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  • April 05, 2019 14:02
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Jerrica,<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a><br /><br />First class is recommended for the most comfortable experience.<br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover 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 considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass can still work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by searching a 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 />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. On such trains, you would just hop on and show your pass. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for many unreserved trains. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />I'll go through your itinerary trip-by-trip, so you'll know what to do and what to expect. Your itinerary is a long one, so go trip-by-trip when you're reading through it.<br /><br /><b><u>Turin to Vernazza (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Trains between La Spezia and Vernazza are regional trains, which do not accept reservations. Therefore, no additional costs would apply, as the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />As for a connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin</a> to Vernazza, it involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Genoa</a> along the way.<br /><br />If you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InterCity</a>) or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a> train for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/genoa">Genoa</a>, then reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. However, most trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Genoa</a> are regional trains. The regional trains do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Genoa</a> to Vernazza are all regional trains, so reservations are not accepted, and the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />If you do not want to pay for reservations to make this trip, then you would just have to make sure you take regional trains.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for the regional trains. When you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains in Italy, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. You would piece together the connection by doing one search for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/turin-genova" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin to Genoa</a> and then another search for connecting trains from Genoa to Vernazza. When you pull up the results of your search, you would look for the regional trains, which are labeled as either 'Regionale' or 'Regionale Veloce'.<br /><br />If you want to take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciabianca</a> train for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/genoa">Genoa</a>, you would purchase reservations by searching just this segment of the route on our homepage, 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>Time Spent in Vernazza, Cinque Terre (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Once you're in the Vernazza, you can use your <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> to travel between the villages of the Cinque Terre. Keep in mind, however, this does involve the use of a 'travel day' on your pass, if your pass is 'non-consecutive' (flexi). If you do not wish to squander a 'travel day' on your pass for these short trips, you can instead just purchase these particular tickets locally. These are short trips/distances, so the tickets would not cost too much at all. Regional trains between the villages of the Cinque Terre operate regularly throughout the day.<br /><br /><b><u>Vernazza to Bologna (Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />The most feasible connections from Vernazza to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/bologna">Bologna</a> involve 2 train changes along the way; once in La Spezia and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/parma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parma</a>.<br /><br />Trains from Vernazza to La Spezia and La Spezia to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/parma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parma</a> are regional trains, so reservations are not accepted, and 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 all you would need to board.<br /><br />For the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/parma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parma</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bologna</a>, there are regional trains, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">InterCity</a>) trains, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a> trains. If you take a regional train, reservations are not accepted, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. However, if you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a> train, then reservations would be required as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can again refer to the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for these trains. To access the schedules for the non-reservable regional trains, you would have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. Also, to access the schedules for a trip from Vernazza to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bologna</a>, you would have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Vernazza to La Spezia, another search for connecting trains from La Spezia to Parma, and then another search for connecting trains from Parma to Bologna.<br /><br />If you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciabianca</a> train for the Parma-Bologna segment, you would purchase reservations by indicating that you have a 'Eurail Global Pass' when do this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Bologna to Como (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/bologna">Bologna</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/como" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/como">Como</a> involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bologna</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">InterCity</a>) trains, all of which require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. You would purchase the reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bologna-milan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/bologna-milan">Bologna to Milan</a> by indicating that you have a 'Eurail Global Pass' when you search this segment of the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a>.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-como" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan to Como</a> are regional trains, so reservations will not be accepted, and 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 all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for these non-reservable trains. Just remember to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked when you do this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Como to Interlaken (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/como" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Como</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, I would traveling by way of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>. That way, you can take a segment of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic route when you go from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />To do this, you would take the direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EuroCity</a>) train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/como" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Como</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a>, where you would connect to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> train to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />The direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EC</a> train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/como" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Como</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> does require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, reservations are possible but not necessary at all. Therefore, 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 all you would need to board.<br /><br />For travel with the rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/como-lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/como-lucerne">Como to Lucerne</a> by searching this segment of the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</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’). You can then do the same just to view schedules for the connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>; just remember that you do not need to actually purchase reservations for this segment.<br /><br />All of the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen (Eurail Global Pass not valid)</u></b><br /><br />Eurail Passes do not cover trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Lauterbrunnen. Therefore, you would need to purchase regular tickets to be covered for this short trip. Rest assured, these tickets aren't going to cost much, since the ride only takes about 20 minutes.<br /><br />To purchase tickets from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen (and return), you would use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our homepage</a> and leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />Trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Lauterbrunnen run along the Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Paris (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a> along the way. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a>, you would be on the 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.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel</a>, reservations are not necessary at all, 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> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, would purchase reservations on the <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> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/basel">Basel</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> at something called the 'Pass 2' rate.<br /><br />For travel with the rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel to Paris</a> by searching this segment of the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/">our homepage</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 />For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the unreserved segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-basel">Interlaken to Basel</a>..
