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  • April 03, 2019 16:57
    Jeff
    Changed description of Hi there - <br /><br /> My husband and I are headed to Europe for our three week honeymoon (!!). We're looking at getting the 15 day non-consecutive Eurail Global pass - 1st class, but I'm very confused as to what this pass actually provides and if there are any hidden costs (like seat reservations, or regional train fees?). <br /><br /> Can someone please advise if the below point-to-point locations are offered as part of the Eurail Global Pass, and/or if I need to pay extra to get to any of these locations? <br /><br /> - Turin, Italy to Vernazza, Italy (Or do we need to go to La Spezia and then PAY EXTRA to take a regional train to Vernazza?) <br /> - Vernazza, Italy to Bologna, Italy <br /> - Bologna, Italy to Lake Como, Italy <br /> - Lake Como, Italy to Interlaken, Switzerland <br /> - Interlaken, Switzerland to Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland <br /> - Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland to Interlaken, Switzerland <br /> - Interlaken, Switzerland to Paris, France <br /><br /> Additionally, we're looking at paying extra for the 1st class Eurail Global pass (it is our honeymoon, after all!) but when I do a quick search for one of our destinations it seems like 1st class is no longer available. WHAT GIVES?! <br /><br /> Any help, virtual hugs, advice is totally appreciated. <br /><br /> Thank you!! <br /><br /> Lost in research, <br /> Jerrica by Jerrica Schwartz to Hi there - My husband and I are headed to Europe for our three week honeymoon (!!). We're looking at getting the 15 day non-consecutive Eurail Global pass - 1st class, but I'm very confused as to what this pass actually provides and if there are any hidden costs (like seat reservations, or regional train fees?). Can someone please advise if the below point-to-point locations are offered as part of the Eurail Global Pass, and/or if I need to pay extra to get to any of these locations? - Turin, Italy to Vernazza, Italy (Or do we need to go to La Spezia and then PAY EXTRA to take a regional train to Vernazza?) - Vernazza, Italy to Bologna, Italy - Bologna, Italy to Lake Como, Italy - Lake Como, Italy to Interlaken, Switzerland - Interlaken, Switzerland to Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland - Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland to Interlaken, Switzerland - Interlaken, Switzerland to Paris, France Additionally, we're looking at paying extra for the 1st class Eurail Global pass (it is our honeymoon, after all!) but when I do a quick search for one of our destinations it seems like 1st class is no longer available. WHAT GIVES?! Any help, virtual hugs, advice is totally appreciated. Thank you!!Lost in research, Jerrica.
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  • April 03, 2019 16:41
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Honeymoon Help!! Turin-Vernazza, Vernazza-Bologna, Bologna-Lake Como, Lake Como-Interlaken, Interlaken-Lauterbrunnen, Interlaken-Paris by Jeff to Hi Jerrica,<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a><br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass can still work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. On such trains, you would just hop on and show your pass. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for many unreserved trains. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />I'll go through your itinerary trip-by-trip, so you'll know what to do and what to expect. Your itinerary is a long one, so go trip-by-trip when you're reading through it.<br /><br /><b><u>Turin to Vernazza (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Trains between La Spezia and Vernazza are regional trains, which do not accept reservations. Therefore, no additional costs would apply, as the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />As for a connection from Turin to Vernazza, it involves changing trains once in Genoa along the way.<br /><br />If you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">InterCity</a>) or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow">Frecciabianca</a> train for the segment from Turin to Genoa, then reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. However, most trains from Turin to Genoa are regional trains. The regional trains do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Direct trains from Genoa to Vernazza are all regional trains, so reservations are not accepted, and the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />If you do not want to pay for reservations to make this trip, then you would just have to make sure you take regional trains.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the regional trains. When you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains in Italy, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. You would piece together the connection by doing one search for the segment from Turin to Genoa and then another search for connecting trains from Genoa to Vernazza. When you pull up the results of your search, you would look for the regional trains, which are labeled as either 'Regionale' or 'Regionale Veloce'.<br /><br />If you want to take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow">Frecciabianca</a> train for the segment from Turin to Genoa, you would purchase reservations by searching just this segment of the route on our homepage, checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Time Spent in Vernazza, Cinque Terre (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Once you're in the Vernazza, you can use your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> to travel between the villages of the Cinque Terre. Keep in mind, however, this does involve the use of a 'travel day' on your pass, if your pass is 'non-consecutive' (flexi). If you do not wish to squander a 'travel day' on your pass for these short trips, you can instead just purchase these particular tickets locally. These are short trips/distances, so the tickets would not cost too much at all. Regional trains between the villages of the Cinque Terre operate regularly throughout the day.