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  • February 20, 2017 20:44
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    Change in reply by Jeff to For planning purposes, you can view schedules for any un-reserved trains (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-montreux.html" rel="nofollow">Geneva to Montreux</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-interlaken.html">Zweisimmen to Interlaken</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Lucerne</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-chur.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-chur.html">Lucerne to Chur</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/tirano-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow">Tirano to Milan</a>) by doing a search under 'Find Train Tickets' on our homepage. Generally, when just searching for schedules for such trains, you would have to be sure the 'No' option is checked where it asks you 'Are you traveling with a rail pass?'..
  • February 20, 2017 20:42
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Leo,<br /><br />Unless you are a youth (under 28), there is no 2nd class offered for the 3 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>. The 3 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> only offers 1st class to passengers 28 and above. In contrast, with the 2 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>, both 1st and 2nd class are offered to all passengers.<br /><br />Since you're planning to fly from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow">Italy</a> back to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a>, I would recommend purchasing the 2 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html">Italy</a>, and then you would just purchase regular tickets for your train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-geneva.html" rel="nofollow">Paris to Geneva</a>.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />Since your pass won't cover <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow">France</a>, you would have to purchase regular tickets for one of the direct '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a>' trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/index.html" rel="nofollow">Geneva</a>. You would purchase tickets for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-geneva.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-geneva.html">Paris to Geneva</a> by doing a search for the route right on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>. Generally, these trains can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Montreux</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-montreux.html" rel="nofollow">Geneva to Montreux</a> don't accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> would be all you'd need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Montreux to Zweisimmen</u></b><br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/montreux/index.html" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a> to Zweisimmen represents the first segment of the renowned '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass</a>' scenic route. This is the only segment of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass</a>' route on which reservations are recommended.For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/montreux-to-zweisimmen.html" rel="nofollow">Montreux to Zweisimmen</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Zweisimmen to Interlaken</u></b><br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow">Zweisimmen to Interlaken</a> represents the middle segment of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass</a>' scenic route. On this segment of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass</a>' route, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> would be the final segment of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass</a>' journey. On the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Lucerne</a>, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Chur</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-chur.html" rel="nofollow">Lucerne to Chur</a> involves changing trains once in Thalwil or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> along the way. Reservations are not necessary on these trains, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Chur to Tirano</u></b><br /><br />The direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/chur-to-tirano.html" rel="nofollow">Chur to Tirano</a> runs along another famed scenic route called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/bernina-express/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/bernina-express/how-to-book.html">Bernina Express</a>'. The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/bernina-express/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/bernina-express/how-to-book.html">Bernina Express</a>' from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/chur-to-tirano.html" rel="nofollow">Chur to Tirano</a> does require reservations in addition to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/chur-to-tirano.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/chur-to-tirano.html">Chur to Tirano</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, this train can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Tirano to Milan</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/tirano-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow">Tirano to Milan</a> don't accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For part of the journey, these trains run along the eastern shore of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/lake-como/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lake Como</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Venice</u></b><br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html">Venice</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciabianca</a> trains, or EC trains. These trains do require reservations in addition to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-venice.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-venice.html">Milan to Venice</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, this train can be reserved within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Florence</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/florence/index.html" rel="nofollow">Florence</a>, there are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciargento</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html">Italo</a> trains. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html">Italo</a> trains do not accept rail passes, so you would want to be sure to choose one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciargento</a> trains. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciargento</a> trains do require reservations in addition to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-florence.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-florence.html">Venice to Florence</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Rome</u></b><br /><br />Just like from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow">Venice</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/florence/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/florence/index.html">Florence</a>, the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/florence/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/florence/index.html">Florence</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/rome/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/rome/index.html">Rome</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a>, and Italo trains.<br /><br />Since the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Italo</a> trians don't accept rail passes, you would once again want to be sure to take one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> trains. These trains do require reservations in addition to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/florence-to-rome.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/florence-to-rome.html">Florence to Rome</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome to Venice</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/rome/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/rome/index.html">Rome</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html">Venice</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Italo</a> trains. Since the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html">Italo</a> trians don't accept rail passes, you would want to be sure to take one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> trains, which require reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/rome-to-venice.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/rome-to-venice.html">Rome to Venice</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure..
  • February 20, 2017 20:15
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Leo,<br /><br />Unless you are a youth (under 28), there is no 2nd class offered for the 3 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>. The 3 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> only offers 1st class to passengers 28 and above. In contrast, with the 2 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, both 1st and 2nd class are offered to all passengers.<br /><br />Since you're planning to fly from Italy back to Paris, I would recommend purchasing the 2 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> for Switzerland and Italy, and then you would just purchase regular tickets for your train from Paris to Geneva.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />Since your pass won't cover France, you would have to purchase regular tickets for one of the direct 'TGV Lyria' trains from Paris to Geneva. You would purchase tickets for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-geneva.html" rel="nofollow">Paris to Geneva</a> by doing a search for the route right on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>. Generally, these trains can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Montreux</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Geneva to Montreux don't accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> would be all you'd need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Montreux to Zweisimmen</u></b><br /><br />Montreux to Zweisimmen represents the first segment of the renowned 'GoldenPass' scenic route. This is the only segment of the 'GoldenPass' route on which reservations are recommended.For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Montreux to Zweisimmen by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Zweisimmen to Interlaken</u></b><br /><br />Zweisimmen to Interlaken represents the middle segment of the 'GoldenPass' scenic route. On this segment of the 'GoldenPass' route, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Interlaken to Lucerne would be the final segment of the 'GoldenPass' journey. On the trains from Interlaken to Lucerne, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Chur</u></b><br /><br />A connection from Lucerne to Chur involves changing trains once in Thalwil or Zurich along the way. Reservations are not necessary on these trains, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Chur to Tirano</u></b><br /><br />The direct train from Chur to Tirano runs along another famed scenic route called the 'Bernina Express'. The Bernina Express from Chur to Tirano does require reservations in addition to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the train from Chur to Tirano by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, this train can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Tirano to Milan</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Tirano to Milan don't accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For part of the journey, these trains run along the eastern shore of Lake Como.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Venice</u></b><br /><br />The trains from Milan to Venice are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Frecciarossa</a>, Frecciabianca trains, or EC trains. These trains do require reservations in addition to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the train from Milan to Venice by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, this train can be reserved within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Florence</u></b><br /><br />From Venice to Florence, there are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Frecciargento</a>, and Italo trains. Italo trains do not accept rail passes, so you would want to be sure to choose one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Frecciargento</a> trains. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciarossa</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Frecciargento</a> trains do require reservations in addition to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Venice to Florence by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Rome</u></b><br /><br />Just like from Venice to Florence, the trains from Florence to Rome are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciargento</a>, and Italo trains.<br /><br />Since the Italo trians don't accept rail passes, you would once again want to be sure to take one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciargento</a> trains. These trains do require reservations in addition to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Florence to Rome by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome to Venice</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Rome to Venice are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciargento</a>, and Italo trains. Since the Italo trians don't accept rail passes, you would want to be sure to take one of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Frecciarossa</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciargento</a> trains, which require reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Rome to Venice by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure..
  • February 20, 2017 20:12
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/</a>.<br /><br />For city passes and tours in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/venice/index.html" rel="nofollow">Venice</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/venice/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/venice/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/venice/</a>.<br /><br />For city passes and tours in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/florence/index.html" rel="nofollow">Florence</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/florence/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/florence/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/florence/</a>.<br /><br />For city passes and tours in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/rome/index.html" rel="nofollow">Rome</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/rome/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/rome/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/rome/</a>..
  • February 20, 2017 19:31
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Leo,<br /><br />Unless you are a youth (under 28), there is no 2nd class offered for the 3 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>. The 3 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> only offers 1st class to passengers 28 and above. In contrast, with the 2 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, both 1st and 2nd class are offered to all passengers.<br /><br />Since you're planning to fly from Italy back to Paris, I would recommend purchasing the 2 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> for Switzerland and Italy, and then you would just purchase regular tickets for your train from Paris to Geneva.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />Since your pass won't cover France, you would have to purchase regular tickets for one of the direct 'TGV Lyria' trains from Paris to Geneva. You would purchase tickets for a train from Paris to Geneva by doing a search for the route right on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>. Generally, these trains can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Montreux</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Geneva to Montreux don't accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> would be all you'd need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Montreux to Zweisimmen</u></b><br /><br />Montreux to Zweisimmen represents the first segment of the renowned 'GoldenPass' scenic route. This is the only segment of the 'GoldenPass' route on which reservations are recommended.For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Montreux to Zweisimmen by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Zweisimmen to Interlaken</u></b><br /><br />Zweisimmen to Interlaken represents the middle segment of the 'GoldenPass' scenic route. On this segment of the 'GoldenPass' route, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Interlaken to Lucerne would be the final segment of the 'GoldenPass' journey. On the trains from Interlaken to Lucerne, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Chur</u></b><br /><br />A connection from Lucerne to Chur involves changing trains once in Thalwil or Zurich along the way. Reservations are not necessary on these trains, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Chur to Tirano</u></b><br /><br />The direct train from Chur to Tirano runs along another famed scenic route called the 'Bernina Express'. The Bernina Express from Chur to Tirano does require reservations in addition to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the train from Chur to Tirano by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, this train can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Tirano to Milan</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Tirano to Milan don't accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For part of the journey, these trains run along the eastern shore of Lake Como.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Venice</u></b><br /><br />The trains from Milan to Venice are Frecciarossa, Frecciabianca trains, or EC trains. These trains do require reservations in addition to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the train from Milan to Venice by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, this train can be reserved within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Florence</u></b><br /><br />From Venice to Florence, there are Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, and Italo trains. Italo trains do not accept rail passes, so you would want to be sure to choose one of the Frecciarossa or Frecciargento trains. Frecciarossa and Frecciargento trains do require reservations in addition to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Venice to Florence by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Rome</u></b><br /><br />Just like from Venice to Florence, the trains from Florence to Rome are Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, and Italo trains.<br /><br />Since the Italo trians don't accept rail passes, you would once again want to be sure to take one of the Frecciarossa or Frecciargento trains. These trains do require reservations in addition to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Florence to Rome by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome to Venice</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Rome to Venice are Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, and Italo trains. Since the Italo trians don't accept rail passes, you would want to be sure to take one of the Frecciarossa or Frecciargento trains, which require reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Rome to Venice by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure..
