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  • November 28, 2018 17:11
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Is it worth getting the Swiss pass if not traveling on continuous days? by Jeff to You’ll also want to keep in mind what the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> can do for you on the mountain excursions out of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus</u></b><br /><br />The excursion up Mount Pilatus starts with a steamboat across Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, the ascent continues by cog railway up to Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mt Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get from Kriens back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>, you would take a bus.<br /><br />With the use of a ‘travel day’, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid for you to get from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (either by train or by the steamboat across Lake Lucerne) and also valid on the bus ride from Kriens back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a>.<br /><br />On the cog rail and cable car segments (Alpnachstad-Pilatus Kulm and Pilatus Kulm-Kriens), the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 50% discount. To receive this discount, you would purchase a 50% off option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pass for 'Mount Pilatus'</a> here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-pilatus">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus</a>.<br /><br />The option specific to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> has not yet been added to our website; however, you can still purchase the 'Eurail Pass' or 'Swiss Half Fare Card' option and either would still be valid for you to use (both still grant you a 50% discount). The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Mount Pilatus' pass</a> would cover you on the cog railway from Alpnachstad to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm), the cable car from Pilatus Kulm to Fräkmüntegg and the gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />Another option for you in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> is the trek to another nearby mountain, Mount Titlis. The excursion from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to Mount Titlis consists of a train from Lucerne to Engelberg, a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the Klein Titlis station, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.<br /><br />For the trip between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and Titlis, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would only be valid on the train between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and Engelberg. However, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> does enable you to receive a discount of about 45% on the cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg to Mt Titlis for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pass for 'Mount Titlis'</a> here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-titlis-8165">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165</a>. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow">This pass</a> also includes a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br />Please be advised that getting from Lucerne to Engelberg would require the use of a ‘travel day’ on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Stanserhorn</u></b><br /><br />From April 14th to November 18th of 2018, you would also have the option of making the ascent to nearby Stanserhorn. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a>, you would take a short train to the nearby village of Stans. In Stans, you would board an 1893 vintage funicular to the intermediate station of Kälti. In Kälti, you would board the CabriO cable car to the Stanserhorn summit. The CabriO cable car is the world’s first double decker open-air cable car. From the summit, you would experience incredible views of the surrounding Alps and 10 different lakes. There is also a revolving restaurant called the Rondorama and a marmot park.<br /><br /><strike>As of 2018, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is now valid to cover the full excursion between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and Stanserhorn. Please be advised that this would require the use of a ‘travel day’.</strike><br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi</u></b><br /><br />There are 2 different routes between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and Mt Rigi, both of which are fully covered by a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a>.<br /><br />The route via Arth Goldau involves taking a train from Lucerne to Arth Goldau and the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm.<br /><br />The route via Vitznau involves taking a boat on Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm.<br /><br />Please be advised that it would require the use of a ‘travel day’ on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> for either of these 2 routes to Mount Rigi..
  • November 28, 2018 17:03
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Is it worth getting the Swiss pass if not traveling on continuous days? by Jeff to You’ll also want to keep in mind what the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> can do for you on the mountain excursions out of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus</u></b><br /><br />The excursion up Mount Pilatus starts with a steamboat across Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, the ascent continues by cog railway up to Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mt Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get from Kriens back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>, you would take a bus.<br /><br />With the use of a ‘travel day’, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid for you to get from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (either by train or by the steamboat across Lake Lucerne) and also valid on the bus ride from Kriens back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a>.<br /><br />On the cog rail and cable car segments (Alpnachstad-Pilatus Kulm and Pilatus Kulm-Kriens), the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 50% discount. To receive this discount, you would purchase a 50% off option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pass for 'Mount Pilatus'</a> here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-pilatus">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus</a>.<br /><br />The option specific to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> has not yet been added to our website; however, you can still purchase the 'Eurail Pass' or 'Swiss Half Fare Card' option and either would still be valid for you to use (both still grant you a 50% discount). The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Mount Pilatus' pass</a> would cover you on the cog railway from Alpnachstad to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm), the cable car from Pilatus Kulm to Fräkmüntegg and the gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />Another option for you in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> is the trek to another nearby mountain, Mount Titlis. The excursion from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to Mount Titlis consists of a train from Lucerne to Engelberg, a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the Klein Titlis station, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.<br /><br />For the trip between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and Titlis, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would only be valid on the train between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and Engelberg. However, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> does enable you to receive a discount of about 45% on the cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg to Mt Titlis for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pass for 'Mount Titlis'</a> here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-titlis-8165">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165</a>. This pass also includes a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br />Please be advised that getting from Lucerne to Engelberg would require the use of a ‘travel day’ on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Stanserhorn</u></b><br /><br />From April 14th to November 18th of 2018, you would also have the option of making the ascent to nearby Stanserhorn. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a>, you would take a short train to the nearby village of Stans. In Stans, you would board an 1893 vintage funicular to the intermediate station of Kälti. In Kälti, you would board the CabriO cable car to the Stanserhorn summit. The CabriO cable car is the world’s first double decker open-air cable car. From the summit, you would experience incredible views of the surrounding Alps and 10 different lakes. There is also a revolving restaurant called the Rondorama and a marmot park.<br /><br /><strike>As of 2018, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is now valid to cover the full excursion between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and Stanserhorn. Please be advised that this would require the use of a ‘travel day’.</strike><br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi</u></b><br /><br />There are 2 different routes between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> and Mt Rigi, both of which are fully covered by a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a>.<br /><br />The route via Arth Goldau involves taking a train from Lucerne to Arth Goldau and the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm.<br /><br />The route via Vitznau involves taking a boat on Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm.<br /><br />Please be advised that it would require the use of a ‘travel day’ on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> for either of these 2 routes to Mount Rigi..
