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  • May 13, 2019 20:10
    Jeff
    Changed title of reservations with poland rail pass by morgan-ranke to reservations with Poland rail pass.
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  • May 13, 2019 20:10
    Jeff
    Changed description of if i have a poland flexi rail pass for 2 people traveling together, will we need to make seat reservations for travel at the end of this month for journeys from krakow to warsaw, warsaw to torun, and torun to gdansk ahead of time, or can we wait until we get to poland and make all the seat reservations at a train station once we arrive? by morgan-ranke to if i have a poland flexi rail pass for 2 people traveling together, will we need to make seat reservations for travel at the end of this month for journeys from krakow to warsaw, warsaw to torun, and torun to gdansk ahead of time, or can we wait until we get to poland and make all the seat reservations at a train station once we arrive?.
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  • May 13, 2019 20:10
    Jeff
    Changed title of poland first class rail pass by morgan-ranke to reservations with poland rail pass.
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  • May 13, 2019 20:10
    Jeff
    Changed description of if i have a poland flexi rail pass for 2 people traveling together, will we need to make seat reservations for travel at the end of this month for journeys from krakow to warsaw, warsaw to torun, and torun to gdansk ahead of time, or can we wait until we get to poland and make all the seat reservations at a train station once we arrive? by morgan-ranke to if i have a poland flexi rail pass for 2 people traveling together, will we need to make seat reservations for travel at the end of this month for journeys from krakow to warsaw, warsaw to torun, and torun to gdansk ahead of time, or can we wait until we get to poland and make all the seat reservations at a train station once we arrive?.
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  • May 13, 2019 19:10
    Jeff
    Changed title of Booking Train from Montparnasse to Bayonne after flying from Montreal by mikeretired2018 to Booking train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne after flying into CDG from Montreal.
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  • May 13, 2019 19:10
    Jeff
    Changed description of Hello, we are flying from Montreal in September to CDG. Our plan is to book a train from Montparnasse to Bayonne. My concern is choosing the correct train departure time considering the possibility of delayed international flight and getting to the train station. <br /> We are scheduled to arrive at CDG at 9:45 Sept 6th. Train schedules are not open for that date yet. I am looking for suggestions and also unsure about the consequences if we are late. Can we get on another later train if we somehow miss what I'm going to book? <br /> I am thinking of a train departure time of 3 PM or so. If the flight is on time, does that give us enough time to get through immigration as Canadians, get to Montparnasse and make a 3 PM train? <br /> thank you <br /> M McNeill by mikeretired2018 to Hello, we are flying from Montreal in September to CDG. Our plan is to book a train from Montparnasse to Bayonne. My concern is choosing the correct train departure time considering the possibility of delayed international flight and getting to the train station. We are scheduled to arrive at CDG at 9:45 Sept 6th. Train schedules are not open for that date yet. I am looking for suggestions and also unsure about the consequences if we are late. Can we get on another later train if we somehow miss what I'm going to book?I am thinking of a train departure time of 3 PM or so. If the flight is on time, does that give us enough time to get through immigration as Canadians, get to Montparnasse and make a 3 PM train?thank youM McNeill.
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  • May 13, 2019 19:10
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Booking train from Paris Montparnasse to Bayonne after flying into CDG from Montreal by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />There are no trains to Bayonne that leave right from the Paris CDG Airport. First, you would have to commute into the city of Paris. Trains from Paris to Bayonne do depart from the Montparnasse station in Paris.<br /><br />To commute from Paris CDG Airport to the Paris Montparnasse station, you would take Line B of Paris's RER commuter rail network to the Châtelet–Les Halles stop. At Châtelet–Les Halles, you would switch to M4 of the Métro to the Montparnasse station. To ride the RER and Métro, you would just pay locally before you board. The connection from CDG to the Montparnasse station takes at least 55-60 minutes, and the RER trains depart every 7 to 15 minutes.<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 />In France, the most flexible fares are only able to be exchanged locally up to the train's scheduled departure, which would not do you any good in the case of a delayed flight.<br /><br />You would take this all into account when deciding on a departure time to book.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Paris to Bayonne by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.ca" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.ca</a>.<br /><br />When the results of your search display, you would view a particular fare's refund/exchange policy by clicking on the fare and then clicking on 'Fare details' within the information box that expands out underneath.<br /><br />Generally, trains in France can only be booked within 90 days of an intended departure date. Since your intended travel falls outside of this time frame, you can use an earlier date (some time within the next 90 days) to get an idea of the ticket costs and schedules in the meantime. Travel for early September should then become available to book within the next few weeks or so. Trains from Paris to Bayonne are high-speed TGV trains..
