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  • October 30, 2018 18:34
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of International transportation covered with the German Rail Pass? by Jeff to Hi MJ,<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow">German Rail Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913</a><br /><br />1 ) The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow">German Rail Pass</a> is valid on the S-Bahn lines in German cities.<br /><br />2 ) The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow">German Rail Pass</a> is not valid U-Bahn trains in German cities.<br /><br />3 ) As for trains to/from other countries, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">German Rail Pass</a> only covers the following:<br /><br />- Cross-border <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> trains to/from Liege and Brussels in Belgium<br /><br />- Cross-border EC trains to/from Kufstein and Innsbruck in Austria<br /><br />- Cross-border EC trains to/from Bolzano, Trento, Verona, Bologna, and Venice in Italy<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow">German Rail Pass</a> also covers international 'IC Buses' on the following routes:<br /><br />Berlin-Copenhagen<br />Berlin-Wroclaw-Krakow<br />Dusseldorf-Roermond-Eindhoven-Antwerp<br />Dusseldorf-Lille<br />Dusseldorf-Liege<br />Frankfurt-Hahn-Trier-Luxembourg<br />Munich-Milan<br />Munich-Prague<br />Mannheim-Nuremberg-Prague<br />Leipzig-Prague<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow">German Rail Pass</a> does not cover the full route of trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/dresden" rel="nofollow">Dresden</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow">Prague</a>; it would only cover you up to the border with the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/czech-republic" rel="nofollow">Czech Republic</a>. To be covered for the remaining part of the route, you would need to purchase a ticket from the border at Schöna to Prague. This particular ticket can only be purchased locally when you're there. The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/dresden-prague" rel="nofollow">Dresden to Prague</a> will take you over the very scenic Děčín–Dresden Railway.<br /><br />As listed above, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">German Rail Pass</a> does cover the IC Bus from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague">Prague</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a>. The IC Buses will just require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. Reservations for the IC Buses are currently not able to be booked on our website. These reservations are currently only able to be booked by calling us at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT Monday through Friday.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">German Rail Pass</a> does cover trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/munich-salzburg" rel="nofollow">Munich to Salzburg</a>. On these trains, reservations are not necessary, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />4 ) Trains operating within other countries would not be covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow">German Rail Pass</a>. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">German Rail Pass</a> would not be valid to cover you on a train from Salzburg to Vienna.<br /><br />5 ) As mentioned above, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">German Rail Pass</a> does cover trains between Munich and Salzburg. However, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">German Rail Pass</a> does not cover trains from Munich to Vienna. On the route from Munich to Vienna, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">German Rail Pass</a> would only cover you as far as the border at Salzburg. To be covered for the remaining part of the route, you would need to purchase a ticket from Salzburg to Vienna..
  • October 30, 2018 15:34
    Jeff
    Changed description of Could you please advise whether German rail pass can be used to cover my transportation? <br /> - S bahn in any cities <br /> - U bahn in any cities <br /> - train back and forth to/from German to/from Austria/Belgium/Italy, Switzerland/Poland and Czechia? <br /> for example 1) travelling from Dresden to Praque. Then, back to Munich and go to Salburg (all my example routes are free?) <br /> 2) Salburg to Vienna is also free? <br /> 3) Suppose I travel Munich - Salburg, then Salburg - Munich and again, Munich - Vienna. These are included in the German rail pass as well? <br /><br /> Thank you in advance! by MJ to Could you please advise whether German rail pass can be used to cover my transportation?- S bahn in any cities- U bahn in any cities- train back and forth to/from German to/from Austria/Belgium/Italy, Switzerland/Poland and Czechia?for example 1) travelling from Dresden to Praque. Then, back to Munich and go to Salburg (all my example routes are free?) 2) Salburg to Vienna is also free? 3) Suppose I travel Munich - Salburg, then Salburg - Munich and again, Munich - Vienna. These are included in the German rail pass as well?Thank you in advance!.