<br /><br /><b><u>Vernazza to Bologna (Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />The most feasible connections from Vernazza to Bologna involve 2 train changes along the way; once in La Spezia and then once in Parma.<br /><br />Trains from Vernazza to La Spezia and La Spezia to Parma are regional trains, so reservations are not accepted, and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For the segment from Parma to Bologna, there are regional trains, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">InterCity</a>) trains, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a> trains. If you take a regional train, reservations are not accepted, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. However, if you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow">Frecciabianca</a> train, then reservations would be required as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can again refer to the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for these trains. To access the schedules for the non-reservable regional trains, you would have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. Also, to access the schedules for a trip from Vernazza to Bologna, you would have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Vernazza to La Spezia, another search for connecting trains from La Spezia to Parma, and then another search for connecting trains from Parma to Bologna.<br /><br />If you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow">Frecciabianca</a> train for the Parma-Bologna segment, you would purchase reservations by indicating that you have a 'Eurail Global Pass' when do this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Bologna to Como (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Bologna to Como involve changing trains once in Milan along the way.<br /><br />Trains from Bologna to Milan are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">InterCity</a>) trains, all of which require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. You would purchase the reservations from Bologna to Milan by indicating that you have a 'Eurail Global Pass' when you search this segment of the route on our homepage.<br /><br />Trains from Milan to Como are regional trains, so reservations will not be accepted, and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for these non-reservable trains. Just remember to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked when you do this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Como to Interlaken (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />For a trip from Como to Interlaken, I would traveling by way of Lucerne. That way, you can take a segment of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic route when you go from Lucerne to Interlaken.<br /><br />To do this, you would take the direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) train from Como to Lucerne, where you would connect to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> train to Interlaken.<br /><br />The direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> train from Como to Lucerne does require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> segment from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary at all. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For travel with the rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/como-lucerne" rel="nofollow">Como to Lucerne</a> by searching this segment of the route on our homepage, checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’). You can then do the same just to view schedules for the connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>; just remember that you do not need to actually purchase reservations for this segment.<br /><br />All of the trains from Lucerne to Interlaken have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen (Eurail Global Pass not valid)</u></b><br /><br />Eurail Passes do not cover trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Lauterbrunnen. Therefore, you would need to purchase regular tickets to be covered for this short trip. Rest assured, these tickets aren't going to cost much, since the ride only takes about 20 minutes.<br /><br />To purchase tickets from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen (and return), you would use the route search feature on our homepage and leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />Trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Lauterbrunnen run along the Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Paris (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Paris involve changing trains once in Basel along the way. From Basel to Paris, you would be on the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> train.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Basel, reservations are not necessary at all, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, would purchase reservations on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> from Basel to Paris at something called the 'Pass 2' rate.<br /><br />For travel with the rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-paris" rel="nofollow">Basel to Paris</a> by searching this segment of the route on our homepage, checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the unreserved segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-basel" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Basel</a>..
