France/Switzerland travel from Paris to Schaffhausen & Schaffausen to Rennes. Can the reservations be made on your website?

I plan to purchase a 2 country pass (France/Switzerland) for 3 adults and 3 children and wish to travel from Paris to Schauffhausen then Schauffhausen to Rennes. Can these reservations be made on your website? or do we have to call? and if I do need to call, can I make additional resevations in that call?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) May 22, 2017 19:28
    Hi David,

    For the 2 country option of the Eurail Select Pass, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html.

    Paris to Schaffhausen

    Connections from Paris to Schaffhausen take about 5.5 hours in duration and involve changing trains once in Zurich along the way. There is another option through Stuttgart, however, that would not be covered with your pass.

    The trains from Paris to Zurich are high-speed TGV Lyria trains on which reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.

    For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Paris to Zurich by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.

    On trains from Zurich to Schaffhausen, reservations are not necessary at all, so the rail pass is you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still view schedules from Zurich to Schaffhausen by doing a search on our homepage.

    Schaffhausen to Rennes

    Connections from Schaffhausen to Rennes take 8 to 8.5 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes along the way; once in Zurich and then in Paris. In Paris, you would also have to commute between rail stations in order to catch your final train to Rennes.

    Once again, reservations are not necessary on trains from Schaffhausen to Zurich, so the rail pass is you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can still view schedules from Schaffhausen to Zurich by doing a search on our homepage.

    Trains from Zurich to Paris are high-speed TGV Lyria trains and trains from Paris to Rennes are high-speed TGV trains. On TGV Lyria and TGV trains, reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.

    For travel with a rail pass, you would once again purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). For a trip from Zurich to Rennes, you would just have to break up your search once in Paris. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Zurich to Paris and another search for connecting trains from Paris to Rennes.

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

    When you pull up the results of these searches, you will see that trains from Zurich to Paris arrive into the Paris Gare de Lyon station, while trains from Paris to Rennes depart from the Paris Montparnasse station. To commute from Gare de Lyon to Montparnasse, you would take M14 of the Métro to the Châtelet Les Halles stop. At Châtelet Les Halles, you would switch to M4 of the Métro and take it to Montparnasse. The ride on M14 and M4 between Gare de Lyon and Montparnasse takes at least 15 to 20 minutes, but I would still advise allowing yourself at least an hour to make this transfer. You would pay to get on the Métro locally when you're there.
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