Changes made in Rail Europe

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  • April 05, 2019 20:05
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of We want to do England, Ireland, Belgium, and Germany. Would it be $$ better to get Britpass AND Europass or all Europass? by Jeff to Hi Tim,<br /><br />As of just this year, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> now includes the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom" rel="nofollow">UK</a>. Therefore, you would just purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, which will cover all the countries you mentioned. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>. For that much travel, 1st class is recommended..
  • April 05, 2019 15:51
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of When booking the 3 month rail pass, is the "departure date to Europe" also the date that my pass starts? by Jeff to Hi Estie,<br /><br />If those are the only trips you'll be doing, I would not advise purchasing a rail pass. All you would need are regular tickets. You would purchase tickets by searching a route under 'Book Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Santiago de Compostela to Porto</u></b><br /><br />The only feasible connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela" rel="nofollow">Santiago de Compostela</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow">Porto</a> are very early morning or a late afternoon departure. These involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow">Vigo</a> along the way.<br /><br />When purchasing the tickets for this connection on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our website</a>, you would just break up your search in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow">Vigo</a>. Also, for our site to display the schedules, you would have to type Vigo as 'Vigo Guixar'. Therefore, you would do one search from 'Santiago de Compostela' to 'Vigo Guixar' and then another search for connecting trains from 'Vigo Guixar' to Porto'.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be booked once within 60 or 90 days of an intended departure date. Currently, however, both of these trains are not able to be booked for dates beyond May. Therefore, you would have to use an earlier date, some time in April or May, to get an idea of these ticket costs and schedules in the meantime.<br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela" rel="nofollow">Santiago de Compostela</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow">Vigo</a> are regional trains, and the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow">Vigo</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto">Porto</a> are Celta trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Porto to Lisbon</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow">Porto</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow">Lisbon</a>, there are direct trains, so you would just do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/porto-lisbon" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/porto-lisbon">Porto to Lisbon</a> when you go to check the schedules and purchase tickets on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our website</a>.<br /><br />It is also important to note that the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow">Porto</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow">Lisbon</a> require reservations as a supplement to the ticket we issue. With that said, the Portuguese national rail network has not enabled seat reservations for their trains to be purchased from anywhere outside the country. Reservations for trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal">Portugal</a> can only be purchased at the 'CP' offices in the stations. The cost would only be a small cost in addition to the ticket. When you go to purchase your reservation at the station, just be sure to mention that you already have the ticket.<br /><br />Generally, trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow">Porto</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow">Lisbon</a> can only be booked once within 60 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Lisbon to Madrid</u></b><br /><br />The only train on the route from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lisbon-madrid" rel="nofollow">Lisbon to Madrid</a> is an overnight train called the Lusitania. This night train carries single compartments, double compartments, 4-berth compartments, and 2nd class seats. However, there is currently an error preventing actual sleeping compartments on the Lusitania from being booked on our website. Therefore, if you're interested in purchasing tickets for this train, you would have to email us at <a href="mailto:customercare@raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">customercare@raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br />Generally, the Lusitania night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon">Lisbon</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> can only be booked within 60 days of an intended departure date..