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  • October 30, 2018 15:34
    Jeff
    Changed title of Transportation covered in German rail pass by MJ to International transportation covered with the German Rail Pass?.
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  • October 29, 2018 20:13
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of German Rail Pass cover Nuremberg to Prague, Prague to Munich, Munich to Venice, and Venice to Rome? How do you book reservations? by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />A bonus of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">German Rail Pass</a> is that it covers the IC Buses from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/nuremberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nuremberg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/prague">Prague</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prague</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/munich">Munich</a>, as well as direct EC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/munich">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a>. A <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">German Rail Pass</a> does not cover trains operating solely within <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>, so trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-rome" rel="nofollow">Venice to Rome</a> would not be covered.<br /><br />The IC Buses and the Munich-Venice EC trains do require reservations, as a supplement to the rail pass. However, each of these particular reservations are currently not able to be booked on our website. These reservations are currently only able to be booked by calling us at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT Monday through Friday.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">German Rail Pass</a> itself, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913</a>.<br /><br />The direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> operate along a famed scenic line called the Brenner Railway..
  • October 29, 2018 16:16
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of German Rail Pass cover Nuremberg to Prague, Prague to Munich, Munich to Venice, and Venice to Rome? How do you book reservations? by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</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-487" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-487">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-487</a><br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague">Prague</a>, you can shop city passes and tours 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 />City passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-522" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-522</a>. Here you'll find various passes that include gondola rides or boat tours..
  • October 29, 2018 15:48
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of German Rail Pass cover Nuremberg to Prague, Prague to Munich, Munich to Venice, and Venice to Rome? How do you book reservations? by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />A bonus of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">German Rail Pass</a> is that it covers the IC Buses from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/nuremberg" rel="nofollow">Nuremberg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague">Prague</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow">Prague</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich">Munich</a>, as well as direct EC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a>. A <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow">German Rail Pass</a> does not cover trains operating solely within Italy, so trains from Venice to Rome would not be covered.<br /><br />The IC Buses and the Munich-Venice EC trains do require reservations, as a supplement to the rail pass. However, each of these particular reservations are currently not able to be booked on our website. These reservations are currently only able to be booked by calling us at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT Monday through Friday.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">German Rail Pass</a> itself, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913</a>.<br /><br />The direct trains from Munich to Venice operate along a famed scenic line called the Brenner Railway..
  • October 29, 2018 15:05
    Jeff
    Changed title of German rail pass by rockabillyrich to German Rail Pass cover Nuremberg to Prague, Prague to Munich, Munich to Venice, and Venice to Rome? How do you book reservations?.
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  • October 29, 2018 15:04
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of German Rail Pass cover Nuremberg to Prague, Prague to Munich, Munich to Venice, and Venice to Rome? How do you book reservations? by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />A bonus of the German Rail Pass is that it covers the IC Buses from Nuremberg to Prague and Prague to Munich, as well as direct EC trains from Munich to Venice. A German Rail Pass does not cover trains operating solely within Italy, so trains from Venice to Rome would not be covered.<br /><br />The IC Buses and the Munich-Venice EC trains do require reservations, as a supplement to the rail pass. However, each of these particular reservations are currently not able to be booked on our website. These reservations are currently only able to be booked by calling us at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT Monday through Friday.<br /><br />For the German Rail Pass itself, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913</a>.<br /><br />The direct trains from Munich to Venice operate along a famed scenic line called the Brenner Railway..
  • October 26, 2018 18:40
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Flexibility of Eurail Pass vs Swiss Pass by Jeff to If you'll also be traveling in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/spip.php?page=recherche&amp;lang=eo&amp;recherche=austria" rel="nofollow">Austria</a> (beyond just <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg">Salzburg</a>), then you would just purchase the 3 country option of the Eurail Select Pass instead and add <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/spip.php?page=recherche&amp;lang=eo&amp;recherche=austria" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/spip.php?page=recherche&amp;lang=eo&amp;recherche=austria">Austria</a>. All the same information above would apply. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow">3 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037</a>..
