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  • September 28, 2018 15:30
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Frankfurt Airport to Mainz, Mainz to Amsterdam, and Amsterdam to Frankfurt. Summer vacation & travel guide by Jeff to Hi Sonya,<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Frankfurt Airport to Mainz</u></b><br /><br />Conveniently, there is a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/frankfurt-airport-5751" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">main rail station at the Frankfurt Airport</a>. There are direct trains from there to Mainz. The ride only takes about 20-25 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Mainz to Amsterdam (fastest)</u></b><br /><br />The shortest connections from Mainz to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> actually involve going back through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/frankfurt-airport-5751" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frankfurt Airport station</a>. The trip takes about 4.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once at the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/frankfurt-airport-5751" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frankfurt Airport station</a>. When purchasing tickets for this option on our site, you can just do one search for the full connection from Mainz to Amsterdam.<br /><br /><b><u>Mainz to Amsterdam (scenic)</u></b><br /><br />If you don't mind adding about 40 minutes to your trip time for this journey, you can take a route that follows the very scenic West Rhine Railway (Rhine Valley Line) for a stretch. This option would take just over 5 hours in duration and still only involves changing trains once along the way; this time in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/cologne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/cologne">Cologne</a>.<br /><br />Direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/german-trains-intercity-ic-7581" rel="nofollow">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/german-trains-intercity-ic-7581" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/german-trains-intercity-ic-7581">InterCity</a>) trains from Mainz to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/cologne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/cologne">Cologne</a> follow along the West Rhine Railway. For the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/cologne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/cologne">Cologne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam</a>, you would take an <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) high-speed train.<br /><br />When purchasing tickets for this option on our site, you would have to break up your search in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/cologne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/cologne">Cologne</a>. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Mainz to Cologne and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/cologne-amsterdam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/cologne-amsterdam">Cologne to Amsterdam</a>.<br /><br />So that you'll be on a train that runs along the West Rhine Railway, just be sure to choose an actual direct train when you pull up the results of your search for the segment from Mainz to Cologne.<br /><br />It should look like something like this next to the departure and arrival times:<br /><br />&nbsp;<a href="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1702960/WestRhineFromMainzToCologne.PNG?1518462195" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1702960/WestRhineFromMainzToColognePNG1518462195"><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1702960/WestRhineFromMainzToCologne_inline.PNG?1518462195" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1702960/WestRhineFromMainzToCologne_inlinePNG1518462195" /></a><br /><br />If, for the segment from Mainz to Cologne, one of the departures indicates a connection (i.e. '1 Connection')&nbsp;and that you'll be taking an <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a>, then that option does not run along the West Rhine Railway.<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Frankfurt</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> to the city of <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/frankfurt">Frankfurt</a>, there are direct <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> high-speed trains. The ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt">Frankfurt</a> takes just under 4 hours in duration..
  • September 28, 2018 14:38
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Paris CDG Airport to train station for our trip to Frankfurt? by Jeff to Hi Karen,<br /><br />If you do not want to commute into the city of <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> first, you can actually board high-speed trains right at the airport that will take you to either <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/strasbourg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/strasbourg">Strasbourg</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/brussels">Brussels</a>. From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/strasbourg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Strasbourg</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels</a>, there are direct high-speed trains to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/frankfurt">Frankfurt</a>. Therefore, you would just need to switch trains at either of those stations, which you'd likely find easier than doing the commute from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport-5748" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport-5748">CDG</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/paris">Paris</a> to catch your train.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />When searching trains departing right out of the rail station at <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport-5748" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport-5748">Paris CDG</a>, you would just have to type 'Paris Airport' in the field for the departure city. Therefore, your search would be from 'Paris Airport' to 'Frankfurt'.<br /><br />The options you're offered will have transfer times at the station that are sufficient. However, if you wish, you can arrange for a transfer time of your own choosing at the stations just by doing a separate search for each segment of the connection (i.e. one search from 'Paris Airport' to 'Strasbourg' and the another search for later trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/estrasburgo-frankfurt" rel="nofollow">'Strasbourg' to 'Frankfurt'</a>). This would enable you to take your time at the station, grab a bite to eat, etc.<br /><br />At the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/strasbourg-gare-centrale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/place/strasbourg-gare-centrale">station in Strasbourg</a>, you would want to allow yourself 10 minutes at minimum to change trains. At the station in Brussels (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/brussels-midi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/brussels-midi">Brussels Midi station</a>), you would want to allow yourself something more like 20-30 minutes at the minimum to change trains.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport-5748" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris CDG</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/strasbourg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/strasbourg">Strasbourg</a> are <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> trains. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/strasbourg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/strasbourg">Strasbourg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frankfurt</a> are <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/france-germany-7538">TGV Est</a> (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/france-germany-7538">France-Germany High Speed</a>) trains. Generally, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a> trains can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/france-germany-7538">TGV Est</a> (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/france-germany-7538">France-Germany High Speed</a>) can generally be booked up to 180 days in advance of a departure.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport-5748" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport-5748">Paris CDG</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels</a> are Brussels-France TGV trains. Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/discover-europe/article/brussels-frankfurt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/discover-europe/article/brussels-frankfurt">Brussels to Frankfurt</a> are <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) trains. Generally, Brussels-France TGV trains can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> trains can generally be booked up to 180 days in advance of a departure..
