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Is an overnight train trip from Milan to Lisbon counted as 2 days on a rail pass?

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  • April 20, 2017 21:24
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to The night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-lisbon.html" rel="nofollow">Madrid to Lisbon</a> would only require the use of 1 'travel day' on a flexi rail pass.<br /><br />With a flexipass, only a night train that departs prior to 7 pm and arrives into the destination the following morning would require the use of 2 'travel days' on a rail pass. Most night trains; however, depart after 7 pm, in which case only 1 'travel day' would be used up on a pass. The night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-lisbon.html" rel="nofollow">Madrid to Lisbon</a> happens to depart after 7 pm.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations for the night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/madrid-to-lisbon.html" rel="nofollow">Madrid to Lisbon</a> by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering the route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling.<br /><br />The night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/spain/madrid/index.html" rel="nofollow">Madrid</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/portugal/lisbon/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lisbon</a> (the 'Lusitania') can only be reserved within 60 days of an intended departure date..
  • April 18, 2017 20:27
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow">Milan</a>, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/milan/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/milan/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/italy/milan/</a>.<br /><br />For a stay in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/portugal/lisbon/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lisbon</a>, you can view various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/portugal/lisbon/" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/portugal/lisbon/">https://www.raileurope.com/en/activities/portugal/lisbon/</a>..
  • April 18, 2017 20:27
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For planning purposes, you can also view schedules for the night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow">Milan to Paris</a> by doing a search on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">www.raileurope.com</a>), even though you would actually be calling us to book tickets for this train..
  • April 18, 2017 20:27
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to When you pull up the results of your searches, you will see that the night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow">Milan to Paris</a> arrives into the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/lyon-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/lyon-train-station.html">Gare de Lyon (station)</a> in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html">Paris</a> while trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-irun.html" rel="nofollow">Paris to Irun</a> depart from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/montparnasse-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/montparnasse-train-station.html">Montparnasse station</a>.<br /><br />To commute from the<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/lyon-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/lyon-train-station.html"> Gare de Lyon</a> station to the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/montparnasse-train-station.html" rel="nofollow">Montparnasse</a> station, you would take M14 of the Métro to the Châtelet Les Halles stop. At Châtelet Les Halles, you would switch to M4 of the Métro and take it to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/montparnasse-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/montparnasse-train-station.html">Montparnasse</a>. The ride on M14 and M4 between <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/lyon-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/lyon-train-station.html">Gare de Lyon</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/montparnasse-train-station.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/train-station/montparnasse-train-station.html">Montparnasse</a> would take at least 15 to 20 minutes, but I would still advise allowing at least an hour to make this transfer. You would pay to get on the Métro locally at the turnstiles in the station..
  • April 18, 2017 20:25
    Jeff
    Changed title to Is an overnight train trip from Milan to Lisbon counted as 2 days on a rail pass?
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  • April 18, 2017 20:14
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />I'm sorry, but there is no direct overnight train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/portugal/lisbon/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/portugal/lisbon/index.html">Lisbon</a>. In fact, the connection would involve taking 2 overnight trains. The most feasible connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/italy/milan/index.html" rel="nofollow">Milan</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/portugal/lisbon/index.html" rel="nofollow">Lisbon</a> would take just over 33 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> and then once in Irun. The segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-paris.html">Milan to Paris</a> would be on one overnight train and the segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/irun-to-lisbon.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/irun-to-lisbon.html">Irun to Lisbon</a> would be on another overnight train. The segment from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-irun.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-irun.html">Paris to Irun</a> would be on a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html">TGV</a> train.<br /><br />However, the night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/milan-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow">Milan to Paris</a> (the '<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/thello/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/thello/how-to-book.html">Thello</a>' night train) does not accept rail passes. With the pass, you would be able to receive a discount of 25% for a ticket on this train. Since the pass is not valid for this train, it would not require the use of a 'travel day'. Tickets at this discounted rate are not able to be booked through our website. Instead, to receive this discount, you would have to call us at 1-800-622-8600.<br /><br />The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-irun.html" rel="nofollow">Paris to Irun</a> and the night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/irun-to-lisbon.html" rel="nofollow">Irun to Lisbon</a> would both require reservations as a supplement to your rail pass. This would require the use of 2 'travel days' on your rail pass. Your pass would need to include France, Spain, and Portugal.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling. For the trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/france/paris/index.html" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/portugal/lisbon/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/portugal/lisbon/index.html">Lisbon</a>, you would do one search for trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-irun.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-irun.html">Paris to Irun</a> and another search to access the night train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/irun-to-lisbon.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/irun-to-lisbon.html">Irun to Lisbon</a>. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended date of departure..
  • April 18, 2017 20:09
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />I'm sorry, but there is no direct overnight train from Milan to Lisbon. In fact, the connection would involve taking 2 overnight trains. The most feasible connection from Milan to Lisbon would take just over 33 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Paris and then once in Irun. The segment from Milan to Paris would be on one overnight train and the segment from Irun to Lisbon would be on another overnight train. The segment from Paris to Irun would be on a high-speed TGV train.<br /><br />However, the night train from Milan to Paris (the 'Thello' night train) does not accept rail passes. With the pass, you would be able to receive a discount of 25% for a ticket on this train. Since the pass is not valid for this train, it would not require the use of a 'travel day'. Tickets at this discounted rate are not able to be booked through our website. Instead, to receive this discount, you would have to call us at 1-800-622-8600.<br /><br />The TGV from Paris to Irun and the night train from Irun to Lisbon would both require reservations as a supplement to your rail pass. This would require the use of 2 'travel days' on your rail pass. Your pass would need to include France, Spain, and Portugal.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling. For the trip from Paris to Lisbon, you would do one search for trains from Paris to Irun and another search to access the night train from Irun to Lisbon. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended date of departure..

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