  • October 26, 2018 18:36
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Flexibility of Eurail Pass vs Swiss Pass by Jeff to For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, the nearby ‘Mountaintop’ excursions include Mount Pilatus, Mount Titlis, Stanserhorn, and Mount Rigi.<b><u><br /></u></b><b><u><br /></u></b><b><u>Mount Pilatus</u></b><br /><br />The excursion to the Mount Pilatus summit starts with a steamer across Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, you would make your ascent by taking the cog railway up to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Pilatus Kulm, you would descend via a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get back to Lucerne, you would take a bus from Kriens.<br /><br />With the Eurail Select Pass, you would be able to receive a 50% discount between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and Mount Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm). To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Pilatus Alpnachstad or Kriens-Mt Pilatus/Eurail Pass’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus">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>.<b><u><br /></u></b><b><u><br /></u></b><b><u>Mount Titlis</u></b><br /><br />The ascent to Mount Titlis starts in Engelberg (43 minute train ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>). It starts with a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the famous '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 />The train between Lucerne and Engelberg is covered by the Eurail Select Pass. For the cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis, the Eurail Select Pass would enable you to receive a discount of about 20-25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg-Mt Titlis/Eurail Pass’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow">Mount Titlis</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-titlis-8165">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165</a> .<br /><br />This pass covers the round-trip between Engelberg and Klein Titlis, as well as a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<b><u><br /></u></b><b><u><br /></u></b><b><u>Stanserhorn</u></b><br /><br />Until November 18th of 2018, you would also have the option of making the ascent to nearby (Mount) Stanserhorn. From Lucerne, 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 />The Eurail Select Pass is valid on the train between Lucerne and Stans. For the remaining part of the excursion (funicular from Stans to Kälti and the CabriO cable car from Kälti to Stanserhorn), however, the Eurail Select Pass would enable you to receive a discount of about 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Stanserhorn Stans – Stanserhorn for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn" rel="nofollow">Mount Stanserhorn</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-stanserhorn">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn</a>.<b><u><br /></u></b><b><u><br /></u></b><b><u>Mount Rigi</u></b><br /><br />Between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and nearby Mount Rigi, there are 2 different routes you can take.<br /><br />The route via Arth Goldau involves taking a train from Lucerne&nbsp;to Arth Goldau and the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm. For this first route, the Eurail Select Pass is only valid to cover you on the train from Lucerne to Arth Goldau, but it would enable you to receive a 50% discount on the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Arth Goldau to Rigi Kulm. Tickets for the 'Arth-Rigi Bahn' can only be purchased locally. Just be sure to mention the Eurail Select Pass, so you can receive the 50% discount.<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. The Eurail Select Pass would enable you to receive a 50% discount on both the Lake Lucerne boat and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' cog railway from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm. Tickets for the Lake Lucerne boat and the 'Vitznau-Rigi Bahn' both can only be purchased locally. Just be sure to mention the Eurail Select Pass, so you can receive the 50% discount. The boats on Lake Lucerne are operated by SGV..
