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  • February 15, 2019 19:54
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Which Paris Main Train station is closest to the Latin Quarter. I'll be coming from the Amsterdam Airport. by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />I'm not sure how you are seeing multiple stations, because the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> only arrive into the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-gare-du-nord">Nord station</a> in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>. In a city with numerous rail stations (such as Paris) the station a particular train arrives into depends on the region or direction its coming from. Therefore, travelers are generally not able to choose the station they arrive into for a particular trip.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> trains, and there are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains that run direct from the station at Amsterdam Schipol Airport to Paris.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>. For the trains that depart out of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/amsterdam-schiphol" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">station at the airport</a>, you would have to type 'Amsterdam Schipol Airport' in the field for the departure city. For the most comfortable journey, 1st class is recommended.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> trains can be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date. If your intended departure falls outside of this time frame, you would have to enter an earlier date (a date within the next days from now) just to get an idea of the ticket costs and schedules in the meantime.<br /><br />After you arrive into the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-gare-du-nord">Nord station</a>, you can use the local RER or Métro to get to the Latin Quarter. The RER/Métro stop for the Latin Quarter is Saint-Michel. You should just be able to take RER Line B, which runs directly between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-gare-du-nord">Nord</a> and St Michel. The ride would take about 15 minutes. To take the RER, you would just pay locally upon arrival..
  • February 13, 2019 15:56
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Best pass for travel! by Jeff to Hi Meg,<br /><br />For your travels between cities, what to purchase would depend on the specifics of the itinerary itself and various other factors. If you’d like assistance determining the best option for this trip, you would call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT Monday to Friday.<br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains running between different cities within the country or countries included on the pass. Generally, rail passes do not cover public transit systems within European cities. A rail pass would not be valid on the Paris Métro, for instance. However, S-Bahn commuter trains in German cities are an exception and are covered by rail passes. Therefore, a rail pass that includes Germany would be valid for you to ride the S-Bahn commuter trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt">Frankfurt</a>.<br /><br />If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> for multiple days and plan on using the Métro and RER to get around the city, you may also want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central Paris. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId</a>=<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>' just covers local transportation in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339</a><br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479</a><br /><br />There are also city passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a>; however, nothing that covers the metro, trams, or buses in the city. The city passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> can be found here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=60&amp;cities=cities-525" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=60&amp;cities=cities-525">https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=60&amp;cities=cities-525</a>..
  • February 12, 2019 21:34
    Jeff
    Changed title of Trip Planning, London, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France by Sabrina to London-Brussels, Brussels-Montreux, Chocolate Train, Montreux-Interlaken, Interlaken-Lucerne or Zurich, Zurich-Munich, Munich-Salzburg (RT), Munich-Fussen (RT), Munich-Amboise, Amboise-Mont St Michel, Mont St Michel-Paris.
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  • February 12, 2019 21:34
    Jeff
    Changed description of Looking for some advise on the best way to travel from June 1-17. We are planning to get the 15 day continuous Global Eurail Pass, but not sure if we are planning the best route or if that's the right pass, or even if we've planned to do too much! Here's what we were thinking so far: <br /><br /> Fly into London, Eurostar to Brussels (not touring London) <br /> Brussels to Montreaux, Switzerland <br /> Chocolate Train, Gruyere, Broc <br /> Interlaken & Jungfraujoch <br /> Interlaken to Lucerne or Zurich <br /> Zurich to Munich, Germany <br /> Munich to Salzberg (Day Trip) <br /> Munich to Fussen (Day Trip) <br /> Munich to Amboise, France <br /> Amboise to Mont St. Michel <br /> Mont St. Michel to Paris <br /> Paris fly back home (Canada) <br /><br /> I'm struggling most with the longer distance rides and if there's a better route to go. The only things that are set in stone is that we land in London and fly home from Paris. Secondary, we're debating if individual country passes are the better option for cost savings or ease to get around. <br /><br /> Any thoughts are greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance. by Sabrina to Looking for some advise on the best way to travel from June 1-17. We are planning to get the 15 day continuous Global Eurail Pass, but not sure if we are planning the best route or if that's the right pass, or even if we've planned to do too much! Here's what we were thinking so far:Fly into London, Eurostar to Brussels (not touring London)Brussels to Montreaux, SwitzerlandChocolate Train, Gruyere, BrocInterlaken &amp; JungfraujochInterlaken to Lucerne or ZurichZurich to Munich, GermanyMunich to Salzberg (Day Trip)Munich to Fussen (Day Trip)Munich to Amboise, FranceAmboise to Mont St. MichelMont St. Michel to ParisParis fly back home (Canada)I'm struggling most with the longer distance rides and if there's a better route to go. The only things that are set in stone is that we land in London and fly home from Paris. Secondary, we're debating if individual country passes are the better option for cost savings or ease to get around. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance..
