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milan, italy to interlaken, switzerland to lyon, france to nice, france

what trains to take to get to milan, italy to interlaken, switzerland to lyon, france to nice, france
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) May 04, 2012 15:28
    Hello,

    For the requested itinerary, I would recommend purchasing a 3 country Eurail Select Pass to include Italy, Switzerland and France. This option would work out to be more economical than purchasing regular point-to-point tickets for each trip. You would purchase the Eurail Select Pass by clicking here: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-ticket....

    A connection from Milan to Interlaken involves changing trains at least once in Spiez along the way. Trains from Milan to Spiez require reservations in addition to the pass. Trains from Spiez to Interlaken do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board.

    A connection from Interlaken to Lyon involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Bern and then once in Geneva. Trains from Interlaken to Bern and Bern to Geneva do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. Most trains from Geneva to Lyon are regional trains that do not accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. These are the trains with 5 digit train numbers. Some trains from Geneva to Lyon are high-speed TGV trains that require reservations. These trains have train numbers with 4 digits.

    There are direct trains from Lyon to Nice, which do require reservations. Otherwise, a connection from Lyon to Nice would involve changing trains once in either Marseille or Aix en Provence along the way. Trains from Lyon to Marseille or Aix en Provence will require reservations, as will most trains from Marseille or Aix en Provence to Nice.

    For planning, you can view the schedules by entering the cities under 'Check Fares and Schedules' on the homepage of our website and clicking the option to 'Check Schedules'. For the trips that involve multiple train changes, you would piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment (i.e. one search for trains from Milan to Spiez and then another search for connecting trains from Spiez to Interlaken). To make your actual reservations on the reservable segments, you would click on 'Book a Reservation for Your Pass' on the homepage.

    Trains in this part of Europe can be only booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure.
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