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  • October 17, 2014 16:19
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Kate, The vast majority of trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html">Switzerland</a> do not even accept reservations. Even if reservations happen to be accepted on a particular train in Switzerland, they are not at all necessary. Trains from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html">Zurich to Lucerne</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/montreux-to-geneva.html">Montreux to Geneva</a> don't accept reservations, so a rail pass that includes Switzerland would be all you'd need to board. With that being the case, the schedules for these routes may not appear on our site if you indicate that you'll be traveling with a rail pass. For such trains, you can just check schedules by clicking on 'Find Fares &amp; Schedules' on <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our homepage</a> and not indicating that you'll be traveling with a rail pass. Trains from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html">Lucerne to Interlaken</a> and <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-montreux.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-montreux.html">Interlaken to Montreux</a> are on the '<a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">Golden Pass</a>' scenic route, which is a route on which reservations would be recommended. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for this route by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our homepage</a>. You would do one search for trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html">Lucerne to Interlaken</a> and another search for the part of the connection from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-montreux.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-montreux.html">Interlaken to Montreux</a>. There is a train change in Zweisimmen en route between <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-montreux.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-montreux.html">Interlaken and Montreux</a>, but you would still just enter '<a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a>' as your departure city and '<a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/montreux/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/montreux/index.html">Montreux</a>' as your arrival city when you do your search for this segment. The train change in Zweisimmen would not be reflected in the schedule that displays on our site when you go to book these reservations, but the reservations we issue would still be valid to cover the entire segment between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-montreux.html">Interlaken and Montreux</a>..
  • October 17, 2014 16:11
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Jo, You're very welcome. It's no trouble at all. As someone who deals with European trains on a daily basis, believe me, I've had the very same thought about 'rail-specific' maps. With that said, I was very impressed with the latest version of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/">interactive rail map</a> on our website when it was first introduced. It is impossible to have all towns listed, so it sometimes takes having another map handy to use as a reference and compare. Considering the extensive reach of the rail network in Europe, you can usually expect that there will be trains that will get you to a particular destination (or at least close to that destination). You would also want to check by doing a schedule search under 'Find Fares &amp; Schedules' on the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html">homepage of our website</a>. For some more obscure destinations, it sometimes takes calling us to find out what the travel would entail, if you are unable to determine anything from the map and schedule search features on our site. The European Rail Timetable I mentioned above does also include updated maps of the rail lines for each country, which can be handy to use a resource to see where the rail lines run. I do see the interactive map on our site does still show that direct scenic route between Madrid and Burgos, which has been closed down. We apologize and will see about updating that information as soon as we can. Other than that, I can attest that this map is an excellent resource depicting the rail lines in Europe..
  • October 17, 2014 16:09
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to A rail pass would also cover trains that comprise of a connection from Stralsund to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a>. A connection from Stralsund to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> takes just over 9 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Berlin along the way. Once again, schedules for these trains do appear on our site, you would just have to break up the route in Berlin when doing your search. In addition to your <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomrail-tickets-passeseurail-germany-switzerland-passindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-germany-switzerland-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass</a>, reservations would be recommended on trains from <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecompopular-routesstralsund-to-berlinhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/stralsund-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stralsund to Berlin</a> and on the connecting trains from <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecompopular-routesberlin-to-munichhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/berlin-to-munich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berlin to Munich</a>. The trains from Berlin to Munich would be '<a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html">InterCity Express</a>' trains. To book your reservations, you would click on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on our homepage, <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecom" href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>. For this trip, you would do one search for trains from <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecompopular-routesstralsund-to-berlinhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/stralsund-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stralsund to Berlin</a> and another search for connecting trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/berlin-to-munich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berlin to Munich</a>. Please note that reservable trains in this part of Europe can only be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure..
