Changes made in Rail Europe

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  • May 22, 2019 15:06
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Why are there additional fees for every train connection I want to make even though I have a rail pass?? by Jeff to Hi William,<br /><br />I apologize, as it's actually no longer accurate that reservations are just recommended on trains taking over 2.5 hours in duration. As of this year, certain trains now require reservations in addition to a rail pass, and that includes trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/edinburgh" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/edinburgh">Edinburgh</a>.<br /><br />To travel up to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/edinburgh" rel="nofollow">Edinburgh</a>, you would first have to commute from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-heathrow-airport-5753" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-heathrow-airport-5753">Heathrow</a> into the city of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/london">London</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is valid on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031">Heathrow Express</a> connecting the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-heathrow-airport-5753" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-heathrow-airport-5753">Heathrow Airport</a> with the Paddington station in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/london">London</a>.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow">Heathrow Express</a> trains depart from London Paddington once every 15 minutes throughout the day (taking about 15 minutes to get to terminals 1, 2 and 3, and 23 minutes to get to terminal 5). You can just hop on one of these with your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>.<br /><br />As I alluded to above, trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/london">London</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/edinburgh" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/edinburgh">Edinburgh</a> now require reservations as a supplement to the the rail pass. For trains in the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom" rel="nofollow">UK</a>, passholder reservations are only able to be purchased locally. You can purchase the reservations by going to the ticket window in the station and mentioning that you have the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>.<br /><br />Once again, you can still use the route search feature 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 trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/london-edinburgh" rel="nofollow">London to Edinburgh</a>. To access schedules for trains in the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom">UK</a>, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' unchecked.<br /><br />When you pull up the results of your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/london-edinburgh" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/london-edinburgh">London-Edinburgh</a> search, you will see that these trains depart out of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-kings-cross" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-kings-cross">King's Cross station</a> in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a>. To commute from Paddington to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-kings-cross" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-kings-cross">King's Cross station</a>, you would take the Circle Line of the Tube. The ride on the Tube from Paddington to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-kings-cross" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-kings-cross">King's Cross</a> take about 15 minutes. You would pay to take the Tube locally at the station..
  • May 22, 2019 14:52
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Is the BritRail pass valid on the Heathrow Express? by Jeff to Hi Fabiane,<br /><br />To travel up to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/edinburgh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edinburgh</a>, you would first have to commute from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-heathrow-airport-5753" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/london-heathrow-airport-5753">Heathrow</a> into the city of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/london">London</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BritRail Pass</a> is valid on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/heathrow-express-8031">Heathrow Express</a> connecting the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-heathrow-airport-5753" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/london-heathrow-airport-5753">Heathrow Airport</a> with the Paddington station in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heathrow Express</a> trains depart from London Paddington once every 15 minutes throughout the day (taking about 15 minutes to get to terminals 1, 2 and 3, and 23 minutes to get to terminal 5). You can just hop on one of these with your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/britrail-pass-5891">BritRail Pass</a>.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/edinburgh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/edinburgh">Edinburgh</a> require reservations as a supplement to the the rail pass. For trains in the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UK</a>, passholder reservations are only able to be purchased locally. You can purchase the reservations by going to the ticket window in the station and mentioning that you have the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/britrail-pass-5891">BritRail Pass</a>.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/london-edinburgh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London to Edinburgh</a>. To access schedules for trains in the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UK</a>, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' unchecked.<br /><br />When you pull up the results of your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/london-edinburgh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London-Edinburgh</a> search, you will see that these trains depart out of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-kings-cross" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">King's Cross station</a> in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/london">London</a>. To commute from Paddington to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-kings-cross" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/london-kings-cross">King's Cross station</a>, you would take the Circle Line of the Tube. The ride on the Tube from Paddington to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-kings-cross" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/london-kings-cross">King's Cross</a> take about 15 minutes. You would pay to take the Tube locally at the station.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow">BritRail Pass</a> itself, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass...</a>.