  • April 04, 2019 14:21
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to <b><u>Mountaintop Excursions from Interlaken &amp; the Bernese Oberland with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />When visiting the Interlaken area and the Bernese Oberland region, a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the excursions to nearby Jungfraujoch, Mount Schilthorn, Harder Kulm, First, and Schynige Platte.<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />The gateway to Jungfraujoch is <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>. 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> does not cover the trains that make up a connection between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch. However, with 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> you would be eligible to receive a discount of about 25% on these trains. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Eurail Pass Holder' (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />This pass covers the 2 different routes up to Jungfraujoch (and a return to be done within 24 hours). These routes are as follows:<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/interlaken-ost" rel="nofollow">Interlaken Ost</a>), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, or Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Schilthorn</u></b><br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> also serves as the gateway to Mount Schilthorn. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> enables passengers to receive a discount of about 25% on the excursion between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Mount Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Schilthorn Interlaken to Schilthorn Eurail Pass Holder' option of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schilthorn-eo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mount Schilthorn</a>’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/mount-schithorn">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn</a>.<br /><br />There are then 2 different routes you can take to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> to Mount Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The Stechelberg route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br /><b><u>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br /><br />A <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> would also enable you to receive a 25% discount on the Harderbahn funicular in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>. The Harderbahn takes you to a viewing platform at the ‘Two Lakes Bridge’ (Zweiseensteg) for spectacular views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz below, as well as incredible panoramas of the surrounding Alps; including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There is also the Harder Kulm Panorama restaurant offering more stunning views.<br /><br />To receive the 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Harder Kulm Interlaken to Harder Kulm for Eurail Pass Holder’ option (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harder Kulm</a>’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/harder-kulm-8178">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn)</u></b><br /><br />The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. To reach Grindelwald, you would take a train along the famed ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a>. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station in Grindelwald to Bort, another cable car from Bort to Schreckfeld, and then another cable car from Schreckfeld to the summit station of First. Once you’ve ascended to the First summit station, you would have access to the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)', a 131 ft long suspension bridge leading to an observation platform that offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ (Interlaken-Grindelwald) and the Firstbahn cable cars. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First Interlaken to First for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grindelwald-First</a>’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/grindelwald-first">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Schynige Platte (seasonal)</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> enables you to receive a discount of about 25% on the excursion between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Schynige Platte. To receive this 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte Interlaken to Schynige Platte for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schynige Platte</a>’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/schynige-platte-8312">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312</a>.<br /><br />The excursion consists of a 4-minute train ride on the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' from Interlaken to Wilderswil and then the nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ from Wilderswil to the Schynige Platte station.<br /><br />At Schynige Platte, you’ll have more amazing views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. Right by the station is also Switzerland’s only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant.<br /><br />In 2019, the 'Schynige Platte Railway’ only runs from May 30th to October 27th..
  • April 04, 2019 14:20
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Jerrica,<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a><br /><br />For the most comfortable experience with this much travel, 1st class is recommended.<br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover 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 considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass can still work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by searching a 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 />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. On such trains, you would just hop on and show your pass. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for many unreserved trains. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />I'll go through your itinerary trip-by-trip, so you'll know what to do and what to expect. Your itinerary is a long one, so go trip-by-trip when you're reading through it.<br /><br /><b><u>Turin to Vernazza (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Trains between La Spezia and Vernazza are regional trains, which do not accept reservations. Therefore, no additional costs would apply, as the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />As for a connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow">Turin</a> to Vernazza, it involves changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow">Genoa</a> along the way.<br /><br />If you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InterCity</a>) or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a> train for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow">Turin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa">Genoa</a>, then reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. However, most trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow">Turin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow">Genoa</a> are regional trains. The regional trains do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow">Genoa</a> to Vernazza are all regional trains, so reservations are not accepted, and the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />If you do not want to pay for reservations to make this trip, then you would just have to make sure you take regional trains.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for the regional trains. When you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains in Italy, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. You would piece together the connection by doing one search for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/turin-genova" rel="nofollow">Turin to Genoa</a> and then another search for connecting trains from Genoa to Vernazza. When you pull up the results of your search, you would look for the regional trains, which are labeled as either 'Regionale' or 'Regionale Veloce'.<br /><br />If you want to take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciabianca</a> train for the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/turin" rel="nofollow">Turin</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/genoa">Genoa</a>, you would purchase reservations by searching just this segment of the route on our homepage, 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>Time Spent in Vernazza, Cinque Terre (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Once you're in the Vernazza, you can use your <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> to travel between the villages of the Cinque Terre. Keep in mind, however, this does involve the use of a 'travel day' on your pass, if your pass is 'non-consecutive' (flexi). If you do not wish to squander a 'travel day' on your pass for these short trips, you can instead just purchase these particular tickets locally. These are short trips/distances, so the tickets would not cost too much at all. Regional trains between the villages of the Cinque Terre operate regularly throughout the day.<br /><br /><b><u>Vernazza to Bologna (Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />The most feasible connections from Vernazza to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna">Bologna</a> involve 2 train changes along the way; once in La Spezia and then once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/parma" rel="nofollow">Parma</a>.