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  • March 28, 2019 16:40
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of When is a Pass not a Pass? by Jeff to Hi Dennis,<br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass can still work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe. It depends on the itinerary.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a>, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is often the case that reservations are required when traveling there. Trains from <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> are <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> high-speed trains, which do require reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />Generally, trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a> can be reserved within 120 days of an intended departure date..
  • March 28, 2019 14:52
    Jeff
    Changed title of German Rail Pass and seat reservations by Elena Rodstein to German Rail Pass and seat reservations / Berlin to Nuremberg, Nuremberg to Rothenburg, Rothenburg to Augsburg, and Augsburg to Munich.
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  • March 28, 2019 14:52
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of German Rail Pass and seat reservations / Berlin to Nuremberg, Nuremberg to Rothenburg, Rothenburg to Augsburg, and Augsburg to Munich by Jeff to Hi Elena,<br /><br />Rail passes cover ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass can still work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe. It just depends on the itinerary.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. On the high-speed trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow">Germany</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> trains), reservations are not required, but they are recommended.<br /><br />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">German Rail Pass</a> is all you would need to board. On such trains, you would just hop on and show your pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Berlin to Nuremberg with a German Rail Pass</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/berlin" rel="nofollow">Berlin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/nuremberg" rel="nofollow">Nuremberg</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> trains. Therefore, reservations would be recommended.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/berlin-nuremberg" rel="nofollow">Berlin to Nuremberg</a> 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 ‘German Rail Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Nuremberg to Rothenburg ob der Tauber with a German Rail Pass</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/nuremberg" rel="nofollow">Nuremberg</a> to Rothenburg ob der Tauber take about 1hr10min or 1hr14min and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Ansbach and then once in Steinach.<br /><br />The trains comprising of this route are IC or regional trains that do not accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">German Rail Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<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 the connection from Nuremberg to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. 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. When searching schedules to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, you would type 'Rothenburg O D Taube' in the field for the arrival city. To view these schedules, you would one search for the full connection from Nuremberg to 'Rothenburg O D Taube'.<br /><br />It is also the case that only two options are able to be shown for each search you do, and the 'Later Trains' button does not work.<br /><br />To view more departures, you would instead need to adjust to the specific hour of the day for which you want to view schedules when you enter the criteria of your search. For example, if you want to view options that depart after 12pm, then you would have to click '12pm'.<br /><br /><b><u>Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Augsburg with a German Rail Pass</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/augsburg" rel="nofollow">Augsburg</a> take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Steinach and then once in Treuchtlingen.<br /><br />These are all regional trains that do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">German Rail Pass</a> is once again all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can again use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for the connection from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Augsburg. Since you're just trying to access schedules and not book reservations, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. When searching schedules out of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, you would type 'Rothenburg O D Taube' in the field for the departure city. To view these schedules, you would one search for the full connection from 'Rothenburg O D Taube' to Augsburg.<br /><br /><b><u>Augsburg to Munich with a German Rail Pass</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/augsburg" rel="nofollow">Augsburg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a>, there are mostly regional trains and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> trains. The regional trains take 41-49 minutes, while the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> trains take 30-32 minutes. Reservations are not necessary on either of these train types for this particular trip. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">German Rail Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />You can again use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for the trains from Augsburg to Munich. Since you're just trying to access schedules and not book reservations, you would leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked..
