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  • July 03, 2018 16:02
    Jeff
    Changed description of Possible train schedules for travel mid-day, 26AUG18 - <br /> Lautrbrunnen, CH to Lindau, DE <br /> schedule and cost for (2)adults, 1st Class ?? by Clay Warner to Possible train schedules for travel mid-day, 26AUG18 -Lautrbrunnen, CH to Lindau, DE schedule and cost for (2)adults, 1st Class ??.
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  • July 03, 2018 16:02
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Lauterbrunnen to Lindau on August 26 by Jeff to Hi Clay,<br /><br /><b><u>Lauterbrunnen to Linda via Bern</u></b><br /><br />The fastest and most feasible connections from Lauterbrunnen to Lindau take about 4.5 hours in duration and involve 3 train changes along the way; once in Interlaken, once in Bern, and then once in Zurich.<br /><br />On our website, you can check schedules and purchase tickets as far as Zurich with regard to this route. To do so, you would refer to 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) and piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Lauterbrunnen to Interlaken, another search from Interlaken to Bern, and another search from Bern to Zurich.<br /><br />Tickets for direct trains from Zurich to Lindau are not able to be purchased on our website. Instead, you would purchase tickets for a direct train from Zurich to Lindau by calling us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600 or 1-847-916-1028. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Lauterbrunnen to Linda via Lucerne/GoldenPass</u></b><br /><br />If you don't mind adding about an hour to your journey time, you can take a different route that involves following along a segment of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass scenic route</a> for part of the way. This option would take about 5.5 hours in duration and involves 3 train changes along the way; once in Interlaken, once in Lucerne, and then once in Zurich. The segment from Lucerne to Interlaken runs along the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic route.<br /><br />For this route also, it is only possible to check schedule and purchase tickets as far as Zurich. You would refer to 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) and piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Lauterbrunnen to Interlaken, another search from Interlaken to Lucerne, and another search from Lucerne to Zurich.<br /><br />Once again, tickets for a direct train from Zurich to Lindau are only able to be purchased by calling us..
  • July 03, 2018 16:00
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Lauterbrunnen to Lindau on August 26 by Jeff to Hi Clay,<br /><br /><b><u>Lauterbrunnen to Linda via Bern</u></b><br /><br />The fastest and most feasible connections from Lauterbrunnen to Lindau take about 4.5 hours in duration and involve 3 train changes along the way; once in Interlaken, once in Bern, and then once in Zurich.<br /><br />On our website, you can check schedules and purchase tickets as far as Zurich with regard to this route. To do so, you would refer to 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) and piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Lauterbrunnen to Interlaken, another search from Interlaken to Bern, and another search from Bern to Zurich.<br /><br />Tickets for direct trains from Zurich to Lindau are not able to be purchased on our website. Instead, you would purchase tickets for a direct train from Zurich to Lindau by calling us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600 or 1-847-916-1028. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Lauterbrunnen to Linda via Lucerne/GoldenPass</u></b><br /><br />If you don't mind adding about an hour to your journey time, you can take a different route that involves following along a segment of the famed GoldenPass scenic route for part of the way. This option would take about 5.5 hours in duration and involves 3 train changes along the way; once in Interlaken, once in Lucerne, and then once in Zurich. The segment from Lucerne to Interlaken runs along the GoldenPass scenic route.<br /><br />For this route also, it is only possible to check schedule and purchase tickets as far as Zurich. You would refer to 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) and piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Lauterbrunnen to Interlaken, another search from Interlaken to Lucerne, and another search from Lucerne to Zurich.<br /><br />Once again, tickets for a direct train from Zurich to Lindau are only able to be purchased by calling us..
  • July 03, 2018 08:36
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  • July 02, 2018 20:08
    Jeff
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  • July 02, 2018 19:56
    Jeff
    Changed title of Fare Requested not available with rail pass - HELP!! by Gaynor Levisky to "Fare Requested not available" with my BritRail SouthWest Pass - HELP!!.
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  • July 02, 2018 18:46
    Jeff
    Changed title of Strikes in July 2018 by Mark Joelson to Strikes in July 2018 from Paris to Aix en Provence?.
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  • June 29, 2018 18:43
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Madrid-Soria by train? by Jeff to Hi Greg,<br /><br />There are 2 regional trains per day from Madrid to Soria. These trains depart from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-chamartin" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-chamartin">Chamartin station</a> in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a>. The ride takes about 3 hours. For this particular route, tickets are only able to be purchased locally when you're there. If you need to inquire about the specific schedules, you would have to call 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays..