<br /><br />Trains from Vernazza to La Spezia and La Spezia to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/parma" rel="nofollow">Parma</a> are regional trains, so reservations are not accepted, and 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> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/parma" rel="nofollow">Parma</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow">Bologna</a>, there are regional trains, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">InterCity</a>) trains, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a> trains. If you take a regional train, reservations are not accepted, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. However, if you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a> train, then reservations would be required as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can again refer to the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for these trains. To access the schedules for the non-reservable regional trains, you would have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. Also, to access the schedules for a trip from Vernazza to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow">Bologna</a>, you would have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Vernazza to La Spezia, another search for connecting trains from La Spezia to Parma, and then another search for connecting trains from Parma to Bologna.<br /><br />If you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciabianca</a> train for the Parma-Bologna segment, you would purchase reservations by indicating that you have a 'Eurail Global Pass' when do this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Bologna to Como (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna">Bologna</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/como" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/como">Como</a> involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> along the way.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bologna" rel="nofollow">Bologna</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/milan" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">InterCity</a>) trains, all of which require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. You would purchase the reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bologna-milan" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bologna-milan">Bologna to Milan</a> by indicating that you have a 'Eurail Global Pass' when you search this segment of the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a>.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/milan-como" rel="nofollow">Milan to Como</a> are regional trains, so reservations will not be accepted, and 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 all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> just to view schedules for these non-reservable trains. Just remember to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked when you do this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Como to Interlaken (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/como" rel="nofollow">Como</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, I would traveling by way of <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>. That way, you can take a segment of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic route when you go from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />To do this, you would take the direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561">EuroCity</a>) train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/como" rel="nofollow">Como</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a>, where you would connect to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> train to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>.<br /><br />The direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EC</a> train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/como" rel="nofollow">Como</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> does require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a>, reservations are possible but not necessary at all. Therefore, 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 all you would need to board.<br /><br />For travel with the rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/como-lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/como-lucerne">Como to Lucerne</a> by searching this segment of the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</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’). You can then do the same just to view schedules for the connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>; just remember that you do not need to actually purchase reservations for this segment.<br /><br />All of the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/lucerne" rel="nofollow">Lucerne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen (Eurail Global Pass not valid)</u></b><br /><br />Eurail Passes do not cover trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Lauterbrunnen. Therefore, you would need to purchase regular tickets to be covered for this short trip. Rest assured, these tickets aren't going to cost much, since the ride only takes about 20 minutes.<br /><br />To purchase tickets from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen (and return), you would use the route search feature on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow">our homepage</a> and leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />Trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Lauterbrunnen run along the Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Paris (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> involve changing trains once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> along the way. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, you would be on the 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.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a>, reservations are not necessary at all, 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> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, would purchase reservations on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel">Basel</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> at something called the 'Pass 2' rate.<br /><br />For travel with the rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel to Paris</a> by searching this segment of the route on <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/">our homepage</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 />For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the unreserved segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-basel">Interlaken to Basel</a>..
  • April 03, 2019 17:26
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to In each of the other cities you'll be visiting, you can shop various city passes, activities and tours offered by clicking on the links below:<br /><br />Turin: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=57&amp;cities=cities-802" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=57&amp;cities=cities-802">https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=57&amp;cities=cities-802</a> <br /><br />Vernazza/Cinque Terre: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=57&amp;cities=cities-22149" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=57&amp;cities=cities-22149">https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=57&amp;cities=cities-22149</a><br /><br />Bologna: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=57&amp;cities=cities-791" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=57&amp;cities=cities-791">https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=57&amp;cities=cities-791</a><br /><br />Lake Como: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=57&amp;cities=cities-26113" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=57&amp;cities=cities-26113">https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=57&amp;cities=cities-26113</a><br /><br />Interlaken: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=69&amp;cities=cities-5011" rel="nofollow">https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=69&amp;cities=cities-5011</a>.
  • April 03, 2019 17:25
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to If you'll be staying in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" 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/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">Paris Visite Pass</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 Paris. 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 Pass</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 Pass</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 'Paris Museum Pass', which does not cover any transportation, but it does cover entry to 50 museums and historic sites around <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>. You would purchase the 'Paris Museum Pass' here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=30310P1&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=8" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=30310P1&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=8">https://www.raileurope.com/activities/activity?code=30310P1&amp;destId=479&amp;catId=8</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>.