  • March 26, 2019 17:01
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of What should I purchase for Munich to Zurich, Zurich to Venice, and Venice back to Munich? by Jeff to Hi Jayme,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, I would recommend purchasing the 4 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> to include Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />The routes from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/munich">Munich</a> do go through Austria along the way, which is why Austria would need to be included on the pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>, you would take a bus (InterCity Bus) or a direct train (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a> train).<br /><br />The bus ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> only takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes, while the train takes just under 4.5 hours in duration. As a supplement to a rail pass, the buses from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> require reservations, while reservations are only recommended on the trains.<br /><br />Reservations for both the bus and the train are currently not able to be purchased through our website. Therefore, to purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Venice</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> take 6.5 or 7 hours and 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/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</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-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EuroCity</a>) trains on which reservations would also be required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</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> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<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 the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass'). For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a>, you would just need to break up your search once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich to Milan</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Venice</a>.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Munich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a>, there is a direct day train and also an overnight train. On both of these trains, reservations would be required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />The day train is a 'Brennero' <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">EuroCity</a>) train.<br /><br />The night train is an ÖBB Nighjet train.<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 the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />You would see the accommodations/compartment types being offered on the night train by clicking the 'View' button under the corresponding cost(s) that display.<br /><br />Currently, it may be the case that only the single and double sleeping compartments on the night train are able to be reserved through our website. This train also carries triple compartments, 6 passenger couchettes, and 2nd class seats.<br /><br />If you'd like to reserve one of these other compartment types, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays. If you'd like to travel during the day but the schedule for the day train doesn't work for you, other daytime connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> take 7 or 8 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Verona</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/verona">Verona</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> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Verona</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/munich">Munich</a> are 'Brennero' <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>) trains on which reservations are also required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For the options involving changing trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Verona</a>, you would just need to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-verona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-verona">Venice to Verona</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/verona-munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/verona-munich">Verona to Munich</a>.<br /><br />Generally, these trains all can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure..
  • March 26, 2019 17:00
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Regarding Reservation from Venice to Zurich? On August 4th I am Traveling from Venice to Zurich . Do i need to do the reservation or direct by Jeff to Hi Srikanth,<br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/indexhtml">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> takes about 6.5 to 7 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/indexhtml">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/venice-to-milanhtml">Venice to Milan</a> are <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> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/milan-to-zurichhtml">Milan to Zurich</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) trains on which reservations would also be required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />It is highly recommended that reservations be purchased in advance, before even departing for Europe.<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 a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>, you would just need to break up your search once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/indexhtml">Milan</a>. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/venice-to-milanhtml">Venice to Milan</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Zurich</a>.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure..
  • March 26, 2019 16:59
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Can you use the eurorail pass to travel from Bern to Lugano and then to Milan the same day? by Jeff to Hi Josie,<br /><br />It is definitely possible to travel from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow">Lugano</a> and then <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow">Lugano</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> within a day.<br /><br /><b><u>Bern to Lugano</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow">Lugano</a> takes just under 3.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/indexhtml">Lucerne</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/indexhtml">Zurich</a> along the way (although switching trains at the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/train-station/luzern-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/train-station/luzern-train-station.html">station in Lucerne</a> would be easier than switching trains at the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/train-station/zurich-hauptbahnhof-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/train-station/zurich-hauptbahnhof-stationhtml">station in Zurich</a>).<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/bern-to-lucernehtml">Bern to Lucerne</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-lugano.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-lugano.html">Lucerne to Lugano</a> both do not accept reservations, so a rail pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can view schedules for all options by searching the full route from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-lugano.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/bern-to-luganohtml">Bern to Lugano</a> on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Lugano to Milan</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow">Lugano</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>, you would take a direct train, and the ride would take about 1.5 hours. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow">Lugano</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EuroCity</a>) trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lugano-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lugano-to-milan.html">Lugano to Milan</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling..
  • March 26, 2019 16:59
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Can you use the eurorail pass to travel from Bern to Lugano and then to Milan the same day? by Jeff to Hi Josie,<br /><br />It is definitely possible to travel from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a> to Lugano and then Lugano to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> within a day.<br /><br /><b><u>Bern to Lugano</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a> to Lugano takes just under 3.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/indexhtml">Lucerne</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/indexhtml">Zurich</a> along the way (although switching trains at the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/train-station/luzern-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">station in Lucerne</a> would be easier than switching trains at the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/train-station/zurich-hauptbahnhof-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/train-station/zurich-hauptbahnhof-stationhtml">station in Zurich</a>).<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/bern-to-lucernehtml">Bern to Lucerne</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-lugano.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne to Lugano</a> both do not accept reservations, so a rail pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can view schedules for all options by searching the full route from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-lugano.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/bern-to-luganohtml">Bern to Lugano</a> on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Lugano to Milan</u></b><br /><br />From Lugano to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>, you would take a direct train, and the ride would take about 1.5 hours. Trains from Lugano to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lugano-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lugano to Milan</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling..
