Eurail Select Pass validation at Paris Charles deGaulle Airport for train trip to Munich

I'm planning to travel to Munich from the Paris Airport, a few hours after I land. Would I be able to validate my Eurail Pass (bought from Rail Europe) at the counters at CDG? Or should I just look at going to Paris Nord station to travel onwards and validate there? I have the Eurail Four Countries Select Pass.Could someone please help me on this? I'd book my reservations accordingly
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    You should be able to validate your pass at the airport train station -- no need to go all the way into Paris :-)
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) January 23, 2018 17:59
    Hi Budhaditya,

    Most connections from the Paris CDG Airport to Munich do involve going into the city of Paris first. These connections take about 6.5 hours in duration and involve changing in 2 cities along the way; Paris and then Stuttgart.

    To commute from CDG into the city of Paris, you would take a local RER train on Line B to the Paris Nord station. The trains to Stuttgart depart from the Paris Est station, which is only about a 10 minute walk from the Nord station. Otherwise, you could take M5 of the Paris Métro to get between these stations, and the ride only takes about 2 minutes. For the RER and Métro, you would just pay locally before boarding.

    Any Eurail Select Pass that includes France and Germany will be valid to cover you for the remaining part of the connection from the Paris Est station to Munich; however, reservations are required on trains from Paris to Stuttgart and highly recommended on trains from Stuttgart to Munich.

    You would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Select Pass 4 Countries'). For this connection, you would just break up your search once in Stuttgart. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Paris to Stuttgart and then another search for connecting trains from Stuttgart to Munich.

    Trains from Paris to Stuttgart are France-Germany High Speed (TGV Est) trains. Generally, these trains can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.

    Trains from Stuttgart to Munich are ICE (InterCity Express) high-speed trains.

    Generally, these trains can be reserved up to 180 days in advance of a departure.

    You can validate your rail pass at either the station at Paris CDG, the Paris Nord station, or the Paris Est station.
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