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  • February 12, 2019 21:18
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of London-Brussels, Brussels-Montreux, Chocolate Train, Montreux-Interlaken, Interlaken-Lucerne or Zurich, Zurich-Munich, Munich-Salzburg (RT), Munich-Fussen (RT), Munich-Amboise, Amboise-Mont St Michel, Mont St Michel-Paris by Jeff to <b><u>Interlaken-Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />Interlaken is the gateway to Jungfraujoch. The Eurail Global Pass does not cover the trains between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch. However, with the Eurail Global Pass you would be eligible to receive a discount of about 25% on these trains.<br /><br />To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Eurail Pass Holder' (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.ca/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropeca/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">https://www.raileurope.ca/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />This pass covers the 2 routes up to Jungfraujoch and a return within 24 hours. These routes are as follows:<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' segment between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' and have to be made locally at the stations in either Interlaken (Interlaken Ost), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, or Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe..
  • February 12, 2019 21:17
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of London-Brussels, Brussels-Montreux, Chocolate Train, Montreux-Interlaken, Interlaken-Lucerne or Zurich, Zurich-Munich, Munich-Salzburg (RT), Munich-Fussen (RT), Munich-Amboise, Amboise-Mont St Michel, Mont St Michel-Paris by Jeff to Interlaken-Jungfraujoch Top of Europe<br /><br />Interlaken is the gateway to Jungfraujoch. The Eurail Global Pass does not cover the trains between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch. However, with the Eurail Global Pass you would be eligible to receive a discount of about 25% on these trains.<br /><br />To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Eurail Pass Holder' (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.ca/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.ca/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">https://www.raileurope.ca/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />This pass covers the 2 routes up to Jungfraujoch and a return within 24 hours. These routes are as follows:<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' segment between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' and have to be made locally at the stations in either Interlaken (Interlaken Ost), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, or Wengen.Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe..
  • February 12, 2019 21:09
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of London-Brussels, Brussels-Montreux, Chocolate Train, Montreux-Interlaken, Interlaken-Lucerne or Zurich, Zurich-Munich, Munich-Salzburg (RT), Munich-Fussen (RT), Munich-Amboise, Amboise-Mont St Michel, Mont St Michel-Paris by Jeff to Hi Sabrina,<br /><br />Yes, the Eurail Global Pass is what you want for an itinerary like this. For the Eurail Global Pass, click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.ca/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.ca/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a><br /><br />As always, 1st class is recommended for this much travel.<br /><br />Many of your trains will require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on the homepage of our Canadian website (<a href="http://www.raileurope.ca" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.ca</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 />Now I'll go over what to expect for each of your trips. Your itinerary is an extensive one, so just focus on each trip, one at a time.<br /><br /><b><u>London to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />From London to Brussels, you would take the high-speed Eurostar. The Eurostar does require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />The Eurostar can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that the reservations be purchased as soon as possible. The Eurostar is unique from other trains in that it can be reserved 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to Montreux</u></b><br /><br />The most feasible connections from Brussels to Montreux take 7-8 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Lyon and then once in Geneva.<br /><br />Of the trains making up this connection, only trains from Brussels to Lyon would require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. The trains from Brussels to Lyon are high-speed Brussels-France TGV trains.<br /><br />Trains from Lyon to Geneva and Geneva to Montreux do not even accept reservations, so the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />When viewing schedules for this route on our website, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Brussels to Lyon, another search for connecting trains from Lyon to Geneva, and then another search for connecting trains from Geneva to Montreux.