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Fall Fling from Hamburg to Paris, Paris to Geneva, Geneva to Milan, Milan to Monaco, Monaco to Barcelona, & Barcelona to Madrid

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  • April 19, 2018 21:13
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to <b><u>IMPORTANT UPDATE</u></b><br /><br />As of April 2018:<br /><br />‘Passholder 2’ and ‘Passholder 3’ rates on TGV Lyria trains (Paris-Geneva) are no longer valid. For a TGV Lyria to be covered, Eurail Passes must now include both countries being traveled through..
  • April 27, 2017 17:05
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Vickie,<br /><br />Eurail Passes do not cover museums, local buses, or subways.<br /><br />Although there are some exceptions, the objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ between different cities within the country or countries included on the pass. Therefore, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> does cover trains operated by SNCF, which is the national rail network of France.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">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//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />A rail pass covers the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass still can often work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />With regard to your itinerary, most of your trains will require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations 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 a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Hamburg to Paris</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/hamburg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hamburg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> can take anywhere from 7.5 to 9 hours in duration and involves changing trains along the way.<br /><br />The shortest options, taking just over 7.5 hours in duration, involve changing trains only once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/karlsruhe/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/karlsruhe/indexhtml">Karlsruhe</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhe.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hamburg to Karlsruhe</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations would be highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Karlsruhe to Paris</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-est/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-est/how-to-bookhtml">France-Germany High Speed</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-est/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Est</a>) trains, which require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />When booking reservations for this connection, you would just have to break up your search once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/karlsruhe/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Karlsruhe</a>. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhe.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhehtml">Hamburg to Karlsruhe</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-parishtml">Karlsruhe to Paris</a>.<br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhe.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhehtml">Hamburg to Karlsruhe</a> can now generally be booked up to 180 days in advance of a departure, while the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-parishtml">Karlsruhe to Paris</a> can be booked within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva</a>, you would take a direct high-speed train called the <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>. With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' on 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> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva</a>.<br /><br />It is currently the case that the discounted 'Passholder 2' tickets for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-geneva.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-genevahtml">Paris to Geneva</a> are not able to be purchased on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our website</a>. At this time, you would have to call us in order to purchase tickets at a 'Passholder 2 rate' for this train. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Milan</u></b><br /><br />The shortest connections 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/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/indexhtml">Milan</a> take just over 6 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Brig and then once in Domodossola.<br /><br />Reservations are not accepted on trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-brig.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva to Brig</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brig-to-domodossola.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig to Domodossola</a>, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/domodossola-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domodossola to Milan</a>, there are either EC (EuroCity) trains or regional trains. On the EC trains, reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. In contrast, the regional trains don't even accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Global Pass</a> would be all you'd need to board.<br /><br />Even though two of the segments are not reservable, you can still view the schedules for these trains on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our site</a>. To do so, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-brig.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/geneva-to-brightml">Geneva to Brig</a>, another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brig-to-domodossola.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig to Domodossola</a>, and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/domodossola-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domodossola to Milan</a>.<br /><br />On the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/domodossola-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domodossola to Milan</a>, the EC trains can be distinguished from the regional trains by their train numbers. The EC trains have train numbers with 2 digits, while the regional trains on this segment have train numbers with 4 or 5 digits.<br /><br />Generally, the EC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/domodossola-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domodossola to Milan</a> can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Monaco</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monaco</a> would take just under 4.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Ventimiglia along the way. There are direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/thello-day-train/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thello Day</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/indexhtml">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monaco</a>; however, these do not accept rail passes.<br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-ventimiglia.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Ventimiglia</a> are IC (InterCity) or EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/ventimiglia-to-monaco.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ventimiglia to Monaco</a>, you would take a regional train (labeled 'TER' on our website). These trains do not even accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />When viewing a connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monaco</a> on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/indexhtml">our site</a>, you would just break up your search once in Ventimiglia. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-ventimiglia.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Ventimiglia</a> and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/ventimiglia-to-monaco.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ventimiglia to Monaco</a>.<br /><br />Generally, the IC and EC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-ventimiglia.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Ventimiglia</a> can be reserved within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Monaco to Barcelona</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/indexhtml">Monaco</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/barcelona/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona</a>, the shortest connections take 9 to 9.5 hours in duration and involve 3 train changes en route; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/nice/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nice</a>, once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/marseille/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marseille</a>, and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/montpellier/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Montpellier</a>.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/monaco-to-nice.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/monaco-to-nicehtml">Monaco to Nice</a>, you would just take a regional TER train. The TER trains don't accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/nice-to-marseille.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/nice-to-marseillehtml">Nice to Marseille</a>, you would take a <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> train on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. On the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/nice-to-marseille.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/nice-to-marseillehtml">Nice to Marseille</a>, there are some regional TER and Intercité trains, but for the purpose of your connection it would be better to take a <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> train.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/marseille-to-montpellier.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marseille to Montpellier</a>, you would take an Intercité train on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. There are a few regional TER trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/marseille-to-montpellier.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marseille to Montpellier</a>, but for the purpose of your connection it would be better than one of the Intercité trains.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/montpellier-to-barcelona.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Montpellier to Barcelona</a>, you would take 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 on which reservations would once more be required as a supplement to your rail pass.