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  • September 26, 2018 20:43
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Switzerland trip. Zürich Airport to Grindelwald (Jungfraujoch, Kleine Scheidegg, First, Grösse-Scheidegg, Männlichen, Wilderswil, Schynige Platte) & then Grindelwald back to Zurich Airport by Jeff to Hi Brittany,<br /><br />The first part of your question is explained in my response above under the 'Zurich to Lauterbrunnen' section.<br /><br />I'm not sure I understand the second part of your question, but I'll take a stab at it. The rail pass can be used on any of the trains. When you purchase a reservation, that reservation would be for a specific train and can only be used on that train. If you were to end up not using that reservation, you would still be free to use your rail pass on other trains. In my response above, I stated where reservations would be necessary. Fortunately, with regard to your trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to Lauterbrunnen, reservations are not needed on any of the trains that make up the connection. Therefore, the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board. That includes trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-lucerne" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Lucerne</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>, and Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen..
  • September 26, 2018 20:12
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Switzerland trip. Zürich Airport to Grindelwald (Jungfraujoch, Kleine Scheidegg, First, Grösse-Scheidegg, Männlichen, Wilderswil, Schynige Platte) & then Grindelwald back to Zurich Airport by Jeff to Hi Brittany,<br /><br />The first part of your question is explained in my response above under the 'Zurich to Lauterbrunnen' section.<br /><br />I'm not sure I understand the second part of your question, but I'll take a stab at it. The rail pass can be used on any of the trains. When you purchase a reservation, that reservation would be for a specific train and can only be used on that train. If you were to end up not using that reservation, you would still be free to use your rail pass on other trains. In my response above, I stated where reservations would be necessary. Fortunately, with regard to your trip from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen, reservations are not needed on any of the trains that make up the connection. Therefore, the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board. That includes trains from Zurich to Lucerne, Lucerne to Interlaken, and Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen..
  • September 26, 2018 20:12
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Switzerland trip. Zürich Airport to Grindelwald (Jungfraujoch, Kleine Scheidegg, First, Grösse-Scheidegg, Männlichen, Wilderswil, Schynige Platte) & then Grindelwald back to Zurich Airport by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</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-577" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/activities/countriesundefinedcitiescities-577">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-577</a>.<br /><br />For time spent in the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> area, you can shop tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-5011" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/activities/countriesundefinedcitiescities-5011">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-5011</a>.<br /><br />For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow">Genoa</a>, you can shop city passes and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-805" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/activities/countriesundefinedcitiescities-805">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-805</a>.<br /><br />For tours and activities out of the Cinque Terre and La Spezia, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-22149" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/activities/countriesundefinedcitiescities-22149">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-22149</a>.<br /><br />City passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow">Florence</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-519" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/activities/countriesundefinedcitiescities-519">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-519</a>.<br /><br />City passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/sienna" rel="nofollow">Siena</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-944" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-944</a>.<br /><br />For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome">Rome</a>, you can shop city passes and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-511" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/activities/countriesundefinedcitiescities-511">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-511</a>..
  • September 26, 2018 20:10
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Switzerland trip. Zürich Airport to Grindelwald (Jungfraujoch, Kleine Scheidegg, First, Grösse-Scheidegg, Männlichen, Wilderswil, Schynige Platte) & then Grindelwald back to Zurich Airport by Jeff to Hi Brittany,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a>. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039</a><br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Lauterbrunnen</u></b><br /><br />If you’re interested in 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, then I would definitely recommend doing it. It only adds about an hour to your journey time to travel to travel from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to Lauterbrunnen via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and 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>, as opposed to via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern">Bern</a>.<br /><br />Travel from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a> to Lauterbrunnen by way 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> route takes just under 3.5 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> segment is from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>. Trains from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen run along the famed Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>, reservations are possible but not necessary. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Lauterbrunnen do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning, you can use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for these trains. For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a> to Lauterbrunnen via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>, you would just to have to 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/zurich-lucerne" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Lucerne</a>, another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>, and another search for connecting trains from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne to Interlaken</a> by searching the route on our homepage, 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 2 Countries’).<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Schilthorn/Mürren</u></b><br /><br />There are 2 different routes you can take to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Mount Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The Stechelberg route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Schilthorn Interlaken to Schilthorn Eurail Pass Holder' option of the pass for ‘Mount Schilthorn’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-schithorn">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Lake Thun (boats)</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> enables you to receive a 50% discount on the BLS boat services on Lake Thun. You can take one of these boats from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Spiez or to Thun.<br /><br /><b><u>Spiez to Genoa or Thun to Genoa</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez">Spiez</a> or Thun, you can board a direct train down to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a> to connect to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow">Genoa</a>.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow">Spiez</a>, the connection to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa">Genoa</a> takes 4.5 to 5 hours in duration and involve changing trains at least once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow">Genoa</a> along the way. Depending on when you depart, you may end up changing trains once in Brig en route from Spiez to Genoa. Thun is the next stop for trains from Spiez to Genoa or Brig, so you can board at either station.