<br /><br />To purchase the reservations for a train from Brussels to Lyon, you would just have to remember to check the 'I have a rail pass' button when entering your search for this segment. To view schedules for the unreserved segments from Lyon to Geneva and Geneva to Montreux, you would have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />The Brussels-France TGV trains from Brussels to Lyon can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date. Since your intended travel falls outside of this time frame, you would just have to use an earlier date (a date within the next 90 days from now) just to get an idea of the schedules and reservation costs in the meantime.<br /><br /><b><u>Montreux &amp; the Chocolate Train</u></b><br /><br />The Chocolate Train excursion is a roundtrip between Montreux and Broc, starting in Montreux. On the way from Montreux to Broc, the train will make a stop in Gruyères. When you get off the train in Gruyères, you'll be taken by bus to the actual village there. The trip includes free admission to the cheese factory there in the village. After a couple hours in Gruyères, the bus would take you to Broc, where you'd visit the Cailler-Nestlé Chocolate Factory. After a couple of hours at the factory in Broc, you would then take the train back down Montreux.<br /><br />Reservations are required to cover this full excursion. However, this excursion is currently not able to be reserved through our website. The Chocolate Train excursion can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date. If it is still not able to be reserved on our site when the time comes to book, then you would have to call us to purchase these particular reservations. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT Monday to Friday.<br /><br />When this excursion is able to be booked on our website, you would purchase the reservations just by doing one search from 'Montreux' to 'Broc' and indicating that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'. Even though we issue you the reservation as a 'one-way', it will be valid to cover the entire roundtrip excursion, including the bus from the train station in Gruyères to the village and the bus from Gruyères to Broc, as well as admission to the cheese factory in Gruyères and the chocolate factory in Broc.<br /><br /><b><u>Montreux to Interlaken</u></b><br /><br />The shortest connections from Montreux to Interlaken take just over 2 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Visp and then once in Spiez. On these trains, reservations are not necessary, so the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />If you don't mind adding about 50 minutes to your journey time, you can make the trip from Montreux to Interlaken by way of the famed GoldenPass scenic route. These connections from Montreux to Interlaken take about 3 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Zweisimmen along the way. The trains from Montreux to Interlaken and Interlaken to Zweisimmen both run along the GoldenPass route.<br /><br />On the segment from Montreux to Zweisimmen, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to any rail pass. Generally, these passholder reservations can be purchased on our website; however, that is currently not the case. The trains from Montreux to Zweisimmen can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure. Just like the Chocolate Train, if it is still not able to be reserved on our site when the time comes to book, then you would have to call us to purchase these reservations. When it does work on our site, you would purchase the reservations just by doing a search from Montreux to Zweisimmen and indicating that you'll be traveling with the 'Eurail Global Pass'.<br /><br />On the segment from Zweisimmen to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary at all. Therefore, the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board. You can still use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for trains from Zweisimmen to Interlaken.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken-Lucerne-Zurich</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Interlaken to Lucerne actually represent the final segment of the GoldenPass scenic route. You can go through Lucerne on your way to Zurich and stop there if you wish.<br /><br />On the trains from Interlaken to Lucerne, reservations are possible but not necessary. Therefore, the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Trains from Lucerne to Zurich do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Global Pass is again all you would need to board.<br /><br />For this route, you just have to break up your search in Lucerne when checking schedules on our website (<a href="http://www.raileurope.ca)" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.ca)">www.raileurope.ca)</a>. Therefore, you would do one search from Interlaken to Lucerne and another search for connecting trains from Lucerne to Zurich. When checking schedules for unreserved trains on our site, just be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Munich</u></b><br /><br />The usual way to get from Zurich to Munich is actually by bus. The bus is covered by the Eurail Global Pass. It just requires reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. These reservations are not able to be purchased on our website. Instead, you would purchase these reservations by calling us. It can be reserved once within 90 days of a departure. The bus ride takes 4 hours.