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  • April 20, 2018 15:34
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to <b><u>IMPORTANT UPDATE</u></b><br /><br />As of April 2018:<br /><br />‘Passholder 2’ and ‘Passholder 3’ rates on TGV Lyria trains (Paris-Basel) are no longer valid. For a TGV Lyria to be covered, Eurail Passes must now include both countries being traveled through..
  • July 01, 2016 18:54
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Bob, We recommend comparing both options before placing an order. I'm not able to speak to the SNCF website, but our website (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) has the ability to sell rail passes, passholder reservations, and regular tickets. When considering the option of a rail pass, you would also want to be sure to factor in any reservation costs for the routes you'll be taking. It is also recommended that any passholder reservations be purchased within the same order as the rail pass itself. You would check passholder reservation costs (and purchase 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 (i.e. a 'Eurail Global Pass'). You would then add the cumulative amount of your reservations to the cost of the rail pass you're considering. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Global Pass</a> doesn't provide for the same discount on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-basel.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris-Basel</a> <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> route as it does on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-bernhtml">Paris-Bern</a> <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">TGV Lyria</a> route (even though it's the same type of train). On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-basel.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-baselhtml">Paris-Basel</a> route, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Global Pass</a> would only qualify you for a rate called the 'Passholder 2' rate (which is more like a discounted rate for a regular ticket). On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-bernhtml">Paris-Bern</a> route, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Global Pass</a> would qualify you for the regular 'Passholder 1' rate (which is more comparable to a regular reservation fee). Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amiens-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/amiens-to-parishtml">Amiens&nbsp; to Paris</a> are Intercité trains. On these Intercité trains, reservations are only recommended, not required. The most feasible option from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html">Bern</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/prague/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/prague/index.html">Prague</a> is the overnight connection. This involves taking a train from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-basel.html" rel="nofollow">Bern to Basel</a>, where you would switch to an overnight train that goes directly to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/prague/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/prague/index.html">Prague</a> (the 'Canopus' <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/city-night-line/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/city-night-line/how-to-bookhtml">City Night Line</a> train). Reservations are not at all necessary on the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-basel.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-basel.html">Bern to Basel</a>, but they would be required on the night train. Since it would be an actual sleeping space that's being reserved (instead of a seat), passholder reservations on night trains are generally more than they would be on day trains. Otherwise, a daytime connection from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html">Bern</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/prague/index.html" rel="nofollow">Prague</a> takes over 11 hours in duration and involves taking a bus from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/mannheim-to-prague.html" rel="nofollow">Mannheim to Prague</a>. On the trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-mannheim.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/bern-to-mannheim.html">Bern to Mannheim</a>, reservations aren't required, but they would be highly recommended. The buses from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/mannheim-to-prague.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/mannheim-to-prague.html">Mannheim to Prague</a> do require reservations in addition to the pass; however, passholder reservations for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/mannheim-to-prague.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/mannheim-to-prague.html">Mannheim-Prague</a> buses are currently not able to be booked on our website. Therefore, if you'd like to inquire about reservations for the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/mannheim-to-prague.html" rel="nofollow">Mannheim-Prague</a> buses, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/malaga-to-madrid.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Malaga to Madrid</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AVE</a> trains, and reservations would be required. If you ever have questions about a particular route, you can always call us or send us an email at <a href="mailto:customercare@raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link mailtocustomercareraileuropecom">customercare@raileurope.com</a>..
  • July 01, 2016 18:51
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Bob, We recommend comparing both options before placing an order. I'm not able to speak to the SNCF website, but our website (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) has the ability to sell rail passes, passholder reservations, and regular tickets. When considering the option of a rail pass, you would also want to be sure to factor in any reservation costs for the routes you'll be taking. It is also recommended that any passholder reservations be purchased within the same order as the rail pass itself. You would check passholder reservation costs (and purchase 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 (i.e. a 'Eurail Global Pass'). You would then add the cumulative amount of your reservations to the cost of the rail pass you're considering. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Global Pass</a> doesn't provide for the same discount on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-basel.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris-Basel</a> <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> route as it does on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-bern.html">Paris-Bern</a> TGV Lyria route (even though it's the same type of train). On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-basel.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-baselhtml">Paris-Basel</a> route, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Global Pass</a> would only qualify you for a rate called the 'Passholder 2' rate (which is more like a discounted rate for a regular ticket). On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/paris-to-bernhtml">Paris-Bern</a> route, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Global Pass</a> would qualify you for the regular 'Passholder 1' rate (which is more comparable to a regular reservation fee). Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amiens-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/popular-routes/amiens-to-parishtml">Amiens&nbsp; to Paris</a> are Intercité trains. On these Intercité trains, reservations are only recommended, not required. The most feasible option from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bern</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/prague/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prague</a> is the overnight connection. This involves taking a train from Bern to Basel, where you would switch to an overnight train that goes directly to Prague (the 'Canopus' <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/city-night-line/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/city-night-line/how-to-bookhtml">City Night Line</a> train). Reservations are not at all necessary on the trains from Bern to Basel, but they would be required on the night train. Since it would be an actual sleeping space that's being reserved (instead of a seat), passholder reservations on night trains are generally more than they would be on day trains. Otherwise, a daytime connection from Bern to Prague takes over 11 hours in duration and involves taking a bus from Mannheim to Prague. On the trains from Bern to Mannheim, reservations aren't required, but they would be highly recommended. The buses from Mannheim to Prague do require reservations in addition to the pass; however, passholder reservations for the Mannheim-Prague buses are currently not able to be booked on our website. Therefore, if you'd like to inquire about reservations for the Mannheim-Prague, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/malaga-to-madrid.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Malaga to Madrid</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AVE</a> trains, and reservations would be required. If you ever have questions about a particular route, you can always call us or send us an email at <a href="mailto:customercare@raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link mailtocustomercareraileuropecom">customercare@raileurope.com</a>..