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow">Spiez</a>/Thun to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow">Genoa</a> and trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow">Genoa</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. You would purchase the reservations by searching the route on our homepage, 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 2 Countries’). For this route, you would just have to do one search from Spiez to Genoa (or Thun to Genoa) and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/genoa-milan" rel="nofollow">Genoa to Milan</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Genoa to Vernazza</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow">Genoa</a> to Vernazza, there are direct regional trains. Otherwise, you can take a combination of regional trains via Sestri Levante. The regional trains don’t accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. The trip can take anywhere from 1 hour to 2.5 hours.<br /><br />A lot of the regional trains between Sestri Levante and Vernazza/La Spezia (Cinque Terre Express) stop at the other villages of the Cinque Terre.<br /><br /><b><u>Vernazza to Florence</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Vernazza to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence">Florence</a> involve 2 train changes along the way; once in La Spezia and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/pisa" rel="nofollow">Pisa</a>. To make this connection, you can take all regional trains. The regional trains don’t accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. If you happen to take an IC train for the segment from La Spezia to Pisa, then reservations would be required.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Siena</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/florence-sienna" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/florence-sienna">Florence to Siena</a>, you would take a direct regional train. These trains do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Siena to Rome</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/sienna" rel="nofollow">Siena</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome">Rome</a> take 3 to 3.5 hours and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow">Florence</a> along the way. The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/sienna" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/sienna">Siena</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow">Florence</a> are regional trains that do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow">Florence</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome">Rome</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> train. On <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> trains, reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For planning, you can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the non-reservable segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/sienna-florence" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/sienna-florence">Siena to Florence</a>. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/florence-rome" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/florence-rome">Florence to Rome</a> by searching the route on our homepage, 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 2 Countries’)..
  • September 26, 2018 19:28
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Switzerland trip. Zürich Airport to Grindelwald (Jungfraujoch, Kleine Scheidegg, First, Grösse-Scheidegg, Männlichen, Wilderswil, Schynige Platte) & then Grindelwald back to Zurich Airport by Jeff to Hi Brittany,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a>. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039</a><br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Lauterbrunnen</u></b><br /><br />If you’re interested in the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> route, then I would definitely recommend doing it. It only adds about an hour to your journey time to travel to travel from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to Lauterbrunnen via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and 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>, as opposed to via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a>.<br /><br />Travel from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen by way 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> route takes just under 3.5 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Lucerne and then once in Interlaken. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> segment is from Lucerne to Interlaken. Trains from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen run along the famed Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> segment from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary. Trains from Zurich to Lucerne and Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning, you can use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for these trains. For a trip from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, you would just to have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Zurich to Lucerne, another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>, and another search for connecting trains from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow">Lucerne to Interlaken</a> by searching the route on our homepage, 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 2 Countries’).<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Schilthorn/Mürren</u></b><br /><br />There are 2 different routes you can take to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Mount Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The Stechelberg route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between Interlaken and Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Schilthorn Interlaken to Schilthorn Eurail Pass Holder' option of the pass for ‘Mount Schilthorn’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-schithorn">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Lake Thun (boats)</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> enables you to receive a 50% discount on the BLS boat services on Lake Thun. You can take one of these boats from Interlaken to Spiez or to Thun.<br /><br /><b><u>Spiez to Genoa or Thun to Genoa</u></b><br /><br />From Spiez or Thun, you can board a direct train down to Milan to connect to Genoa.<br /><br />From Spiez, the connection to Genoa takes 4.5 to 5 hours in duration and involve changing trains at least once in Genoa along the way. Depending on when you depart, you may end up changing trains once in Brig en route from Spiez to Genoa. Thun is the next stop for trains from Spiez to Genoa or Brig, so you can board at either station.<br /><br />Trains from Spiez/Thun to Genoa and trains from Genoa to Milan do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. You would purchase the reservations by searching the route on our homepage, 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 2 Countries’). For this route, you would just have to do one search from Spiez to Genoa (or Thun to Genoa) and another search for connecting trains from Genoa to Milan.<br /><br /><b><u>Genoa to Vernazza</u></b><br /><br />From Genoa to Vernazza, there are direct regional trains. Otherwise, you can take a combination of regional trains via Sestri Levante. The regional trains don’t accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. The trip can take anywhere from 1 hour to 2.5 hours.<br /><br />A lot of the regional trains between Sestri Levante and Vernazza/La Spezia (Cinque Terre Express) stop at the other villages of the Cinque Terre.<br /><br /><b><u>Vernazza to Florence</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Vernazza to Florence involve 2 train changes along the way; once in La Spezia and then once in Pisa. To make this connection, you can take all regional trains. The regional trains don’t accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. If you happen to take an IC train for the segment from La Spezia to Pisa, then reservations would be required.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Siena</u></b><br /><br />From Florence to Siena, you would take a direct regional train. These trains do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Siena to Rome</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Siena to Rome take 3 to 3.5 hours and involve changing trains once in Florence along the way. The trains from Siena to Florence are regional trains that do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. From Florence to Rome, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciargento</a> train. On <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> trains, reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For planning, you can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the non-reservable segment from Siena to Florence. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Florence to Rome by searching the route on our homepage, 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 2 Countries’)..
