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  • May 14, 2018 14:36
    Jeff
    Changed description of Does the France Rail pass not include any of the RER lines? I saw that it doesn't include RER B or C but what about A? Also, does it cover any of the transilien lines at all? by Michelle Pfost to Does the France Rail pass not include any of the RER lines? I saw that it doesn't include RER B or C but what about A? Also, does it cover any of the transilien lines at all?.
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  • May 12, 2018 17:59
    Mei Low, the poster:
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  • May 11, 2018 20:25
    Jeff
    Changed title of How realistic is 15 min to switch trains/connection by Dolores Ortiz to How realistic is 15 min to switch trains/connection in Milan?.
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  • May 09, 2018 19:39
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Venice to Cinque Terre, Cinque Terre-Pisa, Pisa-Florence, Florence-Naples, Naples-Rome by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a>, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-522" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-522">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-522</a>. Here you'll find various passes that include gondola rides or boat tours.<br /><br />For the Cinque Terre, you can various tours and activities here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-22149" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/activities/countriesundefinedcitiescities-22149">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-22149</a>.<br /><br />Tours for a stay in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/pisa" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/pisa">Pisa</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-520" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-520">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-520</a>.<br /><br />For time in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/florence">Florence</a>, you can view city passes and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-519" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/activities/countriesundefinedcitiescities-519">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-519</a>.<br /><br />City passes and tours for <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/naples" rel="nofollow">Naples</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-508" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-508">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-508</a>.<br /><br />For time spent in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow">Rome</a>, you can view city passes and tours by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-511" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/activities/countriesundefinedcitiescities-511">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-511</a>..
  • May 09, 2018 19:37
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Venice to Cinque Terre, Cinque Terre-Pisa, Pisa-Florence, Florence-Naples, Naples-Rome by Jeff to Hi Ileana,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your most economical option would actually just be to purchase regular tickets, as opposed to any rail pass.<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>Venice to Cinque Terre</u></b><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 even able to be viewed on our website.<br /><br />For travel from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> to Monterosso, you could go with a connection that takes about 5.5 to 6 hours and involves changing trains once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />Otherwise, you could go by way of <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/florence">Florence</a>. This would involve taking a high-speed Le Frecce (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a>) or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544">Italo</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/venice">Venice</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow">Florence</a>. From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow">Florence</a>, there are some direct regional trains to La Spezia, but most connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/florence">Florence</a> to La Spezia involve changing trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/pisa" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/pisa">Pisa</a> en route. From La Spezia, you can then take a train that takes you up to Monterosso and/or the other villages of the Cinque Terre. The regional trains are what you would take to travel between each of the villages (the Cinque Terre Express).<br /><br />When purchasing tickets for connections such as these, you would just break up your search segment-by-segment (i.e one search from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-florence" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-florence">Venice to Florence</a>, another search for connecting trains from Florence to La Spezia, and another search for connecting trains from from La Spezia to either Monterosso or Riomaggiore).<br /><br /><b><u>Cinque Terre to Pisa</u></b><br /><br />From Monterosso, Riomaggiore, or La Spezia, there are direct trains to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/pisa" rel="nofollow">Pisa</a>. With certain departures, if starting in Monterosso or Riomaggiore (or one of the other Cinque Terre villages), you may end up changing trains in La Spezia en route.<br /><br />Regardless, when purchasing tickets from any of these locations to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/pisa" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/pisa">Pisa</a>, you can just do one search for the full route (i.e. one search from Monterosso to Pisa).<br /><br /><b><u>Pisa to Florence</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/pisa-florence" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/pisa-florence">Pisa to Florence</a>, there are direct regional trains departing frequently.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Naples</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/florence-naples" rel="nofollow">Florence to Naples</a>, you would take either a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train or an <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow">Italo</a> high-speed train.<br /><br /><b><u>Naples to Rome</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/naples-rome" rel="nofollow">Naples to Rome</a>, you would once again take either a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train or an <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow">Italo</a> high-speed train..
  • May 09, 2018 19:21
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does a Eurail Select Pass cover Paris-Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Milan, Milan-Levanto (Cinque Terre), Cinque Terre-Lucca, and Lucca-Florence? Also, does the Swiss Travel Pass cover the Bernese Oberland Railway? by Jeff to Unlike the Eurail Select Pass, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> does cover the Bernese Oberland Railway between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Grindelwald..