  • May 13, 2019 17:04
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Delayed Flights into CDG for a trip to Arras by Jeff to Hi Michelle,<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 recommend allowing a time that is comparable to the amount of time it would take you to walk through your typical major 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 />In the early afternoon and then in the evening, there are direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html">TGV</a> trains to Arras that depart right out of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-stationhtml">Paris CDG Airport</a>.<br /><br />In the morning, all connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-station.html">Paris CDG</a> to Arras would have you first commuting into the city of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a>.To do so, you would take Line B of the local RER network to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/nord-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/nord-train-stationhtml">Paris Nord station</a>. At the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/nord-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/nord-train-stationhtml">Nord station</a>, you would switch to a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv/how-to-bookhtml">TGV</a> train that would take you directly up to Arras. RER trains depart once every 7-15 minutes throughout the day, and the ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CDG</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/nord-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nord</a> takes about 30-35 minutes. You pay to take the RER locally right before boarding.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv/how-to-bookhtml">TGV</a> from either the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-airport-to-arras.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-airport-to-arrashtml">CDG Airport to Arras</a> or the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-arras.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-arras.html">city of Paris to Arras</a> under 'Find 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 searching for trains that depart right out of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/charles-de-gaulle-train-station.html">CDG Airport</a>, you would type 'Paris Airport' in the field for the departure city. Therefore, your search would be from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-airport-to-arras.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-airport-to-arrashtml">'Paris Airport' to 'Arras'</a>. When searching for trains departing from the city of Paris, you would just type 'Paris'. Therefore, your search would be from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-arras.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-arras.html">'Paris' to 'Arras'</a>.<br /><br />The tickets you purchase would be for the specific train you choose. However, with regard to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html">TGV</a> trains, certain rates are able to be exchanged locally. If you opt to have the tickets issued as print-at-home tickets or print-at-station tickets, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv/how-to-bookhtml">TGV</a> trains generally offer certain rates that are exchangeable up to 2 hours after the train's scheduled departure time. Please note, if you opt to have your tickets issued as paper tickets, these same rates would only be exchangeable before the train's scheduled departure, which would not do you any good in the case of a missed train.<br /><br />You would view a fare's rules and guidelines by clicking the 'View' button for the fares of the departure time you want. When you click 'View', a box will expand below with the 'Ticket Flexibility' options. The exchangeable fare I described above would generally be found under the 'Flexible' or 'Fully Flexible' option under 'Ticket Flexibility'. To verify, you would click 'Read More' for the 'Flexible' or 'Fully Flexible' option and the fare should be labeled as ''TGV: French Day Train Adult' or 'TGV: French Day Train Adult Plus'. The flexible 1st class rates on such trains would generally be found under the 'Premier' heading for fares, while the 2nd class rates would be found under the 'Economy' heading for fares.<br /><br />Generally, trains in France can be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure..
  • May 10, 2019 19:03
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of What is the quickest way to train from Seville to Valencia by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow">Seville</a>, you can shop city passes, activities and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-556" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-556</a><br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/valencia" rel="nofollow">Valencia</a>, you can shop city passes, activities and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-811" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-811">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-811</a>.
  • May 10, 2019 19:01
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of What is the quickest way to train from Seville to Valencia by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />There is one direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow">AVE</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville">Seville</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/valencia" rel="nofollow">Valencia</a>, which departs <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville">Seville</a> in the early evening and only takes about 4 hours.<br /><br />Otherwise, you're correct that there are also faster options that go via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a>. You can take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow">AVE</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow">Seville</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid">Madrid</a> to connect to another high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548">AVE</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/valencia" rel="nofollow">Valencia</a>, and it would only take about 5 to 5.5 hours.<br /><br />The 7.5 hour option from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville">Seville</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/valencia" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/valencia">Valencia</a> is a Talgo train, which is slower.<br /><br />It doesn't appear as though the direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548">AVE</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville">Seville</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/valencia" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/valencia">Valencia</a> is able to be booked yet for dates beyond May. However, the options via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid">Madrid</a> are.<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 the Seville-Valencia route via Madrid, you would just piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/seville-madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/seville-madrid">Seville to Madrid</a> and then another search for connecting trains from Madrid to Valencia.<br /><br />When choosing your trains, I would recommend allowing yourself 15-20 minutes to change trains at the station in Madrid (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-atocha" rel="nofollow">Madrid Atocha</a>).<br /><br />If you do not want to have to transfer in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid">Madrid</a> and you're fine with the evening departure out of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville">Seville</a>, you can wait until the direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548">AVE</a> becomes available to book. For this specific train, I would recommend checking our website periodically until you see it offered..