  • April 05, 2019 14:41
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of I'm traveling from Santiago de Compostela to Porto with my bicycle in a carrying bag. Are these allowed on that train? by Jeff to Hi Lucilia,<br /><br />Yes, a bicycle can be taken on board any train if contained within a purpose-designed bicycle 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 />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela" rel="nofollow">Santiago de Compostela</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto">Porto</a> involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow">Vigo</a> along the way.<br /><br />With that said, trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow">Vigo</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow">Porto</a> are 'Celta' trains for which we are currently not able to issue tickets. Tickets for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo">Vigo</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow">Porto</a> are only able to be purchased locally.<br /><br />If you wish, you can still view schedules for the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo">Vigo</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/porto" rel="nofollow">Porto</a> and ticket costs will display; just keep in mind that we wouldn't be able to confirm a request for one of these trains. To view schedules for trains from Vigo to Porto, you would have to be sure to type 'Vigo Guixar' in the field for the departure city when doing your search.<br /><br />We are able to issue tickets from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela">Santiago de Compostela</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo">Vigo</a> but not through our website. To arrange to purchase tickets for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela">Santiago de Compostela</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow">Vigo</a>, you would send an email to <a href="mailto:customercare@raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">customercare@raileurope.com</a>. Generally, trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/santiago-de-compostela">Santiago de Compostela</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/vigo">Vigo</a> can be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • April 05, 2019 14:02
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Honeymoon Help!! Turin-Vernazza, Vernazza-Bologna, Bologna-Lake Como, Lake Como-Interlaken, Interlaken-Lauterbrunnen, Interlaken-Paris by Jeff to Hi Jerrica,<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a><br /><br />First class is recommended for the most comfortable experience.<br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover the 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/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass can still work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. On such trains, you would just hop on and show your pass. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature 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 many unreserved trains. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />I'll go through your itinerary trip-by-trip, so you'll know what to do and what to expect. Your itinerary is a long one, so go trip-by-trip when you're reading through it.<br /><br /><b><u>Turin to Vernazza (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Trains between La Spezia and Vernazza are regional trains, which do not accept reservations. Therefore, no additional costs would apply, as the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />As for a connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin</a> to Vernazza, it involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Genoa</a> along the way.<br /><br />If you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InterCity</a>) or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a> train for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/genoa">Genoa</a>, then reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. However, most trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Genoa</a> are regional trains. The regional trains do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Genoa</a> to Vernazza are all regional trains, so reservations are not accepted, and the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />If you do not want to pay for reservations to make this trip, then you would just have to make sure you take regional trains.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for the regional trains. When you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains in Italy, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. You would piece together the connection by doing one search for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/turin-genova" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin to Genoa</a> and then another search for connecting trains from Genoa to Vernazza. When you pull up the results of your search, you would look for the regional trains, which are labeled as either 'Regionale' or 'Regionale Veloce'.<br /><br />If you want to take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciabianca</a> train for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/genoa">Genoa</a>, you would purchase reservations by searching just this segment of the route on our homepage, checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Time Spent in Vernazza, Cinque Terre (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Once you're in the Vernazza, you can use your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> to travel between the villages of the Cinque Terre. Keep in mind, however, this does involve the use of a 'travel day' on your pass, if your pass is 'non-consecutive' (flexi). If you do not wish to squander a 'travel day' on your pass for these short trips, you can instead just purchase these particular tickets locally. These are short trips/distances, so the tickets would not cost too much at all. Regional trains between the villages of the Cinque Terre operate regularly throughout the day.<br /><br /><b><u>Vernazza to Bologna (Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />The most feasible connections from Vernazza to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/bologna">Bologna</a> involve 2 train changes along the way; once in La Spezia and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/parma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parma</a>.<br /><br />Trains from Vernazza to La Spezia and La Spezia to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/parma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parma</a> are regional trains, so reservations are not accepted, and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/parma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parma</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bologna</a>, there are regional trains, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">InterCity</a>) trains, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a> trains. If you take a regional train, reservations are not accepted, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. However, if you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a> train, then reservations would be required as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can again refer to the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for these trains. To access the schedules for the non-reservable regional trains, you would have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. Also, to access the schedules for a trip from Vernazza to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bologna</a>, you would have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Vernazza to La Spezia, another search for connecting trains from La Spezia to Parma, and then another search for connecting trains from Parma to Bologna.<br /><br />If you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciabianca</a> train for the Parma-Bologna segment, you would purchase reservations by indicating that you have a 'Eurail Global Pass' when do this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Bologna to Como (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/bologna">Bologna</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/como" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/como">Como</a> involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bologna</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> are <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>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">InterCity</a>) trains, all of which require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. You would purchase the reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bologna-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/bologna-milan">Bologna to Milan</a> by indicating that you have a 'Eurail Global Pass' when you search this segment of the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a>.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-como" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Como</a> are regional trains, so reservations will not be accepted, and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for these non-reservable trains. Just remember to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked when you do this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Como to Interlaken (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/como" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Como</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, I would traveling by way of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>. That way, you can take a segment of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic route when you go from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />To do this, you would take the direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EuroCity</a>) train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/como" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Como</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>, where you would connect to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> train to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />The direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EC</a> train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/como" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Como</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> does require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, reservations are possible but not necessary at all. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For travel with the rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/como-lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/como-lucerne">Como to Lucerne</a> by searching this segment of the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</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’). You can then do the same just to view schedules for the connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>; just remember that you do not need to actually purchase reservations for this segment.<br /><br />All of the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen (Eurail Global Pass not valid)</u></b><br /><br />Eurail Passes do not cover trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Lauterbrunnen. Therefore, you would need to purchase regular tickets to be covered for this short trip. Rest assured, these tickets aren't going to cost much, since the ride only takes about 20 minutes.<br /><br />To purchase tickets from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen (and return), you would use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a> and leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />Trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Lauterbrunnen run along the Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Paris (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a> along the way. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>, you would be on the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> train.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a>, reservations are not necessary at all, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, would purchase reservations on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/basel">Basel</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> at something called the 'Pass 2' rate.<br /><br />For travel with the rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel to Paris</a> by searching this segment of the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a>, checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the unreserved segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-basel">Interlaken to Basel</a>..
