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  • March 05, 2019 20:03
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of How to get from the Paris CDG Airport to the Paris city-center & Transferring to each of Paris's main rail stations by Jeff to <b><u>Paris CDG Airport to Paris Gare de Lyon (station)</u></b><br /><br />To commute from Paris CDG to the Paris Gare de Lyon station, you would take RER Line B to the Châtelet–Les Halles stop in Paris. At the Châtelet–Les Halles stop, you would switch Line A of the RER, which you would take over to the Gare de Lyon station. The commute via the RER from the airport to the Gare de Lyon station would take at least about 1 hour in duration. If you’re connecting to a train that leaves from Gare de Lyon, just be sure you allow yourself enough time..
  • March 05, 2019 20:03
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of How to get from the Paris CDG Airport to the Paris city-center & Transferring to each of Paris's main rail stations by Jeff to <b><u>Paris CDG Airport to Paris Nord station</u></b><br /><br />You can take RER Line B straight from Paris CDG to the Paris Nord station. The ride only takes about 35 minutes. If you’re connecting to a train that leaves from the Nord station, just be sure you allow yourself enough time..
  • March 05, 2019 20:02
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of How to get from the Paris CDG Airport to the Paris city-center & Transferring to each of Paris's main rail stations by Jeff to Paris CDG Airport to Paris Gare de Lyon (station)<br /><br />To commute from Paris CDG to the Paris Gare de Lyon station, you would take RER Line B to the Châtelet–Les Halles stop in Paris. At the Châtelet–Les Halles stop, you would switch Line A of the RER, which you would take over to the Gare de Lyon station. The commute via the RER from the airport to the Gare de Lyon station would take at least about 1 hour in duration. If you’re connecting to a train that leaves from Gare de Lyon, just be sure you allow yourself enough time..
  • March 05, 2019 20:02
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of How to get from the Paris CDG Airport to the Paris city-center & Transferring to each of Paris's main rail stations by Jeff to To commute from Paris CDG to the city of Paris, you would take Line B of Paris's commuter rail network called the RER. The RER departs out of terminal 2 every 7-15 minutes throughout the day and the ride to the city takes about 35-45 minutes, making stops at stations that include Nord, Châtelet Les Halles, St. Michel, Luxembourg, Port Royal, and Denfert Rochereau.<br /><br />To be covered on this line of the RER, as well as the RER and Métro in the city of Paris, you could purchase the 'Zones 1-5' option of a pass called the Paris Visite. For the 'Paris Visite', you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-...</a><br /><br />Otherwise, you would just pay to ride the RER locally at the turnstiles before boarding..
  • March 05, 2019 19:56
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  • March 05, 2019 16:45
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Is it possible to validate an Austria pass at Vienna airport train station? by Jeff to Hi Jessica,<br /><br />Yes, you can validate your rail pass at the Vienna Airport. You would do so at the ticket counter by the train platforms.<br /><br />The direct train from Vienna Airport to Munich is a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> train. On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a>, reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase the reservations to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich">Munich</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’). To purchase passholder reservations for the direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> from Vienna Airport to Munich, you would actually just have to type 'Vienna' in the field for the departure city. When you pull up the results of your search, the departure station will be listed as Vienna Hbf (the main station in the city center), and the reservation document we issue you will also reflect Vienna Hbf as the departure station; however, rest assured you can still just board at the airport.<br /><br />To ensure you choose the specific train you want, you can just cross-reference the train number and the arrival time into Munich. For your reference, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> to Munich departs out of the Vienna Airport just 27 minutes before it is shown on our website to be departing from Vienna Hbf..
  • March 05, 2019 16:44
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Is it possible to validate an Austria pass at Vienna airport train station? by Jeff to Hi Jessica,<br /><br />Yes, you can validate your rail pass at the Vienna Airport. You would do so at the ticket counter by the train platforms.<br /><br />The direct train from Vienna Airport to Munich is a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> train.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase the reservations to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</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 Global Pass’). To purchase passholder reservations for the direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> from Vienna Airport to Munich, you would actually just have to type 'Vienna' in the field for the departure city. When you pull up the results of your search, the departure station will be listed as Vienna Hbf (the main station in the city center), and the reservation document we issue you will also reflect Vienna Hbf as the departure station; however, rest assured you can still just board at the airport.<br /><br />To ensure you choose the specific train you want, you can just cross-reference the train number and the arrival time into Munich. For your reference, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> to Munich departs out of the Vienna Airport just 27 minutes before it is shown on our website to be departing from Vienna Hbf..
