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  • April 09, 2019 15:00
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Confused about choosing which train ticket and seating is best for our trip. by Jeff to Hi Kim,<br /><br />What to purchase for your travels would depend on the specifics of the itinerary itself and various other factors. It is likely that you'd want to purchase a BritRail Pass, but the specific version of the pass would need to be determined by other factors. Therefore, if you’d like assistance determining the best option for an itinerary such as this, you would send an email to <a href="mailto:customercare@raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">customercare@raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />In the meantime, you can check schedules by entering a route under 'Find Train Tickets' on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />To get to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/dublin" rel="nofollow">Dublin</a>, you would take the ferry from Holyhead. The rail pass would not cover this ferry, so you would have to purchase tickets for it directly through the ferry company. The companies operating ferries on this route are 'Stena Line' and 'Irish Ferries'..
  • April 09, 2019 14:48
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Searched for Barcelona to Lourdes here But Can't find new information 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, activities 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>..
  • April 09, 2019 14:47
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Searched for Barcelona to Lourdes here But Can't find new information by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />It is true that the connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona">Barcelona</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lourdes" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lourdes">Lourdes</a> takes about 7 hours and involves changing trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/narbonne" rel="nofollow">Narbonne</a> and then <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/toulouse" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/toulouse">Toulouse</a> along the way.<br /><br />The train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/narbonne" rel="nofollow">Narbonne</a> is a high-speed train called the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-spain-high-speed-train" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-spain-high-speed-train">France-Spain High Speed</a> train.<br /><br />On the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/narbonne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/narbonne">Narbonne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/toulouse" rel="nofollow">Toulouse</a>, there are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> trains, but they do not fit into the fastest connection for a longer connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lourdes" rel="nofollow">Lourde</a>s. For the fastest connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona">Barcelona</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lourdes" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lourdes">Lourdes</a>, the trains for the segments from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/narbonne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/narbonne">Narbonne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/toulouse" rel="nofollow">Toulouse</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/toulouse" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/toulouse">Toulouse</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lourdes" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lourdes">Lourde</a>s are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/french-trains-intercites-7589" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/french-trains-intercites-7589">Intercités</a> trains.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona">Barcelona</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lourdes" rel="nofollow">Lourdes</a>, you would just piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Barcelona to Narbonne, another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/narbonne-toulouse" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/narbonne-toulouse">Narbonne to Toulouse</a>, and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/toulouse-lourdes" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/toulouse-lourdes">Toulouse to Lourdes</a>.<br /><br />Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-spain-high-speed-train" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-spain-high-speed-train">France-Spain High Speed</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona">Barcelona</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/narbonne" rel="nofollow">Narbonne</a> can be booked within 120 days of an intended departure date, while the trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/narbonne" rel="nofollow">Narbonne</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lourdes" rel="nofollow">Lourdes</a> can only be booked within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • April 09, 2019 14:40
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  • April 08, 2019 21:16
    Jeff
    Changed title of Validity of Eurail global pass in switzerland by Anjana Bhatt to Validity of Eurail Global Pass in Switzerland?.
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  • April 08, 2019 21:16
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Validity of Eurail Global Pass in Switzerland? by Jeff to Hi Anjana,<br /><br />Once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>, a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> would be valid on trains connecting different cities, just as 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. For a trip to the Bernese Oberland/Jungfrau region of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> would cover as far as Interlaken but not beyond <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>. In contrast, 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 cover to the villages of Grindelwald and Lauterbrunnen, just beyond <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> also generally provides for greater discounts on popular mountain railways (including cable cars/gondolas/funiculars), but the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> does still provide for discounts. It just depends on the specific mountain excursion. On such mountain excursions, the Swiss Travel Pass would typically allow for 50% discounts, while the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> would typically allow for 25% discounts; it just depends.<br /><br />Since those are the only differences, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> should be sufficient, and you would not need to also purchase 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>.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a><br /><br />For the most comfortable experience, 1st class is recommended..
