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  • May 08, 2018 17:23
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does a Eurail Select Pass cover the following: Saxon Switzerland National Park (Germany); Wasserauen, Ebenalp (Switzerland); Venice & Cinque Terra (Italy) by Jeff to Hi Raul,<br /><br />The stations closest to Saxon Switzerland National Park include Bad Schandau, Krippen, Schmilka-Hirschmühle, and Schöna. I'm not sure which of these would provide for best access to the park itself, but they are all pretty much right there. These stations are all serviced by local S-Bahn trains running south out of <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/dresden" rel="nofollow">Dresden</a>. The S-Bahn trains run along the scenic Děčín–Dresden Railway, which continues on into the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/czech-republic" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/czech-republic">Czech Republic</a>. Any rail pass that includes <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow">Germany</a> is valid to cover these trains up until the border with the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/czech-republic" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/czech-republic">Czech Republic</a>. Therefore, as long as you get off at one of the stations I mentioned, you'd be fully covered.<br /><br />Wasserauen in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a> does have a rail station. Wasserauen is connected to by way of local trains out of Gossau. Any rail pass that includes <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland">Switzerland</a> is valid to cover the trains between Gossau and Wasserauen.<br /><br />To get to Ebenalp, you would take a cable car right from Wasserauen (Wasserauen-Ebenalp Cableway). A Eurail Select Pass would not cover these cable cars but may enable you to receive a small discount if you inquire locally.<br /><br />All 5 villages of the Cinque Terre (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso) have rail stations. La Spezia, the city just south of the Cinque Terre, is also sometimes used as a base for travelers visiting the Cinque Terre. The stations are covered by any rail pass that includes <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a>.<br /><br />Of trains to Venice that operate within <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">Italy</a>, only the trains called '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow">Italo</a>' would not be covered by a rail pass that includes <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a>. Italo trains are privately owned and do not accept rail passes. Ticket costs for other trains into and out of Venice (operating within <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">Italy</a>) are covered by rail passes that include <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">Italy</a>..
  • May 08, 2018 17:02
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Rail Pass for Zurich, Interlaken, Geneva, Lucerne, Jungfraujoch, and maybe Bern by Jeff to The gateway to Jungfaujoch is <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />To get from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">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 would look 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 would look 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’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />With regard to the former, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover you only as far as Grindelwald.<br /><br />With regard to the latter, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover you as far as Wengen.<br /><br />For the remaining segments (Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch &amp; Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch), the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would enable you to receive a discount of 25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Grindelwald or Wengen to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel Pass Holder' (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the '<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">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'. 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 />If you do not wish to expend a travel day on your <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> for the segments between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> and either Grindelwald or Wengen, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Swiss Travel Pass Holder' (still Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of the '<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">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'.<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="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either Interlaken (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken Ost</a>), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">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..
  • May 08, 2018 16:58
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Night Train reservation from Vienna to Geneva or Zurich by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</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-454" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-454">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-454</a><br /><br />For <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><br /><br />City passes and tours for <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow">Geneva</a> are 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>.
  • May 08, 2018 16:57
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Night Train reservation from Vienna to Geneva or Zurich by Jeff to There is no direct night train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/geneva" rel="nofollow">Geneva</a>; however, it is still easy to make the connection. You would just take the night train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/vienna-zurich" rel="nofollow">Vienna to Zurich</a> and then switch to a train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-geneva" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Geneva</a>. On trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-geneva" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Geneva</a>, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board..
  • May 08, 2018 16:55
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Night Train reservation from Vienna to Geneva or Zurich by Jeff to Hi Saif,<br /><br />There is a direct night train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a>.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you can purchase reservations for the night train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/vienna-zurich" rel="nofollow">Vienna to Zurich</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br />This night train carries single compartments, double compartments, triple compartments, 6-berth compartments, and 2nd class seats. Due to an error, it may currently be the case that our website is only able to offer one or two of these accommodation types. If you're interested in one of the accommodation types that isn't shown, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br />To view the type of compartment offered, you would click ‘Fare details’ after clicking on the fare itself.<br /><br />Generally, this train can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • May 08, 2018 16:49
    Jeff
    Changed title of The best no holds barred ticket by Al to The best no holds barred ticket - 2 months unlimited to Italy, France, Spain, and England ??.
