Alternative Cheaper Routes for Rail Pass Users

If you will be exploring Europe by train with an InterRail or Eurail pass you can just hop on the majority of the daytime train services, but on some of them rail pass users must reserve prior to boarding.

Most of these rail pass reservation fees, which can also be referred to as supplements as they're additional costs to using a pass, are priced from €4 - 10, but on a small number of train services, these fees are more than €10.
If you will be using a First Class Eurail or InterRail pass, you will need to pay the more expensive reservation fees and travel in First Class on these trains.

So if you will be looking to save money while following your rail pass adventures, it's best to avoid the train services and routes with the comparatively expensive reservation fees.
Particularly when there are alternative routes available on which rail pass users can avoid paying any fees at all  - and which ShowMeTheJourney has looked up for you.

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THE ALTERNATIVE JOURNEY OPTIONS

Amsterdam to: Paris

Barcelona to: Lyon   l    Marseille   l    Paris

Basel to:
Milan and Verona and Venice   l    Paris

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Berlin to: Paris

Bologna to: Innsbruck and Munich

Cologne to: Paris

Copenhagen to: Stockholm

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Geneva to:
Milan and Verona and Venice   l    Paris

Hamburg to: Paris

Lyon to: Barcelona   l    Milan and Turin

Marseille to: Barcelona

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Milan to:

Basel and Frankfurt   l    Geneva

Interlaken   l    Lyon   l    Munich

Paris  l    Zurich

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Munich to: Paris   l    Milan

Munich and Innsbruck to: 
Bologna l    Venice   l    Verona

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Paris to: Amsterdam   l    Barcelona   l    Basel

Berlin   l   Cologne   l    Frankfurt

Geneva   l   Hamburg   l   Interlaken

Milan   l   Munich   l   Turin   l   Zurich

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Stockholm to: Copenhagen   l   Oslo

Turin to: Lyon and Paris

Venice to: Geneva   l   Innsbruck and Munich

 Vienna   l   Zurich

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Vienna to: Venice

Zurich to: Milan and Verona and Venice   l   Paris

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Notes on using these alternative journey guides:

Keep these FIVE things in mind:

(1) It may not look like it, but ShowMeTheJourney has singled out the simplest viable routings for avoiding the fees charged on DAYTIME trains.

(2) If a routing hasn't been included for some days of the week, then the alternative viable routing to taking the trains with fees, isn't available on those days.

For example, there are only local trains between Modane and Torino/Turin at weekends, and these local trains are the only viable alternative to travelling on the direct TGV France-Italy trains - hence the lack of alternative journey options on Mondays to Fridays for journeys between Milano and both Lyon and Paris.

So if there isn't a journey option suggested on the day you want to travel, on the route you want to take, it's because the alternatives to taking the direct train are either particularly convoluted on that day of the week OR not available at all.
If that is the case, the likely better options can include; paying the fee on the direct trains, avoiding the route, or booking discounted advance tickets for the journey instead - and using your pass for other days of travel.

(3) The departure and arrival times are based on the USUAL train schedules, but timings may be altered on your specific date(s), particularly if you will be travelling at weekends.
So confirm the timings on the Eurail or InterRail apps. or look up these journeys on a ticket booking service - or check at a station info desk when you first arrive in a location.

These are GUIDES  to the alternative schedules, the intention is to give a good idea of the steps that will need to be taken to avoid paying the fees -  to illustrate the choice between paying the fee to take a direct train, OR taking the alternative trains, which won't incur any additional charges.

(4) Many of the connections on the suggested journey options won't be guaranteed - trains will depart on time regardless if a preceding train is running late, so what has been highlighted is when such connections are particularly tightly timed.
Alternative options will be available for completing a journey by the end of a day, but it can be worth having this in mind.

(5) Departure times highlighted in red are indicating that making these non-guaranteed connections, will be essential to reaching a final destination before the end of the day.

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AMSTERDAM TO PARIS:

Save €30 when using 1st class  and 2nd class passes by avoiding the direct journey by Thalys trains.

 Monday to Friday: good to know

Dep:

Amsterdam Centraal

12:25

IC

Arr:

Antwerpen-Berchem

14:23

 

Dep:

Antwerpen-Berchem

14:30

IC

Arr:

Charleroi Sud

16:05

 

Dep:

Charleroi Sud

16:49

IC

Arr:

Maubeuge

17:26

 

Dep:

Maubeuge

17:42

TER

Arr:

Paris Gare Du Nord

19:41

 











If you miss the connecting train in Antwepen, the next train on from there will arrive in Charleroi on time to make the connection in Maubeuge.

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 Saturday and Sunday good to know

Dep:

Amsterdam Centraal

11:25

IC

Arr:

Antwerpen Central

13:16

 

Dep:

Antwerpen Central

14:06

IC

Arr:

Charleroi Sud

15:55

 

Dep:

Charleroi Sud

16:49

IC

Arr:

Maubeuge

17:20

 

Dep:

Maubeuge

17:37

TER

Arr:

  Paris Gare Du Nord

19:41

 











Antwerpen Central isn't the easiest station in which to change trains due to its different levels, but it is spectacular.
And the train on to Charleroi will be commencing its journey there, so finding spare seats shouldn't be a problem.

Paris to Amsterdam

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BARCELONA TO LYON

Save €19 in 2nd class and €26 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by RENFE-SNCF trains.

Monday to Saturday good to know

Dep:

Barcelona Sants

09:16

RE

Dep:

OR Barcelona P.de Gracia

09:21

 

Arr:

Port Bou

11:51

 

Dep:

Port Bou

12:02

TER

Arr:

Narbonne

13:56

 

Dep:

Narbonne

15:05

TER

Arr:

Avignon-Centre

17:21

 

Dep:

Avignon-Centre

18:19

TER

Arr:

Lyon Part-Dieu

20:40

 












An option is to de-risk the tightly timed connection in Port Bou by departing Barcelona an hour earlier.

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Saturday and Sunday

Dep:

Barcelona Sants

07:46

RE

Dep:

OR Barcelona P.de Gracia

07:51

 

Arr:

Port Bou

09:59

 

Dep:

Port Bou

11:02

TER

Arr:

Avignon-Centre

13:56

 

Dep:

Avignon-Centre

16:17

TER

Arr:

Lyon Part-Dieu

18:40

 










Lyon to Barcelona

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BARCELONA TO MARSEILLE

Save €19 in 2nd class and €26 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by RENFE-SNCF trains.

An option is to de-risk the tightly timed connection in Port Bou by departing Barcelona an hour earlier.

Monday to Friday good to know

Dep:

Barcelona Sants

09:16

RE

Dep:

OR Barcelona P.de Gracia

09:21

 

Arr:

Port Bou

11:51

 

Dep:

Port Bou

12:02

TER

Arr:

Narbonne

13:56

 

Dep:

Narbonne

14:30

TER

Arr:

Marseille-St Charles

17:34

 










Marseille to Barcelona

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BARCELONA TO PARIS

If the €10 reservations fees in 1st or 2nd class are available on the TGV trains from the French stations to Paris you can save
 €24 in 2nd class and €38 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by RENFE-SNCF trains.