  • April 03, 2019 16:26
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Honeymoon Help!! Turin-Vernazza, Vernazza-Bologna, Bologna-Lake Como, Lake Como-Interlaken, Interlaken-Lauterbrunnen, Interlaken-Paris by Jeff to Hi Jerrica,<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a><br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass can still work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, so the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board. On such trains, you would just hop on and show your pass. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for many unreserved trains. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />I'll go through your itinerary trip-by-trip, so you'll know what to do and what to expect. Your itinerary is a long one, so go trip-by-trip when you're reading through it.<br /><br /><b><u>Turin to Vernazza (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Trains between La Spezia and Vernazza are regional trains, which do not accept reservations. Therefore, no additional costs would apply, as the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />As for a connection from Turin to Vernazza, it involves changing trains once in Genoa along the way.<br /><br />If you take an IC (InterCity) or Frecciabianca train for the segment from Turin to Genoa, then reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. However, most trains from Turin to Genoa are regional trains. The regional trains do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Direct trains from Genoa to Vernazza are all regional trains, so reservations are not accepted, and the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />If you do not want to pay for reservations to make this trip, then you would just have to make sure you take regional trains.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the regional trains. When you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains in Italy, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. You would piece together the connection by doing one search for the segment from Turin to Genoa and then another search for connecting trains from Genoa to Vernazza. When you pull up the results of your search, you would look for the regional trains, which are labeled as either 'Regionale' or 'Regionale Veloce'.<br /><br />If you want to take an IC or Frecciabianca train for the segment from Turin to Genoa, you would purchase reservations by searching just this segment of the route on our homepage, checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Time Spent in Vernazza, Cinque Terre (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Once you're in the Vernazza, you can use your Eurail Global Pass to travel between the villages of the Cinque Terre. Keep in mind, however, this does involve the use of a 'travel day' on your pass, if your pass is 'non-consecutive' (flexi). If you do not wish to squander a 'travel day' on your pass for these short trips, you can instead just purchase these particular tickets locally. These are short trips/distances, so the tickets would not cost too much at all. Regional trains between the villages of the Cinque Terre operate regularly throughout the day.<br /><br /><b><u>Vernazza to Bologna (Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />The most feasible connections from Vernazza to Bologna involve 2 train changes along the way; once in La Spezia and then once in Parma.<br /><br />Trains from Vernazza to La Spezia and La Spezia to Parma are regional trains, so reservations are not accepted, and the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For the segment from Parma to Bologna, there are regional trains, IC (InterCity) trains, and Frecciabianca trains. If you take a regional train, reservations are not accepted, so the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board. However, if you take an IC or Frecciabianca train, then reservations would be required as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can again refer to the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for these trains. To access the schedules for the non-reservable regional trains, you would have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. Also, to access the schedules for a trip from Vernazza to Bologna, you would have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Vernazza to La Spezia, another search for connecting trains from La Spezia to Parma, and then another search for connecting trains from Parma to Bologna.<br /><br />If you take an IC or Frecciabianca train for the Parma-Bologna segment, you would purchase reservations by indicating that you have a 'Eurail Global Pass' when do this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Bologna to Como (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Bologna to Como involve changing trains once in Milan along the way.<br /><br />Trains from Bologna to Milan are Frecciarossa, Frecciabianca, and IC (InterCity) trains, all of which require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. You would purchase the reservations from Bologna to Milan by indicating that you have a 'Eurail Global Pass' when you search this segment of the route on our homepage.<br /><br />Trains from Milan to Como are regional trains, so reservations will not be accepted, and the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for these non-reservable trains. Just remember to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked when you do this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Como to Interlaken (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />For a trip from Como to Interlaken, I would traveling by way of Lucerne. That way, you can take a segment of the famed GoldenPass scenic route when you go from Lucerne to Interlaken.<br /><br />To do this, you would take the direct EC (EuroCity) train from Como to Lucerne, where you would connect to the GoldenPass train to Interlaken.<br /><br />The direct EC train from Como to Lucerne does require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />On the GoldenPass segment from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary at all. Therefore, the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For travel with the rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the train from Como to Lucerne by searching this segment of the route on our homepage, checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’). You can then do the same just to view schedules for the connecting trains from Lucerne to Interlaken; just remember that you do not need to actually purchase reservations for this segment.<br /><br />All of the trains from Lucerne to Interlaken have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen (Eurail Global Pass not valid)</u></b><br /><br />Eurail Passes do not cover trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Lauterbrunnen. Therefore, you would need to purchase regular tickets to be covered for this short trip. Rest assured, these tickets aren't going to cost much, since the ride only takes about 20 minutes.<br /><br />To purchase tickets from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen (and return), you would use the route search feature on our homepage and leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />Trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Lauterbrunnen run along the Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Paris (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Paris involve changing trains once in Basel along the way. From Basel to Paris, you would be on the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> train.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Basel, reservations are not necessary at all, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, would purchase reservations on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> from Basel to Paris at something called the 'Pass 2' rate.<br /><br />For travel with the rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Basel to Paris by searching this segment of the route on our homepage, checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the unreserved segment from Interlaken to Basel..
