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Nice to Cinque Terre (Monterosso) by Eurail
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I am headed from Nice to Cinque terre (preferably Monterosso) but am having trouble finding a train there. We are doing the Eurail pass obviously, and I was looking at their 2012 schedule and can’t seem to figure out the best way to get there.

I’ve heard you will probably need a transfer in Ventimiglia or Genoa and then take a regional train at some point to actually get TO Monterosso but I can’t make a connection. Has anyone done Nice – Monterosso, and if so, can you please tell me how!

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You’ve basically got it. You change in Ventimiglia and Genoa, then grab the regional train to Monterosso. I found it just by typing in Nice to Monterosso on the D-bahn site:

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Ok great, thank you!

I think we might actually end up camping, so I’ll probably end up at a Levanto campsite instead of Montessoro…. quick change of mind haha

I haven’t actually bought my eurail pass yet and I don’t really understand how it works. I don’t know which trains are covered under the pass. If it doesn’t show the regional train schedules, does that mean it isn’t included in the pass????

Thanks so much.

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Most direct is the single connection at Ventimiglia.

Fastest (over an hour faster) is two connections at Ventimiglia and Genova.

http://reiseauskunft…?

All trains (in the countries you choose to cover) will be covered by a eurail pass. What isn’t covered is reservations — if you choose to take a train that requires a reservation. Local and Regional trains don’t require reservations, so are “fully” covered.

I’m not sure what you mean by “it” in terms of showing train schedules. Most of the travel agency websites (raileurope.com, eurail.com, railpass.com) that sell Eurail passes only show abbreviated schedules — a VERY small percentage of the full schedule which is over 800 pages of very fine print. Use the above link to the German rail company website for more complete schedules. Sometimes there are so many trains on a route that even on the German site you have to click “all without ICE’” or even “only local transportation” to filter out enough of the express trains to show all of the local and regional trains.

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Oh I was referring to the schedule on Eurail.com!

I think I’ll try for the fastest route, despite the two connections. Thanks a lot for letting me know!

Great to know what absolutely all trains in my countries will be covered. Thank you very much to both of you, that makes it a lot easier to figure things out.

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There are a couple of situations not covered by a railpass. Eurostar, the chunnel train, isn’t covered. That’s an “oops” on my part as I didn’t notice the London/Paris leg in this post. There are also a handful of privately owned scenic railways (almost all in Switzerland) that aren’t covered.