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  • February 11, 2019 20:52
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Paris to Rome, Rome to Venice, Venice to Interlaken, and Interlaken to Paris. What should I purchase? by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> for multiple days and plan on using the Métro and RER to get around the city, you may also want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=">Paris Pass</a>' covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central Paris. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId</a>=<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite</a>' just covers local transportation in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339</a><br /><br />There is also the 'Paris Museum Pass', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. You would purchase the 'Paris Museum Pass' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335</a><br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479</a>.
  • February 11, 2019 20:43
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Paris to Rome, Rome to Venice, Venice to Interlaken, and Interlaken to Paris. What should I purchase? by Jeff to Hi Mahmood,<br /><br />For that much travel, you would want to get the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For this much travel, I would recommend going with 1st class.<br /><br />Most of your trains will require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Rome</u></b><br /><br />The daytime connection from Paris to Rome takes just under 10.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Turin along the way.<br /><br />The direct trains from Paris to Turin are France-Italy TGV trains. From Turin to Rome, you would take a Frecciarossa high-speed train. These trains require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />When purchasing reservations for a trip from Paris to Rome, you would just break up your search in Turin. Therefore, you would do one search from Paris to Turin and then another search for connecting trains from Turin to Rome.<br /><br />When you choose your trains into and out of Turin, be sure to account for the stations of arrival and departure. Direct trains from Paris to Turin only arrive into the Turin Porta Susa station, while trains from Turin to Rome can depart from either Porta Susa or the Porta Nuova station. If you needed to, you would commute from Porta Susa to Porta Nuova by taking a local metro or regional train, in which case the ride would only be about 8-10 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome to Venice</u></b><br /><br />From Rome to Venice, you would take a direct Frecciarossa or Frecciargento train. These trains also require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. Since these are direct trains, you would just do one search from Rome to Venice when purchasing the reservations on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our site</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Interlaken</u></b><br /><br />Interlaken is the gateway to Jungfraujoch. Connections from Venice to Interlaken take 6 to 6.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Milan and then once in Spiez.<br /><br />Trains from Venice to Milan and Milan to Spiez will both require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. On trains from Spiez to Interlaken, reservations are not at all necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />When booking your passholder reservations from Venice to Spiez on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our site</a>, you would just break up your search in Milan. Therefore, you would do one search from Venice to Milan and then another search for connecting trains from Milan to Spiez.<br /><br />For planning, you can still use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for the non-reservable segment from Spiez to Interlaken. When checking schedules for non-reservable trains, just be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />Trains from Venice to Milan are Frecciarossa high-speed trains, and trains from Milan to Spiez are EC (EuroCity) trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken &amp; Jungfraujoch</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> does not cover the trains between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch. However, with the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> you would be eligible to receive a discount of about 25% on these trains.<br /><br />To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Eurail Pass Holder' (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />This pass covers the 2 routes up to Jungfraujoch and a return within 24 hours. These routes are as follows:<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' segment between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either Interlaken (Interlaken Ost), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, or Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Paris</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Interlaken to Paris take just over 5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Basel along the way.<br /><br />On trains from Interlaken to Basel, reservation are not necessary at all, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Trains from Basel to Paris are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />You can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a> to view schedules for the unreserved segment from Interlaken to Basel (leaving the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked).<br /><br />You would then do a separate search to purchase your passholder reservations for a connecting train from Basel to Paris (making sure you re-check the 'I have a rail pass' button)..
  • February 11, 2019 20:24
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Which Paris Main Train station is closest to the Latin Quarter. I'll be coming from the Amsterdam Airport. by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />I'm not sure how you are seeing multiple stations, because the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> only arrive into the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-gare-du-nord">Nord station</a> in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>. In a city with numerous rail stations (such as Paris) the station a particular train arrives into depends on the region or direction its coming from. Therefore, travelers are generally not be able to choose the station they arrive into for a particular trip.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> trains, and there are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains that run direct from the station at Amsterdam Schipol Airport to Paris.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>. For the trains that depart out of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/amsterdam-schiphol" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">station at the airport</a>, you would have to type 'Amsterdam Schipol Airport' in the field for the departure city. For the most comfortable journey, 1st class is recommended.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> trains can be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date. If your intended departure falls outside of this time frame, you would have to enter an earlier date (a date within the next days from now) just to get an idea of the ticket costs and schedules in the meantime.<br /><br />After you arrive into the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-gare-du-nord">Nord station</a>, you can use the local RER or Métro to get to the Latin Quarter. The RER/Métro stop for the Latin Quarter is Saint-Michel. You should just be able to take RER Line B, which runs directly between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-gare-du-nord">Nord</a> and St Michel. The ride would take about 15 minutes. To take the RER, you would just pay locally upon arrival..