  • April 02, 2019 14:26
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does a Eurail Global Pass cover cost of train from Paris to London? by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a> for multiple days and you'll be using public transit to get around, you'd want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow">London Travel Card</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331">Visitor Oyster Card</a>', both of which would cover public transit networks in the city, including the Tube, London Overground, and city buses.<br /><br />To purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://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">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327</a><br /><br />To purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://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="https://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>.
  • April 02, 2019 14:25
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does a Eurail Global Pass cover cost of train from Paris to London? by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> for multiple days and plan on using the Métro and RER to get around the city, you may also want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite Pass</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=">Paris Pass</a>' covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central Paris. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId</a>=<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite Pass</a>' just covers local transportation in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339</a><br /><br />There is also the 'Paris Museum Pass', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to 50 museums and historic sites around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>. You would purchase the 'Paris Museum Pass' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=30310P1&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=8" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=30310P1&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=8</a><br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479</a>.
  • April 02, 2019 14:22
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Does a Eurail Global Pass cover cost of train from Paris to London? by Jeff to Hi Tim,<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> covers the ticket costs for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a>. This train would just require reservations as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-londres" rel="nofollow">Paris to London</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass’).<br /><br />The train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a> is the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a>. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow">Eurostar</a> is unique in that it can generally be booked 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure date..
  • April 01, 2019 14:33
    Jeff
    Changed title of Where does the Europe global pass cover within switzerland? HELP by Sam Walker to Where does the Europe Global Pass cover within Switzerland? HELP.
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  • April 01, 2019 14:33
    Jeff
    Changed description of I am traveling from Zurich to bern, then from Bern to grindelwald, then from grindelwald to lauterbrunnen, then from lauterbrunnen to zermatt. Would all of these places be included in the eurail pass? My research shows that I may have to return to interlaken a few times to get to some of these places. If anyone could detail exactly what I should book/purchase to make this happen. All travel is within 7 days. Thank you so much. by Sam Walker to I am traveling from Zurich to bern, then from Bern to grindelwald, then from grindelwald to lauterbrunnen, then from lauterbrunnen to zermatt. Would all of these places be included in the eurail pass? My research shows that I may have to return to interlaken a few times to get to some of these places. If anyone could detail exactly what I should book/purchase to make this happen. All travel is within 7 days. Thank you so much..
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  • April 01, 2019 14:24
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Where does the Europe Global Pass cover within Switzerland? HELP by Jeff to Hi Sam,<br /><br />Are you planning on traveling to countries other than just Switzerland? Or, will you only be traveling in Switzerland?<br /><br />If you're only going to be traveling in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/switzerland" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>, then you would just purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> and not the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/swiss-pass-5934">Swiss Travel Pass</a> would cover all the trains you mentioned.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> would cover all the trains you mentioned, except for trains on the Bernese Oberland Railway. The Bernese Oberland Railway is the rail line between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>, Grindelwald, and Lauterbrunnen..
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  • March 28, 2019 16:46
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of German Rail Pass and seat reservations / Berlin to Nuremberg, Nuremberg to Rothenburg, Rothenburg to Augsburg, and Augsburg to Munich by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/berlin" rel="nofollow">Berlin</a>, you can shop various city passes, activities and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-488" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-488">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=undefined&amp;cities=cities-488</a><br /><br />For time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/nuremberg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/nuremberg">Nuremberg</a>, you can shop city passes, activities and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=52&amp;cities=cities-5628" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=52&amp;cities=cities-5628">https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=52&amp;cities=cities-5628</a><br /><br />For <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a>, you would shop city passes, activities and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=52&amp;cities=cities-487" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=52&amp;cities=cities-487</a>.
  • March 28, 2019 16:40
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of When is a Pass not a Pass? by Jeff to Hi Dennis,<br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass can still work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe. It depends on the itinerary.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a>, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is often the case that reservations are required when traveling there. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/rome">Rome</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> high-speed trains, which do require reservations.<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, trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/italy" rel="nofollow">Italy</a> can be reserved within 120 days of an intended departure date..