  • November 28, 2018 17:03
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Is it worth getting the Swiss pass if not traveling on continuous days? by Jeff to You’ll also want to keep in mind what the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> can do for you on the mountain excursions out of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus</u></b><br /><br />The excursion up Mount Pilatus starts with a steamboat across Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, the ascent continues by cog railway up to Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mt Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get from Kriens back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, you would take a bus.<br /><br />With the use of a ‘travel day’, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid for you to get from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (either by train or by the steamboat across Lake Lucerne) and also valid on the bus ride from Kriens back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a>.<br /><br />On the cog rail and cable car segments (Alpnachstad-Pilatus Kulm and Pilatus Kulm-Kriens), the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 50% discount. To receive this discount, you would purchase a 50% off option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow">pass for 'Mount Pilatus'</a> here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-pilatus">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus</a>.<br /><br />The option specific to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> has not yet been added to our website; however, you can still purchase the 'Eurail Pass' or 'Swiss Half Fare Card' option and either would still be valid for you to use (both still grant you a 50% discount). The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow">'Mount Pilatus' pass</a> would cover you on the cog railway from Alpnachstad to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm), the cable car from Pilatus Kulm to Fräkmüntegg and the gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />Another option for you in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> is the trek to another nearby mountain, Mount Titlis. The excursion from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to Mount Titlis consists of a train from Lucerne to Engelberg, a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the Klein Titlis station, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.<br /><br />For the trip between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and Titlis, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would only be valid on the train between Lucerne and Engelberg. However, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> does enable you to receive a discount of about 45% on the cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg to Mt Titlis for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow">pass for 'Mount Titlis'</a> here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-titlis-8165">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165</a>. This pass also includes a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br />Please be advised that getting from Lucerne to Engelberg would require the use of a ‘travel day’ on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Stanserhorn</u></b><br /><br />From April 14th to November 18th of 2018, you would also have the option of making the ascent to nearby Stanserhorn. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a>, you would take a short train to the nearby village of Stans. In Stans, you would board an 1893 vintage funicular to the intermediate station of Kälti. In Kälti, you would board the CabriO cable car to the Stanserhorn summit. The CabriO cable car is the world’s first double decker open-air cable car. From the summit, you would experience incredible views of the surrounding Alps and 10 different lakes. There is also a revolving restaurant called the Rondorama and a marmot park.<br /><br /><strike>As of 2018, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is now valid to cover the full excursion between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and Stanserhorn. Please be advised that this would require the use of a ‘travel day’.</strike><br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi</u></b><br /><br />There are 2 different routes between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and Mt Rigi, both of which are fully covered by a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a>.<br /><br />The route via Arth Goldau involves taking a train from Lucerne to Arth Goldau and the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm.<br /><br />The route via Vitznau involves taking a boat on Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Vitznau, and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm.<br /><br />Please be advised that it would require the use of a ‘travel day’ on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> for either of these 2 routes to Mount Rigi..