  • April 04, 2019 21:29
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Will the Eurail Global Pass cover costs for London to Paris, travel within Spain, Spain to Portugal & return to Spain? by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> 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 '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite Pass</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' 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 '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' 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 '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite Pass</a>' just covers local transportation in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite Pass</a>' 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 50 museums and historic sites around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. You would purchase the 'Paris Museum Pass' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=30310P1&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=8" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=30310P1&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=8">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=30310P1&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=8</a><br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> 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>.
  • April 04, 2019 21:27
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Will the Eurail Global Pass cover costs for London to Paris, travel within Spain, Spain to Portugal & return to Spain? by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a> for multiple days and you'll be using public transit to get around, you'd want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow">London Travel Card</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow">Visitor Oyster Card</a>', both of which would cover public transit networks in the city, including the Tube, London Overground, and city buses.<br /><br />To purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow">London Travel Card</a>' you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327</a><br /><br />To purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow">Visitor Oyster Card</a>' you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331</a><br /><br />To browse other city passes for a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/london">London</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=England&amp;cities=cities-737" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=England&amp;cities=cities-737">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=England&amp;cities=cities-737</a>.
  • April 04, 2019 21:22
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Will the Eurail Global Pass cover costs for London to Paris, travel within Spain, Spain to Portugal & return to Spain? by Jeff to Hi Julio,<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For as much travel as you intend to do, 1st class is recommended.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> would cover the ticket costs, so all that would be left would be for you to purchase reservations where required. The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/spain">Spain</a>, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow">AVE</a> high-speed trains. Therefore, it is often the case that reservations would be required when traveling there. Reservations are also required on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a>, which is the train that connects <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/london">London</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and 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’).<br /><br />Generally, reservable trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/spain">Spain</a> can be booked once within 60-90 days of an intended departure date. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurostar</a> (London-Paris) is unique in that it can usually be booked 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure.<br /><br />IC and Alfa Pendular trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal">Portugal</a> also will require reservations, but reservations for trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal">Portugal</a> can only be purchased when you're there. Reservations for trains in Portugal can only be purchased at the CP offices in the stations. The cost would only be a small amount in addition to your rail pass. When you go to purchase your reservation, just be sure to mention that you already have the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>.<br /><br />There are few rail lines between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/spain">Spain</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal">Portugal</a>. The most common way to travel by rail between these countries is by way of the Lusitania overnight that runs between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Madrid</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lisbon</a>. This night train is actually the only train that runs on this route, so there would not be any day trains on this route.<br /><br />As all night trains do, the Lusitania would also require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. This night train carries single compartments, double compartments, 4-berth compartments, and 2nd class seats. Currently, however, there is an error preventing actual sleeping compartments on the Lusitania from being booked on our website. Therefore, if you're interested in purchasing reservations on this train, you would have to email us at <a href="mailto:customercare@raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">customercare@raileurope.com</a>. Generally, the Lusitania night train can only be reserved within 60 days of an intended departure date..
  • April 04, 2019 21:22
    Jeff
    Changed title of Eurail Global Pass by JUlio Quinones to Will the Eurail Global Pass cover costs for London to Paris, travel within Spain, Spain to Portugal & return to Spain?.