  • April 08, 2019 20:45
    Jeff
    Changed title of Rail Pass Italy - Reservation Bookings Problem by Jennifer Holt to Italy Rail Pass - Problems Booking Reservations in July from Venice to Florence, Florence to Naples, Naples to Rome, and Rome to Milan.
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  • April 08, 2019 20:45
    Jeff
    Changed description of I recently purchased 5 Rail Passes for Italy. I am attempting to book reservations for several trains on different days in early July 2019. Venice to Florence, Florence to Naples, Naples to Rome and Rome to Milan. I am clicking off the type of pass we have when attempting to retrieve available train reservations but when I do so I am only getting standard fare amounts, not the smaller fee amounts of $12 for a reservation. <br /><br /> - Can someone explain why I am not available to book any segments online (I've tried a combination of days and times)? <br /> - Are reservations for Italian Rail Passes not available to be booked online? I know they are available as I have looked directly on the train websites. <br /> - Do I need to wait until I receive my passes in the mail to book/is there some type of booking number I need to input? <br /><br /> Kinda lost and a little worried/frustrated. I would have booked these segments separate and direct had I know this would have been this complicated. <br /><br /> Thanks for the help! by Jennifer Holt to I recently purchased 5 Rail Passes for Italy. I am attempting to book reservations for several trains on different days in early July 2019. Venice to Florence, Florence to Naples, Naples to Rome and Rome to Milan. I am clicking off the type of pass we have when attempting to retrieve available train reservations but when I do so I am only getting standard fare amounts, not the smaller fee amounts of $12 for a reservation. - Can someone explain why I am not available to book any segments online (I've tried a combination of days and times)? - Are reservations for Italian Rail Passes not available to be booked online? I know they are available as I have looked directly on the train websites.- Do I need to wait until I receive my passes in the mail to book/is there some type of booking number I need to input?Kinda lost and a little worried/frustrated. I would have booked these segments separate and direct had I know this would have been this complicated.Thanks for the help!.
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  • April 08, 2019 20:42
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Italy Rail Pass - Problems Booking Reservations in July from Venice to Florence, Florence to Naples, Naples to Rome, and Rome to Milan by Jeff to Hi Jennifer,<br /><br />Rest assured, your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/italy-pass-5922" rel="nofollow">Eurail Italy Pass</a> is valid on these routes. You just have to be sure to take one of the trains operated by the national rail network of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a>. On these routes, Eurail Passes are valid for any <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a>, or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow">Frecciabianca</a>, or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">InterCity</a>) train. For such trains, I do show the passholder reservation costs are displaying for dates in July. Generally, reservable trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a> can be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />For any <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow">Italo</a> trains on these routes, regular ticket costs are what is going to display, because these are privately operated trains for which rail passes are not valid.<br /><br />In addition to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/italy-pass-5922" rel="nofollow">Eurail Italy Pass</a>, reservations are required on the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow">Florence</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow">Florence</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/naples" rel="nofollow">Naples</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/naples" rel="nofollow">Naples</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow">Rome</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome">Rome</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a>. You do not need to wait until you have the rail pass to book the reservations. It is recommended that reservations be purchased in advance, before leaving for Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Florence with a Eurail Italy Pass</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow">Florence</a>, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a> train. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Venice to Florence 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 Italy Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Naples with a Eurail Italy Pass</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence">Florence</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/naples" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/naples">Naples</a>, you would again take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">IC</a> train. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/florence-naples" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/florence-naples">Florence to Naples</a> by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</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 Italy Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Naples to Rome with a Eurail Italy Pass</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/naples" rel="nofollow">Naples</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow">Rome</a>, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow">Frecciabianca</a>, or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">IC</a> train. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/naples-rome" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/naples-rome">Naples to Rome</a> by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</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 Italy Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Rome to Milan with a Eurail Italy Pass</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow">Rome</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a>, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a> train. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-milan" rel="nofollow">Rome to Milan</a> by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</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 Italy Pass’)..
  • April 08, 2019 19:15
    Jeff
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  • April 08, 2019 15:31
    Jeff
    Changed title of Travel Venice to Zurich by Jack Silvers to Venice to Milan, Milan to Como, Como to Zurich, Zurich to Rhine Falls.