  • September 26, 2018 19:24
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Switzerland trip. Zürich Airport to Grindelwald (Jungfraujoch, Kleine Scheidegg, First, Grösse-Scheidegg, Männlichen, Wilderswil, Schynige Platte) & then Grindelwald back to Zurich Airport by Jeff to Hi Brittany,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a>. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039</a><br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Lauterbrunnen</u></b><br /><br />If you’re interested in the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> route, then I would definitely recommend doing it. It only adds about an hour to your journey time to travel to travel from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and 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>, as opposed to via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a>.<br /><br />Travel from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen by way of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> route takes just under 3.5 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Lucerne and then once in Interlaken. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> segment is from Lucerne to Interlaken. Trains from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen run along the famed Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> segment from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary. Trains from Zurich to Lucerne and Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning, you can use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for these trains. For a trip from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen via Lucerne, you would just to have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Zurich to Lucerne, another search for connecting trains from Lucerne to Interlaken, and another search for connecting trains from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Lucerne to Interlaken by searching the route on our homepage, 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 2 Countries’).<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Schilthorn/Mürren</u></b><br /><br />There are 2 different routes you can take to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Mount Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The Stechelberg route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between Interlaken and Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Schilthorn Interlaken to Schilthorn Eurail Pass Holder' option of the pass for ‘Mount Schilthorn’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-schithorn">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Lake Thun (boats)</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> enables you to receive a 50% discount on the BLS boat services on Lake Thun. You can take one of these boats from Interlaken to Spiez or to Thun.<br /><br /><b><u>Spiez to Genoa or Thun to Genoa</u></b><br /><br />From Spiez or Thun, you can board a direct train down to Milan to connect to Genoa.<br /><br />From Spiez, the connection to Genoa takes 4.5 to 5 hours in duration and involve changing trains at least once in Genoa along the way. Depending on when you depart, you may end up changing trains once in Brig en route from Spiez to Genoa. Thun is the next stop for trains from Spiez to Genoa or Brig, so you can board at either station.<br /><br />Trains from Spiez/Thun to Genoa and trains from Genoa to Milan do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. You would purchase the reservations by searching the route on our homepage, 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 2 Countries’). For this route, you would just have to do one search from Spiez to Genoa (or Thun to Genoa) and another search for connecting trains from Genoa to Milan.<br /><br /><b><u>Genoa to Vernazza</u></b><br /><br />From Genoa to Vernazza, there are direct regional trains. Otherwise, you can take a combination of regional trains via Sestri Levante. The regional trains don’t accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. The trip can take anywhere from 1 hour to 2.5 hours.<br /><br />A lot of the regional trains between Sestri Levante and Vernazza/La Spezia (Cinque Terre Express) stop at the other villages of the Cinque Terre.<br /><br /><b><u>Vernazza to Florence</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Vernazza to Florence involve 2 train changes along the way; once in La Spezia and then once in Pisa. To make this connection, you can take all regional trains. The regional trains don’t accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. If you happen to take an IC train for the segment from La Spezia to Pisa, then reservations would be required.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Siena</u></b><br /><br />From Florence to Siena, you would take a direct regional train. These trains do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Siena to Rome</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Siena to Rome take 3 to 3.5 hours and involve changing trains once in Florence along the way. The trains from Siena to Florence are regional trains that do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. From Florence to Rome, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciargento</a> train. On <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> trains, reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For planning, you can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the non-reservable segment from Siena to Florence. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Florence to Rome by searching the route on our homepage, 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 2 Countries’)..
