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2 persons,over 60yrs, by train from Zurich to Cahors (Fr) on 9 Sep; and Cahors to Florence on 19 Sep

My wife (Swiss citizen) and I (South African) both over 65 wish to travel by train from Zurich airport to Cahors (France) on 9 Sept; and from Cahors to Florence on 19/20 Sept. What is our best option?

Later we need to travel from Florence to Zurich airport on 6 October. Can these trips be included in one railpass, or will it be less expensive to buy a separate ticket/pass for the last leg?

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Rail Europe Posted 5 years ago

Hello Peter,

Thanks for your question.

Please note that a rail pass allows you to travel extensively within the countries you have chosen. If you plan only 2 - 3 train journeys during your stay in Europe, point to point tickets will certainly be cheaper than a rail pass and ensure you save money.

You can travel as follows :-

- Zurich Airport to Cahors via Zurich HB and Paris - Eurocites, TGV Lyria and Corail Teoz trains.

- Cahors to Florence via Paris and Torino - Night Train Comfort, TGV France-Italy and Frecciarossa trains.

- Florence to Zurich via Milan - Frecciarossa and Cisalpino trains.

Please note that your travel sectors can be booked only 3 months in advance. Hence try booking closer to your departure dates.

In order to book tickets, please visit our website.

You would need to feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares.

Hope this helps!!!

Priyanka, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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Priyanka, thank you for this helpful reply. Accepting that bookings can only be made 3 months in advance, can you give me some typical times and connections for our Zurich airport - Paris - Cohors trip on a Tuesday in summer? This will help my planning.

Many thanks

Peter

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Hello Peter,

Thanks for your reply.

You can travel as follows :-

- Zurich Airport to Cahors via Zurich HB and Paris - Eurocites, TGV Lyria and Corail Teoz trains.

Hope this helps!!!

Priyanka, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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