  • October 17, 2014 16:08
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Marcia, A rail pass does cover trains that would comprise of a connection from the Zurich Airport to <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomeurope-travel-guidegermanyfrankfurtindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frankfurt</a>. A connection from Zurich Airport to Frankfurt takes about 4 to 5 hours in duration and involves changing trains at least once along the way in either the city of Zurich, Olten, or Basel. Our site does display schedules for the trains on these routes, you would just have to piece together the connection. Trains from the <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecompopular-routeszurich-airport-to-zurichhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich Airport to the city of Zurich</a>, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-olten.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich Airport to Olten</a>, or <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecompopular-routeszurich-airport-to-baselhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-basel.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich Airport to Basel</a> all don't accept reservations, so the <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomrail-tickets-passeseurail-germany-switzerland-passindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-germany-switzerland-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass</a> is all you would need to board. In contrast, reservations would be highly recommended on the connecting trains that would take you up to <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomeurope-travel-guidegermanyfrankfurtindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frankfurt</a> from any of these stations, as these would all be <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html">high-speed 'InterCity Express'</a> trains. You would purchase reservations and check schedules (either from <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecompopular-routeszurich-to-frankfurthtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-frankfurt.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich to Frankfurt</a>, <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecompopular-routesolten-to-frankfurthtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/olten-to-frankfurt.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olten to Frankfurt</a>, or <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecompopular-routesbasel-to-frankfurthtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-frankfurt.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel to Frankfurt</a>) by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on the homepage of our website, <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecom" href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>. For planning purposes, you can just check schedules for the first part of the connection (from the <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecompopular-routeszurich-airport-to-zurichhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich Airport to Zurich</a>, <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecompopular-routeszurich-airport-to-oltenhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-olten.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich Airport to Olten</a>, or <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecompopular-routeszurich-airport-to-baselhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-basel.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich Airport to Basel</a>) by clicking on 'Find Fares &amp; Schedules' on <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a> instead of 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations', since you would not actually be booking reservations for this segment. When doing your search for trains departing out of the station at the airport, you would just type 'Zurich Airport' in the field for the departure city. When you pull up the results of your search, the station at the airport would be displayed as 'Zuerich Flughafen'. For the city of Zurich, you would simply type 'Zurich'. The city of Zurich would be displayed as 'Zuerich HB', which just refers to the main station in the city.<br>.
  • October 17, 2014 16:06
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Marcia, A rail pass does cover trains that would comprise of a connection from the Zurich Airport to <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomeurope-travel-guidegermanyfrankfurtindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frankfurt</a>. A connection from Zurich Airport to Frankfurt takes about 4 to 5 hours in duration and involves changing trains at least once along the way in either the city of Zurich, Olten, or Basel. Our site does display schedules for the trains on these routes, you would just have to piece together the connection. Trains from the <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecompopular-routeszurich-airport-to-zurichhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich Airport to the city of Zurich</a>, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-olten.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich Airport to Olten</a>, or <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecompopular-routeszurich-airport-to-baselhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-basel.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich Airport to Basel</a> all don't accept reservations, so the <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomrail-tickets-passeseurail-germany-switzerland-passindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-germany-switzerland-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass</a> is all you would need to board. In contrast, reservations would be highly recommended on the connecting trains that would take you up to <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frankfurt</a> from any of these stations. You would purchase reservations and check schedules (either from <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecompopular-routeszurich-to-frankfurthtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-frankfurt.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich to Frankfurt</a>, <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecompopular-routesolten-to-frankfurthtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/olten-to-frankfurt.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olten to Frankfurt</a>, or <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecompopular-routesbasel-to-frankfurthtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-frankfurt.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel to Frankfurt</a>) by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on the homepage of our website, <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecom" href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>. For planning purposes, you can just check schedules for the first part of the connection (from the <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecompopular-routeszurich-airport-to-zurichhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich Airport to Zurich</a>, <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-olten.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-olten.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich Airport to Olten</a>, or <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-basel.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-basel.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich Airport to Basel</a>) by clicking on 'Find Fares &amp; Schedules' on <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a> instead of 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations', since you would not actually be booking reservations for this segment. When doing your search for trains departing out of the station at the airport, you would just type 'Zurich Airport' in the field for the departure city. When you pull up the results of your search, the station at the airport would be displayed as 'Zuerich Flughafen'. For the city of Zurich, you would simply type 'Zurich'. The city of Zurich would be displayed as 'Zuerich HB', which just refers to the main station in the city.<br><br>You would be taking the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html">high-speed 'InterCity Express'</a> train for the final segment of the connection from Zurich, Olten, or Basel to Frankfurt.<br>.