  • September 26, 2018 19:24
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Switzerland trip. Zürich Airport to Grindelwald (Jungfraujoch, Kleine Scheidegg, First, Grösse-Scheidegg, Männlichen, Wilderswil, Schynige Platte) & then Grindelwald back to Zurich Airport by Jeff to Hi Brittany,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a>. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039</a><br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Lauterbrunnen</u></b><br /><br />If you’re interested in the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> route, then I would definitely recommend doing it. It only adds about an hour to your journey time to travel to travel from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a>, as opposed to via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow">Bern</a>.<br /><br />Travel from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen by way of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> route takes just under 3.5 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Lucerne and then once in Interlaken. The GoldenPass segment is from Lucerne to Interlaken. Trains from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen run along the famed Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> segment from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary. Trains from Zurich to Lucerne and Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning, you can use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view schedules for these trains. For a trip from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen via Lucerne, you would just to have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Zurich to Lucerne, another search for connecting trains from Lucerne to Interlaken, and another search for connecting trains from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Lucerne to Interlaken by searching the route on our homepage, 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 2 Countries’).<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Schilthorn/Mürren</u></b><br /><br />There are 2 different routes you can take to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Mount Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The Stechelberg route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between Interlaken and Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Schilthorn Interlaken to Schilthorn Eurail Pass Holder' option of the pass for ‘Mount Schilthorn’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-schithorn">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Lake Thun (boats)</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> enables you to receive a 50% discount on the BLS boat services on Lake Thun. You can take one of these boats from Interlaken to Spiez or to Thun.<br /><br /><b><u>Spiez to Genoa or Thun to Genoa</u></b><br /><br />From Spiez or Thun, you can board a direct train down to Milan to connect to Genoa.<br /><br />From Spiez, the connection to Genoa takes 4.5 to 5 hours in duration and involve changing trains at least once in Genoa along the way. Depending on when you depart, you may end up changing trains once in Brig en route from Spiez to Genoa. Thun is the next stop for trains from Spiez to Genoa or Brig, so you can board at either station.<br /><br />Trains from Spiez/Thun to Genoa and trains from Genoa to Milan do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. You would purchase the reservations by searching the route on our homepage, 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 2 Countries’). For this route, you would just have to do one search from Spiez to Genoa (or Thun to Genoa) and another search for connecting trains from Genoa to Milan.<br /><br /><b><u>Genoa to Vernazza</u></b><br /><br />From Genoa to Vernazza, there are direct regional trains. Otherwise, you can take a combination of regional trains via Sestri Levante. The regional trains don’t accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. The trip can take anywhere from 1 hour to 2.5 hours.<br /><br />A lot of the regional trains between Sestri Levante and Vernazza/La Spezia (Cinque Terre Express) stop at the other villages of the Cinque Terre.<br /><br /><b><u>Vernazza to Florence</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Vernazza to Florence involve 2 train changes along the way; once in La Spezia and then once in Pisa. To make this connection, you can take all regional trains. The regional trains don’t accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. If you happen to take an IC train for the segment from La Spezia to Pisa, then reservations would be required.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Siena</u></b><br /><br />From Florence to Siena, you would take a direct regional train. These trains do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Siena to Rome</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Siena to Rome take 3 to 3.5 hours and involve changing trains once in Florence along the way. The trains from Siena to Florence are regional trains that do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. From Florence to Rome, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow">Frecciargento</a> train. On <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> trains, reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For planning, you can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the non-reservable segment from Siena to Florence. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Florence to Rome by searching the route on our homepage, 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 2 Countries’)..
  • September 26, 2018 19:18
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Switzerland trip. Zürich Airport to Grindelwald (Jungfraujoch, Kleine Scheidegg, First, Grösse-Scheidegg, Männlichen, Wilderswil, Schynige Platte) & then Grindelwald back to Zurich Airport by Jeff to Hi Yako-chan,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be to purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>' in combination with the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>' covers the ticket costs for one trip from any Swiss airport (or border station) to any single destination in <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> and then another trip from that destination to any Swiss airport (or border station). Therefore, it would be valid to cover you from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/zurich-flughafen-airport-5730" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich Airport</a> to Grindelwald and then Grindelwald back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/zurich-flughafen-airport-5730" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich Airport</a>.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>' covers everything you mentioned once you're in Grindelwald. For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935</a><br /><br />For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309</a><br /><br /><b><u>Zurich Airport-Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />The fastest/most feasible connections from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/zurich-flughafen-airport-5730" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich Airport</a> to Grindelwald take just under 3 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a> and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />If you don't mind adding about one hour to your trip time for either your outbound or return, you can take a different route that involves following a segment of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route for part of the way. This option takes just under 4 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>' is valid for you to travel either of these routes between the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/zurich-flughafen-airport-5730" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/zurich-flughafen-airport-5730">Zurich Airport</a> and Grindelwald. I'd recommend taking one route for your outbound and the other for your return.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on any of these trains, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains.<br /><br />For the option via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a>, you can just break up your search accordingly in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a>. Therefore, you would do one search from 'Zurich Airport' to 'Bern' and another search from 'Bern' to 'Grindelwald'.<br /><br />To view schedules for the option via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and 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>, you would have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from 'Zurich Airport' to 'Lucerne', another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Lucerne' to 'Interlaken'</a>, and another search for connecting trains from 'Interlaken' to 'Grindelwald'.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow">Lucerne to Interlaken</a> is the segment that follows the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route. Trains from Interlaken to Grindelwald run along the 'Bernese Oberland Railway'.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-Jungfraujoch</u></b><br /><br />For your travel from Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch, you would use the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>'. This will cover you on the 'Wengernalp Railway' from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg and the 'Jungfrau Railway' from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow">Interlaken Ost</a>), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First &amp; Grindelwald-Grosse Scheidegg</u></b><br /><br />For the Firstbahn and the Grindelwald-Grosse Scheidegg bus (Bussalp), you would use the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>'.<br /><br />The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station to Bort, another cable car from Bort to Schreckfeld, and then another cable car from Schreckfeld to the summit station of First. Once you’ve ascended to the First summit station, you would have access to the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)', a 131 ft long suspension bridge leading to an observation platform that offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-Männlichen-Kleine Scheidegg-Wengen-Wilderswil-Schynige Platte</u></b><br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>' is valid for you to use on the gondola from Grindelwald to Männlichen and also the cable car from Männlichen to Wengen.<br /><br />From Wengen, you can take the 'Wengernalp Railway' to Kleine Scheidegg. From Kleine Scheidegg, you would take the 'Wengernalp Railway' to Grindelwald, where you would switch to the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' to Wilderswil. In Wilderswil, you switch to the nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ to the Schynige Platte station. The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>' is valid to cover you on all these trips..
