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Can I use "Eurail pass for 3 countries" to visit more areas of the country?

I want to buy a pass for 3 countries (Netherlands staying 2 days, France staying 3 days and Italy staying 5 days), for instance, I want to visit in those 5 days Venice, Florence and Rome, the pass of 10 days will work? I meant, Is the transportation unlimited in the range (days) specified in the pass? or it only works to move between countries, but not for local country cities?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) July 21, 2017 14:44
    Hi Chio,

    For the Eurail Select Pass, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html. For the Netherlands, you would include the 'Benelux' as one of the countries on your pass. The Netherlands is included as a part of the 'Benelux'. The Benelux covers Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg and counts them as one country for the purpose of rail passes.

    The Eurail Select Pass is only offered in the form of a 'flexipass'. A flexipass allows for a set number of travel days that must be completed within a longer time frame. With a Eurail Select Pass, you would have 2 months to complete the number of 'travel days' you choose. The 2 months would start to count down after you get your pass 'validated' at the station before boarding your first train.

    'Travel days' on a flexipass refer to how many separate days you plan on using your rail pass. A ‘travel day’ is a 24-hour period from midnight to midnight. You may take as many trains as you wish during the 24-hour time frame and still only use one day of travel on a pass. For instance, if you were take a day train from 'city A' to 'city B' and then take a connecting train to 'city C' on the same day, then you would only use up one day of travel on your rail pass. In contrast, if you were to take that connecting train to 'city C' on the next day, that would constitute 2 days of rail travel on your pass.

    The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ between different cities within the country or countries included on the pass. Generally, rail passes do not cover metro systems in European cities. Therefore, your pass would not be valid on the Paris Métro, for instance. We do offer city passes for major cities and destinations across Europe. If you ever wish to see the city passes offered for a particular city, you would click the 'Activities' link on our homepage, www.raileurope.com. On the next screen, then just select the city and country you need from the drop-down menus. The direct link is https://www.raileurope.com/activities/.

    When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In France and Italy, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is likely that reservations would be required for many of your trips in these countries. For example, reservations are required on the trains connecting cities Venice, Florence, and Rome.

    Note: There are also trains between these cities called 'Italo' trains, which do not accept rail passes. Therefore, when purchasing reservations for these routes, you would just want to be sure to choose one of the Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, or Frecciabianca high-speed trains. The trains will be labeled accordingly when you go to purchase your reservations and pull up the results of your search.

    When traveling between the Benelux (Netherlands) and France, it is most likely the case that you'd be taking the Thalys high-speed train, like the one that goes direct from Amsterdam to Paris. Thalys trains also require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.

    High-speed trains connecting major hubs/cities within France are TGV trains.

    For travel with a rail pass, you purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Three Country Select Pass').

    Generally, trains in Italy can be reserved within 120 days of an intended departure, while trains in France and the Thalys trains can only be reserved within 90 days of a departure.
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