  • May 09, 2019 20:25
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Not able to use a promotional code by Jeff to Hi Carla,<br /><br />An active promo code can be used on anything for which it's valid and while supplies last.<br /><br />For information on current promotions, you can click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/special-deals/featured-deals.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/special-deals/featured-deals.html">https://www.raileurope.com/special-deals/featured-deals.html</a><br /><br />To view various discounts offered for rail travel in Europe, you can click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/special-deals/rail-discounts.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/special-deals/rail-discounts.html">https://www.raileurope.com/special-deals/rail-discounts.html</a>.
  • May 09, 2019 18:03
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Flying into Madrid and taking train to Barcelona on same day by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />Tickets for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-barcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Madrid-Barcelona</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548">AVE</a> trains) are non-exchangeable at this time. To view the exchange It is up to you whether or not you want to purchase the tickets, keeping in mind the fact that they are non-exchangeable. However, it is generally recommended that tickets be purchased in advance, before leaving for Europe. If you'll have as many as 9 in your party, I'd say you'd probably want to purchase the tickets in advance, just make sure you allow yourself enough of a cushion to make your departure time.<br /><br />Trains to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona</a> depart from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-atocha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/place/madrid-atocha">Atocha station</a> in the city proper of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a>. To get from the Madrid Barajas Airport to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-atocha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Madrid Atocha station</a>, you would take Line C-1 of the local 'Cercanías' rail network to the Atocha Cercanías station. Atocha Cercanías is adjacent to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-atocha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-atocha">Atocha</a>. The Cercanías trains depart once every 30 minutes throughout the day and the ride from the airport to Atocha Cercanías takes about 26 minutes in duration.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-barcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-barcelona">Madrid to Barcelona</a> by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />As a bonus, your Madrid-Barcelona ticket would actually be valid to cover you on the Cercanías ride from the airport to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-atocha" rel="nofollow">Atocha station</a>. For it to be valid, your transfer from the airport to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-atocha" rel="nofollow">Atocha</a> would just have to occur within 3 hours of your scheduled departure to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona">Barcelona</a>.<br /><br />Generally, 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..
  • May 09, 2019 18:02
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Flying into Madrid and taking train to Barcelona on same day by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a>, you can shop various city passes, activities and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-562" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-562">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-562</a>..
  • May 09, 2019 18:01
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Flying into Madrid and taking train to Barcelona on same day by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />Tickets for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-barcelona" rel="nofollow">Madrid-Barcelona</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow">AVE</a> trains) are non-exchangeable at this time. To view the exchange It is up to you whether or not you want to purchase the tickets, keeping in mind the fact that they are non-exchangeable. However, it is generally recommended that tickets be purchased in advance, before leaving for Europe. If you'll have as many as 9 in your party, I'd say you'd probably want to purchase the tickets in advance, just make sure you allow yourself enough of a cushion to make your departure time.<br /><br />Trains to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a> depart from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-atocha" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-atocha">Atocha station</a> in the city proper. To get from the Madrid Barajas Airport to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-atocha" rel="nofollow">Madrid Atocha station</a>, you would take Line C-1 of the local 'Cercanías' rail network to the Atocha Cercanías station. Atocha Cercanías is adjacent to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-atocha" rel="nofollow">Atocha</a>. The Cercanías trains depart once every 30 minutes throughout the day and the ride from the airport to Atocha Cercanías takes about 26 minutes in duration.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-barcelona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-barcelona">Madrid to Barcelona</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>.<br /><br />As a bonus, your Madrid-Barcelona ticket would actually be valid to cover you on the Cercanías ride from the airport to the Atocha station. For it to be valid, your transfer from the airport to Atocha would just have to occur within 3 hours of your scheduled departure to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a>.<br /><br />Generally, trains in Spain can only be booked once within 60-90 days of an intended departure date..
  • May 08, 2019 20:35
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Why are there less departure times to Weggis with the Swiss Travel Pass? by Jeff to If you'll be spending time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, keep in mind that you can use the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> toward nearby mountain excursions in the immediate area. When traveling with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, the excursions to Mount Pilatus and Mount Titlis are discounted by about 50% and 45%, respectively, while the Mount Rigi and Stanserhorn excursions are fully covered.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus</u></b><br /><br />The excursion to the Mount Pilatus summit starts with a steamboat across Lake Lucerne from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, the ascent continues by cog railway up to Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Pilatus Kulm, you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get back to Lucerne, you would take a bus from Kriens.<br /><br />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 Lucerne.<br /><br />On the cog and cable car/gondola segments (Alpnachstad-Pilatus Kulm and Pilatus Kulm- Fräkmüntegg-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 the ‘Mountain Tops: Pilatus Alpnachstad or Kriens to Mt Pilatus for Swiss Travel Pass Holders’ option of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow">Mount Pilatus</a>’ here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus</a><br /><br />The pass for ‘Mount Pilatus’ will 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 />The excursion from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to nearby 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 station at Klein Titlis, 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 />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid to cover you on the train between Lucerne and Engelberg. On the cable cars between Engelberg 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> enables you to receive a discount of about 45%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg to Mt Titlis for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow">Mount Titlis</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/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 /><b><u>Stanserhorn (seasonal)</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid to cover the full excursion between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and Stanserhorn.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">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 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 />In 2019, the funicular from Stans to Kälti and the Cabrio cable car from Kälti to the Stanserhorn summit only run from April 13th to November 17th.If your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is a ‘flexipass’, it would require the use of a ‘travel day’ to make this trip.<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 Mount 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 />If 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> is a ‘flexipass’, it would require the use of a ‘travel day’ to do either of these routes..
