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  • June 26, 2018 19:01
    Jeff
    Changed title of Discovering Portugal by Oscar Melendez to Discovering Portugal - To go with my rail pass, can I purchase reservations in advance?.
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  • June 26, 2018 19:01
    Jeff
    Changed description of Hello, <br /> My wife and I are traveling through Portugal and need some orientation on how to use the Rail Europe through out our trip. We are flying into Lisbon, where we will need to take a train to Porto to start our journey. We have bought the 5 day flexi pass and have learned that we will need to get our tickets activated in Lisbon on arrival and will need reservations to take the train to Porto. We have tried doing this online but are unable to. We have accomodations set up in Porto, but have read that the train might be booked if we wait to get train reservations until we get to Lisbon. Is this accurate? Is there a way to get reservations before arrival? by Oscar Melendez to Hello,My wife and I are traveling through Portugal and need some orientation on how to use the Rail Europe through out our trip. We are flying into Lisbon, where we will need to take a train to Porto to start our journey. We have bought the 5 day flexi pass and have learned that we will need to get our tickets activated in Lisbon on arrival and will need reservations to take the train to Porto. We have tried doing this online but are unable to. We have accomodations set up in Porto, but have read that the train might be booked if we wait to get train reservations until we get to Lisbon. Is this accurate? Is there a way to get reservations before arrival?.
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  • June 26, 2018 18:50
    Jeff
    Changed title of Miss the connection by Angela Kwang to Going from Amsterdam to Hamburg, what happens if I miss my connection in Osnabruck?.
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  • June 26, 2018 17:19
    Jeff
    Changed title of Eurail Global Pass by Leatra Aranda to Eurail Global Pass for Switzerland, Germany, France, and Dublin.
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  • June 26, 2018 15:54
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Amsterdam-Bruges-Brussels-Ghent- Paris by Jeff to Hi Marie,<br /><br />The cumulative totals for the requested itinerary are comparable, but the option of getting regular tickets would end up being slightly more economical.<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" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Bruges</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Amsterdam to Bruges take just over 3 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Brussels along the way. Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels are high-speed Thalys trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Bruges to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Bruges to Brussels depart 3 times every hour and the ride takes 55-58 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to Ghent</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains from Brussels to Ghent depart 4 to 7 times every hour and the ride takes about 30 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Ghent to Paris</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Ghent to Paris take just over 2 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Brussels along the way. Trains from Brussels to Paris are high-speed Thalys trains..
  • June 26, 2018 15:02
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Amsterdam-Bruges-Brussels-Ghent- Paris by Jeff to If you'll be staying in Paris for multiple days and plan on using the Métro and RER to get around the city, you may also want to consider purchasing either the 'Paris Pass' or the 'Paris Visite'.<br /><br />The 'Paris Pass' covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central Paris. You would purchase the 'Paris Pass' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId</a>=<br /><br />The 'Paris Visite' just covers local transportation in Paris, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the 'Paris Visite' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339</a><br /><br />There is also the 'Paris Museum Pass', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around Paris. You would purchase the 'Paris Museum Pass' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335</a><br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for Paris can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479</a>.
  • June 26, 2018 15:01
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Amsterdam-Bruges-Brussels-Ghent- Paris by Jeff to For time spent in Amsterdam, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525</a><br /><br />For time in Brussels, you can shop city passes and tours by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Belgium&amp;cities=cities-458" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Belgium&amp;cities=cities-458">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Belgium&amp;cities=cities-458</a><br /><br />City passes and tours for Bruges can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-4836" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-4836">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-4836</a>..
  • June 26, 2018 14:55
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Amsterdam-Bruges-Brussels-Ghent- Paris by Jeff to Hi Marie,<br /><br />The cumulative totals for the requested itinerary are comparable, but the option of getting regular tickets would end up being slightly more economical.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' 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>Amsterdam to Bruges</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Amsterdam to Bruges take just over 3 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Brussels along the way. Trains from Amsterdam to Brussels are high-speed Thalys trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Bruges to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Bruges to Brussels depart 3 times every hour and the ride takes 55-58 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to Ghent</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains from Brussels to Ghent depart 4 to 7 times every hour and the ride takes about 30 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Ghent to Paris</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Ghent to Paris take just over 2 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Brussels along the way. Trains from Brussels to Paris are high-speed Thalys trains..
