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  • October 11, 2018 19:08
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of How do I apply my rail pass when trying to book reservations from Paris to Zurich, Zurich to Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, and Vienna to Prague? 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/salzburg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg">Salzburg</a>, you can view shop passes and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-451" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-451">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-451</a>.<br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a>, you can shop city passes and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-454" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-454">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-454</a>.<br /><br />City passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow">Prague</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-462" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-462">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-462</a>..
  • October 11, 2018 19:06
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of How do I apply my rail pass when trying to book reservations from Paris to Zurich, Zurich to Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, and Vienna to Prague? by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">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" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. 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</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</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 '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">Paris Museum Pass</a>', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">Paris Museum Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335</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>.
  • October 11, 2018 19:02
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of How do I apply my rail pass when trying to book reservations from Paris to Zurich, Zurich to Salzburg, Salzburg to Vienna, and Vienna to Prague? by Jeff to Hi Sahil,<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" 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. By indicating that you'll be traveling with a rail pass for these trains, you would be quoted the 'passholder' reservation fees.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-zurich" rel="nofollow">Paris to Zurich</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> trains that require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. Generally, the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a> can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Salzburg</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-salzburg" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Salzburg</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> trains on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. Generally, trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg" rel="nofollow">Salzburg</a> can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />These trains run along a notably scenic stretch of railway called the Arlberg Railway. The Arlberg Railway starts at around Bludenz (just after the train crosses the border into Austria) and goes up until <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/innsbruck" rel="nofollow">Innsbruck</a>. However, beautiful scenery will continue all the way up until <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg">Salzburg</a>, as you pass through a small corner of Bavaria.<br /><br /><b><u>Salzburg to Vienna</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/salzburg-vienna" rel="nofollow">Salzburg to Vienna</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> trains on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. Generally, trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg">Salzburg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a> can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Vienna to Prague</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/vienna-prague" rel="nofollow">Vienna to Prague</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543">Railjet</a> trains on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. Generally, trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna">Vienna</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow">Prague</a> can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • October 11, 2018 18:41
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of 4 days in Switzerland - Basel/Mulhouse to Lauterbrunnen, exploring Lauterbrunnen (including Schilthorn), & return to Mulhouse - Which Rail Pass should I purchase?? by Jeff to Regarding your second question, you can just purchase the half-price tickets locally when you get there. For travel with the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>, that would not be an issue. Just remember to mention that you already have the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>..
  • October 11, 2018 18:40
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of 4 days in Switzerland - Basel/Mulhouse to Lauterbrunnen, exploring Lauterbrunnen (including Schilthorn), & return to Mulhouse - Which Rail Pass should I purchase?? by Jeff to There is no option of the Mount Schilthorn pass that starts in Lauterbrunnen, so we often offer the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> option, even though it is redundant for that small portion between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Lauterbrunnen.<br /><br />As you saw, your other choice would be to purchase the option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn" rel="nofollow">Mount Schilthorn pass</a> that starts in Mürren ('Mountain Tops: Schilthorn Mürren to Schilthorn for Swiss Half Fare Card Holders'), in which case you'd pay for the segments between Lauterbrunnen and Mürren locally using your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>. In fact, I could see this being the better option for you. Sorry for not mentioning it initially, but you already seem to have a good grasp on what you'll need.<br /><br />Between Lauterbrunnen and Mürren, you'd then still have the option of going either via Grütschalp or Stechelberg/Gimmelwald..
  • October 11, 2018 18:37
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of 4 days in Switzerland - Basel/Mulhouse to Lauterbrunnen, exploring Lauterbrunnen (including Schilthorn), & return to Mulhouse - Which Rail Pass should I purchase?? by Jeff to Even if you do plan on doing a lot of short trips in the area around Lauterbrunnen while you're there, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a> would be beneficial. You can use <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a> for wherever you decide to go while you're there..