  • October 17, 2014 16:03
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to A rail pass would also cover trains that comprise of a connection from Stralsund to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html">Munich</a>. A connection from Stralsund to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/munich/index.html">Munich</a> takes just over 9 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Berlin along the way. Once again, schedules for these trains do appear on our site, you would just have to break up the route in Berlin when doing your search. In addition to your <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-germany-switzerland-pass/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-germany-switzerland-pass/index.html">Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass</a>, reservations would be recommended on trains from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/stralsund-to-berlin.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/stralsund-to-berlin.html">Stralsund to Berlin</a> and on the connecting trains from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/berlin-to-munich.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/berlin-to-munich.html">Berlin to Munich</a>. To book your reservations, you would click on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on our homepage, <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com" href="http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. For this trip, you would do one search for trains from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/stralsund-to-berlin.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/stralsund-to-berlin.html">Stralsund to Berlin</a> and another search for connecting trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/berlin-to-munich.html">Berlin to Munich</a>. Please note that reservable trains in this part of Europe can only be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure..
  • October 17, 2014 16:00
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Marcia, A rail pass does cover trains that would comprise of a connection from the Zurich Airport to <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html">Frankfurt</a>. A connection from Zurich Airport to Frankfurt takes about 4 to 5 hours in duration and involves changing trains at least once along the way in either the city of Zurich, Olten, or Basel. Our site does display schedules for the trains on these routes, you would just have to piece together the connection. Trains from the <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-zurich.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-zurich.html">Zurich Airport to the city of Zurich</a>, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-olten.html">Zurich Airport to Olten</a>, or <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-basel.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-basel.html">Zurich Airport to Basel</a> all don't accept reservations, so the <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-germany-switzerland-pass/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-germany-switzerland-pass/index.html">Eurail Germany-Switzerland Pass</a> is all you would need to board. In contrast, reservations would be highly recommended on the connecting trains that would take you up to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html">Frankfurt</a> from any of these stations. You would purchase reservations and check schedules (either from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-frankfurt.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-frankfurt.html">Zurich to Frankfurt</a>, <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/olten-to-frankfurt.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/olten-to-frankfurt.html">Olten to Frankfurt</a>, or <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-frankfurt.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-frankfurt.html">Basel to Frankfurt</a>) by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on the homepage of our website, <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com" href="http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. For planning purposes, you can just check schedules for the first part of the connection (from the <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-zurich.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-zurich.html">Zurich Airport to Zurich</a>, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-olten.html">Zurich Airport to Olten</a>, or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-airport-to-basel.html">Zurich Airport to Basel</a>) by clicking on 'Find Fares &amp; Schedules' on <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our homepage</a> instead of 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations', since you would not actually be booking reservations for this segment. When doing your search for trains departing out of the station at the airport, you would just type 'Zurich Airport' in the field for the departure city. When you pull up the results of your search, the station at the airport would be displayed as 'Zuerich Flughafen'. For the city of Zurich, you would simply type 'Zurich'. The city of Zurich would be displayed as 'Zuerich HB', which just refers to the main station in the city..
