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  • May 31, 2018 15:57
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="http://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="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=">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. You would purchase the '<a href="http://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="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite</a>' just covers local transportation in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite</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 '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">Paris Museum Pass</a>', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. You would purchase the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">Paris Museum Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335</a><br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479</a>.
  • May 31, 2018 15:52
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a>, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525</a>.
  • May 31, 2018 15:52
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/london">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="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow">London Travel Card</a>' or the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow">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="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://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" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327</a><br /><br />To purchase the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://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="http://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/london">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>.
  • May 31, 2018 15:49
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Jordan,<br /><br />There is no single rail pass that combines the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom">UK</a> with countries on the mainland continent of Europe.<br /><br />To cover your travel in the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/united-kingdom" rel="nofollow">UK</a>, your most economical would be a pass called the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894">BritRail London Plus Pass</a>. For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894">BritRail London Plus Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894</a>. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894">BritRail London Plus Pass</a> is a special pass for travel limited to southern England, covering the areas just outside of <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a> and beyond. Both Hastings and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/reading" rel="nofollow">Reading</a> lie within the area covered by this pass.<br /><br />You would then just purchase a regular ticket for your train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/discover-europe/article/amsterdam-paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/discover-europe/article/amsterdam-paris">Amsterdam to Paris</a>. From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, you would take the high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> train.<br /><br /><b><u>Heathrow Airport to London</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/london-heathrow-airport-5753" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heathrow</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a>, you would take the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031">Heathrow Express</a>. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894">BritRail London London Plus Pass</a> is valid to cover you on the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031">Heathrow Express</a>.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031">Heathrow Express</a> trains arrive into the Paddington station in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/london">London</a>. They depart once every 15 minutes throughout the day (taking about 15 minutes from terminals 1, 2 and 3 to Paddington and 23 minutes from terminal 5 to Paddington).<br /><br /><u><b>London to Hastings</b></u><br /><br />Between London and Hastings there are direct trains operating frequently throughout the day. It doesn't appear as though these schedules display on our website at the time, but the ones departing out of the Victoria station in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/london">London</a> leave hourly throughout the day, and the ride takes about 2 hours. There also hourly trains departing out of the Charing Cross station in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a>, which take 1.5 to 2 hours to get to Hastings. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894">BritRail London Plus Pass</a> does cover you on these trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Hastings to Reading</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Hastings to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/reading" rel="nofollow">Reading</a> require going back through <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/london">London</a> and changing trains. Once again, it doesn't appear as though these schedules display on our website at the time, for either of the segments.<br /><br />For the segment from Hastings to London, the same frequencies apply that I mentioned above (arriving back into either the Victoria or Charing Cross stations).<br /><br />From London to Reading, trains depart several times every hour out of the Paddington station. Some trains from London Paddington take about 30 minutes, while some can take up to 1 hour.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894" rel="nofollow">BritRail London Plus Pass</a> is valid to cover you on these trains.<br /><br />To commute from the Victoria station to the Paddington station, you would take the Circle Line of the London Tube. The Tube ride from Victoria to Paddington takes about 17 minutes.<br /><br />To commute from the Charing Cross station to the Paddington station, you would take the Bakerloo Line of the London Tube. The Tube ride from Charing Cross to Paddington takes about 18 minutes.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BritRail London Plus Pass</a> is not valid on the Tube, so you would just pay to take the Tube locally when you're there.<br /><br /><b><u>London to Stansted Airport</u></b><br /><br />From London to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/london-stansted-airport-5739" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stansted</a>, you would take the Stansted Express. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894">BritRail London London Plus Pass</a> is valid to cover you on the Stansted Express.