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  • July 25, 2018 16:04
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Need Advice - First time Europe Trip by Jeff to Hi Steve,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879">4 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include France, Germany, Austria, and Italy. While the UK is not able to be included on the same pass with countries on the mainland continent of Europe, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">4 country option of a Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes France does cover the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879">4 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>London to Paris (with a 4 country Eurail Select Pass)</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>, you would take a direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> train. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">4 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> (that includes France) is valid on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> would just require reservations as a supplement to a valid rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/london-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/london-paris">London to Paris</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 Select Pass 4 Countries’).<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that these reservations be purchased as soon as possible.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Munich (with a Eurail Select Pass)</u></b><br /><br />There is one direct train per day from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich">Munich</a>. This is a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/france-germany-7538">France-Germany High Speed</a> train (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Est</a>). The ride takes just over 5.5 hours.<br /><br />Otherwise, if you need to depart at a different time, the most feasible connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich">Munich</a> take 5.5 to 6 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/stuttgart" rel="nofollow">Stuttgart</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/mannheim" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/mannheim">Mannheim</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-stuttgart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-stuttgart">Paris to Stuttgart</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-mannheim" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-mannheim">Paris to Mannheim</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/france-germany-7538">France-Germany High Speed</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/france-germany-7538">TGV Est</a>) trains. On these trains, reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/stuttgart-munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/stuttgart-munich">Stuttgart to Munich</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/mannheim-munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/mannheim-munich">Mannheim to Munich</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">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. On <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations 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 Select Pass 4 Countries’).<br /><br />For the direct train, you can just do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-munich">Paris to Munich</a> and then look for the departure that says 'Direct'.<br /><br />When purchasing tickets for the options that involve changing trains, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment (i.e. one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-stuttgart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris to Stuttgart</a> and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/stuttgart-munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stuttgart to Munich</a>).<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Venice (with a Eurail Select Pass)</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice">Venice</a>, there is one direct train per day. This is an EC (EuroCity) train that runs over a renowned scenic railway called the Brenner Railway.<br /><br />The train 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> does require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/munich-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/munich-venice">Munich to Venice</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 Select Pass 4 Countries’).<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Rome (with a Eurail Select Pass)</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/rome">Rome</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> train. These trains also require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-rome">Venice to Rome</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 Select Pass 4 Countries’).<br /><br />I also have to point out that, for routes in Italy, only one or two departures show for each search you do. In addition to that, the 'Later Trains' button does not function. To get around these issues and view more departures, you would need to adjust to the specific hour of the day for which you want to view schedules when you enter the criteria of your search. For example, if you want to view trains departing after 2pm, click '2PM'.<br /><br />Please be advised that there are also trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome">Rome</a> called '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-italo-7544">Italo</a>' trains on which rail passes are not valid. Therefore, to use your rail pass, you would have to choose one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> trains..
  • July 25, 2018 15:59
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Need Advice - First time Europe Trip by Jeff to Hi Steve,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879">4 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include France, Germany, Austria, and Italy. While the UK is not able to be included on the same pass with countries on the mainland continent of Europe, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">4 country option of a Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes France does cover the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> from London to Paris.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">4 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>London to Paris (with a 4 country Eurail Select Pass)</u></b><br /><br />From London to Paris, you would take a direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> train. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow">4 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> (that includes France) is valid on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> would just require reservations as a supplement to a valid rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/london-paris" rel="nofollow">London to Paris</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 Select Pass 4 Countries’).<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that these reservations be purchased as soon as possible.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Munich (with a Eurail Select Pass)</u></b><br /><br />There is one direct train per day from Paris to Munich. This is a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538">France-Germany High Speed</a> train (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Est</a>). The ride takes just over 5.5 hours.<br /><br />Otherwise, if you need to depart at a different time, the most feasible connections from Paris to Munich take 5.5 to 6 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Stuttgart or Mannheim along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-stuttgart" rel="nofollow">Paris to Stuttgart</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-mannheim" rel="nofollow">Paris to Mannheim</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538">France-Germany High Speed</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/france-germany-7538">TGV Est</a>) trains. On these trains, reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/stuttgart-munich" rel="nofollow">Stuttgart to Munich</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/mannheim-munich" rel="nofollow">Mannheim to Munich</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://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">InterCity Express</a>) trains. On <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations 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 Select Pass 4 Countries’).<br /><br />For the direct train, you can just do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-munich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-munich">Paris to Munich</a> and then look for the departure that says 'Direct'.<br /><br />When purchasing tickets for the options that involve changing trains, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment (i.e. one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-stuttgart" rel="nofollow">Paris to Stuttgart</a> and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/stuttgart-munich" rel="nofollow">Stuttgart to Munich</a>).<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Venice (with a Eurail Select Pass)</u></b><br /><br />From Munich to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a>, there is one direct train per day. This is an EC (EuroCity) train that runs over a renowned scenic railway called the Brenner Railway.<br /><br />The train from Munich to Venice does require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/munich-venice" rel="nofollow">Munich to Venice</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 Select Pass 4 Countries’).<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Rome (with a Eurail Select Pass)</u></b><br /><br />From Venice to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome">Rome</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciargento</a> train. These trains also require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-rome" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-rome">Venice to Rome</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 Select Pass 4 Countries’).<br /><br />I also have to point out that, for routes in Italy, only one or two departures show for each search you do. In addition to that, the 'Later Trains' button does not function. To get around these issues and view more departures, you would need to adjust to the specific hour of the day for which you want to view schedules when you enter the criteria of your search. For example, if you want to view trains departing after 2pm, click '2PM'.<br /><br />Please be advised that there are also trains from Venice to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow">Rome</a> called '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544">Italo</a>' trains on which rail passes are not valid. Therefore, to use your rail pass, you would have to choose one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> trains..
