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  • October 10, 2018 19:54
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Traveling from Paris to Brittany American Cemetery (near Pontorson) and back to Paris in one day? by Jeff to Hi Tom,<br /><br />The Brittany American Cemetery is in Saint-James. The closest station to Saint-James is <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/pontorson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/pontorson">Pontorson</a>, about 10 miles away. Connections from Paris to Pontorson take at least 3.5 to 4 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rennes</a> along the way. The issue is that the connecting trains from Rennes to Pontorson are too infrequent, and the trains do not sync up in a way that would make this possible as day-trip, if you'll be starting in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/paris">Paris</a>.<br /><br />It looks to me that your plan to do this as day-trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> would only be possible if there are buses that go to the cemetery leaving from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/rennes">Rennes</a>. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes">Rennes</a> is about 40 miles from the cemetery, but the trains from Paris to Rennes are frequent enough and short enough that it should make this possible. It is just contingent on there being bus service from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rennes</a>, and bus service that is frequent enough at that.<br /><br />High-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a> trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes">Rennes</a> depart hourly throughout the day, and the ride one-way only takes about 1.5 hours.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/pontorson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pontorson</a> is a short enough distance away from the cemetery that you would probably just be able to take a taxi -- the problem is just the infrequency of those trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rennes-pontorson" rel="nofollow">Rennes to Pontorson</a>. Therefore, I'd recommend seeing if there are buses from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes">Rennes</a> to the cemetery.<br /><br />I do know there are buses that go to Mont St Michel from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/rennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">station in Rennes</a>, so perhaps there are also buses to Saint-James.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-rennes" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-rennes">Paris to Rennes</a> by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>. You would do the same for tickets from Paris to Pontorson (via Rennes)..
  • October 10, 2018 19:48
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Traveling from Paris to Brittany American Cemetery (near Pontorson) and back to Paris in one day? by Jeff to Hi Tom,<br /><br />The Brittany American Cemetery is in Saint-James. The closest station to Saint-James is <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/pontorson" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/pontorson">Pontorson</a>, about 10 miles away. Connections from Paris to Pontorson take at least 3.5 to 4 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow">Rennes</a> along the way. The issue is that the connecting trains from Rennes to Pontorson are too infrequent, and the trains do not sync up in a way that would make this possible as day-trip, if you'll be starting in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>.<br /><br />It looks to me that your plan to do this as day-trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> would only be possible if there are buses that go to the cemetery leaving from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes">Rennes</a>. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow">Rennes</a> is about 40 miles from the cemetery, but the trains from Paris to Rennes are frequent enough and short enough that it should make this possible. It is just contingent on there being bus service from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow">Rennes</a>, and bus service that is frequent enough at that.<br /><br />High-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow">Rennes</a> depart hourly throughout the day, and the ride one-way only takes about 1.5 hours.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/pontorson" rel="nofollow">Pontorson</a> is a short enough distance away from the cemetery that you would probably just be able to take a taxi -- the problem is just the infrequency of those trains from Rennes to Pontorson. Therefore, I'd recommend seeing if there are buses from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow">Rennes</a> to the cemetery.<br /><br />I do know there are buses that go to Mont St Michel from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/rennes" rel="nofollow">station in Rennes</a>, so perhaps there are also buses to Saint-James.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Paris to Rennes 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>. You would do the same for tickets from Paris to Pontorson (via Rennes)..
  • October 10, 2018 19:23
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of 3 weeks in Great Britain (Edinburgh, Penrith, York, London, Cotswolds, Bath, Bristol) by Jeff to Hi Elaine,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you would purchase 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>. For 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>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/britrail-pass-5891">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891</a>.<br /><br />This particular pass does offer discounted rates for seniors 60 and above. To be quoted the senior rates, you would just identify yourselves as seniors when purchasing this pass on our site.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BritRail Pass</a> covers trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/edinburgh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edinburgh</a>, Penrith, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">York</a>, stations in the Cotswolds (i.e. Stroud, Cheltenham, Moreton-in-Marsh), <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bath" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/bath">Bath</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bristol" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bristol</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for these routes. When searching schedules to/from Penrith, you would need to type it as 'Penrith North Lakes. For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bath" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bath</a>, you would type it as 'Bath Spa'. For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bristol" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/bristol">Bristol</a>, you would type 'Bristol Temple Meads'.<br /><br />If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a> for multiple days and using public transit to get around, you would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331">Visitor Oyster Card</a>'. Within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/london">London</a>, the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visitor Oyster Card</a>' covers the London Tube, the DLR (Docklands Light Railway), London Trams (Tramlink), National Rail, and the London Overground. For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331">Visitor Oyster Card</a>', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331</a>..