  • October 16, 2014 21:42
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Jo, If you have questions about the specific route a particular train takes and/or the stops it makes en route, you would have to call us at 1-800-622-8600. Segovia is located on a rail line and can be reached by train. Still, it's an easy day-trip from Madrid. There are regional trains from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-segovia.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-segovia.html">Madrid to Segovia</a> that take about 2 hours in duration. There are direct regional trains from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/index.html">Madrid</a> to either Vitoria or <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/basque/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/basque/index.html">San Sebastian</a>. You can distinguish regional trains from the high-speed trains by how they are labeled when you pull up schedules for a particular search under 'Find Fares &amp; Schedules' on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our site</a>. In Spain, the regional trains would be labeled as 'MD' (Media Distancia) followed by a 5 digit train number. On the route from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-vitoria.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-vitoria.html">Madrid to Vitoria</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-san-sebastian.html">Madrid San Sebastian</a>, the high-speed trains would be labeled '<a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/alvia/how-to-book.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/alvia/how-to-book.html">Alvia</a>' and be followed by a 4 digit train number. The direct "scenic" route from Madrid to Burgos that you're referring to closed down several years ago. It was a straight shot from Madrid to Burgos through Aranda, but it is no longer operational. The direct trains from Madrid to Burgos now veer westward up to Medina del Campo and Vallodolid before cutting back east toward Burgos. When you do a search for trains from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-burgos.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-burgos.html">Madrid to Burgos</a> on our site, you will see that there are regional 'MD' trains that run this route, as well. These trains do continue on to Vitoria and San Sebastian after Burgos. I've taken this same route (granted, it was on the faster '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/alvia/how-to-book.html">Alvia</a>' train), and I would consider it be very scenic. From San Sebastian, you can take the local 'Euskotren' to get to Hendaye across the border in France. Tickets for the Euskotren service from San Sebastian to Hendaye can only be purchased locally in Europe. From Hendaye, there are direct regional 'TER' trains that will take you up to Biarritz. The ride from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hendaye-to-biarritz.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hendaye-to-biarritz.html">Hendaye to Biarritz</a> only takes 20 to 30 minutes. These trains do appear when you do a search for trains from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hendaye-to-biarritz.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hendaye-to-biarritz.html">Hendaye to Biarritz</a> under 'Find Fares &amp; Schedules' on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our homepage</a>. Trains in France are able to be booked for dates within the next 90 days. I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what you're referring to by "half price fares". I would not be able to speak about other websites. The answers to your questions regarding timetables, routes comprised of only regional trains (including distinguishing between regional trains and high-speed trains on our site), and the 'Senior Rail Card' can all be found in our previous correspondence with you (above and in other message strings you've created or participated in)..
  • October 16, 2014 21:33
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Yes, that's correct. The senior rate on the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/france-pass/index.html">France Rail Pass</a> is only offered for 1st class. In contrast, there is a rate called the 'Saver' rate offered for either 1st or 2nd class. The Saver rate would just require that there be 2 or more passengers traveling together at all times. Once you have accessed the page for this pass on our website and you enter the number of passengers traveling, you would just click 'Yes' where it says 'Special prices are offered for 2 or more travelers. Is everyone in your party traveling together at all times?', and you would then be quoted the Saver rate..
  • October 16, 2014 21:33
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Jo, I'm not sure I understand your question regarding rail passes. The <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/france-pass/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/france-pass/index.html">France Rail Pass</a> does offer senior rates. Passengers 60 years of age and older would be eligible to purchase this pass at the senior rate. You can check costs and information for this pass by clicking here: <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/france-pass/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/france-pass/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/france-pass/index.html</a>. Once you have accessed this page, you would check costs for the senior rate by choosing the option 'Senior (over 60)' from the drop-down menu under where it asks 'Who is traveling?'. While <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html">TGV trains</a> would require reservations in addition to a rail pass, regional (TER) trains would not even accept reservations. Therefore, you would not have to purchase any reservations if you're planning on a trip consisting of only regional trains, as the rail pass is all you would need to board such trains..