  • June 29, 2018 17:26
    Jeff
    Changed title of 4 cities, one pass? by Jessica Smith to London, Paris, Bruges, and Amsterdam / 4 cities, one pass?.
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  • June 29, 2018 17:25
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of London, Paris, Bruges, and Amsterdam / 4 cities, one pass? by Jeff to Hi Jessica,<br /><br />Due to a direct Eurostar train that now runs from London to Amsterdam (but not in the reverse direction), I would say it would make a little more sense to hit these cities in the reverse direction than how you have them listed. The other sequence could also work fine, I just think it would be a little easier to hit Amsterdam, due to the direct Eurostar to there from London.<br /><br />What exactly to purchase for your travels would depend on the specifics of the itinerary itself and various other factors. If you only plan to travel between the cities you mentioned, then the best option for you would just be to purchase regular tickets.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>London to Amsterdam</u></b><br /><br />As of just this year, there is now one direct Eurostar per day from London to Amsterdam. The ride takes just over 3.5 hours. Generally, the Eurostar is able to booked 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure. The Eurostar from London to Amsterdam can sell out pretty quickly, so it is recommended that the tickets be purchased as soon as possible.<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Bruges</u></b><br /><br />The most feasible connections from Amsterdam to Bruges take just under 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in either Brussels or Antwerp along the way. The trains from Amsterdam to Brussels or Amsterdam to Antwerp would be Thalys high-speed trains. Generally, these trains can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure.<br /><br />When checking schedules and purchasing tickets to Bruges on our site, you would just have to spell it as 'Brugge' for it to be recognized.<br /><br />By doing one search from 'Amsterdam to Brugge', our site would only issue you a ticket for the segment on the Thalys from either Amsterdam to Brussels or Amsterdam to Antwerp, but that ticket would also be valid to cover you on any connecting train from Brussels or Antwerp (respectively) to Bruges within 24 hours of your arrival into Brussels or Antwerp from Amsterdam. Separate physical tickets from Brussels to Bruges/Antwerp to Bruges would not actually be issued, because all you would need to show to board is your Amsterdam-Brussels or Amsterdam-Antwerp Thalys ticket.<br /><br /><b><u>Bruges to Paris</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Bruges to Paris take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Brussels along the way. The trains from Brussels to Paris are Thalys high-speed trains. Generally, these trains can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure.<br /><br />When doing your search, remember to spell Bruges as 'Brugge' so that our website will recognize it.<br /><br />By doing one search from 'Brugge to Paris', our site would only issue you a ticket for the Thalys segment from Brussels to Paris, but that ticket would also be valid to cover you to take any train from Bruges to Brussels that connects to it, as long as it's within 24 hours of your scheduled departure from Brussels. Separate physical tickets from Bruges to Brussels would not actually be issued, because all you would need to show to board is your Brussels-Paris Thalys ticket.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to London</u></b><br /><br />The trains from Paris to London are high-speed Eurostar trains. The ride only takes about 2 hours and 15 minutes. Generally, the Eurostar is able to booked 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure. Trains from Paris to London can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that the tickets be purchased as soon as possible..
  • June 28, 2018 20:23
    Jeff
    Changed title of Rail Europe Holiday Schedules by Mike Marron to Holiday Schedules from Paris to Brussels?.
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  • June 28, 2018 20:23
    Jeff
    Changed description of Hi all - We are looking to take the train on New Year's day from Paris to Brussels to catch a 11am flight out of BRU. Anyone know if the trains will run a regular schedule on the holiday? <br /><br /> Thanks for your help! by Mike Marron to Hi all - We are looking to take the train on New Year's day from Paris to Brussels to catch a 11am flight out of BRU. Anyone know if the trains will run a regular schedule on the holiday? Thanks for your help!.
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  • June 28, 2018 20:15
    Jeff
    Changed title of Zurich to Milan by Lindsey Kapel to Best option for Zurich to Lucerne, Lucerne to Zernez, Zernez to Interlaken, Interlaken to Grindelwald, Grindelwald to Lugano, Lugano to Milan?.