  • May 09, 2018 18:14
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does a Eurail Select Pass cover Paris-Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Milan, Milan-Levanto (Cinque Terre), Cinque Terre-Lucca, and Lucca-Florence? Also, does the Swiss Travel Pass cover the Bernese Oberland Railway? by Jeff to Hi Anna,<br /><br />For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select...</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />The fastest, most feasible connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to Grindelwald involve taking the high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a>; however, as of just this week, Eurail Select Passes are no longer valid to receive passholder rates on this specific <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> route. Therefore, for your Eurail Select Pass to valid, you'll need to take the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lausanne</a>, instead of <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/basel">Basel</a>. Doing it this way would only add about a half hour to your travel time. Via <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lausanne">Lausanne</a>, the trip from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/paris">Paris</a> to Grindelwald would take 6.5 to 7 hours and involves a total 3 train changes along the way; once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lausanne">Lausanne</a>, once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a>, and then once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris to Lausanne</a> would just require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris to Lausanne</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 3 Countries’). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lausanne-bern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lausanne to Bern</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bern-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern to Interlaken</a> do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />As you mentioned, the Eurail Select Pass is not valid on the Bernese Oberland Railway from Interlaken to Grindelwald. Tickets from Interlaken to Grindelwald can be purchased by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage. For planning purposes, you can use this same search feature to view schedules for the non-reservable trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lausanne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lausanne to Interlaken</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald to Milan</u></b><br /><br />The fastest, most feasible connections from Grindelwald to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a> take about 5 to 5.5 hours in duration and involve at least 3 train changes along the way; once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spiez</a>, and then once in either <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/domodossola" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domodossola</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig</a>.<br /><br />Once again, the Eurail Select Pass is not valid from Grindelwald to Interlaken, so you would need to purchase a regular ticket.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-spiez">Interlaken to Spiez</a> do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board. On trains from Spiez to Domodossola and Spiez to Brig, reservations are possible but not necessary.<br /><br />From Domodossola to Milan, there are EC (EuroCity) and regional trains. These EC trains do not require reservations, but you would end up having to pay a small supplement locally. The regional trains do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can view schedules from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-spiez">Interlaken to Spiez</a> and Domodossola to Milan by doing a route search on our homepage. Our website is currently only able to display schedules from Spiez to Domodossola that involve changing in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/brig">Brig</a> along the way.<br /><br />Direct trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> are EC trains that would require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you can purchase reservations for an EC train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-milan">Brig to Milan</a> by searching 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 Select Pass 3 Countries’). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Levanto &amp; the Cinque Terre</u></b><br /><br />From Milan to Levanto (the town just north of the Cinque Terre), there are direct IC (InterCity) trains. IC trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />These IC trains continue on and make stops in Monterosso (the northernmost town of the Cinque Terre) and La Spezia (the town just south of the Cinque Terre). Therefore, depending on which is most convenient for you, you could book these reservations to either Levanto, Monterosso, or La Spezia.<br /><br />With regard to trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a>, passholder reservations are currently not able to be booked on our website. If you need to purchase reservations for a train in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> you would instead have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays. Generally, trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> can only be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Once you're there, there are regional (Cinque Terre Express) trains that run between the villages of the Cinque Terre, as well as Levanto and La Spezia. These trains do not accept reservations, so you can just hop on with your rail pass. If you'd rather not squander a 'travel day' of your pass on these short trips, you can just purchase a ticket locally.<br /><br /><b><u>Cinque Terre to Lucca</u></b><br /><br />To get from the Cinque Terre to Lucca, you can just take a connection of regional trains via La Spezia and Viareggio. These trains do not accept reservations, so you can just hop on using your Eurail Select Pass.<br /><br />There are also direct IC trains from to Viareggio from Levanto, Monterosso, or La Spezia, but these would require reservations. Therefore, you might just want to stick with the regional trains.<br /><br />By breaking up your search in Viareggio, you can view schedules on our website from either Levanto to Lucca, Monterosso to Lucca, or La Spezia to Lucca (i.e. one search from Levanto to Viareggio and then another from Viareggio to Lucca).<br /><br /><b><u>Lucca to Florence</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains from Lucca to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow">Florence</a> are regional trains that do not accept reservations. Therefore, the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still use your website to view schedules for these trains..