<br /><br />To view a connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/indexhtml">Monaco</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/barcelona/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona</a> on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/indexhtml">our site</a> and book any necessary reservations, you would just piece together your search segment-by-segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/monaco-to-nice.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/monaco-to-nicehtml">Monaco to Nice</a>, another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/nice-to-marseille.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/nice-to-marseillehtml">Nice to Marseille</a>, another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/marseille-to-montpellier.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marseille to Montpellier</a>, and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/montpellier-to-barcelona.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/montpellier-to-barcelonahtml">Montpellier to Barcelona</a>.<br /><br />Generally, trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/nice-to-marseille.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/nice-to-marseillehtml">Nice to Marseille</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/marseille-to-montpellier.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/marseille-to-montpellierhtml">Marseille to Montpellier</a> can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date, while the <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> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/montpellier-to-barcelona.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/montpellier-to-barcelonahtml">Montpellier to Barcelona</a> can be reserved within 90-120 days of a departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Barcelona to Madrid</u></b><br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/barcelona-to-madrid.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/barcelona-to-madridhtml">Barcelona to Madrid</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ave/how-to-bookhtml">AVE</a> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass. Generally, the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/barcelona/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Madrid</a> can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • April 27, 2017 17:05
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Vickie,<br /><br />Eurail Passes do not cover museums, local buses, or subways.<br /><br />Although there are some exceptions, the objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ between different cities within the country or countries included on the pass. Therefore, the Eurail Global Pass does cover trains operated by SNCF, which is the national rail network of France.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">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//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />A rail pass covers the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass still can often work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />With regard to your itinerary, most of your trains will require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations 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 a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Hamburg to Paris</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/hamburg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hamburg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> can take anywhere from 7.5 to 9 hours in duration and involves changing trains along the way.<br /><br />The shortest options, taking just over 7.5 hours in duration, involve changing trains only once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/karlsruhe/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/karlsruhe/indexhtml">Karlsruhe</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhe.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hamburg to Karlsruhe</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations would be highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Karlsruhe to Paris</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-est/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-est/how-to-bookhtml">France-Germany High Speed</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-est/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Est</a>) trains, which require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />When booking reservations for this connection, you would just have to break up your search once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/karlsruhe/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Karlsruhe</a>. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhe.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhehtml">Hamburg to Karlsruhe</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-parishtml">Karlsruhe to Paris</a>.<br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhe.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhehtml">Hamburg to Karlsruhe</a> can now generally be booked up to 180 days in advance of a departure, while the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-parishtml">Karlsruhe to Paris</a> can be booked within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva</a>, you would take a direct high-speed train called the <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>. With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' on 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> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva</a>.<br /><br />It is currently the case that the discounted 'Passholder 2' tickets for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-geneva.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-genevahtml">Paris to Geneva</a> are not able to be purchased on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our website</a>. At this time, you would have to call us in order to purchase tickets at a 'Passholder 2 rate' for this train. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Milan</u></b><br /><br />The shortest connections 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/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/indexhtml">Milan</a> take just over 6 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Brig and then once in Domodossola.<br /><br />Reservations are not accepted on trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-brig.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva to Brig</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brig-to-domodossola.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig to Domodossola</a>, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/domodossola-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domodossola to Milan</a>, there are either EC (EuroCity) trains or regional trains. On the EC trains, reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. In contrast, the regional trains don't even accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Global Pass</a> would be all you'd need to board.<br /><br />Even though two of the segments are not reservable, you can still view the schedules for these trains on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our site</a>. To do so, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-brig.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/geneva-to-brightml">Geneva to Brig</a>, another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brig-to-domodossola.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig to Domodossola</a>, and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/domodossola-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domodossola to Milan</a>.<br /><br />On the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/domodossola-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domodossola to Milan</a>, the EC trains can be distinguished from the regional trains by their train numbers. The EC trains have train numbers with 2 digits, while the regional trains on this segment have train numbers with 4 or 5 digits.<br /><br />Generally, the EC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/domodossola-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domodossola to Milan</a> can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Monaco</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monaco</a> would take just under 4.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Ventimiglia along the way. There are direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/thello-day-train/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thello Day</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/indexhtml">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monaco</a>; however, these do not accept rail passes.<br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-ventimiglia.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Ventimiglia</a> are IC (InterCity) or EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/ventimiglia-to-monaco.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ventimiglia to Monaco</a>, you would take a regional train (labeled 'TER' on our website). These trains do not even accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />When viewing a connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monaco</a> on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/indexhtml">our site</a>, you would just break up your search once in Ventimiglia. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-ventimiglia.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Ventimiglia</a> and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/ventimiglia-to-monaco.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ventimiglia to Monaco</a>.<br /><br />Generally, the IC and EC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-ventimiglia.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Ventimiglia</a> can be reserved within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Monaco to Barcelona</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/indexhtml">Monaco</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/barcelona/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona</a>, the shortest connections take 9 to 9.5 hours in duration and involve 3 train changes en route; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/nice/index.html" rel="nofollow">Nice</a>, once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/marseille/index.html" rel="nofollow">Marseille</a>, and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/montpellier/index.html" rel="nofollow">Montpellier</a>.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/monaco-to-nice.