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  • October 31, 2018 17:37
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Rachael, <br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />Rail passes only cover ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ (between different cities) within the country or countries included on the pass. 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 considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass still often works out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe. It just depends on the itinerary.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In much of Western Europe, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is often the case that reservations are required when traveling in certain Western European countries. With regard to your specific itinerary, I'll outline below:<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> train. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would purchase passholder reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris to Zurich</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass'). When you pull up the results of your search, be sure to locate the actual direct trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Munich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/munich">Munich</a>, there are EC (EuroCity) trains taking about 4.5 hours in duration, but your pass would also be valid on buses (IC Buses) that take only about 3hr43min.<br /><br />On the EC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/munich">Munich</a>, reservations are not required but they are recommended. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich to Munich</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br />It may also be the case that only one departure is able to be shown for each search you do. In addition to that, the 'Later Trains' button does not function due to an error on our website. To get around these issues and view more departures, you would need to adjust to the specific hour of the day for which you want to view schedules when you enter the criteria of your search. For example, if you want to view trains departing after 10am, click '10AM'.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Salzburg</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Salzburg</a>, there are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> trains and Meridian trains.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> trains, reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. On Meridian trains, reservations are not even accepted, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/munich-salzburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich to Salzburg</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br />The route from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/munich-salzburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich&nbsp;to Salzburg</a> follows along the very scenic 'Rosenheim-Salzburg Railway' for a stretch of the trip.<br /><br /><b><u>Salzburg to Vienna</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Salzburg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/vienna">Vienna</a>, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543">Railjet</a> train on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/salzburg-vienna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Salzburg to Vienna</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Vienna to Budapest</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vienna</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/budapest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Budapest</a>, you would take another <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> train on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/vienna-budapest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vienna to Budapest</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Budapest to Prague</u></b><br /><br />The direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/budapest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Budapest</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prague</a> are EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/budapest-prague" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/budapest-prague">Budapest to Prague</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Prague to Berlin</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prague</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/berlin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/berlin">Berlin</a> are EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/prague-berlin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/prague-berlin">Prague to Berlin</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Berlin to Amsterdam</u></b><br /><br />The direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/berlin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berlin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> are IC (InterCity) trains on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/berlin-amsterdam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/berlin-amsterdam">Berlin to Amsterdam</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/brussels">Brussels</a>, there are IC (InterCity) trains and high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains. IC trains in this part of Europe don't accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> would be all you'd need to board. On <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains, reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/amsterdam-brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/amsterdam-brussels">Amsterdam to Brussels</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass'). If you prefer to take one of the IC trains on this route, there is no need to do this, because the pass is all you need.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to London</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/london">London</a> you would take the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a>. Even this train takes you to the UK, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is valid. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> trains would just require passholder reservations as a supplement to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brussels-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels to London</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass')..
  • October 31, 2018 17:33
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Rachael, <br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />Rail passes only cover ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ (between different cities) within the country or countries included on the pass. 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 considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass still often works out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe. It just depends on the itinerary.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In much of Western Europe, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is often the case that reservations are required when traveling in certain Western European countries. With regard to your specific itinerary, I'll outline below:<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> train. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would purchase passholder reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris to Zurich</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass'). When you pull up the results of your search, be sure to locate the actual direct trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Munich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/munich">Munich</a>, there are EC (EuroCity) trains taking about 4.5 hours in duration, but your pass would also be valid on buses (IC Buses) that take only about 3hr43min.<br /><br />On the EC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/munich">Munich</a>, reservations are not required but they are recommended. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich to Munich</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br />It may also be the case that only one departure is able to be shown for each search you do. In addition to that, the 'Later Trains' button does not function. To get around these issues and view more departures, you would need to adjust to the specific hour of the day for which you want to view schedules when you enter the criteria of your search. For example, if you want to view trains departing after 10am, click '10AM'.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Salzburg</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Salzburg</a>, there are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> trains and Meridian trains.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> trains, reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. On Meridian trains, reservations are not even accepted, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/munich-salzburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich to Salzburg</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br />The route from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/munich-salzburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich&nbsp;to Salzburg</a> follows along the very scenic 'Rosenheim-Salzburg Railway' for a stretch of the trip.<br /><br /><b><u>Salzburg to Vienna</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Salzburg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/vienna">Vienna</a>, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543">Railjet</a> train on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/salzburg-vienna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Salzburg to Vienna</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Vienna to Budapest</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vienna</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/budapest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Budapest</a>, you would take another <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> train on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/vienna-budapest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vienna to Budapest</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Budapest to Prague</u></b><br /><br />The direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/budapest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Budapest</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow">Prague</a> are EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/budapest-prague" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/budapest-prague">Budapest to Prague</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Prague to Berlin</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prague</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/berlin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/berlin">Berlin</a> are EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/prague-berlin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/prague-berlin">Prague to Berlin</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Berlin to Amsterdam</u></b><br /><br />The direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/berlin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berlin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> are IC (InterCity) trains on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/berlin-amsterdam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/berlin-amsterdam">Berlin to Amsterdam</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/brussels">Brussels</a>, there are IC (InterCity) trains and high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains. IC trains in this part of Europe don't accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> would be all you'd need to board. On <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains, reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/amsterdam-brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/amsterdam-brussels">Amsterdam to Brussels</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass'). If you prefer to take one of the IC trains on this route, there is no need to do this, because the pass is all you need.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to London</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/london">London</a> you would take the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a>. Even this train takes you to the UK, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is valid. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> trains would just require passholder reservations as a supplement to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brussels-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brussels to London</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass')..