  • May 09, 2018 17:48
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does a Eurail Select Pass cover Paris-Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Milan, Milan-Levanto (Cinque Terre), Cinque Terre-Lucca, and Lucca-Florence? Also, does the Swiss Travel Pass cover the Bernese Oberland Railway? by Jeff to Hi Anna,<br /><br />For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select...</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />The fastest, most feasible connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to Grindelwald involve taking the high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a>; however, as of just this week, Eurail Select Passes are no longer valid to receive passholder rates on this specific <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> route. Therefore, for your Eurail Select Pass to valid, you'll need to take the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lausanne</a>, instead of <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/basel">Basel</a>. Doing it this way would only add about a half hour to your travel time. Via <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lausanne">Lausanne</a>, the trip from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/paris">Paris</a> to Grindelwald would take 6.5 to 7 hours and involves a total 3 train changes along the way; once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lausanne">Lausanne</a>, once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a>, and then once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris to Lausanne</a> would just require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris to Lausanne</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 3 Countries’). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lausanne-bern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lausanne to Bern</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bern-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern to Interlaken</a> do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />As you mentioned, the Eurail Select Pass is not valid on the Bernese Oberland Railway from Interlaken to Grindelwald. Tickets from Interlaken to Grindelwald can be purchased by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage. For planning purposes, you can use this same search feature to view schedules for the non-reservable trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lausanne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lausanne to Interlaken</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald to Milan</u></b><br /><br />The fastest, most feasible connections from Grindelwald to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a> take about 5 to 5.5 hours in duration and involve at least 3 train changes along the way; once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spiez</a>, and then once in either <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/domodossola" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domodossola</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow">Brig</a>.<br /><br />Once again, the Eurail Select Pass is not valid from Grindelwald to Interlaken, so you would need to purchase a regular ticket.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-spiez">Interlaken to Spiez</a> do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board. On trains from Spiez to Domodossola and Spiez to Brig, reservations are possible but not necessary.<br /><br />From Domodossola to Milan, there are EC (EuroCity) and regional trains. These EC trains do not require reservations, but you would end up having to pay a small supplement locally. The regional trains do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can view schedules from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-spiez">Interlaken to Spiez</a> and Domodossola to Milan by doing a route search on our homepage. Our website is currently only able to display schedules from Spiez to Domodossola that involve changing in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/brig">Brig</a> along the way.<br /><br />Direct trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/brig" rel="nofollow">Brig</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> are EC trains that would require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you can purchase reservations for an EC train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-milan">Brig to Milan</a> by searching 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 Select Pass 3 Countries’). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Levanto &amp; the Cinque Terre</u></b><br /><br />From Milan to Levanto (the town just north of the Cinque Terre), there are direct IC (InterCity) trains. IC trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />These IC trains continue on and make stops in Monterosso (the northernmost town of the Cinque Terre) and La Spezia (the town just south of the Cinque Terre). Therefore, depending on which is most convenient for you, you could book these reservations to either Levanto, Monterosso, or La Spezia.<br /><br />With regard to trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a>, passholder reservations are currently not able to be booked on our website. If you need to purchase reservations for a train in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> you would instead have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays. Generally, trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> can only be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Once you're there, there are regional (Cinque Terre Express) trains that run between the villages of the Cinque Terre, as well as Levanto and La Spezia. These trains do not accept reservations, so you can just hop on with your rail pass. If you'd rather not squander a 'travel day' of your pass on these short trips, you can just purchase a ticket locally.<br /><br /><b><u>Cinque Terre to Lucca</u></b><br /><br />To get from the Cinque Terre to Lucca, you can just take a connection of regional trains via La Spezia and Viareggio. These trains do not accept reservations, so you can just hop on using your Eurail Select Pass.<br /><br />There are also direct IC trains from to Viareggio from Levanto, Monterosso, or La Spezia, but these would require reservations. Therefore, you might just want to stick with the regional trains.<br /><br />By breaking up your search in Viareggio, you can view schedules on our website from either Levanto to Lucca, Monterosso to Lucca, or La Spezia to Lucca (i.e. one search from Levanto to Viareggio and then another from Viareggio to Lucca).<br /><br /><b><u>Lucca to Florence</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains from Lucca to Florence are regional trains that do not accept reservations. Therefore, the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still use your website to view schedules for these trains..
  • May 09, 2018 17:42
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does a Eurail Select Pass cover Paris-Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Milan, Milan-Levanto (Cinque Terre), Cinque Terre-Lucca, and Lucca-Florence? Also, does the Swiss Travel Pass cover the Bernese Oberland Railway? by Jeff to Hi Anna,<br /><br />For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select...</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />The fastest, most feasible connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to Grindelwald involve taking the high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a>; however, as of just this week, Eurail Select Passes are no longer valid to receive passholder rates on this specific <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> route. Therefore, for your Eurail Select Pass to valid, you'll need to take the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lausanne</a>, instead of <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/basel">Basel</a>. Doing it this way would only add about a half hour to your travel time. Via <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lausanne">Lausanne</a>, the trip from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/paris">Paris</a> to Grindelwald would take 6.5 to 7 hours and involves a total 3 train changes along the way; once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lausanne">Lausanne</a>, once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a>, and then once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris to Lausanne</a> would just require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris to Lausanne</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 3 Countries’). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lausanne-bern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lausanne to Bern</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bern-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern to Interlaken</a> do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />As you mentioned, the Eurail Select Pass is not valid on the Bernese Oberland Railway from Interlaken to Grindelwald. Tickets from Interlaken to Grindelwald can be purchased by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage. For planning purposes, you can use this same search feature to view schedules for the non-reservable trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lausanne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lausanne to Interlaken</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald to Milan</u></b><br /><br />The fastest, most feasible connections from Grindelwald to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a> take about 5 to 5.5 hours in duration and involve at least 3 train changes along the way; once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spiez</a>, and then once in either <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/domodossola" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domodossola</a> or Brig.<br /><br />Once again, the Eurail Select Pass is not valid from Grindelwald to Interlaken, so you would need to purchase a regular ticket.