  • February 20, 2017 19:30
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Leo,<br /><br />Unless you are a youth (under 28), there is no 2nd class offered for the 3 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>. The 3 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> only offers 1st class to passengers 28 and above. In contrast, with the 2 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a>, both 1st and 2nd class are offered to all passengers.<br /><br />Since you're planning to fly from Italy back to Paris, I would recommend purchasing the 2 country option of the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> for Switzerland and Italy, and then you would just purchase regular tickets for your train from Paris to Geneva.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />Since your pass won't cover France, you would have to purchase regular tickets for one of the direct 'TGV Lyria' trains from Paris to Geneva. You would purchase tickets for a train from Paris to Geneva by doing a search for the route right on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>. Generally, these trains can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Montreux</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Geneva to Montreux don't accept reservations. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> would be all you'd need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Montreux to Zweisimmen</u></b><br /><br />Montreux to Zweisimmen represents the first segment of the renowned 'GoldenPass' scenic route. This is the only segment of the 'GoldenPass' route on which reservations are recommended.For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Montreux to Zweisimmen by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Zweisimmen to Interlaken</u></b><br /><br />Zweisimmen to Interlaken represents the middle segment of the 'GoldenPass' scenic route. On this segment of the 'GoldenPass' route, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Interlaken to Lucerne would be the final segment of the 'GoldenPass' journey. On the trains from Interlaken to Lucerne, reservations are not necessary, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Chur</u></b><br /><br />A connection from Lucerne to Chur involves changing trains once in Thalwil or Zurich along the way. Reservations are not necessary on these trains, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Chur to Tirano</u></b><br /><br />The direct train from Chur to Tirano runs along another famed scenic route called the 'Bernina Express'. The Bernina Express from Chur to Tirano does require reservations in addition to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the train from Chur to Tirano by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, this train can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Tirano to Milan</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Tirano to Milan don't accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For part of the journey, these trains run along the eastern shore of Lake Como.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Venice</u></b><br /><br />The trains from Milan to Venice are Frecciarossa, Frecciabianca trains, or EC trains. These trains do require reservations in addition to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the train from Milan to Venice by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, this train can be reserved within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Florence</u></b><br /><br />From Venice to Florence, there are Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, and Italo trains. Italo trains do not accept rail passes, so you would want to be sure to choose one of the Frecciarossa or Frecciargento trains. Frecciarossa and Frecciargento trains do require reservations in addition to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Venice to Florence by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Rome</u></b><br /><br />Just like from Venice to Florence, the trains from Florence to Rome are Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, and Italo trains.<br /><br />Since the Italo trians don't accept rail passes, you would once again want to be sure to take one of the Frecciarossa or Frecciargento trains. These trains do require reservations in addition to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Florence to Rome by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome to Venice</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Rome to Venice are Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, and Italo trains. Since the Italo trians don't accept rail passes, you would want to be sure to take one of the Frecciarossa or Frecciargento trains, which require reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Rome to Venice by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure..
  • February 20, 2017 19:28
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Leo,<br /><br />Unless you are a youth (under 28), there is no 2nd class offered for the 3 country option of the Eurail Select Pass. The 3 country option of the Eurail Select Pass only offers 1st class to passengers 28 and above. In contrast, with the 2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass, both 1st and 2nd class are offered to all passengers.<br /><br />Since you're planning to fly from Italy back to Paris, I would recommend purchasing the 2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass for Switzerland and Italy, and then you would just purchase regular tickets for your train from Paris to Geneva.<br /><br />For the Eurail Select Pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />Since your pass won't cover France, you would have to purchase regular tickets for one of the direct 'TGV Lyria' trains from Paris to Geneva. You would purchase tickets for a train from Paris to Geneva by doing a search for the route right on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. Generally, these trains can only be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Montreux</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Geneva to Montreux don't accept reservations. Therefore, the Eurail Select Pass would be all you'd need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Montreux to Zweisimmen</u></b><br /><br />Montreux to Zweisimmen represents the first segment of the renowned 'GoldenPass' scenic route. This is the only segment of the 'GoldenPass' route on which reservations are recommended.For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Montreux to Zweisimmen by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Zweisimmen to Interlaken</u></b><br /><br />Zweisimmen to Interlaken represents the middle segment of the 'GoldenPass' scenic route. On this segment of the 'GoldenPass' route, reservations are not necessary, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Lucerne</u></b><br /><br />Interlaken to Lucerne would be the final segment of the 'GoldenPass' journey. On the trains from Interlaken to Lucerne, reservations are not necessary, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Lucerne to Chur</u></b><br /><br />A connection from Lucerne to Chur involves changing trains once in Thalwil or Zurich along the way. Reservations are not necessary on these trains, so the Eurail Select Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br /><b><u>Chur to Tirano</u></b><br /><br />The direct train from Chur to Tirano runs along another famed scenic route called the 'Bernina Express'. The Bernina Express from Chur to Tirano does require reservations in addition to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the train from Chur to Tirano by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, this train can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Tirano to Milan</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Tirano to Milan don't accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board. For part of the journey, these trains run along the eastern shore of Lake Como.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Venice</u></b><br /><br />The trains from Milan to Venice are Frecciarossa, Frecciabianca trains, or EC trains. These trains do require reservations in addition to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the train from Milan to Venice by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, this train can be reserved within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Venice to Florence</u></b><br /><br />From Venice to Florence, there are Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, and Italo trains. Italo trains do not accept rail passes, so you would want to be sure to choose one of the Frecciarossa or Frecciargento trains. Frecciarossa and Frecciargento trains do require reservations in addition to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Venice to Florence by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Florence to Rome</u></b><br /><br />Just like from Venice to Florence, the trains from Florence to Rome are Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, and Italo trains.<br /><br />Since the Italo trians don't accept rail passes, you would once again want to be sure to take one of the Frecciarossa or Frecciargento trains. These trains do require reservations in addition to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Florence to Rome by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Rome to Venice</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Rome to Venice are Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, and Italo trains. Since the Italo trians don't accept rail passes, you would want to be sure to take one of the Frecciarossa or Frecciargento trains, which require reservations.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Rome to Venice by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure..
  • July 26, 2016 16:15
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Marisol, If you'll only be doing those two trips, then I would just recommend purchasing regular tickets, as opposed to any rail pass. You would purchase tickets by entering a route under 'Find Train Tickets' on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amsterdam-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam to Berlin</a> and another search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/berlin-to-prague.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/berlin-to-prague.html">Berlin to Prague</a>. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amsterdam-to-berlin.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amsterdam-to-berlin.html">Amsterdam to Berlin</a>, there are direct trains. The direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/netherlands/amsterdam/index.html" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow">Berlin</a> are IC (InterCity) trains. The ride would take about 6.5 hours in duration through the Dutch and German countrysides. Considering that the train would have you leaving right from the city center of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/netherlands/amsterdam/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/netherlands/amsterdam/index.html">Amsterdam</a> and arriving right into the city center of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html">Berlin</a>, the train is still a very feasible option for this route. There are also direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html">Berlin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/prague/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/prague/index.html">Prague</a>. These are EC (EuroCity) trains, and the ride would take about 4.5 hours in duration. Generally, these trains can be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure. Since your intended travel happens to fall outside of this time frame, you would just use an earlier date, some time within the next 90 days, to get an idea of the ticket costs and schedules in the meantime..
  • July 20, 2016 16:52
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Alyssa, This close to your travel dates, it is likely that the best rates for tickets on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amsterdam-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amsterdam-to-paris.html">Amsterdam-Paris</a> trains are already sold out. However, it is also likely that all 'passholder' rates (reservations for passengers traveling with a rail pass) on these trains are also already sold out. Since passholder rates on these trains are likely to already be sold out, I would just recommend purchasing regular tickets. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amsterdam-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amsterdam-to-paris.html">Amsterdam-Paris</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-reims.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-reims.html">Paris-Reims</a> trains, you would purchase tickets under 'Find Train Tickets' on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/netherlands/amsterdam/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/netherlands/amsterdam/index.html">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a> are high-speed Thalys trains. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/reims/index.html" rel="nofollow">Reims</a> are high-speed TGV trains. To get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/versailles/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/versailles/index.html">Versailles</a>, you would take Line C of the local RER commuter rail network. Line C of the RER can be picked up at a number of local RER/Métro stops in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a>, including Champs de Mars/Tour Eiffel, Pont de l'Alma, Invalides, St. Michel/Notre Dame, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/austerlitz-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/austerlitz-train-station.html">Austerlitz</a>. You would get off the RER at the 'Versailles-Rive-Gauche-Château' stop, which is only about a 5 minute walk from the palace itself. These RER trains depart 3 or 4 times every hour and the ride between the city and the Versailles-Rive-Gauche-Château stop only takes about 25 to 40 minutes in duration (depending on the station in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> where you board). You would pay to board the RER at the station when you're there. However, if you happen to purchase a '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html">Paris Visite</a>' for zones 1 to 5, it would cover you for the full route of the RER between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a> and Versailles-Rive-Gauche-Château. The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html">Paris Visite</a>' covers local transportation in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, including the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html">Paris Visite</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html</a>. There is also the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html">Paris Pass</a>'. The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html">Paris Pass</a>' would only be valid on the portions of these RER lines that run within zones 1, 2, and 3. Versailles-Rive-Gauche-Château is located outside of these zones, so this particular pass would not be valid to cover the entire ride on the RER, but it does cover free entry to the palace. If you purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html">Paris Pass</a>', you would just have to purchase an additional ticket locally to cover you for the portion of RER Line C that's beyond zone 3 to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/versailles/index.html" rel="nofollow">Versailles</a>. The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html">Paris Pass</a>' covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central Paris (zones 1 to 3). You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html">Paris Pass</a>' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html</a> To browse other <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/">city passes for a stay in Paris</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/</a>. To browse <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/netherlands/amsterdam/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/netherlands/amsterdam/">city passes for a stay in Amsterdam</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/netherlands/amsterdam/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/netherlands/amsterdam/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/netherlands/amsterdam/</a>..
  • July 08, 2016 21:06
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Puneet, The rail pass just for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow">Austria</a> and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/index.html">Czech Republic</a> is the 2 country option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>'. You would then choose <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html">Austria</a> and the Czech Republic as the 2 countries on your pass. For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>. A rail pass covers trains between different cities in the countries included on the pass. This refers to trains operated by the national rail networks of the countries included on the pass. Generally, rail passes do not cover public transit networks (i.e. metro systems and buses) within European cities, ferries, and buses; although there are sometimes exceptions. For instance, even though rail passes generally do not cover cities' public transit networks, a rail pass that includes <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow">Austria</a> would cover the S-Bahn commuter rail networks in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/vienna/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/vienna/index.html">Vienna</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/innsbruck/index.html" rel="nofollow">Innsbruck</a>. Once you've accessed the page for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> on our website, you would view its additional bonuses by clicking the 'Travel Bonuses' tab. You can then choose 'Travel Bonuses in Austria' and 'Travel Bonuses in Czech Republic'. From doing this, you'll also see these other bonuses for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html">Austria</a>: - The bus between Graz and Klagenfurt would be covered, although a reservation would be required at an additional cost. - 50% discount for boats on Lake Constance. These boats are operated by BSB. - 20% discount for sightseeing boats on the river Danube in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/vienna/index.html" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a> and Wachau. These boats are operated by DDSG Blue Danube. There are no buses or ferries within the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/index.html">Czech Republic</a> that would be covered or discounted with the rail pass..