  • September 13, 2018 20:01
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to You're welcome, Rachael.<br /><br />1.) They are reservations, not tickets, which is an important distinction. A rail pass's objective is to cover ticket costs, so that part would be taken care of by purchasing the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>.<br /><br />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 considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass still often works out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe. It just depends on the itinerary.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In much of Western Europe, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Above, I outlined where reservations are required and where reservations are just recommended, with regard to your specific itinerary.<br /><br />2.) The 'zones 1-5' option of the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite</a>' covers travel between the city of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-charles-de-gaulle-airport-5748" rel="nofollow">Paris CDG Airport</a> or Orly Airport via the RER network. However, the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' does not cover the travel between the city of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> and these airports (the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' is limited to covering public transit only within zones 1-3)..
  • September 13, 2018 15:21
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a> for multiple days and you'll be using public transit to get around, you'd want to consider purchasing either the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327">London Travel Card</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow">Visitor Oyster Card</a>', both of which would cover public transit networks in the city, including the Tube, London Overground, and city buses.<br /><br />To purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327">London Travel Card</a>' you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/london-travel-card-8327</a><br /><br />To purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331">Visitor Oyster Card</a>' you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331" rel="nofollow">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/visitor-oyster-card-8331</a><br /><br />To browse other city passes for a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow">London</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=England&amp;cities=cities-737" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=England&amp;cities=cities-737">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=England&amp;cities=cities-737</a>.
  • September 13, 2018 15:19
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">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/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' or the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite</a>'.<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" 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/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=" rel="nofollow">Paris Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId">http://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=2036PARIS&amp;destId=479&amp;catId</a>=<br /><br />The '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">Paris Visite</a>' just covers local transportation in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>, which includes the Métro and RER networks, as well as city buses. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow">Paris Visite</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-visite-pass-8339</a><br /><br />There is also the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">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/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. You would purchase the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">Paris Museum Pass</a>' here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/paris-museum-pass-8335</a><br /><br />Various other city passes and tours for <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> can be found here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=France&amp;cities=cities-479</a>.