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Spiez</a> do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board. On trains from Spiez to Domodossola and Spiez to Brig, reservations are possible but not necessary.<br /><br />From Domodossola to Milan, there are EC (EuroCity) and regional trains. These EC trains do not require reservations, but you would end up having to pay a small supplement locally. The regional trains do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can view schedules from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-spiez">Interlaken to Spiez</a> and Domodossola to Milan by doing a route search on our homepage. Our website is currently only able to display schedules from Spiez to Domodossola that involve changing in Brig along the way.<br /><br />Direct trains from Brig to Milan are EC trains that would require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you can purchase reservations for an EC train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brig-milan" rel="nofollow">Brig to Milan</a> by searching 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 Select Pass 3 Countries’). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Levanto &amp; the Cinque Terre</u></b><br /><br />From Milan to Levanto (the town just north of the Cinque Terre), there are direct IC (InterCity) trains. IC trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />These IC trains continue on and make stops in Monterosso (the northernmost town of the Cinque Terre) and La Spezia (the town just south of the Cinque Terre). Therefore, depending on which is most convenient for you, you could book these reservations to either Levanto, Monterosso, or La Spezia.<br /><br />With regard to trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a>, passholder reservations are currently not able to be booked on our website. If you need to purchase reservations for a train in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> you would instead have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays. Generally, trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> can only be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Once you're there, there are regional (Cinque Terre Express) trains that run between the villages of the Cinque Terre, as well as Levanto and La Spezia. These trains do not accept reservations, so you can just hop on with your rail pass. If you'd rather not squander a 'travel day' of your pass on these short trips, you can just purchase a ticket locally.<br /><br /><b><u>Cinque Terre to Lucca</u></b><br /><br />To get from the Cinque Terre to Lucca, you can just take a connection of regional trains via La Spezia and Viareggio. These trains do not accept reservations, so you can just hop on using your Eurail Select Pass.<br /><br />There are also direct IC trains from to Viareggio from Levanto, Monterosso, or La Spezia, but these would require reservations. Therefore, you might just want to stick with the regional trains.<br /><br />By breaking up your search in Viareggio, you can view schedules on our website from either Levanto to Lucca, Monterosso to Lucca, or La Spezia to Lucca (i.e. one search from Levanto to Viareggio and then another from Viareggio to Lucca).<br /><br /><b><u>Lucca to Florence</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains from Lucca to Florence are regional trains that do not accept reservations. Therefore, the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still use your website to view schedules for these trains..
  • May 09, 2018 17:40
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does a Eurail Select Pass cover Paris-Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Milan, Milan-Levanto (Cinque Terre), Cinque Terre-Lucca, and Lucca-Florence? Also, does the Swiss Travel Pass cover the Bernese Oberland Railway? by Jeff to Hi Anna,<br /><br />For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select...</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />The fastest, most feasible connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to Grindelwald involve taking the high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a>; however, as of just this week, Eurail Select Passes are no longer valid to receive passholder rates on this specific <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> route. Therefore, for your Eurail Select Pass to valid, you'll need to take the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lausanne</a>, instead of <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/basel">Basel</a>. Doing it this way would only add about a half hour to your travel time. Via <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lausanne">Lausanne</a>, the trip from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/paris">Paris</a> to Grindelwald would take 6.5 to 7 hours and involves a total 3 train changes along the way; once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lausanne">Lausanne</a>, once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a>, and then once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris to Lausanne</a> would just require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris to Lausanne</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 3 Countries’). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lausanne-bern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lausanne to Bern</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bern-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern to Interlaken</a> do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />As you mentioned, the Eurail Select Pass is not valid on the Bernese Oberland Railway from Interlaken to Grindelwald. Tickets from Interlaken to Grindelwald can be purchased by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage. For planning purposes, you can use this same search feature to view schedules for the non-reservable trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lausanne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lausanne to Interlaken</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald to Milan</u></b><br /><br />The fastest, most feasible connections from Grindelwald to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a> take about 5 to 5.5 hours in duration and involve at least 3 train changes along the way; once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spiez</a>, and then once in either <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/domodossola" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domodossola</a> or Brig.<br /><br />Once again, the Eurail Select Pass is not valid from Grindelwald to Interlaken, so you would need to purchase a regular ticket.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Spiez</a> do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board. On trains from Spiez to Domodossola and Spiez to Brig, reservations are possible but not necessary.<br /><br />From Domodossola to Milan, there are EC (EuroCity) and regional trains. These EC trains do not require reservations, but you would end up having to pay a small supplement locally. The regional trains do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can view schedules from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-spiez" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-spiez">Interlaken to Spiez</a> and Domodossola to Milan by doing a route search on our homepage. Our website is currently only able to display schedules from Spiez to Domodossola that involve changing in Brig along the way.<br /><br />Direct trains from Brig to Milan are EC trains that would require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you can purchase reservations for an EC train from Brig to Milan by searching 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 Select Pass 3 Countries’). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Levanto &amp; the Cinque Terre</u></b><br /><br />From Milan to Levanto (the town just north of the Cinque Terre), there are direct IC (InterCity) trains. IC trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />These IC trains continue on and make stops in Monterosso (the northernmost town of the Cinque Terre) and La Spezia (the town just south of the Cinque Terre). Therefore, depending on which is most convenient for you, you could book these reservations to either Levanto, Monterosso, or La Spezia.<br /><br />With regard to trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a>, passholder reservations are currently not able to be booked on our website. If you need to purchase reservations for a train in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a> you would instead have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays. Generally, trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a> can only be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Once you're there, there are regional (Cinque Terre Express) trains that run between the villages of the Cinque Terre, as well as Levanto and La Spezia. These trains do not accept reservations, so you can just hop on with your rail pass. If you'd rather not squander a 'travel day' of your pass on these short trips, you can just purchase a ticket locally.<br /><br /><b><u>Cinque Terre to Lucca</u></b><br /><br />To get from the Cinque Terre to Lucca, you can just take a connection of regional trains via La Spezia and Viareggio. These trains do not accept reservations, so you can just hop on using your Eurail Select Pass.<br /><br />There are also direct IC trains from to Viareggio from Levanto, Monterosso, or La Spezia, but these would require reservations. Therefore, you might just want to stick with the regional trains.<br /><br />By breaking up your search in Viareggio, you can view schedules on our website from either Levanto to Lucca, Monterosso to Lucca, or La Spezia to Lucca (i.e. one search from Levanto to Viareggio and then another from Viareggio to Lucca).<br /><br /><b><u>Lucca to Florence</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains from Lucca to Florence are regional trains that do not accept reservations. Therefore, the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still use your website to view schedules for these trains..
