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  • April 23, 2018 15:24
    Jeff
    Changed description of I am doing on Long trip from London to Edinburg and back. <br /> A few small trips when in Edinburg and London. <br /> Can I book these trips once I Get my railpass, by Tony to I am doing on Long trip from London to Edinburg and back. A few small trips when in Edinburg and London.Can I book these trips once I Get my railpass,.
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  • April 20, 2018 21:17
    Jeff
    Changed title of Glacier Express by Pat Tudor Usry to Glacier Express from St Moritz to Zermatt & then best route from Zermatt to Lausanne.
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  • April 20, 2018 17:31
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Paris-Wengen(day-trips to Jungfraujoch & Murren)-Interlaken-Lucerne(Mt Rigi day-trip)-Venice-Milan by Jeff to <b><u>Update:</u></b><br /><br />As of April 2018:<br /><br />‘Passholder 2’ and ‘Passholder 3’ rates on TGV Lyria trains (Paris-Basel) are no longer valid. TGV Lyria now requires that Eurail Passes include all countries being traveled through to be valid..
  • April 20, 2018 17:31
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Paris-Wengen(day-trips to Jungfraujoch & Murren)-Interlaken-Lucerne(Mt Rigi day-trip)-Venice-Milan by Jeff to <b><u>Update:</u></b><br /><br />With regard to the excursion up to Jungfraujoch, reservations are now possible for the Jungfrau Railway segment between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch. In fact, as a supplement to the ‘Jungfraujoch Top of Europe’, reservations are now highly recommended on the Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch segment for travel between the months of May and October. The Kleine-Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch reservations can be purchased locally at the preceding stations in Interlaken, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen; as well as the nearby station of Mürren.<br /><br />Reservations are still not accepted for the segments between Interlaken and Kleine Scheidegg, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the route via Lauterbrunnen. Therefore, the ‘Jungfraujoch Top of Europe’ would be all you’d need to board for these segments..
  • April 20, 2018 17:29
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Milan to Interlaken & Interlaken to Paris using a 4 country Eurail Select Pass by Jeff to <b><u>IMPORTANT UPDATE</u></b><br /><br />As of April 2018:<br /><br />‘Passholder 2’ and ‘Passholder 3’ rates on TGV Lyria trains (Basel-Paris) are no longer valid. TGV Lyria now requires that Eurail Passes include all countries being traveled through to be valid..
  • April 20, 2018 17:28
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Would it use up a day on my Eurail France-Italy Pass if use it to take the train from Paris to Basel? by Jeff to <b><u>IMPORTANT UPDATE</u></b><br /><br />As of April 2018:<br /><br />‘Passholder 2’ and ‘Passholder 3’ rates on TGV Lyria trains (Paris-Basel) are no longer valid. TGV Lyria now requires that Eurail Passes include all countries being traveled through to be valid..
  • April 20, 2018 17:26
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of None of the delivery options available when trying to book Interlaken to Paris for travel with a Eurail France-Germany Pass by Jeff to <b><u>IMPORTANT UPDATE</u></b><br /><br />As of April 2018:<br /><br />‘Passholder 2’ and ‘Passholder 3’ rates on TGV Lyria trains (Basel-Paris) are no longer valid. TGV Lyria now requires that Eurail Passes include all countries being traveled through to be valid..
  • April 20, 2018 17:24
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Amsterdam to Paris, Paris to Zermatt, Zermatt to St Moritz on the Glacier Express, St Moritz to Milan on the Bernina Express by Jeff to <b><u>Update:</u></b><br /><br />Starting in 2017, a Eurail Select Pass that includes Switzerland will begin covering ticket costs for the stretch of railway on the Glacier Express line between Disentis/Visp and Zermatt. Therefore, the 'Glacier Express Eurail Passholder Fare' ticket would no longer be necessary to cover this segment.<br /><br />Seat reservations would still be necessary for the actual Glacier Express train from Zermatt to St Moritz (to go along with a Eurail Select Pass)..
  • April 20, 2018 16:43
    Jeff
    Changed title of How to travel from Lisbon, Portugal to Barcelona? by Devin Bush to How to travel from Lisbon, Portugal to Barcelona? What does Eurail Global Pass cover?.
