Does the Venice to Prague overnight connection count as 1 day or 2 days on my railpass?

Hi, i understand that if you take an overnight train after 7pm local time, it counts as 1 rail day. Does this apply for the Venice to Prague overnight train, which stops at Vienna? The train leaves Vienna at 9:09pm, stops at Vienna at 7:55am, and then arrives at Prague at 1:08pm. Does it still count as 1 rail day, even though the train arrives in the afternoon?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) January 25, 2016 17:26
    Hi,

    The trip you describe would actually only use up on 1 day of travel on a 'flexi' rail pass.

    For a night train that departs after 7:00 PM and arrives after 4:00 AM, you would enter the date of arrival in the travel calendar on your pass. Since that would be the same date as your connecting train from Vienna to Prague, you would only end up using 1 day of travel.

    All night trains require reservations, so you would have to book reservations for the night train from Venice to Vienna in addition to your pass.

    On the trains from Vienna to Prague, reservations are highly recommended.

    For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass you'll be traveling with (i.e. a 'Eurail Global Pass'). To book reservations for both segments of an overnight trip from Venice to Prague, you would piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search to access the night train from Venice to Vienna and another search for connecting trains from Vienna to Prague.

    The night train from Venice to Vienna is the 'Venezia-Vienna Express'. The trains from Vienna to Prague are 'Railjet' trains.

    Generally, the night train from Venice to Vienna and trains from Vienna to Prague can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.
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