  • May 17, 2016 21:11
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Danielle, That sounds like the perfect trip you're planning (especially with the Euros included!) What to purchase for rail travel would depend on the specifics of the itinerary itself and various other factors. If you only plan to visit the Benelux countries (the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/indexhtml">Netherlands</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/belgium/indexhtml">Belgium</a>) and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/indexhtml">France</a>, then you would purchase a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> for 2 countries. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belgium</a> and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/indexhtml">Netherlands</a> are both included as a part of the 'Benelux'. The Benelux covers <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belgium</a>, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Netherlands</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/luxembourg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luxembourg</a>, and counts them as one ‘country’ for the purpose of rail passes. Therefore, to account for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/belgium/indexhtml">Belgium</a>/the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Netherlands</a>, you would include the ‘Benelux’ as one of the 'countries' on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>, along with <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/indexhtml">France</a>. If you also plan to visit either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spain</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/indexhtml">Germany</a>, you would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> for 3 countries to include the Benelux, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/indexhtml">France</a>, and then either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/indexhtml">Spain</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/indexhtml">Germany</a>. If you plan to visit both <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spain</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/indexhtml">Germany</a> (in addition to the Benelux and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/indexhtml">France</a>), you would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> for 4 countries to include the Benelux, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/indexhtml">France</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/spain/indexhtml">Spain</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/indexhtml">Germany</a>. To purchase a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. Within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/indexhtml">France</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow">Spain</a>, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is likely that reservations will be required for many of your trips in there. The same would likely be the case for any internationally operating trains (trains going from one country to another). The high-speed trains that operate within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/indexhtml">Germany</a> don't require reservations, but they would be highly recommended on many routes. The passholder rates (reservations for passengers traveling with a rail pass) can sell out quickly, especially during the busy spring and summer travel seasons, so it is recommended that any reservations be purchased in advance, prior to departing for Europe. For when the Euros are underway, you would definitely want to be sure to purchase your reservations well in advance, as trains to/from any of the host cities are expected to fill up very quickly. Generally, reservable trains in the countries you mentioned can be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure. With that said, the national rail network of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow">France</a> has already enabled many of their trains to be reserved for dates in June and early July, due to the Euros, so I would look into booking your reservations as soon as you can. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of pass you'll be traveling with (i.e. a 'Eurail Select Pass')..
  • May 17, 2016 21:11
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Danielle, That sounds like the perfect trip you're planning (especially with the Euros included!) What to purchase for rail travel would depend on the specifics of the itinerary itself and various other factors. If you only plan to visit the Benelux countries (the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html">Netherlands</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html">Belgium</a>) and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html">France</a>, then you would purchase a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> for 2 countries. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow">Belgium</a> and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html">Netherlands</a> are both included as a part of the 'Benelux'. The Benelux covers <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow">Belgium</a>, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow">Netherlands</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/luxembourg/index.html" rel="nofollow">Luxembourg</a>, and counts them as one ‘country’ for the purpose of rail passes. Therefore, to account for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/belgium/index.html">Belgium</a>/the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/the-netherlands/index.html" rel="nofollow">Netherlands</a>, you would include the ‘Benelux’ as one of the 'countries' on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>, along with <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html">France</a>. If you also plan to visit either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow">Spain</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html">Germany</a>, you would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> for 3 countries to include the Benelux, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html">France</a>, and then either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html">Spain</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html">Germany</a>. If you plan to visit both <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow">Spain</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html">Germany</a> (in addition to the Benelux and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html">France</a>), you would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> for 4 countries to include the Benelux, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html">France</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/index.html">Spain</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html">Germany</a>. To purchase a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. Within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html">France</a> and Spain, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is likely that reservations will be required for many of your trips in there. The same would likely be the case for any internationally operating trains (trains going from one country to another). The high-speed trains that operate within <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html">Germany</a> don't require reservations, but they would be highly recommended on many routes. The passholder rates (reservations for passengers traveling with a rail pass) can sell out quickly, especially during the busy spring and summer travel seasons, so it is recommended that any reservations be purchased in advance, prior to departing for Europe. For when the Euros are underway, you would definitely want to be sure to purchase your reservations well in advance, as trains to/from any of the host cities are expected to fill up very quickly. Generally, reservable trains in the countries you mentioned can be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure. With that said, the national rail network of France has already enabled many of their trains to be reserved for dates in June and early July, due to the Euros, so I would look into booking your reservations as soon as you can. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of pass you'll be traveling with (i.e. a 'Eurail Select Pass')..
  • May 17, 2016 21:06
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Nasir. For such extensive travel, your most economical option would likely be to purchase a rail pass. The pass you would purchase for this itinerary is the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a>'. The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>' is a pass that covers travel in 4 bordering countries of your choosing. Generally, all countries traveled through would have to be accounted for on the pass you choose. Therefore, you would purchase your '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>' to include <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html">France</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html">Germany</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow">Italy</a>, and either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow">Austria</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html">Switzerland</a> (depending on the route you take to travel between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html">Germany</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow">Italy</a>). In most cases, however, rail connections between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html">Germany</a> and Italy would pass through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html">Austria</a> along the way. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>. There is no rail pass that would combine <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/great-britain/index.html" rel="nofollow">Great Britain</a> with any countries on the mainland continent of Europe, and the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html">Eurostar</a>' (the train that connects <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html" rel="nofollow">London</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>) is not fully covered by any pass; however, the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a>' would still enable you to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder' rate for a ticket on this train. You would purchase tickets at the Passholder rate on a '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html">Eurostar</a>' by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of pass you'll be traveling with (i.e. a 'Eurail Select Pass'). Incidentally, this is also the procedure you would follow to book reservations for your other trains that your rail pass does cover (i.e. trains operating in the countries included on your 'Eurail Select Pass'). The 'Passholder' rates on the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html">Eurostar</a>' can sell out very quickly, so it would be recommended that these tickets be purchased as soon as possible. The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/eurostar/how-to-book.html">Eurostar</a>' train is unique in that it can generally be booked 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure. It is also recommended that reservations for other trains be purchased as soon as possible. Most reservable trains in Europe can be booked once within 60 to 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • March 18, 2016 15:58
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Ankita, Please note, we are the United States-based seller of European tickets and passes for the North American market. Most of our tickets and passes are issued as physical documents that would have to be shipped to you (including the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>). Since you begin your travels on Sunday, there would not be sufficient time to get the pass to you. It is possible to arrange for a rail pass to be shipped to an address in Europe; however, delivery to an address in Europe can take 3 to 5 business days. Also, delivery to a European address is not able to be arranged for orders submitted through our website. If you'd like to arrange for a pass to be shipped to you at a European address, you would have to call us to place your order. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600 or 1-847-916-1028. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> covers trains between different cities; it does not cover the ferries you in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/greece/index.html" rel="nofollow">Greece</a> that you mentioned. For ferries in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/greece/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/greece/index.html">Greece</a>, we do happen to offer a separate pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-greek-islands-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-greek-islands-pass/index.html">Eurail Greek Islands Pass</a>'. For information on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticke...</a>. For information on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-greek-islands-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-greek-islands-pass/index.html">Eurail Greek Islands Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-greek-islands-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-greek-islands-pass/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticke...</a>. The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains between different cities. With that being the case, a rail pass would generally not cover public transit networks (i.e. metro systems and buses) within European cities. A European city's public transportation network would require a separate kind of pass, specific to travel solely within that city, or else you would just pay locally. If you ever wish to see if there is a city pass offered for a particular city, you would click the 'Activities' link/tab on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>. On the next screen, you would just identify the city and country that you're interested in. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-greek-islands-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-greek-islands-pass/index.html">Eurail Greek Islands Pass</a> covers the following ferries in Greece: <b><u> International Ferry Routes (via 'Super Fast Ferries')</u></b> <b><u>Italy to Greece</u></b> • Ancona or Bari to: Patras / Igoumenitsa / Corfu <b><u>Greece to Italy</u></b> • Patras or Igoumenitsa to: Ancona / Bari • Corfu to: Ancona / Bari. <b><u>Domestic Ferry Routes within Greece (via 'Blue Star Ferries')</u></b> • Piraeus-Heraklion (jointly operated with ANEK Lines) • Piraeus-Paros-Naxos-Ios-Santorini • Piraeus-Syros-Paros-Naxos-Santorini-Iraklia-Schinoussa-Koufonissi-Donoussa-Amorgos (Katapola &amp; Aegiali)-Astypalaia • Piraeus-Santorini-Kos-Rhodes • Piraeus-Syros-Amorgos (Katapola)*-Patmos-Leros-Kos-Rhodes • Piraeus-Astypalaia-Patmos-Lipsi-Leros-Kalymnos-Kos-Nisyros-Tilos-Symi-Rhodes-Kastellorizo • Piraeus-Chios-Lesvos (Mytilene) • Rafina-Mykonos-Paros-Naxos-Ios With the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-greek-islands-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-greek-islands-pass/index.html">Eurail Greek Islands Pass</a>, reservations for the ferries would have to be made by contacting the actual ferry companies. If you wish to have an actual sleeping cabin on any ferry, then a reservation would be required at an additional cost. There are additional surcharges for the internationally operating ferries. These include a seasonal surcharge in June and September of €10 per person and €20 per person in June and July, port taxes of €7 per person, and a fuel surcharge may also apply. The internationally operating ferries between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow">Italy</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/greece/index.html" rel="nofollow">Greece</a> (connecting either Bari or Ancona in Italy with either Patras, Igoumenitsa, or Corfu in Greece) are operated by 'Superfast Ferries' (the Bari route operates under the name 'ANEK-Superfast'). Their website is <a href="http://www.superfast.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.superfast.com">www.superfast.com</a>. You would make reservations by calling them at +30 210 8919 130 or +30 210 8919 700 or by sending an email to <a href="mailto:helpdesk@attica-group.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">helpdesk@attica-group.com</a> (you could also use <a href="mailto:helpdesk1@anek-superfast.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: mailto:helpdesk1@anek-superfast.com">helpdesk1@anek-superfast.com</a> for the Bari route). The domestic ferries in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/greece/index.html" rel="nofollow">Greece</a> are operated by 'Blue Star Ferries'. Their website is <a href="http://www.bluestarferries.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.bluestarferries.com">www.bluestarferries.com</a>. You would make reservations for these by calling either +30 210 8919 700 for the Heraklion ferry (Crete) or +30 210 8919 130 for all other destinations. Please note, it is advised that passengers be at the port 2 hours prior to departure to check-in and receive your boarding your pass. Check-in closes 30 minutes before the ferries depart. Just like the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-greek-islands-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-greek-islands-pass/index.html">Eurail Greek Islands Pass</a> is only able to be issued as a physical document that would have to be shipped to you..