  • May 09, 2018 17:37
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does a Eurail Select Pass cover Paris-Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Milan, Milan-Levanto (Cinque Terre), Cinque Terre-Lucca, and Lucca-Florence? Also, does the Swiss Travel Pass cover the Bernese Oberland Railway? by Jeff to Hi Anna,<br /><br />For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select...</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />The fastest, most feasible connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to Grindelwald involve taking the high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a>; however, as of just this week, Eurail Select Passes are no longer valid to receive passholder rates on this specific <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> route. Therefore, for your Eurail Select Pass to valid, you'll need to take the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lausanne</a>, instead of <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/basel">Basel</a>. Doing it this way would only add about a half hour to your travel time. Via <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lausanne">Lausanne</a>, the trip from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/paris">Paris</a> to Grindelwald would take 6.5 to 7 hours and involves a total 3 train changes along the way; once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lausanne">Lausanne</a>, once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a>, and then once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris to Lausanne</a> would just require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris to Lausanne</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 3 Countries’). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lausanne-bern" rel="nofollow">Lausanne to Bern</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bern-interlaken" rel="nofollow">Bern to Interlaken</a> do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />As you mentioned, the Eurail Select Pass is not valid on the Bernese Oberland Railway from Interlaken to Grindelwald. Tickets from Interlaken to Grindelwald can be purchased by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage. For planning purposes, you can use this same search feature to view schedules for the non-reservable trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lausanne-interlaken" rel="nofollow">Lausanne to Interlaken</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald to Milan</u></b><br /><br />The fastest, most feasible connections from Grindelwald to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a> take about 5 to 5.5 hours in duration and involve at least 3 train changes along the way; once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spiez</a>, and then once in either <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/domodossola" rel="nofollow">Domodossola</a> or Brig.<br /><br />Once again, the Eurail Select Pass is not valid from Grindelwald to Interlaken, so you would need to purchase a regular ticket.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-spiez" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Spiez</a> do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board. On trains from Spiez to Domodossola and Spiez to Brig, reservations are possible but not necessary.<br /><br />From Domodossola to Milan, there are EC (EuroCity) and regional trains. These EC trains do not require reservations, but you would end up having to pay a small supplement locally. The regional trains do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can view schedules from Interlaken to Spiez and Domodossola to Milan by doing a route search on our homepage. Our website is currently only able to display schedules from Spiez to Domodossola that involve changing in Brig along the way.<br /><br />Direct trains from Brig to Milan are EC trains that would require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you can purchase reservations for an EC train from Brig to Milan by searching 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 Select Pass 3 Countries’). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Levanto &amp; the Cinque Terre</u></b><br /><br />From Milan to Levanto (the town just north of the Cinque Terre), there are direct IC (InterCity) trains. IC trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a> require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />These IC trains continue on and make stops in Monterosso (the northernmost town of the Cinque Terre) and La Spezia (the town just south of the Cinque Terre). Therefore, depending on which is most convenient for you, you could book these reservations to either Levanto, Monterosso, or La Spezia.<br /><br />With regard to trains in Italy, passholder reservations are currently not able to be booked on our website. If you need to purchase reservations for a train in Italy you would instead have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays. Generally, trains in Italy can only be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Once you're there, there are regional (Cinque Terre Express) trains that run between the villages of the Cinque Terre, as well as Levanto and La Spezia. These trains do not accept reservations, so you can just hop on with your rail pass. If you'd rather not squander a 'travel day' of your pass on these short trips, you can just purchase a ticket locally.<br /><br /><b><u>Cinque Terre to Lucca</u></b><br /><br />To get from the Cinque Terre to Lucca, you can just take a connection of regional trains via La Spezia and Viareggio. These trains do not accept reservations, so you can just hop on using your Eurail Select Pass.<br /><br />There are also direct IC trains from to Viareggio from Levanto, Monterosso, or La Spezia, but these would require reservations. Therefore, you might just want to stick with the regional trains.<br /><br />By breaking up your search in Viareggio, you can view schedules on our website from either Levanto to Lucca, Monterosso to Lucca, or La Spezia to Lucca (i.e. one search from Levanto to Viareggio and then another from Viareggio to Lucca).<br /><br /><b><u>Lucca to Florence</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains from Lucca to Florence are regional trains that do not accept reservations. Therefore, the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still use your website to view schedules for these trains..
