Best pass for travel!

Hi,

We are a family of 1 senior, 5 adults and 2 children (4 year old) who will be visiting Europe in last week of May for 10 days. We will be in Amsterdam for 3 days, Paris for 5 days and Frankfurt for 2 days. Could you please suggest which pass will be best suited for our travel needs? We are planning to transit between the cities by train. Also, do we need separate passes for using public transport within these cities?

Thanks in advance,
Meg
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) February 13, 2019 15:52
    Hi Meg,

    For your travels between cities, what to purchase would depend on the specifics of the itinerary itself and various other factors. If you’d like assistance determining the best option for this trip, you would call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT Monday to Friday.

    The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains running between different cities within the country or countries included on the pass. Generally, rail passes do not cover public transit systems within European cities. A rail pass would not be valid on the Paris Métro, for instance. However, S-Bahn commuter trains in German cities are an exception and are covered by rail passes. Therefore, a rail pass that includes Germany would be valid for you to ride the S-Bahn commuter trains in Frankfurt.

    If you'll be staying in Paris 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 'Paris Pass' or the 'Paris Visite'.

    The 'Paris Pass' covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central Paris. You would purchase the 'Paris Pass' here: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&destId=479&catId=

    The 'Paris Visite' just covers local transportation in Paris, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the 'Paris Visite' here: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339

    Various other city passes and tours for Paris can be found here: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&cities=cities-479

    There are also city passes and tours for Amsterdam; however, nothing that covers the metro, trams, or buses in the city. The city passes and tours for Amsterdam can be found here: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=60&cities=cities-525.
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