  • October 11, 2018 18:32
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of 4 days in Switzerland - Basel/Mulhouse to Lauterbrunnen, exploring Lauterbrunnen (including Schilthorn), & return to Mulhouse - Which Rail Pass should I purchase?? by Jeff to Hi Tim,<br /><br />It depends on what you do while you're in Lauterbrunnen. However, if you'll just be traveling round-trip between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> and Lauterbrunnen, as well making a trip up to Schilthorn, then your most economical option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a> enables travelers to receive 50% off all tickets for trains operating within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/guides-pays/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a> (as well as public transit in Swiss cities, buses, and boats).<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>, click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025</a>.<br /><br />The actual half-priced tickets (between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> and Lauterbrunnen) are not available to be purchased on our website, but they can be purchased by calling 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.<br /><br />The return from Lauterbrunnen to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/mulhouse" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/mulhouse">Mulhouse</a> goes through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel">Basel</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025">Swiss Half Fare Card</a> is not valid in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/guides-pays/article/france-10" rel="nofollow">France</a>, so you would just have to purchase a regular ticket to cover you on a connecting train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/mulhouse" rel="nofollow">Mulhouse</a>.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-mulhouse" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-mulhouse">Basel to Mulhouse</a> by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>. For planning purposes, you can also use this same search feature just to view schedules for trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> and Lauterbrunnen. Connections between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> and Lauterbrunnen do involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> along the way.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Schilthorn</u></b><br /><br />For the excursion to Schilthorn, you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Schilthorn Interlaken to Schilthorn for Swiss Half Fare Card Holders' option of the pass for 'Mount Schilthorn'. You would purchase this pass here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-schithorn">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn</a>.<br /><br />This pass is valid on 2 different routes between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Schilthorn.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The Stechelberg route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway'<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn.
  • October 11, 2018 18:22
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Zurich to Interlaken without a travel pass by Jeff to Hi Jill,<br /><br />It is recommended to purchase tickets in advance, so you have them before arriving.<br /><br />There is a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/zurich-flughafen-airport-5730" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/zurich-flughafen-airport-5730">station right at the Zurich Airport</a>. At the airport itself, the time it takes to get from the gate to the trains can depend. I would just recommend allowing a time that is comparable to the amount of time it would take for you to walk through a typical major North American airport and retrieve luggage. It is also recommended that you allow an additional hour to get through customs if your flight is arriving from overseas.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich Airport to Interlaken (via Bern)</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/zurich-flughafen-airport-5730" rel="nofollow">Zurich Airport</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>, the fastest connections take just under 2.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern">Bern</a> along the way.<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">www.raileurope.com</a>. For the fastest options from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/zurich-flughafen-airport-5730" rel="nofollow">Zurich Airport</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, you would piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from 'Zurich Airport' to Bern and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bern-interlaken" rel="nofollow">Bern to Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />Currently, when searching for fares and schedules on our website, 'Zurich Airport' will not actually populate into the city fields. However, you can still type it in there anyway and the schedules will display. When you pull up the results of your search from ‘Zurich Airport’ to Bern, the station at the airport would be labeled as ‘Zuerich Flughafen’.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich Airport to Interlaken (via Lucerne/GoldenPass)</u></b><br /><br />If you don't mind adding about an hour to your journey time, you can take a different route that involves following along a segment of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass scenic route</a> for part of the way. This option would take just over 3 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> along the way, instead of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow">Bern</a>. The segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> is on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass scenic route</a>.<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>. For the options via Lucerne, you would just have to actually break up your search in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>. Once again, be sure to type out 'Zurich Airport' in the field for your departure city for the first segment. Therefore, you would do one search from 'Zurich Airport' to Lucerne and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken">Lucerne to Interlaken</a> have panoramic windows for taking in all the surrounding scenery..
  • October 11, 2018 16:25
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Barcelona to Marbella with stopover in Valencia via train, is this possible? by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a>, you can shop various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-562" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-562">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-562</a>.<br /><br />For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/valencia" rel="nofollow">Valencia</a>, you can shop city passes and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-811" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-811">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-811</a>..
  • October 11, 2018 16:24
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Barcelona to Marbella with stopover in Valencia via train, is this possible? by Jeff to Hi Victor,<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/marbella" rel="nofollow">Marbella</a> does not have a rail station. To get to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/marbella" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/marbella">Marbella</a>, you would have to take a bus from Malaga. Buses from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/malaga" rel="nofollow">Malaga</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/marbella" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/marbella">Marbella</a> take about 45 minutes. To take the bus, you would just pay locally.<br /><br />Rail connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/valencia" rel="nofollow">Valencia</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/malaga" rel="nofollow">Malaga</a> do go inland, taking about 4.5 hours in duration and involving one train change in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/cordoba" rel="nofollow">Cordoba</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> along the way.<br /><br />The trains on these routes are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548">AVE</a> high-speed trains.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/valencia-barcelona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/valencia-barcelona">Valencia to Barcelona</a>, there are direct Euromed trains.<br /><br />You would check schedules and 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>. Generally, trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/guides-pays/article/spain" rel="nofollow">Spain</a> can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • October 11, 2018 16:12
    Jeff
    Changed title of Travel from Geneva to Lucerne suggestions by Jill Kollath Peters to Travel from Geneva to Lucerne suggestions. Is it worth it to take the Golden Pass?.