  • April 03, 2019 17:17
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to <b><u>Mountaintop Excursions from Interlaken &amp; the Bernese Oberland with a Eurail Global Pass</u></b><br /><br />When visiting the Interlaken area and the Bernese Oberland region, a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the excursions to nearby Jungfraujoch, Mount Schilthorn, Harder Kulm, First, and Schynige Platte.<br /><br /><b><u>Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</u></b><br /><br />The gateway to Jungfraujoch is <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>. 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> does not cover the trains that make up a connection between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch. However, with 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> you would be eligible to receive a discount of about 25% on these trains. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'JUNGFRAUJOCH/TOP OF EUROPE Interlaken to Jungfraujoch Eurail Pass Holder' (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) option of a pass called the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>'. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315</a>.<br /><br />This pass covers the 2 different routes up to Jungfraujoch (and a return to be done within 24 hours). These routes are as follows:<br /><br />The Grindelwald route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Grindelwald on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />The Lauterbrunnen/Wengen route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Train from Lauterbrunnen to Kleine Scheidegg on the ‘Wengernalp Railway’ (Wengen is a stop along this rail line)<br />-Train from Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfraujoch on the ‘Jungfrau Railway’ (the highest railway in Europe)<br /><br />On the 'Jungfrau Railway' between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch, reservations are highly recommended for travel between the months of May and October. The reservations are a small cost in addition to the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/jungfraujoch-top-of-europe-8315" rel="nofollow">Jungfraujoch Top of Europe</a>' and have to be made locally at the stations in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> (Interlaken Ost), Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, or Wengen.<br /><br />Expect stunning views throughout the entire trek between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Jungfraujoch, whether you take the route via Grindelwald or the one via Lauterbrunnen/Wengen. To get the most of your Jungfraujoch experience, you might want to consider making your ascent one way and your descent the other. The ‘Jungfrau Railway’ itself runs mostly through a tunnel (the ‘Jungfrau Tunnel’), but there are two ‘sightseeing stops’ in the tunnel (‘Eigerwand’ and ‘Eismeer’) where passengers can exit their train and take in the views through windows built into the side of the mountain.<br /><br />At the Jungfraujoch Top of Europe station, you have access to the Sphinx Observation Terrace and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier). The Jungfraujoch station (Top of Europe) is the highest rail station in Europe, the Sphinx Observation Terrace is one of the highest astronomical observatories in the world, and the Aletsch Glacier (Great Aletsch Glacier) is the longest glacier in Europe.<br /><br /><b><u>Mount Schilthorn</u></b><br /><br /><a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> also serves as the gateway to Mount Schilthorn. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> enables passengers to receive a discount of about 25% on the excursion between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Mount Schilthorn. To receive this discount, you would purchase the 'Mountain Tops: Schilthorn Interlaken to Schilthorn Eurail Pass Holder' option of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schilthorn-eo" rel="nofollow">Mount Schilthorn</a>’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/mount-schithorn</a>.<br /><br />There are then 2 different routes you can take to get from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken">Interlaken</a> to Mount Schilthorn; one via Grütschalp and the other via Stechelberg.<br /><br />The Grütschalp route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-'Grütschalpbahn' cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp<br />-'Mürrenbahn' train from Grütschalp to Mürren<br />-‘Schilthornbahn' cable cars from Mürren to Birg and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br />The Stechelberg route would look like this:<br /><br />-Train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’<br />-Bus from Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg<br />-'Schilthornbahn’ cable cars from Stechelberg to Gimmelwald, Gimmelwald to Mürren, Mürren to Birg, and Birg to Schilthorn<br /><br /><b><u>Harder Kulm (Harderbahn)</u></b><br /><br />A <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> would also enable you to receive a 25% discount on the Harderbahn funicular in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>. The Harderbahn takes you to a viewing platform at the ‘Two Lakes Bridge’ (Zweiseensteg) for spectacular views of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz below, as well as incredible panoramas of the surrounding Alps; including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. There is also the Harder Kulm Panorama restaurant offering more stunning views.<br /><br />To receive the 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Harder Kulm Interlaken to Harder Kulm for Eurail Pass Holder’ option (Low season, Mid-season, or High-season depending on when you'll be taking the trip) of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178" rel="nofollow">Harder Kulm</a>’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/harder-kulm-8178</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Grindelwald-First (Firstbahn)</u></b><br /><br />The Firstbahn departs from its base station in the nearby village of Grindelwald. To reach Grindelwald, you would take a train along the famed ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a>. The ascent consists of a cable car from the base station in Grindelwald to Bort, another cable car from Bort to Schreckfeld, and then another cable car from Schreckfeld to the summit station of First. Once you’ve ascended to the First summit station, you would have access to the 'First Cliff Walk (by Tissot)', a 131 ft long suspension bridge leading to an observation platform that offers spectacular panoramic views of the valley below and the surrounding mountains.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> would enable you to receive a 25% discount on the ‘Bernese Oberland Railway’ (Interlaken-Grindelwald) and the Firstbahn cable cars. To receive this discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Grindelwald-First Interlaken to First for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow">Grindelwald-First</a>’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/grindelwald-first</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Schynige Platte (seasonal)</u></b><br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> enables you to receive a discount of about 25% on the excursion between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Schynige Platte. To receive this 25% discount, you would purchase the ‘Mountain Tops: Schynige Platte Interlaken to Schynige Platte for Eurail Pass Holder’ option of the pass for ‘<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow">Schynige Platte</a>’ here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/schynige-platte-8312</a>.<br /><br />The excursion consists of a 4-minute train ride on the 'Bernese Oberland Railway' from Interlaken to Wilderswil and then the nostalgic ‘Schynige Platte Railway’ from Wilderswil to the Schynige Platte station.<br /><br />At Schynige Platte, you’ll have more amazing views of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as well as Niesen, Stockhorn and Jura. Right by the station is also Switzerland’s only Alpine Botanical Garden and the Schynige Platte Panorama Restaurant.<br /><br />In 2019, the 'Schynige Platte Railway’ only runs from May 30th to October 27th..
