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  • September 27, 2018 17:02
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to In that case, you can route yourself through <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/strasbourg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/strasbourg">Strasbourg</a>, and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a>. The connections would take 8.5 to 9.5 hours in duration.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow">Bern</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel">Basel</a> and <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/strasbourg" rel="nofollow">Strasbourg</a> do not accept reservations, so the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/pass/eurail-select-pass-3-countries-8037">3 country Eurail Select Pass</a> is all you would need to board.<br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/strasbourg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/strasbourg">Strasbourg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538">TGV Est</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/france-germany-7538">France-Germany High Speed</a>) trains, and trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris">Paris</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/thalys-7536" rel="nofollow">Thalys</a> trains. On these trains, reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">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 Select Pass 3 Countries’). For a trip from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/strasbourg" rel="nofollow">Strasbourg</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> via <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, you would do a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/strasbourg-paris" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/strasbourg-paris">Strasbourg to Paris</a> and then another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-amsterdam" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-amsterdam">Paris to Amsterdam</a>.<br /><br />When you pull up the results of these searches, you will see that trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/strasbourg-paris" rel="nofollow">Strasbourg to Paris</a> arrive into the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-l-est" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-l-est">Est station</a> in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a>, while trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-amsterdam" rel="nofollow">Paris to Amsterdam</a> depart from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord">Nord station</a>. Conveniently, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord">Nord station</a> is only about a 10 minute walk from the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-l-est" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-l-est">Est station</a>. Otherwise, you could take M5 of the Paris Métro between these stations. The ride on the Métro from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-l-est" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-l-est">Est</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-du-nord">Nord</a> only takes about 2 minutes. You would pay to ride the Métro locally at the turnstiles before boarding.<br /><br />For planning purposes, you can still use the route search feature on our homepage just to view schedules for the non-reservable trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bern-basel" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bern-basel">Bern to Basel</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-strasbourg" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-strasbourg">Basel to Strasbourg</a>. Just do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bern-basel" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bern-basel">Bern to Basel</a> and then a separate search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-strasbourg" rel="nofollow">Basel to Strasbourg</a>..
  • September 27, 2018 15:59
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />Since we are not an actual travel agency, we are not able to suggest specific destinations. However, we can certainly help you with your rail travel once you decide.<br /><br />What you purchase for any itinerary would depend on the specific itinerary itself and various other factors. This can only be determined once a specific itinerary is settled upon. If you need assistance determining the best option for an itinerary, you would call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday..
  • September 27, 2018 15:58
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to For time spent in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a>, you can shop various city passes and tours offered by clicking here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525">http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/activities/?countries=Netherlands&amp;cities=cities-525</a>.
  • September 27, 2018 15:53
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />I'm sorry, there is no overnight connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow">Bern</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a>. Daytime connections take 8-9 hours in duration and involve changing trains at least once along the way in either <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow">Frankfurt</a>, <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/cologne" rel="nofollow">Cologne</a>, or <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Bern to Amsterdam via Frankfurt</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow">Bern</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt">Frankfurt</a> and <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt">Frankfurt</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264">Amsterdam</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> (<a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">InterCity Express</a>) trains on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">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. For this option, you would just need to break up your search in <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/frankfurt">Frankfurt</a>. Therefore, you would do one search from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/bern-frankfurt" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/bern-frankfurt">Bern to Frankfurt</a> and another search for connecting trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/frankfurt-amsterdam" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/frankfurt-amsterdam">Frankfurt to Amsterdam</a>.<br /><br /><b><u>Bern to Amsterdam via Cologne</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern">Bern</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/cologne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/cologne">Cologne</a> are EC (EuroCity) trains and direct trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/cologne" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/city/cologne">Cologne</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> are high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> trains. On both of these trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. However, the EC train from Bern to Cologne is currently not able to be reserved or viewed on our website. Instead, to purchase reservations for this train, you would call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600 or 1-847-916-1028. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Bern to Amsterdam via Basel</u></b><br /><br />Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bern-basel" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/bern-basel">Bern to Basel</a> do not even accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/bern" rel="nofollow">Bern</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> depart every half hour throughout the day and the ride only takes about 1 hour.<br /><br />The direct train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/basel" rel="nofollow">Basel</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/city/amsterdam-264" rel="nofollow">Amsterdam</a> is a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534">ICE</a> train on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. However, the direct <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train/ice-7534" rel="nofollow">ICE</a> from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-amsterdam" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/basel-amsterdam">Basel to Amsterdam</a> is currently not able to be reserved or viewed on our website. Instead, to purchase reservations for this train, you would call us..
  • July 03, 2018 21:13
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi,<br /><br />I'm sorry, there is no overnight connection from Bern to Amsterdam. Daytime connections take 8-9 hours in duration and involve changing trains at least once along the way in either Frankfurt, Cologne, or Basel.<br /><br /><b><u>Bern to Amsterdam via Frankfurt</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains from Bern to Frankfurt and Frankfurt to Amsterdam are high-speed ICE (InterCity Express) trains on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would 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. For this option, you would just need to break up your search in Frankfurt. Therefore, you would do one search from Bern to Frankfurt and another search for connecting trains from Frankfurt to Amsterdam.<br /><br /><b><u>Bern to Amsterdam via Cologne</u></b><br /><br />Direct trains from Bern to Cologne are EC (EuroCity) trains and direct trains from Cologne to Amsterdam are high-speed ICE trains. On both of these trains, reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. However, the EC train from Bern to Cologne is currently not able to be reserved or viewed on our website. Instead, to purchase reservations for this train, you would call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600 or 1-847-916-1028. Our current hours are 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM CT Monday to Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT on Saturdays.<br /><br /><b><u>Bern to Amsterdam via Basel</u></b><br /><br />Trains from Bern to Basel do not even accept reservations, so the rail pass is all you would need to board. Trains from Bern to Basel depart every half hour throughout the day and the ride only takes about 1 hour.<br /><br />The direct train from Basel to Amsterdam is a high-speed ICE train on which reservations are highly recommended as a supplement to a rail pass. However, the direct ICE from Basel to Amsterdam is currently not able to be reserved or viewed on our website. Instead, to purchase reservations for this train, you would call us..

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