  • March 26, 2019 16:58
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Torino to Zurich with Swiss Pass? by Jeff to For a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow">Turin</a>, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/turin/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/turin/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/turin/</a>.<br /><br />For a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, you can view various city passes and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/</a>..
  • March 26, 2019 16:57
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Torino to Zurich with Swiss Pass? by Jeff to Hi Cecile,<br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow">Turin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> take 4.5 to 5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br /><b><u>Turin to Milan</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow">Turin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a> are not covered by 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>, so you would need to purchase regular tickets. You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/turin-milan" rel="nofollow">Turin to Milan</a> by searching the route 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>. Generally, these trains can be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow">Turin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a>, there are <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> trains, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow">Italo</a> trains, and regional trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />On 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/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</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> would enable you to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 3'. To receive the 'Passholder 3' rate for a direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich">Milan to Zurich</a>, you would enter the route on our homepage and indicate that you'll be traveling with the 'Swiss Travel Pass'. Generally, these trains can be reserved within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />When you pull up the results of your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich">Milan-Zurich</a> search, you can verify if you're being quoted the 'Passholder 3' rate by clicking the 'View' button for the cost. After clicking 'View', a box will expand out underneath displaying the 'Ticket Flexibility' options. Under the 'Semi Flexible' option, you would click 'Read More' and the name of the fare would display as either 'Trenitalia Pass 3' or 'Trenitalia International Trains Passholder 3'.<br /><br />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/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EuroCity</a>) trains..
  • March 26, 2019 16:51
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Can I use Eurail Pass in Venice for canal tours like Murano and Burano islands? by Jeff to Hi Srikanth,<br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> takes about 6.5 to 7 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/venice-to-milanhtml">Venice to Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciarossa</a> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/milan-to-zurichhtml">Milan to Zurich</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) trains on which reservations would also be required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />It is highly recommended that reservations be purchased in advance, before even departing for Europe.<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 a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>, you would just need to break up your search once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/venice-to-milanhtml">Venice to Milan</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/milan-to-zurichhtml">Milan to Zurich</a>.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure..
  • March 26, 2019 16:50
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of What should I purchase for Munich to Zurich, Zurich to Venice, and Venice back to Munich? by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a>, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/munich/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/munich/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/munich/</a>.<br /><br />For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a>, you can view various city passes and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/</a>.<br /><br />You can view various city passes and tours for a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/venice/" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/venice/</a>. Here you'll find various passes that include gondola rides or boat tours..
  • March 26, 2019 16:49
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of What should I purchase for Munich to Zurich, Zurich to Venice, and Venice back to Munich? by Jeff to Hi Jayme,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, I would recommend purchasing the 4 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> to include Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />The routes from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich">Munich</a> do go through Austria along the way, which is why Austria would need to be included on the pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a>, you would take a bus (InterCity Bus) or a direct train (EuroCity train).<br /><br />The bus ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> only takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes, while the train takes just under 4.5 hours in duration. As a supplement to a rail pass, the buses from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> require reservations, while reservations are only recommended on the trains.<br /><br />Reservations for both the bus and the train are currently not able to be purchased through our website. Therefore, to purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Venice</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> take 6.5 or 7 hours and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EuroCity</a>) trains on which reservations would also be required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> are <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> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<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 the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass'). For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a>, you would just need to break up your search once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a>. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-milan" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Milan</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice" rel="nofollow">Milan to Venice</a>.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Munich</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/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a>, there is a direct day train and also an overnight train. On both of these trains, reservations would be required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />The day train is a 'Brennero' <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">EuroCity</a>) train.<br /><br />The night train is an ÖBB Nighjet train.<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 the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />You would see the accommodations/compartment types being offered on the night train by clicking the 'View' button under the corresponding cost(s) that display.<br /><br />Currently, it may be the case that only the single and double sleeping compartments on the night train are able to be reserved through our website. This train also carries triple compartments, 6 passenger couchettes, and 2nd class seats.<br /><br />If you'd like to reserve one of these other compartment types, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays. If you'd like to travel during the day but the schedule for the day train doesn't work for you, other daytime connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> take 7 or 8 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow">Verona</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona">Verona</a> are <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> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow">Verona</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich">Munich</a> are 'Brennero' <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>) trains on which reservations are also required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For the options involving changing trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow">Verona</a>, you would just need to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-verona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-verona">Venice to Verona</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/verona-munich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/verona-munich">Verona to Munich</a>.<br /><br />Generally, these trains all can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure..