  • April 03, 2019 17:01
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Jerrica,<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a><br /><br />For the most comfortable experience with this much travel, 1st class is recommended.<br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover 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 considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass can still work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by searching a 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 />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. On such trains, you would just hop on and show your pass. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for many unreserved trains. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />I'll go through your itinerary trip-by-trip, so you'll know what to do and what to expect. Your itinerary is a long one, so go trip-by-trip when you're reading through it.<br /><br /><b><u>Turin to Vernazza (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Trains between La Spezia and Vernazza are regional trains, which do not accept reservations. Therefore, no additional costs would apply, as the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />As for a connection from Turin to Vernazza, it involves changing trains once in Genoa along the way.<br /><br />If you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InterCity</a>) or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciabianca</a> train for the segment from Turin to Genoa, then reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. However, most trains from Turin to Genoa are regional trains. The regional trains do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Direct trains from Genoa to Vernazza are all regional trains, so reservations are not accepted, and the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />If you do not want to pay for reservations to make this trip, then you would just have to make sure you take regional trains.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the regional trains. When you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains in Italy, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. You would piece together the connection by doing one search for the segment from Turin to Genoa and then another search for connecting trains from Genoa to Vernazza. When you pull up the results of your search, you would look for the regional trains, which are labeled as either 'Regionale' or 'Regionale Veloce'.<br /><br />If you want to take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciabianca</a> train for the segment from Turin to Genoa, you would purchase reservations by searching just this segment of the route on our homepage, 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>Time Spent in Vernazza, Cinque Terre (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Once you're in the Vernazza, you can use your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> to travel between the villages of the Cinque Terre. Keep in mind, however, this does involve the use of a 'travel day' on your pass, if your pass is 'non-consecutive' (flexi). If you do not wish to squander a 'travel day' on your pass for these short trips, you can instead just purchase these particular tickets locally. These are short trips/distances, so the tickets would not cost too much at all. Regional trains between the villages of the Cinque Terre operate regularly throughout the day.<br /><br /><b><u>Vernazza to Bologna (Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />The most feasible connections from Vernazza to Bologna involve 2 train changes along the way; once in La Spezia and then once in Parma.<br /><br />Trains from Vernazza to La Spezia and La Spezia to Parma are regional trains, so reservations are not accepted, and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For the segment from Parma to Bologna, there are regional trains, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InterCity</a>) trains, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a> trains. If you take a regional train, reservations are not accepted, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. However, if you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciabianca</a> train, then reservations would be required as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can again refer to the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for these trains. To access the schedules for the non-reservable regional trains, you would have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. Also, to access the schedules for a trip from Vernazza to Bologna, you would have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Vernazza to La Spezia, another search for connecting trains from La Spezia to Parma, and then another search for connecting trains from Parma to Bologna.<br /><br />If you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciabianca</a> train for the Parma-Bologna segment, you would purchase reservations by indicating that you have a 'Eurail Global Pass' when do this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Bologna to Como (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Bologna to Como involve changing trains once in Milan along the way.<br /><br />Trains from Bologna to Milan are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">InterCity</a>) trains, all of which require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. You would purchase the reservations from Bologna to Milan by indicating that you have a 'Eurail Global Pass' when you search this segment of the route on our homepage.<br /><br />Trains from Milan to Como are regional trains, so reservations will not be accepted, and 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 all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for these non-reservable trains. Just remember to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked when you do this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Como to Interlaken (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />For a trip from Como to Interlaken, I would traveling by way of Lucerne. That way, you can take a segment of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic route when you go from Lucerne to Interlaken.<br /><br />To do this, you would take the direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EuroCity</a>) train from Como to Lucerne, where you would connect to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> train to Interlaken.<br /><br />The direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EC</a> train from Como to Lucerne does require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GoldenPass</a> segment from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary at all. Therefore, 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 all you would need to board.<br /><br />For travel with the rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/como-lucerne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Como to Lucerne</a> by searching this segment of the route on our homepage, 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’). You can then do the same just to view schedules for the connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>; just remember that you do not need to actually purchase reservations for this segment.<br /><br />All of the trains from Lucerne to Interlaken have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen (Eurail Global Pass not valid)</u></b><br /><br />Eurail Passes do not cover trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Lauterbrunnen. Therefore, you would need to purchase regular tickets to be covered for this short trip. Rest assured, these tickets aren't going to cost much, since the ride only takes about 20 minutes.<br /><br />To purchase tickets from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen (and return), you would use the route search feature on our homepage and leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />Trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Lauterbrunnen run along the Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Paris (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Paris involve changing trains once in Basel along the way. From Basel to Paris, you would be on the 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.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Basel, reservations are not necessary at all, 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> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, would purchase reservations on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> from Basel to Paris at something called the 'Pass 2' rate.<br /><br />For travel with the rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Basel to Paris</a> by searching this segment of the route on our homepage, 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 />For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the unreserved segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-basel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken to Basel</a>..
