Getting from Lucerne to Zagreb

Hi there I'm doing a Eurotrip with a friend and we have the Eurail Global Pass. I'm having a hard time figuring out how to get from Lucerne to Zagreb in one day. I know that getting between the two cities would require multiple connections, but I can't seem to get the connections to work out. We are trying to make it all fit on July 25th. If anyone could help me try and figure out how to make this would I'd really appreciate it! Thanks!
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) July 13, 2012 19:44
    Hi Chris,

    A daytime connection from Lucerne to Zagreb would involve at least 2 train changes along the way; once in Zurich and then once in Salzburg. Trains from Lucerne to Zurich don't accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. Reservation would be recommended on the trains from Zurich to Salzburg and Salzburg to Zagreb.

    Otherwise, a day connection from Lucerne to Zagreb would involve 3 train changes along the way; once in Zurich, once in Salzburg and then once in Villach. Once again, trains from Lucerne to Zurich don't accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. Reservations are recommended on the trains from Zurich to Salzburg, Salzburg to Villach and Villach to Zagreb

    Also, there is a direct overnight train all the way from Zurich to Zagreb. Therefore, you could just take a train from Lucerne to Zurich in order to catch that night train. While the trains from Lucerne to Zurich don't accept reservations, reservations are required on the night train from Zurich to Zagreb.

    You would purchase reservations for the reservable trains by clicking on 'Book a Reservation for Your Pass' from the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com. To do this, you would piece together the respective connection by doing a separate search for each segment of the route (i.e. one search to book the reservations from Zurich to Salzburg, another search to book the reservations from Salzburg to Villach and then another search to book the reservations from Villach to Zagreb). These trains all can be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure.

    For planning purposes, you can just view the schedules for trains from Lucerne to Zurich by entering these cities under 'Check Fares and Schedules' on the homepage.
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