  • March 26, 2019 16:27
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of We will be travelling from Paris-London and then Monte Carlo to Zurich - can this all be done with a 4 country pass? by Jeff to If you're already traveling with a rail pass:<br /><br /><b><u>Paris-London</u></b><br /><br />As of last year, any Eurail Select Pass that includes <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10">France</a> (except for the 2 country option with the combination of France and Italy) will cover the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> trains between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/paris">Paris</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> will just require reservations as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><b><u>Monaco-Zurich</u></b><br /><br />The direct trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/monaco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monaco</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/thello-day-trains-7533">Thello Day</a> trains) actually do not accept rail passes. However, a rail pass that includes <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> does enable a 20% discount on tickets for a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/thello-day-trains-7533">Thello Day</a>. With that said, the lowest regular rates on the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/thello-day-trains-7533">Thello Day</a> trains are typically lower than even that 20% discount.<br /><br />Since a rail pass would not be valid, you would have to purchase regular tickets if you want to take the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/thello-day-trains-7533">Thello Day</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/monaco-milan" rel="nofollow">Monaco to Milan</a>.<br /><br />Any rail pass that includes both <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">Italy</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland">Switzerland</a> is valid on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EC</a> trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>. These trains would just require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. You would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich">Milan to Zurich</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" 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..
  • March 26, 2019 16:27
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of We will be travelling from Paris-London and then Monte Carlo to Zurich - can this all be done with a 4 country pass? by Jeff to Hi Michele,<br /><br />You'll be doing one trip from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a> and then a separate trip from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/monaco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monaco</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a>? If that is the case, then I would not recommend purchasing a rail pass. Instead, I would just recommend purchasing regular point-to-point tickets.<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" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />From Paris to London, you would take the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a>. Generally, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> can be booked 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure.<br /><br />The most feasible connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/monaco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/monaco">Monaco</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a> take just under 8.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> along the way. When checking schedules and purchasing tickets for this trip, you would just piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/monaco-milan" rel="nofollow">Monaco to Milan</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich" rel="nofollow">Milan to Zurich</a>.<br /><br />Direct trains from Monaco to Milan are <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/thello-day-trains-7533">Thello Day</a> trains. Trains from Milan to Zurich are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) trains. Generally, these particular trains can be booked once within 120 days of an intended date of departure..