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  • April 20, 2018 16:42
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of How to travel from Lisbon, Portugal to Barcelona? What does Eurail Global Pass cover? by Jeff to Hi Devin,<br /><br />For information on the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is the pass that covers travel in 28 different European countries. It is the only pass that covers travel in that many countries. The countries included are Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey. Also included are Liechtenstein and Monaco, which are considered part of Austria and France respectively (for the purpose of rail passes).<br /><br />Rail passes cover ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ (between different cities) within the country or countries included on the pass.<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 much of Western Europe, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is likely that reservations will be required for many of your trips there. In Germany and Central European countries, reservations would be recommended on most major routes.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />Generally, rail passes do not cover metro systems in European cities (rail passes are not valid on the Paris Métro, for instance).<br /><br /><b><u>Lisbon to Barcelona</u></b><br /><br />The only train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon">Lisbon</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/spain" rel="nofollow">Spain</a> is an overnight train called the 'Lusitania', which only runs between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon">Lisbon</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid">Madrid</a>. To get from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow">Lisbon</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona">Barcelona</a>, you would have to take the Lusitania night train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon">Lisbon</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid">Madrid</a>, where you would connect to a high-speed '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/renfe-spanish-high-speed-trains-7548" rel="nofollow">AVE</a>' train to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona">Barcelona</a>. This would take at least about 13 hours.<br /><br />The night train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lisbon-madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lisbon-madrid">Lisbon to Madrid</a> and the trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-barcelona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-barcelona">Madrid to Barcelona</a> would both require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. To purchase the passholder reservations for this trip, you would just break up your search once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/madrid">Madrid</a>. Therefore, you would do one search to access the night train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lisbon-madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lisbon-madrid">Lisbon to Madrid</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-barcelona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-barcelona">Madrid to Barcelona</a> the following morning.<br /><br />When you pull up the results of these searches, you will see that the night train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon">Lisbon</a> only arrives into the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-chamartin" rel="nofollow">Madrid Chamartin station</a>, while the trains to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona">Barcelona</a> only depart from the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-atocha" rel="nofollow">Madrid Atocha station</a>.T o commute from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-chamartin" rel="nofollow">Chamartin</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-atocha" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-atocha">Atocha</a>, you would take the 'Renfe Cercanias', which is just like a local commuter train. The ride between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-chamartin" rel="nofollow">Chamartin</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/madrid-atocha" rel="nofollow">Atocha</a> only takes about 10 to 13 minutes, but you would still want to allow yourself at least 1 full hour between your arrival from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow">Lisbon</a> and your departure to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona">Barcelona</a>. You would pay to take the Cercanias locally when you’re there.<br /><br />The night train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lisbon-madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lisbon-madrid">Lisbon to Madrid</a> carries single compartments, double compartments, 4-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 doesn't shown after you do a search, 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, the night train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lisbon-madrid" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lisbon-madrid">Lisbon to Madrid</a> can only be reserved once within 60 days of an intended departure date, while trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-barcelona" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/madrid-barcelona">Madrid to Barcelona</a> can be reserved within 90 days of an intended departure..
  • April 20, 2018 16:34
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of How to travel from Lisbon, Portugal to Barcelona? What does Eurail Global Pass cover? by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/lisbon" rel="nofollow">Lisbon</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-538" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-538">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-538</a><br /><br />For time in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/barcelona" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a>, you can shop city passes and tours here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-562" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-562">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-562</a>..
  • April 20, 2018 16:31
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of How to travel from Lisbon, Portugal to Barcelona? What does Eurail Global Pass cover? by Jeff to Hi Devin,<br /><br />For information on the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is the pass that covers travel in 28 different European countries. It is the only pass that covers travel in that many countries. The countries included are Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey. Also included are Liechtenstein and Monaco, which are considered part of Austria and France respectively (for the purpose of rail passes).<br /><br />Rail passes cover ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ (between different cities) within the country or countries included on the pass.<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 much of Western Europe, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is likely that reservations will be required for many of your trips there. In Germany and Central European countries, reservations would be recommended on most major routes.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />Generally, rail passes do not cover metro systems in European cities (rail passes are not valid on the Paris Métro, for instance).<br /><br /><b><u>Lisbon to Barcelona</u></b><br /><br />The only train from Lisbon to Spain is an overnight train called the 'Lusitania', which only runs between Lisbon and Madrid. To get from Lisbon to Barcelona, you would have to take the Lusitania night train from Lisbon to Madrid, where you would connect to a high-speed 'AVE' train to Barcelona. This would take at least about 13 hours.<br /><br />The night train from Lisbon to Madrid and the trains from Madrid to Barcelona would both require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. To purchase the passholder reservations for this trip, you would just break up your search once in Madrid. Therefore, you would do one search to access the night train from Lisbon to Madrid and then another search for connecting trains from Madrid to Barcelona the following morning.<br /><br />When you pull up the results of these searches, you will see that the night train from Lisbon only arrives into the Madrid Chamartin station, while the trains to Barcelona only depart from the Madrid Atocha station.T o commute from Chamartin to Atocha, you would take the 'Renfe Cercanias', which is just like a local commuter train. The ride between Chamartin and Atocha only takes about 10 to 13 minutes, but you would still want to allow yourself at least 1 full hour between your arrival from Lisbon and your departure to Barcelona. You would pay to take the Cercanias locally when you’re there.<br /><br />The night train from Lisbon to Madrid carries single compartments, double compartments, 4-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 doesn't shown after you do a search, 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, the night train from Lisbon to Madrid can only be reserved once within 60 days of an intended departure date, while trains from Madrid to Barcelona can be reserved within 90 days of an intended departure..
