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Have France rail pass, but need one trip to Brussells

Geelong, Australia
posts: 38
reviews: 23
Have France rail pass, but need one trip to Brussells

I am going to buy a french rail pass before I leave Australia. This will cover me for the 4 days on trains in France. I wanted to go to Bruges, one way, how can you get your ticket extended from the border to Bruges..

Sydney, Australia
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reviews: 24
1. Re: Have France rail pass, but need one trip to Brussells

a France pass is not a good idea, search this forum and you will find the reasons why.

For a summary of the issues, look at "Railpasses for France, a warning..." paragraph in

www.seat61.com/France-trains.htm#.Ue949axBEgI

Geelong, Australia
posts: 38
reviews: 23
2. Re: Have France rail pass, but need one trip to Brussells

Thanks for the hint, I did a test and booked all rail 90 days ahead and came out 70 euros better off

Bucks
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3. Re: Have France rail pass, but need one trip to Brussells

Forget your pass!

Go online NOW and book a ticket from Paris to Brussels from €35, in fact at www.b-europe.com you can book through to Bruges using Thalys Any Belgian Station fare.

Geelong, Australia
posts: 38
reviews: 23
4. Re: Have France rail pass, but need one trip to Brussells

Thank you for replying, I have spent so much time on your website I feel I know you:)

We are not going until next year but I will take note of your suggestions.

The 3 rail trips we are planning are:

Paris to Monets garden

Paris to Bruges

Beziers back to Paris

Albufeira, Portugal
Destination Expert
for Algarve, Faro
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5. Re: Have France rail pass, but need one trip to Brussells

The Paris - Bruges and Beziers - Paris tickets can be booked on line as suggested above, Any railpass will not include the compulsory reservations, so once you know your dates get going to the relevant train company websites!

Monet's garden is in Giverny, nearest station Vernon. Reservation is not required for trains on that route but you might save some money by buying tickets in advance.

Edited: 2:28 pm, July 24, 2013
Geelong, Australia
posts: 38
reviews: 23
6. Re: Have France rail pass, but need one trip to Brussells

Thank you for your assistance, much appreciated.

We were going by train from Bruges to Beziers but Ryanair got the nod there because the of price and time.

7. Re: Have France rail pass, but need one trip to Brussells

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