  • October 16, 2014 21:32
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Jo, 'Find Fares &amp; Schedules' is located directly on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. You would refer there to check schedules and regular point-to-point ticket costs. There is no link that says 'Buy Now' there. We do sell tickets for all train types in France, not just TGV trains. In France, there are regional trains (labeled as 'TER' when you pull up the results of a schedule search on our website) and Intercit├ęs trains (labeled accordingly as 'Intercit├ęs' when you pull up the results of a schedule search on our site). There may be some regional trains that will only display a train number and not an actual 'name', but you can know these trains aren't TGVs. With that said, our website is designed to advise of the most direct route between cities in Europe. If you were to take some other combination of regional trains to connect between cities, it would take a considerable amount of time and would often end up being more costly. Generally, if you wish to navigate your trip another way, you would have to identify the specific cities you wish to travel through and book your tickets accordingly. If you need assistance doing so and locating regional trains for a particular route, you can always call us at 1-800-622-8600. We are a consolidator for the various rail networks and train operators throughout Europe. Therefore, we are unlike other ticket vendors in that our website is one that coordinates fares and schedules of over 50 different companies. With that being the case, there might be certain routes that aren't be able to be viewed under the schedule search engine on our website. If anyone is unable to access the schedules on our website for a particular route, they can always call us. You can view a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/">detailed map of the rail lines in Europe</a> by clicking on '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/">Europe Map &amp; Guide</a>' from the homepage of our website, <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com" href="http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. There you can zoom in to country or region where you are interested in traveling. The direct link is: <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/">http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/</a>. Due to the extensive reach of the rail network in Europe, not all cities will be shown on the map. For a detailed listing of train schedules in Europe, you can purchase a European Rail Timetable from <a title="Link: http://www.europeanrailtimetable.eu/" href="http://www.europeanrailtimetable.eu/">http://www.europeanrailtimetable.eu/</a>. European Rail Timetables are issued monthly (however, rail schedules do not usually change that much, if at all, from month to month) and are the most comprehensive resource for rail schedules..
  • October 16, 2014 21:31
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Linda, We actually have a 'direct connect' with the RENFE system and can sell tickets for any trains they can sell tickets for. Any Spanish train that isn't displaying on our website (for dates within the usual 60 day booking window for trains in Spain) would also generally not be able to be booked directly through RENFE, and this is the case with some of the trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/index.html">Madrid</a> to Toledo. In most cases, if a particular train isn't displaying for a route in Spain, RENFE hasn't enabled tickets to be sold for that train. Since such trains aren't able to be booked (even through RENFE), they would not display our site. In contrast, DB displays all the trains without an actual 'direct connect' to the RENFE system. Any <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-toledo.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-toledo.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Madrid-Toledo trains</a> that are currently not displaying on our site (for dates within the next 60 days) are not able to be booked. If you are interested in such a train, then I would recommend checking our site periodically to see when its tickets are made available for purchase or considering a different departure time. We apologize for any inconvenience..
  • October 16, 2014 21:30
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Linda, We actually have a 'direct connect' with the RENFE system and can sell tickets for any trains they can sell tickets for. Any Spanish train that isn't displaying on our website (for dates within the usual 60 day booking window for trains in Spain) would also generally not be able to be booked directly through RENFE, and this is the case with some of the trains from Madrid to Toledo. In most cases, if a particular train isn't displaying for a route in Spain, RENFE hasn't enabled tickets to be sold for that train. Since such trains aren't able to be booked (even through RENFE), they would not display our site. In contrast, DB displays all the trains without an actual 'direct connect' to the RENFE system. Any <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-toledo.html">Madrid-Toledo trains</a> that are currently not displaying on our site (for dates within the next 60 days) are not able to be booked. If you are interested in such a train, then I would recommend checking our site periodically to see when its tickets are made available for purchase or considering a different departure time. We apologize for any inconvenience..