  • April 20, 2018 15:49
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Will a France Rail Pass Cover London to Paris and Paris to Zurich? by Jeff to <b><u>IMPORTANT UPDATE</u></b><br /><br />As of April 2018:<br /><br />‘Passholder 2’ and ‘Passholder 3’ rates on TGV Lyria trains (Paris-Zurich) are no longer valid. TGV Lyria now requires that Eurail Passes include all countries being traveled through to be valid..
  • April 20, 2018 15:46
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Which pass suits me? Paris-Montreux-Zermatt-Interlaken-Zurich-Salzburg-Vienna-Venice-Rome-Florence-Milan (France to Switzerland to Austria to Italy to France) by Jeff to <b><u>Update:</u></b><br /><br />Starting in 2017, a Eurail Select Pass that includes Switzerland will begin covering ticket costs for the stretch of railway on the Glacier Express line between Disentis, Visp and Zermatt. Therefore, the 'Glacier Express Eurail Passholder Fare' ticket would no longer be necessary to cover this segment..
  • April 20, 2018 15:46
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Which pass suits me? Paris-Montreux-Zermatt-Interlaken-Zurich-Salzburg-Vienna-Venice-Rome-Florence-Milan (France to Switzerland to Austria to Italy to France) by Jeff to <b><u>Update:</u></b><br /><br />With regard to the excursion up to Jungfraujoch, reservations are now possible for the Jungfrau Railway segment between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch. In fact, as a supplement to the ‘Jungfraujoch Top of Europe’, reservations are now highly recommended on the Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch segment for travel between the months of May and October. The Kleine-Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch reservations can be purchased locally at the preceding stations in Interlaken, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen; as well as the nearby station of Mürren.<br /><br />Reservations are still not accepted for the segments between Interlaken and Kleine Scheidegg, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the route via Lauterbrunnen. Therefore, the ‘Jungfraujoch Top of Europe’ would be all you’d need to board for these segments..
  • April 20, 2018 15:45
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Please help 2 older ladies, Florence to Zurich or Bern, then Paris by Jeff to <b><u>Update:</u></b><br /><br />As of 2017, there is a dual country option for Italy and Switzerland. Italy and Switzerland can now be included together on the 2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass.<br /><br />To purchase 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>.
  • April 20, 2018 15:43
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Which trains will be covered as part of EuRail pass for 3 countries - Italy,Swiss,France? by Jeff to <b><u>Update:</u></b><br /><br />As of April 2018:<br /><br />‘Passholder 2’ and ‘Passholder 3’ rates on TGV Lyria trains (i.e. Geneva-Paris) are no longer valid. For a TGV Lyria to be covered, Eurail Passes must now include both countries being traveled through..
  • April 20, 2018 15:43
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Which trains will be covered as part of EuRail pass for 3 countries - Italy,Swiss,France? by Jeff to <b><u>Update:</u></b><br /><br />Starting in 2017, a Eurail Select Pass that includes Switzerland will begin covering ticket costs for the stretch of railway on the Glacier Express line between Visp and Zermatt. Therefore, the 'Glacier Express Eurail Passholder Fare' ticket would no longer be necessary to cover this segment.<br /><br />Additionally, with regard to the excursion up to Jungfraujoch, reservations are now possible for the Jungfrau Railway segment between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch. In fact, as a supplement to the ‘Jungfraujoch Top of Europe’, reservations are now highly recommended on the Kleine Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch segment for travel between the months of May and October. The Kleine-Scheidegg-Jungfraujoch reservations can be purchased locally at the preceding stations in Interlaken, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen; as well as the nearby station of Mürren.<br /><br />Reservations are still not accepted for the segments between Interlaken and Kleine Scheidegg, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the route via Lauterbrunnen. Therefore, the ‘Jungfraujoch Top of Europe’ would be all you’d need to board for these segments..
  • April 20, 2018 15:40
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail global pass - will it cover Paris to Zermatt? Or do we do Swiss Pass by Jeff to <b><u>Update:</u></b><br /><br />As of April 2018:<br /><br />‘Passholder 2’ and ‘Passholder 3’ rates on TGV Lyria trains (i.e. Geneva-Paris) are no longer valid. For a TGV Lyria to be covered, Eurail Passes must now include both countries being traveled through..
  • April 20, 2018 15:40
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Eurail global pass - will it cover Paris to Zermatt? Or do we do Swiss Pass by Jeff to <b><u>Update:</u></b><br /><br />Starting in 2017, a Eurail Global Pass will begin covering ticket costs for the stretch of railway between Disentis/Visp and Zermatt. Therefore, the 'Glacier Express Eurail Passholder Fare' ticket would no longer be necessary..
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