  • March 18, 2016 15:54
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Ankita, Please note, we are the United States-based seller of European tickets and passes for the North American market. Most of our tickets and passes are issued as physical documents that would have to be shipped to you (including the Eurail Global Pass). Since you begin your travels on Sunday, there would not be sufficient time to get the pass to you. It is possible to arrange for a rail pass to be shipped to an address in Europe; however, delivery to an address in Europe can take 3 to 5 business days. Also, delivery to a European address is not able to be arranged for orders submitted through our website. If you'd like to arrange for a pass to be shipped to you at a European address, you would have to call us to place your order. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600 or 1-847-916-1028. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays. The Eurail Global Pass covers trains between different cities; it does not cover the ferries you in Greece that you mentioned. For ferries in Greece, we do happen to offer a separate pass called the 'Eurail Greek Islands Pass'. For information on the Eurail Global Pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticke...</a>. For information on the Eurail Greek Islands Pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-greek-islands-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticke...</a>. The objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains between different cities. With that being the case, a rail pass would generally not cover public transit networks (i.e. metro systems and buses) within European cities. A European city's public transportation network would require a separate kind of pass, specific to travel solely within that city, or else you would just pay locally. If you ever wish to see if there is a city pass offered for a particular city, you would click the 'Activities' link/tab on our homepage, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>. On the next screen, you would just identify the city and country that you're interested in. The Eurail Greek Islands Pass covers the following ferries in Greece: <b><u> International Ferry Routes (via 'Super Fast Ferries')</u></b> <b><u>Italy to Greece</u></b> • Ancona or Bari to: Patras / Igoumenitsa / Corfu <b><u>Greece to Italy</u></b> • Patras or Igoumenitsa to: Ancona / Bari • Corfu to: Ancona / Bari. <b><u>Domestic Ferry Routes within Greece (via 'Blue Star Ferries')</u></b> • Piraeus-Heraklion (jointly operated with ANEK Lines) • Piraeus-Paros-Naxos-Ios-Santorini • Piraeus-Syros-Paros-Naxos-Santorini-Iraklia-Schinoussa-Koufonissi-Donoussa-Amorgos (Katapola &amp; Aegiali)-Astypalaia • Piraeus-Santorini-Kos-Rhodes • Piraeus-Syros-Amorgos (Katapola)*-Patmos-Leros-Kos-Rhodes • Piraeus-Astypalaia-Patmos-Lipsi-Leros-Kalymnos-Kos-Nisyros-Tilos-Symi-Rhodes-Kastellorizo • Piraeus-Chios-Lesvos (Mytilene) • Rafina-Mykonos-Paros-Naxos-Ios With the Eurail Greek Islands Pass, reservations for the ferries would have to be made by contacting the actual ferry companies. If you wish to have an actual sleeping cabin on any ferry, then a reservation would be required at an additional cost. There are additional surcharges for the internationally operating ferries. These include a seasonal surcharge in June and September of €10 per person and €20 per person in June and July, port taxes of €7 per person, and a fuel surcharge may also apply. The internationally operating ferries between Italy and Greece (connecting either Bari or Ancona in Italy with either Patras, Igoumenitsa, or Corfu in Greece) are operated by 'Superfast Ferries' (the Bari route operates under the name 'ANEK-Superfast'). Their website is <a href="http://www.superfast.com" rel="nofollow">www.superfast.com</a>. You would make reservations by calling them at +30 210 8919 130 or +30 210 8919 700 or by sending an email to <a href="mailto:helpdesk@attica-group.com" rel="nofollow">helpdesk@attica-group.com</a> (you could also use <a href="mailto:helpdesk1@anek-superfast.com" rel="nofollow">helpdesk1@anek-superfast.com</a> for the Bari route). The domestic ferries in Greece are operated by 'Blue Star Ferries'. Their website is <a href="http://www.bluestarferries.com" rel="nofollow">www.bluestarferries.com</a>. You would make reservations for these by calling either +30 210 8919 700 for the Heraklion ferry (Crete) or +30 210 8919 130 for all other destinations. Please note, it is advised that passengers be at the port 2 hours prior to departure to check-in and receive your boarding your pass. Check-in closes 30 minutes before the ferries depart. Just like the Eurail Global Pass, the Eurail Greek Islands Pass is only able to be issued as a physical document that would have to be shipped to you..
  • March 17, 2016 20:20
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Danielle, That sounds like the perfect trip you're planning (especially with the Euros included!) What to purchase for rail travel would depend on the specifics of the itinerary itself and various other factors. If you only plan to visit the Benelux countries (the Netherlands and Belgium) and France, then you would purchase a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a> for 2 countries. Belgium and the Netherlands are both included as a part of the 'Benelux'. The Benelux covers Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, and counts them as one ‘country’ for the purpose of rail passes. Therefore, to account for Belgium/the Netherlands, you would include the ‘Benelux’ as one of the 'countries' on your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a>, along with France. If you also plan to visit either Spain or Germany, you would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> for 3 countries to include the Benelux, France, and then either Spain or Germany. If you plan to visit both Spain and Germany (in addition to the Benelux and France), you would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> for 4 countries to include the Benelux, France, Spain, and Germany. To purchase a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Select Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. Within France and Spain, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is likely that reservations will be required for many of your trips in there. The same would likely be the case for any internationally operating trains (trains going from one country to another). The high-speed trains that operate within Germany don't require reservations, but they would be highly recommended on many routes. The passholder rates (reservations for passengers traveling with a rail pass) can sell out quickly, especially during the busy spring and summer travel seasons, so it is recommended that any reservations be purchased in advance, prior to departing for Europe. For when the Euros are underway, you would definitely want to be sure to purchase your reservations well in advance, as trains to/from any of the host cities are expected to fill up very quickly. Generally, reservable trains in the countries you mentioned can be booked once within 90 days of an intended date of departure. With that said, the national rail network of France has already enabled many of their trains to be reserved for dates in June and early July, due to the Euros, so I would look into booking your reservations as soon as you can. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of pass you'll be traveling with (i.e. a 'Eurail Select Pass')..
  • March 16, 2016 21:55
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi, Really glad to hear this site's been able to help you out. Rail travel is a great option in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a>, just as it is in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/indexhtml">Switzerland</a>. You may want to rent a car just to travel around the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/provence/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Provence region</a>, if that is your plan; but you can take the train for your trips to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/indexhtml">Geneva</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/provence/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/provence/indexhtml">Provence</a> and from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/provence/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/provence/indexhtml">Provence</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/indexhtml">Paris</a>. To cover your travel, you could go with one of the following options: a.) The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, in combination with regular tickets for a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/indexhtml">Geneva</a> to Aix en Provence and Aix en Provence to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>. or b.) The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> for 2 countries, with those countries being <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/indexhtml">Switzerland</a> and France. You're correct that the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swiss Travel Pass</a> covers public transit within Swiss cities, while the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> wouldn't. However, it would be your choice which of these two options to purchase. You would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a> here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html</a>. You would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>. Regular tickets would be purchased by clicking on 'Find Fares &amp; Schedules' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) and entering a route. Our website has two different entries for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/aix-en-provence/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aix en Provence</a> - 'Aix En Provence TGV' or just 'Aix En Provence'. 'Aix En Provence TGV' refers to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/aix-en-provence/train-station/gare-aix-en-provence-tgv.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/aix-en-provence/train-station/gare-aix-en-provence-tgvhtml">Aix en Provence TGV station</a>, and 'Aix en Provence' just refers to the regular Aix en Provence station. For your searches, you would type 'Aix En Provence TGV'. Therefore, if you do end up purchasing regular tickets for your time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a>, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-aix-en-provence-TGV.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/geneva-to-aix-en-provence-TGVhtml">'Geneva' to 'Aix En Provence TGV'</a> and another search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/aix-en-provence-TGV-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/aix-en-provence-TGV-to-parishtml">'Aix En Provence TGV' to 'Paris'</a>. Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-aix-en-provence-TGV.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva to Aix en Provence TGV</a> take about 3.5 to 4.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/lyon/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/lyon/indexhtml">Lyon</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/marseille/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/marseille/indexhtml">Marseille</a>, although most options would have you changing in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/lyon/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/lyon/indexhtml">Lyon</a>. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-lyon.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/geneva-to-lyonhtml">Geneva to Lyon</a>, there are regional 'TER' trains and one '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a>' train. Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lyon-to-aix-en-provence-TGV.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lyon-to-aix-en-provence-TGV.html">Lyon to Aix en Provence TGV</a> are '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv/how-to-bookhtml">TGV</a>' trains. The direct train <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-marseille.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/geneva-to-marseillehtml">Geneva to Marseille</a> is a '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a>' train. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/marseille-to-aix-en-provence-TGV.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/marseille-to-aix-en-provence-TGVhtml">Marseille to Aix en Provence TGV</a> are '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv/how-to-bookhtml">TGV</a>' and '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-international/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-international/how-to-bookhtml">Brussels-Provence TGV</a>' trains. There is also a '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/france-spain-high-speed-train/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/france-spain-high-speed-train/how-to-bookhtml">France-Spain High Speed</a>' train and a 'France-Germany High Speed' train. Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/aix-en-provence-TGV-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/aix-en-provence-TGV-to-parishtml">Aix en Provence TGV to Paris</a> are high-speed '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv/how-to-bookhtml">TGV</a>' trains. If you purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/indexhtml">Switzerland</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/indexhtml">France</a>, these trains would still require reservations in addition to the pass (except for the regional 'TER' trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-lyon.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/geneva-to-lyonhtml">Geneva to Lyon</a>). For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by entering a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) and indicating the type of rail pass you'll be traveling with when you're prompted (i.e. the 'Eurail Select Pass'). For the option from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/aix-en-provence/train-station/gare-aix-en-provence-tgv.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/aix-en-provence/train-station/gare-aix-en-provence-tgv.html">Aix en Provence TGV</a> via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/lyon/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lyon</a>, you would just do the search for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lyon-to-aix-en-provence-TGV.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lyon-to-aix-en-provence-TGV.html">'Lyon' to 'Aix En Provence TGV'</a> (since reservations aren't even accepted on the TER trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-lyon.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/geneva-to-lyonhtml">Geneva to Lyon</a>). You can then do a separate search for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-lyon.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/geneva-to-lyonhtml">Geneva to Lyon</a> just to view the schedules for planning. In <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/indexhtml">Switzerland</a>, the vast majority of trains don't even accept reservations. Even if reservations happen to be accepted on a particular train in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>, they are usually not at all necessary. Therefore, a rail pass is all you'd need to board, whether it be a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html">Switzerland</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a> or a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a>. Of the trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/indexhtml">Switzerland</a> you mentioned, you could only do reservations on segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/interlaken/index.html">Interlaken</a>. The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html">Lucerne to Interlaken</a> are '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-bookhtml">GoldenPass</a>' scenic trains. You would purchase reservations for a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html">Lucerne to Interlaken</a> on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) by entering the route and indicating the type of rail pass you'll be traveling with when you're prompted (i.e. the 'Eurail Select Pass' or a 'Swiss Travel Pass'). Reservations are not accepted or necessary on the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-lucerne.html">Zurich to Lucerne</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Bern</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-lausanne.html" rel="nofollow">Bern to Lausanne</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lausanne-to-geneva.html" rel="nofollow">Lausanne to Geneva</a>. For planning purposes, you can still just view the schedules for these trains on our website..
