TGV from Nice to Paris

Old Jan 18th, 2006, 01:52 PM
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TGV from Nice to Paris

How long is the trip from Nice to Paris and is it free with our France/Italy Rail Pass ?
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Old Jan 18th, 2006, 02:13 PM
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You can check schedules on www.bahn.de or www.sncf.fr. TGVs are covered by a rail pass, but you need to reserve a seat which costs a nominal amount. There is also an overnight train; with the rail pass, you just pay for the sleeping berth.
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Old Jan 18th, 2006, 03:46 PM
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From Nice to paris takes about 6 hours.
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Old Jan 19th, 2006, 08:04 AM
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Hi m,

Are you sure you need a Railpass?

Have you entered your itinerary at www.railsaver.com and clicked "only if it saves money"?

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There are other benefits to a railpass than "only if it saves money"

---the need in most countries to just hop on the train (not so in Italy and France alas)
---taking train rides you never would have taken with point-point ticket - for example i take a train to Interlaken and when i get there the sun is out and warm so i hop the Lake Thun boats for a float around the lake - free with my pass but which i probably wouldn't have paid the $30 or so for

---the ability to take alternative routes - longer routes if need be in case you can't get on a train on the more direct route - i'm thinking of night trains here - several times i've taken much longer routes than expected - for example once in Nice the Paris night train was full so i took a Nice-Metz night train then in the morning a day train to Paris- much longer route.

So it's not always "only if it saves me money" in my opinion.
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Old Jan 19th, 2006, 09:08 AM
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That said, many people overbuy on railpasses - especially folks that know their exact itinerary and are only taking a few train trips.
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