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  • May 08, 2018 16:44
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of The best no holds barred ticket - 2 months unlimited to Italy, France, Spain, and England ?? by Jeff to Hi Al,<br /><br />Please note, there is no rail pass that combines <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/england" rel="nofollow">England</a> with countries on the mainland continent of Europe.<br /><br />As for continental Europe, the rail pass that allows you to choose your countries is the Eurail Select Pass. With a Eurail Select Pass, you can choose from various combinations of 2, 3, or 4 bordering countries. Therefore, you would purchase the 3 country option of the Eurail Select Pass to include Italy, France, and Spain.<br /><br />For the Eurail Select Pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Depending on how much traveling you intend to do in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/england" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/england">England</a>, you can purchase a separate pass for <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/england" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/england">England</a>.<br /><br />England is only covered by the various 'BritRail Passes'. These include the following:<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-pass-5891" rel="nofollow">BritRail Pass</a> - valid for <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/england" rel="nofollow">England</a>, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/wales" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/wales">Wales</a>, and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/scotland" rel="nofollow">Scotland</a><br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-england-pass-5893" rel="nofollow">BritRail England Pass</a> - valid only in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/england" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/england">England</a><br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894" rel="nofollow">BritRail London Plus Pass</a> - only covers areas in the south of <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/england" rel="nofollow">England</a> surrounding <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/london">London</a><br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-south-west-pass-7970" rel="nofollow">BritRail South West Pass</a> - covers only specific areas of southwest <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/england" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/england">England</a> and parts of <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/wales" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/wales">Wales</a><br /><br />You can access these passes here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/europe-rail-pass-list/#8" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/europe-rail-pass-list/#8">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/europe-rail-pass-list/#8</a>.<br /><br />Otherwise, you can instead just purchase regular tickets for your travel there.<br /><br />It would also be important to note that the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> (the train that connects <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a> with the Europe mainland in either <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels">Brussels</a>) is actually not covered by any rail pass. With that said, by purchasing a Eurail Select Pass that includes France, you would be able to receive a discounted rate called the ‘Passholder’ rate for a ticket on this train.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets at the Passholder rate on a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> by entering the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) and indicating the type of pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. 'Eurail Three Country Select Pass'). Incidentally, this is the same procedure you would follow for booking reservations on trains in Europe that are covered by rail passes. A rail pass covers the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In Western Europe, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is likely that reservations would be required for many of your trips there..
  • May 08, 2018 16:34
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Zurich-Lucerne, Lucerne-Venice, Venice-Florence, Florence-Rome, should I buy the Eurail Pass for Switzerland and Italy? by Jeff to Hi Navin,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be to purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>. For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039</a>.<br /><br />I'm sorry, the Eurail Select Pass would not be valid for public transit in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">Italy</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland">Switzerland</a>. The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains running between different cities within the country or countries included on the pass. Generally, rail passes do not cover buses or metro systems in European cities.<br /><br />When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In Italy, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains.<br /><br />Generally, for travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 2 Countries’).<br /><br />However, 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" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">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. We hope to have this fixed soon, but there there is no actual word on when. We apologize for any inconvenience.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich to Lucerne</a> do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Venice (fastest, most common option)</u></b><br /><br />The fastest, most common connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> take just under 6.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in either Arth Goldau or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />With regard to the option via Arth Goldau:<br /><br />Trains from Lucerne to Arth Goldau do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />The direct train from Arth Goldau to Venice is an EC (EuroCity) train that does require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />With regard to the option via <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/milan">Milan</a>:<br /><br />The direct train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne to Milan</a> is an EC (EuroCity) train that requires reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Venice</a>, you would take a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> trains also require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Venice (scenic option)</u></b><br /><br />For travel between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a>, there does happen to be a more scenic alternative, which would take you along the Gotthard scenic route between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lugano</a>. The full Gotthard scenic route consists of a steamboat across Lake Lucerne from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to Flüelen and then a specific route from Flüelen to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lugano</a>. From April 21st to October 14th of this year, a direct train called the Gotthard Panorama Express runs daily on this route from Flüelen to Lugano.<br /><br />The steamboat from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Flüelen is now only able to be booked locally. Just be sure to mention that you have the Eurail Select Pass, because it entitles you to receive a 50% discount.<br /><br />If you prefer, you could skip the steamboat and just take a train direct from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to Flüelen. The train ride from Lucerne to Flüelen only takes about an hour, while the steamboat takes about 2.5 hours.<br /><br />The Gotthard Panorama Express (Flüelen-Lugano) require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. Currently, the Gotthard Panorama Express train is not able to be booked on our website, so you would have to call us to purchase reservations for this train as well. Generally, this train can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />In <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lugano</a>, you would switch to a train to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>. From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lugano-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lugano to Milan</a>, there are either EC (EuroCity) trains or regional trains. The EC trains require reservations, and the regional trains do not even accept reservations.<br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice">Milan to Venice</a>, you would take a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> trains also require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Florence</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-florence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice to Florence</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Freccciarossa</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> train. There is also a high-speed train called the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> that runs this route, but <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-italo-7544">Italo</a> trains are privately operated and therefore do not accept rail passes. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Freccciarossa</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Rome</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/florence-rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/florence-rome">Florence to Rome</a>, there are high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a>, and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-italo-7544">Italo</a> trains. Since <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> trains do not accept rail passes, you would once again just want to be sure to take one of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> trains. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass..
