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Advice regarding reservations arranged beyond Select First Class Pass

Looking at Select Pass for 10 day use in 3 countries including Rome to Naples to Verona then Bolzano to Salzburg to Melk to Vienna to Lucern to Zurich. If buy the first class pass do we need to make reservations as well for each segment? Thank you.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) January 29, 2014 20:12
    Hi Jim,

    Reservations are required on trains from Rome to Naples.

    A connection from Naples to Verona involves changing trains in Rome along the way. Reservations would be required on these trains that comprise of the connection from Naples to Verona.

    Reservations are required on the faster trains from Verona to Bolzano (labeled as 'Brennero' or 'Le Frecce' on our website), though there are some slower regional trains on this route that don't even accept reservations, in which case, the rail pass would be all that would be needed to board.

    A connection from Bolzano to Salzburg involves changing trains once in Jenbach or Innsbruck along the way. Reservations would be recommended on these trains.

    A connection from Salzburg to Melk involves changing trains once in St.Pölten or Amstetten along the way. These trains don't accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.

    Trains from Melk to Vienna also don't accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.

    A connection from Vienna to Lucerne involves changing trains once in Zürich along the way. Reservations are highly recommended on the trains from Vienna to Zürich, but the rail pass is all you would need to board a connecting train from Zürich to Lucerne. Therefore, the rail pass is also all you would need for your train from Lucerne back to Zürich.

    For the reservable trains I mentioned above, you would purchase reservations and check reservation costs by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com. The reservable trains can only be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure. If your intended travel falls outside of this time frame, you would just enter a date within the next 90 days to get an idea of the reservation costs and view schedule when searching a route on our website.

    For planning purposes, you can just check schedules for any of the non-reservable trains I mentioned by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on the homepage, instead of 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations'.
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