br />You would check schedules and purchase tickets by doing a search under 'Find Train Tickets' on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>. For the route from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/indexhtml">Frankfurt</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/denmark/arhus/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/denmark/arhus/indexhtml">Arhus</a>, you would just have to break up your search once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/hamburg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/hamburg/index.html">Hamburg</a>. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-to-hamburg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/frankfurt-to-hamburghtml">Frankfurt to Hamburg</a> and another search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamburg-to-arhus.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/hamburg-to-arhushtml">Hamburg to Arhus</a>.<br /><br />Due to an error on our website, when entering these searches, I would also recommend that you choose the specific hour for each set of departures you wish to view. For example, if you want to view trains departing during the 2 o'clock hour, adjust your preferred departure time specifically to '02 pm' rather than keeping it at '08 am' and clicking the 'Later Trains' button to view more options. Due to an error, clicking the 'Later Trains' button may not lead to all possible options displaying..
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