  • May 08, 2018 15:57
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Need Train from Budapeat to Kiev roundtrip. Have 2 Tickets Champions League final Real Madrid vs. Liverpool by Jeff to Hi Jason,<br /><br />Because of the Champions League final, it is very possible these trains are already sold out. Tickets for the trains between Budapest and Kiev are not able to be purchased or viewed on our website. Instead, you would have to call us to purchase tickets for this route. 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. Only when you call can we verify the availability.<br /><br />Generally, we are not able to provide schedules on this forum. With that said, in this case, I can just go head and just post the current schedules for these particular trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Budapest to Kiev</u></b><br /><br />Dep Budapest Keleti 19:40 arr Kiev Passajirsky 17:11 +1<br /><br /><b><u>Kiev to Budapest</u></b><br /><br />Dep Kiev Passajirsky 14:07 arr Budapest Keleti 08:20 +1<br /><br />"You'll Never Walk Alone"<br /><br />In Klopp we trust.
  • May 08, 2018 15:45
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Need Train from Budapeat to Kiev roundtrip. Have 2 Tickets Champions League final Real Madrid vs. Liverpool by Jeff to Hi Jason,<br /><br />Because of the Champions League final, it is very possible these trains are already sold out. Tickets for the trains between Budapest and Kiev are not able to be purchased or viewed on our website. Instead, you would have to call us to purchase tickets for this route. 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. Only when you call can we verify the availability.<br /><br />Generally, we are not able to provide schedules on this forum. With that said, in this case, I can just go head and just post the current schedules for these particular trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Budapest to Kiev</u></b><br /><br />Dep Budapest Keleti 19:40 arr Kiev Passajirsky 17:11 +1<br /><br /><b><u>Kiev to Budapest</u></b><br /><br />Dep Kiev Passajirsky 14:07 arr Budapest Keleti 08:20 +1<br /><br />"You'll Never Walk Alone".
  • May 08, 2018 15:27
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of solo senior traveller--i am 72 y o female and planning to take the global pass for a month, will i be safe? will it be hectic for me? by Jeff to Hi Alicia,<br /><br />As with anywhere, it's always good to be aware of your surroundings. I would just recommend keeping your belongings close and being conscious of your surroundings. Rick Steves has some excellent words on safety and European travel here: <a href="https://www.ricksteves.com/press-room/rick-steves-talks-about-safe-travel" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.ricksteves.com/press-room/rick-steves-talks-about-safe-travel">https://www.ricksteves.com/press-room/rick-steves-talks-about-safe-travel</a>..
  • May 04, 2018 21:17
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Milan Malpensa Airport to Bologna by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow">Bologna</a>, you can shop various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-791" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-791">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-791</a>.
  • May 04, 2018 21:17
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Milan Malpensa Airport to Bologna by Jeff to Hi Nick,<br /><br />Milan Malpensa Airport does not have a rail station. Therefore, you would first just have to commute into the city of <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a>. To get from Malpensa into the city, you would take the Malpensa Express to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/milano-centrale" rel="nofollow">Milan Centrale station</a>. The Malpensa Express trains depart every 30 minutes throughout the day, and the ride takes about 50 minutes to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/milano-centrale" rel="nofollow">Centrale</a>. Tickets for the Malpensa Express are only able to be purchased locally upon arrival.<br /><br />Trains from the city of <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna">Bologna</a> are <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 trains and <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> high-speed trains. The ride only takes about an hour.<br /><br />You would purchase tickets from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-bologna" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-bologna">Milan to Bologna</a> by searching the route under 'BOOK TRAIN TICKETS' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. Generally, these trains all can be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date..
