I’m Confused

What pass to buy for Copenhagen-Amsterdam-Barcelona-Geneva-Venice-Florence-Rome (fly to Athens then to Prague) & then Prague-Berlin-Frankfurt

Three of us are visiting these cities in this order: Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, Geneva, Venice, Florence, Rome, Athens, Prague, Berlin, Frankfurt.
We are flying from Rome to Athens to Prague.
Hoping for a night train from Copenhagen to Amsterdam, Paris to Barcelona, Barcelona to Geneva. Unsure what pass to buy and what night trains we need to reserve. Please help!!
1 person has
this question
+1
Reply
  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 23, 2014 15:34
    Hi Megan,

    For that much travel covering that much territory, you would want to purchase the Eurail Global Pass. In total, the Eurail Global Pass covers travel in 24 different European countries.

    You would purchase the Eurail Global Pass here: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html.

    There used to be night trains from Paris to Barcelona and Barcelona to Geneva; however, these night trains have both been discontinued. The night train from Copenhagen to Amsterdam is still operating but is rumored to be discontinued as well, come December.

    The overnight train from Copenhagen to Amsterdam requires reservations in addition to the rail pass.

    From Paris to Barcelona, there are now direct high-speed trains during the day that take about 6.5 hours in duration. These trains (France-Spain High Speed Trains) do require reservations in addition to the rail pass.

    A connection from Barcelona to Geneva would take about 8 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in either Valence or Nîmes en route. Trains from Barcelona to Valence or Barcelona to Nîmes (France-Spain High Speed Trains) will require reservations in addition to the rail pass, as will connecting trains from Valence to Geneva or Nîmes to Geneva (TGV Lyria trains).

    A connection from Geneva to Venice would take about 7 or 8 hours in duration and involves changing trains at least once in Milan along the way. Both trains that comprise of this connection would require reservations in addition to the rail pass.

    Trains from Venice to Florence (Frecciargento or InterCity trains) and Florence to Rome (Frecciargento/Frecciarossa or InterCity trains) would both require reservations in addition to the rail pass.

    Trains from Paris to Amsterdam (Thalys trains) would require reservations as well.

    After you add the pass to your 'Itinerary' (shopping cart), you would click 'Read More' in the light yellow box where it says 'Check to determine if you need reservations when traveling with your rail pass'. A button that says 'Add Reservation' would then appear just below, which is what you would click to purchase your reservations.

    If checking passholder reservation costs before then, you would just click on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on the homepage of our website (www.raileurope.com) and indicate the type of rail pass you'll be traveling with when prompted.

    Many of the trains that make up your itinerary operate along very popular routes and can sell out quickly. Therefore, it would be recommended that reservations be purchased as soon as possible. The trains that make up your itinerary can be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure.
  • (some HTML allowed)
    How does this make you feel?
    Add Image
    I'm

    e.g. sad, anxious, confused, frustrated kidding, amused, unsure, silly indifferent, undecided, unconcerned happy, confident, thankful, excited

  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 23, 2014 15:42
    You might also want to consider the following for your time spent in some of the cities you'll be visiting:

    For Copenhagen, one of the two items found here:
    http://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/denmark/copenhagen/.

    For Amsterdam, any of the various city passes that be found here: http://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/netherlands/amsterdam/.

    For Paris, any of the various city passes that can be found here: http://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/.

    For Barcelona, there is the Barcelona Card. You can purchase the Barcelona Card here: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/barcelona-card/index.html.

    For Venice, any of the various city passes that be found here: http://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/venice/.

    For Florence, any of the various city passes that be found here: http://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/florence/.

    For Rome, any of the various city passes that be found here: http://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/rome/.

    For Prague, there is the Prague Welcome Card. You can purchase the Prague Welcome Card here: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/prague-welcome-card/index.html.
  • (some HTML allowed)
    How does this make you feel?
    Add Image
    I'm

    e.g. sad, anxious, confused, frustrated kidding, amused, unsure, silly indifferent, undecided, unconcerned happy, confident, thankful, excited