  • September 27, 2018 21:49
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Frankfurt Airport to Mainz, Mainz to Amsterdam, and Amsterdam to Frankfurt. Summer vacation & travel guide by Jeff to A rail pass covers ticket costs on trains in Europe. Therefore, if you were to purchase a rail pass, then there would be no need for you to purchase regular tickets. I advised about purchasing regular tickets, because I presumed that would be the most economical option for your particular itinerary, but you are welcome to compare both options. Rail Europe is unique in that we are able to sell regular tickets and rail passes.<br /><br />Any rail pass that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany">Germany</a> and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/benelux" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/benelux">Benelux</a> would cover the routes you mentioned (the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/netherlands" rel="nofollow">Netherlands</a> is included as a part of the 'Benelux', which also happens to include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/belgium" rel="nofollow">Belgium</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/luxembourg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/luxembourg">Luxembourg</a> and counts them all as one country just for the purpose of rail passes).<br /><br />For your itinerary, you would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include Germany and the Benelux. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/en/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/en/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries">http://www.raileurope.com/en/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries</a>.<br /><br />Keep in mind that even with a rail pass, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> trains highly recommend reservations. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. Therefore, you would also want to account for reservation costs when considering the option of the rail pass (assuming you do decide to purchase reservations).<br /><br />Passholder reservation fees in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany">Germany</a> can range between $6 and $14 per person in addition to a rail pass. Generally, you would be able to check passholder reservation costs on our website; however, there is currently an error preventing passholder reservations in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow">Germany</a> from being viewed and booked there. Until this is fixed, you would have to call us if you'd like to purchase passholder reservations for any of your trains..
  • September 27, 2018 21:44
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Frankfurt Airport to Mainz, Mainz to Amsterdam, and Amsterdam to Frankfurt. Summer vacation & travel guide by Jeff to Hi Sonya,<br /><br />Trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow">Germany</a> (including cross-border trains between a station in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow">Germany</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a>) do offer certain fares, labeled on our website as 'Flex Fares', which would be valid to use for a later train on the same day.<br /><br />When you pull up the results of your schedule searches on our site, you would see the fare type you're being offered by clicking on the fare itself and then 'Fare details'. When you click on 'Fare details', a box will pop up with the name of the fare you're being offered. If the fare is labeled 'Flex Fare', then you know the ticket we issue will be valid for to use to take a later on the same day.<br /><br />If our website does not offer you a 'Flex Fare' for a particular route, then you would have to call us to purchase the ticket, and we can issue that for you. 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 27, 2018 21:42
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Frankfurt Airport to Mainz, Mainz to Amsterdam, and Amsterdam to Frankfurt. Summer vacation & travel guide by Jeff to Hi Sonya,<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Frankfurt Airport to Mainz</u></b><br /><br />Conveniently, there is a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/frankfurt-airport-5751" rel="nofollow">main rail station at the Frankfurt Airport</a>. There are direct trains from there to Mainz. The ride only takes about 20-25 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Mainz to Amsterdam (fastest)</u></b><br /><br />The shortest connections from Mainz to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> actually involve going back through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/frankfurt-airport-5751" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt Airport station</a>. The trip takes about 4.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once at the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/frankfurt-airport-5751" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt Airport station</a>. When purchasing tickets for this option on our site, you can just do one search for the full connection from Mainz to Amsterdam.<br /><br /><b><u>Mainz to Amsterdam (scenic)</u></b><br /><br />If you don't mind adding about 40 minutes to your trip time for this journey, you can take a route that follows the very scenic West Rhine Railway (Rhine Valley Line) for a stretch. This option would take just over 5 hours in duration and still only involves changing trains once along the way; this time in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/cologne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/cologne">Cologne</a>.<br /><br />Direct IC (InterCity) trains from Mainz to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/cologne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/cologne">Cologne</a> follow along the West Rhine Railway. For the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/cologne" rel="nofollow">Cologne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a>, you would take an <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) high-speed train.