  • April 03, 2019 16:57
    Jeff
    Changed title to Honeymoon Help!! Turin-Vernazza, Vernazza-Bologna, Bologna-Lake Como, Lake Como-Interlaken, Interlaken-Lauterbrunnen, Interlaken-Paris
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  • April 03, 2019 16:57
    Jeff
    Changed description to Hi there - My husband and I are headed to Europe for our three week honeymoon (!!). We're looking at getting the 15 day non-consecutive Eurail Global pass - 1st class, but I'm very confused as to what this pass actually provides and if there are any hidden costs (like seat reservations, or regional train fees?). Can someone please advise if the below point-to-point locations are offered as part of the Eurail Global Pass, and/or if I need to pay extra to get to any of these locations? - Turin, Italy to Vernazza, Italy (Or do we need to go to La Spezia and then PAY EXTRA to take a regional train to Vernazza?) - Vernazza, Italy to Bologna, Italy - Bologna, Italy to Lake Como, Italy - Lake Como, Italy to Interlaken, Switzerland - Interlaken, Switzerland to Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland - Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland to Interlaken, Switzerland - Interlaken, Switzerland to Paris, France Additionally, we're looking at paying extra for the 1st class Eurail Global pass (it is our honeymoon, after all!) but when I do a quick search for one of our destinations it seems like 1st class is no longer available. WHAT GIVES?! Any help, virtual hugs, advice is totally appreciated. Thank you!!Lost in research, Jerrica
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  • April 03, 2019 16:41
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Jerrica,<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a><br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover 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 considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass can still work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by searching a 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 />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. On such trains, you would just hop on and show your pass. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for many unreserved trains. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />I'll go through your itinerary trip-by-trip, so you'll know what to do and what to expect. Your itinerary is a long one, so go trip-by-trip when you're reading through it.<br /><br /><b><u>Turin to Vernazza (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Trains between La Spezia and Vernazza are regional trains, which do not accept reservations. Therefore, no additional costs would apply, as the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />As for a connection from Turin to Vernazza, it involves changing trains once in Genoa along the way.<br /><br />If you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">InterCity</a>) or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow">Frecciabianca</a> train for the segment from Turin to Genoa, then reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. However, most trains from Turin to Genoa are regional trains. The regional trains do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Direct trains from Genoa to Vernazza are all regional trains, so reservations are not accepted, and the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />If you do not want to pay for reservations to make this trip, then you would just have to make sure you take regional trains.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the regional trains. When you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains in Italy, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. You would piece together the connection by doing one search for the segment from Turin to Genoa and then another search for connecting trains from Genoa to Vernazza. When you pull up the results of your search, you would look for the regional trains, which are labeled as either 'Regionale' or 'Regionale Veloce'.<br /><br />If you want to take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow">Frecciabianca</a> train for the segment from Turin to Genoa, you would purchase reservations by searching just this segment of the route on our homepage, 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>Time Spent in Vernazza, Cinque Terre (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Once you're in the Vernazza, you can use your <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> to travel between the villages of the Cinque Terre. Keep in mind, however, this does involve the use of a 'travel day' on your pass, if your pass is 'non-consecutive' (flexi). If you do not wish to squander a 'travel day' on your pass for these short trips, you can instead just purchase these particular tickets locally. These are short trips/distances, so the tickets would not cost too much at all. Regional trains between the villages of the Cinque Terre operate regularly throughout the day.<br /><br /><b><u>Vernazza to Bologna (Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />The most feasible connections from Vernazza to Bologna involve 2 train changes along the way; once in La Spezia and then once in Parma.