Monday to Saturday good to know

Dep:

Barcelona Sants

09:16

RE

Dep:

OR Barcelona P.de Gracia

09:21

 

Arr:

Port Bou

11:51

 

Dep:

Port Bou

12:02

TER

Arr:

Perpignan

13:00

 

Dep:

Perpignan

13:31

TGV

Arr:

Paris Gare De Lyon

18:48

 










An option is to de-risk the tightly timed connection in Port Bou by departing Barcelona an hour earlier.

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 on Sunday good to know

Dep:

Barcelona Sants

07:46

RE

Dep:

OR Barcelona P.de Gracia

07:51

 

Arr:

Port Bou

09:59

 

Dep:

Port Bou

11:02

TER

Arr:

Perpignan

12:00

 

Dep:

Perpignan

12:41

TGV

Arr:

Paris Gare De Lyon

17:38

 










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A second option on Saturdays: good to know

Dep:

Barcelona Sants

07:46

RE

Dep:

OR Barcelona P.de Gracia

07:51

 

Arr:

Port Bou

09:59

 

Dep:

Port Bou

11:02

TER

Arr:

Beziérs

13:18

 

Dep:

Beziérs

13:34

TGV

Arr:

Paris Gare De Lyon

17:38

 










Unless you need to be in Paris by 18:00 on a Saturday, the other journey option is more risk-free, particularly if you set off from Barcelona earlier than the table shows.
Making a 22 min connection in Beziérs on a Saturday cannot be guaranteed.

Paris to Barcelona

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BASEL (and Bern) TO MILAN AND VERONA AND VENICE DAILY

Save €11 in 2nd class and €13 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by EC Switzerland > Italy trains and if you will be travelling on to Verona and Venice, you will also avoid the €10 reservation fees charged for rail pass users on the Frecce trains.

You will also be taking a more scenic route between Arth-Goldau (a station call between Basel and Erstfeld) than that taken by the EC trains.

Daily: Option 1 via Erstfeld good to know

Dep:

Basel SBB

10:03

IR

Arr:

Erstfeld

12:40

 

Dep:

Erstfeld

12:43

IR

Arr:

Milano Centrale

16:17

 

Dep:

Milano Centrale

16:25

REG

Arr:

Verona Porta Nuova

18:15

 

Dep:

Verona Porta Nuova

18:22

REG

Arr:

Venezia S. Lucia

19:50

 











To arrive in Venezia S. Lucia at 19:50, the preceding trains will need to be in both Milano and Verona on time for tightly timed connections, but if you don't make them, you will still be in Venice by the end of the day.

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Daily: Option 2 via Bern good to know

Dep:

Basel SBB

10:28

 IC

Dep:

OR Bern

11:34

 

Arr:

Brig

12:40

 

Dep:

Brig

13:22

IR

Arr:

Domodossola

13:54

 

Dep:

Domodossola

14:56

REG

Arr:

Milano Centrale

16:35

 

Dep:

Milano Centrale

17:25

REG

Arr:

Verona Porta Nuova

19:15

 

Dep:

Verona Porta Nuova

19:22

REG

Arr:

Venezia S. Lucia

20:50

 














Miss that connection in Verona due to a late running train from Milan and the choices will then be -  paying a €10 reservation fee to take the Frecce train, or a three hour wait in Verona.

Milan to Basel

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 BERLIN and Frankfurt (Main) TO PARIS

Save €13 in 2nd class and €30 in 1st class by avoiding the drect high speed trains from Germany to France.

Monday to Friday and Sunday good to know

Dep:

Berlin Hbf

08:30

ICE

Dep:

OR Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

12:50

 

Arr:

Offenburg

14:28

 

Dep:

Offenburg

15:05

 

Arr:

Strasbourg

15:36

 

Dep:

Strasbourg

16:19

TER

Arr:

Paris Est

21:32

 










Despite this being a guide to how to avoid having to make reservations when using Eurail or InterRail passes, ShowMeTheJourney recommends doing so for the long journey from Berlin to Offenburg.
There are no direct daytime trains from Berlin to Paris, so this suggested routing can be compared with these journey options.

Paris to Berlin and to Frankfurt (Main)

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BOLOGNA TO INNSBRUCK and MUNICH

Save €14.50 in 2nd class and €20.90 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by EC Italy > Germany trains

Daily good to know

Dep:

Bologna Centrale

12:10

REG

Arr:

Brennero

16:52

 

Dep:

Brennero

17:33

SBahn

Arr:

Innsbruck Hbf

18:13

 

Dep:

Innsbruck Hbf

18:40

EC

Arr:

Munchen Hbf

20:25

 








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on Saturday and Sunday good to know

Dep:

Bologna Centrale

10:10

REG

Arr:

Brennero

14:52

 

Dep:

Brennero

15:33

SBahn

Arr:

Innsbruck Hbf

16:13

 

Dep:

Innsbruck Hbf

16:40

EC

Arr:

Munchen Hbf

18:27

 








In Innsbruck you will be boarding the EC train which usually departs Bologna at 11:52.

Munich to Bologna and to Verona

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COPENHAGEN TO STOCKHOLM daily

Save  the equivalent iof €7 in 2nd class and €17 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by Snabbtag trains.
good to know

Dep:

Kobenhavn H

09:27

OS

Arr:

  Göteborg C

13:20

 

Dep:

Göteborg C

13:59

R

Arr:

Stockholm C

18:44

 






Stockholm to Copenhagen

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GENEVA (and Lausanne) TO MILANO (Verona and Venice)

Save €11 in 2nd class and €13 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by EC Switzerland > Italy trains and if you will be travelling on to Verona and Venice, you will also avoid the €10 reservation fees charged for rail pass users on the Frecce trains.

Daily option 1 good to know

Dep:

Geneve

08:30

IR

Dep:

OR Lausanne

09:21

 

Arr:

Brig

11:02

 

Dep:

Brig

11:22

IR

Arr:

Domodossola

11:54

 

Dep:

Domodossola

12:56

REG

Arr:

Milano Centrale

14:37

 

Dep:

Milano Centrale

15:25

REG

Arr:

Verona Porta Nuova

17:15

 

Dep:

Verona Porta Nuova

17:22

REG

Arr:

Venezia S. Lucia

18:25

 













To arrive in Venezia S. Lucia at 18:25 the preceding train will need to make a tightly timed connection in Verona, but if you don't make it there are later departures.

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Daily - option 2 good to know

Dep:

Geneve

10:30

IR

Dep:

Lausanne

11:21

 

Arr:

Brig

13:02

 

Dep:

Brig

13:22

IR

Arr:

Domodossola

13:54

 

Dep:

Domodossola

14:56

IR

Arr:

Milano Centrale

16:35

 

Dep:

Milano Centrale

17:25

REG

Arr:

Verona Porta Nuova

19:15

 

Dep:

Verona Porta Nuova

19:22

REG

Arr:

Venezia S. Lucia

20:50

 













Miss that connection in Verona due to a late running train from Milan and the choices will then be -  paying a €10 reservation fee to take the Frecce train, or a three hour wait in Verona.