  • September 26, 2018 19:14
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Switzerland trip. Zürich Airport to Grindelwald (Jungfraujoch, Kleine Scheidegg, First, Grösse-Scheidegg, Männlichen, Wilderswil, Schynige Platte) & then Grindelwald back to Zurich Airport by Jeff to Hi Yako-chan,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be to purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>' in combination with the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>' covers the ticket costs for one trip from any Swiss airport (or border station) to any single destination in <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> and then another trip from that destination to any Swiss airport (or border station). Therefore, it would be valid to cover you from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/zurich-flughafen-airport-5730" rel="nofollow">Zurich Airport</a> to Grindelwald and then Grindelwald back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/zurich-flughafen-airport-5730" rel="nofollow">Zurich Airport</a>.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>' covers everything you mentioned once you're in Grindelwald. For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935</a><br /><br />For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309</a><br /><br /><b><u>Zurich Airport-Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />The fastest/most feasible connections from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/zurich-flughafen-airport-5730" rel="nofollow">Zurich Airport</a> to Grindelwald take just under 3 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow">Bern</a> and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />If you don't mind adding about one hour to your trip time for either your outbound or return, you can take a different route that involves following a segment of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> scenic route for part of the way. This option takes just under 4 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>' is valid for you to travel either of these routes between the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/zurich-flughafen-airport-5730" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/zurich-flughafen-airport-5730">Zurich Airport</a> and Grindelwald. I'd recommend taking one route for your outbound and the other for your return.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on any of these trains, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains.<br /><br />For the option via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow">Bern</a>, you can just break up your search accordingly in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow">Bern</a>. Therefore, you would do one search from 'Zurich Airport' to 'Bern' and another search from 'Bern' to 'Grindelwald'.<br /><br />To view schedules for the option via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and 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>, you would have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from 'Zurich Airport' to 'Lucerne', another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow">'Lucerne' to 'Interlaken'</a>, and another search for connecting trains from 'Interlaken' to 'Grindelwald'.<br /><br />Lucerne to Interlaken is the segment that follows the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route. Trains from Interlaken to Grindelwald run along the 'Bernese Oberland Railway'.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-Jungfraujoch</u></b><br /><br />For your travel from Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch, you would use the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>'. This will cover you on the 'Wengernalp Railway' from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg and the 'Jungfrau Railway' from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either Interlaken (Interlaken Ost), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First &amp; Grindelwald-Grosse Scheidegg</u></b><br /><br />For the Firstbahn and the Grindelwald-Grosse Scheidegg bus (Bussalp), you would use the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>'.<br /><br />The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station to Bort, another cable car from Bort to Schreckfeld, and then another cable car from Schreckfeld to the summit station of First. Once you’ve ascended to the First summit station, you would have access to the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)', a 131 ft long suspension bridge leading to an observation platform that offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-Männlichen-Kleine Scheidegg-Wengen-Wilderswil-Schynige Platte</u></b><br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>' is valid for you to use on the gondola from Grindelwald to Männlichen and also the cable car from Männlichen to Wengen.<br /><br />From Wengen, you can take the 'Wengernalp Railway' to Kleine Scheidegg. From Kleine Scheidegg, you would take the 'Wengernalp Railway' to Grindelwald, where you would switch to the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' to Wilderswil. In Wilderswil, you switch to the nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ to the Schynige Platte station. The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>' is valid to cover you on all these trips..