<br /><br />The bus itself is very scenic; however, the rail lines in that area are some of the most scenic in the world. If you route yourself through Innsbruck, you would travel over the renowned Arlberg Railway along the way. This stretch of railway begins as your train from Zurich passes through Bludenz (just across the Swiss/Austrian border) and culminates at Innsbruck. The trains from Zurich to Innsbruck are high-speed Railjet or EC (EuroCity) trains. In Innsbruck, you would switch to an EC train or a regional train to Munich. The EC trains from Innsbruck to Munich only take about 1hr45min-1hr50min. The regional trains follow a different path, taking you over the scenic ‘Mittenwald Railway’ through Garmisch-Partenkirchen; however, they take almost 3 hours.<br /><br />On the Railjet and EC trains from Zurich to Innsbruck, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. On the EC trains from Innsbruck to Munich, reservations are also recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. These reservations are able to be booked on our website once within 90 days of an intended departure date. To purchase the reservations for this route, you would do one search from Zurich to Innsbruck and then another search for connecting trains from Innsbruck to Munich. When purchasing the reservations, just remember to check the ‘I have a rail pass’ button and indicate that you’ll be traveling with the ‘Eurail Global Pass’.<br /><br />The regional trains from Innsbruck to Munich do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board. Schedules for the regional trains from Innsbruck to Munich are not able to be viewed on our website. If you want to take one of these trains, you can inquire about their schedules when you call us.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Salzburg</u></b><br /><br />From Munich to Salzburg (and return), you would take a direct Railjet or EC train over the scenic Rosenheim-Salzburg Railway. On these trains, reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. You can purchase reservations from Munich to Salzburg by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.ca" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.ca</a>), checking the ‘I have a rail pass’ button, and indicating that you’ll be traveling with the ‘Eurail Global Pass’. These trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Füssen</u></b><br /><br />From Munich to Füssen (and return), you would take a direct regional train. These trains do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.ca" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.ca">www.raileurope.ca</a>) just to view schedules for trains from Munich to Füssen; you would just have to be sure to leave the ‘I have a rail pass’ button unchecked when doing so.<br /><br />If you plan to visit Neuschwanstein Castle while you’re there, you would just take a bus from Füssen to the village of Hohenschwangau. From Hohenschwangau, you would then have a few different choices to get up to Neuschwanstein; you can take another bus, you can walk, or else you can take a horse-drawn carriage. Please be advised that the bus would take you to a point from where you would still have to walk another 10 minutes or so up a steep hill. The horse-drawn carriage would take you to a point from where you would have an easier 5 minute walk to the castle entrance. If you were to walk all the way from Hohenschwangau to the castle entrance it would take approximately 30 minutes. The rail pass does not cover the buses between Füssen, Hohenschwangau, and Neuschwanstein. Tickets for these buses would have to be purchased locally when you're there.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Amboise</u></b><br /><br />The most feasible connection from Munich to Amboise takes just under 8 hours in duration and involves 3 train changes along the way; once in Stuttgart, once in Strasbourg, and then once in St Pierre des Corps.<br /><br />Trains from Munich to Stuttgart are high-speed ICE (InterCity Express) trains on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from Stuttgart to Strasbourg are France-Germany High-Speed trains, which require reservations.<br /><br />The direct train from Strasbourg to St Pierre des Corps is a TGV high-speed train, which requires reservations.<br /><br />From St Pierre des Corps to Amboise, you would take a regional TER train. These don’t accept reservations, so the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For this route, you would access the schedules on our website by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Munich to Stuttgart, another search for connecting trains from Stuttgart to Strasbourg, another search from Strasbourg to St Pierre des Corps, and then another search for connecting trains from St Pierre des Corps to Amboise. For the reserved segments, just remember to check the ‘I have a rail pass’ button and indicate that you’ll be traveling with a ‘Eurail Global Pass’, so that you can purchase the reservations. These trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date. To access schedules for the regional trains from St Pierre des Corps to Amboise, just leave the ‘I have a rail pass’ button unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Amboise to Mont St Michel (Rennes)</u></b><br /><br />Mont St Michel is not directly accessed by rail. The closest station is Rennes from where you would take a bus to get to Mont St Michel. The most feasible connections from Amboise to Rennes take about 3.5 to 4 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Tours and then once in Le Mans.