Venice to Geneva

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GENEVA TO PARIS daily

Save €21 in 2nd class and €54 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by TGV Lyria trains.
Good to know

Dep:

Geneve

09:29

TER

Arr:

Lyon Part-Dieu

11:22

 

Dep:

Lyon-Part Dieu

13:16

TER

Arr:

Paris Bercy

18:24

 






Another option worth considering is to take a TER train from Geneve to Lyon in order to connect into a TGV train on to Paris
Look up the journey and see which TGV departures from  Lyon have the €10 reservations available in 1st or 2nd class.

Paris to Geneva

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HAMBURG (and COLOGNE) to PARIS

Hamburg to Paris on Monday to Friday (option 1) good to know

Save €13 in 2nd class and €30 in 1st class by avoiding the drect high speed trains from Germany to France 

Dep:

Hamburg Hbf

08:24

ICE

Arr:

Kalrsruhe Hbf

13:09

 

Dep:

Kalrsruhe Hbf

14:00

ICE

Arr:

Offenburg

14:27

 

Dep:

Offenburg

15:05

 

Arr:

Strasbourg

15:36

 

Dep:

Strasbourg

16:19

TER

Arr:

Paris Est

21:32

 










Despite this being a guide to how to avoid having to make reservations when using Eurail or InterRail passes, ShowMeTheJourney recommends doing so for the long journey from Hamburg to Karlsruhe.

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Hamburg and Cologne to Paris on Monday to Friday

Save €25 in 2nd class and €35 in 1st class by avoiding the Thalys trains from Koln to Paris.
 

Dep:

Hamburg Hbf

06:46

EC

Arr:

Koln Hbf

10:50

 

Dep:

Koln Hbf

11:46

RE

Arr:

Aachen Hbf

12:44

 

Dep:

Aachen Hbf

13:04

R

Arr:

Verviers Central

13:35

 

Dep:

Verviers Central

13:38

IC

Arr:

Liege-Guillemins

13:57

 

Dep:

Liege-Guillemins

14:10

R

Arr:

Namur

15:33

 

Dep:

Namur

16:08

IC

Arr:

Maubeuge

17:26

 

Dep:

Maubeuge

17:42

TER

Arr:

Paris Gare Du Nord

19:41

 

















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Hamburg and Cologne to Paris on Saturday and Sunday
Good to know

Save €30 when using 1st class and 2nd class passes by avoiding the Thalys trains. from Koln to Paris.

Dep:

Hamburg Hbf

06:46

EC

Arr:

Koln Hbf

10:50

 

Dep:

Koln Hbf

11:47

RE

Arr:

Aachen Hbf

12:44

 

Dep:

Aachen Hbf

13:04

R

Arr:

Verviers Central

13:35

 

Dep:

Verviers Central

13:38

IC

Arr:

Liege-Guillemins

13:56

 

Dep:

Liege-Guillemins

14:13

R

Arr:

Namur

15:33

 

Dep:

Namur

16:19

IC

Arr:

Maubeuge

17:20

 

Dep:

Maubeuge

17:37

TER

Arr:

Paris Gare Du Nord

19:41

 

















Paris to Hamburg

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LYON TO BARCELONA daily

Save €19 in 2nd class and €26 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by RENFE-SNCF trains.
Good to know
 

Dep:

Lyon Part-Dieu

07:20

TER

Arr:

Avignon-Centre

09:40

 

Dep:

Avignon-Centre

11:38

TER

Arr:

Port Bou

15:46

 

Dep:

Port Bou

16:05

R-E

Arr:

Barcelona P.de Gracia

18:34

 

Arr:

OR Barcelona Sants

18:39

 









Barcelona to Lyon

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LYON TO (Turin) AND MILAN

Save €31 in 2nd class and €45 in 1st class by avoiding the TGV France - Italy train.

on Saturdays good to know

Dep:

Lyon Part-Dieu

09:04

TER

Arr:

Modane

12:14

 

Dep:

Modane

14:02

REG

Arr:

Torino Porta Nuova

15:45

 

Dep:

Torino Porta Nuova

15:54

REG

Arr:

Milano Centrale

17:45

 








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on Sundays: option 1 good to know

Dep:

Lyon Part-Dieu

09:08

TER

Arr:

Modane

12:14

 

Dep:

Modane

12:29

REG

Arr:

Torino Porta Nuova

14:15

 

Dep:

Torino Porta Nuova

14:54

REG

Arr:

Milano Centrale

16:45

 








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on Sundays: option 2

Dep:

Lyon Part-Dieu

11:08

TER

Arr:

Modane

14:14

 

Dep:

Modane

14:29

REG

Arr:

Torino Porta Nuova

16:15

 

Dep:

Torino Porta Nuova

16:54

REG

Arr:

Milano Centrale

18:45

 








Milan to Lyon

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MARSEILLE TO BARCELONA

Save €19 in 2nd class and €26 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by RENFE-SNCF trains.

Monday to Friday: good to know

Dep:

Marseille-St Charles

08:20

TER

Arr:

Montpellier St-Roch

10:19

 

Dep:

Montpellier St-Roch

10:55

TER

Arr:

Port Bou

13:46

 

Dep:

Port Bou

14:35

R-E

Arr:

Barcelona P.de Gracia

17:04

 

Arr:

OR Barcelona Sants

17:09

 









Barcelona to Marseille

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MILAN TO BASEL and Bern and Frankfurt (Main) good to know

Save €11 in 2nd class and €13 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by EC Italy > Switzerland train.
 

Dep:

Milano Centrale

09:20

REG

Arr:

Domodossola

10:59

 

Dep:

Domodossola

11:58

IR

Arr:

Brig

12:33

 

Dep:

Brig

13:19

EC

Arr:

Bern

14:24

 

Arr:

Basel SBB

15:32

 

Arr:

Freiburg

16:20

 

Arr:

Mannheim

18:10

 

Arr:

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

18:59

 












The EC train from Brig will have commenced its journey in Milano - it is direct from Brig to Frankfurt (Main) making the station calls listed above (and more).

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Milan to Basel daily - Option 2: good to know
 

Dep:

Milano Centrale

09:43

R

Arr:

Erstfeld

13:18

 

Dep:

Erstfeld

13:22

IR

Arr:

Olten

15:28

 

Dep:

Olten

15:33

IC

Arr:

Basel SBB

16:01

 









This option involves taking a more scenic route between Milano and Arth-Goldau  (a station call between Erstfeld and Olten) than that taken by the EC trains which travel via Brig and Bern.

