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Advice on how many days of either continuos or flexible france rail pass should i buy ?

Hello Sir or madam, to whom it may concern ;

Good day ! My name is Grace from Singapore. going to europe free and easy coming autumn. please advice me which france rail pass is much suitable for me base on my itenery description, thank you ~

I'll take domestic night flight on 20th september from paris CDG airport fly to NICE for 4 night.

21st wednesday to 24th saturday, places i will be going around Nice are , Nice, Cannes, Menton, Monaco , Saint paul de vence, Eze. I'm not sure any of these places can be use rail pass if i travel by train from one place to another ? either TGV or normal or express train ?

24th saturday afternoon i will need to take train from NICE to AVIGNON CENTRE, i guess TGV ?

stay 2 night at Avignon, 25th sunday i joined one day provence day tour. won;t be taking train that day

Follow by 26th monday i will need to take train from AVIGNON CENTRE to AVIGNON TGV train station, take TGV i guess ? to COLMAR. during the 3 night stay in COLMAR, i will be going to RIGUEWIHR, RIBEAUVILE, EGUISHEIM, KAYSERSBERG, maybe also MULHOUSE. I'M not sure any of these places can be use rail pass if i travel by train from one place to another ? either TGV or normal or express train ?

29th september from COLMAR will take train to STRASBOURG. As i need to take train from STRASBOURG to GERMANY FUSSEN train station . i know there won;t be direct train, how many train need to change in the midst of journey , possible fastest and arrive in the shortest time ?

But i know France rail pass only covered from Strasbourg to Stuggard ? so my Rail pass can be cover till Stuggard ?

Basically, i Will start to Use train from date 21st september wednesday untill 29th thursday from Strasbourg to Fussen. I guess as so far i study , i able to take TGV train from NICE to AVIGNON, AVIGNON to COLMAR , STRASBOURG to STUGGARD or all the way to fussen ? OR STRASBOURG take direct train to MUNICH with TGV, from munich take train again to Fussen ? I'm don't know ~~~~

Dear Sir and Madam, how would you suggest me on how many days of either continuos or flexible france rail pass should i buy ? Because it seems the chance i take TGV train isn't continuos days. for example Nice to Cannes, Nice to menton, orColmar to Mulhouse , Colmar to strasbourg. is it worth better i buying individual train ticket per every trip when i'm there? or using the rail pass even though the places in between doesn't have TGV. is just a short distance with express or normal or rapid train ?

The france rail pass, terms and conditions application saying that , booking period : until 29 april 2016. Travel period ; up to 11 months from issuance date. what does it mean ?

meaning if i buy now before date 29 april through singapore online able to enjoy 20 % discount ? four person going togather. But what is from issuance date ? the date i buy france pass online ?

As i need to bring france rail pass to the ticket office upon my arrival to activate my rail pass at france ticket office before i start to use right ? how to i define up to 11 months from issuance date ?

Thank you for your reply !!!

Official Answer
photo Travel Expert
Rail Europe Posted 3 years ago

Hello Grace Lim,

Thanks for the question.

As you are traveling extensively in France, it is best to purchase France Rail Pass for your travel.

As your first travel date by train is on 21st September and your last travel date is on 29th September, it is best to purchase 8 days within 1 month as you will not be traveling by train on 25th September.

For your travel from 21st September to 24th September, there are direct regional trains to Nice Cannes – Menton - Monaco – Cagnes sur mer - Eze.

Kindly note that you do not have to make seat reservations on Regional trains as you can travel with your pass.

Since there are no train connections to Saint Paul de Vence, the closest train station is Cagnes sur mer.

For your travel from Nice to Avignon Center you can follow the below route :

- Nice to Avignon Centre with 1 connection at Avignon TGV – TGV and TER trains.

You can follow the below route for your travel from Avignon Centre to Avignon TGV.

- Avignon Centre to Avignon TGV – TER train.

You can follow the below route for your travel from Avignon TGV to Colmar.

- Avignon TGV to Colmar with 1 connection at Strasbourg – TGV trains.

There are no train connections to Riguewihr, Ribeauvile, Eguisheim and Kaysersberg for which you will have to travel by public transport. There are train connections to Mulhouse.

You can follow the below route for your travel from Colmar – Strasbourg.

- Colmar to Strasbourg – TER train.

For your travel in Germany, you will have to purchase point to point ticket for your sector.

If you wish to travel from Strasbourg to Fussen you can book and travel as follows :

- Strasbourg to Fussen with 2 connections at Stuttgart and Augsburg – France Germany High Speed, ICE and Regional trains.

If you wish to travel from Strasbourg to Stuttgart you can book and travel as follows :

- Strasbourg to Stuttgart - France Germany High Speed train.

If you wish to travel to Strasbourg - Munich – Fussen you can book and travel as follows :

- Strasbourg to Munich with 1 connection at Stuttgart - France Germany High Speed and Eurocities train.

- Munich to Fussen – Regional train.

The Special Offer on France Rail Pass states that if you purchase the pass before 29th April 2016 you will benefit from 20% off your pass.

Issuance date is the date your pass gets invoiced after booking and processing the payments successfully. As per the Terms and conditions of the pass, your travel period is upto 11 months from the issuance date.

You will have to validate your pass at the train station prior to your first travel with the pass.

To purchase France Rail Pass click “Here”.

Keep in mind that seat reservations would be mandatory for all High-Speed, Night, Scenic and Border Crossing trains. But, you will avail pass holder/discounted fares for these journeys with the pass.

In order to book seat reservations, please visit our website.

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on “Seat Reservations” & 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.

Please click in the “Fare Details” tab to view details regarding the type of fare, type of seat, whether a reservation is included or not and the After Sales Policy.

Kindly note that there is some issue with Seat Reservations for France Rail Pass on the website. If you are unable to make seat reservations on the website kindly let us know and our team will make an offline booking for you.

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. You need to select the fare which is preferable to you and then add it to Cart. Once added, you need to mention the names of the passengers to make the payment on the next page.

Hope this helps!!!

Best Regards,

Leora, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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