<br /><br />When purchasing tickets for this option on our site, you would have to break up your search in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/cologne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/cologne">Cologne</a>. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Mainz to Cologne and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/cologne-amsterdam" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/cologne-amsterdam">Cologne to Amsterdam</a>.<br /><br />So that you'll be on a train that runs along the West Rhine Railway, just be sure to choose an actual direct train when you pull up the results of your search for the segment from Mainz to Cologne.<br /><br />It should look like something like this next to the departure and arrival times:<br /><br />&nbsp;<a href="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1702960/WestRhineFromMainzToCologne.PNG?1518462195" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1702960/WestRhineFromMainzToColognePNG1518462195"><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1702960/WestRhineFromMainzToCologne_inline.PNG?1518462195" title="Image https//d2r1vs3d9006apcloudfrontnet/s3_images/1702960/WestRhineFromMainzToCologne_inlinePNG1518462195" /></a><br /><br />If, for the segment from Mainz to Cologne, one of the departures indicates a connection (i.e. '1 Connection')&nbsp;and that you'll be taking an <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a>, then that option does not run along the West Rhine Railway.<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Frankfurt</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> to the city of <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/frankfurt">Frankfurt</a>, there are direct <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> high-speed trains. The ride 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/frankfurt" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt</a> takes just under 4 hours in duration..
  • September 27, 2018 21:34
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Paris CDG Airport to train station for our trip to Frankfurt? by Jeff to Hi Karen,<br /><br />If you do not want to commute into the city of <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> first, you can actually board high-speed trains right at the airport that will take you to either <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/strasbourg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/strasbourg">Strasbourg</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/brussels">Brussels</a>. From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/strasbourg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Strasbourg</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels</a>, there are direct high-speed trains to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt">Frankfurt</a>. Therefore, you would just need to switch trains at either of those stations, which you'd likely find easier than doing the commute from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport-5748" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport-5748">CDG</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/paris">Paris</a> to catch your train.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />When searching trains departing right out of the rail station at <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport-5748" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport-5748">Paris CDG</a>, you would just have to type 'Paris Airport' in the field for the departure city. Therefore, your search would be from 'Paris Airport' to 'Frankfurt'.<br /><br />The options you're offered will have transfer times at the station that are sufficient. However, if you wish, you can arrange for a transfer time of your own choosing at the stations just by doing a separate search for each segment of the connection (i.e. one search from 'Paris Airport' to 'Strasbourg' and the another search for later trains from 'Strasbourg' to 'Frankfurt'). This would enable you to take your time at the station, grab a bite to eat, etc.<br /><br />At the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/strasbourg-gare-centrale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">station in Strasbourg</a>, you would want to allow yourself 10 minutes at minimum to change trains. At the station in Brussels (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/brussels-midi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/brussels-midi">Brussels Midi station</a>), you would want to allow yourself something more like 20-30 minutes at the minimum to change trains.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport-5748" rel="nofollow">Paris CDG</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/strasbourg" rel="nofollow">Strasbourg</a> are <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> trains. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/strasbourg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/strasbourg">Strasbourg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt</a> are <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/france-germany-7538">TGV Est</a> (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/france-germany-7538">France-Germany High Speed</a>) trains. Generally, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a> trains can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/france-germany-7538">TGV Est</a> (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/france-germany-7538">France-Germany High Speed</a>) can generally be booked up to 180 days in advance of a departure.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport-5748" rel="nofollow">Paris CDG</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a> are Brussels-France TGV trains. Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/discover-europe/article/brussels-frankfurt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/discover-europe/article/brussels-frankfurt">Brussels to Frankfurt</a> are <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) trains. Generally, Brussels-France TGV trains can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> trains can generally be booked up to 180 days in advance of a departure..