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/monaco-to-nice.html">Monaco to Nice</a>, you would just take a regional TER train. The TER trains don't accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/nice-to-marseille.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/nice-to-marseille.html">Nice to Marseille</a>, you would take a <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> train on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. On the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/nice-to-marseille.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/nice-to-marseillehtml">Nice to Marseille</a>, there are some regional TER and Intercité trains, but for the purpose of your connection it would be better to take a <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> train.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/marseille-to-montpellier.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marseille to Montpellier</a>, you would take an Intercité train on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. There are a few regional TER trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/marseille-to-montpellier.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marseille to Montpellier</a>, but for the purpose of your connection it would be better than one of the Intercité trains.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/montpellier-to-barcelona.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Montpellier to Barcelona</a>, you would take 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 on which reservations would once more be required as a supplement to your rail pass.<br /><br />To view a connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/indexhtml">Monaco</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/barcelona/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona</a> on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/indexhtml">our site</a> and book any necessary reservations, you would just piece together your search segment-by-segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/monaco-to-nice.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/monaco-to-nicehtml">Monaco to Nice</a>, another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/nice-to-marseille.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/nice-to-marseillehtml">Nice to Marseille</a>, another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/marseille-to-montpellier.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marseille to Montpellier</a>, and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/montpellier-to-barcelona.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/montpellier-to-barcelonahtml">Montpellier to Barcelona</a>.<br /><br />Generally, trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/nice-to-marseille.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/nice-to-marseillehtml">Nice to Marseille</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/marseille-to-montpellier.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/marseille-to-montpellierhtml">Marseille to Montpellier</a> can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date, while the <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> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/montpellier-to-barcelona.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/montpellier-to-barcelonahtml">Montpellier to Barcelona</a> can be reserved within 90-120 days of a departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Barcelona to Madrid</u></b><br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/barcelona-to-madrid.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/barcelona-to-madridhtml">Barcelona to Madrid</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ave/how-to-bookhtml">AVE</a> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass. Generally, the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/barcelona/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Madrid</a> can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • April 27, 2017 17:03
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> for multiple days and plan on using the Métro and RER to get around the city, you may also want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Visite</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/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 <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/indexhtml">http://www.raileurope.com/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Visite</a>' just covers local transportation in <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>, which includes 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" target="_blank">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>.<br /><br />There is also the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-museum-pass/indexhtml">Paris Museum Pass</a>', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/activities/paris-museum-pass/indexhtml">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>.<br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <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> can be found here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/france/paris/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/</a>.<br /><br />City passes and tours for a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/hamburg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hamburg</a> can be found here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/hamburg/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/germany/hamburg/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/hamburg/</a>.<br /><br />For city passes and tours in <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>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/geneva/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/switzerland/geneva/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/geneva/</a>.<br /><br />For city passes and tours in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/milan/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/italy/milan/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/milan/</a>.<br /><br />For city passes and tours in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html">Monaco</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/monaco/monaco/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/monaco/monaco/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/monaco/monaco/</a>.<br /><br />For city passes and tours in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/barcelona/index.html" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/spain/barcelona/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/spain/barcelona/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/spain/barcelona/</a>.<br /><br />For city passes and tours in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/index.html" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/spain/madrid/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/spain/madrid/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/spain/madrid/</a>..
  • April 27, 2017 17:03
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Vickie,<br /><br />Eurail Passes do not cover museums, local buses, or subways.<br /><br />Although there are some exceptions, the objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ between different cities within the country or countries included on the pass. Therefore, the Eurail Global Pass does cover trains operated by SNCF, which is the national rail network of France.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">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//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />A rail pass covers the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass still can often work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />With regard to your itinerary, most of your trains will require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations 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 a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Hamburg to Paris</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/hamburg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hamburg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> can take anywhere from 7.5 to 9 hours in duration and involves changing trains along the way.<br /><br />The shortest options, taking just over 7.5 hours in duration, involve changing trains only once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/karlsruhe/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/karlsruhe/indexhtml">Karlsruhe</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhe.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hamburg to Karlsruhe</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations would be highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Karlsruhe to Paris</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-est/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-est/how-to-bookhtml">France-Germany High Speed</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-est/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Est</a>) trains, which require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />When booking reservations for this connection, you would just have to break up your search once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/karlsruhe/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Karlsruhe</a>. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhe.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhehtml">Hamburg to Karlsruhe</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-parishtml">Karlsruhe to Paris</a>.<br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhe.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhehtml">Hamburg to Karlsruhe</a> can now generally be booked up to 180 days in advance of a departure, while the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-parishtml">Karlsruhe to Paris</a> can be booked within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva</a>, you would take a direct high-speed train called the <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>. With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' on 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> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva</a>.<br /><br />It is currently the case that the discounted 'Passholder 2' tickets for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-geneva.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-genevahtml">Paris to Geneva</a> are not able to be purchased on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our website</a>. At this time, you would have to call us in order to purchase tickets at a 'Passholder 2 rate' for this train. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Milan</u></b><br /><br />The shortest connections 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/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/indexhtml">Milan</a> take just over 6 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Brig and then once in Domodossola.<br /><br />Reservations are not accepted on trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-brig.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva to Brig</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brig-to-domodossola.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig to Domodossola</a>, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/domodossola-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domodossola to Milan</a>, there are either EC (EuroCity) trains or regional trains. On the EC trains, reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. In contrast, the regional trains don't even accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Global Pass</a> would be all you'd need to board.<br /><br />Even though two of the segments are not reservable, you can still view the schedules for these trains on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our site</a>. To do so, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-brig.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/geneva-to-brightml">Geneva to Brig</a>, another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brig-to-domodossola.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brig to Domodossola</a>, and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/domodossola-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domodossola to Milan</a>.<br /><br />On the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/domodossola-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domodossola to Milan</a>, the EC trains can be distinguished from the regional trains by their train numbers. The EC trains have train numbers with 2 digits, while the regional trains on this segment have train numbers with 4 or 5 digits.<br /><br />Generally, the EC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/domodossola-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domodossola to Milan</a> can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Monaco</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monaco</a> would take just under 4.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Ventimiglia along the way. There are direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/thello-day-train/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thello Day</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/indexhtml">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monaco</a>; however, these do not accept rail passes.<br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-ventimiglia.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Ventimiglia</a> are IC (InterCity) or EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/ventimiglia-to-monaco.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ventimiglia to Monaco</a>, you would take a regional train (labeled 'TER' on our website). These trains do not even accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />When viewing a connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Monaco</a> on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/indexhtml">our site</a>, you would just break up your search once in Ventimiglia. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-ventimiglia.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Ventimiglia</a> and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/ventimiglia-to-monaco.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ventimiglia to Monaco</a>.<br /><br />Generally, the IC and EC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-ventimiglia.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Ventimiglia</a> can be reserved within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Monaco to Barcelona</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html">Monaco</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/barcelona/index.html" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a>, the shortest connections take 9 to 9.5 hours in duration and involve 3 train changes en route; once in Nice, once in Marseille, and then once in Montpellier.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/monaco-to-nice.html" rel="nofollow">Monaco to Nice</a>, you would just take a regional TER train. The TER trains don't accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/nice-to-marseille.html" rel="nofollow">Nice to Marseille</a>, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html">TGV</a> train on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. On the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/nice-to-marseille.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/nice-to-marseille.html">Nice to Marseille</a>, there are some regional TER and Intercité trains, but for the purpose of your connection it would be better to take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html">TGV</a> train.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/marseille-to-montpellier.html" rel="nofollow">Marseille to Montpellier</a>, you would take an Intercité train on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. There are a few regional TER trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/marseille-to-montpellier.html" rel="nofollow">Marseille to Montpellier</a>, but for the purpose of your connection it would be better than one of the Intercité trains.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/montpellier-to-barcelona.html" rel="nofollow">Montpellier to Barcelona</a>, you would take 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 on which reservations would once more be required as a supplement to your rail pass.<br /><br />To view a connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html">Monaco</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/barcelona/index.html" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a> on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our site</a> and book any necessary reservations, you would just piece together your search segment-by-segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/monaco-to-nice.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/monaco-to-nice.html">Monaco to Nice</a>, another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/nice-to-marseille.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/nice-to-marseille.html">Nice to Marseille</a>, another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/marseille-to-montpellier.html" rel="nofollow">Marseille to Montpellier</a>, and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/montpellier-to-barcelona.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/montpellier-to-barcelona.html">Montpellier to Barcelona</a>.<br /><br />Generally, trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/nice-to-marseille.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/nice-to-marseille.html">Nice to Marseille</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/marseille-to-montpellier.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/marseille-to-montpellier.html">Marseille to Montpellier</a> can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date, while the <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> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/montpellier-to-barcelona.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/montpellier-to-barcelona.html">Montpellier to Barcelona</a> can be reserved within 90-120 days of a departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Barcelona to Madrid</u></b><br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/barcelona-to-madrid.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/barcelona-to-madridhtml">Barcelona to Madrid</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/ave/how-to-bookhtml">AVE</a> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass. Generally, the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/barcelona/index.html" rel="nofollow">Barcelona</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/index.html" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • April 27, 2017 16:54
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Vickie,<br /><br />Eurail Passes do not cover museums, local buses, or subways.<br /><br />Although there are some exceptions, the objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ between different cities within the country or countries included on the pass. Therefore, the Eurail Global Pass does cover trains operated by SNCF, which is the national rail network of France.<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">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//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />A rail pass covers the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass still can often work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />With regard to your itinerary, most of your trains will require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations 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 a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Hamburg to Paris</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/hamburg/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hamburg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> can take anywhere from 7.5 to 9 hours in duration and involves changing trains along the way.<br /><br />The shortest options, taking just over 7.5 hours in duration, involve changing trains only once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/karlsruhe/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/europe-travel-guide/germany/karlsruhe/indexhtml">Karlsruhe</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhe.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hamburg to Karlsruhe</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations would be highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Karlsruhe to Paris</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-est/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-est/how-to-bookhtml">France-Germany High Speed</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-est/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Est</a>) trains, which require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />When booking reservations for this connection, you would just have to break up your search once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/karlsruhe/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Karlsruhe</a>. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhe.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhehtml">Hamburg to Karlsruhe</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-parishtml">Karlsruhe to Paris</a>.<br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhe.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhehtml">Hamburg to Karlsruhe</a> can now generally be booked up to 180 days in advance of a departure, while the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-parishtml">Karlsruhe to Paris</a> can be booked within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva</a>, you would take a direct high-speed train called the <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>. With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' on 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> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geneva</a>.<br /><br />It is currently the case that the discounted 'Passholder 2' tickets for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-geneva.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-genevahtml">Paris to Geneva</a> are not able to be purchased on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">our website</a>. At this time, you would have to call us in order to purchase tickets at a 'Passholder 2 rate' for this train. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Milan</u></b><br /><br />The shortest connections 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/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html">Milan</a> take just over 6 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Brig and then once in Domodossola.<br /><br />Reservations are not accepted on trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-brig.html" rel="nofollow">Geneva to Brig</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brig-to-domodossola.html" rel="nofollow">Brig to Domodossola</a>, so the <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">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/domodossola-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow">Domodossola to Milan</a>, there are either EC (EuroCity) trains or regional trains. On the EC trains, reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. In contrast, the regional trains don't even accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html">Eurail Global Pass</a> would be all you'd need to board.<br /><br />Even though two of the segments are not reservable, you can still view the schedules for these trains on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">our site</a>. To do so, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-brig.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/geneva-to-brig.html">Geneva to Brig</a>, another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/brig-to-domodossola.html" rel="nofollow">Brig to Domodossola</a>, and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/domodossola-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow">Domodossola to Milan</a>.<br /><br />On the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/domodossola-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow">Domodossola to Milan</a>, the EC trains can be distinguished from the regional trains by their train numbers. The EC trains have train numbers with 2 digits, while the regional trains on this segment have train numbers with 4 or 5 digits.<br /><br />Generally, the EC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/domodossola-to-milan.html" rel="nofollow">Domodossola to Milan</a> can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Monaco</u></b><br /><br />A connection 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/france/monaco/index.html" rel="nofollow">Monaco</a> would take just under 4.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Ventimiglia along the way. There are direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/thello-day-train/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">Thello Day</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html" rel="nofollow">Monaco</a>; however, these do not accept rail passes.<br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-ventimiglia.html" rel="nofollow">Milan to Ventimiglia</a> are IC (InterCity) or EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/ventimiglia-to-monaco.html" rel="nofollow">Ventimiglia to Monaco</a>, you would take a regional train (labeled 'TER' on our website). These trains do not even accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />When viewing a connection 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/france/monaco/index.html" rel="nofollow">Monaco</a> on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/index.html">our site</a>, you would just break up your search once in Ventimiglia. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-ventimiglia.html" rel="nofollow">Milan to Ventimiglia</a> and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/ventimiglia-to-monaco.html" rel="nofollow">Ventimiglia to Monaco</a>.<br /><br />Generally, the IC and EC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-ventimiglia.html" rel="nofollow">Milan to Ventimiglia</a> can be reserved within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Monaco to Barcelona</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/monaco/index.html" rel="nofollow">Monaco</a> to Barcelona, the shortest connections take 9 to 9.5 hours in duration and involve 3 train changes en route; once in Nice, once in Marseille, and then once in Montpellier.<br /><br />From Monaco to Nice, you would just take a regional TER train. The TER trains don't accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />From Nice to Marseille, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a> train on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. On the segment from Nice to Marseille, there are some regional TER and Intercité trains, but for the purpose of your connection it would be better to take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a> train.<br /><br />From Marseille to Montpellier, you would take an Intercité train on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. There are a few regional TER trains from Marseille to Montpellier, but for the purpose of your connection it would be better than one of the Intercité trains.<br /><br />From Montpellier to Barcelona, you would take 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://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/france-spain-high-speed-train/how-to-book.html">France-Spain High Speed</a> train on which reservations would once more be required as a supplement to your rail pass.<br /><br />To view a connection from Monaco to Barcelona on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/index.html" rel="nofollow">our site</a> and book any necessary reservations, you would just piece together your search segment-by-segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Monaco to Nice, another search for connecting trains from Nice to Marseille, another search for connecting trains from Marseille to Montpellier, and then another search for connecting trains from Montpellier to Barcelona.<br /><br />Generally, trains from Nice to Marseille and Marseille to Montpellier can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date, while the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/france-spain-high-speed-train/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/france-spain-high-speed-train/how-to-book.html">France-Spain High Speed</a> trains from Montpellier to Barcelona can be reserved within 90-120 days of a departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Barcelona to Madrid</u></b><br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/barcelona-to-madrid.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/barcelona-to-madrid.html">Barcelona to Madrid</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html">AVE</a> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass. Generally, the trains from Barcelona to Madrid can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • April 27, 2017 16:43
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> for multiple days and plan on using the Métro and RER to get around the city, you may also want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' covers entry to over 60 top attractions, as well as public transportation on the Métro, RER, and buses in central <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/indexhtml">http://www.raileurope.com/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>' just covers local transportation 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>, which includes 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">Paris Visite</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html</a>.<br /><br />There is also the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html">Paris Museum Pass</a>', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html">Paris Museum Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <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> can be found here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/</a>.<br /><br />City passes and tours for a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/hamburg/index.html" rel="nofollow">Hamburg</a> can be found here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/hamburg/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/hamburg/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/hamburg/</a>.<br /><br />For city passes and tours in <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>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/geneva/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/geneva/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/geneva/</a>.<br /><br />For city passes and tours in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow">Milan</a>, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/milan/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/italy/milan/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/milan/</a>.<br /><br />For city passes and tours in Monaco, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/monaco/monaco/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/en/activities/monaco/monaco/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/monaco/monaco/</a>.<br /><br />For city passes and tours in Barcelona, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/spain/barcelona/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/spain/barcelona/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/spain/barcelona/</a>.<br /><br />For city passes and tours in Madrid, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/spain/madrid/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/spain/madrid/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/spain/madrid/</a>..