<br /><br />Trains from Amboise to Tours and Tours to Le Mans are regional TER trains, which do not accept reservations. Therefore, the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />The trains from Le Mans to Rennes are high-speed TGV trains, which require reservations.<br /><br />To access schedules for this route, you would once again piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Amboise to Tours, another search for connecting trains from Tours to Le Mans, and then another search for connecting trains from Le Mans to Rennes.<br /><br />For the unreserved segments from Amboise to Tours and Tours to Le Mans, you would leave the ‘I have a rail pass’ button unchecked. To purchase reservations for the segment from Le Mans to Rennes, you would have to check the ‘I have a rail pass’ button and indicate that you’ll be traveling with a ‘Eurail Global Pass’. The trains from Le Mans to Rennes can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Rail passes are not valid on the buses between Rennes and Mont St Michel; however, tickets for the bus can be purchased using the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.ca)" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.ca)">www.raileurope.ca)</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mont St Michel (Rennes) to Paris</u></b><br /><br />To get to Paris, you would take the bus from Mont St Michel back to Rennes, and then switch to a direct TGV train that will take you right into Paris.<br /><br />Once again, you can refer to the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.ca" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.ca">www.raileurope.ca</a>) to purchase tickets for the bus from Mont St Michel to Rennes.<br /><br />On the TGV from Rennes to Paris, reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass. To purchase the reservations from Rennes to Paris, just be sure to check the ‘I have a rail pass’ button and indicate that you’ll be traveling with the ‘Eurail Global Pass’..
  • February 12, 2019 15:12
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Paris to Rome, Rome to Venice, Venice to Interlaken, and Interlaken to Paris. What should I purchase? by Jeff to It depends on the number of days you plan to use the pass. If you go with a 'flexipass' version of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would base it on the following:<br /><br />A flexipass allows for a set number of travel days, which must be completed within a longer time frame. If you choose the 3, 5, or 7 day options of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, that longer time frame would be 1 month. If you choose the 10 or 15 day options of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, that longer time frame would be 2 months. With a flexipass, the 1 or 2 month validity period would start to count down after you get your pass 'validated' at the station, which is something you would do before boarding your first train.<br /><br />'Travel days' on a flexipass refer to how many separate days you plan on using your rail pass. A ‘travel day’ is a 24 hour period from midnight to midnight. You may take as many trains as you wish during the 24 hour time frame and still only use one day of travel on a pass. For instance, if you were take a day train from 'city A' to 'city B' and then take a connecting train to 'city C' on the same day, then you would only use up one day of travel on your rail pass. In contrast, if you were to take that connecting train to 'city C' on the next day, that would constitute 2 days of rail travel on your pass.<br /><br />Doing the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' would not count as a 'travel day' on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>..
  • February 11, 2019 21:11
    Jeff
    Changed title of Paris, Rome, Venice, Interlaken trip by Mahmood Modan to Paris to Rome, Rome to Venice, Venice to Interlaken, and Interlaken to Paris. What should I purchase?.
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  • February 11, 2019 21:11
    Jeff
    Changed description of I would like to go to Paris to Rome to Venice , Venice to Jungfraujoch or interlaken and back to Paris . What should I do I have 8 days to spend outside of Paris should I buy euro global pass? <br /><br /> Does anyone have suggestions on what to do. by Mahmood Modan to I would like to go to Paris to Rome to Venice , Venice to Jungfraujoch or interlaken and back to Paris . What should I do I have 8 days to spend outside of Paris should I buy euro global pass?Does anyone have suggestions on what to do..