  • October 16, 2014 21:29
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Francis, I show the connection you describe displays fine on our website for the requested date. If you will be traveling with a rail pass, you would click on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. If you will not be traveling with a rail pass, you would purchase point-to-point tickets by clicking on 'Find Fares &amp; Schedules' on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our homepage</a>. For the specific connection in question, you would break up your search in Basel. Therefore, you would do one search for the part of the connection from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/berlin-to-basel.html">Berlin to Basel</a> (which would reflect a train change in Hannover when you pull up the results) and then another search for connecting train from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-geneva.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/basel-to-geneva.html">Basel to Geneva</a> the following morning. If you are still not able to display this connection, you would call us at 1-800-622-8600 for assistance..
  • October 16, 2014 21:27
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Guenter, You actually would not have to go the main station in Frankfurt to catch a train to Leipzig. There is a <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/train-station/frankfurt-airport-train-station.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/train-station/frankfurt-airport-train-station.html">major rail station right at the Frankfurt Airport</a>, and there are <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-airport-to-leipzig.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-airport-to-leipzig.html">direct trains from there to Leipzig</a>. The trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/frankfurt-airport-to-leipzig.html">Frankfurt Airport to Leipzig</a> are high-speed '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html">InterCity Express</a>' trains. If you'll be traveling with a rail pass, then you would purchase reservation for this train by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on the homepage of our website, <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com" href="http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. To purchase reservations right out of the airport station, you would just type 'Frankfurt Airport' in the field for the departure city..
  • October 16, 2014 21:22
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Karen, The direct trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-caen.html">Paris to Caen</a> now are shown to be operating on Summer dates, including August 31st. We go by word provided to us by the actual companies operating the trains in Europe. Earlier in the Summer, the direct trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/caen/index.html">Caen</a> were not showing to be operating, and we were advised that this was due to construction on the rail lines. There were no specific dates provided to us. However, now the direct trains from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-caen.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-caen.html">Paris to Caen</a> are set to be operating again, and you can go ahead and purchase your tickets. The train operator has not yet loaded many of the afternoon trains on this route into the international booking system (generally, trains in France are able to be booked at any point within 90 days of an intended date of departure), but those morning trains have been loaded and are therefore able to be booked at this time. If you are still not able to see the morning trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/caen/index.html">Caen</a> on August 31st, then you would call us at 1-800-622-8600, however, I do show that these trains are displaying on our site..
  • October 16, 2014 21:21
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Pat, Trains in France are able to be booked within 90 days of a departure, however, trains from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-caen.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-caen.html">Paris to Caen</a> are not operating as direct service throughout most of the Summer, due to construction. During this time, a connection from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/caen/index.html">Caen</a> would involve changing trains once in Rouen along the way. To view the fares and schedules for this route on our website, you would piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment of the trip. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-rouen.html">Paris to Rouen</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/rouen-to-caen.html">Rouen to Caen</a>..
  • October 16, 2014 21:19
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hello, I do show there is currently an error displaying trains from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/beziers-to-toulouse.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/beziers-to-toulouse.html">Beziers to Toulouse</a> on our website. Generally, this is a route you would be able to book on our website. Since this route is not able to be booked there at this time, you would call us at 1-800-622-8600 to place your order. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have this fixed as soon as possible..
  • October 16, 2014 21:18
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Carlos, Rail Europe is the North American rail ticket consolidator for the various national rail networks of Europe, and we are a separate vendor altogether from the individual rail networks themselves. There are some regional routes, not many, that we simply do not have access to book tickets for, because the train operators have decided to only sell such tickets locally in Europe. However, tickets for the TER trains from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/toulouse-to-latour-de-carol.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/toulouse-to-latour-de-carol.html">Toulouse to Latour de Carol</a> are able to be purchased on our website. You would just enter the cities under 'Find Fares &amp; Schedules' on the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html">homepage</a>. Be sure to spell 'Latour' altogether as one word. Trains operating in France can be booked at any point within 90 days of a departure date. Currently, it requires that you enter the station name when you do searches for routes in Spain. Please let us know if you questions regarding what to enter for a specific route..
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