  • November 28, 2018 16:54
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Is it worth getting the Swiss pass if not traveling on continuous days? by Jeff to As for other nearby mountain excursions out of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would enable you to receive discounts.<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, there are 2 different routes you can take; one that goes via Grindelwald and the other that goes via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<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 />With regard to the former, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover you only as far as Grindelwald.<br /><br />With regard to the latter, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover you as far as Wengen.<br /><br />For the remaining segments (Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch &amp; Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch), the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would enable you to receive a discount of 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel 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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow">this pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />If you do not want to squander a travel day on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> for the segments between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> and either Grindelwald or Wengen, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel Pass Holder' (still Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'.<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/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch 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" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow">Interlaken Ost</a>), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> 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>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br /><br />A <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would also enable you to receive a 50% discount on the Harderbahn funicular in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>. The Harderbahn takes you to a viewing platform at the ‘Two Lakes Bridge’ (Zweiseensteg) for spectacular views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz below, as well as incredible panoramas of the surrounding Alps; including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There is also the Harder Kulm Panorama restaurant offering more stunning views.<br /><br />To receive the 50% discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Harder Kulm Interlaken to Harder Kulm for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178" rel="nofollow">pass for Harder Kulm</a>. For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178" rel="nofollow">this pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/harder-kulm-8178">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn)</u></b><br /><br />A <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> also grants a 50% discount on the Firstbahn cable cars out of nearby Grindelwald. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station in Grindelwald 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 />To receive the 50% discount on the Firstbahn out of Grindelwald, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First GRINDELWALD to First for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow">pass for ‘Grindelwald-First’</a>. You would purchase this here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/grindelwald-first">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first</a>.<br /><br />If you do not want to squander a travel day on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> to get from Interlaken to Grindelwald, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First INTERLAKEN to First for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow">pass for ‘Grindelwald-First’</a> instead.<br /><br /><b><u>Schynige Platte Railway</u></b><br /><br />The nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ runs from the nearby village of Wilderswil to the Schynige Platte station. Wilderswil is only a 4-minute train ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> enables you to receive a discount of about 50% to make this excursion. To receive the 50% discount out of Wilderswil, you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte WILDERSWIL to Schynige Platte for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312">pass for 'Schynige Platte'</a> here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/schynige-platte-8312">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312</a>.<br /><br />If you do not want to squander a travel day on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> to get from Interlaken to Wilderswil, then you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte INTERLAKEN to Schynige Platte for Swiss Travel Pass Holder' option of the pass for 'Schynige Platte' instead.<br /><br />Please be advised that the ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ only runs from May 26th to October 28th of 2018.<br /><br />From Schynige Platte, you’ll have more amazing views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. By the station is also Switzerland’s only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant..
  • November 28, 2018 16:43
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Is it worth getting the Swiss pass if not traveling on continuous days? by Jeff to <b><u>Schilthorn</u></b><br /><br />For a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>, you’ll also want to keep in mind that <strike>the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is now valid on the full excursion to (Mount) Schilthorn</strike>.<br /><br />There are 2 different routes you can take to get from Interlaken to Schilthorn, and <strike>the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid on both</strike>. One route up to Schilthorn goes via Grütschalp and the other goes 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.
  • November 28, 2018 16:37
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Is it worth getting the Swiss pass if not traveling on continuous days? by Jeff to If you do not want the 8 consecutive (continuous) day <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, you can always consider a 'flexi' version of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a>. If you'll just be doing the 4 trips you mentioned, you would purchase the 4 day 'flexi' option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a>. This option would allow you 4 days of rail travel to be completed within a time frame of 1 month. There is also a 3 day flexi option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, which would be for 3 days of rail travel to be completed within a time frame of 1 month.<br /><br />Consecutive just means that you would be allowed unlimited travel within the indicated time frame. Therefore, if you were to purchase an 8 day 'consecutive' pass, that means you would be entitled to unlimited travel within that time frame of 8 days.<br /><br />In contrast, a 'flexipass' allows for a set number of travel days that must be completed within a longer time frame (in the case of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, that longer time is 1 month). 'Travel days' on a 'flexipass' refer to how many separate days you plan on using your rail pass. A ‘travel day’ is a 24-hour period from midnight to midnight. You may take as many trains as you wish during the 24-hour time frame and still only use one day of travel on a pass. For instance, if you were take a day train from 'city A' to 'city B' and then take a connecting train to 'city C' on the same day, then you would only use up one day of travel on your rail pass. In contrast, if you were to take that connecting train to 'city C' on the next day, that would constitute 2 days of rail travel on your pass.<br /><br />'Travel days' are not applicable to the 'consecutive' passes, since these are for unlimited travel within the time frame allowed..