  • May 22, 2019 14:51
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Is the BritRail pass valid on the Heathrow Express? by Jeff to Hi Fabiane,<br /><br />To travel up to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/edinburgh" rel="nofollow">Edinburgh</a>, you would first have to commute from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-heathrow-airport-5753" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-heathrow-airport-5753">Heathrow</a> into the city of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/london">London</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow">BritRail Pass</a> is valid on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031">Heathrow Express</a> connecting the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-heathrow-airport-5753" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-heathrow-airport-5753">Heathrow Airport</a> with the Paddington station in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a>.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow">Heathrow Express</a> trains depart from London Paddington once every 15 minutes throughout the day (taking about 15 minutes to get to terminals 1, 2 and 3, and 23 minutes to get to terminal 5). You can just hop on one of these with your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891">BritRail Pass</a>.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/edinburgh" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/edinburgh">Edinburgh</a> require reservations as a supplement to the the rail pass. For trains in the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom" rel="nofollow">UK</a>, passholder reservations are only able to be purchased locally. You can purchase the reservations by going to the ticket window in the station and mentioning that you have the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891">BritRail Pass</a>.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/london-edinburgh" rel="nofollow">London to Edinburgh</a>. To access schedules for trains in the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom" rel="nofollow">UK</a>, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' unchecked.<br /><br />When you pull up the results of your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/london-edinburgh" rel="nofollow">London-Edinburgh</a> search, you will see that these trains depart out of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-kings-cross" rel="nofollow">King's Cross station</a> in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/london">London</a>. To commute from Paddington to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-kings-cross" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-kings-cross">King's Cross station</a>, you would take the Circle Line of the Tube. The ride on the Tube from Paddington to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-kings-cross" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-kings-cross">King's Cross</a> take about 15 minutes. You would pay to take the Tube locally at the station.<br /><br />For the BritRail Pass itself, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass...</a>.
  • May 21, 2019 18:43
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does Eurail Global Pass cover: Frankurt-Zurich, Zurich-Lucerne, Zurich-Bern, Zurich-Interlaken, Interlaken-Chur, Chur-Milan, Milan-Zermatt, Zermatt-Geneva, and Geneva-Zurich? by Jeff to Hi Siravara,<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is valid on each of the routes you mentioned. Rail passes are valid on trains running between different cities in the country or countries included on the pass.<br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover ticket costs on these trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. Within Switzerland, reservations are generally not necessary (or even accepted), so it would usually be the case that the rail pass itself is all that's needed to board when traveling there.<br /><br />When they're necessary, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. On such trains, you would just hop on and show your pass. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for many unreserved trains. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />To purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> itself, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For the most comfortable and enjoyable experience, 1st class is recommended.<br /><br /><b><u>Frankfurt to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, there are direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InterCity Express</a>) high-speed trains. On these <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. When you pull up the results of your 'passholder' reservation search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/frankfurt-zurich" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt to Zurich</a>, just be sure to look for the actual direct trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains run frequently between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> throughout the day. These trains do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all that's needed to board. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-lucerne" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Lucerne</a>. For trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-lucerne">Zurich to Lucerne</a>, you would just have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' unchecked to view the schedules.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Bern</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains also run frequently between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow">Bern</a> throughout the day. On these trains, reservations are not necessary. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all that's needed to board. For planning purposes, you can again use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-bern" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-bern">Zurich to Bern</a>. Once again, be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked when doing this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Interlaken</u></b><br /><br />The shortest/fastest options from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> take about 2 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow">Bern</a> along the way. However, if you don't mind adding about 1 hour to your journey time, there are also options via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> that involve following along the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic line. The segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> follows a beautiful stretch of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic line. All trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br />Once again, reservations are not even accepted on the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all that's needed to board.<br /><br />On trains 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> (the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> line), reservations are possible but not necessary.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can refer back to the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for these trains. For this particular route, you would just have to break up your search in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-lucerne">Zurich to Lucerne</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Chur</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/chur" rel="nofollow">Chur</a> take about 3.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow">Bern</a> and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a>.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on any of these trains, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is again all that's needed to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a> to view schedules for these trains. For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/chur" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/chur">Chur</a>, you would just need to piece together 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/interlaken-bern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-bern">Interlaken to Bern</a>, another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bern-zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern to Zurich</a>, and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-chur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-chur">Zurich to Chur</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Chur to Milan</u></b><br /><br />Much of this summer, it looks like there is construction on the most direct route between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/chur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/chur">Chur</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>. Depending on when you're planning on traveling, you could be affected. This route involves taking the scenic <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bernina Express</a> from Chur to Tirano, and then switching to a direct train from Tirano to Milan. Specifically, it's the trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/tirano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tirano</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> showing to be affected by construction.