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Rail Pass Days? For FCO Airport to Sorrento. Sorrento to Cortona. Florence to Milan. Milan to Paris.

We arrive in Rome FCO late afternoon, want to take the train to Sorrento. Day 1
Sorrento to Cortona a week later. Day 2
Florence to Milan, 10 days later. Day 3
Milan to Paris day train, Day 4
The time period is Sept 5-21. Is this a 4-day Eurail pass? since we are only using the trains for 4 days? Please advise.
Also how to book the day train from Milan to Paris with the Eurail pass discount?
2 young seniors travelling together.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 12, 2012 15:41
    Hi Cheryl,

    The pass you would purchase is a Eurail France-Italy Pass for at least 4 days of rail travel. You would purchase this pass by clicking here: http://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-italy-pass/index.html.

    A 1st class Eurail France-Italy Pass would cover the Leonardo da Vinci Express trains that will get you from the FCO Airport into the city of Rome, where you would connect to continue on down to Sorrento.

    Sorrento can only be reached by taking the privately owned and operated 'Circumvesuviana Line' from Naples. Since these trains are privately owned and operated, tickets would have to be purchased locally upon arrival. Trains between Naples and Sorrento depart once every half hour and take about 55 to 68 minutes in duration.

    Thus, to get from Rome to Sorrento, you would take a direct train from Rome to Naples, where you would switch to a Circumvesuviana train down to Sorrento. Circumvesuviana trains depart from the Piazza Garibaldi station in Naples, which is conveniently located in the lower level of the same building as the Naples Centrale station (the main rail station in Naples where most trains from Rome will arrive into). Trains from Rome to Naples will require reservations.

    For travel to Cortona, you would take a train to either Camucia Cortona or Terontola. To get from Sorrento to Camucia Cortona or Terontola, you would take the Circumvesuviana train back up to the Naples Piazza Garibaldi station. Connections from Naples to Camucia Cortona or Terontola will involve changing trains once in Rome along the way. Trains from Naples to Rome will require reservations in addition to the pass; while trains from Rome to Camucia Cortona or Terontola are regional trains that don't even accept reservations, for which the rail pass is all you will need to board.

    Trains from Florence to Milan and trains from Milan to Paris are direct trains that will both require reservations.

    After you add the pass to your shopping cart, you would click 'Continue Shopping' to add your reservations. On the next screen, you would then click 'Buy a Reservation' under where it says 'Reservations for Pass Holders' (if starting on the homepage, you would just click on 'Book a Reservation for Your Pass'). Once again, the trains you will book reservations for are: Rome to Naples (as part of your requested connection from the FCO Airport to Sorrento), Naples to Rome (as part of the requested connection from Sorrento to Camucia Cortona or Terontola), Florence to Milan, and Milan to Paris.

    For planning purposes, you can view the schedules for the non-reservable trains (Rome Airport to Rome and Rome to either Camucia Cortona or Terontola) by entering the cities under 'Check Fares and Schedules' on the homepage of our website and clicking the option to 'Check Schedules'.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) June 12, 2012 15:46
    Please note, the overnight train from Milan to Paris no longer accepts any rail pass to cover its ticket costs. However, you can use the pass for the day trains from Milan to Paris. The trains from Milan to Paris can sell out very quickly, so I would recommend purchasing your reservations for this train as soon as possible.

    There are no senior rates offered for most railpasses, including the Eurail France-Italy Pass. However, there is what is called the 'Saver' rate for 2 or more passengers traveling together at all times. Therefore, you can purchase this pass at the Saver rate for all travelers, as long as there will be 2 or more passengers are traveling together at all times. Once you enter the number of passengers traveling on the page for the Eurail France-Italy Pass on our website, you would just click 'Yes' where it says 'Special prices are offered for 2 or more travelers. Is everyone in your party traveling together at all times?', and you would then be quoted the Saver rate for the pass.
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