<br /><br />You can catch the Stansted Express at either the Liverpool St station in London or the Tottenham Hale station in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a>. The ride from London Liverpool St to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/london-stansted-airport-5739" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/london-stansted-airport-5739">Stansted Airport</a> takes about 40-45 minutes, while the ride from London Tottenham Hale to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/london-stansted-airport-5739" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/london-stansted-airport-5739">Stansted Airport</a> takes about 30 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Paris</u></b><br /><br />As I alluded to above, you'll take the high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> train to travel from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>. For this, you'll just purchase regular tickets. You would purchase tickets from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/discover-europe/article/amsterdam-paris" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam to Paris</a> by searching the route under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>. Generally, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains can be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • May 18, 2018 21:09
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Jordan,<br /><br />There is no single rail pass that combines the UK with countries on the mainland continent of Europe.<br /><br />To cover your travel in the UK, your most economical would be a pass called the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894">BritRail London Plus Pass</a>. For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894" rel="nofollow">BritRail London Plus Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894</a>. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894" rel="nofollow">BritRail London Plus Pass</a> is a special pass for travel limited to southern England, covering the areas just outside of London and beyond. Both Hastings and Reading lie within the area covered by this pass.<br /><br />You would then just purchase a regular ticket for your train from Amsterdam to Paris. From Amsterdam to Paris, you would take the high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> train.<br /><br /><b><u>Heathrow Airport to London</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/london-heathrow-airport-5753" rel="nofollow">Heathrow</a> to London, you would take the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow">Heathrow Express</a>. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894">BritRail London London Plus Pass</a> is valid to cover you on the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow">Heathrow Express</a>.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/heathrow-express-8031" rel="nofollow">Heathrow Express</a> trains arrive into the Paddington station in London. They depart once every 15 minutes throughout the day (taking about 15 minutes from terminals 1, 2 and 3 to Paddington and 23 minutes from terminal 5 to Paddington).<br /><br /><u><b>London to Hastings</b></u><br /><br />Between London and Hastings there are direct trains operating frequently throughout the day. It doesn't appear as though these schedules display on our website at the time, but the ones departing out of the Victoria station in London leave hourly throughout the day, and the ride takes about 2 hours. There also hourly trains departing out of the Charing Cross station in London, which take 1.5 to 2 hours to get to Hastings. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894">BritRail London Plus Pass</a> does cover you on these trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Hastings to Reading</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Hastings to Reading require going back through London and changing trains. Once again, it doesn't appear as though these schedules display on our website at the time, for either of the segments.<br /><br />For the segment from Hastings to London, the same frequencies apply that I mentioned above (arriving back into either the Victoria or Charing Cross stations).<br /><br />From London to Reading, trains depart several times every hour out of the Paddington station. Some trains from London Paddington take about 30 minutes, while some can take up to 1 hour.<br /><br />The BritRail London Plus Pass is valid to cover you on these trains.<br /><br />To commute from the Victoria station to the Paddington station, you would take the Circle Line of the London Tube. The Tube ride from Victoria to Paddington takes about 17 minutes.<br /><br />To commute from the Charing Cross station to the Paddington station, you would take the Bakerloo Line of the London Tube. The Tube ride from Charing Cross to Paddington takes about 18 minutes.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894" rel="nofollow">BritRail London Plus Pass</a> is not valid on the Tube, so you would just pay to take the Tube locally when you're there.<br /><br /><b><u>London to Stansted Airport</u></b><br /><br />From London to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/london-stansted-airport-5739" rel="nofollow">Stansted</a>, you would take the Stansted Express. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/britrail-london-plus-pass-5894">BritRail London London Plus Pass</a> is valid to cover you on the Stansted Express.<br /><br />You can catch the Stansted Express at either the Liverpool St station in London or the Tottenham Hale station in London. The ride from London Liverpool St to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/london-stansted-airport-5739" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/place/london-stansted-airport-5739">Stansted Airport</a> takes about 40-45 minutes, while the ride from London Tottenham Hale to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/london-stansted-airport-5739" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/place/london-stansted-airport-5739">Stansted Airport</a> takes about 30 minutes.<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Paris</u></b><br /><br />As I alluded to above, you'll take the high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow">Thalys</a> train to travel from Amsterdam to Paris. For this, you'll just purchase regular tickets. You would purchase tickets from Amsterdam to Paris by searching the route under 'Tickets &amp; Reservations' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. Generally, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow">Thalys</a> trains can be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure date..

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