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  • April 08, 2019 15:31
    Jeff
    Changed description of In June I will be taking a train one way from Venice to Milan to Como then to Zurich and Rhine falls. What train pass should I buy-if any? I will be traveling for 6 days. <br /> Thank you for your help! by Jack Silvers to In June I will be taking a train one way from Venice to Milan to Como then to Zurich and Rhine falls. What train pass should I buy-if any? I will be traveling for 6 days.Thank you for your help!.
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  • April 08, 2019 15:31
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Venice to Milan, Milan to Como, Como to Zurich, Zurich to Rhine Falls by Jeff to Hi Jack,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would just be to purchase regular tickets.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Milan</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow">Italo</a> train. You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-milan" rel="nofollow">Venice to Milan</a> by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />Generally, the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-milan">Venice to Milan</a> can be booked within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Como</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/como" rel="nofollow">Como</a>, there are regional trains or EC (EuroCity) trains. You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-como" rel="nofollow">Milan to Como</a> by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a>.<br /><br />The regional trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/como" rel="nofollow">Como</a> can only be booked within 60 days of an intended departure date, while the EC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/como" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/como">Como</a> can be booked within 120 days of an intended departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Como to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/como" rel="nofollow">Como</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a>, you would take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EuroCity</a>) train. You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/como-zurich" rel="nofollow">Como to Zurich</a> by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a>.<br /><br />Generally, the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/como-zurich" rel="nofollow">Como to Zurich</a> can be booked within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Rhine Falls</u></b><br /><br />The rail station at Rhine Falls is 'Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall'. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a>, there are direct 'S12' trains to Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall. On our website, it would not be possible to purchase tickets with Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall as a destination.<br /><br />Instead, you would purchase a ticket that shows <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/schaffhausen" rel="nofollow">Schaffhausen</a> as the destination. To do this, you would do one search from Zurich to Schaffhausen for the date you want to make the trip and just choose any train that displays. The tickets we issue from Zurich to Schaffhausen are valid to use on any of the S12 trains from Zurich to Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall.<br /><br />Actual schedules for the S12 trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a> to Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these S12 trains depart hourly throughout the day and the ride only takes about 50 minutes..
  • April 05, 2019 20:05
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of We want to do England, Ireland, Belgium, and Germany. Would it be $$ better to get Britpass AND Europass or all Europass? by Jeff to Hi Tim,<br /><br />As of just this year, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> now includes the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom" rel="nofollow">UK</a>. Therefore, you would just purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, which will cover all the countries you mentioned. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>. For that much travel, 1st class is recommended..
  • April 05, 2019 15:51
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of When booking the 3 month rail pass, is the "departure date to Europe" also the date that my pass starts? by Jeff to Hi Estie,<br /><br />If those are the only trips you'll be doing, I would not advise purchasing a rail pass. All you would need are regular tickets. You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Santiago de Compostela to Porto</u></b><br /><br />The only feasible connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela" rel="nofollow">Santiago de Compostela</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow">Porto</a> are very early morning or a late afternoon departure. These involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow">Vigo</a> along the way.<br /><br />When purchasing the tickets for this connection on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our website</a>, you would just break up your search in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow">Vigo</a>. Also, for our site to display the schedules, you would have to type Vigo as 'Vigo Guixar'. Therefore, you would do one search from 'Santiago de Compostela' to 'Vigo Guixar' and then another search for connecting trains from 'Vigo Guixar' to Porto'.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be booked once within 60 or 90 days of an intended departure date. Currently, however, both of these trains are not able to be booked for dates beyond May. Therefore, you would have to use an earlier date, some time in April or May, to get an idea of these ticket costs and schedules in the meantime.<br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela" rel="nofollow">Santiago de Compostela</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow">Vigo</a> are regional trains, and the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow">Vigo</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto">Porto</a> are Celta trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Porto to Lisbon</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow">Porto</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow">Lisbon</a>, there are direct trains, so you would just do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/porto-lisbon" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/porto-lisbon">Porto to Lisbon</a> when you go to check the schedules and purchase tickets on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our website</a>.<br /><br />It is also important to note that the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow">Porto</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow">Lisbon</a> require reservations as a supplement to the ticket we issue. With that said, the Portuguese national rail network has not enabled seat reservations for their trains to be purchased from anywhere outside the country. Reservations for trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal">Portugal</a> can only be purchased at the 'CP' offices in the stations. The cost would only be a small cost in addition to the ticket. When you go to purchase your reservation at the station, just be sure to mention that you already have the ticket.<br /><br />Generally, trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow">Porto</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow">Lisbon</a> can only be booked once within 60 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Lisbon to Madrid</u></b><br /><br />The only train on the route from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lisbon-madrid" rel="nofollow">Lisbon to Madrid</a> is an overnight train called the Lusitania. This night train carries single compartments, double compartments, 4-berth compartments, and 2nd class seats. However, there is currently an error preventing actual sleeping compartments on the Lusitania from being booked on our website. Therefore, if you're interested in purchasing tickets for this train, you would have to email us at <a href="mailto:customercare@raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">customercare@raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />Generally, the Lusitania night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon">Lisbon</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> can only be booked within 60 days of an intended departure date..