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  • October 11, 2018 16:12
    Jeff
    Changed description of Hi. We are arriving in Geneva for 2 nights in May, traveling to Lucerne for 2 nights, and then on to Zurich. Is the Swiss Rail Pass a good option, or should we just buy tickets? Also, is the train from Geneva to Lucerne beautiful, or is it worth it to take the Golden Pass train from Montreux to Lucerne? <br /> Thanks! by Jill Kollath Peters to Hi. We are arriving in Geneva for 2 nights in May, traveling to Lucerne for 2 nights, and then on to Zurich. Is the Swiss Rail Pass a good option, or should we just buy tickets? Also, is the train from Geneva to Lucerne beautiful, or is it worth it to take the Golden Pass train from Montreux to Lucerne?Thanks!.
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  • October 11, 2018 14:50
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Travel from Geneva to Lucerne suggestions. Is it worth it to take the Golden Pass? by Jeff to Hi Jill,<br /><br />In <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>, beautiful scenery is pretty much everywhere, but I would still probably recommend going to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> by way of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> route. If you do, the most economical option for you would be a specific pass called the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>'.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a> covers the ticket costs for one trip from any Swiss airport (or border station) to any single destination in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a> and then another trip from that destination to any Swiss airport (or border station). With regard to your itinerary, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/geneva">Geneva</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a> would serve as your 'airports', while <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> would serve as your 'destination'. Your trips from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva</a> to <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/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a> would both just have to be completed within 24 hours apiece.<br /><br />If you wanted stay overnight somewhere in between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>, for instance, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a> option would not be valid, and I would instead recommend purchasing regular point-to-point tickets.<br /><br />For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Lucerne (via the GoldenPass route)</u></b><br /><br />To connect to the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> route, you would first have to make your way down to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/montreux">Montreux</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route runs from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/montreux">Montreux</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and involves changing trains in Zweisimmen and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> along the way. As long as you make this trip in one shot, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a> would be valid to cover all of it.<br /><br />Of the trains comprising of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> route, reservations would only be recommended on the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a> to Zweisimmen. For travel with the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>, you would purchase reservations from Montreux to Zweisimmen by searching this segment of 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 that you'll be traveling with a 'Swiss Travel Pass'.<br /><br />On trains from Zweisimmen to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>, reservations are possible but not necessary. All trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> have panoramic windows for taking in all the scenery.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can view schedules for this full route by searching segment-by-segment. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/geneva-montreux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/geneva-montreux">Geneva to Montreux</a>, another search for connecting trains from Montreux to Zweisimmen, another search for connecting trains from Zweisimmen to Interlaken, and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-lucerne-5759" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-lucerne-5759">Interlaken to Lucerne</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, you would just take a direct train taking only 45-50 minutes. Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-zurich">Lucerne to Zurich</a> do not accept reservations, so the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a> is all you would need to board..
  • October 11, 2018 14:49
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Travel from Geneva to Lucerne suggestions. Is it worth it to take the Golden Pass? by Jeff to Hi Jill,<br /><br />In <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>, beautiful scenery is pretty much everywhere, but I would still probably recommend going to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> by way of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> route. If you do, the most economical option for you would be a specific pass called the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>'.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a> covers the ticket costs for one trip from any Swiss airport (or border station) to any single destination in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a> and then another trip from that destination to any Swiss airport (or border station). With regard to your itinerary, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/geneva">Geneva</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a> would serve as your 'airports', while <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> would serve as your 'destination'. Your trips from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva</a> to <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/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a> would both just have to be completed within 24 hours apiece.<br /><br />If you wanted stay overnight somewhere in between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>, for instance, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a> option would not be valid, and I would instead recommend purchasing regular point-to-point tickets.<br /><br />For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Lucerne (via the GoldenPass route)</u></b><br /><br />To connect to the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> route, you would first have to make your way down to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux">Montreux</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route runs from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux">Montreux</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and involves changing trains in Zweisimmen and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> along the way. As long as you make this trip in one shot, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a> would be valid to cover all of it.<br /><br />Of the trains comprising of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> route, reservations would only be recommended on the segment from Montreux to Zweisimmen. For travel with the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>, you would purchase reservations from Montreux to Zweisimmen by searching this segment of 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 that you'll be traveling with a 'Swiss Travel Pass'.<br /><br />On trains from Zweisimmen to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, reservations are possible but not necessary. All trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> have panoramic windows for taking in all the scenery.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can view schedules for this full route by searching segment-by-segment. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/geneva-montreux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/geneva-montreux">Geneva to Montreux</a>, another search for connecting trains from Montreux to Zweisimmen, another search for connecting trains from Zweisimmen to Interlaken, and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-lucerne-5759" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-lucerne-5759">Interlaken to Lucerne</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, you would just take a direct train taking only 45-50 minutes. Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-zurich">Lucerne to Zurich</a> do not accept reservations, so the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a> is all you would need to board..