<br /><br />If your travel falls during the construction, you would instead have to take a train back up to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>, where you can then switch to a direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EuroCity</a>) train that would take you to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a>.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/chur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/chur">Chur</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. However, the 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">Milan</a> do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />When accessing schedules for this route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our website</a>, you would have to be sure to break up your search in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a>. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/chur-zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/chur-zurich">Chur to Zurich</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich to Milan</a>. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-milan">Zurich-Milan</a> segment, you would actually have to proceed to purchase reservations, so be sure to check the 'I have a rail pass' when doing your search for this segment. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/chur-zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/chur-zurich">Chur-Zurich</a> segment. leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Zermatt</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zermatt">Zermatt</a> take about 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/brig">Brig</a> along the way. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/brig">Brig</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zermatt">Zermatt</a> follow along a section of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/glacier-express-7528">Glacier Express</a> scenic route.<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/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig</a> are <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>) trains that require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a>, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all that's needed to board.<br /><br />When accessing schedules for this route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our website</a>, you would have to be sure to break up your search in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig</a>. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig">Milan to Brig</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-zermatt">Brig to Zermatt</a>. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig">Milan-Brig</a> segment, you would actually have to proceed to purchase reservations, so be sure to check the 'I have a rail pass' when doing your search for this segment. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-zermatt">Brig-Zermatt</a> segment, leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva</a> take about 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Visp along the way. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a> to Visp take you back over part of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glacier Express</a> scenic route.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a> to Visp and Visp to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/geneva">Geneva</a>, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all that's needed to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can again use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for these trains. To do so, you would just have to break up your search in Visp. Therefore, you would do one search from Zermatt to Visp and another search for connecting trains from Visp to Geneva. Just be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, you would take a direct IC train. On these trains, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. You can refer to the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/geneva-zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/geneva-zurich">Geneva to Zurich</a>..
  • May 21, 2019 18:32
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does Eurail Global Pass cover: Frankurt-Zurich, Zurich-Lucerne, Zurich-Bern, Zurich-Interlaken, Interlaken-Chur, Chur-Milan, Milan-Zermatt, Zermatt-Geneva, and Geneva-Zurich? by Jeff to Hi Siravara,<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is valid on each of the routes you mentioned. Rail passes are valid on trains running between different cities in the country or countries included on the pass.<br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover ticket costs on these trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. Within Switzerland, reservations are generally not necessary (or even accepted), so it would usually be the case that the rail pass itself is all that's needed to board when traveling there.<br /><br />When they're necessary, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. On such trains, you would just hop on and show your pass. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for many unreserved trains. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />To purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> itself, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For the most comfortable and enjoyable experience, 1st class is recommended.<br /><br /><b><u>Frankfurt to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />From Frankfurt to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a>, there are direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">InterCity Express</a>) high-speed trains. On these <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. When you pull up the results of your 'passholder' reservation search for trains from Frankfurt to Zurich, just be sure to look for the actual direct trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains run frequently between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> and Lucerne throughout the day. These trains do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all that's needed to board. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for trains from Zurich to Lucerne. For trains from Zurich to Lucerne, you would just have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' unchecked to view the schedules.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Bern</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains also run frequently between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> and Bern throughout the day. On these trains, reservations are not necessary. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all that's needed to board. For planning purposes, you can again use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for trains from Zurich to Bern. Once again, be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked when doing this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Interlaken</u></b><br /><br />The shortest/fastest options from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to Interlaken take about 2 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Bern along the way. However, if you don't mind adding about 1 hour to your journey time, there are also options via Lucerne that involve following along the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic line. The segment from Lucerne to Interlaken follows a beautiful stretch of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic line. All trains from Lucerne to Interlaken have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br />Once again, reservations are not even accepted on the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to Lucerne, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all that's needed to board.<br /><br />On trains from Lucerne to Interlaken (the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> line), reservations are possible but not necessary.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can refer back to the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for these trains. For this particular route, you would just have to break up your search in Lucerne. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-lucerne" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Lucerne</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Chur</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Interlaken to Chur take about 3.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Bern and then once in Zurich.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on any of these trains, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is again all that's needed to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a> to view schedules for these trains. For a trip from Interlaken to Chur, you would just need to piece together 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/interlaken-bern" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Bern</a>, another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bern-zurich" rel="nofollow">Bern to Zurich</a>, and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-chur" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Chur</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Chur to Milan</u></b><br /><br />Much of this summer, it looks like there is construction on the most direct route between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/chur" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/chur">Chur</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a>. Depending on when you're planning on traveling, you could be affected. This route involves taking the scenic <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bernina Express</a> from Chur to Tirano, and then switching to a direct train from Tirano to Milan. Specifically, it's the trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/tirano" rel="nofollow">Tirano</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> showing to be affected by construction.<br /><br />If your travel falls during the construction, you would instead have to take a train back up to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a>, where you can then switch to a direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EuroCity</a>) train that would take you to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a>.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/chur" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/chur">Chur</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. However, the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />When accessing schedules for this route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our website</a>, you would have to be sure to break up your search in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a>. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/chur-zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/chur-zurich">Chur to Zurich</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-milan" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Milan</a>. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-milan">Zurich-Milan</a> segment, you would actually have to proceed to purchase reservations, so be sure to check the 'I have a rail pass' when doing your search for this segment. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/chur-zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/chur-zurich">Chur-Zurich</a> segment. leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Zermatt</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt">Zermatt</a> take about 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig">Brig</a> along the way. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig">Brig</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt">Zermatt</a> follow along a section of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/glacier-express-7528">Glacier Express</a> scenic route.<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/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig</a> are <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>) trains that require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a>, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all that's needed to board.<br /><br />When accessing schedules for this route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our website</a>, you would have to be sure to break up your search in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig</a>. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig">Milan to Brig</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-zermatt">Brig to Zermatt</a>. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig">Milan-Brig</a> segment, you would actually have to proceed to purchase reservations, so be sure to check the 'I have a rail pass' when doing your search for this segment. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-zermatt">Brig-Zermatt</a> segment, leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva</a> take about 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Visp along the way. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a> to Visp take you back over part of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glacier Express</a> scenic route.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a> to Visp and Visp to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva">Geneva</a>, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all that's needed to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can again use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for these trains. To do so, you would just have to break up your search in Visp. Therefore, you would do one search from Zermatt to Visp and another search for connecting trains from Visp to Geneva. Just be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, you would take a direct IC train. On these trains, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. You can refer to the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/geneva-zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/geneva-zurich">Geneva to Zurich</a>..
  • May 21, 2019 18:03
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does Eurail Global Pass cover: Frankurt-Zurich, Zurich-Lucerne, Zurich-Bern, Zurich-Interlaken, Interlaken-Chur, Chur-Milan, Milan-Zermatt, Zermatt-Geneva, and Geneva-Zurich? by Jeff to Hi Siravara,<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is valid on each of the routes you mentioned. Rail passes are valid on trains running between different cities in the country or countries included on the pass.<br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover ticket costs on these trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. Within Switzerland, reservations are generally not necessary (or even accepted), so it would usually be the case that the rail pass itself is all that's needed to board when traveling there.<br /><br />When they're necessary, 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 (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. On such trains, you would just hop on and show your pass. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for many unreserved trains. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />To purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> itself, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For the most comfortable and enjoyable experience, 1st class is recommended.<br /><br /><b><u>Frankfurt to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />From Frankfurt to Zurich, there are direct ICE (InterCity Express) high-speed trains. On these ICE trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. When you pull up the results of your 'passholder' reservation search for trains from Frankfurt to Zurich, just be sure to look for the actual direct trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains run frequently between Zurich and Lucerne throughout the day. These trains do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all that's needed to board. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for trains from Zurich to Lucerne. For trains from Zurich to Lucerne, you would just have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' unchecked to view the schedules.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Bern</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains also run frequently between Zurich and Bern throughout the day. On these trains, reservations are not necessary. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all that's needed to board. For planning purposes, 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 trains from Zurich to Bern. Once again, be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked when doing this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Interlaken</u></b><br /><br />The shortest/fastest options from Zurich to Interlaken take about 2 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Bern along the way. However, if you don't mind adding about 1 hour to your journey time, there are also options via Lucerne that involve following along the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> scenic line. The segment from Lucerne to Interlaken follows a beautiful stretch of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> scenic line. All trains from Lucerne to Interlaken have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br />Once again, reservations are not even accepted on the trains from Zurich to Lucerne, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all that's needed to board.<br /><br />On trains from Lucerne to Interlaken (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> line), reservations are possible but not necessary.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can refer back to the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for these trains. For this particular route, you would just have to break up your search in Lucerne. Therefore, you would do one search from Zurich to Lucerne and then another search for connecting trains from Lucerne to Interlaken.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Chur</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Interlaken to Chur take about 3.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Bern and then once in Zurich.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on any of these trains, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is again all that's needed to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a> to view schedules for these trains. For a trip from Interlaken to Chur, you would just need to piece together by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Interlaken to Bern, another search for connecting trains from Bern to Zurich, and then another search for connecting trains from Zurich to Chur.<br /><br /><b><u>Chur to Milan</u></b><br /><br />Much of this summer, it looks like there is construction on the most direct route between Chur and Milan. Depending on when you're planning on traveling, you could be affected. This route involves taking the scenic <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/bernina-express-7545" rel="nofollow">Bernina Express</a> from Chur to Tirano, and then switching to a direct train from Tirano to Milan. Specifically, it's the trains between Tirano and Milan showing to be affected by construction.<br /><br />If your travel falls during the construction, you would instead have to take a train back up to Zurich, where you can then switch to a direct EC (EuroCity) train that would take you to Milan.<br /><br />On trains from Chur to Zurich, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. However, the trains from Zurich to Milan do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />When accessing schedules for this route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our website</a>, you would have to be sure to break up your search in Zurich. Therefore, you would do one search from Chur to Zurich and then another search for connecting trains from Zurich to Milan. For the Zurich-Milan segment, you would actually have to proceed to purchase reservations, so be sure to check the 'I have a rail pass' when doing your search for this segment. For the Chur-Zurich segment. leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Zermatt</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow">Zermatt</a> take about 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow">Brig</a> along the way. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow">Brig</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow">Zermatt</a> follow along a section of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528">Glacier Express</a> scenic route.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow">Brig</a> are EC (EuroCity) trains that require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow">Brig</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow">Zermatt</a>, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all that's needed to board.<br /><br />When accessing schedules for this route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our website</a>, you would have to be sure to break up your search in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow">Brig</a>. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig">Milan to Brig</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-zermatt" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-zermatt">Brig to Zermatt</a>. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-brig">Milan-Brig</a> segment, you would actually have to proceed to purchase reservations, so be sure to check the 'I have a rail pass' when doing your search for this segment. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-zermatt" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-zermatt">Brig-Zermatt</a> segment, leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow">Zermatt</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow">Geneva</a> take about 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Visp along the way. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow">Zermatt</a> to Visp take you back over part of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow">Glacier Express</a> scenic route.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow">Zermatt</a> to Visp and Visp to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow">Geneva</a>, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all that's needed to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, 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 these trains. To do so, you would just have to break up your search in Visp. Therefore, you would do one search from Zermatt to Visp and another search for connecting trains from Visp to Geneva. Just be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow">Geneva</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, you would take a direct IC train. On these trains, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. You can refer to the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/geneva-zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/geneva-zurich">Geneva to Zurich</a>..
  • May 21, 2019 16:34
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Why are there additional fees for every train connection I want to make even though I have a rail pass?? by Jeff to Hi Chuck,<br /><br />For trains in the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom" rel="nofollow">UK</a>, passholder reservations are only able to be purchased locally and are only recommended on trains that take over 2.5 hours. You can purchase the reservations by going to the ticket window in the station and mentioning that you have the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For trains in the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom" rel="nofollow">UK</a> under 2.5 hours in duration, reservations are not necessary at all.<br /><br />Since reservations in the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom" rel="nofollow">UK</a> can only be done locally, the train schedules would not display if you click the 'I have a rail pass' box on our website when doing your search. Therefore, to view the schedules you would instead leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked, and you can rest assured that the the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> will be valid..
  • May 20, 2019 21:00
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does Eurail Global Pass cover: Frankurt-Zurich, Zurich-Lucerne, Zurich-Bern, Zurich-Interlaken, Interlaken-Chur, Chur-Milan, Milan-Zermatt, Zermatt-Geneva, and Geneva-Zurich? by Jeff to For most of the cities you'll be visiting, you can shop various city passes, activities and tours offered by clicking on the links below:<br /><br />Frankfurt: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-489" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-ticke...</a><br /><br />Zurich: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-577" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-ticke...</a><br /><br />Lucerne: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-576" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-ticke...</a><br /><br />Bern: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=69&amp;cities=cities-23275" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/train-tick...</a><br /><br />Interlaken: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-5011" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-ticke...</a><br /><br />Milan: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-512" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-ticke...</a><br /><br />Geneva: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-578" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-ticke...</a>.