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  • June 28, 2018 20:08
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Best option for Zurich to Lucerne, Lucerne to Zernez, Zernez to Interlaken, Interlaken to Grindelwald, Grindelwald to Lugano, Lugano to Milan? by Jeff to Hi Lindsey,<br /><br />For this itinerary, I would recommend getting the 2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass for Italy and Switzerland. For this 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>Zurich to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Zurich to Lucerne depart about once every 30 minutes throughout the day, and the ride only takes 45-50 minutes.<br /><br />Trains from Zurich to Lucerne do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. 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" 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 Zernez</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Lucerne to Zernez take about 3.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Zurich and then once in Landquart.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary (or even accepted) on any of these trains either, so the rail pass is once again all you would need to board. You can refer back to 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 view schedules; however, the route would just need to be pieced together segment-by-segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Lucerne to Zurich, another search for connecting trains from Zurich to Landquart, and then another search for connecting trains from Landquart to Zernez.<br /><br /><b><u>Zernez to Interlaken via Bern (option #1)</u></b><br /><br />The fastest and most feasible connections from Zernez to Interlaken take about 4.5 hours in duration and involve 3 train changes along the way; once in Landquart, once in Zurich, and then once in Bern.<br /><br />On these trains, reservations would once again not be necessary, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can again 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 view schedules, you would just need to break up you search segment-by-segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Zernez to Landquart, another search for connecting trains from Landquart to Zurich, another search for requesting trains from Zurich to Bern, and then another search for connecting trains from Bern to Interlaken.<br /><br /><b><u>Zernez to Interlaken via Lucerne/GoldenPass (option #2)</u></b><br /><br />If you don't mind adding about one hour to your journey time for this trip, you can take a different route that takes you over part of the famed GoldenPass scenic route. This option would take about 5.5 hours in duration and involves 3 train changes along the way; once in Landquart, once in Zurich, and then once in Lucerne. The segment Lucerne to Interlaken is the part that follows the GoldenPass route.<br /><br />On the segment from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary. On the other trains that make up this connection, reservations are also not necessary. Therefore, the rail pass is again all you would need to board.<br /><br />You can refer back to our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) to view the schedules, you would just have to piece together your search segment-by-segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Zernez to Landquart, another search for connecting trains from Landquart to Zurich, another search for connecting trains from Zurich to Lucerne, and then another search for connecting trains from Lucerne to Interlaken.<br /><br />The trains from Lucerne to Interlaken all have panoramic windows for enjoying all the surrounding scenery.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Interlaken to Grindelwald depart about 30 minutes throughout the day, and the ride only takes about 33 minutes. They run along the famed 'Bernese Oberland Railway' on the way up to nearby Jungfraujoch. Eurail Select Passes are actually not valid on trains from Interlaken to Grindelwald, so you would just need to purchase a separate ticket for this short trip. If you do so locally, you may be able to receive a 25% discount by mentioning that you have the Eurail Select Pass. In the meantime, you can view the schedules by doing a search for the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>).<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald to Lugano via the 'Gotthard Panorama Express' (option #1)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Grindelwald/Interlaken take you through Lucerne. If you like, you can get from Lucerne down to Lugano by taking the 'Gotthard Panorama Express' scenic journey. This specific route can even consist of taking a steamboat on Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Flüelen (Flüelen being where the train part of the 'Gotthard Panorama Express' journey begins).<br /><br />The full route from Grindelwald to Lugano via the 'Gotthard Panorama Express' journey would take a bit longer and involves at least 3 changes along the way; once in Interlaken, once in Lucerne, and then in Flüelen.<br /><br />You would once again just need a separate ticket for the train from Grindelwald to Interlaken, since Eurail Select Passes are not valid on this particular rail line. If you purchase this ticket locally, you may be able to receive a 25% discount by mentioning you have the Eurail Select Pass.<br /><br />From Interlaken to Lucerne, you would go back over the GoldenPass scenic route.<br /><br />The steamboat from Lucerne to Flüelen takes about 2.5 hours, while a direct train from Lucerne to Flüelen only takes about 1 hour. Therefore, you can cut down a little on the time just by taking a train for the segment from Lucerne to Flüelen. For the steamboat, showing your Eurail Select Pass would get you a 50% discount locally.<br /><br />In Flüelen you can board a direct 'Gotthard Panorama Express' train that would take you all the way down to Lugano. The actual 'Gotthard Panorama Express' train, which runs direct from Flüelen to Lugano, requires reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. Currently, reservations for the 'Gotthard Panorama Express' are not able to be purchased on our website. To purchase reservations for this train you would instead have to call 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 and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br />Just like the GoldenPass from Lucerne to Interlaken, 'Gotthard Panorama Express' has panoramic windows for taking in the scenery. For this year, the actual 'Gotthard Panorama Express' trains only run between April 21st and October 14th.<br /><br />You can view schedules for the rest of the journey from our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Grindelwald to Interlaken, another search from Interlaken to Lucerne, and then another search for trains from Lucerne to Flüelen.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald to Lugano, involving a direct train from Lucerne to Lugano (option #2)</u></b><br /><br />The fastest connections from Grindelwald to Lugano involve taking a direct train from Lucerne straight to Lugano. These would still be scenic and cover much of the same ground as the 'Gotthard Panorama Express', but they take you through the new 'Gotthard Base Tunnel' for a stretch, causing you to miss some of the trip's best scenery.<br /><br />In its entirety, the full route for this option only takes about 5 hours in duration and involves at least 2 train changes along the way; once in Interlaken and then once in Lucerne.<br /><br />Since Eurail Select Passes are not valid on the trains from Grindelwald to Interlaken, you would still need a separate ticket for this segment, and the pass still may enable you to receive a 25% locally.<br /><br />The rail pass will then cover you for the remaining part of this journey (trains from Interlaken to Lucerne and Lucerne to Lugano). Reservations are not necessary on the trains from Interlaken to Lucerne and Lucerne to Lugano, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />You can view schedules for these trains on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) by doing one search from Interlaken to Lucerne and another search from Lucerne to Lugano.<br /><br /><b><u>Lugano to Milan</u></b><br /><br />From Lugano to Milan, you can just take a direct regional train. The regional trains from Lugano to Milan do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you'd need board. The ride takes just over 1 hour. If you happen to take one of the EC (EuroCity) trains from Lugano to Milan, they would require you to purchase reservations.<br /><br />When you search Lugano to Milan on our site, only schedules for the EC trains would display. If you want the specific schedules for the regional trains on this route, you can call us..