  • October 26, 2018 18:30
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Flexibility of Eurail Pass vs Swiss Pass by Jeff to Popular for any stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> are the nearby ‘Mountaintop’ excursions to Jungfraujoch, Mount Schilthorn, Harder Kulm, Grindelwald-First, and the Schynige Platte.<b><u><br /></u></b><b><u><br /></u></b><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />The gateway to Jungfraujoch is <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>. With a Eurail Select Pass (that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/guides-pays/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>), you would be eligible to receive a discount of about 25% on the excursion from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> to Jungfraujoch.To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Eurail Pass Holder' (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" 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 />This pass covers the 2 routes up to Jungfraujoch. These routes are as follows:<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost">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" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">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.<b><u><br /></u></b><b><u><br /></u></b><b><u>Mount Schilthorn</u></b><br /><br />There are 2 different routes you can take to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Mount Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The Stechelberg route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />With the Eurail Select Pass, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on both of these routes. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Schilthorn Interlaken to Schilthorn Eurail Pass Holder' option of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn" rel="nofollow">Mount Schilthorn</a>’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-schithorn">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn</a>.<b><u><br /></u></b><b><u><br /></u></b><b><u><br /></u></b><b><u>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br /><br />A Eurail Select Pass would also enable you to receive a 25% 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 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Harder Kulm Interlaken to Harder Kulm for Eurail Pass Holder’ option (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178" rel="nofollow">Harder Kulm</a>’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/harder-kulm-8178">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178</a>.<b><u><br /></u></b><b><u><br /></u></b><b><u>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn)</u></b><br /><br />The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. To reach Grindelwald, you would have to take a train along the famed ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>. 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 />The Eurail Select Pass would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ (Interlaken-Grindelwald) and the Firstbahn cable cars. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First Interlaken to First for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow">Grindelwald-First</a>’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/grindelwald-first">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first</a>.<b><u><br /></u></b><b><u><br /></u></b><b><u>Schynige Platte</u></b><br /><br />The nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ operates until October 28th of 2018 and 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 Eurail Select Pass enables you to receive a discount of about 25% to take this excursion. To receive this 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte Interlaken to Schynige Platte for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow">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 />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..
  • October 26, 2018 18:06
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Is it more economical to buy Eurail or Renfe pass? by Jeff to Hi Betsy,<br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Spain Pass</a> for 3 days in combination with regular tickets just for your Madrid-Segovia and Madrid-Toledo trips. This would be more economical than purchasing the Renfe Spain Pass.<br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931">Eurail Spain Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/spain-pass-5931">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931</a>.<br /><b><u>Barcelona to Madrid</u></b><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid">Madrid</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AVE</a> high-speed trains, which require reservations as a supplement to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Spain Pass</a>.<br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/barcelona-madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/barcelona-madrid">Barcelona to Madrid</a> by searching the route 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 Spain Pass’).<br /><b><u>Madrid-Segovia-Madrid</u></b><br />Trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/segovia" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/segovia">Segovia</a> are Alvia and Avant trains. These trains do require reservations; however, the ride is so short that it would not be worth devoting a 'travel day' on your pass to this trip. With that being the case, as I alluded to above, I actually just recommend that you purchase regular point-to-point tickets for this part of your trip.<br />You would purchase tickets from Madrid to Segovia 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>. To purchase regular tickets (as opposed to reservations), you would just have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><b><u>Madrid-Toledo-Madrid</u></b><br />Trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/toledo" rel="nofollow">Toledo</a> are Avant trains. These trains do require reservations, but just like the Madrid-Segovia trip, the ride is so short that it would not be worth devoting a 'travel day' on your pass to this trip. Therefore, I would just recommend purchasing regular point-to-point tickets for this part of your trip as well.<br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-toledo" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-toledo">Madrid to Toledo</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>. To purchase regular tickets (as opposed to reservations), you would just have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><b><u>Madrid to Seville</u></b><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/seville" rel="nofollow">Seville</a> are <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> high-speed trains, which require reservations as a supplement to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Spain Pass</a>.<br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-seville" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-seville">Madrid to Seville</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Spain Pass’).<br /><b><u>Seville to Granada</u></b><br />The construction on the rail line outside of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/granada" rel="nofollow">Granada</a> is still not complete, so travel to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/granada" rel="nofollow">Granada</a> would still involve taking a bus from Antequera. The trains from Seville to Antequera are <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>/Avant trains, which do require reservations as a supplement to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/spain-pass-5931" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/spain-pass-5931">Eurail Spain Pass</a>. So that you'll also be covered on the Antequera-Granada bus, you would need to search the full route from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/seville-granada" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/seville-granada">Seville to Granada</a> when you go to purchase reservations on our website (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com)" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com)">www.raileurope.com)</a>. When purchasing these reservations, just be sure to check the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and indicate the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Spain Pass’). The bus ride can take anywhere from around 1 hour and 20 minutes to 2 hours..