  • February 11, 2019 18:43
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of How much time to get from Madrid Airport to Madrid train station? Can Madrid-Malaga tickets be used for a later train if we miss it? by Jeff to Hi Tonje,<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-valladolid" rel="nofollow">Madrid to Valladolid</a> by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/valladolid" rel="nofollow">Valladolid</a>, there are regional or Alvia trains.<br /><br />Trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow">Spain</a> can only be booked once within 60-90 days of an intended departure date. If your intended departure falls outside of this time frame, you would use an earlier date (a date within the next 60 days from now) just to get an idea of the ticket costs and schedules in the meantime.<br /><br />Trains to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/valladolid" rel="nofollow">Valladolid</a> depart from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-chamartin" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-chamartin">Chamartin station</a> in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid">Madrid</a> city proper. To commute from the Madrid Barajas Airport to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-chamartin" rel="nofollow">Madrid Chamartin station</a>, you would take Line 1 of local Cercanías rail network. Cercanías Line 1 trains depart once every 30 minutes throughout the day, and the ride from the airport to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-chamartin" rel="nofollow">Chamartin station</a> only takes about 11 or 12 minutes. To take the Cercanías, you would just pay locally upon arrival.<br /><br />At the airport itself, the time it takes to get from the gate to the trains can depend on several factors. I would just recommend allowing a time that is comparable to the amount of time it would take for you to walk through a typical major North American airport and retrieve luggage. It is also recommended that you allow an additional hour to get through customs if your flight is arriving from overseas.<br /><br />When deciding on a departure, just be sure to also factor in the frequency and duration of the Cercanías trains to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-chamartin" rel="nofollow">Chamartin</a>..
  • February 11, 2019 18:09
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Which Paris Main Train station is closest to the Latin Quarter. I'll be coming from the Amsterdam Airport. by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> for multiple days and plan on using the Métro and RER to get around the city, you may also want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central Paris. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId</a>=<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>' just covers local transportation in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339</a><br /><br />There is also the 'Paris Museum Pass', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>. You would purchase the 'Paris Museum Pass' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335</a><br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479</a>.
  • February 11, 2019 18:00
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Which Paris Main Train station is closest to the Latin Quarter. I'll be coming from the Amsterdam Airport. by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />I'm not sure how you are seeing multiple stations, because the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> only arrive into the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord">Nord station</a> in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. In a city with numerous rail stations (such as Paris) the station a particular train arrives into depends on the region or direction its coming from. Therefore, travelers are generally not be able to choose the station they arrive into for a particular trip.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow">Thalys</a> trains, and there are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains that run direct from the station at Amsterdam Schipol Airport to Paris.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. For the trains that depart out of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/amsterdam-schiphol" rel="nofollow">station at the airport</a>, you would have to type 'Amsterdam Schipol Airport' in the field for the departure city. For the most comfortable journey, 1st class is recommended.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow">Thalys</a> trains can be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date. If your intended departure falls outside of this time frame, you would have to enter an earlier date (a date within the next days from now) just to get an idea of the ticket costs and schedules in the meantime.<br /><br />After you arrive into the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord">Nord station</a>, you can use the local RER or Métro to get to the Latin Quarter. The RER/Métro stop for the Latin Quarter is Saint-Michel. You should just be able to take RER Line B, which runs directly between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord">Nord</a> and St Michel. To take the RER, you would just pay locally upon arrival..
  • February 11, 2019 17:49
    Jeff
    Changed title of Which Paris Main Train station is closest to the Latin Quarter by T Rowan to Which Paris Main Train station is closest to the Latin Quarter. I'll be coming from the Amsterdam Airport..
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  • February 11, 2019 17:49
    Jeff
    Changed description of We are coming from Amsterdam Airport. The route gives us several Paris stations to choose from. Which main station is closest to the Latin quarter? I understand we may also need to take a local train. <br /><br /> The 3 options they are giving me are Paris France, Paris est, and Paris nord. <br /> Also are these high speed trains? <br /><br /> Of those which would be closest to the Latin quarter? and would I need to catch a local train as well? <br /><br /> Thank you by T Rowan to We are coming from Amsterdam Airport. The route gives us several Paris stations to choose from. Which main station is closest to the Latin quarter? I understand we may also need to take a local train.The 3 options they are giving me are Paris France, Paris est, and Paris nord. Also are these high speed trains?Of those which would be closest to the Latin quarter? and would I need to catch a local train as well?Thank you.
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  • February 07, 2019 19:47
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Luggage allowed on train from Barcelona to Madrid by Jeff to Hi Susan,<br /><br />The above stated policy for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow">Spain</a> applies to both 1st and 2nd class. With that said, there is more space in 1st class in general, so there still might be a little more room for luggage if you opt for 1st class. I'm sorry, however, we would not have any information about insured carriers.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/barcelona-madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/barcelona-madrid">Barcelona to Madrid</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>. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona">Barcelona</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid">Madrid</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow">AVE</a> high-speed trains..
  • February 04, 2019 18:06
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of From Aberdeen to London, does 1st class service offer meals and drinks? 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">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" 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" 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">Visitor Oyster Card</a>' you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331">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>.