  • May 09, 2018 17:29
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does a Eurail Select Pass cover Paris-Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Milan, Milan-Levanto (Cinque Terre), Cinque Terre-Lucca, and Lucca-Florence? Also, does the Swiss Travel Pass cover the Bernese Oberland Railway? by Jeff to Hi Anna,<br /><br />For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select...</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />The fastest, most feasible connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to Grindelwald involve taking the high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a>; however, as of just this week, Eurail Select Passes are no longer valid to receive passholder rates on this specific <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> route. Therefore, for your Eurail Select Pass to valid, you'll need to take the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow">Lausanne</a>, instead of <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/basel">Basel</a>. Doing it this way would only add about a half hour to your travel time. Via <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lausanne">Lausanne</a>, the trip from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> to Grindelwald would take 6.5 to 7 hours and involves a total 3 train changes along the way; once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne">Lausanne</a>, once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow">Bern</a>, and then once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-lausanne" rel="nofollow">Paris to Lausanne</a> would just require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-lausanne" rel="nofollow">Paris to Lausanne</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 3 Countries’). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Trains from Lausanne to Bern and Bern to Interlaken do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />As you mentioned, the Eurail Select Pass is not valid on the Bernese Oberland Railway from Interlaken to Grindelwald. Tickets from Interlaken to Grindelwald can be purchased by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage. For planning purposes, you can use this same search feature to view schedules for the non-reservable trains from Lausanne to Interlaken.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald to Milan</u></b><br /><br />The fastest, most feasible connections from Grindelwald to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a> take about 5 to 5.5 hours in duration and involve at least 3 train changes along the way; once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/spiez" rel="nofollow">Spiez</a>, and then once in either Domodossola or Brig.<br /><br />Once again, the Eurail Select Pass is not valid from Grindelwald to Interlaken, so you would need to purchase a regular ticket.<br /><br />Trains from Interlaken to Spiez do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board. On trains from Spiez to Domodossola and Spiez to Brig, reservations are possible but not necessary.<br /><br />From Domodossola to Milan, there are EC (EuroCity) and regional trains. These EC trains do not require reservations, but you would end up having to pay a small supplement locally. The regional trains do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can view schedules from Interlaken to Spiez and Domodossola to Milan by doing a route search on our homepage. Our website is currently only able to display schedules from Spiez to Domodossola that involve changing in Brig along the way.<br /><br />Direct trains from Brig to Milan are EC trains that would require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you can purchase reservations for an EC train from Brig to Milan by searching 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 Select Pass 3 Countries’). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Levanto &amp; the Cinque Terre</u></b><br /><br />From Milan to Levanto (the town just north of the Cinque Terre), there are direct IC (InterCity) trains. IC trains in Italy require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />These IC trains continue on and make stops in Monterosso (the northernmost town of the Cinque Terre) and La Spezia (the town just south of the Cinque Terre). Therefore, depending on which is most convenient for you, you could book these reservations to either Levanto, Monterosso, or La Spezia.<br /><br />With regard to trains in Italy, passholder reservations are currently not able to be booked on our website. If you need to purchase reservations for a train in Italy you would instead have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays. Generally, trains in Italy can only be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Once you're there, there are regional (Cinque Terre Express) trains that run between the villages of the Cinque Terre, as well as Levanto and La Spezia. These trains do not accept reservations, so you can just hop on with your rail pass. If you'd rather not squander a 'travel day' of your pass on these short trips, you can just purchase a ticket locally.<br /><br /><b><u>Cinque Terre to Lucca</u></b><br /><br />To get from the Cinque Terre to Lucca, you can just take a connection of regional trains via La Spezia and Viareggio. These trains do not accept reservations, so you can just hop on using your Eurail Select Pass.<br /><br />There are also direct IC trains from to Viareggio from Levanto, Monterosso, or La Spezia, but these would require reservations. Therefore, you might just want to stick with the regional trains.<br /><br />By breaking up your search in Viareggio, you can view schedules on our website from either Levanto to Lucca, Monterosso to Lucca, or La Spezia to Lucca (i.e. one search from Levanto to Viareggio and then another from Viareggio to Lucca).<br /><br /><b><u>Lucca to Florence</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains from Lucca to Florence are regional trains that do not accept reservations. Therefore, the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still use your website to view schedules for these trains..