  • November 28, 2018 16:11
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of can we park a rental car and store luggage at the train station in Toulouse by Jeff to Hi Diane,<br /><br />I'm sorry, however, we do not have any information about parking at stations. For information about parking at the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/toulouse-matabiau" rel="nofollow">Toulouse Matabiau station</a>, you would have to check locally, or else i would recommend searching online.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/toulouse-matabiau" rel="nofollow">Toulouse Matabiau station</a> does have coin operated lockers for storing luggage. We do not have information about the costs to store luggage, nor do we have information about the locker dimensions. For some general information about the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/toulouse-matabiau" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/toulouse-matabiau">Toulouse Matabiau station</a>, you can click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/toulouse-matabiau" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/toulouse-matabiau">https://www.raileurope.com/place/toulouse-matabiau</a>.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/toulouse" rel="nofollow">Toulouse</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-spain-high-speed-train" rel="nofollow">France-Spain High Speed</a> trains) 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>..
  • November 28, 2018 16:07
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Preboard and Connection Times by Jeff to Hi Sharon,<br /><br />Regarding your first question, it is generally recommended that travelers be at the station about 15 minutes before departure.<br /><br />Regarding your second question, the connection times you indicated are sufficient to change trains.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. For what you plan to do, you would do one search from Pau to Dax, another search for connecting trains from Dax to Bayonne, and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bayonne-st-jean-pied-de-port" rel="nofollow">Bayonne to St Jean Pied de Port</a>.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/pau" rel="nofollow">Pau</a> to Dax and Dax to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bayonne" rel="nofollow">Bayonne</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> trains. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bayonne" rel="nofollow">Bayonne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/st-jean-pied-de-port" rel="nofollow">St Jean Pied de Port</a> are regional <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551">TER</a> trains..
  • November 28, 2018 15:51
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Travelling with a bicycle from Biarritz to Santander by Jeff to Hi Ben,<br /><br />For your bikes to be allowed still fully assembled, you would have to take a connection comprised solely of regional trains.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/biarritz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biarritz</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santander" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/santander">Santander</a>, a connection made up of regional trains would involve at least 3 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/hendaye" rel="nofollow">Hendaye</a>, once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/irun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Irun</a>, and then once in Palencia.<br /><br /><b><u>Biarritz to Hendaye</u></b><br /><br />If you need to keep your bike assembled, you would have to take a regional <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551">TER</a> train for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/biarritz" rel="nofollow">Biarritz</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/hendaye" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/hendaye">Hendaye</a>. The ride only takes about 30 minutes. Tickets for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551">TER</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/biarritz" rel="nofollow">Biarritz</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/hendaye" rel="nofollow">Hendaye</a> are only able to be purchased locally in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Hendaye to Irun</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/hendaye" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/hendaye">Hendaye</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/irun" rel="nofollow">Irun</a>, you would take a local commuter train called the 'Euskotren'. The Euskotren is supposed to allow assembled bikes on board. The Euskotren departs once every 30 minutes, and the ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/hendaye" rel="nofollow">Hendaye</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/irun" rel="nofollow">Irun</a> is only able 4 minutes. Tickets for the Euskotren are also only able to be purchased locally when you're there.<br /><br /><b><u>Irun to Palencia</u></b><br /><br />If you need to keep your bike assembled, you would have to take a regional MD (Media Distancia) train for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/irun" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/irun">Irun</a> to Palencia.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Irun to Palencia 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>. When you pull up the results of your search, the MD trains will be labeled as 'Regional' trains. Just be sure to choose one of the 'Regional' trains so that you can take your bike on board fully assembled.<br /><br /><b><u>Palencia to Santander</u></b><br /><br />If you need to keep your bike assembled, you would have to take a Regional Express train for the segment from Palencia to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santander" rel="nofollow">Santander</a>.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Palencia to Santander 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>. When you pull up the results of your search, the Regional Express trains will be labeled just as 'Train'. Just be sure to choose one of the trains labeled 'Train' so that you can take your bike on board fully assembled..