  • April 27, 2017 16:39
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Vickie,<br /><br />Eurail Passes do not cover museums, local buses, or subways.<br /><br />Although there are some exceptions, the objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ between different cities within the country or countries included on the pass. Therefore, the Eurail Global Pass does cover trains operated by SNCF, which is the national rail network of France.<br /><br />For 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//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />A rail pass covers the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass still can often work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />With regard to your itinerary, most of your trains will require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations 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 a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Hamburg to Paris</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/hamburg/index.html" rel="nofollow">Hamburg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> can take anywhere from 7.5 to 9 hours in duration and involves changing trains along the way.<br /><br />The shortest options, taking just over 7.5 hours in duration, involve changing trains only once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/karlsruhe/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/karlsruhe/index.html">Karlsruhe</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhe.html" rel="nofollow">Hamburg to Karlsruhe</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ice/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations would be highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow">Karlsruhe to Paris</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-est/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-est/how-to-book.html">France-Germany High Speed</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-est/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">TGV Est</a>) trains, which require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />When booking reservations for this connection, you would just have to break up your search once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/germany/karlsruhe/index.html" rel="nofollow">Karlsruhe</a>. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhe.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhe.html">Hamburg to Karlsruhe</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-paris.html">Karlsruhe to Paris</a>.<br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhe.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/hamburg-to-karlsruhe.html">Hamburg to Karlsruhe</a> can now generally be booked up to 180 days in advance of a departure, while the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/karlsruhe-to-paris.html">Karlsruhe to Paris</a> can be booked within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />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/switzerland/geneva/index.html" rel="nofollow">Geneva</a>, you would take a direct high-speed train called the <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>. With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' on 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> 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/switzerland/geneva/index.html" rel="nofollow">Geneva</a>.<br /><br />It is currently the case that the discounted 'Passholder 2' tickets for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-geneva.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-geneva.html">Paris to Geneva</a> are not able to be purchased on our website. At this time, you would have to call us in order to purchase tickets at a 'Passholder 2 rate' for this train. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Milan</u></b><br /><br />The shortest connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/geneva/index.html" rel="nofollow">Geneva</a> to Milan take just over 6 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Brig and then once in Domodossola.<br /><br />Reservations are not accepted on trains from Geneva to Brig and Brig to Domodossola, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For the segment from Domodossola to Milan, there are either EC (EuroCity) trains or regional trains. On the EC trains, reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. In contrast, the regional trains don't even accept reservations, so the Eurail Global Pass would be all you'd need to board.<br /><br />Even though two of the segments are not reservable, you can still view the schedules for these trains on our site. To do so, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Geneva to Brig, another search for connecting trains from Brig to Domodossola, and another search for connecting trains from Domodossola to Milan.<br /><br />On the segment from Domodossola to Milan, the EC trains can be distinguished from the regional trains by their train numbers. The EC trains have train numbers with 2 digits, while the regional trains on this segment have train numbers with 4 or 5 digits.<br /><br />Generally, the EC trains from Domodossola to Milan can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Monaco</u></b><br /><br />A connection from Milan to Monaco would take just under 4.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Ventimiglia along the way. There are direct Thello Day trains from Milan to Monaco; however, these do not accept rail passes.<br /><br />The trains from Milan to Ventimiglia are IC (InterCity) or EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />From Ventimiglia to Monaco, you would take a regional train (labeled 'TER' on our website). These trains do not even accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />When viewing a connection from Milan to Monaco on our site, you would just break up your search once in Ventimiglia. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Milan to Ventimiglia and another search for connecting trains from Ventimiglia to Monaco.<br /><br />Generally, the IC and EC trains from Milan to Ventimiglia can be reserved within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Monaco to Barcelona</u></b><br /><br />From Monaco to Barcelona, the shortest connections take 9 to 9.5 hours in duration and involve 3 train changes en route; once in Nice, once in Marseille, and then once in Montpellier.<br /><br />From Monaco to Nice, you would just take a regional TER train. The TER trains don't accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />From Nice to Marseille, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> train on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. On the segment from Nice to Marseille, there are some regional TER and Intercité trains, but for the purpose of your connection it would be better to take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> train.<br /><br />From Marseille to Montpellier, you would take an Intercité train on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. There are a few regional TER trains from Marseille to Montpellier, but for the purpose of your connection it would be better than one of the Intercité trains.<br /><br />From Montpellier to Barcelona, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/france-spain-high-speed-train/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">France-Spain High Speed</a> train on which reservations would once more be required as a supplement to your rail pass.<br /><br />To view a connection from Monaco to Barcelona on our site and book any necessary reservations, you would just piece together your search segment-by-segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Monaco to Nice, another search for connecting trains from Nice to Marseille, another search for connecting trains from Marseille to Montpellier, and then another search for connecting trains from Montpellier to Barcelona.<br /><br />Generally, trains from Nice to Marseille and Marseille to Montpellier can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date, while the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/france-spain-high-speed-train/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">France-Spain High Speed</a> trains from Montpellier to Barcelona can be reserved within 90-120 days of a departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Barcelona to Madrid</u></b><br /><br />The trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/barcelona-to-madrid.html" rel="nofollow">Barcelona to Madrid</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">AVE</a> trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass. Generally, the trains from Barcelona to Madrid can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • April 11, 2017 15:42