  • October 26, 2018 17:42
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Are my routes covered by the Eurail Global Pass? by Jeff to Hi,<br />Yes, these routes are covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><b><u>Vienna to Budapest</u></b><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vienna</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/budapest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/budapest">Budapest</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you can purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/vienna-budapest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/vienna-budapest">Vienna to Budapest</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><b><u>Krakow to Prague</u></b><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/krakow-prague-12714" rel="nofollow">Krakow to Prague</a>, you would take an overnight train on which reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass. The night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/krakow" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/krakow">Krakow</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow">Prague</a> carries single compartments, double compartments, triple compartments, 6-berth compartments, and 2nd class seats. Due to an error, it may currently be the case that our website is only able to offer a maximum of two of these accommodation types. If you're interested in one of the accommodation types that doesn't show, you would have to call us to book. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday.<br /><b><u>Prague to Český Krumlov</u></b><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow">Prague</a> to Český Krumlov, there is a direct train taking just under 3 hours.<br />Otherwise, connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague">Prague</a> to Český Krumlov involve changing trains once in České Budějovice en route and take about 3 to 3.5 hours.<br />Reservations are not necessary on any of the trains connecting Prague and Český Krumlov, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br />For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains. 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.<br /><b><u>Český Krumlov to Salzburg</u></b><br />Connections from Český Krumlov to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg">Salzburg</a> take 5 to 5.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in České Budějovice and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/linz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/linz">Linz</a>.<br />On trains from Český Krumlov to České Budějovice and České Budějovice to Linz, reservations are not necessary or accepted, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/linz-salzburg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/linz-salzburg">Linz to Salzburg</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543">Railjet</a>&nbsp;trains on which reservations are only recommended. If you want reservations on this segment (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/linz-salzburg" rel="nofollow">Linz to Salzburg</a>), you can purchase them by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br />For planning purposes, you can still 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 unreserved trains from Český Krumlov to České Budějovice and České Budějovice to Linz. 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.<br /><b><u>Salzburg to Zurich</u></b><br />Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg">Salzburg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> on which reservations are highly recommended as supplement to a rail pass.<br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjets</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/salzburg-zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/salzburg-zurich">Salzburg to Zurich</a> run along a notably scenic stretch of railway called the Arlberg Railway. The Arlberg Railway starts around Innsbruck and goes up to Bludenz (just before the train crosses the border into <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/guides-pays/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/guides-pays/article/switzerland">Switzerland</a>). Before that, these trains also cross over the Rosenheim-Salzburg and Rosenheim-Kufstein Railways through Bavaria, which are also scenic.<br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/salzburg-zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/salzburg-zurich">Salzburg to Zurich</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’)..
  • October 26, 2018 17:19
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Are my routes covered by the Eurail Global Pass? by Jeff to Hi,<br />Yes, these routes are covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><b><u>Vienna to Budapest</u></b><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vienna</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/budapest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/budapest">Budapest</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you can purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/vienna-budapest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/vienna-budapest">Vienna to Budapest</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><b><u>Krakow to Prague</u></b><br />From Krakow to Prague, you would take an overnight train on which reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass. The night train from Krakow to Prague carries single compartments, double compartments, triple compartments, 6-berth compartments, and 2nd class seats. Due to an error, it may currently be the case that our website is only able to offer a maximum of two of these accommodation types. If you're interested in one of the accommodation types that doesn't show, you would have to call us to book. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday.<br /><b><u>Prague to Český Krumlov</u></b><br />From Prague to Český Krumlov, there is a direct train taking just under 3 hours.<br />Otherwise, connections from Prague to Český Krumlov involve changing trains once in České Budějovice en route and take about 3 to 3.5 hours.<br />Reservations are not necessary on any of the trains connecting Prague and Český Krumlov, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br />For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains. 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.<br /><b><u>Český Krumlov to Salzburg</u></b><br />Connections from Český Krumlov to Salzburg take 5 to 5.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in České Budějovice and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/linz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Linz</a>.<br />On trains from Český Krumlov to České Budějovice and České Budějovice to Linz, reservations are not necessary or accepted, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br />Trains from Linz to Salzburg are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a>&nbsp;trains on which reservations are only recommended. If you want reservations on this segment (Linz to Salzburg), you can purchase them by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br />For planning purposes, you can still 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 unreserved trains from Český Krumlov to České Budějovice and České Budějovice to Linz. 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.<br /><b><u>Salzburg to Zurich</u></b><br />Direct trains from Salzburg to Zurich are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> on which reservations are highly recommended as supplement to a rail pass.<br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjets</a> from Salzburg to Zurich run along a notably scenic stretch of railway called the Arlberg Railway. The Arlberg Railway starts around Innsbruck and goes up to Bludenz (just before the train crosses the border into Switzerland). Before that, these trains also cross over the Rosenheim-Salzburg and Rosenheim-Kufstein Railways through Bavaria, which are also scenic.<br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Salzburg to Zurich by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’)..