<br /><br />Trains from Vernazza to La Spezia and La Spezia to Parma are regional trains, so reservations are not accepted, and the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For the segment from Parma to Bologna, there are regional trains, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">InterCity</a>) trains, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a> trains. If you take a regional train, reservations are not accepted, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board. However, if you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow">Frecciabianca</a> train, then reservations would be required as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can again refer to the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for these trains. To access the schedules for the non-reservable regional trains, you would have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. Also, to access the schedules for a trip from Vernazza to Bologna, you would have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Vernazza to La Spezia, another search for connecting trains from La Spezia to Parma, and then another search for connecting trains from Parma to Bologna.<br /><br />If you take an <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow">IC</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow">Frecciabianca</a> train for the Parma-Bologna segment, you would purchase reservations by indicating that you have a 'Eurail Global Pass' when do this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Bologna to Como (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Bologna to Como involve changing trains once in Milan along the way.<br /><br />Trains from Bologna to Milan are <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciarossa-7590" rel="nofollow">Frecciarossa</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-frecciabianca-7588">Frecciabianca</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">IC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-trains-intercity-7586">InterCity</a>) trains, all of which require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. You would purchase the reservations from Bologna to Milan by indicating that you have a 'Eurail Global Pass' when you search this segment of the route on our homepage.<br /><br />Trains from Milan to Como are regional trains, so reservations will not be accepted, and 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 all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for these non-reservable trains. Just remember to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked when you do this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Como to Interlaken (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />For a trip from Como to Interlaken, I would traveling by way of Lucerne. That way, you can take a segment of the famed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546">GoldenPass</a> scenic route when you go from Lucerne to Interlaken.<br /><br />To do this, you would take the direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EuroCity</a>) train from Como to Lucerne, where you would connect to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> train to Interlaken.<br /><br />The direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/italian-international-trains-7561" rel="nofollow">EC</a> train from Como to Lucerne does require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/goldenpass-line-7546" rel="nofollow">GoldenPass</a> segment from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary at all. Therefore, 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 all you would need to board.<br /><br />For travel with the rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/como-lucerne" rel="nofollow">Como to Lucerne</a> by searching this segment of the route on our homepage, 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’). You can then do the same just to view schedules for the connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/lucerne-interlaken" rel="nofollow">Lucerne to Interlaken</a>; just remember that you do not need to actually purchase reservations for this segment.<br /><br />All of the trains from Lucerne to Interlaken have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen (Eurail Global Pass not valid)</u></b><br /><br />Eurail Passes do not cover trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Lauterbrunnen. Therefore, you would need to purchase regular tickets to be covered for this short trip. Rest assured, these tickets aren't going to cost much, since the ride only takes about 20 minutes.<br /><br />To purchase tickets from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen (and return), you would use the route search feature on our homepage and leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />Trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> and Lauterbrunnen run along the Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Paris (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Paris involve changing trains once in Basel along the way. From Basel to Paris, you would be on the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535">TGV Lyria</a> train.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Interlaken</a> to Basel, reservations are not necessary at all, 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> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail Global Pass</a>, would purchase reservations on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV Lyria</a> from Basel to Paris at something called the 'Pass 2' rate.<br /><br />For travel with the rail pass, you would purchase reservations from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-paris" rel="nofollow">Basel to Paris</a> by searching this segment of the route on our homepage, 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 />For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the unreserved segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/interlaken-basel" rel="nofollow">Interlaken to Basel</a>..