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  • February 11, 2019 21:10
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Paris to Rome, Rome to Venice, Venice to Interlaken, and Interlaken to Paris. What should I purchase? by Jeff to Hi Mahmood,<br /><br />For that much travel, you would want to get the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, 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 this much travel, I would recommend going with 1st class.<br /><br />Most of your trains will require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Rome</u></b><br /><br />The daytime connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow">Rome</a> takes just under 10.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin">Turin</a> along the way.<br /><br />The direct trains from Paris to Turin are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-france-italy-7558" rel="nofollow">France-Italy TGV</a> trains. From Turin to Rome, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train. These trains require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />When purchasing reservations for a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome">Rome</a>, you would just break up your search in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow">Turin</a>. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-turin" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-turin">Paris to Turin</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/turin-rome" rel="nofollow">Turin to Rome</a>.<br /><br />When you choose your trains into and out of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow">Turin</a>, be sure to account for the stations of arrival and departure. Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-turin" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-turin">Paris to Turin</a> only arrive into the Turin Porta Susa station, while trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/turin-rome" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/turin-rome">Turin to Rome</a> can depart from either Porta Susa or the Porta Nuova station. If you needed to, you would commute from Porta Susa to Porta Nuova by taking a local metro or regional train, in which case the ride would only be about 8-10 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome to Venice</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow">Rome</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a>, you would take a direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow">Frecciargento</a> train. These trains also require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. Since these are direct trains, you would just do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-venice" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rome-venice">Rome to Venice</a> when purchasing the reservations on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our site</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Interlaken</u></b><br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> is the gateway to Jungfraujoch. Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> take 6 to 6.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow">Spiez</a>.<br /><br />Trains from Venice to Milan and Milan to Spiez will both require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. On trains from Spiez to Interlaken, reservations are not at all necessary, so 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 you would need to board.<br /><br />When booking your passholder reservations from Venice to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow">Spiez</a> on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our site</a>, you would just break up your search in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a>. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-milan">Venice to Milan</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-spiez" rel="nofollow">Milan to Spiez</a>.<br /><br />For planning, 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 the non-reservable segment from Spiez to Interlaken. When checking schedules for non-reservable trains, just be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />Trains from Venice to Milan are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed trains, and trains from Milan to Spiez are EC (EuroCity) trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken &amp; Jungfraujoch</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> does not cover the trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch. However, with 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> you would be eligible to receive a discount of about 25% on these trains.<br /><br />To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Eurail Pass Holder' (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />This pass covers the 2 routes up to Jungfraujoch and a return within 24 hours. These routes are as follows:<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' segment between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow">Interlaken Ost</a>), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, or Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Paris</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/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> take just over 5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> along the way.<br /><br />On trains from Interlaken to Basel, reservation are not necessary at all, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Trains from Basel to Paris are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />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 the unreserved segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-basel" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-basel">Interlaken to Basel</a> (leaving the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked).<br /><br />You would then do a separate search to purchase your passholder reservations for a connecting train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-paris">Basel to Paris</a> (making sure you re-check the 'I have a rail pass' button)..
  • February 11, 2019 20:52
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Paris to Rome, Rome to Venice, Venice to Interlaken, and Interlaken to Paris. What should I purchase? by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> for multiple days and plan on using the Métro and RER to get around the city, you may also want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=">Paris Pass</a>' covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central Paris. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId</a>=<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite</a>' just covers local transportation in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339</a><br /><br />There is also the 'Paris Museum Pass', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. You would purchase the 'Paris Museum Pass' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335</a><br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479</a>.