  • October 10, 2018 19:19
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of 3 weeks in Great Britain (Edinburgh, Penrith, York, London, Cotswolds, Bath, Bristol) by Jeff to Hi Elaine,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you would purchase 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>. For 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>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/britrail-pass-5891">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891</a>.<br /><br />This particular pass does offer discounted rates for seniors 60 and above. To be quoted the senior rates, you would just identify yourselves as seniors when purchasing this pass on our site.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BritRail Pass</a> covers trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/edinburgh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edinburgh</a>, Penrith, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/york" rel="nofollow">York</a>, stations in the Cotswolds (i.e. Stroud, Cheltenham), <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bath" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/bath">Bath</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bristol" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bristol</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for these routes. When searching schedules to/from Penrith, you would need to type it as 'Penrith North Lakes. For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bath" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bath</a>, you would type it as 'Bath Spa'. For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bristol" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bristol</a>, you would type 'Bristol Temple Meads'.<br /><br />If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a> for multiple days and using public transit to get around, you would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331">Visitor Oyster Card</a>'. Within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>, the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visitor Oyster Card</a>' covers the London Tube, the DLR (Docklands Light Railway), London Trams (Tramlink), National Rail, and the London Overground. For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331">Visitor Oyster Card</a>', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331</a>..
  • October 10, 2018 19:18
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of 3 weeks in Great Britain (Edinburgh, Penrith, York, London, Cotswolds, Bath, Bristol) by Jeff to Hi Elaine,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you would purchase 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>. For 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>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891</a>.<br /><br />This particular pass does offer discounted rates for seniors 60 and above. To be quoted the senior rates, you would just identify yourselves as seniors when purchasing this pass on our site.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow">BritRail Pass</a> covers trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/edinburgh" rel="nofollow">Edinburgh</a>, Penrith, York, stations in the Cotswolds (i.e. Stroud, Cheltenham), <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bath" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/bath">Bath</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bristol" rel="nofollow">Bristol</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a>.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for these routes. When searching schedules to/from Penrith, you would need to type it as 'Penrith North Lakes. For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bath" rel="nofollow">Bath</a>, you would type it as 'Bath Spa'. For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bristol" rel="nofollow">Bristol</a>, you would type 'Bristol Temple Meads'.<br /><br />If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a> for multiple days and using public transit to get around, you would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331">Visitor Oyster Card</a>'. Within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a>, the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow">Visitor Oyster Card</a>' covers the London Tube, the DLR (Docklands Light Railway), London Trams (Tramlink), National Rail, and the London Overground. For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331">Visitor Oyster Card</a>', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331</a>..
  • October 10, 2018 18:57
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of High speed train Naples to Bari? by Jeff to Hi Marsha,<br /><br />The Naples Capodichino Airport does not have a rail station. You would need to take a bus to commute from the airport to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/napoli-centrale" rel="nofollow">Centrale rail station</a>. The buses depart twice every hour and the ride takes about 20 minutes. You would pay to board the bus locally when you're there.<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.<br /><br />It is also recommended that you allow an additional hour to get through customs if your flight is arriving from overseas.It is recommended that you just be at the station 15-20 minutes in advance of your departure..
  • October 05, 2018 15:04
    Jeff
    Changed title of November Trip - Confused by ampaulo to Madrid-Seville, Seville-Granada, Granada-Madrid, Madrid-Barcelona.
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  • October 05, 2018 15:04
    Jeff
    Changed description of I will be traveling to Spain in November and fly into Madrid. <br /><br /> Planning on staying two full days in Madrid <br /> Then train to Seville for two full days, <br /> On to Granada for two full day, <br /> back to Madrid and switch trains to Barcelona <br /> Stay in Barcelona for 3 days and finally fly home. <br /><br /> Should i get get Euro Rail pass for 3 days, 4 days or buy each trip individually. <br /><br /> Also I read a review that even if i purchase a rail pass there will be booking fees? <br /><br /> Too many choices. <br /><br /> Please Help!!!! <br /><br /> Adriana by ampaulo to I will be traveling to Spain in November and fly into Madrid.Planning on staying two full days in MadridThen train to Seville for two full days,On to Granada for two full day,back to Madrid and switch trains to BarcelonaStay in Barcelona for 3 days and finally fly home.Should i get get Euro Rail pass for 3 days, 4 days or buy each trip individually. Also I read a review that even if i purchase a rail pass there will be booking fees?Too many choices.Please Help!!!!Adriana.
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  • October 04, 2018 18:44
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Madrid-Seville, Seville-Granada, Granada-Madrid, Madrid-Barcelona by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a>, you can shop various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-566" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-566">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-566</a>.<br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow">Seville</a>, you can shop city passes and tours by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-556" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-556">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-556</a>.<br /><br />City passes and tours for time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/granada" rel="nofollow">Granada</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-554" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-554</a>.<br /><br />For your time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a>, you can shop city passes and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-562" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-562">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-562</a>..