  • March 05, 2019 14:56
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  • March 04, 2019 19:10
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Renfe Spain Pass for Madrid-Barcelona, Barcelona-Costa Brava, Barcelona-Seville, and Seville-Madrid ? 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, activities 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/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a>, you can shop city passes, activities 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><br /><br />For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville">Seville</a>, you can shop city passes, activities and tours 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>.
  • March 04, 2019 19:09
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Hi all, I am planning to bring by dog from CDG Paris ai by Jeff to Hi Claire,<br /><br />Generally, dogs are allowed on trains. When traveling with a dog, you would just have to expect the following:<br /><br />1.) The requirement that your dog be leashed, and in some cases, even muzzled.<br /><br />2.) The possibility that the conductor would move you to another part of the train if any neighboring passengers object to the presence of your dog.<br /><br />3.) The need of a separate ticket for your dog. You would purchase the ticket for your dog at the station before you board. Generally, a dog ticket would be 25-50% off the local price of a 2nd class ticket (even if you’ll be traveling in 1st class).<br /><br />4.) The requirement of appropriate documentation, such as a dog registration certificate and health card.<br /><br />There aren’t really any countries that restrict dogs from being taken on their trains, although the rail network of Spain does state certain restrictions. In <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow">Spain</a>, a dog's weight must not exceed 10 kg and would have to be able to fit within an enclosed carrier with a maximum size of 60x35x35 cm. Aside from that, there is only one train type I can think of that does not allow dogs on board, and that is the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> (the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> is the train that connects London with either Paris or Brussels)..
  • March 04, 2019 19:06
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Paris to St Jean Pied de Port by Jeff to Hi Estie,<br /><br />To commute from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport-5748" rel="nofollow">Paris CDG Airport</a> to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-montparnasse" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-montparnasse">Paris Montparnasse station</a>, you would take Line B of Paris's RER commuter rail network to the Châtelet–Les Halles stop. At Châtelet–Les Halles, you would switch to M4 of the Métro to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-montparnasse" rel="nofollow">Montparnasse station</a>. To ride the RER and Métro, you would just pay locally before you board. The connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport-5748" rel="nofollow">CDG</a> to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-montparnasse" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-montparnasse">Montparnasse station</a> takes at least 55-60 minutes, and the RER trains depart every 7 to 15 minutes.<br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/st-jean-pied-de-port" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/st-jean-pied-de-port">St Jean Pied de Port</a> take 6-7 hours and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bayonne" rel="nofollow">Bayonne</a> along the way.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bayonne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/bayonne">Bayonne</a>, you would be on a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> high-speed train.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bayonne" rel="nofollow">Bayonne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/st-jean-pied-de-port" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/st-jean-pied-de-port">St Jean Pied de Port</a>, you would be on a regional <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow">TER</a> 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" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. For a trip from Paris to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/st-jean-pied-de-port" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/st-jean-pied-de-port">St Jean Pied de Port</a>, you would just break up your search in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bayonne" rel="nofollow">Bayonne</a>. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-bayonne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-bayonne">Paris to Bayonne</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bayonne-st-jean-pied-de-port" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bayonne-st-jean-pied-de-port">Bayonne to St Jean Pied de Port</a>.<br /><br />For the most comfortable travel experience, we do recommend booking 1st class on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-bayonne" rel="nofollow">Paris to Bayonne</a>..
  • March 04, 2019 18:56
    Jeff
    Changed title of Mrs by Estie Matthee to Paris to St Jean Pied de Port.