  • June 25, 2018 19:37
    Jeff
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  • June 25, 2018 19:36
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  • June 22, 2018 14:43
    Jeff
    Changed title of Which passes to buy? by Colleen McGowan Ezzeddine to Staying near Paris CGD Airport for 3 days and want to sightsee in Paris. Is there a pass I can purchase?.
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  • June 20, 2018 20:54
    Jeff
    Changed title of Email Notification of Trip Availability by Leah Gerber to London to Bern / Email Notification of Trip Availability.
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  • June 20, 2018 19:16
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Helsinki to Trondheim via the Arctic Circle/without taking a ferry. I'd like to take a train from Helsinki north to Oulu & then down to Trondheim. How can I book this? by Jeff to Hi Stacy,<br /><br />A connection from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/finland/helsinki/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Helsinki</a> to Trondheim that takes you up through the northern part of Scandinavia would involve at least 6 changes along the way and would cover the course of 2 or 3 days. Such a connection would involve taking a bus from either Kemi or Tornio in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/finland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/finland/index.html">Finland</a> to Luleå in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/sweden/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/sweden/index.html">Sweden</a>.<br /><br />For this much travel, you'd likely want to purchase a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-scandinavia-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-scandinavia-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Scandinavia Pass</a>, which would cover the ticket costs for travel through <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/finland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/finland/index.html">Finland</a>, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/sweden/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/sweden/indexhtml">Sweden</a>, and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/norway/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/norway/indexhtml">Norway</a> (as well as Denmark), even including the bus from Kemi or Tornio to Luleå.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-scandinavia-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-scandinavia-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Scandinavia Pass</a> would be purchased here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-scandinavia-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomrail-tickets-passeseurail-scandinavia-passindexhtml">http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-scandinavia-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />With the pass, you would only need reservations on your first train out of Helsinki to either Oulu (as part of a connection to Kemi) or Tornio (which also would happen to pass through Oulu en route) and a train from Luleå down to Sundsvall before you cut west over to Trondheim. There would be another train change in Storlein in between Sundsvall and Trondheim. The trains from Sundsvall to Storlein and Storlein to Trondheim are both regional trains that don't accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />To ensure you're taking trains that would all connect (as conveniently as possible) with one another, I would recommend that you call us at 1-800-622-8600. Trains from Luleå to Sundsvall are not able to be reserved on our website and it very well may be the case that the specific train you want out of Helsinki to begin the connection will also not be able to be reserved on our website. However, you can book these reservations and check schedules for the remaining part of the connection by calling us..
  • June 20, 2018 17:22
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Best option for Rome to Cinque Terre, Cinque Terre to Florence, and Florence to Rome? by Jeff to Hi Heather!<br /><br />A Eurail Pass that includes Italy would cover trains on those routes; however, your most economical option for the requested itinerary would just be to purchase regular tickets.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>. For any train that requires reservations, the reservation would be automatically included with your ticket purchase. That would be the case for any high-speed or IC train in Italy.<br /><br />The 5 towns of the Cinque Terre are Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. All 5 of these towns have rail stations, but Monterosso (the northernmost town of the Cinque Terre) and La Spezia (the town just south of the Cinque Terre) serve as the main rail hubs/gateways. Currently, only schedules to/from Monterosso, Riomaggiore, or La Spezia are able to be viewed on our website.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome to the Cinque Terre</u></b><br /><br />From Rome to La Spezia, there are direct IC (InterCity) and Frecciabianca trains. Otherwise, the connections would involve changing trains once in Pisa or Florence along the way.<br /><br />Connections from Rome to Monterosso involve changing trains once in either La Spezia or Pisa along the way.<br /><br />Connections from Rome to Riomaggiore involve changing trains once in La Spezia along the way.<br /><br /><b><u>In the Cinque Terre</u></b><br /><br />Once you're in the Cinque Terre, there are regional trains (Cinque Terre Express) that travel between each of the villages. For these, you can just pay as you go, locally. It is also popular to take a ferry between the villages or hike.<br /><br /><b><u>Cinque Terre to Florence</u></b><br /><br />Most connections from La Spezia to Florence involve changing trains once in Pisa along the way. Same with connections from Monterosso to Florence. From Riomaggiore, you'd generally have to change trains once in La Spezia and then once in Pisa.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Rome</u></b><br /><br />From Florence to Rome, you can take a Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, or Italo train. These are all high-speed trains..
  • June 20, 2018 17:21
    Jeff
    Changed title of Confused about Eurpass by Heather Saalfeld to Best option for Rome to Cinque Terre, Cinque Terre to Florence, and Florence to Rome?.