Basel to Milan

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MILAN TO Lausanne AND GENEVA daily

Save €11 in 2nd class and €13 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by EC Italy > Switzerland train.
Good to know

Dep:

Milano Centrale

09:20

REG

Arr:

Domodossola

10:59

 

Dep:

Domodossola

11:58

IR

Arr:

Brig

12:33

 

Dep:

Brig

12:57

IR

Arr:

Lausanne

14:39

 

Arr:

OR Geneve

15:30

 









Geneva to Milan

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MILAN TO INTERLAKEN

Save €11 in 2nd class and €13 in 1st class by avoiding the EC Italy > Switzerland trains.
Good to know

Option 1 -slower but more scenic

Dep:

Milano Centrale

09:43

REG

Arr:

Erstfeld

13:18

 

Dep:

Erstfeld

13:22

IR

Arr:

Luzern

14:32

 

Dep:

Luzern

15:06

ZB

Arr:

Interlaken Ost

16:55

 








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Option 2

Dep:

Milano Centrale

09:20

TER

Arr:

Domodossola

10:59

 

Dep:

Domodossola

11:58

IR

Arr:

Spiez

13:44

 

Dep:

Spiez

14:05

IR

Arr:

Interlaken West

14:23

 









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MILAN TO MUNICH

There are no direct daytime trains from Milan to Munich/Munchen  but these options will save €24.90 in 2nd class and €30.50 in 1st class, by avoiding the combination of Frecce trains from Milano to Verona and the EC Italy to Germany trains from Verona on to Munich.

Daily - option 1 good to know

Dep:

Milano Centrale

07:43

REG

Arr:

Erstfeld

11:18

 

Dep:

Erstfeld

11:22

IR

Arr:

Arth-Goldau

11:53

 

Dep:

Arth-Goldau

11:58

EC

Arr:

Zurich HB

12:50

 

Dep:

Zurich HB

13:02

EC

Arr:

Munchen Hbf

17:47

 










Missing the connection in Zurich is a fairly unlikely scenario, as you willl be travelling in Switzerland, but if that does occur the best option is likely to be - taking an ICE train to Mannheim from Zurich (it will be heading to Hamburg) and connecting in Mannheim for Munchen/Munich.

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Option 2 good to know

Dep:

Milano Centrale

08:25

REG

Arr:

Verona Porta Nuova

10:38

 

Dep:

Verona Porta Nuova

11:50

REG

Arr:

Brennero

14:52

 

Dep:

Brennero

15:33

S-Bahn

Arr:

Innsbruck Hbf

16:13

 

Dep:

Innsbruck Hbf

16:40

EC

Arr:

Munchen Hbf

18:27

 











Munich to Milan

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MILAN and TURIN to LYON AND PARIS

You can save €31 in 2nd class and €45 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey on the TGV France - Italy train.

on Saturdays - option 1 good to know

Dep:

Milano Centrale

06:15

REG

Arr:

Torino Porta Nuova

08:06

 

Dep:

Torino Porta Nuova

09:15

REG

Arr:

Modane

11:00

 

Dep:

Modane

11:46

TER

Arr:

Lyon Part-Dieu

14:55

 

Dep:

Lyon-Part Dieu

15:16

TER

Arr:

Paris Bercy

20:24

 










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on Saturday - option 2 good to know

Dep:

Milano Centrale

08:15

REG

Arr:

Torino Porta Nuova

10:06

 

Dep:

Torino Porta Nuova

11:15

REG

Arr:

Modane

13:00

 

Dep:

Modane

13:49

TER

Arr:

Lyon Part-Dieu

16:55

 

Dep:

Lyon-Part Dieu

17:16

TER

Arr:

Paris Bercy

22:32

 










That connection in Lyon is into the final TER train of the day on to Paris.
So if the train from Modane is delayed you'll have to book a last minute reservation on a TGV train.

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on Saturday - option 3 good to know

If the €10 reservations fees in 1st or 2nd class are available on the TGV from Modane, you can save €21 in 2nd class and €35 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey on the TGV France - Italy train.

Dep:

Milano Centrale

06:15

REG

Arr:

Torino Porta Nuova

08:06

 

Dep:

Torino Porta Nuova

09:15

REG

Arr:

Modane

11:00

 

Dep:

Modane

11:52

TGV

Arr:

Paris Gare de Lyon

16:15

 








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on Sunday - option 1 good to know

Dep:

Milano Centrale

07:15

REG

Arr:

Torino Porta Nuova

09:06

 

Dep:

Torino Porta Nuova

09:45

REG

Arr:

Modane

11:33

 

Dep:

Modane

11:46

TER

Arr:

Lyon Part-Dieu

14:55

 

Dep:

Lyon-Part Dieu

15:16

TER

Arr:

Paris Bercy

20:24

 










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on Sunday - option 2 good to know

Dep:

Milano Centrale

09:15

REG

Arr:

Torino Porta Nuova

11:06

 

Dep:

Torino Porta Nuova

11:45

REG

Arr:

Modane

13:33

 

Dep:

Modane

13:49

TER

Arr:

Lyon Part-Dieu

16:55

 

Dep:

Lyon-Part Dieu

17:16

TER

Arr:

Paris Bercy

22:32

 










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on Sundays option 3 good to know


If the €10 reservations fees in 1st or 2nd class are available on the TGV from Modane, you can save €21 in 2nd class and €35 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey on the TGV France - Italy train.

Dep:

Milano Centrale

07:15

REG

Arr:

Torino Porta Nuova

09:06

 

Dep:

Torino Porta Nuova

09:45

REG

Arr:

Modane

11:33

 

Dep:

Modane

11:52

TGV

Arr:

Paris Gare de Lyon

16:15

 








Paris to Milan

Paris to Turin

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MILAN TO ZURICH (and Basel)

Save €11 in 2nd class and €13 in 1st class by avoiding the EC Italy > Switzerland trains.

Daily - option 1: good to know

Dep:

Milano Centrale

08:43

REG

Arr:

Erstfeld

12:18

 

Dep:

Erstfeld

12:22

IR

Arr:

Zurich HB

13:50

 






Similarly timed journey options are available if you opt to depart from Milano at 12:43; 14:43 and 16:43.

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Option 2 - more connections but more spectcular too!

That route above via Erstfeld is stunningly beautiful but take this routing via Tirano and you'll get to experience the absolute best of the Swiss railways.
 

Dep:

Milano Centrale

10:20

TER

Arr:

Tirano

12:52

 

Dep:

Tirano

13:00

RhB

Arr:

Pontresina

14:53

 

Dep:

Pontresina

15:02

RhB

Arr:

Samedan

15:09

 

Dep:

Samedan

15:16

 

Arr:

Chur

17:04

 

Dep:

Chur

17:09

IC

Arr:

Zurich HB

18:23

 

Arr:

OR Basel SBB

19:27

 













Zurich to Milan

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MUNICH TO PARIS

Save €13 in 2nd class and €30 in 1st class by avoiding the direct high speed trains from Germany to France.

Monday to Friday and Sunday - FROM APRIL 11th
Good to know

Dep:

Munchen Hbf

10:28

IC

Arr:

Karlsruhe Hbf

13:53

 

Dep:

Karlsruhe Hbf

14:01

ICE

Arr:

Offenburg

14:28

 

Dep:

Offenburg

15:05

 

Arr:

Strasbourg

15:36

 

Dep:

Strasbourg

16:19

TER

Arr:

Paris Est

21:32

 










Paris to Munich

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MUNICH and INNSBRUCK to  BOLOGNA and VERONA Daily

Save €14.50 in 2nd class and €20.90 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by EC Germany > Italy trains.
Good to know

Dep:

Munchen Hbf

09:34

EC

Arr:

Innsbruck Hbf

11:18

 

Dep:

Innsbruck Hbf

11:40

S-Bahn

Arr:

Brennero

12:28

 

Dep:

Brennero

13:00

REG

Arr:

Verona Porta Nuova

16:15

 

Arr:

OR Bologna Centrale

17:55

 










In Innsbruck you will be leaving a direct train to Italy that is schedule to arrive in Verona at 14:58 and Bologna at 16:19.