  • November 27, 2018 22:28
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Travelling with a bicycle from Biarritz to Santander by Jeff to Hi Ben,<br /><br />For your bikes to be allowed still fully assembled, you would have to take a connection comprised solely of regional trains.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/biarritz" rel="nofollow">Biarritz</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santander" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/santander">Santander</a>, a connection made up of regional trains would involve at least 3 train changes along the way; once in Hendaye, once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/irun" rel="nofollow">Irun</a>, and then once in Palencia.<br /><br /><b><u>Biarritz to Hendaye</u></b><br /><br />If you need to keep your bike assembled, you would have to take a regional TER train for the segment from Biarritz to Hendaye. The ride only takes about 30 minutes. Tickets for the TER trains from Biarritz to Hendaye are only able to be purchased locally in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow">France</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Hendaye to Irun</u></b><br /><br />To get from Hendaye to Irun, you would take a local commuter train called the 'Euskotren'. The Euskotren is supposed to allow assembled bikes on board. The Euskotren departs once every 30 minutes, and the ride from Hendaye to Irun is only able 4 minutes. Tickets for the Euskotren are also only able to be purchased locally when you're there.<br /><br /><b><u>Irun to Palencia</u></b><br /><br />If you need to keep your bike assembled, you would have to take a regional MD (Media Distancia) train for the segment from Irun to Palencia.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Irun to Palencia 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>. When you pull up the results of your search, the MD trains will be labeled as 'Regional' trains. Just be sure to choose one of the 'Regional' trains so that you can take your bike on board fully assembled.<br /><br /><b><u>Palencia to Santander</u></b><br /><br />If you need to keep your bike assembled, you would have to take a Regional Express train for the segment from Palencia to Santander.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Palencia to Irun 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>. When you pull up the results of your search, the Regional Express trains will be labeled just as 'Train'. Just be sure to choose one of the trains labeled 'Train' so that you can take your bike on board fully assembled..
  • November 27, 2018 21:40
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of I purchased a Eurail Benelux Pass- still need to reserve & pay ? by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a>, you can shop various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Belgium&amp;cities=cities-458" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Belgium&amp;cities=cities-458">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Belgium&amp;cities=cities-458</a>.<br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a>, you can shop city passes and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525</a>..
  • November 27, 2018 21:40
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of I purchased a Eurail Benelux Pass- still need to reserve & pay ? by Jeff to Hi Emily,<br /><br />Rail passes cover ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be considered into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass still often works out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe. It just depends on the itinerary.<br /><br />However, for the specifiic itinerary you laid out, it is not necessary that you take any trains that require reservations. In the Benelux region, reservations are only required on the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> trains. On other trains in this region, reservations are not even accepted, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Benelux Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/benelux-pass-5888">Eurail Benelux Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/benelux-pass-5888">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels</a>, there IC (InterCity) trains and high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> trains.<br /><br />IC trains in this part of Europe do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/benelux-pass-5888">Eurail Benelux Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />As I mentioned above, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> trains require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<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 the IC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/amsterdam-brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam to Brussels</a>. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' unchecked. On our website, the IC trains on this route are labeled as 'Eurocities' when you pull up the results of a search.<br /><br />If you want to take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> train for this trip, you would purchase reservations by searching the route 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>), 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 Benelux Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to Luxembourg</u></b><br /><br />The direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/luxembourg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/luxembourg">Luxembourg</a> are currently not running, due to construction. While the construction goes on, a connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/brussels">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/luxembourg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/luxembourg">Luxembourg</a> takes just under 4 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/liege" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Liège</a> along the way. The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/liege" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Liège</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/liege" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Liège</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/luxembourg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/luxembourg">Luxembourg</a> are IC trains, so reservations are not accepted and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/benelux-pass-5888">Eurail Benelux Pass</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 the IC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brussels-liege" rel="nofollow">Brussels to Liège</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/liege-luxembourg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/liege-luxembourg">Liège to Luxembourg</a>. When you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains on these routes, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' unchecked. On our website, the IC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/liege-luxembourg" rel="nofollow">Liège to Luxembourg</a> are labeled as 'Eurocities' when you pull up the results of a search.<br /><br /><b><u>Luxembourg to Amsterdam</u></b><br /><br />Generally, connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/luxembourg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/luxembourg">Luxembourg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels">Brussels</a> along the way. Due to the current construction work on the rail lines, connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/luxembourg" rel="nofollow">Luxembourg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> take just under 6.5 hours in duration and involve 3 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/liege" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/liege">Liège</a>, once in Leuven, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/antwerp" rel="nofollow">Antwerp</a>. These are all IC trains, so reservations are not accepted and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/benelux-pass-5888">Eurail Benelux Pass</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 the IC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/luxembourg-liege" rel="nofollow">Luxembourg to Liège</a> and Leuven to Antwerp. On our website, the IC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/luxembourg-liege" rel="nofollow">Luxembourg to Liège</a> are labeled as 'Eurocities' when you pull up the results of a search.<br /><br />Schedules for the IC trains from Liège to Leuven and Antwerp to Amsterdam are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, the IC trains from Liège to Leuven depart every 30 minutes throughout the day and the ride takes 30 minutes, while the IC trains from Antwerp to Amsterdam depart hourly throughout the day and the ride takes just under 2 hours..
