Should I purchase a 3 country Eurail Select Pass for Rome-Naples, Naples-Milan-Arth Goldau-Lucerne, Mount Titlis, Lucerne-Interlaken, Harder Kulm, Jungfraujoch, Interlaken to Paris? Does the pass include discounts on Jungfraujoch, Titlis, and Harder Kulm?

My 5 days of Travel Pass Includes below :Day 1 ) Rome -> Naples , Day 2) Naples-> Milan, Milan--> Arth , Arth-->LucerneDay 3) Lucerne ->Interlaken , HurderkulmDay 4) Interlaken --> Grindlewald , Jungfrau Top Of EuropeDay 5) Interlaken --> ParisApart from this I would cover Mount Titlis (Lucerne-->EngelBerg)Please assist on below :1) Kindly suggest Eurail Select Pass for 3 countries would be a good deal for me ? Or which Pass I should buy ?2) Does it includes discount on Jungfrau and Mount Titlis and Harderkulm ? If yes how much discount and how can I avail same ?3) Does this Pass includes public transport for free or with some discounts ?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 10, 2017 18:38
    Hi,

    For the requested travel, I would recommend the 3 country option of the Eurail Select Pass to include Italy, Switzerland, and France. For the Eurail Select Pass, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html.

    Some of your trains will require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would 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').

    Rome to Naples

    From Rome to Naples, you would take a Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, or Frecciabianca train. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. On this route, there are also trains called Italo trains; however, Italo trains do not accept rail passes. Therefore, when you go to purchase your reservations from Rome to Naples, you would want to be sure to choose one of Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, or Frecciabianca trains. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended date of departure.

    Naples to Milan

    From Naples to Rome, there are Frecciarossa trains and Italo trains. Since Italo trains do not accept rail passes, you would want to be sure to choose one of the Frecciarossa trains when you go to purchase your reservations from Naples to Rome. These trains do require reservations. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure.

    Milan to Arth Goldau

    Trains from Milan to Arth Goldau are EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass. Generally, trains from Milan to Arth Goldau also can be reserved once within 120 days of an intended departure.

    Arth Goldau to Lucerne

    Trains from Arth Goldau to Lucerne do not even accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can just view schedules for the segment from Arth Goldau to Lucerne by doing a search under 'Find Train Tickets' on our homepage.

    Mount Titlis (Lucerne/Engelberg)

    The excursion from Lucerne to nearby Mount Titlis consists of a train from Lucerne to Engelberg, a cable car from Engelberg to Trübsee, a second cable car from Trübsee to Stand, and then the famous 'Titlis Rotair' gondola from Stand to Klein Titlis. The 'Titlis Rotair' is the world's first 360 degree revolving gondola, offering spectacular panoramic views. Off the Klein Titlis station, you have access to the 'Titlis Cliff Walk', the 'Ice Flyer' chairlift, the Titlis Glacier Park, and a wondrous illuminated cave known as the 'Glacier Grotto'. The 'Titlis Cliff Walk' is a pedestrian suspension bridge (the highest suspension bridge in Europe) from where you can enjoy more incredible views. There is also a panorama restaurant.

    The Eurail Select Pass is valid on the train between Lucerne and Engelberg. For the remaining part of the excursion (cable cars between Engelberg and Titlis), however, the Eurail Select Pass would enable you to receive a discount of about 20-25%. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Engelberg - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the pass for 'Mount Titlis' here: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html. This will cover the round-trip between Engelberg and Klein Titlis. This pass also includes a ride on the 'Ice Flyer' and entrance to the 'Glacier Grotto'.

    Off the Trübsee stop, there are hiking and flower trails, as well as horse-drawn carriages around the lake. Here there are also additional cable cars ('Trübsee-Jochpass' and 'Trübsee-Engstlenalp' cable cars). At the foot of Mount Titlis in Engelberg, there is also the 'Engelberg-Gerschnialp Funicular Railway' to Gerschnialp and the 'Fürenalpbahn' cable car to Fürenalp. You would pay to board these additional cable cars locally when you're there. Just be sure to mention that you have the Eurail Select Pass, because they might be able to offer you a discount.

    Lucerne to Interlaken

    The route between Lucerne and Interlaken represents one segment of the famed GoldenPass scenic route. GoldenPass trains from Lucerne to Interlaken even have panoramic windows for taking in all the surrounding scenery. On these trains, reservations are possible but actually not necessary. Therefore, the rail pass is all you would need to board. You can check schedules for the trains from Lucerne to Interlaken by doing a search for the route right on our homepage.

    Harder Kulm (Interlaken)

    A Eurail Select Pass would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the Harderbahn funicular in Interlaken. The Harderbahn takes you to a viewing platform at the ‘Two Lakes Bridge’ (Zweiseensteg) for spectacular views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz below, as well as incredible panoramas of the surrounding Alps; including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There is also the Harder Kulm Panorama restaurant offering more stunning views.

    To receive the 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland’ option of the ‘Harder Kulm Top of Interlaken’. For this pass, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/harder-kulm/index.html.

    Jungfraujoch (Interlaken)

    To get from Interlaken to the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, there are 2 different routes you can take; one that goes via Grindelwald and the other that goes via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen.

    The Grindelwald route would look like this:

    -Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’
    -Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’
    -Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)

    The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:

    -Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’
    -Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)
    -Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)

    With the Eurail Select Pass, you would be able to receive a discount of about 25% on either of these routes between Interlaken and the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe. To receive this discount, you would purchase the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey from Interlaken - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of a pass called the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' here: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/jungfraujoch/index.html.

    On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations would be highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the 'Jungfraujoch Top of Europe' and have to be made locally at the stations in Interlaken (Interlaken Ost), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, and Wengen.

    Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between Interlaken and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.

    At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.

    Interlaken to Paris

    A connection from Interlaken to Paris takes just over 5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Basel along the way.

    On trains from Interlaken to Basel, reservations are possible but not necessary, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. For your reference, you can do a search on our website just to check schedules for this segment of the route.

    Trains from Basel to Paris are TGV Lyria high-speed trains. With a Eurail Select Pass that includes France, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' on a TGV Lyria from Basel to Paris.

    It is currently the case that the discounted 'Passholder 2' tickets on these trains are not able to be purchased on our website. At this time, you would have to call us to purchase tickets for this rate on one of these trains. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.

    Generally, TGV Lyria trains can be booked once within 90 days of an intended departure.
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