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Deciding between which pass and which type to buy ?

I am travelling to Europe from May 1 to May 11 and Visiting Paris(2 days), Switzerland( 5 days) and Italy (4 days). Which pass should i use. And is there a difference between Select Pass for 3 countries and Swiss pass , do the discounts vary between them or do they offer same benefit ? Also should i go for second class or first class buy, would i miss out on train connections if i just buy the second class pass ( are there any trains with just first class coaches) ?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) April 07, 2014 14:30
    Hello,

    The 3 country Eurail Select Pass was actually discontinued just last week. The only option for the Eurail Select Pass is now the 4 country option.

    The best option for your travels is dependent upon countless variables, and there would be so many different possibilities. If you'd like assistance determing the best option for your travels, then you would have to call us at 1-800-622-8600.

    Since there is no longer a 3 country Eurail Select Pass, you might consider purchasing the dual country Eurail France-Italy Pass, in combination with the Swiss Pass.

    You can purchase the Eurail France-Italy Pass here: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticket....

    You can purchase the Swiss Pass here: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticket....

    The Swiss Pass is different from other single country passes and any multiple country pass that includes Switzerland. It is unique in that it covers the entire Swiss Travel Network, including buses and boats. Therefore, it doesn't just cover the trains, as other passes do. The Swiss Pass also allows for entry to over 400 museums and discounts on various hotels and guided tours. To view the bonuses offered, you would click the tab for 'Travel Bonuses' once you have accessed the page for this pass on our site.

    For a more comfortable travel experience while you're in Europe, I would recommend booking 1st class. On trains in Europe, 1st class generally offers larger, more comfortable seats with more leg room. With fewer seats per train car, 1st class cars are also less crowded and often provide for quieter accommodations. Additionally, there is often more space for luggage in 1st class.

    All trains would offer 2nd class, so there would not be any limitations regarding the trains you can take if you were to purchase a 2nd class pass.
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