The public transit authority for Paris, RATP, has a great route planner tool on their website.Central Paris is compact, allowing you to quickly travel from one attraction to the next by Metro, RER, bus or tram.The best way to travel between French town & cities is by train, in comfort at ground level.France's world-famous TGV travels at up to 199 mph, from city centre to city centre, and if you pre-book direct with the operator you can find some really cheap fares, too.Solution: If your whole journey is on a regional train, for example Pisa to Florence, you can see how much it costs by re-running the enquiry for a date within the next 7 days. Then simply buy at the station on the day, or if you like buy online less less than 7 days before departure.If only part of the journey is on a regional train and the other part on a long-distance train (for example Rome to Siena), split the booking and just book the long-distance part (in this case Rome to Florence) on which reservation is compulsory and cheap fares are available if you pre-book, then simply buy the regional part (in this case Florence to Siena) at the station, no reservation necessary or even possible. Problem: It says my arrival and/or departure station is invalid. Problem: I want a sleeper and it says 'Double seat compartment'. That's because you need to travel to Naples Centrale with Trenitalia, then switch to a local private railway, the Circumvesuviana, Problem: I have to register but haven't got an Italian address.No Long Check-In and Security Lines: There are no lengthy check-in procedures for train travel, and there is no need to go through any security screening.
Further problem: There isn't a 'Non Registered User' option!
Your pass comes printed with an issue date (usually the day you bought it) and in most cases must be activated within 11 months.
For example, if January 24 is stamped on your rail pass as the issue date, you must start the pass by December 23.
Sections Of This Guide Eurail Passes are a whole different story — Click here to visit the Eurail Pass information page.
Arrive Right in the Center of Town: Unlike airports, European train stations are located right in the middle of town.