  • May 20, 2019 20:56
    Jeff
    Changed title of Eurail global pass by Siravara Vijayendra to Does Eurail Global Pass cover: Frankurt-Zurich, Zurich-Lucerne, Zurich-Bern, Zurich-Interlaken, Interlaken-Chur, Chur-Milan, Milan-Zermatt, Zermatt-Geneva, and Geneva-Zurich?.
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  • May 20, 2019 20:56
    Jeff
    Changed description of Does Eurail global pass cover the following routes? <br /><br /> 1. Frankfurt to Zurich. <br /> 2. Zurich to Lucerne <br /> 3. Zurich to Bern <br /> 4. Zurich to Interlaken <br /> 5. Interlaken to Chur <br /> 6. Chur to Milan <br /> 6. Milan to Zermatt <br /> 7. Zermatt to Geneva <br /> 8. Geneva to Zurich <br /><br /> Thanks for your help? by Siravara Vijayendra to Does Eurail global pass cover the following routes?1. Frankfurt to Zurich.2. Zurich to Lucerne3. Zurich to Bern4. Zurich to Interlaken5. Interlaken to Chur6. Chur to Milan6. Milan to Zermatt7. Zermatt to Geneva8. Geneva to ZurichThanks for your help?.
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  • May 20, 2019 20:50
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does Eurail Global Pass cover: Frankurt-Zurich, Zurich-Lucerne, Zurich-Bern, Zurich-Interlaken, Interlaken-Chur, Chur-Milan, Milan-Zermatt, Zermatt-Geneva, and Geneva-Zurich? by Jeff to Hi Siravara,<br /><br />The Eurail Global Pass is valid on each of the routes you mentioned. Rail passes are valid on trains running between different cities in the country or countries included on the pass.<br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover ticket costs on these trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. Within Switzerland, reservations are generally not necessary (or even accepted), so it would usually be the case that the rail pass itself is all that's needed to board when traveling there.<br /><br />When they're necessary, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, so the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board. On such trains, you would just hop on and show your pass. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for many unreserved trains. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />To purchase the Eurail Global Pass itself, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For the most comfortable and enjoyable experience, 1st class is recommended.<br /><br /><b><u>Frankfurt to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />From Frankfurt to Zurich, there are direct ICE (InterCity Express) high-speed trains. On these ICE trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. When you pull up the results of your 'passholder' reservation search for trains from Frankfurt to Zurich, just be sure to look for the actual direct trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains run frequently between Zurich and Lucerne throughout the day. These trains do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Global Pass is all that's needed to board. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for trains from Zurich to Lucerne. For trains from Zurich to Lucerne, you would just have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' unchecked to view the schedules.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Bern</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains also run frequently between Zurich and Bern throughout the day. On these trains, reservations are not necessary. Therefore, the Eurail Global Pass is all that's needed to board. For planning purposes, you can again use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for trains from Zurich to Bern. Once again, be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked when doing this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Interlaken</u></b><br /><br />The shortest/fastest options from Zurich to Interlaken take about 2 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Bern along the way. However, if you don't mind adding about 1 hour to your journey time, there are also options via Lucerne that involve following along the famed GoldenPass scenic line. The segment from Lucerne to Interlaken follows a beautiful stretch of the GoldenPass scenic line. All trains from Lucerne to Interlaken have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br />Once again, reservations are not even accepted on the trains from Zurich to Lucerne, so the Eurail Global Pass is all that's needed to board.<br /><br />On trains from Lucerne to Interlaken (the GoldenPass line), reservations are possible but not necessary.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can refer back to the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for these trains. For this particular route, you would just have to break up your search in Lucerne. Therefore, you would do one search from Zurich to Lucerne and then another search for connecting trains from Lucerne to Interlaken.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Chur</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Interlaken to Chur take about 3.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Bern and then once in Zurich.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on any of these trains, so the Eurail Global Pass is again all that's needed to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage to view schedules for these trains. For a trip from Interlaken to Chur, you would just need to piece together by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Interlaken to Bern, another search for connecting trains from Bern to Zurich, and then another search for connecting trains from Zurich to Chur.<br /><br /><b><u>Chur to Milan</u></b><br /><br />Much of this summer, it looks like there is construction on the most direct route between Chur and Milan. Depending on when you're planning on traveling, you could be affected. This route involves taking the scenic Bernina Express from Chur to Tirano, and then switching to a direct train from Tirano to Milan. Specifically, it's the trains between Tirano and Milan showing to be affected by construction.<br /><br />If your travel falls during the construction, you would instead have to take a train back up to Zurich, where you can then switch to a direct EC (EuroCity) train that would take you to Milan.