  • July 25, 2018 15:48
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Need Advice - First time Europe Trip by Jeff to Hi Steve,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879">4 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include France, Germany, Austria, and Italy. While the UK is not able to be included on the same pass with countries on the mainland continent of Europe, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">4 country option of a Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes France does cover the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> from London to Paris.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">4 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>London to Paris (with a 4 country Eurail Select Pass)</u></b><br /><br />From London to Paris, you would take a direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> train. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> would just require reservations as a supplement to a valid rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from London to Paris 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 Select Pass 4 Countries’).<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that these reservations be purchased as soon as possible.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Munich (with a Eurail Select Pass)</u></b><br /><br />There is one direct train per day from Paris to Munich. This is a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France-Germany High Speed</a> train (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Est</a>). The ride takes just over 5.5 hours.<br /><br />Otherwise, if you need to depart at a different time, the most feasible connections from Paris to Munich take 5.5 to 6 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Stuttgart or Mannheim along the way.<br /><br />Trains from Paris to Stuttgart and Paris to Mannheim are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France-Germany High Speed</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/france-germany-7538">TGV Est</a>) trains. On these trains, reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from Stuttgart to Munich and Mannheim to Munich 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">InterCity Express</a>) trains. On <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations 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 Select Pass 4 Countries’).<br /><br />For the direct train, you can just do one search from Paris to Munich and then look for the departure that says 'Direct'.<br /><br />When purchasing tickets for the options that involve changing trains, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment (i.e. one search from Paris to Stuttgart and another search for connecting trains from Stuttgart to Munich).<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Venice (with a Eurail Select Pass)</u></b><br /><br />From Munich to Venice, there is one direct train per day. This is an EC (EuroCity) train that runs over a renowned scenic railway called the Brenner Railway.<br /><br />The train from Munich to Venice does require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the direct train from Munich to Venice 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 Select Pass 4 Countries’).<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Rome (with a Eurail Select Pass)</u></b><br /><br />From Venice to Rome, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow">Frecciargento</a> train. These trains also require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Venice to Rome 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 Select Pass 4 Countries’).<br /><br />I also have to point out that, for routes in Italy, only one or two departures show for each search you do. In addition to that, the 'Later Trains' button does not function. To get around these issues and view more departures, you would need to adjust to the specific hour of the day for which you want to view schedules when you enter the criteria of your search. For example, if you want to view trains departing after 2pm, click '2PM'.<br /><br />Please be advised that there are also trains from Venice to Rome called '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow">Italo</a>' trains on which rail passes are not valid. Therefore, to use your rail pass, you would have to choose one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow">Frecciargento</a> trains..
  • July 25, 2018 15:47
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Need Advice - First time Europe Trip by Jeff to Hi Steve,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow">4 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include France, Germany, Austria, and Italy. While the UK is not able to be included on the same pass with countries on the mainland continent of Europe, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow">4 country option of a Eurail Select Pass</a> that includes France does cover the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> from London to Paris.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow">4 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-5879</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>London to Paris (with a 4 country Eurail Select Pass)</u></b><br /><br />From London to Paris, you would take a direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> train. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> would just require reservations as a supplement to a valid rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from London to Paris by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 4 Countries’).<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that these reservations be purchased as soon as possible.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Munich (with a Eurail Select Pass)</u></b><br /><br />There is one direct train per day from Paris to Munich. This is a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow">France-Germany High Speed</a> train (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow">TGV Est</a>). The ride takes just over 5.5 hours.<br /><br />Otherwise, if you need to depart at a different time, the most feasible connections from Paris to Munich take 5.5 to 6 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Stuttgart or Mannheim along the way.<br /><br />Trains from Paris to Stuttgart and Paris to Mannheim are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow">France-Germany High Speed</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538">TGV Est</a>) trains. On these trains, reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from Stuttgart to Munich and Mannheim to Munich are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">InterCity Express</a>) trains. On <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 4 Countries’).<br /><br />For the direct train, you can just do one search from Paris to Munich and then look for the departure that says 'Direct'.<br /><br />When purchasing tickets for the options that involve changing trains, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment (i.e. one search from Paris to Stuttgart and another search for connecting trains from Stuttgart to Munich).<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Venice (with a Eurail Select Pass)</u></b><br /><br />From Munich to Venice, there is one direct train per day. This is an EC (EuroCity) train that runs over a renowned scenic railway called the Brenner Railway.<br /><br />The train from Munich to Venice does require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the direct train from Munich to Venice by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 4 Countries’).<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Rome (with a Eurail Select Pass)</u></b><br /><br />From Venice to Rome, you would take a high-speed Frecciarossa or Frecciargento train. These trains also require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Venice to Rome by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 4 Countries’).<br /><br />I also have to point out that, for routes in Italy, only one or two departures show for each search you do. In addition to that, the 'Later Trains' button does not function. To get around these issues and view more departures, you would need to adjust to the specific hour of the day for which you want to view schedules when you enter the criteria of your search. For example, if you want to view trains departing after 2pm, click '2PM'.<br /><br />Please be advised that there are also trains from Venice to Rome called 'Italo' trains on which rail passes are not valid. Therefore, to use your rail pass, you would have to choose one of the Frecciarossa or Frecciargento trains..