  • March 28, 2019 14:52
    Jeff
    Changed title of German Rail Pass and seat reservations by Elena Rodstein to German Rail Pass and seat reservations / Berlin to Nuremberg, Nuremberg to Rothenburg, Rothenburg to Augsburg, and Augsburg to Munich.
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  • March 28, 2019 14:52
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of German Rail Pass and seat reservations / Berlin to Nuremberg, Nuremberg to Rothenburg, Rothenburg to Augsburg, and Augsburg to Munich by Jeff to Hi Elena,<br /><br />Rail passes cover ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass can still work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe. It just depends on the itinerary.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. On the high-speed trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/germany" rel="nofollow">Germany</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> trains), reservations are not required, but they are recommended.<br /><br />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">German Rail Pass</a> is all you would need to board. On such trains, you would just hop on and show your pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Berlin to Nuremberg with a German Rail Pass</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/berlin" rel="nofollow">Berlin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/nuremberg" rel="nofollow">Nuremberg</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> trains. Therefore, reservations would be recommended.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/berlin-nuremberg" rel="nofollow">Berlin to Nuremberg</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 ‘German Rail Pass’).<br /><br /><b><u>Nuremberg to Rothenburg ob der Tauber with a German Rail Pass</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/nuremberg" rel="nofollow">Nuremberg</a> to Rothenburg ob der Tauber take about 1hr10min or 1hr14min and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Ansbach and then once in Steinach.<br /><br />The trains comprising of this route are IC or regional trains that do not accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">German Rail Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for the connection from Nuremberg to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. When you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. When searching schedules to Rothenburg ob der Tauber, you would type 'Rothenburg O D Taube' in the field for the arrival city. To view these schedules, you would one search for the full connection from Nuremberg to 'Rothenburg O D Taube'.<br /><br />It is also the case that only two options are able to be shown for each search you do, and the 'Later Trains' button does not work.<br /><br />To view more departures, you would instead need to adjust to the specific hour of the day for which you want to view schedules when you enter the criteria of your search. For example, if you want to view options that depart after 12pm, then you would have to click '12pm'.<br /><br /><b><u>Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Augsburg with a German Rail Pass</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/augsburg" rel="nofollow">Augsburg</a> take about 2.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Steinach and then once in Treuchtlingen.<br /><br />These are all regional trains that do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">German Rail Pass</a> is once again all you would need to board.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can again use the route search feature under 'Book Train Tickets' on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for the connection from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Augsburg. Since you're just trying to access schedules and not book reservations, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. When searching schedules out of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, you would type 'Rothenburg O D Taube' in the field for the departure city. To view these schedules, you would one search for the full connection from 'Rothenburg O D Taube' to Augsburg.<br /><br /><b><u>Augsburg to Munich with a German Rail Pass</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/augsburg" rel="nofollow">Augsburg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a>, there are mostly regional trains and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> trains. The regional trains take 41-49 minutes, while the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> trains take 30-32 minutes. Reservations are not necessary on either of these train types for this particular trip. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/german-rail-pass-5913">German Rail Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />You can again use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for the trains from Augsburg to Munich. Since you're just trying to access schedules and not book reservations, you would leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked..
  • March 26, 2019 17:01
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of What should I purchase for Munich to Zurich, Zurich to Venice, and Venice back to Munich? by Jeff to Hi Jayme,<br /><br />For the requested itinerary, I would recommend purchasing the 4 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> to include Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />The routes from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/munich">Munich</a> do go through Austria along the way, which is why Austria would need to be included on the pass.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>, you would take a bus (InterCity Bus) or a direct train (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a> train).<br /><br />The bus ride from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> only takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes, while the train takes just under 4.5 hours in duration. As a supplement to a rail pass, the buses from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> require reservations, while reservations are only recommended on the trains.<br /><br />Reservations for both the bus and the train are currently not able to be purchased through our website. Therefore, to purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, 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 /><b><u>Zurich to Venice</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> take 6.5 or 7 hours and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EuroCity</a>) trains on which reservations would also be required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass'). For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a>, you would just need to break up your search once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich to Milan</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Venice</a>.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Munich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a>, there is a direct day train and also an overnight train. On both of these trains, reservations would be required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />The day train is a 'Brennero' <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EuroCity</a>) train.<br /><br />The night train is an ÖBB Nighjet train.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Four Country Select Pass').<br /><br />You would see the accommodations/compartment types being offered on the night train by clicking the 'View' button under the corresponding cost(s) that display.<br /><br />Currently, it may be the case that only the single and double sleeping compartments on the night train are able to be reserved through our website. This train also carries triple compartments, 6 passenger couchettes, and 2nd class seats.<br /><br />If you'd like to reserve one of these other compartment types, 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. If you'd like to travel during the day but the schedule for the day train doesn't work for you, other daytime connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> take 7 or 8 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Verona</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/verona">Verona</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Verona</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/munich">Munich</a> are 'Brennero' <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EuroCity</a>) trains on which reservations are also required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For the options involving changing trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/verona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Verona</a>, you would just need to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-verona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/venice-verona">Venice to Verona</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/verona-munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/verona-munich">Verona to Munich</a>.<br /><br />Generally, these trains all can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure..