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  • March 04, 2019 18:56
    Jeff
    Changed description of Good day we are 3 friends need to travel from paris charles de G airport to Montparnasse in Paris were we will stay for one night to leave on 30 May from Paris montparnasse to St Jean Pied de Port were we will start walking the Camino French way what will be our best and cheapest( € /Zar so weak!!!) options to travel by train by Estie Matthee to Good day we are 3 friends need to travel from paris charles de G airport to Montparnasse in Paris were we will stay for one night to leave on 30 May from Paris montparnasse to St Jean Pied de Port were we will start walking the Camino French way what will be our best and cheapest( € /Zar so weak!!!) options to travel by train.
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  • March 04, 2019 18:05
    Jeff
    Changed title of Renfe Spain Pass by Kanika Dang to Renfe Spain Pass for Madrid-Barcelona, Barcelona-Costa Brava, Barcelona-Seville, and Seville-Madrid ?.
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  • March 04, 2019 18:05
    Jeff
    Changed description of Hi, we are travelling to pain in June 2019 and want to cover the following places. Please advise if we should buy a Renfe pass or book independent tickets (without pass). <br /><br /> Madrid to Barcelona <br /> Barcelona to Costa Brava return <br /> Barcelona to Sevilla <br /> Sevilla to Madrid by Kanika Dang to Hi, we are travelling to pain in June 2019 and want to cover the following places. Please advise if we should buy a Renfe pass or book independent tickets (without pass).Madrid to Barcelona Barcelona to Costa Brava returnBarcelona to SevillaSevilla to Madrid.
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  • March 04, 2019 18:00
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Renfe Spain Pass for Madrid-Barcelona, Barcelona-Costa Brava, Barcelona-Seville, and Seville-Madrid ? by Jeff to Hi Kanika,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/renfe-spain-pass-8013" rel="nofollow">Renfe Spain Pass</a>. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/renfe-spain-pass-8013" rel="nofollow">Renfe Spain Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/renfe-spain-pass-8013" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/renfe-spain-pass-8013">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/renfe-spain-pass-8013</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/renfe-spain-pass-8013" rel="nofollow">Renfe Spain Pass</a> is distinguishable from other rail passes in that reservations are included in the cost of the pass itself.<br /><br />Another way that it is distinguishable from other rail passes is that it is issued for 'segments', as opposed to 'travel days'. A 'segment' refers to each individual train you take (i.e. '6 Segments in 1 Month'=6 different trains in 1 month).<br /><br />Even though there is no actual charge for reservations with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/renfe-spain-pass-8013" rel="nofollow">Renfe Spain Pass</a>, it would still be necessary that you make reservations on each of your trains. With that said, the process for making reservations is different with this pass. If you purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/renfe-spain-pass-8013" rel="nofollow">Renfe Spain Pass</a>, you would request your reservations just by replying to an email that we send to you when the order for your pass is processed.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can still just check the schedules for a particular trip by searching the route on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. For the purpose of just checking schedules, you would leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/renfe-spain-pass-8013" rel="nofollow">Renfe Spain Pass</a> is also unique from most other rail passes in that it is issued electronically. When you purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/renfe-spain-pass-8013" rel="nofollow">Renfe Spain Pass</a>, you would receive an email from us with a link to print the pass.<br /><br />For the most comfortable travel experience, we recommend booking your pass for 1st class.<br /><br /><b><u>Madrid to Barcelona</u></b><br /><br />From Madrid to Barcelona, you would take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow">AVE</a> high-speed train.<br /><br /><b><u>Barcelona-Costa Brava</u></b><br /><br />For rail to the Costa Brava, your connection would depend on your specific destination.<br /><br />You could take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow">AVE</a> high-speed train or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow">Avant</a> train up to Girona or Figueras; however, these are not on the coast.<br /><br />There are also regional trains that go through Girona to towns on the coast like Llanca and Colera just south of the French border.<br /><br /><b><u>Barcelona to Seville</u></b><br /><br />To get from Barcelona to Seville, you would take a direct <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.<br /><br /><b><u>Seville to Madrid</u></b><br /><br />From Seville to Madrid, you would take a high-speed <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> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow">Alvia</a> train..