  • September 27, 2018 20:04
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Going from Amsterdam to Berlin: Do I need Germany on my pass? by Jeff to Hi Conor,<br /><br />If you'll be taking a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/berlin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berlin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam</a> without <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Germany</a> included on your rail pass, then you would still need to purchase a ticket to cover you from the Dutch/German border to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/berlin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berlin</a>. Specifically, the ticket you need would be from the town of Bad Bentheim at the border to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/berlin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berlin</a>. However, this ticket would cost more than the difference between costs of the 3 and 4 country options of the Eurail Select Pass. Therefore, it would be more economical for you to purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879">4 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/germany">Germany</a>, in addition to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/benelux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/benelux">Benelux</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland">Switzerland</a>.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879">4 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879</a>.<br /><br />On the direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/berlin" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/berlin">Berlin</a>, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/amsterdam-berlin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/amsterdam-berlin">Amsterdam to Berlin</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 4 Countries’).<br /><br />Generally, the Amsterdam-Berlin trains can be reserved up to 180 days in advance of a departure.<br /><br />If you do not include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/germany">Germany</a> on your rail pass and you need to purchase the Bad Bentheim-Berlin border ticket, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600 or 1-847-916-1028. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays..
  • September 27, 2018 20:03
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Going from Amsterdam to Berlin: Do I need Germany on my pass? 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 />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/berlin" rel="nofollow">Berlin</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-488" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-488</a>.
  • September 27, 2018 20:03
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Going from Amsterdam to Berlin: Do I need Germany on my pass? by Jeff to Hi Conor,<br /><br />If you'll be taking a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/berlin" rel="nofollow">Berlin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> without <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow">Germany</a> included on your rail pass, then you would still need to purchase a ticket to cover you from the Dutch/German border to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/berlin" rel="nofollow">Berlin</a>. Specifically, the ticket you need would be from the town of Bad Bentheim at the border to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/berlin" rel="nofollow">Berlin</a>. However, this ticket would cost more than the difference between costs of the 3 and 4 country options of the Eurail Select Pass. Therefore, it would be more economical for you to purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879">4 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany">Germany</a>, in addition to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/benelux" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/benelux">Benelux</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow">France</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland">Switzerland</a>.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879">4 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879</a>.<br /><br />On the direct trains from Amsterdam to Berlin, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/amsterdam-berlin" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/amsterdam-berlin">Amsterdam to Berlin</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 4 Countries’).<br /><br />Generally, the Amsterdam-Berlin trains can be reserved up to 180 days in advance of a departure.<br /><br />If you do not include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany">Germany</a> on your rail pass and you need to purchase the Bad Bentheim-Berlin border ticket, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600 or 1-847-916-1028. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays..
  • September 27, 2018 19:35
    Jeff
    Changed title of Which train ticket do you recommend, for our Switzerland trip this July? by Yako-chan to Switzerland trip. Zürich Airport to Grindelwald (Jungfraujoch, Kleine Scheidegg, First, Grösse-Scheidegg, Männlichen, Wilderswil, Schynige Platte) & then Grindelwald back to Zurich Airport.
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  • September 27, 2018 19:35
    Jeff
    Changed description of This July we will travel in Switzerland as bellow: <br /> Day 1. <br /> Travel from Zürich Airport to Grindelwald St. <br /> Day 2. <br /> We will travel by train from Grindelwald St. – Kleine-Scheidegg – Jungfraujoch. And return. <br /> Day 3. <br /> We will travel by train from Grindelwald St. – First – Grösse-Scheidegg. We will return to Grindelwald St. <br /> Day 4. <br /> We will travel by train from Grindelwald St. – Männlichen – Kleine-Scheidegg – (Wengen- Wilderswill) – Schynige Platte. Then return to Grindelwald St. <br /> Day 5. <br /> Travel from Grindelwald St. - Zürich Airport. <br /> Please advise which train tickets are more reasonable regarding price? <br /> Which train tickets combination is best, that cover our trip from Zürich airport, too? <br /> Thank you in advance. by Yako-chan to This July we will travel in Switzerland as bellow:Day 1. Travel from Zürich Airport to Grindelwald St.Day 2.We will travel by train from Grindelwald St. – Kleine-Scheidegg – Jungfraujoch. And return.Day 3.We will travel by train from Grindelwald St. – First – Grösse-Scheidegg. We will return to Grindelwald St.Day 4.We will travel by train from Grindelwald St. – Männlichen – Kleine-Scheidegg – (Wengen- Wilderswill) – Schynige Platte. Then return to Grindelwald St.Day 5.Travel from Grindelwald St. - Zürich Airport.Please advise which train tickets are more reasonable regarding price? Which train tickets combination is best, that cover our trip from Zürich airport, too?Thank you in advance..