Bologna to Munich

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MUNICH and INNSBRUCK TO VENICE daily
Good to know

Save €14.50 in 2nd class and €20.90 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by EC Germany > Italy trains

Dep:

Munchen Hbf

09:34

EC

Arr:

Innsbruck Hbf

11:18

 

Dep:

Innsbruck Hbf

11:40

S-Bahn

Arr:

Brennero

12:28

 

Dep:

Brennero

13:00

REG

Arr:

Verona Porta Nuova

16:15

 

Dep:

Verona Porta Nuova

16:22

REG

Arr:

Venezia S. Lucia

17:50

 












If you miss that tightly timed connection in Verona you shhould have to wait only around an hour in Verona for the next REG (RV) train on to Venice.

Venice to Munich

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MUNICH TO MILAN daily good to know

There are no direct daytime trains from Munich/Munchen to Milan, but these options will save €24.90 in 2nd class and €30.50 in 1st class, by avoiding the combination of the the EC Germany to Italy trains from Munich to Verona - and Frecce trains from Verona on to Milano.

Option 1

Dep:

Munchen Hbf

09:34

EC

Arr:

Innsbruck Hbf

11:18

 

Dep:

Innsbruck Hbf

11:40

S-Bahn

Arr:

Brennero

12:28

 

Dep:

Brennero

13:00

REG

Arr:

Verona Porta Nuova

16:15

 

Dep:

Verona Porta Nuova

16:45

REG

Arr:

Milano Centrale

18:35

 












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Option 2 good to know

Dep:

Munchen Hbf

07:14

EC

Arr:

Zurich HB

11:58

 

Dep:

Zurich HB

12:10

IR

Arr:

Erstfeld

13:40

 

Dep:

Erstfeld

13:43

IR

Arr:

Milano Centrale

17:17

 








Not only does this routing have fewer connections,  the part of the journey between Zug and Lugano is even more spectacular than the route through Brennero

Milan to Munich

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PARIS TO AMSTERDAM

Save €30 when using 1st class and 2nd class passes by avoiding the direct journey by Thalys trains.

Monday to Friday good to know

Dep:

Paris Gare Du Nord

07:19

TER

Arr:

Maubeuge

09:18

 

Dep:

Maubeuge

09:30

IC

Arr:

Namur

10:54

 

Dep:

Namur

11:22

IC

Arr:

Bruxelles-Nord

12:17

 

Dep:

Bruxelles-Nord

12:56

IC

Arr:

Amsterdam Centraal

15:38

 











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Saturday and Sunday good to know

Dep:

Paris Gare Du Nord

10:19

TER

Arr:

Maubeuge

12:20

 

Dep:

Maubeuge

12:32

IC

Arr:

Namur

13:40

 

Dep:

Namur

13:47

IC

Arr:

Bruxelles-Nord

14:46

 

Dep:

Bruxelles-Nord

14:56

IC

Arr:

Rottterdam Centraal

16:49

 

Dep:

Rottterdam Centraal

16:55

ICD

Arr:

Amsterdam Centraal

17:35

 













Amsterdam to Paris

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PARIS TO BARCELONA

If the €10 reservations fees in 1st or 2nd class are available on the TGVs to Montpellier or Perpignan, you can save €24 in 2nd class and €38 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by RENFE-SNCF trains.

Monday to Friday good to know

Dep:

Paris Gare De Lyon

08:12

TGV

Arr:

Montpellier-St Roch

11:43

 

Dep:

Montpellier-St Roch

12:55

TER

Arr:

Port Bou

15:46

 

Dep:

Port Bou

16:05

R-E

Arr:

Barcelona P.de Gracia

18:34

 

Arr:

Barcelona Sants

18:39

 









............................................................

on Sunday good to know

Dep:

Paris Gare De Lyon

08:12

TGV

Arr:

Perpignan

13:28

 

Dep:

Perpignan

13:56

TER

Arr:

Port Bou

14:46

 

Dep:

Port Bou

15:24

R-E

Arr:

Barcelona P.de Gracia

17:34

 

Arr:

Barcelona Sants

17:39

 










Barcelona to Paris

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PARIS TO BASEL and ZURICH

Save €21 in 2nd class and €54 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by TGV Lyria trains.

 Monday to Friday good to know

Dep:

Paris Est

08:42

TER

Arr:

Belfort Ville

12:49

 

Dep:

Belfort Ville

13:04

TER

Arr:

Mulhouse Ville

13:39

 

Dep:

Mulhouse Ville

13:46

TER

Arr:

Basel SBB

14:08

 

Dep:

Basel SBB

14:33

 IC

Arr:

Zurich HB

15:26

 

 









............................................................

Saturday and Sunday good to know

Dep:

 Paris Est

08:34 /
08:42

TER

Arr:

 Mulhouse Ville

13:39

 

Dep:

 Mulhouse Ville

13:46

TER

Arr:

 Basel SBB

14:08

 

Dep:

 Basel SBB

14:33

 IC

Arr:

 Zurich HB

15:26

 










Zurich and Basel to Paris

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PARIS TO BERLIN

Monday to Friday option 1: good to know

Save €25 in 2nd class and €35 in 1st class by avoiding the Thalys trains from Paris to Koln.
 

Dep:

Paris Gare Du Nord

07:19

TER

Arr:

Maubeuge

09:18

 

Dep:

Maubeuge

09:30

IC

Arr:

Namur

10:54

 

Dep:

Namur

11:22

IC

Arr:

Bruxelles-Nord

12:17

 

Dep:

Bruxelles-Nord

12:34

ICE

Arr:

Koln Hbf

14:15

 

Dep:

Koln Hbf

14:38

ICE

Arr:

Berlin Hbf

19:05

 













In the fairly unlikely scenario of the IC train on from Namur arriving too late in Bruxelles-Nord station to connect into the ICE on to Koln, the subsequent ICE will be departing two hours later.

There are also hourly ICE trains from Koln on to Berlin.

............................................................

 Monday to Friday option 2: good to know

Save €13 in 2nd class and €30 in 1st class by avoiding the drect high speed trains from France to Germany
 

Dep:

Paris Est

07:36

TER

Arr:

Strasbourg

12:36

 

Dep:

Strasbourg

12:50

Local

Arr:

Offenburg

13:22

 

Dep:

Offenburg

13:30

ICE

Arr:

Berlin Hbf

19:28

 









On this routing the connections in both Stasbourg and Offenburg are not guaranteed, but if they're missed due to train delays, it will still be possible to to travel this route and arrive in Berlin by the end of the day.
If the TER train from Paris does arrive late in Strasbourg the best alternative is to take the different Option 3 routing.