  • March 01, 2019 21:44
    Jeff
    Changed title of Global Pass or Best Option for Munich, Schiltach, Lucerne, Grindelwald, Montreux, Zermatt, Varenna, and Venice by Cameron Black to Eurail Global Pass or best option for Munich, Schiltach, Lucerne, Grindelwald, Montreux, Zermatt, Varenna, and Venice.
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  • March 01, 2019 21:44
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Global Pass or best option for Munich, Schiltach, Lucerne, Grindelwald, Montreux, Zermatt, Varenna, and Venice by Jeff to Hi Cameron,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, which will cover your travels in Germany, Switzerland and Italy. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For the most comfortable travel experience, we recommend booking your pass for 1st class.<br /><br />Your itinerary is a long one, so just take each trip one-by-one as you read through the response.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Schiltach</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to Schiltach takes at least about 4.5 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/stuttgart" rel="nofollow">Stuttgart</a> and then once in Freudenstadt.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/stuttgart" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/stuttgart">Stuttgart</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) or EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are 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/munich-stuttgart" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/munich-stuttgart">Munich to Stuttgart</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />Trains from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt and Freudenstadt to Schiltach do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Schedules from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt and Freudenstadt to Schiltach are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, direct trains from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt depart once every 2 hours throughout the day and the ride takes just under 1.5 hours, while trains from Freudenstadt to Schiltach depart once every hour throughout the day and the ride only takes about 26 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Schiltach to Lucerne (via Offenburg and Basel)</u></b><br /><br />The fastest and most common route from Schiltach to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> takes just under 4 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Offenburg and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a>.<br /><br />Trains from Schiltach to Offenburg do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. Schedules for this segment are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart hourly throughout the day and the ride only takes about 45 minutes.<br /><br />Trains from Offenburg to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations are just recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Offenburg to Basel by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a>, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, reservations are not necessary at all, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can still use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-lucerne">Basel to Lucerne</a>. Generally, when accessing schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Schiltach to Lucerne (via Offenburg &amp; Konstanz on the Black Forest Railway)</u></b><br /><br />If you don't mind adding a couple hours to your journey time from Schiltach to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>, you can instead route yourself by way of the scenic Black Forest Railway. Via the Black Forest Railway, the connections from Schiltach to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> would take just over 6 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Offenburg and then once in Konstanz. The segment from Offenburg to Konstanz is the part that follows along the Black Forest Railway.<br /><br />None of the trains comprising of this connection would even accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board to make this trip.<br /><br />Schedules for the segment from Schiltach to Offenburg are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart hourly throughout the day and the ride only takes about 45 minutes.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for the connecting trains from Offenburg to Konstanz and Konstanz to Lucerne. Once again, since these are unreserved segments, you would have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked for the schedules to pull up. You would also have to be sure to search each segment separately. Therefore, you would do one search from Offenburg to Konstanz and then another search for connecting trains from Konstanz to Lucerne.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Grindelwald take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> represent one segment of a famed scenic line called the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a>. These trains also have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Grindelwald run along the Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, reservations are possible but not necessary. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. However, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is not valid on trains <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Grindelwald.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Interlaken to Grindelwald by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our website</a> (and leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked). For your reference, you can use this same feature just to view schedules for the first segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald to Montreux</u></b><br /><br />For your trip from Grindelwald to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/montreux">Montreux</a>, you can complete the rest of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic route. Such connections from Grindelwald to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a> take just under 4 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> again and then once in Zweisimmen. The segments from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Zweisimmen and Zweisimmen to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Montreux</a> make up the rest of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route.<br /><br />The segment from Grindelwald to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> on the Bernese Oberland Railway will once again not be covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, so you would have to purchase regular tickets just for this part of the connection. You would purchase tickets from Grindelwald to Interlaken by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our website</a>, leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Zweisimmen, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still view schedules from Interlaken to Zweisimmen using the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a>. For the actual <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> options to display from Interlaken to Zweisimmen, you would again have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked. When you pull up the results of this search, only the departures showing 'Direct' follow the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> route. The departures showing '1 connection' go a different route altogether.<br /><br />On the segment from Zweisimmen to Montreux, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. However, these particular trains are currently not able to be reserved through our website. Instead, you would have to call us to purchase these reservations. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT Monday to Friday.<br /><br /><b><u>Montreux to Zermatt</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Montreux</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zermatt">Zermatt</a> take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Visp along the way. The segment from Visp to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zermatt">Zermatt</a> runs along a stretch of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/glacier-express-7528">Glacier Express</a> scenic route.<br /><br />Reservations are not accepted on either of these segments, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Schedules for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Montreux</a> to Visp are currently not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart twice every hour throughout the day and the ride takes about 1hr10m to 1hr15m.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a> to view schedules from Visp to Zermatt. For these schedules to display, again be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt to Varenna</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zermatt">Zermatt</a> to Varenna take just over 5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig</a> and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a>. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig</a> have you traveling back over the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/glacier-express-7528">Glacier Express</a> scenic route again. Trains from Milan to Varenna are regional trains run along the eastern shore of Lake Como before reaching Varenna.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zermatt-brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zermatt to Brig</a> and Milan to Varenna do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board for these segments. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for these segments. Getting these schedules to display would again require that you leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a> do require reservations 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/brig-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-milan">Brig to Milan</a> by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a>, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Varenna to Venice</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Varenna to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/venice">Venice</a> take at least 4 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />The trains from Varenna to Milan are regional trains, which do not accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. You can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules from Varenna to Milan, leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/venice">Venice</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> train. These trains do require reservations 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/milan-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice">Milan to Venice</a> by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a>, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’)..
  • March 01, 2019 21:38
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Global Pass or best option for Munich, Schiltach, Lucerne, Grindelwald, Montreux, Zermatt, Varenna, and Venice by Jeff to Hi Cameron,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, which will cover your travels in Germany, Switzerland and Italy. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For the most comfortable travel experience, we recommend booking your pass for 1st class.<br /><br />Your itinerary is a long one, so just take each trip one-by-one as you read through the response.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Schiltach</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to Schiltach takes at least about 4.5 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Stuttgart and then once in Freudenstadt.<br /><br />Trains from Munich to Stuttgart are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) or EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Munich to Stuttgart by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />Trains from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt and Freudenstadt to Schiltach do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Schedules from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt and Freudenstadt to Schiltach are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, direct trains from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt depart once every 2 hours throughout the day and the ride takes just under 1.5 hours, while trains from Freudenstadt to Schiltach depart once every hour throughout the day and the ride only takes about 26 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Schiltach to Lucerne (via Offenburg and Basel)</u></b><br /><br />The fastest and most common route from Schiltach to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> takes just under 4 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Offenburg and then once in Basel.<br /><br />Trains from Schiltach to Offenburg do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. Schedules for this segment are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart hourly throughout the day and the ride only takes about 45 minutes.<br /><br />Trains from Offenburg to Basel are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations are just recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Offenburg to Basel by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a>, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />On trains from Basel to Lucerne, reservations are not necessary at all, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can still use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for trains from Basel to Lucerne. Generally, when accessing schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Schiltach to Lucerne (via Offenburg &amp; Konstanz on the Black Forest Railway)</u></b><br /><br />If you don't mind adding a couple hours to your journey time from Schiltach to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, you can instead route yourself by way of the scenic Black Forest Railway. Via the Black Forest Railway, the connections from Schiltach to Lucerne would take just over 6 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Offenburg and then once in Konstanz. The segment from Offenburg to Konstanz is the part that follows along the Black Forest Railway.<br /><br />None of the trains comprising of this connection would even accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board to make this trip.<br /><br />Schedules for the segment from Schiltach to Offenburg are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart hourly throughout the day and the ride only takes about 45 minutes.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for the connecting trains from Offenburg to Konstanz and Konstanz to Lucerne. Once again, since these are unreserved segments, you would have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked for the schedules to pull up. You would also have to be sure to search each segment separately. Therefore, you would do one search from Offenburg to Konstanz and then another search for connecting trains from Konstanz to Lucerne.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to Grindelwald take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> represent one segment of a famed scenic line called the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a>. These trains also have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Grindelwald run along the Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, reservations are possible but not necessary. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. However, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is not valid on trains <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Grindelwald.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Interlaken to Grindelwald by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our website</a> (and leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked). For your reference, you can use this same feature just to view schedules for the first segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald to Montreux</u></b><br /><br />For your trip from Grindelwald to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux">Montreux</a>, you can complete the rest of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic route. Such connections from Grindelwald to Montreux take just under 4 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> again and then once in Zweisimmen. The segments from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Zweisimmen and Zweisimmen to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a> make up the rest of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route.<br /><br />The segment from Grindelwald to Interlaken on the Bernese Oberland Railway will once again not be covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, so you would have to purchase regular tickets just for this part of the connection. You would purchase tickets from Grindelwald to Interlaken by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our website</a>, leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Zweisimmen, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still view schedules from Interlaken to Zweisimmen using the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a>. For the actual <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> options to display from Interlaken to Zweisimmen, you would again have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked. When you pull up the results of this search, only the departures showing 'Direct' follow the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> route. The departures showing '1 connection' go a different route altogether.<br /><br />On the segment from Zweisimmen to Montreux, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. However, these particular trains are currently not able to be reserved through our website. Instead, you would have to call us to purchase these reservations. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT Monday to Friday.<br /><br /><b><u>Montreux to Zermatt</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt">Zermatt</a> take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Visp along the way. The segment from Visp to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt">Zermatt</a> runs along a stretch of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528">Glacier Express</a> scenic route.<br /><br />Reservations are not accepted on either of these segments, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Schedules for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a> to Visp are currently not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart twice every hour throughout the day and the ride takes about 1hr10m to 1hr15m.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a> to view schedules from Visp to Zermatt. For these schedules to display, again be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt to Varenna</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt">Zermatt</a> to Varenna take just over 5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow">Brig</a> and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a>. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zermatt" rel="nofollow">Zermatt</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow">Brig</a> have you traveling back over the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/glacier-express-7528">Glacier Express</a> scenic route again. Trains from Milan to Varenna are regional trains run along the eastern shore of Lake Como before reaching Varenna.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zermatt-brig" rel="nofollow">Zermatt to Brig</a> and Milan to Varenna do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board for these segments. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for these segments. Getting these schedules to display would again require that you leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow">Brig</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a> do require reservations 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/brig-milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-milan">Brig to Milan</a> by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a>, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Varenna to Venice</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Varenna to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice">Venice</a> take at least 4 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />The trains from Varenna to Milan are regional trains, which do not accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. You can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules from Varenna to Milan, leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice">Venice</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> train. These trains do require reservations 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/milan-venice" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice">Milan to Venice</a> by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a>, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’)..
  • March 01, 2019 20:18
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Global Pass or best option for Munich, Schiltach, Lucerne, Grindelwald, Montreux, Zermatt, Varenna, and Venice by Jeff to Hi Cameron,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, you would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, which will cover your travels in Germany, Switzerland and Italy. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For the most comfortable travel experience, we recommend booking your pass for 1st class.<br /><br />Your itinerary is a long one, so just take each trip one-by-one as you read through the response.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Schiltach</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to Schiltach takes at least about 4.5 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Stuttgart and then once in Freudenstadt.<br /><br />Trains from Munich to Stuttgart are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) or EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Munich to Stuttgart by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />Trains from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt and Freudenstadt to Schiltach do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Schedules from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt and Freudenstadt to Schiltach are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, direct trains from Stuttgart to Freudenstadt depart once every 2 hours throughout the day and the ride takes just under 1.5 hours, while trains from Freudenstadt to Schiltach depart once every hour throughout the day and the ride only takes about 26 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Schiltach to Lucerne (via Offenburg and Basel)</u></b><br /><br />The fastest and most common route from Schiltach to Lucerne takes just under 4 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Offenburg and then once in Basel.