  • September 26, 2018 17:49
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Switzerland trip. Zürich Airport to Grindelwald (Jungfraujoch, Kleine Scheidegg, First, Grösse-Scheidegg, Männlichen, Wilderswil, Schynige Platte) & then Grindelwald back to Zurich Airport by Jeff to Hi Yako-chan,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be to purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>' in combination with the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>' covers the ticket costs for one trip from any Swiss airport (or border station) to any single destination in Switzerland and then another trip from that destination to any Swiss airport (or border station). Therefore, it would be valid to cover you from the Zurich Airport to Grindelwald and then Grindelwald back to Zurich Airport.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>' covers everything you mentioned once you're in Grindelwald. For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935</a><br /><br />For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309</a><br /><br /><b><u>Zurich Airport-Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />The fastest/most feasible connections from the Zurich Airport to Grindelwald take just under 3 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Bern and then once in Interlaken.<br /><br />If you don't mind adding about one hour to your trip time for either your outbound or return, you can take a different route that involves following a segment of the famed GoldenPass scenic route for part of the way. This option takes just under 4 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Lucerne and then once in Interlaken.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>' is valid for you to travel either of these routes between the Zurich Airport and Grindelwald. I'd recommend taking one route for your outbound and the other for your return.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on any of these trains, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains.<br /><br />For the option via Bern, you can just break up your search accordingly in Bern. Therefore, you would do one search from 'Zurich Airport' to 'Bern' and another search from 'Bern' to 'Grindelwald'.<br /><br />To view schedules for the option via Lucerne and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a>, you would have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from 'Zurich Airport' to 'Lucerne', another search for connecting trains from 'Lucerne' to 'Interlaken', and another search for connecting trains from 'Interlaken' to 'Grindelwald'.<br /><br />Lucerne to Interlaken is the segment that follows the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route. Trains from Interlaken to Grindelwald run along the 'Bernese Oberland Railway'.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-Jungfraujoch</u></b><br /><br />For your travel from Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch, you would use the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>'. This will cover you on the 'Wengernalp Railway' from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg and the 'Jungfrau Railway' from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either Interlaken (Interlaken Ost), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First &amp; Grindelwald-Grosse Scheidegg</u></b><br /><br />For the Firstbahn and the Grindelwald-Grosse Scheidegg bus (Bussalp), you would use the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>'.<br /><br />The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station to Bort, another cable car from Bort to Schreckfeld, and then another cable car from Schreckfeld to the summit station of First. Once you’ve ascended to the First summit station, you would have access to the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)', a 131 ft long suspension bridge leading to an observation platform that offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-Männlichen-Kleine Scheidegg-Wengen-Wilderswil-Schynige Platte</u></b><br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>' is valid for you to use on the gondola from Grindelwald to Männlichen and also the cable car from Männlichen to Wengen.<br /><br />From Wengen, you can take the 'Wengernalp Railway' to Kleine Scheidegg. From Kleine Scheidegg, you would take the 'Wengernalp Railway' to Grindelwald, where you would switch to the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' to Wilderswil. In Wilderswil, you switch to the nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ to the Schynige Platte station. The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>' is valid to cover you on all these trips..
  • September 26, 2018 17:48
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Switzerland trip. Zürich Airport to Grindelwald (Jungfraujoch, Kleine Scheidegg, First, Grösse-Scheidegg, Männlichen, Wilderswil, Schynige Platte) & then Grindelwald back to Zurich Airport by Jeff to Hi Yako-chan,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be to purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>' in combination with the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>' covers the ticket costs for one trip from any Swiss airport (or border station) to any single destination in Switzerland and then another trip from that destination to any Swiss airport (or border station). Therefore, it would be valid to cover you from the Zurich Airport to Grindelwald and then Grindelwald back to Zurich Airport.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>' covers everything you mentioned once you're in Grindelwald. For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935</a><br /><br />For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309</a><br /><br /><b><u>Zurich Airport-Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />The fastest/most feasible connections from the Zurich Airport to Grindelwald take just under 3 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Bern and then once in Interlaken.<br /><br />If you don't mind adding about one hour to your trip time for either your outbound or return, you can take a different route that involves following a segment of the famed GoldenPass scenic route for part of the way. This option takes just under 4 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Lucerne and then once in Interlaken.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>' is valid for you to travel either of these routes between the Zurich Airport and Grindelwald. I'd recommend taking one route for your outbound and the other for your return.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on any of these trains, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains.<br /><br />For the option via Bern, you can just break up your search accordingly in Bern. Therefore, you would do one search from 'Zurich Airport' to 'Bern' and another search from 'Bern' to 'Grindelwald'.<br /><br />To view schedules for the option via Lucerne and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a>, you would have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from 'Zurich Airport' to 'Lucerne', another search for connecting trains from 'Lucerne' to 'Interlaken', and another search for connecting trains from 'Interlaken' to 'Grindelwald'.<br /><br />Lucerne to Interlaken is the segment that follows the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> scenic route. Trains from Interlaken to Grindelwald run along the 'Bernese Oberland Railway'.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-Jungfraujoch</u></b><br /><br />For your travel from Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch, you would use the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>'. This will cover you on the 'Wengernalp Railway' from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg and the 'Jungfrau Railway' from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the 'Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe' and have to be made locally at the stations in either Interlaken (Interlaken Ost), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First &amp; Grindelwald-Grosse Scheidegg</u></b><br /><br />For the Firstbahn and the Grindelwald-Grosse Scheidegg bus (Bussalp), you would use the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>'.<br /><br />The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station to Bort, another cable car from Bort to Schreckfeld, and then another cable car from Schreckfeld to the summit station of First. Once you’ve ascended to the First summit station, you would have access to the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)', a 131 ft long suspension bridge leading to an observation platform that offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-Männlichen-Kleine Scheidegg-Wengen-Wilderswil-Schynige Platte</u></b><br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>' is valid for you to use on the gondola from Grindelwald to Männlichen and also the cable car from Männlichen to Wengen.<br /><br />From Wengen, you can take the 'Wengernalp Railway' to Kleine Scheidegg. From Kleine Scheidegg, you would take the 'Wengernalp Railway' to Grindelwald, where you would switch to the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' to Wilderswil. In Wilderswil, you switch to the nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ to the Schynige Platte station. The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>' is valid to cover you on all these trips..