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  • September 27, 2018 19:28
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of One week travel - Gatwick Airport, Croydon, Wigan North, London, Paris, London, Winchester by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> for multiple days and plan on using the Métro and RER to get around the city, you may also want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. You would purchase 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>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId</a>=<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite</a>' just covers local transportation in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339</a><br /><br />There is also the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">Paris Museum Pass</a>', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow">Paris Museum Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335</a><br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479" rel="nofollow" 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>.
  • September 27, 2018 19:25
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of One week travel - Gatwick Airport, Croydon, Wigan North, London, Paris, London, Winchester by Jeff to For public transit within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a>, you would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow">Visitor Oyster Card</a>'. Within London, 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>' 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>.<br /><br />To browse other city passes for a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=England&amp;cities=cities-737" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=England&amp;cities=cities-737">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=England&amp;cities=cities-737</a>.
  • September 27, 2018 19:23
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of One week travel - Gatwick Airport, Croydon, Wigan North, London, Paris, London, Winchester by Jeff to Hi Barb,<br /><br />The BritRail Pass/BritRail England Pass would not cover the London Underground. 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 metro systems in European cities.<br /><br />The BritRail Pass/BritRail England Pass is also not valid on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. To take the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a>, you would need to purchase an additional ticket.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/london-paris" rel="nofollow">London and Paris</a> 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>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that the tickets be purchased as soon as possible. Generally, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> can be booked 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure.<br /><br />If you will not be traveling to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/scotland" rel="nofollow">Scotland</a> and/or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/wales" rel="nofollow">Wales</a>, then there is no need to purchase the BritRail Pass, and you could instead purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-england-pass-5893" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-england-pass-5893">BritRail England Pass</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-england-pass-5893" rel="nofollow">BritRail England Pass</a> covers travel solely within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/england" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/england">England</a>, which is all that's necessary for trains from London to Wigan and London to Winchester, as well as the Gatwick Express.<br /><br />The Gatwick Express are the express trains between the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-gatwick-airport-5742" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-gatwick-airport-5742">Gatwick Airport</a> and the city of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/london">London</a> (the Victoria station). The Gatwick Express departs frequently throughout the day and the ride takes about 30-35 minutes.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-england-pass-5893" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-england-pass-5893">BritRail England Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-england-pass-5893" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-england-pass-5893">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-england-pass-5893</a>.<br /><br />On trains from London to Wigan and London to Winchester, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-england-pass-5893" rel="nofollow">BritRail England Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules from London to Wigan and London to Winchester..
  • September 27, 2018 18:26
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of How to get from Budapest to Hallstatt? by Jeff to Hi Kim,<br /><br />Yes, that's exactly how you would make this connection. The connections take about 7 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/linz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Linz</a> en route. From Hallstatt to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/linz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Linz</a>, you would take a regional train. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/linz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Linz</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/budapest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Budapest</a>, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> train.<br /><br />The train station for Hallstatt is across the lake from the actual town. To get to the station, there are ferries that take arriving passengers across the lake. These ferries are synchronized to meet with the train arrivals and departures. The ferry to the station only takes about 10 or 15 minutes, and there would just be a small fee that you would pay locally.<br /><br />Currently, it is not possible to purchase tickets from Hallstatt to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/linz" rel="nofollow">Linz</a> that reflect Hallstatt as the departure point. However, on our website you can purchase tickets from Bad Aussee to Linz, which are valid to cover the trains from Hallstatt to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/linz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Linz</a>. These tickets are issued as 'open tickets', which would be valid for you to take any train to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/linz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Linz</a> within a 4-day time period after the date you search, enabling you to board in Hallstatt.<br /><br />When purchasing tickets for this route under 'Book Train Tickets' 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. Therefore, you would do one search from Bad Aussee to Linz and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/linz-budapest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/linz-budapest">Linz to Budapest</a>.<br /><br />Tickets from Bad Aussee to Linz can only be purchased within 60 days of an intended departure date. The segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/linz-budapest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/linz-budapest">Linz to Budapest</a> can be booked within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Since the specific schedules from Hallstatt to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/linz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Linz</a> do not display on our website, you can call us to check. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600 or 1-847-916-1028. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays..
  • September 27, 2018 18:24
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of How to get from Budapest to Hallstatt? by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/budapest" rel="nofollow">Budapest</a>, you can view various city passes and tours offered 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>.