  • July 24, 2018 20:12
    Jeff
    Changed title of give me the timetable for travelling from Amsterdam to Aachen July 25, 2018 by Elisabeth Lewke-Bogle to Timetable for travel from Amsterdam to Aachen on July 25, 2018.
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  • July 24, 2018 20:12
    Jeff
    Changed description of I arrive in Amsterdam at 0805 hours and want to travel ASAP to Aachen please give me the schedule and routing by Elisabeth Lewke-Bogle to I arrive in Amsterdam at 0805 hours and want to travel ASAP to Aachen please give me the schedule and routing.
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  • July 24, 2018 19:15
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Tandem bicycle traveling in France by Jeff to Hi Gregory,<br /><br />A bike can be taken on board any train if contained within a purpose-designed bag (measuring no more than 120cm x 90cm). A bike can fit in such a bag with the wheels and pedals detached and the handlebars parallel to the frame. There is no charge to transport a bike in one of these bags.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Gien (with a bike)</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Paris to Gien are Intercités trains. Should you not have a purpose-designed bag, Intercités trains do allow assembled bikes on board for a small fee. The fee would be in the form of a special bike ticket purchased at the station before you board.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Paris to Gien by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a><br /><br /><b><u>Angers to Paris (with a bike)</u></b><br /><br />In the past, TGV trains did not allow assembled bikes on board; however, there are some that are starting to. Most TGV trains from Angers to Paris do happen to allow assembled bikes on board, should you not have a purpose-designed bag.<br /><br />If you intend to take your assembled bike on a permitting TGV, it is important to keep in mind that space for assembled bikes needs to be reserved, and this can only be done locally in France. This space is limited and can sell out quickly. Since the bike reservations can only be done locally in France, there is generally a strong likelihood that the space would be sold out by the time you're there. If you'll already be in France ahead of your departure, you can go to a station ahead of time to increase your chances; however, there is still no guarantee. In addition to the reservation, there would also be a small surcharge for assembled bikes. Generally, the surcharge for assembled bikes is about €10.<br /><br />Also, there is no way on our website to distinguish the specific TGV trains that allow assembled bikes. To identify the TGVs that allow assembled bikes, you would have to call us and one of representatives can guide you. If they are unaware, just insist they check with our 'Rail Assistance Desk'.<br /><br />Otherwise, you can just take a combination of regional TER trains to get from Angers to Paris. A connection comprised of regional TER trains from Angers to Paris takes about 3.5 hours in duration (as opposed to just over 1.5 hours for the direct TGV trains) and involves changing trains once in Le Mans along the way. All TER trains allow bikes to be taken on board fully assembled at no extra cost.<br /><br />To purchase tickets for a connection from Angers to Paris made up of TER trains, you would have to do a separate search for each segment of the connection. Therefore, you would do one search from Angers to Le Mans and another search for connecting trains from Le Mans to Paris. When you pull up the results of these searches, the TER trains will be labeled accordingly..
  • July 24, 2018 16:56
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Please help a family of 4. Which travel pass for Zurich - Lucerne - Interlaken (including Schilthorn & Jungfrau) - Geneva - Montreux - Geneva ? by Jeff to Hi Katherine,<br /><br />In terms of efficiency, scenery, comfort, etc, Switzerland has one of the best rail networks in the work, so trains are a highly recommended way to travel.<br /><br />The itinerary you already came up with sounds perfect. I'd maybe just recommend hitting Montreux before you hit Geneva, for a reason I'll explain below.<br /><br />The most economical option for the requested itinerary would be to purchase something called the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025">Swiss Half Fare Card</a> enables travelers to receive 50% off all tickets for trains operating within Switzerland, as well as public transit in Swiss cities, buses, and boats. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>, click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025</a>.<br /><br />The actual half-priced tickets themselves are not available to be purchased on our website, but they can be purchased locally or by calling us. 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 /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />While the actual half-priced tickets from Zurich to Lucerne can only be purchased locally or by calling us, you can still use our website just to view schedules for these trains. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to just view schedules for trains from Zurich to Lucerne.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Interlaken/Mürren (and Schilthorn)</u></b><br /><br />The gateway to Mürren is Interlaken. Direct trains from Lucerne to Interlaken represent part of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass scenic route</a>. To reach Mürren, you would first have to take a train along the Bernese Oberland Railway to Lauterbrunnen.<br /><br />From Lauterbrunnen, you have 2 different options for getting to Mürren.<br /><br />One option would have you taking the Grütschalpbahn (cable car) from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp and switching to the Mürrenbahn (train) to Mürren.<br /><br />The other option would have you taking a bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg and switching to the Schilthornbahn (cable cars) up to Mürren via Gimmelwald.<br /><br />The half-price tickets from Lucerne to Interlaken and Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen can be purchased locally or by calling us. In your case, the tickets from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren (via either route) would have to be purchased locally when you're there.<br /><br />As for a trip from Mürren up to Schilthorn, you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Schilthorn Mürren to Schilthorn for Swiss Half Fare Card Holders' option of our pass for '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn" rel="nofollow">Mount Schilthorn</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-schithorn">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn</a>. This pass is valid for 24 hours and would grant you 50% off the Schilthornbahn (cable cars) from Mürren to Schilthorn (via Birg).<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to just view schedules for trains from Lucerne to Interlaken and Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen.<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch</u></b><br /><br />If you want to do the Jungfraujoch excursion while you'll be staying in Mürren, you would first make your way back to Lauterbrunnen. To do so, you can use either of the two routes I mentioned above (either via Grütschalp or Stechelberg) and purchase the half-priced tickets locally.<br /><br />From Lauterbrunnen, you would then take the Wengernalp Railway to Kleine Scheidegg, where you would switch to the Jungfrau Railway to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station.<br /><br />To receive the half-price discount from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg and Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch Swiss Half Fare Card Holder' option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' pass here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>. Since you'll be traveling during August, be sure to choose the specific 'High Season' option of this.<br /><br />The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfrau Railway is the highest railway in Europe, the Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Mürren to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />To get from Mürren to Geneva, you would once again first have to make your way back to Lauterbrunnen via either of the two routes previously mentioned (either via Grütschalp or Stechelberg) and purchase the half-priced tickets locally.<br /><br />From Lauterbrunnen, you would take a train on the Bernese Oberland Railway back to Interlaken.<br /><br />The most feasible connections from Interlaken to Geneva involve changing trains once in Olten along the way.<br /><br />Otherwise, if have a little extra time and you want to complete the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass scenic route</a>, you can take a route to Geneva through Zweisimmen and Montreux. Trains from Interlaken to Zweisimmen and Zweisimmen to Montreux make up the final two segments of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass scenic route</a>. From Montreux, you would take a direct train to Geneva.<br /><br />Between Lauterbrunnen and Geneva, the half-priced tickets can be purchased locally or by calling us, whether you go via Olten or Zweisimmen/Montreux.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for the trains between Lauterbrunnen and Geneva. To do so, you would just have to piece together your connection segment-by-segment when you do your search.<br /><br />For the route via Olten, that would mean one search from Lauterbrunnen to Interlaken, another search for connecting trains from Interlaken to Olten, and another search for connecting trains from Olten to Geneva.<br /><br />For the route via the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass scenic route</a> (Zweisimmen &amp; Montreux), that would mean one search from Lauterbrunnen to Interlaken, another search for connecting trains from Interlaken to Zweisimmen, another search for connecting trains from Zweisimmen to Montreux, and another search for connecting trains from Montreux to Geneva.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Montreux</u></b><br /><br />For the direct trains between Geneva and Montreux, you would again purchase the half-priced tickets locally or by calling us. In the meantime, for your reference, you can use the route search feature under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Geneva Airport</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Geneva to the Geneva Airport depart every 10-20 minutes throughout the day and the ride only takes about 7 minutes. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025">Swiss Half Fare Card</a> would once again grant you half-price on these tickets purchased locally..
  • July 24, 2018 16:53
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Please help a family of 4. Which travel pass for Zurich - Lucerne - Interlaken (including Schilthorn & Jungfrau) - Geneva - Montreux - Geneva ? by Jeff to Hi Katherine,<br /><br />In terms of efficiency, scenery, comfort, etc, Switzerland has one of the best rail networks in the work, so trains are a highly recommended way to travel.<br /><br />The itinerary you already came up with sounds perfect. I'd maybe just recommend hitting Montreux before you hit Geneva, for a reason I'll explain below.<br /><br />The most economical option for the requested itinerary would be to purchase something called the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Half Fare Card</a> enables travelers to receive 50% off all tickets for trains operating within Switzerland, as well as public transit in Swiss cities, buses, and boats. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>, click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025</a>.<br /><br />The actual half-priced tickets themselves are not available to be purchased on our website, but they can be purchased locally or by calling us. 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 /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />While the actual half-priced tickets from Zurich to Lucerne can only be purchased locally or by calling us, you can still use our website just to view schedules for these trains. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to just view schedules for trains from Zurich to Lucerne.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Interlaken/Mürren (and Schilthorn)</u></b><br /><br />The gateway to Mürren is Interlaken. Direct trains from Lucerne to Interlaken represent part of the famed GoldenPass scenic route. To reach Mürren, you would first have to take a train along the Bernese Oberland Railway to Lauterbrunnen.<br /><br />From Lauterbrunnen, you have 2 different options for getting to Mürren.<br /><br />One option would have you taking the Grütschalpbahn (cable car) from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp and switching to the Mürrenbahn (train) to Mürren.<br /><br />The other option would have you taking a bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg and switching to the Schilthornbahn (cable cars) up to Mürren via Gimmelwald.<br /><br />The half-price tickets from Lucerne to Interlaken and Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen can be purchased locally or by calling us. In your case, the tickets from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren (via either route) would have to be purchased locally when you're there.<br /><br />As for a trip from Mürren up to Schilthorn, you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Schilthorn Mürren to Schilthorn for Swiss Half Fare Card Holders' option of our pass for 'Mount Schilthorn' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-schithorn">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn</a>. This pass is valid for 24 hours and would grant you 50% off the Schilthornbahn (cable cars) from Mürren to Schilthorn (via Birg).<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) to just view schedules for trains from Lucerne to Interlaken and Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen.<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch</u></b><br /><br />If you want to do the Jungfraujoch excursion while you'll be staying in Mürren, you would first make your way back to Lauterbrunnen. To do so, you can use either of the two routes I mentioned above (either via Grütschalp or Stechelberg) and purchase the half-priced tickets locally.<br /><br />From Lauterbrunnen, you would then take the Wengernalp Railway to Kleine Scheidegg, where you would switch to the Jungfrau Railway to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station.<br /><br />To receive the half-price discount from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg and Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch Swiss Half Fare Card Holder' option of the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' pass here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>. Since you'll be traveling during August, be sure to choose the specific 'High Season' option of this.<br /><br />The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfrau Railway is the highest railway in Europe, the Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Mürren to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />To get from Mürren to Geneva, you would once again first have to make your way back to Lauterbrunnen via either of the two routes previously mentioned (either via Grütschalp or Stechelberg) and purchase the half-priced tickets locally.<br /><br />From Lauterbrunnen, you would take a train on the Bernese Oberland Railway back to Interlaken.<br /><br />The most feasible connections from Interlaken to Geneva involve changing trains once in Olten along the way.<br /><br />Otherwise, if have a little extra time and you want to complete the GoldenPass scenic route, you can take a route to Geneva through Zweisimmen and Montreux. Trains from Interlaken to Zweisimmen and Zweisimmen to Montreux make up the final two segments of the GoldenPass scenic route. From Montreux, you would take a direct train to Geneva.<br /><br />Between Lauterbrunnen and Geneva, the half-priced tickets can be purchased locally or by calling us, whether you go via Olten or Zweisimmen/Montreux.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for the trains between Lauterbrunnen and Geneva. To do so, you would just have to piece together your connection segment-by-segment when you do your search.<br /><br />For the route via Olten, that would mean one search from Lauterbrunnen to Interlaken, another search for connecting trains from Interlaken to Olten, and another search for connecting trains from Olten to Geneva.<br /><br />For the route via the GoldenPass scenic route (Zweisimmen &amp; Montreux), that would mean one search from Lauterbrunnen to Interlaken, another search for connecting trains from Interlaken to Zweisimmen, another search for connecting trains from Zweisimmen to Montreux, and another search for connecting trains from Montreux to Geneva.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Montreux</u></b><br /><br />For the direct trains between Geneva and Montreux, you would again purchase the half-priced tickets locally or by calling us. In the meantime, for your reference, you can use the route search feature under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Geneva Airport</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Geneva to the Geneva Airport depart every 10-20 minutes throughout the day and the ride only takes about 7 minutes. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a> would once again grant you half-price on these tickets purchased locally..
  • July 24, 2018 16:52
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Please help a family of 4. Which travel pass for Zurich - Lucerne - Interlaken (including Schilthorn & Jungfrau) - Geneva - Montreux - Geneva ? by Jeff to Hi Katherine,<br /><br />In terms of efficiency, scenery, comfort, etc, Switzerland has one of the best rail networks in the work, so trains are a highly recommended way to travel.<br /><br />The itinerary you already came up with sounds perfect. I'd maybe just recommend hitting Montreux before you hit Geneva, for a reason I'll explain below.<br /><br />The most economical option for the requested itinerary would be to purchase something called the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a> enables travelers to receive 50% off all tickets for trains operating within Switzerland, as well as public transit in Swiss cities, buses, and boats. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>, click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025</a>.<br /><br />The actual half-priced tickets themselves are not available to be purchased on our website, but they can be purchased locally or by calling us. 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 /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />While the actual half-priced tickets from Zurich to Lucerne can only be purchased locally or by calling us, you can still use our website just to view schedules for these trains. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) to just view schedules for trains from Zurich to Lucerne.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Interlaken/Mürren (and Schilthorn)</u></b><br /><br />The gateway to Mürren is Interlaken. Direct trains from Lucerne to Interlaken represent part of the famed GoldenPass scenic route. To reach Mürren, you would first have to take a train along the Bernese Oberland Railway to Lauterbrunnen.<br /><br />From Lauterbrunnen, you have 2 different options for getting to Mürren.<br /><br />One option would have you taking the Grütschalpbahn (cable car) from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp and switching to the Mürrenbahn (train) to Mürren.<br /><br />The other option would have you taking a bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg and switching to the Schilthornbahn (cable cars) up to Mürren via Gimmelwald.<br /><br />The half-price tickets from Lucerne to Interlaken and Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen can be purchased locally or by calling us. In your case, the tickets from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren (via either route) would have to be purchased locally when you're there.<br /><br />As for a trip from Mürren up to Schilthorn, you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Schilthorn Mürren to Schilthorn for Swiss Half Fare Card Holders' option of our pass for 'Mount Schilthorn' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn</a>. This pass is valid for 24 hours and would grant you 50% off the Schilthornbahn (cable cars) from Mürren to Schilthorn (via Birg).<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) to just view schedules for trains from Lucerne to Interlaken and Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen.<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch</u></b><br /><br />If you want to do the Jungfraujoch excursion while you'll be staying in Mürren, you would first make your way back to Lauterbrunnen. To do so, you can use either of the two routes I mentioned above (either via Grütschalp or Stechelberg) and purchase the half-priced tickets locally.