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Which pass can I buy to go from London to Paris for a few days then down tot the south coast of France and into Italy. This will be over a two month period. Suggestions?
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  • Hello Helen,
    The Eurostar train from London to Paris is not actually covered by any pass. If you purchase a pass that include France, then you would qualify for a discount on the Eurostar but it will not take a day off of your pass.

    Depending on where you are traveling and how many days of rail travel you will need, would depend on the pass to purchase. If you are traveling any time from May to August, passholder fares in France can be limited if you have a Eurail Pass. Some trains will not offer Eurail Pass holder fares during some busier time periods.

    However, if you have a France Railpass and then a Eurail Italy pass, then you should not have any problems getting reservations on the highspeed trains in France during peak travel.

    If you have your itinerary planned out, you may want to book your trains as soon as possible to ensure that you will be able to reserve the trains and guarantee space before you travel.
    • Jeff (Official Rep) April 18, 2018 16:02
      IMPORTANT UPDATE

      As of this month (April 2018):

      The following rail passes no longer qualify passengers to receive ‘passholder’ rates for reservations on the Eurostar:

      Any single country Eurail Pass, including:

      • Eurail France Pass
      • Eurail Benelux Pass

      Any 2 country option of Eurail Select Pass, including:

      • Eurail France-Italy Pass
      • Eurail France-Switzerland Pass
      • Eurail France-Germany Pass
      • Eurail Benelux-France Pass
      • Eurail France-Spain Pass
      • Eurail Benelux-Germany Pass

      BritRail Passes and the France-Italy combination of the 2 country Eurail Select Pass continue to not be valid on the Eurostar.

      Passengers traveling with any of these rail passes would need to purchase regular tickets to take the Eurostar.

      Passholder rates will continue to be offered (depending on availability) to any passenger traveling with a Eurail Global Pass, a 3 country Eurail Select Pass (that includes the country of arrival or departure, be it France or the Benelux), or a 4 country Eurail Select Pass (that includes the country of arrival or departure, be it France or the Benelux).
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