  • March 16, 2016 21:51
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi, Really glad to hear this site's been able to help you out. Rail travel is a great option in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow">France</a>, just as it is in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html">Switzerland</a>. You may want to rent a car just to travel around the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/provence/index.html" rel="nofollow">Provence region</a>, if that is your plan; but you can take the train for your trips to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/index.html">Geneva</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/provence/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/provence/index.html">Provence</a> and from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/provence/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/provence/index.html">Provence</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a>. To cover your travel, you could go with one of the following options: a.) The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, in combination with regular tickets for a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/index.html">Geneva</a> to Aix en Provence and Aix en Provence to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. or b.) The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> for 2 countries, with those countries being <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html">Switzerland</a> and France. You're correct that the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Swiss Travel Pass</a> covers public transit within Swiss cities, while the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> wouldn't. However, it would be your choice which of these two options to purchase. You would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a> here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html</a>. You would purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>. Regular tickets would be purchased by clicking on 'Find Fares &amp; Schedules' on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) and entering a route. Our website has two different entries for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/aix-en-provence/index.html" rel="nofollow">Aix en Provence</a> - 'Aix En Provence TGV' or just 'Aix En Provence'. 'Aix En Provence TGV' refers to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/aix-en-provence/train-station/gare-aix-en-provence-tgv.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/aix-en-provence/train-station/gare-aix-en-provence-tgv.html">Aix en Provence TGV station</a>, and 'Aix en Provence' just refers to the regular Aix en Provence station. For your searches, you would type 'Aix En Provence TGV'. Therefore, if you do end up purchasing regular tickets for your time in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow">France</a>, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-aix-en-provence-TGV.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-aix-en-provence-TGV.html">'Geneva' to 'Aix En Provence TGV'</a> and another search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/aix-en-provence-TGV-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/aix-en-provence-TGV-to-paris.html">'Aix En Provence TGV' to 'Paris'</a>. Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-aix-en-provence-TGV.html" rel="nofollow">Geneva to Aix en Provence TGV</a> take about 3.5 to 4.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/lyon/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/lyon/index.html">Lyon</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/marseille/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/marseille/index.html">Marseille</a>, although most options would have you changing in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/lyon/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/lyon/index.html">Lyon</a>. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-lyon.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-lyon.html">Geneva to Lyon</a>, there are regional 'TER' trains and one '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a>' train. Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lyon-to-aix-en-provence-TGV.html" rel="nofollow">Lyon to Aix en Provence TGV</a> are '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html">TGV</a>' trains. The direct train <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-marseille.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-marseille.html">Geneva to Marseille</a> is a '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html">TGV Lyria</a>' train. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/marseille-to-aix-en-provence-TGV.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/marseille-to-aix-en-provence-TGV.html">Marseille to Aix en Provence TGV</a> are '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html">TGV</a>' and '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-international/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-international/how-to-book.html">Brussels-Provence TGV</a>' trains. There is also a '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/france-spain-high-speed-train/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/france-spain-high-speed-train/how-to-book.html">France-Spain High Speed</a>' train and a 'France-Germany High Speed' train. Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/aix-en-provence-TGV-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/aix-en-provence-TGV-to-paris.html">Aix en Provence TGV to Paris</a> are high-speed '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html">TGV</a>' trains. If you purchase the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html">Switzerland</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html">France</a>, these trains would still require reservations in addition to the pass (except for the regional 'TER' trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-lyon.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-lyon.html">Geneva to Lyon</a>). For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by entering a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) and indicating the type of rail pass you'll be traveling with when you're prompted (i.e. the 'Eurail Select Pass'). For the option from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/index.html" rel="nofollow">Geneva</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/aix-en-provence/train-station/gare-aix-en-provence-tgv.html" rel="nofollow">Aix en Provence TGV</a> via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/lyon/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lyon</a>, you would just do the search for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lyon-to-aix-en-provence-TGV.html" rel="nofollow">'Lyon' to 'Aix En Provence TGV'</a> (since reservations aren't even accepted on the TER trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-lyon.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-lyon.html">Geneva to Lyon</a>). You can then do a separate search for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-lyon.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-lyon.html">Geneva to Lyon</a> just to view the schedules for planning. In <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html">Switzerland</a>, the vast majority of trains don't even accept reservations. Even if reservations happen to be accepted on a particular train in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>, they are usually not at all necessary. Therefore, a rail pass is all you'd need to board, whether it be a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow">France</a> or a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html">Swiss Travel Pass</a>. Of the trains in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html">Switzerland</a> you mentioned, you could only do reservations on segment from Lucerne to Interlaken. The trains from Lucerne to Interlaken are '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass</a>' scenic trains. You would purchase reservations for a train from Lucerne to Interlaken on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) by entering the route and indicating the type of rail pass you'll be traveling with when you're prompted (i.e. the 'Eurail Select Pass' or a 'Swiss Travel Pass'). Reservations are not accepted or necessary on the trains from Zurich to Lucerne, Interlaken to Bern, Bern to Lausanne, and Lausanne to Geneva. For planning purposes, you can still just view the schedules for these trains on our website..
  • May 11, 2015 18:45
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Thank you for your question, Dhaval. As the objective of a rail pass is more to cover travel between different cities, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail France-Switzerland Pass</a> would not cover the Métro and RER public transit networks in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>. For <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, we do happen to offer separate city passes that would cover local public transportation. If you'll be staying in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> and traveling around the city, we would recommend purchasing one of these passes. There is the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-pass/indexhtml">Paris Pass</a> and the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Visite Pass</a>. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-pass/indexhtml">Paris Pass</a> covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central Paris. You would purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-pass/indexhtml">Paris Pass</a> here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-pass/indexhtml">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html</a>. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-visite/indexhtml">Paris Visite</a> just covers local transportation in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, including the Métro, RER, and city buses. With the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Visite</a>, there is an option just for central Paris (zones 1-3) and there is another option that covers zones outside of central Paris as well (zones 1-5). You would purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-visite/indexhtml">Paris Visite</a> here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-visite/indexhtml">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html</a>. There is also the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-museum-pass/indexhtml">Paris Museum Pass</a>, which doesn't cover any transportation but does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. You would purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Museum Pass</a> here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-museum-pass/indexhtml">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html</a>. You would then be able to use the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/indexhtml">Eurail France-Switzerland Pass</a> for your remaining travel in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/index.html" rel="nofollow">France</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html">Switzerland</a>. You would purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/indexhtml">Eurail France-Switzerland Pass</a> here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/indexhtml">http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html</a>. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail France-Switzerland Pass</a> would cover you to Engelberg, where you would catch the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/activities/mount-titlis/indexhtml">cable cars that take you up Mount Titlis</a>. The pass would then enable you to receive a 25% discount on the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cable cars between Engelberg and Mount Titlis</a>. You would receive the 25% discount by purchasing the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Engelberg - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/activities/mount-titlis/indexhtml">'Mount Titlis' mountaintop excursion</a>. You would purchase this by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/activities/mount-titlis/indexhtml">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html</a>. Reservations are not accepted on the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html">Mount Titlis trip from Engelberg</a>. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html">'Mount Titlis' mountaintop excursion</a> is an open voucher that is all you will need to board. The trek up Mount Titlis is done by cable cars, which do not have set schedules, as they operate continuously. The first cable car is from Engelberg to Trübsee, the second cable car is from Trübsee to Stand, and the third cable car is from Stand to Titlis. There are frequently operating direct trains to get you from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-engelberg.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-engelberg.html">Lucerne to Engelberg</a>, and the rail pass is all you would need to board any of these trains. The rail station at Rhine Falls is 'Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall', which is located along a local 'S-Bahn' rail line between Winterthur and Schaffhausen. The rail pass is valid on these trains. The full length of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass scenic route</a> is from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html">Lucerne</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/montreux/index.html" rel="nofollow">Montreux</a> and involves changing trains twice along the way; once in Interlaken and then once in Zweisimmen. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/indexhtml">Eurail France-Switzerland Pass</a> does cover the ticket costs for these trains, it would just be recommended that you purchase seat reservations for the segment of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-bookhtml">GoldenPass</a> route from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-montreux.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-montreuxhtml">Zweisimmen to Montreux</a>. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-bookhtml">GoldenPass</a> train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-montreux.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zweisimmen to Montreux</a> by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our homepage</a>, entering the cities, and indicating the type of rail pass you'll be traveling with when you're prompted (i.e. the Eurail France-Switzerland Pass). For planning purposes, you can just check schedules for the remaining route of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-bookhtml">GoldenPass</a> by clicking on 'Find Fares &amp; Schedules' on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/indexhtml">our homepage</a> (instead of 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations') and doing a separate search for each segment (i.e. one search for trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlakenhtml">Lucerne to Interlaken</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-zweisimmen.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-zweisimmen.html">Interlaken to Zweisimmen</a>), this time not indicating that you'll be traveling with any type of pass when you're prompted. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/indexhtml">Eurail France-Switzerland Pass</a> would cover you on trains to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow">Bern</a> from within <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow">Switzerland</a>. The trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/bern-to-parishtml">Bern to Paris</a> (high-speed '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a>' trains) would just require reservations in addition to the pass. You would purchase reservations for a train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/bern-to-parishtml">Bern to Paris</a> the same way you would for a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-bookhtml">GoldenPass</a> train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-montreux.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-montreuxhtml">Zweisimmen to Montreux</a>. Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-montreux.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-montreuxhtml">Zweisimmen to Montreux</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/bern-to-parishtml">Bern to Paris</a> both can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended date of departure. I'm sorry; however, I'm not familiar with a place called 'Lautternburg'. If you can think of another town nearby, a larger one perhaps, please let us know, and I can see if there is a rail station..
