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I'll be in Monaco next month and am interested in various one-day trips from there to southern France and Italy. Is it possible/less expensive to purchase rail tickets for Monaco from the US? Also might anyone suggest any good daytrips near Monaco?
I am sorry, I do not know too much about the Monaco region. The tourism board lists the following surroundings to visit:
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All trains stop at the Monaco/Monte-Carlo station. TGVs run to and from Paris (journey time 5.5 hours). NOTE: all high speed trains require seat reservations. Trains run to Milan, Genoa or Basel during the day. Overnight trains run to Strasbourg, Paris, Toulouse, Irun, Port-Bou, Milan, Venice, Pisa and Rome. Regional Express Trains which connect the towns on the Côte d’Azur.
If you are planning just day trips, with point to point travel, it is probably cheaper and easier to book at the Monaco train station. If you plan more extensive trips into neighboring countries, you might want to look into a Eurail Pass product. You can purchase a pass from one of the following sales agents: http://www.eurailgroup.org/Rail%20Passes/Where%20to%20buy%20Eurail%...
The Eurail Regional Pass is valid in 2 adjoining countries (or country combinations*). Validity options, ranging from 3 up to 10 days of travel within a 2-month period, vary according to each pass. You will need to do a bit of research on what pass would work best for you and discuss this with the sales agent of your choice. The following site has excellent info on rail travel in Europe. http://www.seat61.com/Railpass-and-Eurail-pass-guide.htm
Hope this was somewhat helpful.
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I'm not planning any trips to Monoco in near future but I do take trains in Europe so thnx for posting this info. I'll use it!
Glad you found it useful. You can always get in touch with any questions you have on traveling with a Eurail Pass.Brigitta
Many thanks for all of the replies. They are quite helpful!