<br /><br />From Lauterbrunnen, you would then take the Wengernalp Railway to Kleine Scheidegg, where you would switch to the Jungfrau Railway to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station.<br /><br />To receive the half-price discount from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg and Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch Swiss Half Fare Card Holder' option of the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' pass here: <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">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>. Since you'll be traveling during August, be sure to choose the specific 'High Season' option of this.<br /><br />The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfrau Railway is the highest railway in Europe, the Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Mürren to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />To get from Mürren to Geneva, you would once again first have to make your way back to Lauterbrunnen via either of the two routes previously mentioned (either via Grütschalp or Stechelberg) and purchase the half-priced tickets locally.<br /><br />From Lauterbrunnen, you would take a train on the Bernese Oberland Railway back to Interlaken.<br /><br />The most feasible connections from Interlaken to Geneva involve changing trains once in Olten along the way.<br /><br />Otherwise, if have a little extra time and you want to complete the GoldenPass scenic route, you can take a route to Geneva through Zweisimmen and Montreux. Trains from Interlaken to Zweisimmen and Zweisimmen to Montreux make up the final two segments of the GoldenPass scenic route. From Montreux, you would take a direct train to Geneva.<br /><br />Between Lauterbrunnen and Geneva, the half-priced tickets can be purchased locally or by calling us, whether you go via Olten or Zweisimmen/Montreux.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for the trains between Lauterbrunnen and Geneva. To do so, you would just have to piece together your connection segment-by-segment when you do your search.<br /><br />For the route via Olten, that would mean one search from Lauterbrunnen to Interlaken, another search for connecting trains from Interlaken to Olten, and another search for connecting trains from Olten to Geneva.<br /><br />For the route via the GoldenPass scenic route (Zweisimmen &amp; Montreux), that would mean one search from Lauterbrunnen to Interlaken, another search for connecting trains from Interlaken to Zweisimmen, another search for connecting trains from Zweisimmen to Montreux, and another search for connecting trains from Montreux to Geneva.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Montreux</u></b><br /><br />For the direct trains between Geneva and Montreux, you would again purchase the half-priced tickets locally or by calling us. In the meantime, for your reference, you can use the route search feature under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for these trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Geneva Airport</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Geneva to the Geneva Airport depart every 10-20 minutes throughout the day and the ride only takes about 7 minutes. The Swiss Half Fare Card would once again grant you half-price on these tickets purchased locally..
  • July 19, 2018 20:31
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass or Swiss Pass ? by Jeff to Hi Gary,<br /><br />It just depends on the train. Within Switzerland, only few trains require reservations. The vast majority of trains within Switzerland do not even accept reservations, so a rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Zurich to Lucerne do not accept reservations, so a rail pass is all you would need to board (whether it be a Eurail Select Pass or a Swiss Travel Pass).<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) to just view schedules for trains from Zurich to Lucerne.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Interlaken</u></b><br /><br />On trains from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary. Trains from Lucerne to Interlaken run over a segment of the famed GoldenPass scenic route.<br /><br />If you want to have reservations for this trip, you would purchase them by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 2 Countries’ or a 'Swiss Travel Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Frankfurt Airport</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Lucerne to Frankfurt take just over 4 hours in duration and involve changing trains at least once in Basel along the way.<br /><br />On trains from Lucerne to Basel, reservations are not necessary, so a rail pass is all you would need to board (whether it be a Eurail Select Pass or a Swiss Travel Pass).<br /><br />If you decide on the Swiss Travel Pass, you would need to purchase regular tickets for the train from Basel to the Frankfurt Airport. You would purchase tickets by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com)" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com)">www.raileurope.com)</a>.<br /><br />If you decide on the 2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass for Germany and Switzerland, your ticket costs from Basel to Frankfurt Airport would be covered. With that said, the trains from Basel to Frankfurt Airport are ICE trains on which reservations would be highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase the reservations by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 2 Countries’).<br /><br />When searching for trains departing out of the station at the airport, you would just have to type 'Frankfurt Airport' in the field for the arrival city. Currently, 'Frankfurt Airport' will not actually populate into the field, but you can still type it in there anyway and the schedules will display. When you pull up the results of your search from 'Basel' to 'Frankfurt Airport', the station at the airport would be labeled as ‘F-Flughafen Fernbf’..
  • July 19, 2018 19:44
    Jeff
    Changed title of I purchased a Benelux Pass- still need to reserve & pay ? by marknemily Lim to I purchased a Eurail Benelux Pass- still need to reserve & pay ?.
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  • July 19, 2018 19:44
    Jeff
    Changed description of Hi, <br /> I purchased a Benelux Pass (4 days) online and I plan to travel: <br /> Amsterdam -> Brussels <br /> Brussels-> Luxembourg <br /> Luxembourg -> Amsterdam <br /><br /> -Do I still need to make a reservation for seats? <br /> -when I tried to book, it shows the price and says I have to pay <br /> Doesn't the Benelux pass pay for it already? Why would I need to pay again? <br /><br /> Please help. Thanks <br /><br /> -Emily by marknemily Lim to Hi,I purchased a Benelux Pass (4 days) online and I plan to travel:Amsterdam -&gt; BrusselsBrussels-&gt; LuxembourgLuxembourg -&gt; Amsterdam-Do I still need to make a reservation for seats?-when I tried to book, it shows the price and says I have to payDoesn't the Benelux pass pay for it already? Why would I need to pay again?Please help. Thanks -Emily.