  • May 09, 2018 17:18
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does a Eurail Select Pass cover Paris-Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Milan, Milan-Levanto (Cinque Terre), Cinque Terre-Lucca, and Lucca-Florence? Also, does the Swiss Travel Pass cover the Bernese Oberland Railway? by Jeff to Hi Anna,<br /><br />For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select...</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Grindelwald</u></b><br /><br />The fastest, most feasible connections from Paris to Grindelwald involve taking the high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> from Paris to Basel; however, as of just this week, Eurail Select Passes are no longer valid to receive passholder rates on this specific <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> route. Therefore, for your Eurail Select Pass to valid, you'll need to take the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> from Paris to Lausanne, instead of Basel. Doing it this way would only add about a half hour to your travel time. Via <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne">Lausanne</a>, the trip from Paris to Grindelwald would take 6.5 to 7 hours and involves a total 3 train changes along the way; once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lausanne" rel="nofollow">Lausanne</a>, once in Bern, and then once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> trains from Paris to Lausanne would just require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> from Paris to Lausanne by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 3 Countries’). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Trains from Lausanne to Bern and Bern to Interlaken do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />As you mentioned, the Eurail Select Pass is not valid on the Bernese Oberland Railway from Interlaken to Grindelwald. Tickets from Interlaken to Grindelwald can be purchased by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on our homepage. For planning purposes, you can this same search feature to view schedules for the non-reservable trains from Lausanne to Interlaken.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald to Milan</u></b><br /><br />The fastest, most feasible connections from Grindelwald to Milan take about 5 to 5.5 hours in duration and involve at least 3 train changes along the way; once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>, once in Spiez, and then once in either Domodossola or Brig.<br /><br />Once again, the Eurail Select Pass is not valid from Grindelwald to Interlaken, so you would need to purchase a regular ticket.<br /><br />Trains from Interlaken to Spiez do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board. On trains from Spiez to Domodossola and Spiez to Brig, reservations are possible but not necessary.<br /><br />From Domodossola to Milan, there are EC (EuroCity) and regional trains. These EC trains do not require reservations, but you would end up having to pay a small supplement locally. The regional trains do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can view schedules from Interlaken to Spiez and Domodossola to Milan by doing a route search on our homepage. Our website is currently only able to display schedules from Spiez to Domodossola that involve changing in Brig along the way.<br /><br />Direct trains from Brig to Milan are EC trains that would require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you can purchase reservations for an EC train from Brig to Milan by searching 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 Select Pass 3 Countries’). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Levanto &amp; the Cinque Terre</u></b><br /><br />From Milan to Levanto (the town just north of the Cinque Terre), there are direct IC (InterCity) trains. IC trains in Italy require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />These IC trains continue on and make stops in Monterosso (the northernmost town of the Cinque Terre) and La Spezia (the town just south of the Cinque Terre). Therefore, depending on which is most convenient for you, you could book these reservations to either Levanto, Monterosso, or La Spezia.<br /><br />With regard to trains in Italy, passholder reservations are currently not able to be booked on our website. If you need to purchase reservations for a train in Italy you would instead have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays. Generally, trains in Italy can only be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />Once you're there, there are regional (Cinque Terre Express) trains that run between the villages of the Cinque Terre, as well as Levanto and La Spezia. These trains do not accept reservations, so you can just hop on with your rail pass. If you'd rather not squander a 'travel day' of your pass on these short trips, you can just purchase a ticket locally.<br /><br /><b><u>Cinque Terre to Lucca</u></b><br /><br />To get from the Cinque Terre to Lucca, you can just take a connection of regional trains via La Spezia and Viareggio. These trains do not accept reservations, so you can just hop on using your Eurail Select Pass.<br /><br />There are also direct IC trains from to Viareggio from Levanto, Monterosso, or La Spezia, but these would require reservations. Therefore, you might just want to stick with the regional trains.<br /><br />By breaking up your search in Viareggio, you can view schedules on our website from either Levanto to Lucca, Monterosso to Lucca, or La Spezia to Lucca (i.e. one search from Levanto to Viareggio and then another from Viareggio to Lucca).<br /><br /><b><u>Lucca to Florence</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains from Lucca to Florence are regional trains that do not accept reservations. Therefore, the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still use your website to view schedules for these trains..
  • May 09, 2018 17:09
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Travel from Geneva to Lucerne suggestions. Is it worth it to take the Golden Pass? by Jeff to I'm sorry, you are correct. There has been construction on this line since March. Currently, you would take the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> out of <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux">Montreux</a> as far as Montbovon. In Montbovon, you would be switched to a bus that would take you to Château-d'Oex. From Château-d'Oex, you would continue on by train to Zweisimmen. Since this is going on, there is no longer a need to purchase reservations for this segment.<br /><br />This is a result of plans to make that a direct train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> (no longer requiring a change in Zweisimmen). In the meantime, it is true that there has been construction. You can still follow the same route and the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a> would be accepted, just expect that there will be the bus interruption for a small section between Montbovon and Château-d'Oex. The bus ride only takes about 17 minutes..