  • September 13, 2018 15:15
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Rachael, <br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />Rail passes only cover ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ (between different cities) within the country or countries included on the pass. 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 considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass still often works out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe. It just depends on the itinerary.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In much of Western Europe, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is often the case that reservations are required when traveling in certain Western European countries. With regard to your specific itinerary, I'll outline below:<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> train. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would purchase passholder reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris to Zurich</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass'). When you pull up the results of your search, be sure to locate the actual direct trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Munich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/munich">Munich</a>, there are EC (EuroCity) trains taking about 4.5 hours in duration, but your pass would also be valid on buses (IC Buses) that take only about 3hr43min.<br /><br />On the EC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/munich">Munich</a>, reservations are not required but they are recommended. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zurich to Munich</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br />It may also be the case that only one departure is able to be shown for each search you do. In addition to that, the 'Later Trains' button does not function. To get around these issues and view more departures, you would need to adjust to the specific hour of the day for which you want to view schedules when you enter the criteria of your search. For example, if you want to view trains departing after 10am, click '10AM'.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Salzburg</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Munich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg" rel="nofollow">Salzburg</a>, there are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> trains and Meridian trains.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> trains, reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. On Meridian trains, reservations are not even accepted, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/munich-salzburg" rel="nofollow">Munich to Salzburg</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br />The route from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/munich-salzburg" rel="nofollow">Munich&nbsp;to Salzburg</a> follows along the very scenic 'Rosenheim-Salzburg Railway' for a stretch of the trip.<br /><br /><b><u>Salzburg to Vienna</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/salzburg" rel="nofollow">Salzburg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna">Vienna</a>, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543">Railjet</a> train on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/salzburg-vienna" rel="nofollow">Salzburg to Vienna</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Vienna to Budapest</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/vienna" rel="nofollow">Vienna</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/budapest" rel="nofollow">Budapest</a>, you would take another <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Railjet</a> train on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/vienna-budapest" rel="nofollow">Vienna to Budapest</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Budapest to Prague</u></b><br /><br />The direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/budapest" rel="nofollow">Budapest</a> to Prague are EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/budapest-prague" rel="nofollow">Budapest to Prague</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Prague to Berlin</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/prague" rel="nofollow">Prague</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/berlin" rel="nofollow">Berlin</a> are EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/prague-berlin" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/prague-berlin">Prague to Berlin</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Berlin to Amsterdam</u></b><br /><br />The direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/berlin" rel="nofollow">Berlin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> are IC (InterCity) trains on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/berlin-amsterdam" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/berlin-amsterdam">Berlin to Amsterdam</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels">Brussels</a>, there are IC (InterCity) trains and high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains. IC trains in this part of Europe don't accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> would be all you'd need to board. On <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains, reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/amsterdam-brussels" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/amsterdam-brussels">Amsterdam to Brussels</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass'). If you prefer to take one of the IC trains on this route, there is no need to do this, because the pass is all you need.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to London</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/brussels" rel="nofollow">Brussels</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/london" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/london">London</a> you would take the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a>. Even this train takes you to the UK, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is valid. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> trains would just require passholder reservations as a supplement to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/brussels-london" rel="nofollow">Brussels to London</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass')..
  • September 13, 2018 15:05
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Rachael, <br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />Rail passes only cover ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ (between different cities) within the country or countries included on the pass. 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 considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass still often works out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe. It just depends on the itinerary.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In much of Western Europe, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is often the case that reservations are required when traveling in certain Western European countries. With regard to your specific itinerary, I'll outline below:<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich">Zurich</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> train. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would purchase passholder reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-zurich" rel="nofollow">Paris to Zurich</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass'). When you pull up the results of your search, be sure to locate the actual direct trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Munich</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich">Munich</a>, there are EC (EuroCity) trains taking about 4.5 hours in duration, but your pass would also be valid on buses (IC Buses) that take only about 3hr43min.<br /><br />On the EC trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/zurich" rel="nofollow">Zurich</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich">Munich</a>, reservations are not required but they are recommended. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/zurich-munich" rel="nofollow">Zurich to Munich</a> by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br />It may also be the case that only one departure is able to be shown for each search you do. In addition to that, the 'Later Trains' button does not function. To get around these issues and view more departures, you would need to adjust to the specific hour of the day for which you want to view schedules when you enter the criteria of your search. For example, if you want to view trains departing after 10am, click '10AM'.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Salzburg</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> to Salzburg, there are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> trains and Meridian trains.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> trains, reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. On Meridian trains, reservations are not even accepted, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> trains from Munich to Salzburg by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br />The route from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/munich" rel="nofollow">Munich</a> to Salzburg follows along the very scenic 'Rosenheim-Salzburg Railway' for a stretch of the trip.<br /><br /><b><u>Salzburg to Vienna</u></b><br /><br />From Salzburg to Vienna, you would take a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> train on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Salzburg to Vienna by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Vienna to Budapest</u></b><br /><br />From Vienna to Budapest, you would take another <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/railjet-austria-and-beyond-7543" rel="nofollow">Railjet</a> train on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Vienna to Budapest by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Budapest to Prague</u></b><br /><br />The direct trains from Budapest to Prague are EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Budapest to Prague by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Prague to Berlin</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains from Prague to Berlin are EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Prague to Berlin by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Berlin to Amsterdam</u></b><br /><br />The direct trains from Berlin to Amsterdam are IC (InterCity) trains on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Berlin to Amsterdam by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />From Amsterdam to Brussels, there are IC (InterCity) trains and high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains. IC trains in this part of Europe don't accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> would be all you'd need to board. On <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536">Thalys</a> trains, reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow">Thalys</a> train from Amsterdam to Brussels by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass'). If you prefer to take one of the IC trains on this route, there is no need to do this, because the pass is all you need.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to London</u></b><br /><br />From Brussels to London you would take the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a>. Even this train takes you to the UK, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a> is valid. <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> trains would just require passholder reservations as a supplement to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880">Eurail Global Pass</a>. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/eurostar-7514">Eurostar</a> from Brussels to London by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass')..