  • April 05, 2019 14:41
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of I'm traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Porto with my bicycle in a carrying bag. Are these allowed on that train? by Jeff to Hi Lucilia,<br /><br />Yes, a bicycle can be taken on board any train if contained within a purpose-designed bicycle bag (measuring no more than 120cm x 90cm). A bike can fit in such a bag with the wheels and pedals detached and the handlebars parallel to the frame. There is no charge to transport a bike in one of these bags.<br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela" rel="nofollow">Santiago de Compostela</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto">Porto</a> involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow">Vigo</a> along the way.<br /><br />With that said, trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow">Vigo</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow">Porto</a> are 'Celta' trains for which we are currently not able to issue tickets. Tickets for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo">Vigo</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow">Porto</a> are only able to be purchased locally.<br /><br />If you wish, you can still view schedules for the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo">Vigo</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow">Porto</a> and ticket costs will display; just keep in mind that we wouldn't be able to confirm a request for one of these trains. To view schedules for trains from Vigo to Porto, you would have to be sure to type 'Vigo Guixar' in the field for the departure city when doing your search.<br /><br />We are able to issue tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela">Santiago de Compostela</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo">Vigo</a> but not through our website. To arrange to purchase tickets for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela">Santiago de Compostela</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow">Vigo</a>, you would send an email to <a href="mailto:customercare@raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">customercare@raileurope.com</a>. Generally, trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela">Santiago de Compostela</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo">Vigo</a> can be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • April 05, 2019 14:02
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Honeymoon Help!! Turin-Vernazza, Vernazza-Bologna, Bologna-Lake Como, Lake Como-Interlaken, Interlaken-Lauterbrunnen, Interlaken-Paris by Jeff to Hi Jerrica,<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a><br /><br />First class is recommended for the most comfortable experience.<br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass can still work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. On such trains, you would just hop on and show your pass. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for many unreserved trains. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />I'll go through your itinerary trip-by-trip, so you'll know what to do and what to expect. Your itinerary is a long one, so go trip-by-trip when you're reading through it.<br /><br /><b><u>Turin to Vernazza (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Trains between La Spezia and Vernazza are regional trains, which do not accept reservations. Therefore, no additional costs would apply, as the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />As for a connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin</a> to Vernazza, it involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Genoa</a> along the way.<br /><br />If you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InterCity</a>) or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a> train for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/genoa">Genoa</a>, then reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. However, most trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Genoa</a> are regional trains. The regional trains do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Genoa</a> to Vernazza are all regional trains, so reservations are not accepted, and the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />If you do not want to pay for reservations to make this trip, then you would just have to make sure you take regional trains.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for the regional trains. When you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains in Italy, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. You would piece together the connection by doing one search for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/turin-genova" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin to Genoa</a> and then another search for connecting trains from Genoa to Vernazza. When you pull up the results of your search, you would look for the regional trains, which are labeled as either 'Regionale' or 'Regionale Veloce'.<br /><br />If you want to take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciabianca</a> train for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/genoa">Genoa</a>, you would purchase reservations by searching just this segment of the route on our homepage, checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Time Spent in Vernazza, Cinque Terre (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Once you're in the Vernazza, you can use your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> to travel between the villages of the Cinque Terre. Keep in mind, however, this does involve the use of a 'travel day' on your pass, if your pass is 'non-consecutive' (flexi). If you do not wish to squander a 'travel day' on your pass for these short trips, you can instead just purchase these particular tickets locally. These are short trips/distances, so the tickets would not cost too much at all. Regional trains between the villages of the Cinque Terre operate regularly throughout the day.<br /><br /><b><u>Vernazza to Bologna (Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />The most feasible connections from Vernazza to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/bologna">Bologna</a> involve 2 train changes along the way; once in La Spezia and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/parma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parma</a>.