<br /><br />On trains from Chur to Zurich, reservations are not necessary, so the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board. However, the trains from Zurich to Milan do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />When accessing schedules for this route on our website, you would have to be sure to break up your search in Zurich. Therefore, you would do one search from Chur to Zurich and then another search for connecting trains from Zurich to Milan. For the Zurich-Milan segment, you would actually have to proceed to purchase reservations, so be sure to check the 'I have a rail pass' when doing your search for this segment. For the Chur-Zurich segment. leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Zermatt</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Milan to Zermatt take about 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Brig along the way. Trains from Brig to Zermatt follow along a section of the famed Glacier Express scenic route.<br /><br />Trains from Milan to Brig are EC (EuroCity) trains that require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />On trains from Brig to Zermatt, reservations are not necessary, so the Eurail Global Pass is all that's needed to board.<br /><br />When accessing schedules for this route on our website, you would have to be sure to break up your search in Brig. Therefore, you would do one search from Milan to Brig and then another search for connecting trains from Brig to Zermatt. For the Milan-Brig segment, you would actually have to proceed to purchase reservations, so be sure to check the 'I have a rail pass' when doing your search for this segment. For the Brig-Zermatt segment, leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Zermatt to Geneva take about 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Visp along the way. Trains from Zermatt to Visp take you back over part of the Glacier Express scenic route.<br /><br />On trains from Zermatt to Visp and Visp to Geneva, reservations are not necessary, so the Eurail Global Pass is all that's needed to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can again use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for these trains. To do so, you would just have to break up your search in Visp and leave the 'I have a rail pass' unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />From Geneva to Zurich, you would take a direct IC train. On these trains, reservations are not necessary, so the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board. You can refer to the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for trains from Geneva to Zurich..
  • May 16, 2019 19:35
    Jeff
    Changed title of Using Global Eurail pass in Ireland? by Nancy Herron to Using the Eurail Global Pass in Ireland to get from Killarney to Dublin?.
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  • May 16, 2019 19:35
    Jeff
    Changed description of I'm trying to reserve a spot on a train from Killarney, Ireland to Dublin. Can I use my Global Eurail pass on this IRISH RAIL train? Thanks! by Nancy Herron to I'm trying to reserve a spot on a train from Killarney, Ireland to Dublin. Can I use my Global Eurail pass on this IRISH RAIL train? Thanks!.
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  • May 16, 2019 19:34
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Using the Eurail Global Pass in Ireland to get from Killarney to Dublin? by Jeff to Hi Nancy,<br /><br />Yes, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is valid on the rail network of Ireland. Therefore, you can rest assured that the pass does cover from Killarney to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/dublin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dublin</a>. Reservations are not necessary at all on trains in Ireland, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Connections from Killarney to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/dublin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dublin</a> take about 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Mallow along the way. All you need to do is show your pass to board both the train from Killarney to Mallow and the train from Mallow to Dublin.<br /><br />There is also one direct train from Killarney to Dublin departing in the early morning. However, the connections via Mallow depart throughout the day, every couple hours.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains. When just trying to access schedules for trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/ireland" rel="nofollow">Ireland</a>, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />For the options via Mallow, you would have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Killarney to Mallow and then another search for connecting trains from Mallow to Dublin.<br /><br />To purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> itself, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.
  • May 16, 2019 19:34
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Using the Eurail Global Pass in Ireland to get from Killarney to Dublin? by Jeff to Hi Nancy,<br /><br />Yes, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is valid on the rail network of Ireland. Therefore, you can rest assured that the pass does cover from Killarney to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/dublin" rel="nofollow">Dublin</a>. Reservations are not necessary at all on trains in Ireland, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Connections from Killarney to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/dublin" rel="nofollow">Dublin</a> take about 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Mallow along the way. All you need to do is show your pass to board both the train from Killarney to Mallow and the train from Mallow to Dublin.<br /><br />There is also one direct train from Killarney to Dublin departing in the early morning. However, the connections via Mallow depart throughout the day, every couple hours.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains. When just trying to access schedules for trains in Ireland, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />For the options via Mallow, you would have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Killarney to Mallow and then another search for connecting trains from Mallow to Dublin.<br /><br />To purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> itself, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.