  • May 08, 2019 20:24
    Jeff
    Changed title of why are there less time selection with the swiss pass by Shelly Zajacz to Why are there less departure times to Weggis with the Swiss Travel Pass?.
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  • May 08, 2019 20:23
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Why are there less departure times to Weggis with the Swiss Travel Pass? by Jeff to Hi Shelly,<br /><br />The vast majority of trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a> do not even accept reservations. Therefore, 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 actually you'll need when traveling in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>. That is why schedules don't display when you click the 'I have a rail pass' box for travel in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>.<br /><br />With that said, Weggis does not even have a rail station, so I'm not sure how you'd be seeing any schedules from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to there on our website. To get from Lucerne to Weggis, you would take a boat on Lake Lucerne. A bonus with 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 that it covers boats in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>. Therefore, you can use 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> to take the boat from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to Weggis.<br /><br />Otherwise, to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to Weggis by land, you would have to take a train from Lucerne to Kussnacht am Rigi and then a bus from Kussnacht am Rigi to Weggis. The trains from Lucerne to Kussnacht am Rigi do not accept reservations, so the Swiss Travel Pass is all you would need to board. Conveniently, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a>&nbsp;would also be valid on the bus from Kussnacht am Rigi to Weggis.<br /><br />Schedules from Lucerne to Kussnacht am Rigi are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, these trains depart 2-4 times every hour throughout the day, and the ride only takes about 20 minutes. The buses from Kussnacht am Rigi to Weggis depart every half hour throughout the day, and the ride takes another 20 minutes.<br /><br />For 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> itself, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934</a>.<br /><br />For the most comfortable experience, 1st class is recommended..
  • May 08, 2019 19:34
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Train from Prague to Salzburg via Linz - Booking Prague to Linz segment concern as it is only available within 30 days in high season! by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow">Prague</a>, you can shop various city passes, activities and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-462" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-462">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-462</a><br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg" rel="nofollow">Salzburg</a>, you can shop city passes, activities and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-451" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-451</a>.
  • May 08, 2019 19:31
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Train from Prague to Salzburg via Linz - Booking Prague to Linz segment concern as it is only available within 30 days in high season! by Jeff to Hi Benjamin,<br /><br />Great question. For these trains, I wouldn't worry about that. You should not have any issue getting that <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/linz-salzburg" rel="nofollow">Linz-Salzburg</a> train 30 days out. No reason to be stressed.<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 the options via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/linz" rel="nofollow">Linz</a>, you would just piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/prague-linz" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/prague-linz">Prague to Linz</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/linz-salzburg" rel="nofollow">Linz to Salzburg</a>.<br /><br />On the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/linz" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/linz">Linz</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg">Salzburg</a>, you would either take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> train or a Westbahn train. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543">Railjets</a> will be labeled accordingly when you pull up the results of your search. The ones not labeled on this route are the Westbahns.<br /><br />For the most comfortable travel, 1st class would be recommended..
  • May 08, 2019 16:37
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Visiting Pinneberg from Munich by Jeff to Hi Dave,<br /><br />There are short, local trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/hamburg" rel="nofollow">Hamburg</a> to Pinneberg. Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> would take about 6 hours in duration and do involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/hamburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hamburg</a> along the way.<br /><br />Tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/hamburg" rel="nofollow">Hamburg</a> to Pinneberg are only able to be purchased locally in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Germany</a>. With that being the case, the schedules for this segment are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, they depart very frequently throughout the day, it looks like every 5-10 minutes or so. The ride from Hamburg to Pinneberg can take anywhere between 10 and 25 minutes. The trains from Hamburg to Pinneberg are either S-Bahn trains or Nordbahn (NBE) trains.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/munich-hamburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/munich-hamburg">Munich to Hamburg</a> by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/hamburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/hamburg">Hamburg</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) trains. Generally, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Germany</a> can be booked once within 180 days of an intended departure date..
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