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  • July 19, 2018 19:40
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of I purchased a Eurail Benelux Pass- still need to reserve & pay ? by Jeff to For time spent in Brussels, you can shop various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Belgium&amp;cities=cities-458" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Belgium&amp;cities=cities-458</a>.<br /><br />For time in Amsterdam, you can shop city passes and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525</a>..
  • July 19, 2018 19:34
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of I purchased a Eurail Benelux Pass- still need to reserve & pay ? by Jeff to Hi Emily,<br /><br />Rail passes cover ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be considered into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass still often works out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe. It just depends on the itinerary.<br /><br />However, for the specifiic itinerary you laid out, it is not necessary that you take any trains that require reservations. In the Benelux region, reservations are only required on the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow">Thalys</a> trains. On other trains in this region, reservations are not even accepted, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888" rel="nofollow">Eurail Benelux Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888">Eurail Benelux Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />From Amsterdam to Brussels, there IC (InterCity) trains and high-speed Thalys trains.<br /><br />IC trains in this part of Europe do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888" rel="nofollow">Eurail Benelux Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />As I mentioned above, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow">Thalys</a> trains require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for the IC trains from Amsterdam to Brussels. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' unchecked. On our website, the IC trains on this route are labeled as 'Eurocities' when you pull up the results of a search.<br /><br />If you want to take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow">Thalys</a> train for this trip, you would purchase reservations by searching the route under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Benelux Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to Luxembourg</u></b><br /><br />The direct trains from Brussels to Luxembourg are currently not running, due to construction. While the construction goes on, a connection from Brussels to Luxembourg takes just under 4 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Liège along the way. The trains from Brussels to Liège and Liège to Luxembourg are IC trains, so reservations are not accepted and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888" rel="nofollow">Eurail Benelux Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for the IC trains from Brussels to Liège and Liège to Luxembourg. When you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains on these routes, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' unchecked. On our website, the IC trains from Liège to Luxembourg are labeled as 'Eurocities' when you pull up the results of a search.<br /><br /><b><u>Luxembourg to Amsterdam</u></b><br /><br />Generally, connections from Luxembourg to Amsterdam involve changing trains once in Brussels along the way. Due to the current construction work on the rail lines, connections from Luxembourg to Amsterdam take just under 6.5 hours in duration and involve 3 train changes along the way; once in Liège, once in Leuven, and Antwerp. These are all IC trains, so reservations are not accepted and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/benelux-pass-5888">Eurail Benelux Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for the IC trains from Luxembourg to Liège and Leuven to Antwerp. On our website, the IC trains from Luxembourg to Liège are labeled as 'Eurocities' when you pull up the results of a search.<br /><br />Schedules for the IC trains from Liège to Leuven and Antwerp to Amsterdam are not able to be viewed on our website. For your reference, the IC trains from Liège to Leuven depart every 30 minutes throughout the day and the ride takes 30 minutes, while the IC trains from Antwerp to Amsterdam depart hourly throughout the day and the ride takes just under 2 hours..
  • July 18, 2018 18:59
    Jeff
    Changed title of Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass by Gary Hicks to Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass or Swiss Pass ?.
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  • July 18, 2018 18:59
    Jeff
    Changed description of Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass - Itinerary (Zurich to Lucern. Lucern to Interlaken. Lucern to Franfurt Airport) <br /> Needing assistance with benefits EuroRail Pass vs Swiss Rail vs Tell-Pass makes it confusing. Haven't found a good comparison. Unsure of the benefits of EuroRail with these other two. Seems point to point tickets might be cheaper but Lucern activities individual tickets could make up the difference. Anyone have any experience and advice? by Gary Hicks to Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass - Itinerary (Zurich to Lucern. Lucern to Interlaken. Lucern to Franfurt Airport) Needing assistance with benefits EuroRail Pass vs Swiss Rail vs Tell-Pass makes it confusing. Haven't found a good comparison. Unsure of the benefits of EuroRail with these other two. Seems point to point tickets might be cheaper but Lucern activities individual tickets could make up the difference. Anyone have any experience and advice?.