  • March 26, 2019 16:26
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of We will be travelling from Paris-London and then Monte Carlo to Zurich - can this all be done with a 4 country pass? by Jeff to If you're already traveling with a rail pass:<br /><br /><b><u>Paris-London</u></b><br /><br />As of last year, any Eurail Select Pass that includes <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10">France</a> (except for the 2 country option with the combination of France and Italy) will cover the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> trains between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/paris">Paris</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> will just require reservations as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />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.<br /><br /><b><u>Monaco-Zurich</u></b><br /><br />The direct trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/monaco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monaco</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/thello-day-trains-7533">Thello Day</a> trains) actually do not accept rail passes. However, a rail pass that includes <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> does enable a 20% discount on tickets for a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/thello-day-trains-7533">Thello Day</a>. With that said, the lowest regular rates on the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/thello-day-trains-7533">Thello Day</a> trains are typically lower than even that 20% discount.<br /><br />Since a rail pass would not be valid, you would have to purchase regular tickets if you want to take the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/thello-day-trains-7533">Thello Day</a> from Monaco to Milan.<br /><br />Any rail pass that includes both <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">Italy</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland">Switzerland</a> is valid on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>. These trains would just require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. You would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich">Milan to Zurich</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" 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..
  • March 26, 2019 16:26
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of We will be travelling from Paris-London and then Monte Carlo to Zurich - can this all be done with a 4 country pass? by Jeff to <b><u>Getting from Monaco to Zurich using all trains on which a rail pass would be valid</u></b><br /><br />For your rail pass to be valid on the full route from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/monaco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monaco</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>, you would have to take a route that takes just under 9 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Ventimiglia and then once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>.<br /><br />From Monaco to Ventimiglia, you take a regional TER train. Regional trains do not accept reservations, so the rail pass would be all you'd need to board.<br /><br />From Ventimiglia to Milan, you would want to be sure to take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">InterCity</a>) train and not another <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-day-trains-7533">Thello Day</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a> trains are covered by rail passes but do require reservations. When booking reservations from Ventimiglia to Milan. you can identify the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a> trains by their train numbers. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a> trains from Ventimiglia to Milan have 3-digit train numbers that begin with either a 7 or a 6.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-zurich" rel="nofollow">Milan to Zurich</a>, you would take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EC</a> train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass..
  • March 26, 2019 15:53
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Would a Eurail Italy & Switzerland Pass work for Rome to Milan, Milan to Grindelwald, Grindelwald to Interlaken, Interlaken to Lucerne, & Lucerne to the Zurich Airport? by Jeff to Hi Lissette,<br /><br />A <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a> does cover all the requested trains, with the exception of the railway between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Grindelwald.<br /><br />For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome to Milan</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>, you would take a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train. There are also trains on this route called <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> trains, which do not accept rail passes. Therefore, you would just want to be sure to take one of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> trains so that you can use your pass.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciarossa</a> trains just require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. However, passholder reservations for trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> are currently not able to be booked on our website. Instead, to purchase passholder reservations from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome to Milan</a>, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br />Generally, trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to Grindelwald take about 4 to 4.5 hours in duration and involve at least 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/spiez">Spiez</a> and then once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>. In some cases, there is another change in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig</a> in between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spiez</a>.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez">Milan to Spiez</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Brig</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) trains that require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a direct train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig">Milan to Brig</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 2 Countries’).<br /><br />The direct trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez">Milan to Spiez</a> are currently not able to be viewed or reserved on our website, so you would have to call us if you'd like to purchase reservations for one of these trains.<br /><br />Trains from Brig to Spiez and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/spiez-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/spiez-interlaken">Spiez to Interlaken</a> do not accept reservations, so the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can just view the schedules from Brig to Spiez and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/spiez-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/spiez-interlaken">Spiez to Interlaken</a> by doing a search on our homepage.<br /><br />Since trains from Interlaken to Grindelwald (Bernese Oberland Railway) do not accept rail passes, you would need a regular ticket. The regular tickets from Interlaken to Grindelwald can be purchased by searching the route on our homepage. You would then need another ticket to account for your return from Grindelwald back to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> run along the famed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic route. On these trains, reservations are possible but not necesary. All of these trains have panoramic windows for taking in all the scenery.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you can purchase reservations from Interlaken to Lucerne by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 2 Countries’).<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Zurich Airport</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/zurich-flughafen-airport-5730" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich Airport</a> do not accept reservations, so the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. Currently, it is not possible to view schedules for trains into the Zurich Airport station on our website, however, the trains from Lucerne to the Zurich Airport depart once every hour throughout the day, and the ride takes about 1 hour..