  • October 04, 2018 18:26
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Madrid-Seville, Seville-Granada, Granada-Madrid, Madrid-Barcelona by Jeff to Hi Adriana,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would just be to purchase regular point-to-point tickets. You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'Book&nbsp; Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>. Generally, trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain">Spain</a> can be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Madrid to Seville</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow">Seville</a>, you would take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548">AVE</a> high-speed train. These are direct trains, so you can just do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-seville" rel="nofollow">Madrid to Seville</a> when you go to purchase the tickets.<br /><br /><b><u>Seville to Granada</u></b><br /><br />For years there has been ongoing construction on the rail line outside of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/granada" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/granada">Granada</a>. As the construction goes on, there are no direct trains to or from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/granada" rel="nofollow">Granada</a>. Trains only go as far Antequera, from where passengers are switched to a bus that will take them into <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/granada" rel="nofollow">Granada</a>.<br /><br />For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow">Seville</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/granada" rel="nofollow">Granada</a>, you can still purchase one through ticket that would cover you on the train and the bus. Therefore, when you go to purchase tickets for this leg of your trip, you can just do one search from Seville to Granada.<br /><br /><b><u>Granada to Madrid</u></b><br /><br />You would board the bus to Antequera at the station in Granada. In Antequera, you would board a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow">AVE</a> train that would take you up to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a>.<br /><br />When purchasing tickets for this part of your trip, you would actually have to break up your search in Antequera. Therefore, you would do one search from Granada to Antequera and then another search for trains from Antequera to Madrid<br /><br /><b><u>Madrid to Barcelona</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow">AVE</a> train. These are direct trains, so you can just do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-barcelona" rel="nofollow">Madrid to Barcelona</a> when you go to purchase the tickets..
  • October 01, 2018 18:51
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Can't book reservation for round-trip between Paris & Rennes if I make my return to Paris the next day by Jeff to Hi Karen,<br /><br />I do not show there to be any issues preventing the return from displaying on the requested date. I would recommend trying it by doing a separate search for each segment, rather than one 'round-trip' search. Therefore, do one search just for your outbound from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-rennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-rennes">Paris to Rennes</a> on August 5th, add the departure you want to your shopping cart, click 'Continue Shopping', and then go back to add a return from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/rennes-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/rennes-paris">Rennes back to Paris</a> for August 6th. If you still don't see the return options, please call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br />Trains between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rennes</a> are <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a> high-speed trains..
  • October 01, 2018 18:44
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Can I take my bike on the day time Intercity Express trains from Amsterdam to Basel and then from Basel to Milan? I do have a bike bag! by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a>, you can shop various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525</a> <br /><br />City passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-512" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-512">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-512</a>.
  • October 01, 2018 18:43
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Can I take my bike on the day time Intercity Express trains from Amsterdam to Basel and then from Basel to Milan? I do have a bike bag! by Jeff to Hi David,<br /><br />Only because you have the bag, you can make this trip just like anyone would be able to. A bicycle can be taken on board any train if contained within a purpose-designed bicycle bag (measuring no more than 120cm x 90cm). A bike can fit in such a bag with the wheels and pedals detached and the handlebars parallel to the frame. There is no charge to travel with your bike in one of these bags.<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Basel</u></b><br /><br />The most feasible connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> take just over 8 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/cologne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/cologne">Cologne</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt">Frankfurt</a> along the way.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>. For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel">Basel</a>, you would just piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment (i.e. one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/amsterdam-cologne" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam to Cologne</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/cologne-basel" rel="nofollow">Cologne to Basel</a>).<br /><br />When the results of your search display, please be advised that the 'Later Trains' button does not function. Therefore, to view departures at a different time of the day, you would instead have to adjust your preferred departure time from the initial search screen. Continue to do this until you come upon the direct trains for the segments you're viewing.<br /><br />The trains on these routes from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> (whether you go via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/cologne" rel="nofollow">Cologne</a> or whether you go via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt</a>) are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> high-speed trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Basel to Milan</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a>, there are direct EC (EuroCity) trains taking about 4 or 4.5 hours.<br /><br />Otherwise, depending on the time of day you want to depart, your most feasible connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a> may take about 4.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Arth Goldau along the way. For the options via Arth Goldau, you would purchase tickets by doing a separate search for each segment (i.e. one search from Basel to Arth Goldau and another search for connecting trains from Arth Goldau to MIlan)..
  • September 28, 2018 20:55
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Are there sleeper cars on the train from Budapest to Bucharest? by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/budapest" rel="nofollow">Budapest</a>, you can shop various city passes and tours by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-499" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-499">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-499</a><br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bucharest" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/bucharest">Bucharest</a>, you can shop city passes and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-22134" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-22134">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-22134</a>.