  • September 27, 2018 18:24
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of How to get from Budapest to Hallstatt? by Jeff to Hi Kim,<br /><br />Yes, that's exactly how you would make this connection. The connections take about 7 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/linz" rel="nofollow">Linz</a> en route. From Hallstatt to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/linz" rel="nofollow">Linz</a>, you would take a regional train. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/linz" rel="nofollow">Linz</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/budapest" rel="nofollow">Budapest</a>, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> train.<br /><br />The train station for Hallstatt is across the lake from the actual town. To get to the station, there are ferries that take arriving passengers across the lake. These ferries are synchronized to meet with the train arrivals and departures. The ferry to the station only takes about 10 or 15 minutes, and there would just be a small fee that you would pay locally.<br /><br />Currently, it is not possible to purchase tickets from Hallstatt to Linz that reflect Hallstatt as the departure point. However, on our website you can purchase tickets from Bad Aussee to Linz, which are valid to cover the trains from Hallstatt to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/linz" rel="nofollow">Linz</a>. These tickets are issued as 'open tickets', which would be valid for you to take any train to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/linz" rel="nofollow">Linz</a> within a 4-day time period after the date you search, enabling you to board in Hallstatt.<br /><br />When purchasing tickets for this route under 'Book Train Tickets' on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our site</a>, you would just break up your search. Therefore, you would do one search from Bad Aussee to Linz and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/linz-budapest" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/linz-budapest">Linz to Budapest</a>.<br /><br />Tickets from Bad Aussee to Linz can only be purchased within 60 days of an intended departure date. The segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/linz-budapest" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/linz-budapest">Linz to Budapest</a> can be booked within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Since the specific schedules from Hallstatt to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/linz" rel="nofollow">Linz</a> do not display on our website, you can call us to check. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600 or 1-847-916-1028. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays..
  • September 27, 2018 17:47
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Seat reservation challenges due to French strike by Jeff to Hi Jim,<br /><br />It should also say 'June' there, because the strike will go through June as well.<br /><br />The rail network of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow">France</a> lists the following dates in June as being when the strike is most likely to affect travel: June 12th, 13th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 27th, and 28th.<br /><br />If you book a ticket and your train ends up being canceled due to the strikes, you have two options:<br /><br />1 ) You can wait and go the ticket window in the station to see if they can arrange another way for you to get to your destination.<br /><br />2 ) Otherwise, you can request a refund by sending an email to <a href="mailto:customercare@raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">customercare@raileurope.com</a>. For refund requests submitted after your travel date, you would need to get your ticket stamped as "Not Used" by a railway official at the station.<br /><br />The connection 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/valencia" rel="nofollow">Valencia</a> takes 10.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona">Barcelona</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" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. 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/valencia" rel="nofollow">Valencia</a>, you would piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-barcelona" rel="nofollow">Paris to Barcelona</a> and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/barcelona-valencia" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/barcelona-valencia">Barcelona to Valencia</a>.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-barcelona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-barcelona">Paris to Barcelona</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-spain-high-speed-train" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-spain-high-speed-train">France-Spain High Speed</a> trains.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/barcelona-valencia" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/barcelona-valencia">Barcelona to Valencia</a> are Euromed trains..
  • September 27, 2018 17:06
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of What is difference between Tourista Plus and Preferrente on trains from Barcelona to Madrid? by Jeff to Hi Bobette,<br /><br />When 'Preferente' is offered on trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow">Spain</a>, the only difference between it and 'Turista Plus' on board the train is that food and drink would be included with 'Preferente'; the actual seat accommodations would be identical. ‘Preferente’ tickets would also grant you access to the Club Lounges found in the some of the major rail stations in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spain</a>. Access to these lounges would not be available to passengers in possession of ‘Turista Plus’ tickets.<br /><br />On our website, ‘Preferente’ would only be offered on our website if it’s the lowest available 1st class rate. For ‘Preferente’ to be a lower cost than ‘Turista Plus’, it would generally have to be the promo rate, which is rare. Therefore, when you search trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spain</a>, you’ll mostly only see ‘Turista Plus’ being offered as the 1st class rate. If you want the ‘Preferente’ option but you don’t see it offered, 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.<br /><br />Keep in mind that trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain">Spain</a> do not serve food and drink on Saturdays. Therefore, even if you have ‘Preferente’ tickets, the only benefit on a Saturday would be access to the lounges..
  • September 27, 2018 17:06
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of What is difference between Tourista Plus and Preferrente on trains from Barcelona to Madrid? by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona">Barcelona</a>, you can shop various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-562" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-562">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-562</a>.<br /><br />For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</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-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>..
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