  • March 26, 2019 15:53
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Zurich-Lucerne, Lucerne-Venice, Venice-Florence, Florence-Rome, should I buy the Eurail Pass for Switzerland and Italy? by Jeff to Hi Navin,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be to purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>. For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039</a>.<br /><br />I'm sorry, the Eurail Select Pass would not be valid for public transit in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">Italy</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland">Switzerland</a>. The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains running between different cities within the country or countries included on the pass. Generally, rail passes do not cover buses or metro systems in European cities.<br /><br />When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In Italy, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains.<br /><br />Generally, for travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 2 Countries’).<br /><br />However, with regard to trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a>, passholder reservations are currently not able to be booked on our website. If you need to purchase reservations for a train in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">Italy</a> you would instead have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays. Generally, trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> can only be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date. We hope to have this fixed soon, but there there is no actual word on when. We apologize for any inconvenience.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich to Lucerne</a> do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Venice (fastest, most common option)</u></b><br /><br />The fastest, most common connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> take just under 6.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in either Arth Goldau or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />With regard to the option via Arth Goldau:<br /><br />Trains from Lucerne to Arth Goldau do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />The direct train from Arth Goldau to Venice is an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) train that does require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />With regard to the option via <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a>:<br /><br />The direct train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne to Milan</a> is an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) train that requires reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Venice</a>, you would take a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> trains also require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Venice (scenic option)</u></b><br /><br />For travel between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a>, there does happen to be a more scenic alternative, which would take you along the Gotthard scenic route between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lugano</a>. The full Gotthard scenic route consists of a steamboat across Lake Lucerne from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to Flüelen and then a specific route from Flüelen to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano">Lugano</a>. From April 21st to October 14th of this year, a direct train called the Gotthard Panorama Express runs daily on this route from Flüelen to Lugano.<br /><br />The steamboat from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Flüelen is now only able to be booked locally. Just be sure to mention that you have the Eurail Select Pass, because it entitles you to receive a 50% discount.<br /><br />If you prefer, you could skip the steamboat and just take a train direct from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Flüelen. The train ride from Lucerne to Flüelen only takes about an hour, while the steamboat takes about 2.5 hours.<br /><br />The Gotthard Panorama Express (Flüelen-Lugano) require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. Currently, the Gotthard Panorama Express train is not able to be booked on our website, so you would have to call us to purchase reservations for this train as well. Generally, this train can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />In <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lugano</a>, you would switch to a train to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>. From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lugano-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lugano to Milan</a>, there are either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) trains or regional trains. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> trains require reservations, and the regional trains do not even accept reservations.<br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice">Milan to Venice</a>, you would take a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> trains also require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Florence</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-florence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice to Florence</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Freccciarossa</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> train. There is also a high-speed train called the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> that runs this route, but <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-italo-7544">Italo</a> trains are privately operated and therefore do not accept rail passes. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Freccciarossa</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Rome</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/florence-rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/florence-rome">Florence to Rome</a>, there are high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a>, and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-italo-7544">Italo</a> trains. Since <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> trains do not accept rail passes, you would once again just want to be sure to take one of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> trains. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass..
  • March 26, 2019 15:51
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Advance Purchase - Zurich to Milan by Jeff to Hi Jennifer,<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-milan" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Milan</a>&nbsp;by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EuroCity</a>) trains.<br /><br />Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EC</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a> can only be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date. If your intended travel falls outside of this time frame, you would just have to use an earlier date, some time within the next 120 days, to get an idea of the ticket costs and schedules until the time comes book.<br /><br />If you see "Last seats" after you click on a fare, it means that there is limited availability remaining at the specific fare you clicked on..
  • March 26, 2019 15:51
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Advance Purchase - Zurich to Milan by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a>, you can shop various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-577" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-577">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-577</a><br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a>, you can shop city passes and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-512" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-512</a>.
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