Despite this being a guide to how to avoid having to make reservations when using Eurail or InterRail passes, ShowMeTheJourney recommends taking up this option for the long journey from Offenburg to Berlin.

............................................................

 Monday to Friday option 3: good to know

Save €13 in 2nd class and €30 in 1st class by avoiding the drect high speed trains from France to Germany

Dep:

Paris Est

07:36

TER

Arr:

Strasbourg

12:36

 

Dep:

Strasbourg

13:20

Local

Arr:

Offenburg

13:52

 

Dep:

Offenburg

14:30

ICE

Arr:

Mannheim

15:23

 

Dep:

Mannheim

15:32

ICE

Arr:

Berlin Hbf

20:29

 










............................................................

on Saturday option 1: good to know

Save €13 in 2nd class and €30 in 1st class by avoiding the drect high speed trains from France to Germany

Dep:

Paris Est

08:36

TER

Arr:

Strasbourg

13:21

 

Dep:

Strasbourg

14:50

Local

Arr:

Offenburg

15:22

 

Dep:

Offenburg

15:28

ICE

Arr:

Berlin Hbf

21:28

 








If the six minute connection in Offenburg is missed, there will be another train on to Berlin departing two hours later.

............................................................

on Saturday and Sunday good to know

Save €25 in 2nd class and €35 in 1st class by avoiding the Thalys trains from Paris to Koln.
 

Dep:

Paris Gare Du Nord

10:19

TER

Arr:

Maubeuge

12:20

 

Dep:

Maubeuge

12:32

IC

Arr:

Namur

13:40

 

Dep:

Namur

14:32

IC

Arr:

Liége-Guillimens

15:20

 

Dep:

Liége-Guillimens

16:04

IC

Arr:

Welkenraedt

16:34

 

Dep:

Welkenraedt

16:41

R

Arr:

Aachen

16:56

 

Dep:

Aachen

17:18

RE

Arr:

Koln Hbf

18:12

 

Dep:

Koln Hbf

18:48

ICE

Arr:

Berlin Hbf

23:05

 

















Berlin to Paris

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PARIS TO COLOGNE

Save €30 when using 1st class and 2nd class passes by avoiding the direct journey by Thalys trains. from Paris to Koln/

on Monday to Friday good to know

Dep:

Paris Gare Du Nord

07:19

TER

Arr:

Maubeuge

09:18

 

Dep:

Maubeuge

09:30

IC

Arr:

Namur

10:54

 

Dep:

Namur

11:22

IC

Arr:

Bruxelles-Nord

12:17

 

Dep:

Bruxelles-Nord

12:34

ICE

Arr:

Koln Hbf

14:15

 











In the fairly unlikely scenario of the IC train on from Namur arriving too late in Bruxelles-Nord station to connect into the ICE on to Koln, the subsequent ICE will be departing two hours later.

............................................................

on Saturday and Sunday good to know

Dep:

Paris Gare Du Nord

10:19

TER

Arr:

Maubeuge

12:20

 

Dep:

Maubeuge

12:32

IC

Arr:

Namur

13:40

 

Dep:

Namur

14:32

IC

Arr:

Liége-Guillimens

15:20

 

Dep:

Liége-Guillimens

16:04

IC

Arr:

Welkenraedt

16:34

 

Dep:

Welkenraedt

16:41

R

Arr:

Aachen

16:56

 

Dep:

Aachen

17:18

RE

Arr:

Koln Hbf

18:12

 















Cologne to Paris

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PARIS TO FRANKFURT (MAIN)

Save €25 in 2nd class and €35 in 1st class by avoiding the Thalys trains from Paris to Koln

on Monday to Friday option 1: good to know

Dep:

Paris Gare Du Nord

07:19

TER

Arr:

Maubeuge

09:18

 

Dep:

Maubeuge

09:30

IC

Arr:

Namur

10:54

 

Dep:

Namur

11:22

IC

Arr:

Bruxelles-Nord

12:17

 

Dep:

Bruxelles-Nord

12:34

ICE

Arr:

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

15:31

 










In the fairly unlikely scenario of the IC train on from Namur arriving too late in Bruxelles-Nord station to connect into the ICE on to Frankfurt (Main), the subsequent ICE will be departing two hours later.

............................................................

on Monday to Friday option 2: good to know

Dep:

Paris Est

07:36

TER

Arr:

Strasbourg

12:36

 

Dep:

Strasbourg

12:50

Local

Arr:

Offenburg

13:22

 

Dep:

Offenburg

13:30

ICE

Arr:

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

15:08

 








As can be seen, arriving in Frankfurt shortly after 15:00 (3pm) on this routing is dependent on making two tightly timed connections in both Strasbourg and Offenburg.
An option is to use the left luggage facility in Strasbourg to see the city between trains before taking later connections on to Frankfurt.

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on Saturdays: good to know

Dep:

Paris Est

08:36

TER

Arr:

Strasbourg

13:21

 

Dep:

Strasbourg

14:50

Local

Arr:

Offenburg

15:22

 

Dep:

Offenburg

15:38

ICE

Arr:

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

17:08

 








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PARIS TO GENEVA

Save €21 in 2nd class and €54 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by TGV Lyria trains.

 on Monday to Friday good to know

Dep:

Paris Bercy

07:34

TER

Arr:

Lyon Part-Dieu

12:44

 

Dep:

Lyon-Part Dieu

14:38

TER

Arr:

Geneve

16:35

 






............................................................

 on Saturday and Sunday good to know

Dep:

 Paris Bercy

09:21

TER

Arr:

 Lyon Part-Dieu

14:44

 

Dep:

 Lyon-Part Dieu

16:38

TER

Arr:

 Geneve

18:35

 






Geneva to Paris

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PARIS TO HAMBURG

on Monday to Friday Option 1:

Save €25 in 2nd class and €35 in 1st class by avoiding the Thalys trains from Paris to Koln.
 

Dep:

Paris Gare Du Nord

07:19

TER

Arr:

Maubeuge

09:18

 

Dep:

Maubeuge

09:30

IC

Arr:

Namur

10:54

 

Dep:

Namur

11:22

IC

Arr:

Bruxelles-Nord

12:17

 

Dep:

Bruxelles-Nord

12:34

ICE

Arr:

Koln Hbf

14:15

 

Dep:

Koln Hbf

15:10

IC

Arr:

Hamburg Hbf

19:15

 












In the fairly unlikely scenario of the IC train on from Namur arriving too late in Bruxelles-Nord station to connect into the ICE on to Koln, the subsequent ICE will be departing two hours later.

There also hourly trains from Koln on to Hamburg.

Despite this being a guide to how to avoid having to make reservations when using Eurail or InterRail passes, ShowMeTheJourney recommends doing so for the journey from Koln to Hamburg, despite it being optional - this tends to be an exceptionally busy route.