<br /><br />Trains from Schiltach to Offenburg do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. Schedules for this segment are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart hourly throughout the day and the ride only takes about 45 minutes.<br /><br />Trains from Offenburg to Basel are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations are just recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Offenburg to Basel by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a>, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />On trains from Basel to Lucerne, reservations are not necessary at all, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can still use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for trains from Basel to Lucerne. Generally, when accessing schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Schiltach to Lucerne (via Offenburg &amp; Konstanz on the Black Forest Railway)</u></b><br /><br />If you don't mind adding a couple hours to your journey time from Schiltach to Lucerne, you can instead route yourself by way of the scenic Black Forest Railway. Via the Black Forest Railway, the connections from Schiltach to Lucerne would take just over 6 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Offenburg and then once in Konstanz. The segment from Offenburg to Konstanz is the part that follows along the Black Forest Railway.<br /><br />None of the trains comprising of this connection would even accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board to make this trip.<br /><br />Schedules for the segment from Schiltach to Offenburg are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart hourly throughout the day and the ride only takes about 45 minutes.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for the connecting trains from Offenburg to Konstanz and Konstanz to Lucerne. Once again, since these are unreserved segments, you would have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked for the schedules to pull up. You would also have to be sure to search each segment separately. Therefore, you would do one search from Offenburg to Konstanz and then another search for connecting trains from Konstanz to Lucerne.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Lucerne to Grindelwald take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Interlaken along the way.<br /><br />Trains from Lucerne to Interlaken represent one segment of a famed scenic line called the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a>. These trains also have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br />Trains from Interlaken to Grindelwald run along the Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br />On trains from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. However, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is not valid on trains Interlaken to Grindelwald.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Interlaken to Grindelwald by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our website</a> (and leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked). For your reference, you can use this same feature just to view schedules for the first segment from Lucerne to Interlaken.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald to Montreux</u></b><br /><br />For your trip from Grindelwald to Montreux, you can complete the rest of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route. Such connections from Grindelwald to Montreux take just under 4 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once Interlaken again and then once in Zweisimmen. The segments from Interlaken to Zweisimmen and Zweisimmen to Montreux make up the rest of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route.<br /><br />The segment from Grindelwald to Interlaken on the Bernese Oberland Railway will once again not be covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, so you would have to purchase regular tickets just for this part of the connection. You would purchase tickets from Grindelwald to Interlaken by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our website</a>, leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />On trains from Interlaken to Zweisimmen, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still view schedules from Interlaken to Zweisimmen using the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a>. For the actual <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> options to display from Interlaken to Zweisimmen, you would again have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked. When you pull up the results of this search, only the departures showing 'Direct' follow the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> route. The departures showing '1 connection' go a different route altogether.<br /><br />On the segment from Zweisimmen to Montreux, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. However, these particular trains are currently not able to be reserved through our website. Instead, you would have to call us to purchase these reservations. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT Monday to Friday.<br /><br /><b><u>Montreux to Zermatt</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Montreux to Zermatt take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Visp along the way. The segment from Visp to Zermatt runs along a stretch of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glacier Express</a> scenic route.<br /><br />Reservations are not accepted on either of these segments, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Schedules for the segment from Montreux to Visp are currently not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart twice every hour throughout the day and the ride takes about 1hr10m to 1hr15m.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> to view schedules from Visp to Zermatt. For these schedules to display, again be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br /><b><u>Zermatt to Varenna</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Zermatt to Varenna take just over 5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Brig and then once in Milan. Trains from Zermatt to Brig have you traveling back over the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/glacier-express-7528">Glacier Express</a> scenic route again. Trains from Milan to Varenna are regional trains run along the eastern shore of Lake Como before reaching Varenna.<br /><br />Trains from Zermatt to Brig and Milan to Varenna do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board for these segments. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for these segments. Getting these schedules to display would again require that you leave the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />Trains from Brig to Milan do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Brig to Milan by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a>, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Varenna to Venice</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Varenna to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> take at least 4 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Milan along the way.<br /><br />The trains from Varenna to Milan are regional trains, which do not accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. You can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> just to view schedules from Varenna to Milan, leaving the 'I have a rail pass' box unchecked.<br /><br />From Milan to Venice, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Milan to Venice by searching the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a>, checking the box where it says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’)..
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