  • November 27, 2018 21:23
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of I purchased a Eurail Benelux Pass- still need to reserve & pay ? by Jeff to Hi Emily,<br /><br />Rail passes cover ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be considered into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass still often works out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe. It just depends on the itinerary.<br /><br />However, for the specifiic itinerary you laid out, it is not necessary that you take any trains that require reservations. In the Benelux region, reservations are only required on the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> trains. On other trains in this region, reservations are not even accepted, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Benelux Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/benelux-pass-5888">Eurail Benelux Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/benelux-pass-5888">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a>, there IC (InterCity) trains and high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow">Thalys</a> trains.<br /><br />IC trains in this part of Europe do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888">Eurail Benelux Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />As I mentioned above, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> trains require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<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 the IC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/amsterdam-brussels" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam to Brussels</a>. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' unchecked. On our website, the IC trains on this route are labeled as 'Eurocities' when you pull up the results of a search.<br /><br />If you want to take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thalys</a> train for this trip, you would purchase reservations by searching the route 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>), 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 Benelux Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to Luxembourg</u></b><br /><br />The direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/luxembourg" rel="nofollow">Luxembourg</a> are currently not running, due to construction. While the construction goes on, a connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/luxembourg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/luxembourg">Luxembourg</a> takes just under 4 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/liege" rel="nofollow">Liège</a> along the way. The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/liege" rel="nofollow">Liège</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/liege" rel="nofollow">Liège</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/luxembourg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/luxembourg">Luxembourg</a> are IC trains, so reservations are not accepted and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888">Eurail Benelux Pass</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 the IC trains from Brussels to Liège and Liège to Luxembourg. When you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains on these routes, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' unchecked. On our website, the IC trains from Liège to Luxembourg are labeled as 'Eurocities' when you pull up the results of a search.<br /><br /><b><u>Luxembourg to Amsterdam</u></b><br /><br />Generally, connections from Luxembourg to Amsterdam involve changing trains once in Brussels along the way. Due to the current construction work on the rail lines, connections from Luxembourg to Amsterdam take just under 6.5 hours in duration and involve 3 train changes along the way; once in Liège, once in Leuven, and Antwerp. These are all IC trains, so reservations are not accepted and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/benelux-pass-5888">Eurail Benelux Pass</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 the IC trains from Luxembourg to Liège and Leuven to Antwerp. On our website, the IC trains from Luxembourg to Liège are labeled as 'Eurocities' when you pull up the results of a search.<br /><br />Schedules for the IC trains from Liège to Leuven and Antwerp to Amsterdam are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, the IC trains from Liège to Leuven depart every 30 minutes throughout the day and the ride takes 30 minutes, while the IC trains from Antwerp to Amsterdam depart hourly throughout the day and the ride takes just under 2 hours..
  • November 27, 2018 21:08
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of closest train station to Lisbon Airport by Jeff to Hi Linda,<br /><br />Yes, you would have to commute into the city of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow">Lisbon</a> first in order to connect to a train that will take you up to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow">Porto</a>.<br /><br />There are two main stations in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon">Lisbon</a>, the Oriente station and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/lisbon-santa-apolania" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/lisbon-santa-apolania">Santa Apolonia station</a>, and trains to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow">Porto</a> will actually depart from either of these stations.<br /><br />By Metro, a connection into the Oriente station from the airport would be easier. You would take the red line of the Metro directly from the airport to the Oriente station, which only takes about 9 to 10 minutes. Otherwise, this station is just a short taxi ride from the airport.<br /><br />If you were to take the Metro from the airport to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/lisbon-santa-apolania" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/lisbon-santa-apolania">Santa Apolonia station</a>, it would take more like 40 minutes, and you would have to switch from the red line to the blue line at the S. Sebastiao stop. The blue line would then take you directly to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/lisbon-santa-apolania" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/lisbon-santa-apolania">Santa Apolonia station</a>.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets and check schedules for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lisbon-porto" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lisbon-porto">Lisbon to Porto</a> by clicking on 'Find Fares &amp; Schedules' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>..