............................................................

on Monday to Friday Option 2: good to know

Save €13 in 2nd class and €30 in 1st class by avoiding the drect high speed trains from France to Germany
 

Dep:

Paris Est

07:36

TER

Arr:

Strasbourg

12:36

 

Dep:

Strasbourg

12:50

Local

Arr:

Offenburg

13:22

 

Dep:

Offenburg

13:30

ICE

Arr:

Karlsruhe Hbf

13:58

 

Dep:

Karlsruhe Hbf

14:51

ICE

Arr:

Hamburg Hbf

19:35

 










On this routing the connections in both Stasbourg and Offenburg are not guaranteed, but if they're missed due to train delays, it will still be possible to to travel this route and arrive in Hamburg by the end of the day.
The option 3 routing below shows that making these tightly timed connections isn't essential.

Despite this being a guide to how to avoid having to make reservations when using Eurail or InterRail passes, ShowMeTheJourney recommends taking up the option for the long journey from  Karlsruhe to Hamburg.

............................................................

on Monday to Friday Option 3: good to know

Dep:

Paris Est

07:36

TER

Arr:

Strasbourg

12:36

 

Dep:

Strasbourg

13:20

Local

Arr:

Offenburg

13:52

 

Dep:

Offenburg

14:30

ICE

Arr:

Mannheim

15:23

 

Dep:

Mannheim

16:05

ICE

Arr:

Hamburg Hbf

20:29

 










............................................................

on Saturday option 1: good to know

Dep:

Paris Est

08:36

TER

Arr:

Strasbourg

13:21

 

Dep:

Strasbourg

14:50

Local

Arr:

Offenburg

15:22

 

Dep:

Offenburg

15:28

ICE

Arr:

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

17:08

 

Dep:

Frankfurt (Main) hbf

17:58

ICE

Arr:

Hamburg Hbf

21:39

 










If the connection is missed in Offenburg, take the 16:02 RE train (heading to Karlsruhe) to Baden-Baden and change there for Hamburg.

Hamburg to Paris

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PARIS TO INTERLAKEN

Save €21 in 2nd class and €54 in 1st class by avoiding the TGV Lyria trains for the journey from Paris to Basel

on Monday to Friday good to know

Dep:

Paris Est

08:42

TER

Arr:

Belfort Ville

12:49

 

Dep:

Belfort Ville

13:04

TER

Arr:

Mulhouse Ville

13:39

 

Dep:

Mulhouse Ville

13:46

TER

Arr:

Basel SBB

14:08

 

Dep:

Basel SBB

14:58

IC

Arr:

Interlaken West

16:51

 











............................................................

on Saturday and Sunday good to know

Dep:

Paris Est

08:34 /
08:42

TER

Arr:

Mulhouse Ville

13:18

 

Dep:

Mulhouse Ville

13:46

TER

Arr:

Basel SBB

14:08

 

Dep:

Basel SBB

14:58

IC

Arr:

Interlaken West

16:51

 










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PARIS TO MILAN and TURIN

on Saturday - option 1 good to know


If the €10 reservations fees in 1st or 2nd class are available on the TGV to Modane you can save €21 in 2nd class and €35 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey on the TGV France - Italy train.

 

Dep:

Paris Gare De Lyon

10:43

TGV

Arr:

Modane

14:47

 

Dep:

Modane

16:02

REG

Arr:

Torino Porta Nuova

17:45

 

Dep:

Torino Porta Nuova

17:54

REG

Arr:

Milano Centrale

19:45

 








............................................................

on Saturday: Option 2 good to know

You can save €31 in 2nd class and €45 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey on the TGV France - Italy train.

 

Dep:

Paris Bercy

09:20

TER

Arr:

Lyon Part-Dieu

14:44

 

Dep:

Lyon-Part Dieu

15:04

TER

Arr:

Modane

18:16

 

Dep:

Modane

20:02

REG

Arr:

Torino Porta Nuova

21:45

 

Dep:

Torino Porta Nuova

21:54

REG

Arr:

Milano Centrale

23:45

 










This routing is dependent on making that 20 min connection in Lyon and that cannot be guaranteed.

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on Sunday option 1 good to know

If the €10 reservations fees in 1st or 2nd class are available on the TGV to Modane you can save €21 in 2nd class and €35 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey on the TGV France - Italy train.

 

Dep:

Paris Gare De Lyon

10:43

TGV

Arr:

Modane

14:47

 

Dep:

Modane

16:29

REG

Arr:

Torino Porta Nuova

18:15

 

Dep:

Torino Porta Nuova

18:54

REG

Arr:

Milano Centrale

20:45

 








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on Sunday option 2 good to know

You can save €31 in 2nd class and €45 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey on the TGV France - Italy train.

 

Dep:

Paris Bercy

09:20

TER

Arr:

Lyon Part-Dieu

14:44

 

Dep:

Lyon-Part Dieu

15:08

TER

Arr:

Modane

18:16

 

Dep:

Modane

18:29

REG

Arr:

Torino Porta Nuova

20:15

 

Dep:

Torino Porta Nuova

20:54

REG

Arr:

Milano Centrale

22:45

 










Arriving In Italy by the end of the day is dependent on making the tightly timed connections in both Lyon and Modane.

Milan and Turin to Paris

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PARIS TO MUNICH

Save €13 in 2nd class and €30 in 1st class by avoiding the drect high speed trains from France to Germany

on Monday to Friday 
good to know
 

Dep:

Paris Est

07:36

TER

Arr:

Strasbourg

12:36

 

Dep:

Strasbourg

13:20

Local

Arr:

Offenburg

13:52

 

Dep:

Offenburg

14:30

ICE

Arr:

Mannheim

15:23

 

Dep:

Mannheim

15:31

ICE

Arr:

Munchen Hbf

18:27

 










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on Saturday option 1 good to know
 

Dep:

Paris Est

08:36

TER

Arr:

Strasbourg

13:21

 

Dep:

Strasbourg

14:50

Local

Arr:

Offenburg

15:22

 

Dep:

Offenburg

15:28

ICE

Arr:

Mannheim hbf

16:24

 

Dep:

Mannheim hbf

16:30

ICE

Arr:

Munchen Hbf

19:27

 










Miss the six minute connection in Offenburg due to a late runninng train and the Option 2 routing below is the best alternative.

There are hourly trains from Mannheim to Munchen/Munich

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on Saturday option 2: good to know
 

Dep:

Paris Est

08:36

TER

Arr:

Strasbourg

13:21

 

Dep:

Strasbourg

14:50

Local

Arr:

Offenburg

15:22

 

Dep:

Offenburg

16:02

Regio

Arr:

Karlsruhe hbf

16:49

 

Dep:

Karlsruhe hbf

18:06

IC

Arr:

Munchen Hbf

21:12

 










Munich to Paris

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STOCKHOLM TO COPENHAGEN Daily

Save the equivalent iof €7 in 2nd class and €17 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by Snabbtag trains.
Good to know
 

Dep:

Stockholm C

09:14

R

Arr:

  Göteborg C

14:00

 

Dep:

Göteborg C

14:40

OS

Arr:

Kobenhavn H

18:29

 





Copenhagen to Stockholm

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STOCKHOLM TO OSLO Daily

Save the equivalent iof €7 in 2nd class and €17 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by Snabbtag trains.

Option 1 good to know
 

Dep:

Stockholm C

09:14

R

Arr:

  Göteborg C

14:00

 

Dep:

Göteborg C

14:15

REG

Arr:

Oslo S

18:29

 





De-risk the connection at Goteborg C by departing Stockholm at 07:14.