  • March 26, 2019 17:00
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Regarding Reservation from Venice to Zurich? On August 4th I am Traveling from Venice to Zurich . Do i need to do the reservation or direct by Jeff to Hi Srikanth,<br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/indexhtml">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> takes about 6.5 to 7 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/indexhtml">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/venice-to-milanhtml">Venice to Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/milan-to-zurichhtml">Milan to Zurich</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) trains on which reservations would also be required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />It is highly recommended that reservations be purchased in advance, before even departing for Europe.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling. For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a>, you would just need to break up your search once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/indexhtml">Milan</a>. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/venice-to-milanhtml">Venice to Milan</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Zurich</a>.<br /><br />Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure..
  • March 26, 2019 16:59
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Can you use the eurorail pass to travel from Bern to Lugano and then to Milan the same day? by Jeff to Hi Josie,<br /><br />It is definitely possible to travel from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow">Lugano</a> and then <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow">Lugano</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> within a day.<br /><br /><b><u>Bern to Lugano</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow">Lugano</a> takes just under 3.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/indexhtml">Lucerne</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/indexhtml">Zurich</a> along the way (although switching trains at the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/train-station/luzern-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/train-station/luzern-train-station.html">station in Lucerne</a> would be easier than switching trains at the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/train-station/zurich-hauptbahnhof-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/train-station/zurich-hauptbahnhof-stationhtml">station in Zurich</a>).<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/bern-to-lucernehtml">Bern to Lucerne</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-lugano.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-lugano.html">Lucerne to Lugano</a> both do not accept reservations, so a rail pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can view schedules for all options by searching the full route from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-lugano.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/bern-to-luganohtml">Bern to Lugano</a> on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Lugano to Milan</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow">Lugano</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>, you would take a direct train, and the ride would take about 1.5 hours. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lugano" rel="nofollow">Lugano</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EuroCity</a>) trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lugano-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lugano-to-milan.html">Lugano to Milan</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling..
  • March 26, 2019 16:59
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Can you use the eurorail pass to travel from Bern to Lugano and then to Milan the same day? by Jeff to Hi Josie,<br /><br />It is definitely possible to travel from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a> to Lugano and then Lugano to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> within a day.<br /><br /><b><u>Bern to Lugano</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a> to Lugano takes just under 3.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/indexhtml">Lucerne</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/indexhtml">Zurich</a> along the way (although switching trains at the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/train-station/luzern-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">station in Lucerne</a> would be easier than switching trains at the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/train-station/zurich-hauptbahnhof-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/train-station/zurich-hauptbahnhof-stationhtml">station in Zurich</a>).<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/bern-to-lucernehtml">Bern to Lucerne</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-lugano.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne to Lugano</a> both do not accept reservations, so a rail pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can view schedules for all options by searching the full route from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-lugano.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/bern-to-luganohtml">Bern to Lugano</a> on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Lugano to Milan</u></b><br /><br />From Lugano to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>, you would take a direct train, and the ride would take about 1.5 hours. Trains from Lugano to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lugano-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lugano to Milan</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling..
  • March 26, 2019 16:58
    Jeff
    Changed reply in topic of Torino to Zurich with Swiss Pass? by Jeff to For a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow">Turin</a>, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/turin/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/turin/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/turin/</a>.<br /><br />For a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, you can view various city passes and tours here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/zurich/</a>..
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