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  • July 18, 2018 18:56
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass or Swiss Pass ? by Jeff to <b>EURAIL PASS</b><br /><br />For the 2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Pilatus (discount of about 50% with a Eurail Pass)</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 Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mt Pilatus (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 />The Eurail Pass is valid to get you from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (either by train or by the steamboat across Lake Lucerne). Please be advised this would require the use of a 'travel day' on your Eurail Pass.<br /><br />To receive the 50% discount for the other segments, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Pilatus Alpnachstad or Kriens-Mt Pilatus/Eurail Pass’ option of the pass for 'Mount Pilatus' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus</a><br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis (discount of about 25% with a Eurail Pass)</u></b><br /><br />The excursion from Lucerne to Mount Titlis consists of a train from Lucerne to Engelberg, a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the Klein Titlis station, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.<br /><br />The Eurail Pass is valid to get you from Lucerne to Engelberg. Please be advised this would require the use of a 'travel day' on your Eurail Pass.<br /><br />To receive the discount for the other segments, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg to Mt Titlis for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the pass for 'Mount Titlis' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-titlis-8165</a>.<br /><br />This pass also includes a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br /><b><u>Stanserhorn (discount of about 25% with a Eurail Pass)</u></b><br /><br />In 2018, the excursion to Stansherhorn operates from April 14th to November 18th. 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 Pass is valid on the train between Lucerne and Stans with the use of a 'travel day'.<br /><br />To receive the discount for the other segments, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Stanserhorn Stans – Stanserhorn for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for 'Mount Stanserhorn' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-stanserhorn</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi (discount of about 50% with a Eurail Pass)</u></b><br /><br />There are 2 different routes between Lucerne and Mt Rigi; one route via Arth Goldau and the other via Vitznau.<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 />Tickets for both of these route to Rigi can only be purchased locally when you're there. To receive the discount, just be sure to mention you have the Eurail Pass..
  • July 18, 2018 18:23
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass or Swiss Pass ? by Jeff to <b>SWISS TRAVEL PASS</b><br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">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 /><b><u>Mount Pilatus (50% discount with Swiss Travel Pass)</u></b><br /><br />The excursion up Mount Pilatus starts with a steamboat across Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, the ascent continues by cog railway up to Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Mt Pilatus (Pilatus Kulm), you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get from Kriens back to Lucerne, you would take a bus.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is valid to get you from Lucerne to Alpnachstad (either by train or by the steamboat across Lake Lucerne) and it is also valid on the bus ride from Kriens back to Lucerne. Please be advised this would require the use of a 'travel day' on your Swiss Travel Pass.<br /><br />To receive the discount for the other segments, you would purchase a 50% off option of the pass for 'Mount Pilatus' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus</a>.<br /><br />The option specific to the Swiss Travel Pass is currently not appearing on our website; however, you can just purchase the 'Eurail Pass' or 'Swiss Half Fare Card' option and either would still be valid for you to use (both still grant you a 50% discount). The 'Mount Pilatus' pass would cover you on the cog railway from Alpnachstad to Mount Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm), the cable car from Pilatus Kulm to Fräkmüntegg and the gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Titlis (discount of about 45% with a Swiss Travel Pass)</u></b><br /><br />The excursion from Lucerne to Mount Titlis consists of a train from Lucerne to Engelberg, a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the Klein Titlis station, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.<br /><br />For the trip between Lucerne and Titlis, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would only be valid on the train between Lucerne and Engelberg. However, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> does enable you to receive a discount of about 45% on the cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Titlis Engelberg to Mt Titlis for Swiss Travel Pass Holder’ option of the pass for 'Mount Titlis' 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>.<br /><br />This pass also includes a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.<br /><br />Please be advised that getting from Lucerne to Engelberg would require the use of a ‘travel day’ on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Stanserhorn (fully covered with Swiss Travel Pass)</u></b><br /><br />In 2018, the excursion to Stansherhorn only operates from April 14th to November 18th. 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 />As of just this year, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> is now valid to cover the full excursion between Lucerne and Stanserhorn. Please be advised that using your Swiss Travel Pass for this would require the use of a 'travel day' on the pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Rigi (fully covered with Swiss Travel Pass)</u></b><br /><br />There are 2 different routes between Lucerne and Mt Rigi, both of which are fully covered by a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> with the use of a 'travel day'.<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..
  • July 18, 2018 16:59
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Travelling with a bicycle from Biarritz to Santander by Jeff to Hi Ben,<br /><br />For your bikes to be allowed still fully assembled, you would have to take a connection comprised solely of regional trains.<br /><br />From Biarritz to Santander, a connection made up of regional trains would involve at least 3 train changes along the way; once in Hendaye, once in Irun, and then once in Palencia.<br /><br /><b><u>Biarritz to Hendaye</u></b><br /><br />If you need to keep your bike assembled, you would have to take a regional TER train for the segment from Biarritz to Hendaye. The ride only takes about 30 minutes. Tickets for the TER trains from Biarritz to Hendaye are only able to be purchased locally in France.<br /><br /><b><u>Hendaye to Irun</u></b><br /><br />To get from Hendaye to Irun, you would take a local commuter train called the 'Euskotren'. The Euskotren is supposed to allow assembled bikes on board. The Euskotren departs once every 30 minutes, and the ride from Hendaye to Irun is only able 4 minutes. Tickets for the Euskotren are also only able to be purchased locally when you're there.<br /><br /><b><u>Irun to Palencia</u></b><br /><br />If you need to keep your bike assembled, you would have to take a regional MD (Media Distancia) train for the segment from Irun to Palencia.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Irun to Palencia by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. When you pull up the results of your search, the MD trains will be labeled as 'Regional' trains. Just be sure to choose one of the 'Regional' trains so that you can take your bike on board fully assembled.<br /><br /><b><u>Palencia to Santander</u></b><br /><br />If you need to keep your bike assembled, you would have to take a Regional Express train for the segment from Palencia to Santander.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from Palencia to Irun by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. When you pull up the results of your search, the Regional Express trains will be labeled just as 'Train'. Just be sure to choose one of the trains labeled 'Train' so that you can take your bike on board fully assembled..
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