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Vickie,<br /><br />Eurail Passes do not cover museums, local buses, or subways.<br /><br />Although there are some exceptions, the objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ between different cities within the country or countries included on the pass. Therefore, the Eurail Global Pass does cover trains operated by SNCF, which is the national rail network of France.<br /><br />For the Eurail Global Pass, 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//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />A rail pass covers the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass still can often work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />With regard to your itinerary, most of your trains will require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations 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 a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Hamburg to Paris</u></b><br /><br />A connection from Hamburg to Paris can take anywhere from 7.5 to 9 hours in duration and involves changing trains along the way.<br /><br />The shortest options, taking just over 7.5 hours in duration, involve changing trains only once in Karlsruhe along the way.<br /><br />Trains from Hamburg to Karlsruhe are high-speed ICE (InterCity Express) trains on which reservations would be highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from Karlsruhe to Paris are France-Germany High Speed (TGV Est) trains, which require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />When booking reservations for this connection, you would just have to break up your search once in Karlsruhe. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Hamburg to Karlsruhe and then another search for connecting trains from Karlsruhe to Paris.<br /><br />The trains from Hamburg to Karlsruhe can now generally be booked up to 180 days in advance of a departure, while the trains from Karlsruhe to Paris can be booked within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />From Paris to Geneva, you would take a direct high-speed train called the TGV Lyria. With a Eurail Global Pass, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' on a TGV Lyria from Paris to Geneva.<br /><br />It is currently the case that the discounted 'Passholder 2' tickets for trains from Paris to Geneva are not able to be purchased on our website. At this time, you would have to call us in order to purchase tickets at a 'Passholder 2 rate' for this train. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Milan</u></b><br /><br />The shortest connections from Geneva to Milan take just over 6 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Brig and then once in Domodossola.<br /><br />Reservations are not accepted on trains from Geneva to Brig and Brig to Domodossola, so the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For the segment from Domodossola to Milan, there are either EC (EuroCity) trains or regional trains. On the EC trains, reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. In contrast, the regional trains don't even accept reservations, so the Eurail Global Pass would be all you'd need to board.<br /><br />Even though two of the segments are not reservable, you can still view the schedules for these trains on our site. To do so, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Geneva to Brig, another search for connecting trains from Brig to Domodossola, and another search for connecting trains from Domodossola to Milan.<br /><br />On the segment from Domodossola to Milan, the EC trains can be distinguished from the regional trains by their train numbers. The EC trains have train numbers with 2 digits, while the regional trains on this segment have train numbers with 4 or 5 digits.<br /><br />Generally, the EC trains from Domodossola to Milan can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Monaco</u></b><br /><br />A connection from Milan to Monaco would take just under 4.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Ventimiglia along the way. There are direct Thello Day trains from Milan to Monaco; however, these do not accept rail passes.<br /><br />The trains from Milan to Ventimiglia are IC (InterCity) or EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />From Ventimiglia to Monaco, you would take a regional train (labeled 'TER' on our website). These trains do not even accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />When viewing a connection from Milan to Monaco on our site, you would just break up your search once in Ventimiglia. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Milan to Ventimiglia and another search for connecting trains from Ventimiglia to Monaco.<br /><br />Generally, the IC and EC trains from Milan to Ventimiglia can be reserved within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Monaco to Barcelona</u></b><br /><br />From Monaco to Barcelona, the shortest connections take 9 to 9.5 hours in duration and involve 3 train changes en route; once in Nice, once in Marseille, and then once in Montpellier.<br /><br />From Monaco to Nice, you would just take a regional TER train. The TER trains don't accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />From Nice to Marseille, you would take a TGV train on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. On the segment from Nice to Marseille, there are some regional TER and Intercité trains, but for the purpose of your connection it would be better to take a TGV train.<br /><br />From Marseille to Montpellier, you would take an Intercité train on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. There are a few regional TER trains from Marseille to Montpellier, but for the purpose of your connection it would be better than one of the Intercité trains.<br /><br />From Montpellier to Barcelona, you would take a France-Spain High Speed train on which reservations would once more be required as a supplement to your rail pass.<br /><br />To view a connection from Monaco to Barcelona on our site and book any necessary reservations, you would just piece together your search segment-by-segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Monaco to Nice, another search for connecting trains from Nice to Marseille, another search for connecting trains from Marseille to Montpellier, and then another search for connecting trains from Montpellier to Barcelona.<br /><br />Generally, trains from Nice to Marseille and Marseille to Montpellier can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date, while the France-Spain High Speed trains from Montpellier to Barcelona can be reserved within 90-120 days of a departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Barcelona to Madrid</u></b><br /><br />The trains from Barcelona to Madrid are high-speed AVE trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass. Generally, the trains from Barcelona to Madrid can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • April 06, 2017 21:19
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to If you'll be staying in Paris for multiple days and plan on using the Métro and RER to get around the city, you may also want to consider purchasing either the 'Paris Pass' or the 'Paris Visite'.<br /><br />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 href="http://www.raileurope.com/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html">http://www.raileurope.com/en/attractions/things-to-do/paris-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />The 'Paris Visite' just covers local transportation in Paris, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the 'Paris Visite' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-visite/index.html</a>.<br /><br />There is also the 'Paris Museum Pass', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to over 60 museums and historic sites around Paris. You would purchase the 'Paris Museum Pass' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/paris-museum-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for Paris can be found here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/france/paris/</a>.<br /><br />City passes and tours for a stay in Hamburg can be found here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/hamburg/" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/germany/hamburg/</a>.<br /><br />For city passes and tours in Geneva, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/geneva/" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/switzerland/geneva/</a>.<br /><br />For city passes and tours in Milan, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/milan/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/milan/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/milan/</a>.<br /><br />For city passes and tours in Monaco, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/monaco/monaco/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/monaco/monaco/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/monaco/monaco/</a>.<br /><br />For city passes and tours in Barcelona, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/spain/barcelona/" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/spain/barcelona/</a>.<br /><br />For city passes and tours in Madrid, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/spain/madrid/" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/spain/madrid/</a>..