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  • April 04, 2019 21:21
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Will the Eurail Global Pass cover costs for London to Paris, travel within Spain, Spain to Portugal & return to Spain? by Jeff to Hi Julio,<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />For as much travel as you intend to do, 1st class is recommended.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> would cover the ticket costs, so all that would be left would be for you to purchase reservations where required. The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain">Spain</a>, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by AVE high-speed trains. Therefore, it is often the case that reservations would be required when traveling there. Reservations are also required on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a>, which is the train that connects <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and 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 Global Pass’).<br /><br />Generally, reservable trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain">Spain</a> can be booked once within 60-90 days of an intended departure date. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> (London-Paris) is unique in that it can usually be booked 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure.<br /><br />IC and Alfa Pendular trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal">Portugal</a> also will require reservations, but reservations for trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal">Portugal</a> can only be purchased when you're there. Reservations for trains in Portugal can only be purchased at the CP offices in the stations. The cost would only be a small amount in addition to your rail pass. When you go to purchase your reservation, just be sure to mention that you already have the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>.<br /><br />There are few rail lines between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain">Spain</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/portugal">Portugal</a>. The most common way to travel by rail between these countries is by way of the Lusitania overnight that runs between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow">Lisbon</a>. This night train is actually the only train that runs on this route, so there would not be any day trains on this route.<br /><br />As all night trains do, the Lusitania would also require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. This night train carries single compartments, double compartments, 4-berth compartments, and 2nd class seats. Currently, however, there is an error preventing actual sleeping compartments on the Lusitania from being booked on our website. Therefore, if you're interested in purchasing reservations on this train, you would have to email us at <a href="mailto:customercare@raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">customercare@raileurope.com</a>. Generally, the Lusitania night train can only be reserved within 60 days of an intended departure date..
  • April 04, 2019 20:20
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Help!! Need advice on train tickets Zurich to Interlaken with day trip to Lucerne by Jeff to For a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and the Bernese Oberland region, there are several nearby mountain excursions:<br /><br />• Jungfraujoch Top of Europe<br />• Mount Schilthorn<br />• Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)<br />• Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn)<br />• Schynige Platte<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>, you would be able to receive a 50% discount on each of these excursions. Otherwise, if you opt to purchase regular tickets, you would have to pay the full fare to do these excursions.<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> is the gateway to Jungfraujoch. To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, there are 2 different routes you can take; one that goes via Grindelwald and the other that goes via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<br /><br />The Grindelwald route looks like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route looks like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>, you would receive the 50% discount by purchasing the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Swiss Half Fare Card Holder' option of a <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">pass called the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe'</a>. For <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">this pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />Without the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>, you would purchase the full fare by instead selecting the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Full Fare' option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">same pass</a>.<br /><br />Be sure to specify Low season, Mid-season or High-season, depending on when you'll be making the trip.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow">Interlaken Ost</a>), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, or Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Schilthorn</u></b><br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> also serves as the gateway to Mount Schilthorn. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, there are 2 different routes you can take to reach Schilthorn.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route looks like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The Stechelberg route looks like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>, you would receive the 50% discount by purchasing the 'Mountain Tops: Schilthorn Interlaken to Schilthorn for Swiss Half Fare Card Holders' option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schilthorn-eo" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schilthorn-eo">pass for 'Mount Schilthorn'</a> here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schilthorn-eo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-schilthorn-eo">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schilthorn-eo</a><br /><br />Without the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>, you would purchase the full fare by instead selecting the 'Mountain Tops: Schilthorn Interlaken to Schilthorn Full Fare' option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schilthorn-eo" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schilthorn-eo">same pass</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br /><br />The Harderbahn in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> takes you to a viewing platform at the ‘Two Lakes Bridge’ (Zweiseensteg) for spectacular views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz below, as well as incredible panoramas of the surrounding Alps; including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There is also the Harder Kulm Panorama restaurant offering more stunning views.