  • February 11, 2019 20:43
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Paris to Rome, Rome to Venice, Venice to Interlaken, and Interlaken to Paris. What should I purchase? by Jeff to Hi Mahmood,<br /><br />For that much travel, you would want to get the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For this much travel, I would recommend going with 1st class.<br /><br />Most of your trains will require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Rome</u></b><br /><br />The daytime connection from Paris to Rome takes just under 10.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Turin along the way.<br /><br />The direct trains from Paris to Turin are France-Italy TGV trains. From Turin to Rome, you would take a Frecciarossa high-speed train. These trains require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />When purchasing reservations for a trip from Paris to Rome, you would just break up your search in Turin. Therefore, you would do one search from Paris to Turin and then another search for connecting trains from Turin to Rome.<br /><br />When you choose your trains into and out of Turin, be sure to account for the stations of arrival and departure. Direct trains from Paris to Turin only arrive into the Turin Porta Susa station, while trains from Turin to Rome can depart from either Porta Susa or the Porta Nuova station. If you needed to, you would commute from Porta Susa to Porta Nuova by taking a local metro or regional train, in which case the ride would only be about 8-10 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome to Venice</u></b><br /><br />From Rome to Venice, you would take a direct Frecciarossa or Frecciargento train. These trains also require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. Since these are direct trains, you would just do one search from Rome to Venice when purchasing the reservations on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our site</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Interlaken</u></b><br /><br />Interlaken is the gateway to Jungfraujoch. Connections from Venice to Interlaken take 6 to 6.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Milan and then once in Spiez.<br /><br />Trains from Venice to Milan and Milan to Spiez will both require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. On trains from Spiez to Interlaken, reservations are not at all necessary, 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 />When booking your passholder reservations from Venice to Spiez on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our site</a>, you would just break up your search in Milan. Therefore, you would do one search from Venice to Milan and then another search for connecting trains from Milan to Spiez.<br /><br />For planning, 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 the non-reservable segment from Spiez to Interlaken. When checking schedules for non-reservable trains, just be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />Trains from Venice to Milan are Frecciarossa high-speed trains, and trains from Milan to Spiez are EC (EuroCity) trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken &amp; Jungfraujoch</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> does not cover the trains between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch. However, with the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> you would be eligible to receive a discount of about 25% on these trains.<br /><br />To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Eurail Pass Holder' (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />This pass covers the 2 routes up to Jungfraujoch and a return within 24 hours. These routes are as follows:<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' segment between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either Interlaken (Interlaken Ost), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, or Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Paris</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Interlaken to Paris take just over 5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Basel along the way.<br /><br />On trains from Interlaken to Basel, reservation are not necessary at all, 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.<br /><br />Trains from Basel to Paris are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />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 the unreserved segment from Interlaken to Basel (leaving the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked).<br /><br />You would then do a separate search to purchase your passholder reservations for a connecting train from Basel to Paris (making sure you re-check the 'I have a rail pass' button)..
  • February 11, 2019 20:24
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Which Paris Main Train station is closest to the Latin Quarter. I'll be coming from the Amsterdam Airport. by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />I'm not sure how you are seeing multiple stations, because the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> only arrive into the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-gare-du-nord">Nord station</a> in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>. In a city with numerous rail stations (such as Paris) the station a particular train arrives into depends on the region or direction its coming from. Therefore, travelers are generally not be able to choose the station they arrive into for a particular trip.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> trains, and there are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains that run direct from the station at Amsterdam Schipol Airport to Paris.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>. For the trains that depart out of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/amsterdam-schiphol" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">station at the airport</a>, you would have to type 'Amsterdam Schipol Airport' in the field for the departure city. For the most comfortable journey, 1st class is recommended.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> trains can be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date. If your intended departure falls outside of this time frame, you would have to enter an earlier date (a date within the next days from now) just to get an idea of the ticket costs and schedules in the meantime.<br /><br />After you arrive into the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-gare-du-nord">Nord station</a>, you can use the local RER or Métro to get to the Latin Quarter. The RER/Métro stop for the Latin Quarter is Saint-Michel. You should just be able to take RER Line B, which runs directly between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-gare-du-nord">Nord</a> and St Michel. The ride would take about 15 minutes. To take the RER, you would just pay locally upon arrival..