  • July 01, 2016 18:51
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Bob, We recommend comparing both options before placing an order. I'm not able to speak to the SNCF website, but our website (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>) has the ability to sell rail passes, passholder reservations, and regular tickets. When considering the option of a rail pass, you would also want to be sure to factor in any reservation costs for the routes you'll be taking. It is also recommended that any passholder reservations be purchased within the same order as the rail pass itself. You would check passholder reservation costs (and purchase 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 (i.e. a 'Eurail Global Pass'). You would then add the cumulative amount of your reservations to the cost of the rail pass you're considering. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Global Pass</a> doesn't provide for the same discount on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-basel.html" rel="nofollow">Paris-Basel</a> <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-bookhtml">TGV Lyria</a> route as it does on the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow">Paris-Bern</a> <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a> Lyria route (even though it's the same type of train). On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-basel.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-basel.html">Paris-Basel</a> route, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Global Pass</a> would only qualify you for a rate called the 'Passholder 2' rate (which is more like a discounted rate for a regular ticket). On the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-bern.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/paris-to-bern.html">Paris-Bern</a> route, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/indexhtml">Eurail Global Pass</a> would qualify you for the regular 'Passholder 1' rate (which is more comparable to a regular reservation fee). Trains from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amiens-to-paris.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/amiens-to-paris.html">Amiens&nbsp; to Paris</a> are Intercité trains. On these Intercité trains, reservations are only recommended, not required. The most feasible option from <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/switzerland/bern/index.html" rel="nofollow">Bern</a> to <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/europe-travel-guide/czech-republic/prague/index.html" rel="nofollow">Prague</a> is the overnight connection. This involves taking a train from Bern to Basel, where you would switch to an overnight train that goes directly to Prague (the 'Canopus' <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/city-night-line/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link https//wwwraileuropecom/european-trains/city-night-line/how-to-bookhtml">City Night Line</a> train). Reservations are not at all necessary on the trains from Bern to Basel, but they would be required on the night train. Since it would be an actual sleeping space that's being reserved (instead of a seat), passholder reservations on night trains are generally more than they would be on day trains. Otherwise, a daytime connection from Bern to Prague takes over 11 hours in duration and involves taking a bus from Mannheim to Prague. On the trains from Bern to Mannheim, reservations aren't required, but they would be highly recommended. The buses from Mannheim to Prague do require reservations in addition to the pass; however, passholder reservations for the Mannheim-Prague buses are currently not able to be booked on our website. Therefore, if you'd like to inquire about reservations for the Mannheim-Prague, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/malaga-to-madrid.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Malaga to Madrid</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AVE</a> trains, and reservations would be required. If you ever have questions about a particular route, you can always call us or send us an email at <a href="mailto:customercare@raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link: mailto:customercare@raileurope.com">customercare@raileurope.com</a>..
  • July 01, 2016 18:48
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Bob, We recommend comparing both options before placing an order. I'm not able to speak to the SNCF website, but our website (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>) has the ability to sell rail passes, passholder reservations, and regular tickets. When considering the option of a rail pass, you would also want to be sure to factor in any reservation costs for the routes you'll be taking. It is also recommended that any passholder reservations be purchased within the same order as the rail pass itself. You would check passholder reservation costs (and purchase 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 (i.e. a 'Eurail Global Pass'). You would then add the cumulative amount of your reservations to the cost of the rail pass you're considering. The <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html">Eurail Global Pass</a> doesn't provide for the same discount on the Paris-Basel <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html">TGV Lyria</a> route as it does on the Paris-Bern <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/tgv-lyria/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> Lyria route (even though it's the same type of train). On the Paris-Basel route, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html">Eurail Global Pass</a> would only qualify you for a rate called the 'Passholder 2' rate (which is more like a discounted rate for a regular ticket). On the Paris-Bern route, the <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html">Eurail Global Pass</a> would qualify you for the regular 'Passholder 1' rate (which is more comparable to a regular reservation fee). Trains from Amiens&nbsp; to Paris are Intercité trains. On these Intercité trains, reservations are only recommended, not required. The most feasible option from Bern to Prague is the overnight connection. This involves taking a train from Bern to Basel, where you would switch to an overnight train that goes directly to Prague (the 'Canopus' <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/city-night-line/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow" title="Link: https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/city-night-line/how-to-book.html">City Night Line</a> train). Reservations are not at all necessary on the trains from Bern to Basel, but they would be required on the night train. Since it would be an actual sleeping space that's being reserved (instead of a seat), passholder reservations on night trains are generally more than they would be on day trains. Otherwise, a daytime connection from Bern to Prague takes over 11 hours in duration and involves taking a bus from Mannheim to Prague. On the trains from Bern to Mannheim, reservations aren't required, but they would be highly recommended. The buses from Mannheim to Prague do require reservations in addition to the pass; however, passholder reservations for the Mannheim-Prague buses are currently not able to be booked on our website. Therefore, if you'd like to inquire about reservations for the Mannheim-Prague, you would have to call us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. From <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/popular-routes/malaga-to-madrid.html" rel="nofollow">Malaga to Madrid</a>, you would take a high-speed <a href="https://www.raileurope.com/european-trains/ave/how-to-book.html" rel="nofollow">AVE</a> trains, and reservations would be required. If you ever have questions about a particular route, you can always call us or send us an email at <a href="mailto:customercare@raileurope.com" rel="nofollow">customercare@raileurope.com</a>..

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