  • October 11, 2018 14:43
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Travel from Geneva to Lucerne suggestions. Is it worth it to take the Golden Pass? by Jeff to Hi Kim,<br /><br />The construction is actually completed, so you would now be able to take a direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a> to Zweisimmen on your way to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass&nbsp;route</a>.<br /><br />Montreux-Zweisimmen is actually the segment of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> on which reservations are highly recommended. On trains from Zweisimmen to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a> to Zweisimmen by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Swiss Travel Pass’).<br /><br />For the remaining part of the connection, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage to the view schedules. You would do one search from Zweisimmen to Interlaken and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-lucerne-5759" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-lucerne-5759">Interlaken to Lucerne</a>.<br /><br />When you pull up the results of your Zweisimmen-Interlaken search, disregard any of the options showing '1 connection', because these do not run along the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic route. Only the direct trains from Zweisimmen to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> run along the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> route..
  • October 10, 2018 20:42
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Booking from Stockholm to Lulea, Sweden by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/stockholm" rel="nofollow">Stockholm</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-907" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-907">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-907</a>.
  • October 10, 2018 20:42
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Booking from Stockholm to Lulea, Sweden by Jeff to Hi Nati,<br /><br />These particular trains should become available to book at some point in late-November or December. When the time comes, trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/stockholm" rel="nofollow">Stockholm</a> and Luleå can be booked by calling us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600 or 1-847-916-1028. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday. This particular route is not able to be booked on our website..
  • October 10, 2018 20:34
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Traveling from Paris to Brittany American Cemetery (near Pontorson) and back to Paris in one day? by Jeff to I would think so, yes. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> ride between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-rennes" rel="nofollow">Paris and Rennes</a> is only 1.5 hours. And then <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/rennes" rel="nofollow">Rennes</a> is about 40-45 miles from Saint-James. Considering this, I would think you should be able to make this work as a day-trip..
  • October 10, 2018 20:32
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Traveling from Paris to Brittany American Cemetery (near Pontorson) and back to Paris in one day? 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" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=">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</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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>. 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</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">Paris Visite</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 '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">Paris Museum Pass</a>', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow">Paris Museum Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335</a><br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479</a>.
  • October 10, 2018 20:28
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Traveling from Paris to Brittany American Cemetery (near Pontorson) and back to Paris in one day? by Jeff to Hi Tom,<br /><br />The Brittany American Cemetery is in Saint-James. The closest station to Saint-James is <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/pontorson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/pontorson">Pontorson</a>, about 10 miles away. Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/pontorson" rel="nofollow">Pontorson</a> take at least 3.5 to 4 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes">Rennes</a> along the way. The issue is that the connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rennes-pontorson" rel="nofollow">Rennes to Pontorson</a> are too infrequent, and the trains do not sync up in a way that would make this possible as day-trip, if you'll be starting in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/paris">Paris</a>.<br /><br />It looks to me that your plan to do this as day-trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/paris">Paris</a> would only be possible if there are buses that go to the cemetery leaving from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/rennes">Rennes</a>. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/rennes">Rennes</a> is about 40 miles from the cemetery, but the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-rennes" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-rennes">Paris to Rennes</a> are frequent enough and short enough that it should make this possible. It is just contingent on there being bus service from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rennes</a>, and bus service that is frequent enough at that.<br /><br />High-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a> trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/paris">Paris</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/rennes">Rennes</a> depart hourly throughout the day, and the ride one-way only takes about 1.5 hours.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/pontorson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pontorson</a> is a short enough distance away from the cemetery that you would probably just be able to take a taxi -- the problem is just the infrequency of those trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rennes-pontorson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rennes-pontorson">Rennes to Pontorson</a>. Therefore, I'd recommend seeing if there are buses from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/rennes">Rennes</a> to the cemetery.<br /><br />I do know there are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rennes-mont-st-michel" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rennes-mont-st-michel">buses that go to Mont St Michel</a> from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/rennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/rennes">station in Rennes</a>, so perhaps there are also buses to Saint-James.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-rennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-rennes">Paris to Rennes</a> by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>. You would do the same for tickets from Paris to Pontorson (via Rennes)..
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