  • May 11, 2015 18:40
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Thank you for your question, Dhaval. As the objective of a rail pass is more to cover travel between different cities, the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail France-Switzerland Pass</a> would not cover the Métro and RER public transit networks in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. For Paris, we do happen to offer separate city passes that would cover local public transportation. If you'll be staying in Paris and traveling around the city, we would recommend purchasing one of these passes. There is the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html">Paris Pass</a> and the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite Pass</a>. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html">Paris Pass</a> covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central Paris. You would purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html">Paris Pass</a> here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html</a>. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html">Paris Visite</a> just covers local transportation in Paris, including the Métro, RER, and city buses. With the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>, there is an option just for central Paris (zones 1-3) and there is another option that covers zones outside of central Paris as well (zones 1-5). You would purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html">Paris Visite</a> here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html</a>. There is also the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html">Paris Museum Pass</a>, which doesn't cover any transportation but does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around Paris. You would purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Museum Pass</a> here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html</a>. You would then be able to use the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html">Eurail France-Switzerland Pass</a> for your remaining travel in France and Switzerland. You would purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html">Eurail France-Switzerland Pass</a> here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html</a>. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail France-Switzerland Pass</a> would cover you to Engelberg, where you would catch the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html">cable cars that take you up Mount Titlis</a>. The pass would then enable you to receive a 25% discount on the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow">cable cars between Engelberg and Mount Titlis</a>. You would receive the 25% discount by purchasing the '1 Day Round-Trip Journey From Engelberg - For Use Only With Eurail Pass Which Includes Switzerland' option of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html">'Mount Titlis' mountaintop excursion</a>. You would purchase this by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/mount-titlis/index.html</a>. Reservations are not accepted on the Mount Titlis trip from Engelberg. The 'Mount Titlis' mountaintop excursion is an open voucher that is all you will need to board. The trek up Mount Titlis is done by cable cars, which do not have set schedules, as they operate continuously. The first cable car is from Engelberg to Trübsee, the second cable car is from Trübsee to Stand, and the third cable car is from Stand to Titlis. There are frequently operating direct trains to get you from Lucerne to Engelberg, and the rail pass is all you would need to board any of these trains. The rail station at Rhine Falls is 'Schloss Laufen am Rheinfall', which is located along a local 'S-Bahn' rail line between Winterthur and Schaffhausen. The rail pass is valid on these trains. The full length of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass scenic route</a> is from Lucerne to Montreux and involves changing trains twice along the way; once in Interlaken and then once in Zweisimmen. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html">Eurail France-Switzerland Pass</a> does cover the ticket costs for these trains, it would just be recommended that you purchase seat reservations for the segment of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass</a> route from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-montreux.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-montreux.html">Zweisimmen to Montreux</a>. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass</a> train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-montreux.html" rel="nofollow">Zweisimmen to Montreux</a> by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a>, entering the cities, and indicating the type of rail pass you'll be traveling with when you're prompted (i.e. the Eurail France-Switzerland Pass). For planning purposes, you can just check schedules for the remaining route of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass</a> by clicking on 'Find Fares &amp; Schedules' on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our homepage</a> (instead of 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations') and doing a separate search for each segment (i.e. one search for trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lucerne-to-interlaken.html">Lucerne to Interlaken</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/interlaken-to-zweisimmen.html" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Zweisimmen</a>), this time not indicating that you'll be traveling with any type of pass when you're prompted. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-switzerland-pass/index.html">Eurail France-Switzerland Pass</a> would cover you on trains to Bern from within Switzerland. The trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-paris.html">Bern to Paris</a> (high-speed '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html">TGV Lyria</a>' trains) would just require reservations in addition to the pass. You would purchase reservations for a train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-paris.html">Bern to Paris</a> the same way you would for a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/golden-pass/how-to-book.html">GoldenPass</a> train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-montreux.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-montreux.html">Zweisimmen to Montreux</a>. Trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-montreux.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zweisimmen-to-montreux.html">Zweisimmen to Montreux</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-paris.html">Bern to Paris</a> both can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended date of departure. I'm sorry; however, I'm not familiar with a place called 'Lautternburg'. If you can think of another town nearby, a larger one perhaps, please let us know, and I can see if there is a rail station..
  • March 16, 2015 15:07
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Asha. Thank you for your question.<br /><br />There is a single country rail pass for <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/slovenia/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slovenia</a> called the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-slovenia-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-slovenia-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Slovenia Pass</a>'. However, for travel to multiple countries, you would generally not purchase separate individual country passes for each country you'd be traveling to. Instead, you would try to find one multiple country rail pass that includes all countries being traveled through. With that said, there are exceptions and it would depend on various factors, as well as your own preferences.<br /><br />For the travel you described, you could purchase a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> is a pass that covers travel in 4 bordering countries of your choosing. Therefore, you would purchase your <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> to include <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a>, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/indexhtml">Switzerland</a>, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Austria</a>, and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/croatia/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Croatia</a>/<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/slovenia/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/slovenia/indexhtml">Slovenia</a> (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/croatia/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Croatia</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/slovenia/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slovenia</a> are counted together as one country for the purpose of this rail pass). You would purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />There are no rail passes just for 3 countries or just for 5 countries.<br /><br />A <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> doesn't offer all the same 'additional bonuses' in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/indexhtml">Switzerland</a> that the single country '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a>' would; however, it would still likely be the best option for you overall. If you would like to view the bonuses offered with these passes, you would just click the 'Travel Bonuses' tab once you have access the pages for these passes on our site. For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />On certain trains, reservations would be required in addition to the rail pass. For instance, with regard to specific routes you mentioned in your itinerary, reservations would be required on the following trains:<br /><br /><ul><li><a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/rome-to-florence.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome to Florence</a> (high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa/Frecciargento</a> trains or InterCity trains)</li><li><a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-rome.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice to Rome</a> (high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> trains and InterCity trains)</li><li>Any internationally operating trains between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/italy/indexhtml">Italy</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/indexhtml">Switzerland</a> (Most connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/indexhtml">Switzerland</a> involve taking a direct train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>. There are direct trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-lausanne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/milan-to-lausannehtml">Milan to Lausanne</a> (EuroCity trains) for example, on which reservations would be required.)<br /></li></ul>And reservations would be highly recommended on the following:<br /><br /><ul><li><a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-vienna.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich to Vienna</a> (high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/railjet/how-to-bookhtml">Railjet</a> trains)</li><li><a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/vienna-to-salzburg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vienna to Salzburg</a> (high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/railjet/how-to-bookhtml">Railjet</a> trains)</li></ul>For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/indexhtml">our homepage</a>, entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass you'll be traveling with when you're prompted (i.e. the Eurail Select Pass).<br /><br />Generally, the reservable trains in these countries can only be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure. If your intended travel happens to fall outside of this time frame, you would just use a more imminent date, some time within the next 90 days, to get an idea of the reservation costs and view schedules in the meantime when searching a route on our site.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary or even accepted on the vast majority of trains operating within <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>, including the direct trains between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lausanne-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lausanne and Zurich</a>, for example. Therefore, the rail pass would be all you'd need to board such trains..
  • March 16, 2015 15:07
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Asha. Thank you for your question.<br /><br />There is a single country rail pass for <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/slovenia/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slovenia</a> called the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-slovenia-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-slovenia-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Slovenia Pass</a>'. However, for travel to multiple countries, you would generally not purchase separate individual country passes for each country you'd be traveling to. Instead, you would try to find one multiple country rail pass that includes all countries being traveled through. With that said, there are exceptions and it would depend on various factors, as well as your own preferences.<br /><br />For the travel you described, you could purchase a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> is a pass that covers travel in 4 bordering countries of your choosing. Therefore, you would purchase your <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> to include <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a>, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/indexhtml">Switzerland</a>, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Austria</a>, and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/croatia/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Croatia</a>/<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/slovenia/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/slovenia/indexhtml">Slovenia</a> (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/croatia/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Croatia</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/slovenia/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slovenia</a> are counted together as one country for the purpose of this rail pass). You would purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />There are no rail passes just for 3 countries or just for 5 countries.<br /><br />A <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> doesn't offer all the same 'additional bonuses' in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/indexhtml">Switzerland</a> that the single country '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a>' would; however, it would still likely be the best option for you overall. If you would like to view the bonuses offered with these passes, you would just click the 'Travel Bonuses' tab once you have access the pages for these passes on our site. For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />On certain trains, reservations would be required in addition to the rail pass. For instance, with regard to specific routes you mentioned in your itinerary, reservations would be required on the following trains:<br /><br /><ul><li><a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/rome-to-florence.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome to Florence</a> (high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa/Frecciargento</a> trains or InterCity trains)</li><li><a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-rome.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice to Rome</a> (high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> trains and InterCity trains)</li><li>Any internationally operating trains between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html">Italy</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/indexhtml">Switzerland</a> (Most connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html">Switzerland</a> involve taking a direct train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>. There are direct trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-lausanne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/milan-to-lausannehtml">Milan to Lausanne</a> (EuroCity trains) for example, on which reservations would be required.)<br /></li></ul>And reservations would be highly recommended on the following:<br /><ul><li><a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-vienna.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich to Vienna</a> (high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/railjet/how-to-bookhtml">Railjet</a> trains)</li><li><a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/vienna-to-salzburg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vienna to Salzburg</a> (high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/railjet/how-to-bookhtml">Railjet</a> trains)</li></ul>For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/indexhtml">our homepage</a>, entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass you'll be traveling with when you're prompted (i.e. the Eurail Select Pass).<br /><br />Generally, the reservable trains in these countries can only be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure. If your intended travel happens to fall outside of this time frame, you would just use a more imminent date, some time within the next 90 days, to get an idea of the reservation costs and view schedules in the meantime when searching a route on our site.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary or even accepted on the vast majority of trains operating within <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>, including the direct trains between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lausanne-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lausanne and Zurich</a>, for example. Therefore, the rail pass would be all you'd need to board such trains..