  • September 26, 2018 17:46
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Switzerland trip. Zürich Airport to Grindelwald (Jungfraujoch, Kleine Scheidegg, First, Grösse-Scheidegg, Männlichen, Wilderswil, Schynige Platte) & then Grindelwald back to Zurich Airport by Jeff to Hi Yako-chan,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be to purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>' in combination with the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>' covers the ticket costs for one trip from any Swiss airport (or border station) to any single destination in Switzerland and then another trip from that destination to any Swiss airport (or border station). Therefore, it would be valid to cover you from the Zurich Airport to Grindelwald and then Grindelwald back to Zurich Airport.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>' covers everything you mentioned once you're in Grindelwald. For the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935</a><br /><br />For the 'Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe', you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309</a><br /><br /><b><u>Zurich Airport-Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />The fastest/most feasible connections from the Zurich Airport to Grindelwald take just under 3 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Bern and then once in Interlaken.<br /><br />If you don't mind adding about one hour to your trip time for either your outbound or return, you can take a different route that involves following a segment of the famed GoldenPass scenic route for part of the way. This option takes just under 4 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Lucerne and then once in Interlaken.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>' is valid for you to travel either of these routes between the Zurich Airport and Grindelwald. I'd recommend taking one route for your outbound and the other for your return.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary on any of these trains, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains.<br /><br />For the option via Bern, you can just break up your search accordingly in Bern. Therefore, you would do one search from 'Zurich Airport' to 'Bern' and another search from 'Bern' to 'Grindelwald'.<br /><br />To view schedules for the option via Lucerne and the GoldenPass, you would have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from 'Zurich Airport' to 'Lucerne', another search for connecting trains from 'Lucerne' to 'Interlaken', and another search for connecting trains from 'Interlaken' to 'Grindelwald'.<br /><br />Lucerne to Interlaken is the segment that follows the GoldenPass scenic route. Trains from Interlaken to Grindelwald run along the 'Bernese Oberland Railway'.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-Jungfraujoch</u></b><br /><br />For your travel from Grindelwald to Jungfraujoch, you would use the 'Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe'. This will cover you on the 'Wengernalp Railway' from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg and the 'Jungfrau Railway' from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the 'Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe' and have to be made locally at the stations in either Interlaken (Interlaken Ost), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First &amp; Grindelwald-Grosse Scheidegg</u></b><br /><br />For the Firstbahn and the Grindelwald-Grosse Scheidegg bus (Bussalp), you would use the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>'.<br /><br />The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station to Bort, another cable car from Bort to Schreckfeld, and then another cable car from Schreckfeld to the summit station of First. Once you’ve ascended to the First summit station, you would have access to the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)', a 131 ft long suspension bridge leading to an observation platform that offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-Männlichen-Kleine Scheidegg-Wengen-Wilderswil-Schynige Platte</u></b><br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>' is valid for you to use on the gondola from Grindelwald to Männlichen and also the cable car from Männlichen to Wengen.<br /><br />From Wengen, you can take the 'Wengernalp Railway' to Kleine Scheidegg. From Kleine Scheidegg, you would take the 'Wengernalp Railway' to Grindelwald, where you would switch to the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' to Wilderswil. In Wilderswil, you switch to the nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ to the Schynige Platte station. The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfrau-travel-pass-8309">Jungfrau Travel Pass-Top of Europe</a>' is valid to cover you on all these trips..
  • September 26, 2018 14:57
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of What is the difference between first class and second class from Krakow to Prague? by Jeff to Hi Leah,<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/krakow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Krakow</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prague</a>, there is a direct train during the day and a direct overnight train.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/krakow-prague-12714" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/krakow-prague-12714">Krakow to Prague</a> by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />The night train on this route carries single compartments, double compartments, triple compartments, 6-berth compartments, and 2nd class seats. Due to an error, it may currently be the case that our website is only able to offer a maximum of two of these accommodation types. If you're interested in one of the accommodation types that isn't shown, you would have to call us to book. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br />Currently, trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/krakow" rel="nofollow">Krakow</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/prague">Prague</a> are only able to be booked within 30-60 days of an intended departure.<br /><br />On day trains in Europe, 1st class generally offers larger and more comfortable seats with more leg room. With fewer seats per train car, 1st class is also usually going to be less crowded and quieter than 2nd class. For the most comfortable travel experience, we recommend booking 1st class.<br /><br />For sleeping compartments on night trains, it is typically the case that the class of service is determined by how many people a particular compartment sleeps. Generally, single and double compartments are considered 1st class, while triple compartments. 4-berth couchettes, and 6-berth couchettes are all considered 2nd class. Therefore, if you wish to reserve one compartment for as many as 3-6 passengers, then you would just have to expect that it would be considered 2nd class. In that sense, you can often just disregard class of service on night trains..