<br /><br />With the <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">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>, you would receive the 50% discount for the Harderbahn by purchasing the ‘Mountain Tops: Harder Kulm Interlaken to Harder Kulm for Swiss Half Fare Card Holder’ option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178" rel="nofollow">pass for ‘Harder Kulm’</a> here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/harder-kulm-8178">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178</a>.<br /><br />Without the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>, you would purchase the full fare by instead selecting the ‘Mountain Tops: Harder Kulm Interlaken to Harder Kulm Full Fare Ticket' option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178" rel="nofollow">same pass</a>.<br /><br />Be sure to specify Low season, Mid-season or High-season, depending on when you'll be making the trip.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn)</u></b><br /><br />The Firstbahn cable cars departs from their base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. To reach Grindelwald, you would take a train along the famed ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station in Grindelwald to Bort, another cable car from Bort to Schreckfeld, and then another cable car from Schreckfeld to the summit station of First. Once you’ve ascended to the First summit station, you would have access to the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)', a 131 ft long suspension bridge leading to an observation platform that offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains.<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>, you would receive the 50% discount for this excursion by purchasing the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First Interlaken to First for Swiss Half Fare Card Holder' option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow">pass for 'Grindelwald-First'</a> here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/grindelwald-first">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first</a>.<br /><br />Without the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>, you would purchase the full fare by instead selecting the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First Interlaken to First Full Fare Ticket' option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first">same pass</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Schynige Platte (seasonal)</u></b><br /><br />The famed Schynige Platte Railway starts in the nearby village of Wilderswil, which is just a 4-minute train ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’. The Schynige Platte Railway runs between Wilderswil and the Schynige Platte station.<br /><br />At Schynige Platte, you'll have more amazing views of Eiger Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. Right by the station is also Switzerland's only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant.<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>, you would receive the 50% discount for this excursion by purchasing the 'Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte Interlaken to Schynige Platte for Swiss Half Fare Card Holder' option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312">pass for 'Schynige Platte'</a> here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/schynige-platte-8312">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312</a>.<br /><br />Without the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>, you would purchase the full fare by instead selecting the ‘Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte Interlaken to Schynige Platte Full Fare Ticket' option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312">same pass</a>.<br /><br />In 2019, the Schynige Platte Railway only runs from May 30th to October 27th..
  • April 04, 2019 20:08
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Help!! Need advice on train tickets Zurich to Interlaken with day trip to Lucerne by Jeff to For a stay in Interlaken and the Bernese Oberland region, there are several nearby mountain excursions:<br /><br />• Jungfraujoch Top of Europe<br />• Mount Schilthorn<br />• Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)<br />• Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn)<br />• Schynige Platte<br /><br />With the Swiss Half Fare Card, you would be able to receive a 50% discount on each of these excursions. Otherwise, if you opt to purchase regular tickets, you would have to pay the full fare to do these excursions.<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />Interlaken is the gateway to Jungfraujoch. To get from Interlaken to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, there are 2 different routes you can take; one that goes via Grindelwald and the other that goes via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.<br /><br />The Grindelwald route looks like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route looks like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />With the Swiss Half Fare Card, you would receive the 50% discount by purchasing the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Swiss Half Fare Card Holder' option of a pass called the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />Without the Swiss Half Fare Card, you would purchase the full fare by instead selecting the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Full Fare' option of the same pass.<br /><br />Be sure to specify Low season, Mid-season or High-season, depending on when you'll be making the trip.<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' and have to be made locally at the stations in either Interlaken (Interlaken Ost), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, or Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Schilthorn</u></b><br /><br />Interlaken also serves as the gateway to Mount Schilthorn. From Interlaken, there are 2 different routes you can take to reach Schilthorn.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route looks like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The Stechelberg route looks like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />With the Swiss Half Fare Card, you would receive the 50% discount by purchasing the 'Mountain Tops: Schilthorn Interlaken to Schilthorn for Swiss Half Fare Card Holders' option of the pass for Mount Schilthorn here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schilthorn-eo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-schilthorn-eo">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schilthorn-eo</a><br /><br />Without the Swiss Half Fare Card, you would purchase the full fare by instead selecting the 'Mountain Tops: Schilthorn Interlaken to Schilthorn Full Fare' option of the same pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br /><br />The Harderbahn takes you to a viewing platform at the ‘Two Lakes Bridge’ (Zweiseensteg) for spectacular views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz below, as well as incredible panoramas of the surrounding Alps; including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There is also the Harder Kulm Panorama restaurant offering more stunning views.