  • September 13, 2018 14:52
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Rachael, <br /><br />For the requested itinerary, your best option would be the Eurail Global Pass. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a>.<br /><br />Rail passes only cover ticket costs for trains running ‘inter-city’ (between different cities) within the country or countries included on the pass. 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 considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass still often works out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe. It just depends on the itinerary.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In much of Western Europe, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is often the case that reservations are required when traveling in certain Western European countries. With regard to your specific itinerary, I'll outline below:<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Zurich</u></b><br /><br />From Paris to Zurich, you would take a high-speed TGV Lyria train. TGV Lyria trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase passholder reservations from Paris to Zurich by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass'). When you pull up the results of your search, be sure to locate the actual direct trains.<br /><br /><b><u>Zurich to Munich</u></b><br /><br />From Zurich to Munich, there are EC (EuroCity) trains taking about 4.5 hours in duration, but your pass would also be valid on buses (IC Buses) that take only about 3hr43min.<br /><br />On the EC trains from Zurich to Munich, reservations are not required but they are recommended. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the trains from Zurich to Munich by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br />It may also be the case that only one departure is able to be shown for each search you do. In addition to that, the 'Later Trains' button does not function. To get around these issues and view more departures, you would need to adjust to the specific hour of the day for which you want to view schedules when you enter the criteria of your search. For example, if you want to view trains departing after 10am, click '10AM'.<br /><br /><b><u>Munich to Salzburg</u></b><br /><br />From Munich to Salzburg, there are Railjet trains and Meridian trains.<br /><br />On the Railjet trains, reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. On Meridian trains, reservations are not even accepted, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the Railjet trains from Munich to Salzburg by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br />The route from Munich to Salzburg follows along the very scenic 'Rosenheim-Salzburg Railway' for a stretch of the trip.<br /><br /><b><u>Salzburg to Vienna</u></b><br /><br />From Salzburg to Vienna, you would take a Railjet train on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Salzburg to Vienna by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Vienna to Budapest</u></b><br /><br />From Vienna to Budapest, you would take another Railjet train on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Vienna to Budapest by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Budapest to Prague</u></b><br /><br />The direct trains from Budapest to Prague are EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Budapest to Prague by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Prague to Berlin</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains from Prague to Berlin are EC (EuroCity) trains on which reservations are recommended as a supplement to the rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Prague to Berlin by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Berlin to Amsterdam</u></b><br /><br />The direct trains from Berlin to Amsterdam are IC (InterCity) trains on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Berlin to Amsterdam by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass').<br /><br /><b><u>Amsterdam to Brussels</u></b><br /><br />From Amsterdam to Brussels, there are IC (InterCity) trains and high-speed Thalys trains. IC trains in this part of Europe don't accept reservations, so the Eurail Select Pass would be all you'd need to board. On Thalys trains, reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a Thalys train from Amsterdam to Brussels by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass'). If you prefer to take one of the IC trains on this route, there is no need to do this, because the pass is all you need.<br /><br /><b><u>Brussels to London</u></b><br /><br />From Brussels to London you would take the high-speed Eurostar. Even this train takes you to the UK, the Eurail Global Pass is valid. Eurostar trains would just require passholder reservations as a supplement to the Eurail Global Pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the Eurostar from Brussels to London by searching the route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail Global Pass')..
  • September 12, 2018 18:18
    Jeff
    Changed description to I am looking to buy a global euro rail pass. I couldn't find a good map. Does this pass cover these places? Paris --&gt; ZurichZurich --&gt; MunichMunich --&gt; SalzburgSalzburg --&gt; ViennaVienna --&gt; BudapestBudapest --&gt; PraguePrague --&gt; BerlinBerlin --&gt; AmsterdamAmsterdam --&gt; BrusselsBrussels --&gt; LondonAlso, does this mean if I buy the euro rail pass, then that is the only cost I pay? Because when I try to reserve a spot on the train while saying that I have a pass, it still charges me.
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  • September 12, 2018 18:18
    Jeff
    Changed title to Eurail Global Pass to cover Paris-Zurich, Zurich-Munich, Munich-Salzburg, Salzburg-Vienna, Vienna-Budapest, Budapest-Prague, Prague-Berlin, Berlin-Amsterdam, Amsterdam-Brussels, Brussels-London
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