  • May 16, 2019 18:43
    Jeff
    Changed title of 15 day Eurail Global Pass start day by Michael Essad to What would the start day be for a 15 day Eurail Global Pass?.
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  • May 16, 2019 18:43
    Jeff
    Changed description of I am buying a 15 day Eurail Global Pass. I will be in Europe for almost 15 days before I want to start the 15 days. On the website to purchase the pass it asks when I leave for Europe. When does the 15 days start? by Michael Essad to I am buying a 15 day Eurail Global Pass. I will be in Europe for almost 15 days before I want to start the 15 days. On the website to purchase the pass it asks when I leave for Europe. When does the 15 days start?.
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  • May 16, 2019 18:42
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of What would the start day be for a 15 day Eurail Global Pass? by Jeff to Hi Michael,<br /><br />The validity period for your pass would begin when you validate it at the station before taking your first train. For instructions on using a rail pass, you would refer to the page for the pass on our website, scroll down a little and click the link for ‘How to use a rail pass?’.<br /><br />We only ask for your departure date to Europe, so we know when to ship your pass to you.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.
  • May 16, 2019 18:12
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Bicycles on trains in Spain! by Jeff to If you'll have your bike in the bike bag, the connection points for these trips would all still be the same, but you wouldn't be restricted to taking regional or MD trains, and all the tickets could be purchased right on our website.<br /><br />For tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela">Santiago de Compostela</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santander" rel="nofollow">Santander</a>, you would just break up your search once in Palencia.<br /><br />For tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/segovia" rel="nofollow">Segovia</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santander" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/santander">Santander</a>, you would break up your search in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> and then in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/valladolid" rel="nofollow">Valladolid</a>.<br /><br />You'd then be free to choose any train from these searches..
  • May 16, 2019 18:09
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Bicycles on trains in Spain! by Jeff to However, if you do not have a bicycle bag and you do not intend on disassembling your bike:<br /><br />In <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow">Spain</a>, assembled bikes are not allowed on board <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow">AVE</a>, Alvia, Altaria, or Avant trains.<br /><br />In <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spain</a>, fully assembled bicycles are only allowed on board MD (Media Distancia) and other regional trains. There may be a limit of 2 bikes per train, so it always best to check locally. The cost to take an assembled bike on board these trains is approximately €3.<br /><br />Unfortunately, there is no possible combination of these trains that could get you all the way from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela">Santiago de Compostela</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santander" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santander</a> within the span of a day, so you'd have to spend the night somewhere along the way.<br /><br />If you need to keep your bike assembled, the connection would involve taking an MD train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santiago</a> to Palencia and then a regional (Regional Express) train from Palencia to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santander" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santander</a> the following day. The only MD train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/santiago-de-compostela">Santiago</a> to Palencia departs in the evening, which is what makes it so that you can't connect to Santander the same day.<br /><br />Generally, 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>. However, the national rail network of Spain has temporarily ceased ticket sales for the MD trains from Santiago to Palencia. I'm not sure when you're planning on traveling, but you might want to check back at a later date regarding these trains.<br /><br />In the meantime, tickets for the regional trains from Palencia to Santander are able to be purchased on our website. When you pull up the results of your Palencia-Santander search, they will be labeled accordingly as 'Regional' trains.<br /><br />To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/segovia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/segovia">Segovia</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santander" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santander</a> with an assembled bike, you would first have to take a local Cercanias commuter train south to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/madrid">Madrid</a>. At the station in Madrid (the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-chamartin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/madrid-chamartin">Chamartin station</a>), you would switch to regional train to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/valladolid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Valladolid</a>. In <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/valladolid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Valladolid</a>, you would then switch to another regional train to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santander" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/santander">Santander</a>.<br /><br />Please be advised that the Segovia-Madrid Cercanias trains might not allow you to take your bike on board during rush hour periods.<br /><br />Tickets for the regional train connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/madrid">Madrid</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santander" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/santander">Santander</a> are able to be purchased on our website under 'Book Train Tickets'; however, tickets for the Cercanias trains from Segovia to Madrid can only be purchased locally when you're in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spain</a>.<br /><br />For the regional train connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Madrid</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santander" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/santander">Santander</a>, you would just have to break up your search in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/valladolid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/valladolid">Valladolid</a> and then be sure to choose the regional trains. Therefore, you would do one search from Madrid to Valladolid and another search for connecting trains from Valladolid to Santander. When you pull up the results of these searches, the regional trains will be labeled accordingly..
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