<br /><br />With the Swiss Half Fare Card, you would receive the 50% discount for the Harderbahn by purchasing the ‘Mountain Tops: Harder Kulm Interlaken to Harder Kulm for Swiss Half Fare Card Holder’ option of the pass for ‘Harder Kulm’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/harder-kulm-8178">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178</a>.<br /><br />Without the Swiss Half Fare Card, you would purchase the full fare by instead selecting the ‘Mountain Tops: Harder Kulm Interlaken to Harder Kulm Full Fare Ticket' option of the same pass.<br /><br />Be sure to specify Low season, Mid-season or High-season, depending on when you'll be making the trip.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn)</u></b><br /><br />The Firstbahn cable cars departs from their base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. To reach Grindelwald, you would take a train along the famed ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from Interlaken. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station in Grindelwald to Bort, another cable car from Bort to Schreckfeld, and then another cable car from Schreckfeld to the summit station of First. Once you’ve ascended to the First summit station, you would have access to the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)', a 131 ft long suspension bridge leading to an observation platform that offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains.<br /><br />With the Swiss Half Fare Card, you would receive the 50% discount for this excursion by purchasing the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First Interlaken to First for Swiss Half Fare Card Holder' option of the pass for 'Grindelwald-First' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/grindelwald-first">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first</a>.<br /><br />Without the Swiss Half Fare Card, you would purchase the full fare by instead selecting the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First Interlaken to First Full Fare Ticket' option of the same pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Schynige Platte (seasonal)</u></b><br /><br />The famed Schynige Platte Railway starts in the nearby village of Wilderswil, which is just a 4-minute train ride from Interlaken on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’. The Schynige Platte Railway runs between Wilderswil and the Schynige Platte station.<br /><br />At Schynige Platte, you'll have more amazing views of Eiger Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. Right by the station is also Switzerland's only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant.<br /><br />With the Swiss Half Fare Card, you would receive the 50% discount for this excursion by purchasing the 'Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte Interlaken to Schynige Platte for Swiss Half Fare Card Holder' option of the pass for 'Schynige Platte' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/schynige-platte-8312">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312</a>.<br /><br />Without the Swiss Half Fare Card, you would purchase the full fare by instead selecting the ‘Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte Interlaken to Schynige Platte Full Fare Ticket' option of the same pass.<br /><br />In 2019, the Schynige Platte Railway only runs from May 30th to October 27th..
  • April 04, 2019 19:22
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Help!! Need advice on train tickets Zurich to Interlaken with day trip to Lucerne by Jeff to The toboggan run in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> that you're likely referring to is the one off the Mount Pilatus excursion.<br /><br />The excursion to the Mount Pilatus summit starts with a steamboat across Lake Lucerne from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to Alpnachstad. Once you get to Alpnachstad, the ascent continues by cog railway up to Mt Pilatus itself (Pilatus Kulm). After reaching Pilatus Kulm, you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, you take a bus from Kriens.<br /><br />With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>, you can receive the 50% discount for the Mount Pilatus excursion by purchasing the ‘Mountain Tops: Pilatus Alpnachstad or Kriens to Mt Pilatus for Swiss Half Fare Card Holders’ option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow">pass for ‘Mount Pilatus’</a> here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount...</a>.<br /><br />Without the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-half-fare-card-8025" rel="nofollow">Swiss Half Fare Card</a> (if you just opt to purchase regular tickets for your trains between Zurich, Lucerne, and Interlaken), then you would instead purchase full fare tickets for the Mount Pilatus excursion by choosing the 'Mountain Tops: Pilatus Alpnachstad or Kriens-Mt Pilatus/Full Fare' option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus">pass for 'Mount Pilatus'</a>..
  • April 04, 2019 19:00
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Help!! Need advice on train tickets Zurich to Interlaken with day trip to Lucerne by Jeff to The toboggan run in Lucerne that you're likely referring to is the one off the Mount Pilatus excursion.<br /><br />The excursion to the Mount Pilatus summit 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 Pilatus Kulm, you would make your descent by taking a cable car to Fräkmüntegg and then a gondola from Fräkmüntegg to Kriens. To get back to Lucerne, you take a bus from Kriens.<br /><br />With the Swiss Half Fare Card, you can receive the 50% discount for the Mount Pilatus excursion by purchasing the ‘Mountain Tops: Pilatus Alpnachstad or Kriens to Mt Pilatus for Swiss Half Fare Card Holders’ option of the pass for ‘Mount Pilatus’ here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-pilatus" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount...</a>.<br /><br />Without the Swiss Half Fare Card (if you just opt to purchase regular tickets for your trains between Zurich, Lucerne, and Interlaken), then you would instead purchase full fare tickets for the Mount Pilatus excursion by choosing the 'Mountain Tops: Pilatus Alpnachstad or Kriens-Mt Pilatus/Full Fare' option of the pass for 'Mount Pilatus'..