  • May 04, 2018 20:26
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Booking train from Venice to Villabassa - What about missing your train due to flight delays? Could we get on the next train? by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />The fastest connection from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to Villabassa only takes about 4.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Fortezza along the way.<br /><br />More frequently, there are connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to Villabassa that take 5 to 6.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow">Verona</a> and then once in Fortezza.<br /><br />Tickets from Fortezza to Villabassa are currently only able to be purchased locally in Europe.<br /><br />Tickets from Venice up to Fortezza can be purchased by searching the 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>. Unless you book the direct train from Venice to Fortezza, you may need to break up your search in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow">Verona</a> to access the most possible options. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-verona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-verona">Venice to Verona</a> and another search for connecting trains from Verona to Fortezza.<br /><br />These tickets would be for a specific departure, so they would not be valid to use on other trains. When you pull up the results of a route search, you would view a fare's rules and guidelines by clicking 'Fare details' after clicking on the fare itself.<br /><br />There is no rail service to the Venice Marco Polo Airport. If you plan to head straight to Villabassa from your flight, your best option would be to connect to the train at the Venice Mestre station. To get from the airport to the Mestre station, you would take the 'ATVO Fly Bus'. These buses depart several times every hour throughout the day, and the ride only takes 20 to 25 minutes.<br /><br />When pulling up schedules from Venice to Fortezza or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-verona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-verona">Venice to Verona</a> on our site, the station of departure may be displayed as the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/venezia-santa-lucia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/venezia-santa-lucia">Venice Santa Lucia station</a> ('Venezia S. Lucia'), which is the station on the actual island of Venice. Rest assured, the trains do stop at Mestre after leaving <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/venezia-santa-lucia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/venezia-santa-lucia">Santa Lucia</a>. For your reference, the trains will depart out of the Mestre station just 12-15 minutes after they are shown on our website to departing out of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/venezia-santa-lucia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/place/venezia-santa-lucia">Santa Lucia station</a>..
  • May 04, 2018 20:19
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Zurich-Lucerne, Lucerne-Venice, Venice-Florence, Florence-Rome, should I buy the Eurail Pass for Switzerland and Italy? by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</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-577" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" 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>.<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" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/activities/countriesundefinedcitiescities-576">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-576</a>.<br /><br />For <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a>, you can view city passes and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-522" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/activities/countriesundefinedcitiescities-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 time in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/florence" rel="nofollow">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/rome" rel="nofollow">Rome</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-511" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-511">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-511</a>..
  • May 04, 2018 20:17
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Zurich-Lucerne, Lucerne-Venice, Venice-Florence, Florence-Rome, should I buy the Eurail Pass for Switzerland and Italy? by Jeff to Hi Navin,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be to purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>. For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039</a>.<br /><br />I'm sorry, the Eurail Select Pass would not be valid for public transit in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland">Switzerland</a>. The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains running between different cities within the country or countries included on the pass. Generally, rail passes do not cover buses or metro systems in European cities.<br /><br />When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In Italy, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains.<br /><br />Generally, for travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 2 Countries’).<br /><br />However, 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" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy">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 Italy can only be booked once within 120 days of an intended departure date. We hope to have this fixed soon, but there there is no actual word on when. We apologize for any inconvenience.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-lucerne" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Lucerne</a> do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Venice (fastest, most common option)</u></b><br /><br />The fastest, most common connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> take just under 6.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in either Arth Goldau or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />With regard to the option via Arth Goldau:<br /><br />Trains from Lucerne to Arth Goldau do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />The direct train from Arth Goldau to Venice is an EC (EuroCity) train that does require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />With regard to the option via <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan">Milan</a>:<br /><br />The direct train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-milan" rel="nofollow">Lucerne to Milan</a> is an EC (EuroCity) train that requires reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice" rel="nofollow">Milan to Venice</a>, you would take a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> trains also require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Venice (scenic option)</u></b><br /><br />For travel between <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/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a>, there does happen to be a more scenic alternative, which would take you along the Gotthard scenic route between <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/lugano" rel="nofollow">Lugano</a>. The full Gotthard scenic route consists of a steamboat across Lake Lucerne from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to Flüelen and then a specific route from Flüelen to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow">Lugano</a>. From April 21st to October 14th of this year, a direct train called the Gotthard Panorama Express runs daily on this route from Flüelen to Lugano.<br /><br />The steamboat from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to Flüelen is now only able to be booked locally. Just be sure to mention that you have the Eurail Select Pass, because it entitles you to receive a 50% discount.<br /><br />If you prefer, you could skip the steamboat and just take a train direct from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to Flüelen. The train ride from Lucerne to Flüelen only takes about an hour, while the steamboat takes about 2.5 hours.<br /><br />The Gotthard Panorama Express (Flüelen-Lugano) require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. Currently, the Gotthard Panorama Express train is not able to be booked on our website, so you would have to call us to purchase reservations for this train as well. Generally, this train can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />In <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow">Lugano</a>, you would switch to a train to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a>. From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lugano-milan" rel="nofollow">Lugano to Milan</a>, there are either EC (EuroCity) trains or regional trains. The EC trains require reservations, and the regional trains do not even accept reservations.<br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice">Milan to Venice</a>, you would take a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> trains also require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Florence</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-florence" rel="nofollow">Venice to Florence</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Freccciarossa</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> train. There is also a high-speed train called the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> that runs this route, but <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-italo-7544">Italo</a> trains are privately operated and therefore do not accept rail passes. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Freccciarossa</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Rome</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/florence-rome" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/florence-rome">Florence to Rome</a>, there are high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a>, and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-italo-7544">Italo</a> trains. Since <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> trains do not accept rail passes, you would once again just want to be sure to take one of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> trains. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass..
