Will Select Pass work for this itinerary?

Paris to Milan
Milan to Munich,
Munich to Amsterdam
Amsterdam to Paris
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) May 11, 2016 19:34
    Hi Carrie,

    A trip from Paris to Milan would be covered by a Eurail Select Pass that includes France and Italy.

    A trip from Milan to Munich would be covered by a Eurail Select Pass that includes Italy, Austria, and Germany.

    A trip from Munich to Amsterdam would be covered by a Eurail Select Pass that includes Germany and the 'Benelux'.

    A trip from Amsterdam to Paris would be covered by a Eurail Select Pass that includes the 'Benelux' and France.

    Paris to Milan

    The train from Paris to Milan is a high-speed France-Italy TGV train on which reservations would be required in addition to the pass. Generally, you would purchase these reservations on our website, but reservations for these particular trains are not able to be booked there are this time. Instead, the reservations for these trains can only be booked by calling us. We can be reached at 1-800-622-8600. These trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.

    Milan to Munich

    A daytime connection from Milan to Munich would take about 7.5 to 8 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in either Verona or Bologna en route.

    Otherwise, there is a direct overnight train from Milan to Munich.

    With regard to the daytime options, it would be important to note that there are trains from Milan to Bologna called Italo trains on which the rail pass would not be accepted. To get from Milan to Verona or Milan to Bologna, you would take one of the Le Frecce (Frecciarossa or Frecciabianca) trains.

    From Verona to Munich or Bologna to Munich, you would take a 'Brennero' EuroCity (EC) train. On these trains, reservations would be required in addition to the rail pass.

    For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by entering a route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Select Pass'). For a daytime connection from Milan to Munich, you would just have to break up your search in either Verona or Bologna (i.e. one search for trains from Milan to Verona and another search for connecting trains from Verona to Munich). These trains can generally be reserved once within 90 to 120 days of an intended departure date.

    The overnight train from Milan to Munich is the 'Apus' City Night Line (CNL) train, which would also require reservations in addition to the pass. Reservations for the night train would be purchased by doing a search for the full route ('Milan' to 'Munich') and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Select Pass'). It is usually the case that City Night Line trains can be booked within 90 to 120 days of an intended departure.

    Munich to Amsterdam

    A daytime connection from Munich to Amsterdam takes 7.5 to 8.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in either Hannover or Dusseldorf en route.

    Otherwise, there is also a direct overnight train from Munich to Amsterdam.

    The day trains on this route are InterCity Express (ICE) or InterCity (IC) trains. On these trains, reservations aren't required, but they are highly recommended in addition to the pass.

    For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by entering a route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Select Pass'). For a daytime option from Munich to Amsterdam, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment. Therefore, for the option via Hannover, you would do one search for trains from Munich to Hannover and another search for connecting trains from Hannover to Amsterdam. For the option via Dusseldorf, you would do one search for trains from Munich to Dusseldorf and another search for connecting trains from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam. Generally, these trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.

    The overnight train from Munich to Amsterdam is the 'Pollux' City Night Line (CNL) train, which would also require reservations in addition to the pass. Reservations for the night train would be purchased by doing a search for the full route ('Munich' to 'Amsterdam') and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Select Pass'). You would then just want to browse the results of your search to locate the actual night train. This train will be labeled as a 'City Night Line' train. City Night Line trains can generally be booked once within 90 to 120 days of an intended departure.

    Amsterdam to Paris

    To get from Amsterdam to Paris, you would take the high-speed Thalys train. The ride from Amsterdam to Paris only takes 3 to 3.5 hours. These trains do require reservations in addition to the pass. Once again, for travel with a rail pass, you would purchase the reservations by entering a route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Select Pass'). Thalys trains can be reserved once within 90 days of an intended date of departure.
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