<br /><br />Trains from Vernazza to La Spezia and La Spezia to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/parma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parma</a> are regional trains, so reservations are not accepted, and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/parma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parma</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bologna</a>, there are regional trains, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">InterCity</a>) trains, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a> trains. If you take a regional train, reservations are not accepted, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. However, if you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a> train, then reservations would be required as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can again refer to the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for these trains. To access the schedules for the non-reservable regional trains, you would have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. Also, to access the schedules for a trip from Vernazza to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bologna</a>, you would have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Vernazza to La Spezia, another search for connecting trains from La Spezia to Parma, and then another search for connecting trains from Parma to Bologna.<br /><br />If you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciabianca</a> train for the Parma-Bologna segment, you would purchase reservations by indicating that you have a 'Eurail Global Pass' when do this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Bologna to Como (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/bologna">Bologna</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/como" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/como">Como</a> involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bologna</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">InterCity</a>) trains, all of which require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. You would purchase the reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bologna-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/bologna-milan">Bologna to Milan</a> by indicating that you have a 'Eurail Global Pass' when you search this segment of the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a>.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-como" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Como</a> are regional trains, so reservations will not be accepted, and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for these non-reservable trains. Just remember to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked when you do this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Como to Interlaken (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/como" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Como</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, I would traveling by way of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>. That way, you can take a segment of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic route when you go from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />To do this, you would take the direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EuroCity</a>) train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/como" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Como</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>, where you would connect to 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> train to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />The direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EC</a> train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/como" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Como</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> does require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, reservations are possible but not necessary at all. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For travel with the rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/como-lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/como-lucerne">Como to Lucerne</a> by searching this segment of the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a>, checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’). You can then do the same just to view schedules for the connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>; just remember that you do not need to actually purchase reservations for this segment.<br /><br />All of the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen (Eurail Global Pass not valid)</u></b><br /><br />Eurail Passes do not cover trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Lauterbrunnen. Therefore, you would need to purchase regular tickets to be covered for this short trip. Rest assured, these tickets aren't going to cost much, since the ride only takes about 20 minutes.<br /><br />To purchase tickets from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen (and return), you would use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a> and leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />Trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Lauterbrunnen run along the Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Paris (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a> along the way. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>, you would be on the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> train.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a>, reservations are not necessary at all, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, would purchase reservations on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/basel">Basel</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> at something called the 'Pass 2' rate.<br /><br />For travel with the rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel to Paris</a> by searching this segment of the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a>, checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the unreserved segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-basel">Interlaken to Basel</a>..
  • April 04, 2019 21:29
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Will the Eurail Global Pass cover costs for London to Paris, travel within Spain, Spain to Portugal & return to Spain? by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> for multiple days and plan on using the Métro and RER to get around the city, you may also want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite Pass</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central Paris. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId</a>=<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite Pass</a>' just covers local transportation in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339</a><br /><br />There is also the 'Paris Museum Pass', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to 50 museums and historic sites around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. You would purchase the 'Paris Museum Pass' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=30310P1&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=8" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=30310P1&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=8">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=30310P1&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=8</a><br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479</a>.
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