  • October 26, 2018 17:18
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Are my routes covered by the Eurail Global Pass? by Jeff to Hi,<br />Yes, these routes are covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><b><u>Vienna to Budapest</u></b><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/budapest" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/budapest">Budapest</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you can purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/vienna-budapest" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/vienna-budapest">Vienna to Budapest</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><b><u>Krakow to Prague</u></b><br />From Krakow to Prague, you would take an overnight train on which reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass. The night train from Krakow to Prague carries single compartments, double compartments, triple compartments, 6-berth compartments, and 2nd class seats. Due to an error, it may currently be the case that our website is only able to offer a maximum of two of these accommodation types. If you're interested in one of the accommodation types that doesn't show, you would have to call us to book. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday.<br /><b><u>Prague to Český Krumlov</u></b><br />From Prague to Český Krumlov, there is a direct train taking just under 3 hours.<br />Otherwise, connections from Prague to Český Krumlov involve changing trains once in České Budějovice en route and take about 3 to 3.5 hours.<br />Reservations are not necessary on any of the trains connecting Prague and Český Krumlov, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br />For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains. 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.<br /><b><u>Český Krumlov to Salzburg</u></b><br />Connections from Český Krumlov to Salzburg take 5 to 5.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in České Budějovice and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/linz" rel="nofollow">Linz</a>.<br />On trains from Český Krumlov to České Budějovice and České Budějovice to Linz, reservations are not necessary or accepted, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br />Trains from Linz to Salzburg are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a>&nbsp;trains on which reservations are only recommended. If you want reservations on this segment (Linz to Salzburg), you can purchase them by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br />For planning purposes, you can still 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 unreserved trains from Český Krumlov to České Budějovice and České Budějovice to Linz. 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.<br /><b><u>Salzburg to Zurich</u></b><br />Direct trains from Salzburg to Zurich are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> on which reservations are highly recommended as supplement to a rail pass.<br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjets</a> from Salzburg to Zurich run along a notably scenic stretch of railway called the Arlberg Railway. The Arlberg Railway starts around Innsbruck and goes up to Bludenz (just before the train crosses the border into Switzerland). Before that, these trains also cross over the Rosenheim-Salzburg and Rosenheim-Kufstein Railways through Bavaria, which are also scenic.<br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Salzburg to Zurich by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’)..
