Lisbon to Madrid, Madrid to Seville, Seville to Barcelona / Flying to Amsterdam / Amsterdam to Paris, Paris to London. What pass should we get?

My wife and I are looking to take the train from Lisbon to Madrid to Saville to Barcelona. Then we're flying to Amsterdam. Our plan is to then take the train from Amsterdam to Paris to London. What pass or passes should we get?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) April 11, 2017 18:48
    Hi Richard,

    For the itinerary you laid out, your best option would be to purchase the 3 country option of the Eurail Select Pass to include Portugal, Spain, and France. France would be included to cover you on the Thalys from Amsterdam to Paris and the Eurostar from Paris to London. The Thalys from Amsterdam to Paris would not require that the Netherlands (Benelux) be included on the pass, and the Eurostar from Paris to London would not require that the United Kingdom be included on the pass.

    For the Eurail Select Pass, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html.

    All of the trains you'll be taking do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.

    For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Three Country Select Pass').

    Trains on these routes can sell out, so it is recommended that reservations be purchased as soon as possible.

    Due to an error, when booking passholder reservations for trains in Spain, you would just need to choose the specific hour for each set of departures you wish to view. For example, if you want to view trains departing during the 1 o'clock hour, adjust your preferred departure time specifically to '01 pm' rather than keeping it at '08 am' and clicking the 'Later Trains' button to view more options. This is because, due to an error, our website will only display the actual 'passholder' rates (reservations) for the first 4 or 5 departures in the results that turn up, with regard to searches for trains in Spain.

    Lisbon to Madrid

    The train from Lisbon to Madrid is an overnight train called the 'Lusitania'. There are no day trains that run between Lisbon and Madrid. The Lusitania does require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. This train can only be reserved within 60 days of an intended departure date.

    Madrid to Seville

    From Madrid to Seville, there are high-speed AVE and Alvia trains. These trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. Generally, trains from Madrid to Seville can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.

    Seville to Barcelona

    Trains from Seville to Barcelona are high-speed AVE trains, on which reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass. Generally, trains from Seville to Barcelona can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended date of departure.

    Amsterdam to Paris

    From Amsterdam to Paris, you would take a high-speed Thalys train. On these trains, reservations are required as a supplement to the rail pass. The Thalys trains from Amsterdam to Paris can only be reserved within 90 days of an intended departure date.

    Paris to London

    As of just this year, any rail pass that includes France does cover the Eurostar trains between Paris and London. Eurostar trains would just require reservations as a supplement to the pass. Generally, the Eurostar can be reserved 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure.
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