  • April 03, 2019 16:26
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Jerrica,<br /><br />For the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880</a><br /><br />The objective of a rail pass is to cover 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 considered/embedded into those costs. Therefore, a rail pass can still work out to be the most economical option for travelers taking multiple trains while in Europe.<br /><br />Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would check reservation costs and purchase reservations by searching a 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 />For trains that do not accept reservations, there is nothing you need to book, so the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board. On such trains, you would just hop on and show your pass. For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>) just to view schedules for many unreserved trains. Generally, when you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />I'll go through your itinerary trip-by-trip, so you'll know what to do and what to expect. Your itinerary is a long one, so go trip-by-trip when you're reading through it.<br /><br /><b><u>Turin to Vernazza (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Trains between La Spezia and Vernazza are regional trains, which do not accept reservations. Therefore, no additional costs would apply, as the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />As for a connection from Turin to Vernazza, it involves changing trains once in Genoa along the way.<br /><br />If you take an IC (InterCity) or Frecciabianca train for the segment from Turin to Genoa, then reservations would be required as a supplement to the rail pass. However, most trains from Turin to Genoa are regional trains. The regional trains do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Direct trains from Genoa to Vernazza are all regional trains, so reservations are not accepted, and the rail pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />If you do not want to pay for reservations to make this trip, then you would just have to make sure you take regional trains.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the regional trains. When you're just trying to access schedules for non-reservable trains in Italy, you would have to be sure to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. You would piece together the connection by doing one search for the segment from Turin to Genoa and then another search for connecting trains from Genoa to Vernazza. When you pull up the results of your search, you would look for the regional trains, which are labeled as either 'Regionale' or 'Regionale Veloce'.<br /><br />If you want to take an IC or Frecciabianca train for the segment from Turin to Genoa, you would purchase reservations by searching just this segment of the route on our homepage, 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>Time Spent in Vernazza, Cinque Terre (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Once you're in the Vernazza, you can use your Eurail Global Pass to travel between the villages of the Cinque Terre. Keep in mind, however, this does involve the use of a 'travel day' on your pass, if your pass is 'non-consecutive' (flexi). If you do not wish to squander a 'travel day' on your pass for these short trips, you can instead just purchase these particular tickets locally. These are short trips/distances, so the tickets would not cost too much at all. Regional trains between the villages of the Cinque Terre operate regularly throughout the day.<br /><br /><b><u>Vernazza to Bologna (Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />The most feasible connections from Vernazza to Bologna involve 2 train changes along the way; once in La Spezia and then once in Parma.<br /><br />Trains from Vernazza to La Spezia and La Spezia to Parma are regional trains, so reservations are not accepted, and the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For the segment from Parma to Bologna, there are regional trains, IC (InterCity) trains, and Frecciabianca trains. If you take a regional train, reservations are not accepted, so the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board. However, if you take an IC or Frecciabianca train, then reservations would be required as a supplement to the pass.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can again refer to the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for these trains. To access the schedules for the non-reservable regional trains, you would have to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked. Also, to access the schedules for a trip from Vernazza to Bologna, you would have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from Vernazza to La Spezia, another search for connecting trains from La Spezia to Parma, and then another search for connecting trains from Parma to Bologna.<br /><br />If you take an IC or Frecciabianca train for the Parma-Bologna segment, you would purchase reservations by indicating that you have a 'Eurail Global Pass' when do this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Bologna to Como (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from Bologna to Como involve changing trains once in Milan along the way.<br /><br />Trains from Bologna to Milan are Frecciarossa, Frecciabianca, and IC (InterCity) trains, all of which require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass. You would purchase the reservations from Bologna to Milan by indicating that you have a 'Eurail Global Pass' when you search this segment of the route on our homepage.<br /><br />Trains from Milan to Como are regional trains, so reservations will not be accepted, and the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board. For planning purposes, you can use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for these non-reservable trains. Just remember to leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked when you do this search.<br /><br /><b><u>Como to Interlaken (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />For a trip from Como to Interlaken, I would traveling by way of Lucerne. That way, you can take a segment of the famed GoldenPass scenic route when you go from Lucerne to Interlaken.<br /><br />To do this, you would take the direct EC (EuroCity) train from Como to Lucerne, where you would connect to the GoldenPass train to Interlaken.<br /><br />The direct EC train from Como to Lucerne does require reservations as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />On the GoldenPass segment from Lucerne to Interlaken, reservations are possible but not necessary at all. Therefore, the Eurail Global Pass is all you would need to board.<br /><br />For travel with the rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the train from Como to Lucerne by searching this segment of the route on our homepage, 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’). You can then do the same just to view schedules for the connecting trains from Lucerne to Interlaken; just remember that you do not need to actually purchase reservations for this segment.<br /><br />All of the trains from Lucerne to Interlaken have panoramic windows for viewing the scenery.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen (Eurail Global Pass not valid)</u></b><br /><br />Eurail Passes do not cover trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Lauterbrunnen. Therefore, you would need to purchase regular tickets to be covered for this short trip. Rest assured, these tickets aren't going to cost much, since the ride only takes about 20 minutes.<br /><br />To purchase tickets from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen (and return), you would use the route search feature on our homepage and leave the 'I have a rail pass' button unchecked.<br /><br />Trains between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> and Lauterbrunnen run along the Bernese Oberland Railway.<br /><br /><b><u>Interlaken to Paris (with a Eurail Global Pass)</u></b><br /><br />Connections from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Paris involve changing trains once in Basel along the way. From Basel to Paris, you would be on the high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> train.<br /><br />On trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/interlaken" rel="nofollow">Interlaken</a> to Basel, reservations are not necessary at all, so 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 all you would need to board.<br /><br />With a <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-global-pass-5880" rel="nofollow">Eurail Global Pass</a>, would purchase reservations on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-lyria-7535" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> from Basel to Paris at something called the 'Pass 2' rate.<br /><br />For travel with the rail pass, you would purchase reservations from Basel to Paris by searching this segment of the route on our homepage, 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 />For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the unreserved segment from Interlaken to Basel..

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