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Zermatt to Venice with Eurail Italy Pass

Hi, I would like to travel from Zermatt to Venice and I intend to purchase a Eurail Italy Pass.
Understand that I will have to pay for Zermatt to Domodossola. But from Domodossola to Milan and Milan to Venice will it be covered by the Eurail Italy Pass?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 24, 2012 16:19
    Hi Mia,

    Yes, the Eurail Italy Pass does cover trains from Domodossola to Milan and Milan to Venice. A rail pass covers the ticket costs on trains between different cities in the country or countries included on the pass.

    Trains from Domodossola to Milan and Milan to Venice would both just require reservations in addition to the pass. Generally, you would be able to purchase reservations by clicking on 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' from the homepage of our website, however, the requested route from Domodossola to Milan is not able to be booked there at this time, due to an error. Therefore, to purchase your reservations for this particular route, you would have to call us at 1-800-622-8600. Reservations for trains from Milan to Venice are able to be booked on our website as normal.

    Trains in Italy are able to be booked within 90 days of an intended date of departure.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 24, 2012 16:45
    However, if your full trip is from Zermatt to Venice and you are doing this trip after September 2nd, the most feasible connection would involve changing trains only once in Brig along the way, or else 2 train changes along the way; once in Brig and then once in Milan.

    Since you are just planning on purchasing a Eurail Italy Pass, you would have to purchase regular point-to-point tickets for the train from Zermatt to Brig. You would purchase point-to-point tickets for this part of the route under 'Find Fares & Schedules' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com.

    With a Eurail Italy Pass, you would be able to purchase tickets on a train from Brig to Milan or Venice at what is known as a 'Passholder 2' rate. The Passholder 2 rate is a special rate offered on certain trains, created to allow passengers in possession of a rail pass that doesn't include one of the countries being traveled through for a particular route, to still take the train at a lesser cost.

    To ensure you are purchasing the tickets at a Passholder 2 rate for the train from Brig to Milan or Venice, you would take the following steps:

    1.) You would do a search for the individual train under 'Book your Rail Pass Reservations' and indicate the type of pass you are traveling with when prompted (you would just type 'Eurail Italy Pass').

    2.) You would then locate a direct train and click on 'Select' listed with the costs that are shown for your preferred train.

    3.) After you've clicked on 'Select', you would then refer to where it says 'Ticket Flexibility'. Underneath 'Ticket Flexibility', you may see 3 options: 'Non Flexible', 'Semi Flexible' and 'Fully Flexible. You would click 'Read More' next to each of these options until you see the fare titled 'Trenitalia International Train Passholder 2'. Generally, the Passholder 2 rate would be found under the 'Semi Flexible' option or 'Fully Flexible' option.

    4.) Be sure the option with 'Passholder 2' in its name is checked, and then click 'Select' to proceed and add it to your shopping cart.

    Prior to September 2nd, there is construction that would force you to take a bus from Brig or Iselle di Trasquera to Domodossala, where you would then continue on by rail to Milan and then Venice.
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