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Coming from Munich - Does Eurail Pass include InterCity trains from Milano Centrale to Monterosso?

I'm considering taking train from Munich to Cinque Terra. Since there's no direct train routes, I've to take train to either Firenze, Milano, or Genoa, where I've to change another train into the villages. I'd like to know whether Eurail pass covers InterCity train into Monterosso (one of the five villages in Cinque Terra).
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) April 02, 2012 19:52

    A rail pass covers the ticket costs for trains between different cities in the country or countries included on the pass. Any rail pass that includes Italy would cover the ticket costs for the InterCity trains to Monterosso.

    From Munich, the most direct connection to Monterosso would involve changing trains twice along the way; once in Verona and then once in Milan.

    If you were to purchase a rail pass to cover the ticket costs for this journey, the pass would have to include Germany, Austria and Italy, as the trains from Munich to Verona pass through Austria en route. At the very least, you would purchase a 3 country Eurail Select Pass to include those countries. You can purchase the Eurail Select Pass by clicking here:

    After you add the pass to your shopping cart, you would click 'Continue Shopping' to add your reservations. On the next screen, you would then click 'Buy a Reservation' under where it says 'Reservations for Pass Holders' (if starting on the homepage, you would just click on 'Book a Reservation for Your Pass'). When you book the reservations, you would do each segment separately. Therefore, you would do one search for the portion of the connection from Munich to Verona, another search for connecting trains from Verona to Milan and another search for connecting trains from Milan to Monterosso.

    If you wish to go via Florence, the connection from Munich to Florence would involve changing trains once along the way in either Bologna or Verona. Both trains comprising of a connection from Munich to Florence would require reservations.

    From Florence, a connection to Monteross would involve changing trains once in Pisa along the way. The trains from Florence to Pisa are regional trains that do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. The trains from Pisa to Monterosso are the InterCity that require reservations.

    Once you are in Monterosso, you can then take any of the frequently operating regional trains that run between the towns of the Cinque Terre; Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore . A rail pass that includes Italy would be valid on these trains as well, however, you would probably not want to expend a rail day of your pass on such an inexpensive trip.
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