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  • June 20, 2018 17:20
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Best option for Rome to Cinque Terre, Cinque Terre to Florence, and Florence to Rome? by Jeff to Hi Heather!<br /><br />A Eurail Pass that includes Italy would cover those trains; however, your most economical option for the requested itinerary would just be to purchase regular tickets.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. For any train that requires reservations, the reservation would be automatically included with your ticket purchase. That would be the case for any high-speed or IC train in Italy.<br /><br />The 5 towns of the Cinque Terre are Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. All 5 of these towns have rail stations, but Monterosso (the northernmost town of the Cinque Terre) and La Spezia (the town just south of the Cinque Terre) serve as the main rail hubs/gateways. Currently, only schedules to/from Monterosso, Riomaggiore, or La Spezia are able to be viewed on our website.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome to the Cinque Terre</u></b><br /><br />From Rome to La Spezia, there are direct IC (InterCity) and Frecciabianca trains. Otherwise, the connections would involve changing trains once in Pisa or Florence along the way.<br /><br />Connections from Rome to Monterosso involve changing trains once in either La Spezia or Pisa along the way.<br /><br />Connections from Rome to Riomaggiore involve changing trains once in La Spezia along the way.<br /><br /><b><u>In the Cinque Terre</u></b><br /><br />Once you're in the Cinque Terre, there are regional trains (Cinque Terre Express) that travel between each of the villages. For these, you can just pay as you go, locally. It is also popular to take a ferry between the villages or hike.<br /><br /><b><u>Cinque Terre to Florence</u></b><br /><br />Most connections from La Spezia to Florence involve changing trains once in Pisa along the way. Same with connections from Monterosso to Florence. From Riomaggiore, you'd generally have to change trains once in La Spezia and then once in Pisa.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Rome</u></b><br /><br />From Florence to Rome, you can take a Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, or Italo train. These are all high-speed trains..
  • June 19, 2018 19:27
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Ferry from Milano (Ancona) to Portas (for Athens) that's covered by the Global Pass? by Jeff to Yes, there are Superfast Ferries to Patras leaving from Venice on which the Eurail Global Pass would also be valid. All the same info applies.<br /><br />To get from Milan to Venice, you would take a direct Frecciarossa train. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Milan to Venice by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’)..
  • June 19, 2018 19:27
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Ferry from Milano (Ancona) to Portas (for Athens) that's covered by the Global Pass? by Jeff to Hi Judith,<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> does cover passage on the 'Superfast Ferries' from Ancona to Patras.<br /><br />If purchased for 1st class, the pass would allow you free open-air seats. If the pass is 2nd class, you would be granted free deck passage.<br /><br />If you wish to have an actual sleeping cabin on one of these ferries, a reservation would be required at an additional cost. With a Eurail Pass, reservations for sleeping cabins would just have to be made by contacting 'Superfast Ferries' directly. Their website is <a href="http://www.superfast.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwsuperfastcom">www.superfast.com</a>. I believe you click 'Partnerships' and then 'Sail &amp; Rail'. If you have questions, you can also email <a href="mailto:helpdesk@attica-group.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">helpdesk@attica-group.com</a> or <a href="mailto:helpdesk@anek-superfast.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">helpdesk@anek-superfast.com</a>.<br /><br />There are also additional surcharges for these ferries. These include a seasonal surcharge in June and September of €10 per person, and €20 per person in July and August, as well as port taxes of €7 per person. A fuel surcharge may also apply.<br /><br />Check-in time for this ferry is 2 hours before departure.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> itself, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Ancona</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Milan to Ancona take around 3.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Bologna along the way.<br /><br />From Milan to Bologna, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciarossa</a> train on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />From Bologna to Ancona, you would take either a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciabianca</a> high-speed train or an IC train.<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" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’). For a route from Milan to Ancona, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Milan to Bologna and another search for connecting trains from Bologna to Ancona.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved within 120 days of an intended departure date..
  • June 19, 2018 18:28
    Jeff
    Changed title of 3 weeks in Great Britain by Elaine Fahrni to 3 weeks in Great Britain (Edinburgh, Penrith, York, London, Cotswolds, Bath, Bristol).
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  • June 19, 2018 15:44
    Jeff
    Changed title of Where is the train terminal in Heathrow? by Rebecca Crawford to Where is the train terminal in London Heathrow Airport?.
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