  • February 11, 2019 18:43
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of How much time to get from Madrid Airport to Madrid train station? Can Madrid-Malaga tickets be used for a later train if we miss it? by Jeff to Hi Tonje,<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-valladolid" rel="nofollow">Madrid to Valladolid</a> by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/valladolid" rel="nofollow">Valladolid</a>, there are regional or Alvia trains.<br /><br />Trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow">Spain</a> can only be booked once within 60-90 days of an intended departure date. If your intended departure falls outside of this time frame, you would use an earlier date (a date within the next 60 days from now) just to get an idea of the ticket costs and schedules in the meantime.<br /><br />Trains to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/valladolid" rel="nofollow">Valladolid</a> depart from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-chamartin" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-chamartin">Chamartin station</a> in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid">Madrid</a> city proper. To commute from the Madrid Barajas Airport to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-chamartin" rel="nofollow">Madrid Chamartin station</a>, you would take Line 1 of local Cercanías rail network. Cercanías Line 1 trains depart once every 30 minutes throughout the day, and the ride from the airport to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-chamartin" rel="nofollow">Chamartin station</a> only takes about 11 or 12 minutes. To take the Cercanías, you would just pay locally upon arrival.<br /><br />At the airport itself, the time it takes to get from the gate to the trains can depend on several factors. I would just recommend allowing a time that is comparable to the amount of time it would take for you to walk through a typical major North American airport and retrieve luggage. It is also recommended that you allow an additional hour to get through customs if your flight is arriving from overseas.<br /><br />When deciding on a departure, just be sure to also factor in the frequency and duration of the Cercanías trains to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-chamartin" rel="nofollow">Chamartin</a>..
  • February 11, 2019 18:09
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Which Paris Main Train station is closest to the Latin Quarter. I'll be coming from the Amsterdam Airport. by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> for multiple days and plan on using the Métro and RER to get around the city, you may also want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central Paris. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId</a>=<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>' just covers local transportation in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339</a><br /><br />There is also the 'Paris Museum Pass', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>. You would purchase the 'Paris Museum Pass' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335</a><br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479</a>.
  • February 11, 2019 18:00
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Which Paris Main Train station is closest to the Latin Quarter. I'll be coming from the Amsterdam Airport. by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />I'm not sure how you are seeing multiple stations, because the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> only arrive into the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord">Nord station</a> in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. In a city with numerous rail stations (such as Paris) the station a particular train arrives into depends on the region or direction its coming from. Therefore, travelers are generally not be able to choose the station they arrive into for a particular trip.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow">Thalys</a> trains, and there are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains that run direct from the station at Amsterdam Schipol Airport to Paris.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. For the trains that depart out of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/amsterdam-schiphol" rel="nofollow">station at the airport</a>, you would have to type 'Amsterdam Schipol Airport' in the field for the departure city. For the most comfortable journey, 1st class is recommended.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow">Thalys</a> trains can be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date. If your intended departure falls outside of this time frame, you would have to enter an earlier date (a date within the next days from now) just to get an idea of the ticket costs and schedules in the meantime.<br /><br />After you arrive into the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord">Nord station</a>, you can use the local RER or Métro to get to the Latin Quarter. The RER/Métro stop for the Latin Quarter is Saint-Michel. You should just be able to take RER Line B, which runs directly between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord">Nord</a> and St Michel. To take the RER, you would just pay locally upon arrival..
  • February 11, 2019 17:49
    Jeff
    Changed title of Which Paris Main Train station is closest to the Latin Quarter by T Rowan to Which Paris Main Train station is closest to the Latin Quarter. I'll be coming from the Amsterdam Airport..
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  • February 11, 2019 17:49
    Jeff
    Changed description of We are coming from Amsterdam Airport. The route gives us several Paris stations to choose from. Which main station is closest to the Latin quarter? I understand we may also need to take a local train. <br /><br /> The 3 options they are giving me are Paris France, Paris est, and Paris nord. <br /> Also are these high speed trains? <br /><br /> Of those which would be closest to the Latin quarter? and would I need to catch a local train as well? <br /><br /> Thank you by T Rowan to We are coming from Amsterdam Airport. The route gives us several Paris stations to choose from. Which main station is closest to the Latin quarter? I understand we may also need to take a local train.The 3 options they are giving me are Paris France, Paris est, and Paris nord. Also are these high speed trains?Of those which would be closest to the Latin quarter? and would I need to catch a local train as well?Thank you.
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  • February 11, 2019 16:51
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