  • September 28, 2018 20:54
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Are there sleeper cars on the train from Budapest to Bucharest? by Jeff to Hi Sandra,<br /><br />Yes, the night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/budapest" rel="nofollow">Budapest</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bucharest" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/bucharest">Bucharest</a> carries Single compartments, Double compartments, Triple compartments, and 6-bed couchettes. There are also 2nd class seats.<br /><br />Due to an error, it may currently be the case that <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our website</a> is only able to offer a maximum of two of these accommodation types for the night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/budapest-bucharest" rel="nofollow">Budapest to Bucharest</a>. If you're interested in one of the accommodation types that isn't shown, you would have to call us to book. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays..
  • September 28, 2018 20:50
    Jeff
    Changed title of First time reserving - extra fees and it says they physically mail me a ticket? by Chris to First time reserving in France - extra fees and it says they physically mail me a ticket?.
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  • September 28, 2018 20:50
    Jeff
    Changed description of Hi, <br /> I am in the process of booking several tickets around France in June. I was about to book one from Lyon to Lons-le-Saunier, with a fare of $22. No problem. <br /><br /> There seems to be a $7.94 surcharge for "preparing and sending [me] the travel documents..." <br /><br /> This seems absolutely bizarre and incomprehensible. Don't I just print out my confirmation via email? That is how we do everything else these days. I can't possibly imagine anyone actually physically sends me a ticket? <br /><br /> Or is the $7.95 a convenience surcharge for the booking? Is this applied to every ticket I reserve? <br /><br /> Trying to understand this before I take any further action. Thank you for any guidance. by Chris to Hi,I am in the process of booking several tickets around France in June. I was about to book one from Lyon to Lons-le-Saunier, with a fare of $22. No problem.There seems to be a $7.94 surcharge for "preparing and sending [me] the travel documents..."This seems absolutely bizarre and incomprehensible. Don't I just print out my confirmation via email? That is how we do everything else these days. I can't possibly imagine anyone actually physically sends me a ticket? Or is the $7.95 a convenience surcharge for the booking? Is this applied to every ticket I reserve?Trying to understand this before I take any further action. Thank you for any guidance..
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  • September 28, 2018 20:50
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of First time reserving in France - extra fees and it says they physically mail me a ticket? by Jeff to On the route from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lyon" rel="nofollow">Lyon</a> to Lons-Le-Saunier, there are also regional '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ter-7551">TER</a>' trains for which we are not able to issue tickets. These run more frequently throughout the day on this route than the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a>. Tickets for these <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TER</a> trains can only be purchased locally in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10">France</a>..
  • September 28, 2018 20:50
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of First time reserving in France - extra fees and it says they physically mail me a ticket? by Jeff to On the route from Lyon to Lons-Le-Saunier, there are also regional '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551">TER</a>' trains for which we are not able to issue tickets. These run more frequently throughout the day on this route than the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a>. Tickets for these <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow">TER</a> trains can only be purchased locally in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10">France</a>..
  • September 28, 2018 20:49
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of First time reserving in France - extra fees and it says they physically mail me a ticket? by Jeff to Hi Chris,<br /><br />In the context of rail travel, it isn't all that incomprehensible. There are still some train companies/rail networks that have not yet enabled e-ticketing. Rail Europe is a ticket seller that does not own or operate any trains.<br /><br />The method of ticketing depends on the train/route. Currently, only tickets for trains in certain parts of Europe are able to be issued as e-tickets (in the form of print-at-home and/or print-at-station tickets). This includes domestic trains operating within 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">United Kingdom</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow">Spain</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow">Germany</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow">France</a>, as well as some internationally operating trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow">France</a> and neighboring countries or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow">Germany</a> and neighboring countries. For all other trains, tickets are only able to be issued as physical documents that would have to be shipped to you prior to your departure.<br /><br />Tickets for a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lyon" rel="nofollow">Lyon</a> to Lons-Le-Saunier can actually be issued as either 'print-at-home' e-tickets, 'print-at-station' e-tickets, or paper documents that would be need to be shipped. You would make your choice at the first step of the checkout process. Whenever tickets for a particular train are able to be issued as print-at-home or print-at-station tickets, the option displays at the first step of the checkout process.<br /><br />When tickets are able to be issued electronically, there is still a processing fee of $7.95 USD. This fee applies per order, not per ticket. Therefore, to avoid any additional and unnecessary processing fees, it'd be in your interest to submit all ticket requests in the same order, whenever possible. Additionally, there is usually a promotion waiving the processing fee on any single order submitted through our website that exceeds $449 USD.<br /><br />As the years pass, we hope more of the rail networks enable e-ticketing. There are already many more trains offering e-ticketing than there was before. As recently as 10-15 years ago, all tickets were only issued as paper documents..
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