How do you book from Colmar, France to Bacharach, Germany?

Have a Global Rail Pass, and are going from Colmar, France to Bacharach, Germany. What would be the route to book?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 19, 2016 14:22
    Hi Vickie,

    The most feasible connections from Colmar to Bacharach would take just over 4 hours in duration and involve 2 train changes en route; once in Strasbourg and then once in Frankfurt.

    Of the trains comprising of this connection, you would only need reservations on the segment from Strasbourg to Frankfurt. Trains from Strasbourg to Frankfurt are France-Germany High Speed (TGV Est) trains.

    Trains from Colmar to Strasbourg and Frankfurt to Bacharach are regional trains that don't even accept reservations. Therefore, the Eurail Global Pass would be all you'd need to board for these segments.

    For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for a train from Strasbourg to Frankfurt by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), inputting the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Global Pass').

    For planning purposes, you can still view schedules for the non-reservable segment from Colmar to Strasbourg by doing a search under 'Find Train Tickets' on our homepage. Generally, when just searching for schedules for non-reservable trains, you would have to be sure the 'No' option is checked where it asks you 'Are you traveling with a rail pass?'.

    Schedules for the direct trains from Frankfurt to Bacharach, however, are not able to be displayed on our site. These trains depart once every couple hours throughout the day, and the ride takes just over an hour. If you'd like to inquire about specific schedules for the segment from Frankfurt to Bacharach, you would call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600.
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  • Jeff,
    I am making reservations on the raileurope.com site for several legs of our trip: Madrid to Barcelona, Montreux Golden Pass to Zweisimmen, and Zweisimmen to Bern. The only way to receive the tickets is 2-3 day UPS for $18. The other option of printing at home is not available. Is there another way to do this to cut the UPS costs? I have more to make, but we haven't finalized our plans as yet.
    Thanks.
    VIckie
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 22, 2016 14:49
    Hi Vickie,

    I'm sorry, however, e-ticketing is not an option for these reservations. These reservations are only able to be issued as paper documents that would have to be shipped. The shipping and handling fee is $18 USD currently. To avoid any unnecessary and additional shipping fees, I would just recommend that you purchase all of your reservation requests within the same order.
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