  • October 26, 2018 17:11
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Are my routes covered by the Eurail Global Pass? by Jeff to Hi,<br />Yes, these routes are covered by the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><b><u>Vienna to Budapest</u></b><br />Trains from Vienna to Budapest are Railjet trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you can purchase reservations from Vienna to Budapest by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><b><u>Krakow to Prague</u></b><br />From Krakow to Prague, you would take an overnight train on which reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass. The night train from Krakow to Prague carries single compartments, double compartments, triple compartments, 6-berth compartments, and 2nd class seats. Due to an error, it may currently be the case that our website is only able to offer a maximum of two of these accommodation types. If you're interested in one of the accommodation types that doesn't show, you would have to call us to book. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday.<br /><b><u>Prague to Český Krumlov</u></b><br />From Prague to Český Krumlov, there is a direct train taking just under 3 hours.<br />Otherwise, connections from Prague to Český Krumlov involve changing trains once in České Budějovice en route and take about 3 to 3.5 hours.<br />Reservations are not necessary on any of the trains connecting Prague and Český Krumlov, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br />For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains. 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.<br /><b><u>Český Krumlov to Salzburg</u></b><br />Connections from Český Krumlov to Salzburg take 5 to 5.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in České Budějovice and then once in Linz.<br />On trains from Český Krumlov to České Budějovice and České Budějovice to Linz, reservations are not necessary or accepted, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br />Trains from Linz to Salzburg are Railjet on which reservations are only recommended. If you want reservations on this segment (Linz to Salzburg), you can purchase them by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br />For planning purposes, you can still 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 unreserved trains from Český Krumlov to České Budějovice and České Budějovice to Linz. 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.<br /><b><u>Salzburg to Zurich</u></b><br />Direct trains from Salzburg to Zurich are Railjet on which reservations are highly recommended as supplement to a rail pass.<br />The Railjets from Salzburg to Zurich run along a notably scenic stretch of railway called the Arlberg Railway. The Arlberg Railway starts around Innsbruck and goes up to Bludenz (just before the train crosses the border into Switzerland). Before that, these trains also cross over the Rosenheim-Salzburg and Rosenheim-Kufstein Railways through Bavaria, which are also scenic.<br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Salzburg to Zurich by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’)..
  • October 26, 2018 17:09
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does a first class ticket guarantee you a seat and a place to store your luggage? by Jeff to Hi Sheila,<br /><br />Trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/guides-pays/article/france-10" rel="nofollow">France</a> with 5-digit train numbers are regional TER trains that do not accept reservations. These trains have open seating, so you would just use your ticket to take any unoccupied seat. TER trains do not offer food and drink on board..
  • October 26, 2018 17:08
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does a first class ticket guarantee you a seat and a place to store your luggage? by Jeff to Hi Bridgette,<br /><br />Class of service has nothing to do with how much luggage is allowed or whether or not you're guaranteed a seat. Class of service is more about comfort and space.<br /><br />Rest assured, if a particular train requires reservations, then the reservation would automatically be included with any ticket purchase for that train (the only exception to this is trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/guides-pays/article/portugal" rel="nofollow">Portugal</a>, where reservations would only be able to be added locally). However, on trains that don't require reservations, the ticket would be sufficient to board.<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">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />Trains provide sufficient space to store luggage. There is space between seats or in the overhead racks. In many cases, there is also space at the ends of each train car. A typical amount of luggage per person is 2 large items, plus one smaller item. Regarding luggage, the general rule is that you can take as many items as you can carry. While it is true that class of service has no bearing on how much luggage you can bring, 1st class would typically provide more space.<br /><br />On trains in Europe, 1st class generally offers larger and more comfortable seats with more leg room. With fewer seats per train car, 1st class is also usually going to be less crowded and quieter than 2nd class..
  • October 26, 2018 17:00
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Is it more cost-effective to get a travel pass, half fare card or just pay for each train for my 3 days in Switzerland? by Jeff to Yes, exactly. The 'Mountain Tops: Pilatus Alpnachstad or Kriens to Mt Pilatus for Swiss Half Fare Card Holders' option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus">Mount Pilatus</a>' pass covers the full route I described between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and Pilatus Kulm, including:<br /><br />-Steamboat on Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Alpnachstad<br /><br />-Cog train from Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm<br /><br />-Cable Car/Gondola from Pilatus Kulm to Kriens<br /><br />-Bus from Kriens to Lucerne<br /><br />In your possession, you would just need this pass and your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>..
  • October 26, 2018 16:58
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Is it more cost-effective to get a travel pass, half fare card or just pay for each train for my 3 days in Switzerland? by Jeff to The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a> is great, because you can apply it to anything else you decide do while you're there spur of the moment. Just as examples, it can used on buses and public transit in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a>, or on any boats..
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