  • June 27, 2018 19:57
    Jeff
    Changed title of Best pass and trains for Cotswolds by Linda Susan Proudfoot Smith to Best railpass and trains for London, Windsor, Newbury, Stratford upon Avon, and the Cotswolds?.
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  • June 27, 2018 19:57
    Jeff
    Changed description of We are arriving at Heathrow and taking a train to Windsor. Does that train leave from Paddington? <br /> Then we are going from Windsor to Newbury. I know there is a train station in Newbury, but I don't know what the line is called. Then we need to travel from Newbury to Stratford upon Avon where we will stay. It will be our home base to do traveling by train around the UK. <br /> When we fly home our plane leaves at 8 AM, so we should stay by the airport for one night. PLEASE help me sort this out. I have Googles and searched for two weeks now, and I am going crazy trying to figure this out. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!! by Linda Susan Proudfoot Smith to We are arriving at Heathrow and taking a train to Windsor. Does that train leave from Paddington? Then we are going from Windsor to Newbury. I know there is a train station in Newbury, but I don't know what the line is called. Then we need to travel from Newbury to Stratford upon Avon where we will stay. It will be our home base to do traveling by train around the UK. When we fly home our plane leaves at 8 AM, so we should stay by the airport for one night. PLEASE help me sort this out. I have Googles and searched for two weeks now, and I am going crazy trying to figure this out. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!.
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  • June 27, 2018 18:10
    Jeff
    Changed title of Connect time in FRA from airport to station/missing train by Candace O'Connell to Connect time in Frankfurt from airport to station/missing train.
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  • June 27, 2018 18:10
    Jeff
    Changed description of If you have a first class ticket reserved and due to a late flight you miss that train, are you able to get on the next one? We are going FRA to St. Moritz. Is a 2 hour connection from the airport in FRA and the main train station an adequate amount of time to catch the train? by Candace O'Connell to If you have a first class ticket reserved and due to a late flight you miss that train, are you able to get on the next one? We are going FRA to St. Moritz. Is a 2 hour connection from the airport in FRA and the main train station an adequate amount of time to catch the train?.
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  • June 26, 2018 20:20
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Traveling from Amsterdam to Frankfort and various trips throughout Germany by Jeff to Hi Fred,<br /><br />For travel in the Netherlands and Germany, you would purchase the 2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass for the Benelux and Germany. The Netherlands is included as a part of the 'Benelux'. The Benelux covers Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg and counts them as one country for the purpose of rail passes.<br /><br />For 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 />On each of the routes you'll be traveling, you'll be taking high-speed ICE (InterCity Express) trains. On these trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 2 Countries’).<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Frankfurt</u></b><br /><br />On ICE trains from Amsterdam to Frankfurt, reservations are highly recommended a supplement to a rail pass. The ride from Amsterdam to Frankfurt takes just under 4 hours.<br /><br /><b><u>Frankfurt to Munich</u></b><br /><br />On ICE trains from Frankfurt to Munich, reservations are highly recommended a supplement to a rail pass. The ride from Frankfurt to Munich takes just over 3 hours.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Cologne</u></b><br /><br />On ICE trains from Munich to Cologne, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. The ride from Munich to Cologne takes about 4.5 hours.<br /><br /><b><u>Cologne to Amsterdam</u></b><br /><br />On ICE trains from Cologne to Amsterdam, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. The ride from Cologne to Amsterdam takes just under 3 hours..
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