  • February 04, 2019 18:04
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of From Aberdeen to London, does 1st class service offer meals and drinks? by Jeff to Hi Pam,<br /><br />On the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/aberdeen" rel="nofollow">Aberdeen</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a>, meals and beverages are included in 1st class. The trip is about 7 hours, so 1st class is recommended for the most comfortable journey.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Aberdeen to London 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 />Generally, trains in the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom" rel="nofollow">UK</a> can be booked once within 90 or 120 days of an intended departure date..
  • February 04, 2019 18:02
    Jeff
    Changed title of Rail Europe by Pam Mackay to From Aberdeen to London, does 1st class service offer meals and drinks?.
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  • February 04, 2019 18:02
    Jeff
    Changed description of Does Rail Europe first class service from Aberdeen to London offer free meals and drinks? by Pam Mackay to Does Rail Europe first class service from Aberdeen to London offer free meals and drinks?.
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  • February 04, 2019 16:35
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of 1st class vs. 2nd class from Paris to London? 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">London Travel Card</a>' or 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>', 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" 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" 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" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331">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>.
  • February 04, 2019 16:34
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of 1st class vs. 2nd class from Paris to London? by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> for multiple days and plan on using the Métro and RER to get around the city, you may also want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central Paris. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId</a>=<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite</a>' just covers local transportation in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339</a><br /><br />There is also the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow">Paris Museum Pass</a>', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow">Paris Museum Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335</a><br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479</a>.
  • February 04, 2019 16:30
    Jeff
    Changed title of 1st class vs. 2nd class by Melisa Conze to 1st class vs. 2nd class from Paris to London?.
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  • February 04, 2019 16:29
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of 1st class vs. 2nd class from Paris to London? by Jeff to Hi Melisa,<br /><br />On trains in Europe, 1st class offers larger and more comfortable seats with more leg room. With fewer seats per train car, 1st class will also be less crowded and quieter than 2nd class. In 1st class on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> (the train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a>), the seats also recline and a meal would be served to your seat (included in the cost of the ticket). For the most comfortable and satisfying journey, we do recommend 1st class.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-londres" rel="nofollow">Paris 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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> can be booked 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure..
  • February 01, 2019 19:02
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Trains in Slovenia, Austria, & Germany (Ljubljana-Vienna, Vienna-Salzburg, Vienna-Munich) by Jeff to Hi George,<br /><br />For that much travel, I would recommend the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Ljubljana to Vienna</u></b><br /><br />There is one direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/ljubljana" rel="nofollow">Ljubljana</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a> in the afternoon. Other connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/ljubljana" rel="nofollow">Ljubljana</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a> involve changing trains once in Villach along the way. The connections via Villach and the direct train both take just over 6 hours in duration.<br /><br />On the direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/ljubljana" rel="nofollow">Ljubljana</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a>, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. These are EC (EuroCity) trains.<br /><br />Reservations are also recommended on trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/ljubljana" rel="nofollow">Ljubljana</a> to Villach and Villach to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a>. The trains from Villach to Vienna are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543">Railjet</a> trains.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, reservations for the direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/ljubljana-vienna" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/ljubljana-vienna">Ljubljana to Vienna</a> can be purchased by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />Reservations for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> trains from Villach to Vienna can also be purchased this way; however, reservations for trains from Ljubljana to Villach are currently only able to be purchased by calling us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600 or 1-847-916-1028. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT Monday to Friday.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended departure date. The path of the direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/ljubljana" rel="nofollow">Ljubljana</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna">Vienna</a> and Villach to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a> both take you over a famed scenic railway called the Semmering Line for part of the way. The Semmering Line starts around Bruck an der Mur/Mürzzuschlag and ends around Gloggnitz/Wiener Neustadt.<br /><br /><b><u>Vienna to Salzburg</u></b><br /><br />Trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg">Salzburg</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543">Railjet</a> trains on which reservations are again going to be recommended as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/vienna-salzburg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/vienna-salzburg">Vienna to Salzburg</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’). Generally, these trains can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Vienna to Munich</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> are also <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543">Railjet</a> trains, so reservations are recommended as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/vienna-munich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/vienna-munich">Vienna to Munich</a> can be purchased by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’). Generally, these trains can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> follow along the very scenic Rosenheim-Salzburg Railway..
  • February 01, 2019 18:52
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Trains in Slovenia, Austria, & Germany (Ljubljana-Vienna, Vienna-Salzburg, Vienna-Munich) by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/ljubljana" rel="nofollow">Ljubljana</a>, you can shop various city passes, activities, and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=734&amp;cities=cities-5257" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=734&amp;cities=cities-5257</a><br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a>, you can shop city passes, activities, and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-454" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-454">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-454</a><br /><br />For city passes, activities, and tours in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg">Salzburg</a>, you can would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-451" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-451">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-451</a><br /><br />City passes, activities, and tours in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> can be found here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=52&amp;cities=cities-487" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=52&amp;cities=cities-487</a>.
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