  • May 09, 2018 17:07
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Travel from Geneva to Lucerne suggestions. Is it worth it to take the Golden Pass? by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow">Geneva</a>, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-578" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-578">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-578</a><br /><br />Tours and activities for a stay in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-576" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-576">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-576</a><br /><br />For time in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a>, you can view city passes and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-577" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-577">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-577</a>.
  • May 09, 2018 17:07
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Travel from Geneva to Lucerne suggestions. Is it worth it to take the Golden Pass? by Jeff to If you decide to make this trip by way of the direct trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow">Geneva</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, then purchasing regular tickets would be less expensive than the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>.<br /><br />To purchase regular tickets for a direct train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/geneva-lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/geneva-lucerne">Geneva to Lucerne</a>, you would search the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>..
  • May 09, 2018 17:05
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Travel from Geneva to Lucerne suggestions. Is it worth it to take the Golden Pass? by Jeff to Hi Jill,<br /><br />In <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>, beautiful scenery is pretty much everywhere, but I would still probably recommend going to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> by way of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> route. If you do, the most economical option for you would be a specific pass called the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>'.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a> covers the ticket costs for one trip from any Swiss airport (or border station) to any single destination in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a> and then another trip from that destination to any Swiss airport (or border station). With regard to your itinerary, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva">Geneva</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a> would serve as your 'airports', while <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> would serve as your 'destination'. Your trips from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow">Geneva</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a> would both just have to be completed within 24 hours apiece.<br /><br />If you wanted stay overnight somewhere in between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow">Geneva</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, for instance, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a> option would not be valid, and I would instead recommend purchasing regular point-to-point tickets.<br /><br />For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Lucerne (via the GoldenPass route)</u></b><br /><br />To connect to the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> route, you would first have to make your way down to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> scenic route runs from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/montreux" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> and involves changing trains in Zweisimmen and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> along the way. As long as you make this trip in one shot, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a> would be valid to cover all of it.<br /><br />Of the trains comprising of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> route, reservations would only be recommended on the segment from Montreux to Zweisimmen. For travel with the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a>, you would purchase reservations from Montreux to Zweisimmen by searching this segment of the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating that you'll be traveling with a 'Swiss Travel Pass'.<br /><br />On trains from Zweisimmen to Interlaken and Interlaken to Lucerne, reservations are possible but not necessary. All trains from Interlaken to Lucerne have panoramic windows for taking in all the scenery.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can view schedules for this full route by searching segment-by-segment. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/geneva-montreux" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/geneva-montreux">Geneva to Montreux</a>, another search for connecting trains from Montreux to Zweisimmen, another search for connecting trains from Zweisimmen to Interlaken, and then another search for connecting trains from Interlaken to Lucerne.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a>, you would just take a direct train taking only 45-50 minutes. Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-zurich">Lucerne to Zurich</a> do not accept reservations, so the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-transfer-ticket-5935">Swiss Transfer Ticket</a> is all you would need to board..
  • May 09, 2018 16:53
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of BritRail England Senior Rail Pass - Is it a Continuous Pas or a Flexi Pass? by Jeff to Hi Steven,<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-england-pass-5893" rel="nofollow">BritRail England Pass</a> is offered in both 'continuous' and 'flexi' form. The options display when you click 'WHAT' on the page for this pass here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-england-pass-5893" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-england-pass-5893">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-england-pass-5893</a><br /><br />&nbsp;<a href="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1723830/BritRailEnglandPass.PNG?1523367250" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1723830/BritRailEnglandPass.PNG?1523367250"><img src="https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1723830/BritRailEnglandPass_inline.PNG?1523367250" title="Image: https://d2r1vs3d9006ap.cloudfront.net/s3_images/1723830/BritRailEnglandPass_inline.PNG?1523367250" /></a><br /><br />'Continuous' (consecutive) just means that you would be allowed unlimited travel within the indicated time frame. Therefore, if you were to purchase a 4 day 'consecutive' pass, that means you would be entitled to unlimited travel within that time frame of 4 days.<br /><br />In contrast, a 'flexipass' allows for a set number of travel days that must be completed within a longer time frame (that longer time frame being 1 month in the case of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-england-pass-5893" rel="nofollow">BritRail England Pass</a>).<br /><br />'Travel days' on a flexipass refer to how many separate days you plan on using your pass. A rail day is a 24 hour period from midnight to midnight. You may take as many trains as you wish during the 24 hour time frame and still only use one day of travel on a pass. For instance, if you were to take a day train from 'City A' to 'City B' and then take a return train back to 'City A' later in the same day, it would only use up one day of travel on your rail pass. In contrast, if you were to take that return train to 'City A' on the next day, it would use up 2 days of travel on your pass. In the case of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-england-pass-5893" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-england-pass-5893">BritRail England Pass</a>, a flexipass for 4 days would mean '4 days of travel within 1 month'..
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