  • April 04, 2019 18:58
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Help!! Need advice on train tickets Zurich to Interlaken with day trip to Lucerne by Jeff to Hi Kelsey,<br /><br />If you're going from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, then stopping in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> is actually the perfect plan. That way, you can experience a section of the famed <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 line when you take your train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />The fastest connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> go via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow">Bern</a>; however, some travelers will opt to travel via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> instead, just so they can take the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a>.<br /><br />All of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken">Lucerne-Interlaken</a> trains have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<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>. If you plan to route yourself through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, just be sure to break up your searches accordingly. To do so, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-lucerne">Zurich to Lucerne</a> and then another search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />If you're heading back to Zurich and you need an actual round-trip, then I would definitely recommend purchasing the <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">Swiss Half Fare Card</a> instead of regular tickets. The <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">Swiss Half Fare Card</a> enables travelers to receive 50% off all tickets for trains operating within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>. The <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">Swiss Half Fare Card</a> combined with the corresponding half-price tickets would end up being less expensive if it is a round-trip that you'll be doing. Plus, it would enable you to receive 50% discounts on all the mountain railways and cable cars/funiculars while you're in Interlaken and Lucerne. With regular tickets, you would have to pay full price for these.<br /><br />For the <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">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>, you would 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 />With the <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">Swiss Half Fare Card</a>, you would just purchase your half-price discounted tickets when you're there. You can still use our website just to view the trains' schedules for planning purposes..
  • April 04, 2019 18:50
    Jeff
    Changed title of help!! Need advice on train tickets Zurich to Interlaken with day trip to Lucerne by Kelsey Carrier to Help!! Need advice on train tickets Zurich to Interlaken with day trip to Lucerne.
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  • April 04, 2019 18:50
    Jeff
    Changed description of Any advice appreciated!!! need advice on Swiss trains!! I will be in Zurich for a couple days, then moving on to Interlaken, and thinking about doing a day trip to Lucerne on the way to Interlaken. Is Lucerne worth the day trip (have heard the toboggan run is really cool)? Can I book a train ticket departing in the morning from Zurich-->Interlaken via Lucerne, get out at Lucerne and spend the day there, and get back on a connecting train later that afternoon/evening to go to Interlaken? by Kelsey Carrier to Any advice appreciated!!! need advice on Swiss trains!! I will be in Zurich for a couple days, then moving on to Interlaken, and thinking about doing a day trip to Lucerne on the way to Interlaken. Is Lucerne worth the day trip (have heard the toboggan run is really cool)? Can I book a train ticket departing in the morning from Zurich--&gt;Interlaken via Lucerne, get out at Lucerne and spend the day there, and get back on a connecting train later that afternoon/evening to go to Interlaken?.
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  • April 04, 2019 17:50
    Jeff
    Changed title of Online Booking Question by Sierra Alvarado to When booking the 3 month rail pass, is the "departure date to Europe" also the date that my pass starts?.
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  • April 04, 2019 17:50
    Jeff
    Changed description of When booking my Rail 3 months continuous pass, will the date given for "Specify your departure date to Europe" also be the date that my pass starts? by Sierra Alvarado to When booking my Rail 3 months continuous pass, will the date given for "Specify your departure date to Europe" also be the date that my pass starts?.
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  • April 04, 2019 17:49
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of When booking the 3 month rail pass, is the "departure date to Europe" also the date that my pass starts? by Jeff to Hi Sierra,<br /><br />The date you indicate as your "departure date to Europe" would not be the same as when you begin using your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> and start your rail travels. You can validate your pass for usage at any point after you arrive in Europe. The pass just has to be validated within 11 months from the date it is purchased.<br /><br />Validating your pass is something you would do at the rail station before you take your first train. You would just go the ticket window in the station and request that your pass be validated.<br /><br />Your "departure date to Europe" is for our reference, so we know by when you need to receive the pass in the mail.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.
  • April 04, 2019 17:34
    Jeff
    Changed title of Rail in Italy's Cinque Terre region when you have a Eurail Pass by Jeff to The Cinque Terre - Rail in Italy's Cinque Terre region when you have a Eurail Pass.
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