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I’m frustrated

So overwhelmed by requirements! Will I be stuck somewhere without a Reservation?

I'm so overwhelmed. I want to travel (3 people) unlimited throughout Europe during a month timeframe. I need to travel from Paris, France to Gothenberg, Sweden and I don't really care how I get there, as long as I can get there! I'm so confused now because I am reading about needing reservations sometimes and not other times. I am ready to give up. Also don't know if all three of us can always travel together. Two of us will always be together, but the third perhaps not...so do I buy a global seperate for him or purchase one ticket for all three and leave him behind sometimes? My AAA will not help me answer any of these questions or book for me, so I have to figure it out on my own. HELP me please. Thank you!
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) February 28, 2014 19:32
    Hi Allison,

    The most feasible connection from Paris to Gothenberg would take about 20.5 hours in duration and involves 2 train changes along the way; once in Düsseldorf and then once in Copenhagen. The segment from Düsseldorf to Copenhagen would be on an overnight train.

    The best option for your travels (whether you purchase a rail pass or regular tickets) would be dependent on the rest of your itinerary, as well as several other factors. For assistance determining that, I would recommend that you call us at 1-800-622-8600.

    In the meantime, you can check regular point-to-point ticket costs and schedules by clicking on 'Find Fares & Schedules' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com. If you opt to purchase a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' on our homepage, instead of 'Find Fares & Schedules'.

    For the trip from Paris to Gothenberg, you would just piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, you would do one search for trains from Paris to Düsseldorf, another search to access the night train from Düsseldorf to Copenhagen, and then another search for connecting trains from Copenhagen to Gothenberg.

    The direct trains from Copenhagen to Gothenberg don't accept reservations, so the schedule for these trains won't display from a search under 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations', and the rail pass would be all that is needed to board, should you decide to purchase one. You would refer to the schedule for this segment of the trip under 'Find Fares & Schedules'.

    The trains that comprise of the connection from Paris to Gothenberg can only be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure. If your intended travel falls outside of this time frame, you would just enter an earlier date within the next 90 days to get an idea of the costs and view schedules when searching this route on our website.
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