Eurail Select Pass vs Single Country Pass for Amsterdam to Rome

I am planning on taking the CNL (night train) in Mar 2016 from Amsterdam to Milan, then spend the week traveling to several cities in Italy ending in Rome.
Because I am so far out I can not seem to find prices to determine the best way to do this, especially with current promotion of 20% Eurail Select passes.
Is it better to buy the Eurail Select and pay the supplemental reservation (fast trains in Italy) and compartment fees or buy Eurail Italy and a point to point tix/compartment on the night train???

Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) October 20, 2015 18:42

    The best option for you would be dependent on the specifics of your itinerary and several other factors. For assistance determining the best option for your travels, I would recommend that you call us. You can reach us 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.

    Please note, there is no direct overnight train from Amsterdam to Milan. An overnight connection from Amsterdam to Milan would involve taking the City Night Line 'Pegasus' night train from Amsterdam to Zurich, where you would connect to another train that would take you down to Milan.

    You would check schedules and ticket costs by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our homepage ( and entering the route. If you'll be traveling with a rail pass, you would click 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' (instead of 'Find Fares & Schedules'), enter the route, and indicate the type of rail pass you'll be traveling with.

    For the overnight option from Amsterdam to Milan, you would piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search to access the night train from Amsterdam to Zurich and another search for connecting trains from Zurich to Milan the following morning.

    Generally, City Night Line trains can be booked 90 to 180 days in advance of a departure. However, it is currently the case that regular tickets for the Amsterdam-Zurich City Night Line train can only be booked for dates up until February 18th and the 'passholder' rates (reservations for passengers traveling with a rail pass) for this train can only be booked for dates up until December 13th. Considering this, you would have to use a date some time prior to December 13th in order to get an idea of the reservation costs for the option of traveling with a rail pass, and you can use a date prior to February 18th to get an idea of regular ticket costs.

    The trains from Zurich to Milan can only be booked within 90 days of an intended departure date.
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