  • November 27, 2018 16:56
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of I can't get e-ticket from Lisbon to Albufeira by Jeff to Hi, I'm sorry, however, tickets for trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portugal</a> are only able to be issued as paper documents that would have to be shipped to you.<br /><br />The method of ticketing depends on the train/route.<br /><br />With European rail travel, many tickets are still only able to be issued as paper documents that would have to be shipped to you.<br /><br />Currently, only tickets for trains in certain parts of Europe are able to be issued as e-tickets (in the form of print-at-home and/or print-at-station tickets). This includes domestic trains operating within the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom">United Kingdom</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow">Spain</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">Italy</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow">Germany</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow">France</a>, as well as some internationally operating trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10">France</a> and neighboring countries or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany">Germany</a> and neighboring countries. For all other trains, tickets are only able to be issued as physical documents that would have to be shipped to you prior to your departure.<br /><br />If tickets for a particular train are able to be issued as print-at-home or print-at-station tickets, then the option would display for you at the first step of the checkout process.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Lisbon to Albufeira 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 />It is also important to note that trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon">Lisbon</a> and Albufeira require reservations as a supplement to the ticket; however, the Portuguese national rail network has not enabled their trains to be reserved from anywhere outside the country. Reservations for trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal" rel="nofollow">Portugal</a> can only be purchased at the CP offices in the stations. The cost would only be a small cost in addition to the ticket. When you go to purchase your reservation, just be sure to mention that you already have the ticket..
  • November 27, 2018 16:48
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of so if i buy the global pass that says "5 months within 1 month" what does it mean vs 15 continuous days besides the different pricings? by Jeff to Hi Catherine,<br /><br />Where it says "5 months within 1 month" is a typo and we apologize for the confusion. I should say "5 days within 1 month". This is a type of rail pass known as a 'flexipass'.<br /><br />"15 continuous days" refers to a rail pass known as a 'consecutive' or 'continuouos' pass.<br /><br />Rail passes can be offered in two different basic formats: 'consecutive' ('continuous') and 'flexi'. Most rail passes can only be offered in 'flexi' form, but some, like the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, do offer both options for you to choose.<br /><br />Consecutive just means that you would be allowed unlimited travel within the indicated time frame. Therefore, if you were to purchase a 5 day 'consecutive' pass, that means you would be entitled to unlimited travel within that time frame of 5 days.<br /><br />In contrast, a 'flexipass' allows for a set number of travel days that must be completed within a longer time frame (generally, that longer time frame is 1 month or 2 months, depending on the pass). 'Travel days' on a 'flexipass' refer to how many separate days you plan on using your rail pass. A ‘travel day’ is a 24-hour period from midnight to midnight. You may take as many trains as you wish during the 24-hour time frame and still only use one day of travel on a pass. For instance, if you were take a day train from 'city A' to 'city B' and then take a connecting train to 'city C' on the same day, then you would only use up one day of travel on your rail pass. In contrast, if you were to take that connecting train to 'city C' on the next day, that would constitute 2 days of rail travel on your pass.<br /><br />'Travel days' are not applicable to the 'consecutive' passes, since these are for unlimited travel within the time frame allowed..
  • November 27, 2018 16:40
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Overnight Trains in Italy, Spain and France Options by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />Unfortunately, the night train service from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona</a> (called the 'Elipsos') was discontinued several years back.<br /><br />These days, the closest thing to a feasible overnight connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona</a> would consist of the following:<br /><br />- <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-night-trains-7539" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thello night train</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-dijon" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-dijon">Milan to Dijon</a><br />- <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a> high-speed train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/dijon-montpellier" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/dijon-montpellier">Dijon to Montpellier</a><br />- <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-spain-high-speed-train" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/france-spain-high-speed-train">France Spain High-Speed</a> train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/montpellier-barcelona" rel="nofollow">Montpellier to Barcelona</a><br /><br />Otherwise, a daytime connection would have you taking a '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-france-italy-7558" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-france-italy-7558">France-Italy TGV</a>' through the Italian and French Alps from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-chambery" rel="nofollow">Milan to Chambery</a>, connecting to a regional <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TER</a> train from Chambery to Valence, and then switching to a '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-spain-high-speed-train" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/france-spain-high-speed-train">France Spain High Speed</a>' train from Valence to Barcelona.<br /><br />Rest assured, the rail network is still in place and taking passengers all over Europe across the same beautiful countrysides and landscapes. It's just that certain overnight services in Europe have been discontinued over the course of the past several years as a casualty of the times..