  • May 04, 2018 19:25
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Zurich-Lucerne, Lucerne-Venice, Venice-Florence, Florence-Rome, should I buy the Eurail Pass for Switzerland and Italy? by Jeff to Hi Navin,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be to purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>. For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039</a>.<br /><br />I'm sorry, the Eurail Select Pass would not be valid for public transit in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland">Switzerland</a>. The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains running between different cities within the country or countries included on the pass. Generally, rail passes do not cover buses or metro systems in European cities.<br /><br />When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In Italy, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains.<br /><br />Generally, for travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 2 Countries’).<br /><br />However, 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. We hope to have this fixed soon, but there there is no actual word on when. We apologize for any inconvenience.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Zurich to Lucerne do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Venice (fastest, most common option)</u></b><br /><br />The fastest, most common connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> take just under 6.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in either Arth Goldau or Milan along the way.<br /><br />With regard to the option via Arth Goldau:<br /><br />Trains from Lucerne to Arth Goldau do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />The direct train from Arth Goldau to Venice is an EC (EuroCity) train that does require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />With regard to the option via Milan:<br /><br />The direct train from Lucerne to Milan is an EC (EuroCity) train that requires reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />From Milan to Venice, you would take a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> trains also require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Venice (scenic option)</u></b><br /><br />For travel between Lucerne and Venice, there does happen to be a more scenic alternative, which would take you along the Gotthard scenic route between Lucerne and Lugano. The full Gotthard scenic route consists of a steamboat across Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Flüelen and then a specific route from Flüelen to Lugano. From April 21st to October 14th of this year, a direct train called the Gotthard Panorama Express runs daily on this route from Flüelen to Lugano.<br /><br />The steamboat from Lucerne to Flüelen is now only able to be booked locally. Just be sure to mention that you have the Eurail Select Pass, because it entitles you to receive a 50% discount.<br /><br />If you prefer, you could skip the steamboat and just take a train direct from Lucerne to Flüelen. The train ride from Lucerne to Flüelen only takes about an hour, while the steamboat takes about 2.5 hours.<br /><br />The Gotthard Panorama Express (Flüelen-Lugano) require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. Currently, the Gotthard Panorama Express train is not able to be booked on our website, so you would have to call us to purchase reservations for this train as well. Generally, this train can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />In Lugano, you would switch to a train to Milan. From Lugano to Milan, there are either EC (EuroCity) trains or regional trains. The EC trains require reservations, and the regional trains do not even accept reservations.<br /><br />From Milan to Venice, you would take a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> trains also require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Florence</u></b><br /><br />From Venice to Florence, you would take a high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Freccciarossa</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> train. There is also a high-speed train called the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> that runs this route, but <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-italo-7544">Italo</a> trains are privately operated and therefore do not accept rail passes. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Freccciarossa</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Rome</u></b><br /><br />From Florence to Rome, there are high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a>, and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-italo-7544">Italo</a> trains. Since <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> trains do not accept rail passes, you would once again just want to be sure to take one of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587">Frecciargento</a> trains. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciargento</a> require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass..