  • April 06, 2017 21:18
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Vickie,<br /><br />Eurail Passes do not cover museums, local buses, or subways.<br /><br />Although there are some exceptions, the objective of a rail pass is to cover the ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ between different cities within the country or countries included on the pass. Therefore, the Eurail Global Pass does cover trains operated by SNCF, which is the national rail network of France.<br /><br />For the Eurail Global Pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html">https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html</a>.<br /><br />A rail pass covers the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. If you were to purchase regular point-to-point tickets (instead of a rail pass), the value of any necessary reservations would still be embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass still can often work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />With regard to your itinerary, most of your trains will require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations 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 a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br />Hamburg to Paris<br /><br />A connection from Hamburg to Paris can take anywhere from 7.5 to 9 hours in duration and involves changing trains along the way.<br /><br />The shortest options, taking just over 7.5 hours in duration, involve changing trains only once in Karlsruhe along the way.<br /><br />Trains from Hamburg to Karlsruhe are high-speed ICE (InterCity Express) trains on which reservations would be highly recommended as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />Trains from Karlsruhe to Paris are France-Germany High Speed (TGV Est) trains, which require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />When booking reservations for this connection, you would just have to break up your search once in Karlsruhe. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Hamburg to Karlsruhe and then another search for connecting trains from Karlsruhe to Paris.<br /><br />The trains from Hamburg to Karlsruhe can now generally be booked up to 180 days in advance of a departure, while the trains from Karlsruhe to Paris can be booked within 90-120 days of an intended date of departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Geneva</u></b><br /><br />From Paris to Geneva, you would take a direct high-speed train called the TGV Lyria. With a Eurail Global Pass, you would be eligible to receive a discounted rate called the 'Passholder 2' on a TGV Lyria from Paris to Geneva.<br /><br />It is currently the case that the discounted 'Passholder 2' tickets for trains from Paris to Geneva are not able to be purchased on our website. At this time, you would have to call us in order to purchase tickets at a 'Passholder 2 rate' for this train. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Geneva to Milan</u></b><br /><br />The shortest connections from Geneva to Milan take just over 6 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Brig and then once in Domodossola.<br /><br />Reservations are not accepted on trains from Geneva to Brig and Brig to Domodossola, so the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For the segment from Domodossola to Milan, there are either EC (EuroCity) trains or regional trains. On the EC trains, reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. In contrast, the regional trains don't even accept reservations, so the Eurail Global Pass would be all you'd need to board.<br /><br />Even though two of the segments are not reservable, you can still view the schedules for these trains on our site. To do so, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Geneva to Brig, another search for connecting trains from Brig to Domodossola, and another search for connecting trains from Domodossola to Milan.<br /><br />On the segment from Domodossola to Milan, the EC trains can be distinguished from the regional trains by their train numbers. The EC trains have train numbers with 2 digits, while the regional trains on this segment have train numbers with 4 or 5 digits.<br /><br />Generally, the EC trains from Domodossola to Milan can be reserved once within 90-120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Milan to Monaco</u></b><br /><br />A connection from Milan to Monaco would take just under 4.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in Ventimiglia along the way. There are direct Thello Day trains from Milan to Monaco; however, these do not accept rail passes.<br /><br />The trains from Milan to Ventimiglia are IC (InterCity) or EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />From Ventimiglia to Monaco, you would take a regional train (labeled 'TER' on our website). These trains do not even accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />When viewing a connection from Milan to Monaco on our site, you would just break up your search once in Ventimiglia. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Milan to Ventimiglia and another search for connecting trains from Ventimiglia to Monaco.<br /><br />Generally, the IC and EC trains from Milan to Ventimiglia can be reserved within 120 days of an intended departure date.<br /><br /><b><u>Monaco to Barcelona</u></b><br /><br />From Monaco to Barcelona, the shortest connections take 9 to 9.5 hours in duration and involve 3 train changes en route; once in Nice, once in Marseille, and then once in Montpellier.<br /><br />From Monaco to Nice, you would just take a regional TER train. The TER trains don't accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />From Nice to Marseille, you would take a TGV train on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. On the segment from Nice to Marseille, there are some regional TER and Intercité trains, but for the purpose of your connection it would be better to take a TGV train.<br /><br />From Marseille to Montpellier, you would take an Intercité train on which reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. There are a few regional TER trains from Marseille to Montpellier, but for the purpose of your connection it would be better than one of the Intercité trains.<br /><br />From Montpellier to Barcelona, you would take a France-Spain High Speed train on which reservations would once more be required as a supplement to your rail pass.<br /><br />To view a connection from Monaco to Barcelona on our site and book any necessary reservations, you would just piece together your search segment-by-segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Monaco to Nice, another search for connecting trains from Nice to Marseille, another search for connecting trains from Marseille to Montpellier, and then another search for connecting trains from Montpellier to Barcelona.<br /><br />Generally, trains from Nice to Marseille and Marseille to Montpellier can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date, while the France-Spain High Speed trains from Montpellier to Barcelona can be reserved within 90-120 days of a departure.<br /><br /><b><u>Barcelona to Madrid</u></b><br /><br />The trains from Barcelona to Madrid are high-speed AVE trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass. Generally, the trains from Barcelona to Madrid can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date..
  • April 06, 2017 21:10
    Jeff
    Changed title to Fall Fling from Hamburg to Paris, Paris to Geneva, Geneva to Milan, Milan to Monaco, Monaco to Barcelona, & Barcelona to Madrid
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  • April 06, 2017 21:10
    Jeff
    Changed description to My granddaughter and I are traveling over the course of a 30 day period in September/October from Hamburg, Germany to Paris. From Paris to Geneva, then onto Milan. Next will be Monaco, Barcelona and last to Madrid. The dates are set. My questions are 1. Is the Eurail Global Pass also valid for museums, local buses and subways? 2. Would reservations be required for travel between any of these cities? 3. Can the Eurail Global Pass be used for SNCF and other European Rails? Thank you
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