  • November 27, 2018 16:36
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Overnight Trains in Italy, Spain and France Options by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />Unfortunately, the night train service from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a> (called the 'Elipsos') was discontinued several years back.<br /><br />These days, the closest thing to a feasible overnight connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a> would consist of the following:<br /><br />- <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thello-night-trains-7539" rel="nofollow">Thello night train</a> from Milan to Dijon<br />- <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> high-speed train from Dijon to Montpellier<br />- <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-spain-high-speed-train" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-spain-high-speed-train">France Spain High-Speed</a> train from Montpellier to Barcelona<br /><br />Otherwise, a daytime connection would have you taking a '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-france-italy-7558" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-france-italy-7558">France-Italy TGV</a>' through the Italian and French Alps from Milan to Chambery, connecting to a regional <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ter-7551" rel="nofollow">TER</a> train from Chambery to Valence, and then switching to a '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-spain-high-speed-train" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-spain-high-speed-train">France Spain High Speed</a>' train from Valence to Barcelona.<br /><br />Rest assured, the rail network is still in place and taking passengers all over Europe across the same beautiful countrysides and landscapes. It's just that certain overnight services in Europe have been discontinued over the course of the past several years as a casualty of the times..
  • November 26, 2018 19:59
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of What is the best way to travel from Naples to the Amalfi Coast? by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow">Florence</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-519" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-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" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-944">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-944</a>.
  • November 26, 2018 19:55
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of What is the best way to travel from Naples to the Amalfi Coast? by Jeff to You're welcome, Gary.<br /><br />If that is all the travel you'll be doing, then regular tickets will be your most economical option.<br /><br />Except for the Circumvesuviana, you would purchase tickets just by searching a route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome FCO Airport to Naples and the Amalfi Coast</u></b><br /><br />When booking tickets for trains right out of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/leonardo-da-vinci-fiumicino-5759" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome FCO Airport</a>, you would just type 'Rome Airport' in the field for the departure city. By doing one search from 'Rome Airport' to 'Naples' on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our website</a>, the schedules that display will reflect the transportation from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/leonardo-da-vinci-fiumicino-5759" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">airport</a> into the city of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow">Rome</a> and the connecting trains down to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/naples" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Naples</a>. Therefore, the tickets we issue would cover both segments.<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 />As I've explained above, tickets for the Circumvesuviana trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/naples" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Naples</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/sorrento" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sorrento</a> can only be purchased locally when you're in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">Italy</a>. That also applies to the SITA buses and ferries that go to the actual villages on the Amalfi Coast from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/sorrento" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/sorrento">Sorrento</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Amalfi Coast to Florence</u></b><br /><br />To get from the Amalfi Coast to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence">Florence</a>, you would again have to take the privately owned Circumvesuviana to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/sorrento" rel="nofollow">Sorrento</a> back up to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/naples" rel="nofollow">Naples</a>. Once again, tickets for the Circumvesuviana can only be purchased locally. If you need to, you would take a SITA bus or ferry to get back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/sorrento" rel="nofollow">Sorrento</a> from the Amalfi Coast itself.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/naples" rel="nofollow">Naples</a>, you would take a direct high-speed train to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence">Florence</a>. Tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/naples-florence" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/naples-florence">Naples to Florence</a> are purchased right on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a> under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS'. The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/naples-florence" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/naples-florence">Naples to Florence</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow">Frecciarossa</a> or high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544">Italo</a> trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence-Siena</u></b><br /><br />Tickets between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/florence-sienna" rel="nofollow">Florence and Siena</a> are also purchased right on our website. The trains running between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence">Florence</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/sienna" rel="nofollow">Siena</a> are regional trains and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">InterCity</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a>) trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Rome</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow">Florence</a> back 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 direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a>, <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>, or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow">Italo</a> train. Tickets for the trains 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> are purchased right on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our website</a> under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS'.<br /><br />If you plan to go straight to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/leonardo-da-vinci-fiumicino-5759" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/leonardo-da-vinci-fiumicino-5759">airport</a>, you would just have to specify so in your search by doing one search from 'Florence' to 'Rome Airport'. Otherwise, you would do a separate search for each segment (i.e. one search 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> and then another search from Rome to 'Rome Airport')..
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