  • May 04, 2018 19:17
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Zurich-Lucerne, Lucerne-Venice, Venice-Florence, Florence-Rome, should I buy the Eurail Pass for Switzerland and Italy? by Jeff to Hi Navin,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be to purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass</a> to include <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>. For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 country Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-2-countries-8039</a>.<br /><br />I'm sorry, the Eurail Select Pass would not be valid for public transit in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland">Switzerland</a>. The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains running between different cities within the country or countries included on the pass. Generally, rail passes do not cover buses or metro systems in European cities.<br /><br />When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In Italy, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains.<br /><br />Generally, for travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Select Pass 2 Countries’).<br /><br />However, 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. We hope to have this fixed soon, but there there is no actual word on when. We apologize for any inconvenience.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Zurich to Lucerne do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Venice (fastest, most common option)</u></b><br /><br />The fastest, most common connections from Lucerne to Venice take just under 6.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in either Arth Goldau or Milan along the way.<br /><br />With regard to the option via Arth Goldau:<br /><br />Trains from Lucerne to Arth Goldau do not accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />The direct train from Arth Goldau to Venice is an EC (EuroCity) train that does require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />With regard to the option via Milan:<br /><br />The direct train from Lucerne to Milan is an EC (EuroCity) train that requires reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />From Milan to Venice, you would take a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed train. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow">Frecciarossa</a> trains also require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Venice (scenic option)</u></b><br /><br />For travel between Lucerne and Venice, there does happen to be a more scenic alternative, which would take you along the Gotthard scenic route between Lucerne and Lugano. The full Gotthard scenic route consists of a steamboat across Lake Lucerne from Lucerne to Flüelen and then a specific route from Flüelen to Lugano. From April 21st to October 14th of this year, a direct train called the Gotthard Panorama Express runs daily on this route from Flüelen to Lugano.<br /><br />The steamboat from Lucerne to Flüelen is now only able to be booked locally. Just be sure to mention that you have the Eurail Select Pass, because it entitles you to receive a 50% discount.<br /><br />If you prefer, you could skip the steamboat and just take a train direct from Lucerne to Flüelen. The train ride from Lucerne to Flüelen only takes about an hour, while the steamboat takes about 2.5 hours.<br /><br />The Gotthard Panorama Express (Flüelen-Lugano) require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. Currently, the Gotthard Panorama Express train is not able to be booked on our website, so you would have to call us to purchase reservations for this train as well. Generally, this train can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br />In Lugano, you would switch to a train to Milan. From Lugano to Milan, there are either EC (EuroCity) trains or regional trains. The EC trains require reservations, and the regional trains do not even accept reservations.<br /><br />From Milan to Venice, you would take 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. <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> trains also require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Florence</u></b><br /><br />From Venice to Florence, you would take a high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Freccciarossa</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> train. There is also a high-speed train called the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow">Italo</a> that runs this route, but <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> trains are privately operated and therefore do not accept rail passes. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Freccciarossa</a> and <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> trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Rome</u></b><br /><br />From Florence to Rome, there are high-speed <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>, <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>, and <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> trains. Since <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-italo-7544" rel="nofollow">Italo</a> trains do not accept rail passes, you would once again just want to be sure to take one of the <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> trains. <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> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciargento-7587" rel="nofollow">Frecciargento</a> require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass..
  • May 04, 2018 18:59
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Best Options for 5 Days in Paris (with trips to London and Amsterdam) and 5 days in Italy (Milan, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Rome) by Jeff to <b><u>IMPORTANT UPDATE</u></b><br /><br />As of April 2018:<br /><br />The following rail passes no longer qualify passengers to receive ‘passholder’ rates for reservations on the Eurostar:<br /><br />Any single country Eurail Pass, including:<br /><br />• Eurail France Pass<br />• Eurail Benelux Pass<br /><br />Any 2 country option of Eurail Select Pass, including:<br /><br />• Eurail France-Italy Pass<br />• Eurail France-Switzerland Pass<br />• Eurail France-Germany Pass<br />• Eurail Benelux-France Pass<br />• Eurail France-Spain Pass<br />• Eurail Benelux-Germany Pass<br /><br />BritRail Passes and the France-Italy combination of the 2 country Eurail Select Pass continue to not be valid on the Eurostar.<br /><br />Passengers traveling with any of these rail passes would need to purchase regular tickets to take the Eurostar.<br /><br />Passholder rates will continue to be offered (depending on availability) to any passenger traveling with a Eurail Global Pass, a 3 country Eurail Select Pass (that includes the country of arrival or departure, be it France or the Benelux), or a 4 country Eurail Select Pass (that includes the country of arrival or departure, be it France or the Benelux)..
  • May 04, 2018 18:08
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Rail Challenged!! Paris to Brugge and Brugge to London by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="http://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="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow">London Travel Card</a>' or the '<a href="http://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="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327">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="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331">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="http://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">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>.
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