  • March 16, 2015 15:06
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Asha. Thank you for your question.<br /><br />There is a single country rail pass for <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/slovenia/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slovenia</a> called the '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-slovenia-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-slovenia-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Slovenia Pass</a>'. However, for travel to multiple countries, you would generally not purchase separate individual country passes for each country you'd be traveling to. Instead, you would try to find one multiple country rail pass that includes all countries being traveled through. With that said, there are exceptions and it would depend on various factors, as well as your own preferences.<br /><br />For the travel you described, you could purchase a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a>. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> is a pass that covers travel in 4 bordering countries of your choosing. Therefore, you would purchase your <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> to include <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a>, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/indexhtml">Switzerland</a>, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/austria/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Austria</a>, and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/croatia/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Croatia</a>/<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/slovenia/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/slovenia/indexhtml">Slovenia</a> (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/croatia/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Croatia</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/slovenia/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slovenia</a> are counted together as one country for the purpose of this rail pass). You would purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Select Pass</a> here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/indexhtml">http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />There are no rail passes just for 3 countries or just for 5 countries.<br /><br />A <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> doesn't offer all the same 'additional bonuses' in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/indexhtml">Switzerland</a> that the single country '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a>' would; however, it would still likely be the best option for you overall. If you would like to view the bonuses offered with these passes, you would just click the 'Travel Bonuses' tab once you have access the pages for these passes on our site. For the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">Swiss Travel Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/indexhtml">http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/swiss-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />On certain trains, reservations would be required in addition to the rail pass. For instance, with regard to specific routes you mentioned in your itinerary, reservations would be required on the following trains:<br /><ul><li><a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/rome-to-florence.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome to Florence</a> (high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciarossa/Frecciargento</a> trains or InterCity trains)</li><li><a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/venice-to-rome.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice to Rome</a> (high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-bookhtml">Frecciargento</a> trains and InterCity trains)</li><li>Any internationally operating trains between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/indexhtml">Switzerland</a> (Most connections from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italy</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a> involve taking a direct train from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>. There are direct trains from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-lausanne.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/milan-to-lausannehtml">Milan to Lausanne</a> (EuroCity trains) for example, on which reservations would be required.)<br /></li></ul>And reservations would be highly recommended on the following:<br /><ul><li><a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/zurich-to-vienna.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich to Vienna</a> (high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/railjet/how-to-bookhtml">Railjet</a> trains)</li><li><a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/vienna-to-salzburg.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vienna to Salzburg</a> (high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/railjet/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/railjet/how-to-bookhtml">Railjet</a> trains)</li></ul>For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our homepage</a>, entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass you'll be traveling with when you're prompted (i.e. the Eurail Select Pass).<br /><br />Generally, the reservable trains in these countries can only be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure. If your intended travel happens to fall outside of this time frame, you would just use a more imminent date, some time within the next 90 days, to get an idea of the reservation costs and view schedules in the meantime when searching a route on our site.<br /><br />Reservations are not necessary or even accepted on the vast majority of trains operating within <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>, including the direct trains between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lausanne-to-zurich.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lausanne and Zurich</a>, for example. Therefore, the rail pass would be all you'd need to board such trains..
  • December 09, 2014 20:38
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to The purpose of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for travel between different cities. Rail passes are generally not valid on local public transportation within cities (i.e. metro networks and buses), although there are few exceptions, the most notable of which being that any rail pass that includes <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomeurope-travel-guidegermanyindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Germany</a> does cover the local S-Bahn lines that run within German cities. The only S-Bahn lines that are not covered with a rail pass that includes Germany are in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berlin</a>. In <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berlin</a>, a pass that includes <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Germany</a> would only be valid on the following S-Bahn lines" 1.) The main S-Bahn lines that cut east-west across the city along the corridor between the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/train-station/zoologischer-train-station.html">Zoologischer Garten station</a>, the <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomeurope-travel-guidegermanyberlintrain-stationcentral-train-stationhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/train-station/central-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hbf (Hauptbahnhof) station</a>, the Friedrichstrasse station, the <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomeurope-travel-guidegermanyberlintrain-stationostbahnhof-train-stationhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/train-station/ostbahnhof-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ostbahnhof station</a>, and the Lichtenberg station. This includes S5, S7, and S75, but only between <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomeurope-travel-guidegermanyberlintrain-stationzoologischer-train-stationhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/train-station/zoologischer-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zoologischer Garten</a> and Lichtenberg. 2.) The S-Bahn lines that run north-south between the Gesundbrunnen and the Südkreuz station. These lines intersect with the east-west line mentioned above at Friedrichstrasse. These lines include S2, S25, and S1 (though S1 doesn't go all the way to Südkreuz, so it would only be valid up to Friedrichstrasse). On these lines, the pass would not be valid to any stop north of Gesundbrunnen and any stop south of Südkreuz. The S-Bahn lines throughout <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomeurope-travel-guidegermanyberlinindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berlin</a> that feed into the lines mentioned above are the ones that would not be covered with a rail pass. With that said, there are regional trains that run along these same routes, which would be covered by a rail pass. All S-Bahn lines throughout the rest of <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomeurope-travel-guidegermanyindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Germany</a> would be covered. In contrast, rail passes that include <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomeurope-travel-guidegermanyindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Germany</a> do not cover the 'U-Bahn' subway trains operating within German cities. A rail pass would not cover metro/subway systems in countries outside of <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomeurope-travel-guidegermanyindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Germany</a>. However, for major cities like <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/barcelona/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona</a>, there happens to be specific city passes that will cover the public transportation networks in those cities (i.e. their metro/subway systems). If you ever wish to see what city passes might be offered for a particular city, you would click on '<a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomactivities" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Activities</a>' from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a> and then identify the city and country when prompted..
  • December 09, 2014 20:22
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Thank you for your question, Mohammed. Rail passes generally do not cover metro/subway networks and buses within cities in Europe, as the objective of a rail pass is more for travel between different cities. However, while that is the case throughout most of Europe, any rail pass that includes <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomeurope-travel-guidegermanyindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Germany</a> does happen to cover the S-Bahn trains that operate in German cities, including <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomeurope-travel-guidegermanyfrankfurtindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frankfurt</a> and <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomeurope-travel-guidegermanystuttgartindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/stuttgart/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stuttgart</a> (the only exception being certain S-Bahn routes in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berlin</a>). Please note, it would use up a day of travel on a rail pass if you were to use to cover an S-Bahn ride. Therefore, you might not want to squander a day of rail travel on your pass just to take an S-Bahn, as paying to board the S-Bahn locally would be rather inexpensive. You might want to consider only using your pass to cover the S-Bahn on the actual days you'll already be using the pass to take another train to or from a different city. In contrast, rail passes that include <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomeurope-travel-guidegermanyindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Germany</a> do not cover the 'U-Bahn' trains that operate within German cities. Additionally, a <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomrail-tickets-passeseurail-select-passindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> would not cover the Métro and RER in <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomeurope-travel-guidefranceparisindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> or any local public transportation within <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomeurope-travel-guideswitzerlandzurichindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> or <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomeurope-travel-guideswitzerlandlucerneindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>. For Paris, however, we do offer city passes that would cover local public transportation. There is the <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomactivitiesparis-passindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Pass</a> or the <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomactivitiesparis-visiteindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Visite Pass</a>. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Pass</a> covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central Paris. You would purchase the <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomactivitiesparis-passindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Pass</a> here: <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomactivitiesparis-passindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html</a>. The <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomactivitiesparis-visiteindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Visite Pass</a> just covers local transportation in Paris, including the Métro, RER, and city buses. You would purchase the <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomactivitiesparis-visiteindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Visite Pass</a> here: <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomactivitiesparis-visiteindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html</a>. There is also the <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomactivitiesparis-museum-passindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Museum Pass</a>, which covers entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around Paris but no transportation. You would purchase the <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomactivitiesparis-museum-passindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Museum Pass</a> here: <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomactivitiesparis-museum-passindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html</a>. If you'll be staying in <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomeurope-travel-guidefranceparisindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> and traveling around city, it would be best to purchase one of these passes. If you ever wish to see what city passes might be offered for a particular city, you would click on '<a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/">Activities</a>' from the homepage of our website and then identify the city and country when prompted..
  • December 09, 2014 20:22
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Thank you for your question, Mohammed. Rail passes generally do not cover metro/subway networks and buses within cities in Europe, as the objective of a rail pass is more for travel between different cities. However, while that is the case throughout most of Europe, any rail pass that includes <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html">Germany</a> does happen to cover the S-Bahn trains that operate in German cities, including <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/frankfurt/index.html">Frankfurt</a> and <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/stuttgart/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/stuttgart/index.html">Stuttgart</a> (the only exception being certain S-Bahn routes in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html">Berlin</a>). Please note, it would use up a day of travel on a rail pass if you were to use to cover an S-Bahn ride. Therefore, you might not want to squander a day of rail travel on your pass just to take an S-Bahn, as paying to board the S-Bahn locally would be rather inexpensive. You might want to consider only using your pass to cover the S-Bahn on the actual days you'll already be using the pass to take another train to or from a different city. In contrast, rail passes that include <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html">Germany</a> do not cover the 'U-Bahn' trains that operate within German cities. Additionally, a <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Select Pass</a> would not cover the Métro and RER in <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a> or any local public transportation within <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/zurich/index.html">Zurich</a> or <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/lucerne/index.html">Lucerne</a>. For Paris, however, we do offer city passes that would cover local public transportation. There is the <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Pass</a> or the <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomactivitiesparis-visiteindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Visite Pass</a>. The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html">Paris Pass</a> covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central Paris. You would purchase the <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html">Paris Pass</a> here: <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomactivitiesparis-passindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html</a>. The <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html">Paris Visite Pass</a> just covers local transportation in Paris, including the Métro, RER, and city buses. You would purchase the <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html">Paris Visite Pass</a> here: <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomactivitiesparis-visiteindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html</a>. There is also the <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Museum Pass</a>, which covers entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around Paris but no transportation. You would purchase the <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html">Paris Museum Pass</a> here: <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomactivitiesparis-museum-passindexhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html</a>. If you'll be staying in <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a> and traveling around city, it would be best to purchase one of these passes. If you ever wish to see what city passes might be offered for a particular city, you would click on 'Activities' from the homepage of our website and then identify the city and country when prompted..
  • December 09, 2014 20:13
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to You're welcome. A <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html">Eurail Global Pass</a> is offered in two formats: flexi and consecutive. A flexipass allows for a set number of travel days, which must be completed within a longer time frame (2 months in the case of the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html">Eurail Global Pass</a>). 'Travel days' on a flexipass refer to how many separate days you plan on using your rail pass. A rail day is a 24-hour period from midnight to midnight. You may take as many trains as you wish during the 24 hour time frame and still only use one day of travel on a pass. For instance, if you were take a day train from 'city A' to 'city B' and then take a connecting train to 'city C' on the same day, then you would only use up one day of travel on your rail pass. In contrast, if you were to take that connecting train to 'city C' on the next day, then you would use up 2 days of rail travel on your pass. With a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would purchase the flexi option that would be for '15 days of rail travel within 2 months'. One important rule to remember with such a pass is that if you happen to take a night train that departs prior to 7 pm to arrive into the destination the next morning, then 2 days of rail travel will be used up on a rail pass. Most night trains; however, do depart after 7 pm, in which case only 1 day of rail travel would be used up on a rail pass. The consecutive day passes allow for unlimited train travel within a set time frame. For instance, if you were to purchase the 1 month consecutive <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html">Eurail Global Pass</a>, then you would be entitled to unlimited travel within that time frame of 1 month..