  • September 26, 2018 14:56
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of What is the difference between first class and second class from Krakow to Prague? by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow">Prague</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-462" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-462">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-462</a>..
  • September 26, 2018 14:56
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of What is the difference between first class and second class from Krakow to Prague? by Jeff to Hi Leah,<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/krakow" rel="nofollow">Krakow</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow">Prague</a>, there is a direct train during the day and a direct overnight train.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/krakow-prague-12714" rel="nofollow">Krakow to Prague</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>.<br /><br />The night train on this route carries single compartments, double compartments, triple compartments, 6-berth compartments, and 2nd class seats. Due to an error, it may currently be the case that our website is only able to offer a maximum of two of these accommodation types. If you're interested in one of the accommodation types that isn't shown, you would have to call us to book. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br />Currently, trains from Krakow to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague">Prague</a> are only able to be booked within 30-60 days of an intended departure.<br /><br />On day trains in Europe, 1st class generally offers larger and more comfortable seats with more leg room. With fewer seats per train car, 1st class is also usually going to be less crowded and quieter than 2nd class. For the most comfortable travel experience, we recommend booking 1st class.<br /><br />For sleeping compartments on night trains, it is typically the case that the class of service is determined by how many people a particular compartment sleeps. Generally, single and double compartments are considered 1st class, while triple compartments. 4-berth couchettes, and 6-berth couchettes are all considered 2nd class. Therefore, if you wish to reserve one compartment for as many as 3-6 passengers, then you would just have to expect that it would be considered 2nd class. In that sense, you can often just disregard class of service on night trains..
  • September 26, 2018 14:41
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Can I store luggage for a few hours prior to departure from Cardiff Central? by Jeff to Hi Konnie,<br /><br />There is no luggage storage right at the Cardiff Central station. However, there should be services/business close to the station where you can store luggage. To research, just google something like, "lockers at Cardiff Central station?", and you should be able to find something.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/cardiff-london" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/cardiff-london">Cardiff to London</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 ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/cardiff" rel="nofollow">Cardiff</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a> takes just over 2.5 hours..
  • September 26, 2018 14:36
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Can I store luggage for a few hours prior to departure from Cardiff Central? by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a> for multiple days and you'll be using public transit to get around, you'd want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/london-travel-card-8327">London Travel Card</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331">Visitor Oyster Card</a>', both of which would cover public transit networks in the city, including the Tube, London Overground, and city buses.<br /><br />To purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327">London Travel Card</a>' you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/london-travel-card-8327">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327</a><br /><br />To purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331">Visitor Oyster Card</a>' you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://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" target="_blank">London</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=England&amp;cities=cities-737" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/activities/countriesEnglandcitiescities-737">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=England&amp;cities=cities-737</a>.
  • September 26, 2018 14:35
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Can I store luggage for a few hours prior to departure from Cardiff Central? by Jeff to If you'll be staying in London for multiple days and you'll be using public transit to get around, you'd want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327">London Travel Card</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow">Visitor Oyster Card</a>', both of which would cover public transit networks in the city, including the Tube, London Overground, and city buses.<br /><br />To purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow">London Travel Card</a>' you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327</a><br /><br />To purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331">Visitor Oyster Card</a>' you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow">http://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 26, 2018 14:27
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Where is the train terminal in London Heathrow Airport? by Jeff to Hi Linda,<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow">Heathrow Express</a> is a more convenient way to get to the airport and it departs from the London Paddington station, so you could possibly look for a hotel somewhere near there.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow">Heathrow Express</a> trains depart from London Paddington once every 15 minutes throughout the day (taking about 15 minutes to get to terminals 1, 2 and 3, and 23 minutes to get to terminal 5)..
  • September 26, 2018 14:27
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Where is the train terminal in London Heathrow Airport? by Jeff to Hi Rebecca,<br /><br />If you'll be taking the Tube out of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/london-heathrow-airport-5753" rel="nofollow">Heathrow</a>, there are 3 stations. There is one Tube station that services terminals 2 and 3, one Tube station for terminal 4, and one Tube station for terminal 5.<br /><br />If you'll be taking the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031">Heathrow Express</a> to London Paddington, there are 2 stations. One services terminals 1, 2, and 3. The other services terminal 5.<br /><br />If you'll be taking the Heathrow Connect to London Paddington. there are 2 stations. One services terminals 2 and 3. The other services terminal 4..
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