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Option 2 good to know
 

Dep:

Stockholm C

13:14

R

Arr:

Herrljunga

17:12

 

Dep:

Herrljunga

17:31

IR

Arr:

Öxnered

18:26

 

Dep:

Öxnered

18:50

REG

Arr:

Olso S

21:51

 








On Sat/Sun arrive Oxnered at 18:33.

Making the connections in both Herrljunga and Oxnered is essential to being able to arrive in Oslo by the end of the day.

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VENICE TO GENEVA daily good to know

Save €11 in 2nd class and €13 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by EC Italy > Switzerland train.

 

Dep:

Venezia S. Lucia

08:10

REG

Arr:

Verona Porta Nuova

09:38

 

Dep:

Verona Porta Nuova

09:45

REG

Arr:

Milano Centrale

11:35

 

Dep:

Milano Centrale

13:20

REG

Arr:

Domodossola

14:59

 

Dep:

Domodossola

15:58

IR

Arr:

Brig

16:33

 

Dep:

Brig

16:57

IR

Arr:

Lausanne

18:39

 

Arr:

OR Geneve

19:30

 













De-risk the connection in Verona by departing Venice at 07:10.

Geneva to Venice

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VENICE TO INNSBRUCK and MUNICH daily good to know

Save €14.50 in 2nd class and €20.90 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by EC Italy > Germany trains.

 

Dep:

Venezia S. Lucia

09:10

REG

Arr:

Verona Porta Nuova

10:38

 

Dep:

Verona Porta Nuova

11:50

REG

Arr:

Brennero

14:52

 

Dep:

Brennero

15:33

S-Bahn

Arr:

Innsbruck Hbf

16:13

 

Dep:

Innsbruck Hbf

16:40

EC

Arr:

Munchen Hbf

18:27

 











Munich to Venice

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VENICE TO VIENNA

Save €10 in 2nd class and €15 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by Railjet trains.

on Monday to Friday - option 1 good to know
 

Dep:

Venezia S. Lucia

05:01

REG

Arr:

Udine

06:51

 

Dep:

Udine

07:14

REX

Arr:

Villach Hbf

08:54

 

Dep:

Villach Hbf

09:14

RJ

Arr:

Wien Hbf

13:35

 








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on Monday to Friday option 2 good to know
 

Dep:

Venezia S. Lucia

14:13

REG

Arr:

Udine

16:28

 

Dep:

Udine

17:22

REX

Arr:

Villach Hbf

19:07

 

Dep:

Villach Hbf

19:14

RJ

Arr:

Wien Hbf

23:35

 








This journey option is a risk, as the tightly timed connection in Villach is into the final train of the day from Villach to Wien Hbf.

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 on Saturday and Sunday good to know
 

Dep:

Venezia S. Lucia

13:13

REG

Arr:

Udine

15:28

 

Dep:

Udine

17:22

REX

Arr:

Villach Hbf

19:07

 

Dep:

Villach Hbf

19:14

RJ

Arr:

Wien Hbf

23:35

 








Taking this routing at a weekend is is a risk, as the tightly timed connection in Villach is into the final train of the day from Villach to Wien Hbf.

Vienna to Venice

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VENICE TO ZURICH DAILY good to know

Save €11 in 2nd class and €13 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by EC Italy > Switzerland train.

 

Dep:

Venezia S. Lucia

08:10

REG

Arr:

Verona Porta Nuova

09:38

 

Dep:

Verona Porta Nuova

09:45

REG

Arr:

Milano Centrale

11:35

 

Dep:

Milano Centrale

13:43

REG

Arr:

Erstfeld

17:18

 

Dep:

Erstfeld

17:22

IR

Arr:

Arth-Goldau

17:53

 

Dep:

Arth-Goldau

17:58

IR

Arr:

Zurich HB

18:50

 












De-risk the connection in Verona by departing Venice at 07:10.

Zurich to Venice

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VIENNA TO VENICE Daily good to know

Save €10 in 2nd class and €15 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by Railjet trains.

 

Dep:

Wien Hbf

14:25

RJ

Arr:

Villach Hbf

18:56

 

Dep:

Villach Hbf

19:29

REX

Arr:

Udine

21:13

 

Dep:

Udine

22:09

REG

Arr:

Venezia S. Lucia

23:59

 








Venice to Vienna

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ZURICH TO MILAN and VERONA and VENICE daily
Good to know

Save €11 in 2nd class and €13 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by EC Switzerland > Italy trains and if you will be travelling on to Verona and Venice, you will also avoid the €10 reservation fees charged for rail pass users on the Frecce trains.

 

Dep:

Zurich HB

10:10

IR

Arr:

Erstfeld

11:40

 

Dep:

Erstfeld

11:43

IR

Arr:

Milano Centrale

15:17

 

Dep:

Milano Centrale

15:25

REG

Arr:

Verona Porta Nuova

17:15

 

Dep:

Verona Porta Nuova

17:22

REG

Arr:

Venezia S. Lucia

18:50

 










The connections in Milan and Verona are both tightly timed and can't be guaranteed, but if trains delays cause them to be missed, there will be later REG/RV trains heading on to Venezia/Venice.

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That route above via Erstfeld is stunningly beautiful but take this routing via Tirano and you'll get to experience the absolute best of the Swiss railways.
Good to know

 

Dep:

Zurich HB

10:07

ICE

Arr:

Chur

11:22

 

Dep:

Chur

11:58

RhB

Arr:

Samedan

13:45

 

Dep:

Samedan

13:48

RhB

Arr:

Pontresina

13:57

 

Dep:

Pontresina

14:08

RhB

Arr:

Tirano

16:23

 

Dep:

Tirano

17:08

REG

Arr:

Milano Centrale

19:40

 












Milan to Zurich

Venice to Zurich

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ZURICH and Basel TO PARIS

Save €21 in 2nd class and €54 in 1st class by avoiding the direct journey by TGV Lyria trains.

Monday to Friday good to know
 

Dep:

Zurich HB

12:34

IC

Arr:

Basel SBB

13:27

 

Dep:

Basel SBB

13:38

TER

Arr:

Mulhouse Ville

14:09

 

Dep:

Mulhouse Ville

15:42

TER

Arr:

Paris Est

20:25

 








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on Saturday and Sunday good to know
 

Dep:

Zurich HB

13:34

TGV

Arr:

Basel SBB

14:27

 

Dep:

Basel SBB

14:39

TER

Arr:

Mulhouse Ville

15:10

 

Dep:

Mulhouse Ville

15:42

TER

Arr:

Paris Est

20:25

 








In Zurich you will be boarding a train heading to Paris.

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on Sunday good to know
 

Dep:

Zurich HB

09:34

TGV

Arr:

Basel SBB

10:27

 

Dep:

Basel SBB

10:39

TER

Arr:

Mulhouse Ville

11:10

 

Dep:

Mulhouse Ville

12:35

TER

Arr:

Paris Est

17:17

 








In Zurich you will be boarding a train heading to Paris.

Paris to Zurich

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