  • December 09, 2014 19:02
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to You mentioned trips from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/florence-to-rome.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florence to Rome</a> (high-speed <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecomeuropean-trainsle-freccehow-to-bookhtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciarossa/Frecciargento</a> trains, high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italo</a> trains, and regular InterCity trains),and <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/seville-to-valencia.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/seville-to-valencia.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seville to Valencia</a> (high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html">AVE</a> trains). Trains from <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecompopular-routesflorence-to-romehtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/florence-to-rome.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florence to Rome</a> and <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecompopular-routesseville-to-valenciahtml" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/seville-to-valencia.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seville to Valencia</a> do both require reservations in addition to the rail pass. You would purchase reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on the homepage of our website, <a title="Link httpwwwraileuropecom" href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>. Generally, reservable trains operating within Italy (i.e. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/florence/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florence</a> to <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/rome/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/rome/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rome</a>) can be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure, while reservable trains operating within Spain (i.e. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/seville/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seville</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/valencia/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Valencia</a>) can only be booked within 60 to 90 days of an intended date of departure. If your intended travel happens to fall outside of these time frames, you would just enter an earlier date to get an idea of the reservation costs and view schedules when searching the routes on our website..
  • December 09, 2014 19:00
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to You mentioned trips from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/florence-to-rome.html">Florence to Rome</a> (high-speed <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/le-frecce/how-to-book.html">Frecciarossa/Frecciargento</a> trains, high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/italo/how-to-book.html">Italo</a> trains, and regular InterCity trains),and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/seville-to-valencia.html">Seville to Valencia</a>. Trains from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/florence-to-rome.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/florence-to-rome.html">Florence to Rome</a> and <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/seville-to-valencia.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/seville-to-valencia.html">Seville to Valencia</a> do both require reservations in addition to the rail pass. You would purchase reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on the homepage of our website, <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com" href="http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. Generally, reservable trains operating within Italy (i.e. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/florence/index.html">Florence</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/rome/index.html">Rome</a>) can be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure, while reservable trains operating within Spain (i.e. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/seville/index.html">Seville</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/valencia/index.html">Valencia</a>) can only be booked within 60 to 90 days of an intended date of departure. If your intended travel happens to fall outside of these time frames, you would just enter an earlier date to get an idea of the reservation costs and view schedules when searching the routes on our website..
  • December 09, 2014 18:55
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to The purpose of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for travel between different cities. Rail passes are generally not valid on local public transportation within cities (i.e. metro networks and buses), although there are few exceptions, the most notable of which being that any rail pass that includes <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html">Germany</a> does cover the local S-Bahn lines that run within German cities. The only S-Bahn lines that are not covered with a rail pass that includes Germany are in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html">Berlin</a>. In <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html">Berlin</a>, a pass that includes <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html">Germany</a> would only be valid on the following S-Bahn lines" 1.) The main S-Bahn lines that cut east-west across the city along the corridor between the <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/train-station/zoologischer-train-station.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/train-station/zoologischer-train-station.html">Zoologisher Garten station</a>, the <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/train-station/central-train-station.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/train-station/central-train-station.html">Hbf (Hauptbahnhof) station</a>, the Friedrichstrasse station, the <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/train-station/ostbahnhof-train-station.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/train-station/ostbahnhof-train-station.html">Ostbahnhof station</a>, and the Lichtenberg station. This includes S5, S7, and S75, but only between <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/train-station/zoologischer-train-station.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/train-station/zoologischer-train-station.html">Zoologischer Garten</a> and Lichtenberg. 2.) The S-Bahn lines that run north-south between the Gesundbrunnen and the Südkreuz station. These lines intersect with the east-west line mentioned above at Friedrichstrasse. These lines include S2, S25, and S1 (though S1 doesn't go all the way to Südkreuz, so it would only be valid up to Friedrichstrasse). On these lines, the pass would not be valid to any stop north of Gesundbrunnen and any stop south of Südkreuz. The S-Bahn lines throughout <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/berlin/index.html">Berlin</a> that feed into the lines mentioned above are the ones that would not be covered with a rail pass. With that said, there are regional trains that run along these same routes, which would be covered by a rail pass. All S-Bahn lines throughout the rest of <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html">Germany</a> would be covered. In contrast, rail passes that include <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html">Germany</a> do not cover the 'U-Bahn' subway trains operating within German cities. A rail pass would not cover metro/subway systems in countries outside of <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/index.html">Germany</a>. However, for major cities like <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/england/london/index.html">London</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/barcelona/index.html">Barcelona</a>, there happens to be specific city passes that will cover the public transportation networks in those cities (i.e. their metro/subway systems). If you ever wish to see what city passes might be offered for a particular city, you would click on '<a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/">Activities</a>' from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our homepage</a> and then identify the city and country when prompted..
  • December 09, 2014 18:49
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Elias, A rail pass would not cover a bus from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/portugal/lisbon/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/portugal/lisbon/index.html">Lisbon</a> to <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/seville/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/seville/index.html">Seville</a>. You would purchase tickets for such a bus locally in Europe. Otherwise, to get from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/portugal/lisbon/index.html">Lisbon</a> to <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/seville/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/seville/index.html">Seville</a>, you would take the overnight train that goes from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lisbon-to-madrid.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lisbon-to-madrid.html">Lisbon to Madrid</a>, where you would switch to a train that will continue on to <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/seville/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/seville/index.html">Seville</a>. A rail pass would cover the ticket costs for these trains. Each of these trains would just require reservations, in addition to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase the reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on the homepage of our website, <a href="http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>. Generally, these trains can only be reserved within 60 to 90 days of an intended date of departure. If your intended travel happens to fall outside of this time frame, you would just enter a date within the next 60 days to get an idea of the reservation costs and view schedules when searching the route on our website. Also, when you do your search, you will see that the night train from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lisbon-to-madrid.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/lisbon-to-madrid.html">Lisbon to Madrid</a> arrives into the <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/madrid-chamartin-train-station.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/madrid-chamartin-train-station.html">Chamartin station</a> in <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/index.html">Madrid</a>, while trains from <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-seville.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-seville.html">Madrid to Seville</a> depart from the <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/atocha-train-station.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/atocha-train-station.html">Puerta de Atocha station</a>. The trains from Madrid to Seville are high-speed <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html">AVE</a> or <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/alvia/how-to-book.html">Alvia</a> trains. To commute from the <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/madrid-chamartin-train-station.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/madrid-chamartin-train-station.html">Chamartin station</a> to the <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/atocha-train-station.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/atocha-train-station.html">Puerta de Atocha station</a>, you would take the local Renfe Cercanias line that operates directly between these stations. The Renfe Cercanias line between the <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/madrid-chamartin-train-station.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/madrid-chamartin-train-station.html">Chamartin station</a> and <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/atocha-train-station.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/train-station/atocha-train-station.html">Puerta De Atocha</a> takes about 13 minutes, and you would just pay to board it locally upon arrival..
  • December 09, 2014 18:32
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hello, A rail pass is for trains between different cities. Rail passes are generally not valid on metro/subway networks in cities and buses, although there are some exceptions. The number of days you would need for your rail pass is dependent on your specific itinerary and other factors. If you need assistance determining the number of days to put on a rail pass, you would call us at 1-800-622-8600. With regard to travel in Italy, it is important to note that the high-speed 'Italo' trains don't accept rail passes. However, there would always be 'Trenitalia' trains operating along the same routes, on which a rail pass would be valid, so there would always be perfectly feasible alternatives. The Trenitalia trains include regional trains, 'InterCity' (IC) trains, and the high-speed 'Le Frecce' trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, and Frecciabianca). InterCity, Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, and Frecciabianca trains would just require reservations in addition to any rail pass. Aside from these trains, the only notable exceptions for rail travel in Italy would be the privately operated 'Circumvesuviana' rail lines, 'Ferrovie del Sud Est' trains, and most 'TreNord' trains. The Circumvesuviana rail line runs from the Piazza Garibaldi station in Naples down the Sorrentine Peninsula to Sorrento for access to the Amalfi Coast, connecting this region with the rest of Italy. The Ferrovie del Sud Est trains are in the Puglia region in southeastern Italy, operating primarily on the Salento Peninsula south of Lecce, as well as between Bari and Taranto. The Ferrovie del Sud Est goes to towns that include Gallipoli, Casarano, Novoli, Gagliano, Martina Franca, Zollino, Maglie, Otranto. In this region; however, Bari, Brindisi, Taranto, and Lecce can all be reached by Trenitalia trains that would be covered with a rail pass. TreNord trains are only found on certain routes in the very north part of Italy in the area surrounding Milan, most notably connecting Milan with Varenna, Tirano, and Bergamo, as well as the rail line between Edolo and Brescia. The Circumvesuviana, Ferrovie del Sud Est, and TreNord trains are all privately operated trains for which tickets would have to be purchased locally, since a rail pass would not be valid..
  • September 22, 2014 16:14
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Thank you for your question, Mohammed. Rail passes generally do not cover metro/subway networks and buses within cities in Europe, as the objective of a rail pass is more for travel between different cities. However, while that is the case throughout most of Europe, any rail pass that includes Germany does happen to cover the S-Bahn trains that operate in German cities, including Frankfurt and Stuttgart (the only exception being certain S-Bahn routes in Berlin). Please note, it would use up a day of travel on a rail pass if you were to use to cover an S-Bahn ride. Therefore, you might not want to squander a day of rail travel on your pass just to take an S-Bahn, as paying to board the S-Bahn locally would be rather inexpensive. You might want to consider only using your pass to cover the S-Bahn on the actual days you'll already be using the pass to take another train to or from a different city. In contrast, rail passes that include Germany do not cover the 'U-Bahn' trains that operate within German cities. Additionally, a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html">Eurail Select Pass</a> would not cover the Métro and RER in Paris or any local public transportation within Zurich or Lucerne. For Paris, however, we do offer city passes that would cover local public transportation. There is the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html">Paris Pass</a> or the <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html">Paris Visite Pass</a>. The Paris Pass covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central Paris. You would purchase the Paris Pass here: <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-pass/index.html</a>. The Paris Visite Pass just covers local transportation in Paris, including the Métro, RER, and city buses. You would purchase the Paris Visite Pass here: <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html</a>. There is also the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html">Paris Museum Pass</a>, which covers entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around Paris but no transportation. You would purchase the Paris Museum Pass here: <a title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html</a>. If you'll be staying in Paris and traveling around city, it would be best to purchase one of these passes. If you ever wish to see what city passes might be offered for a particular city, you would click on 'Activities' from the homepage of our website and then identify the city and country when prompted..
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