France Spain Italy trip


We would like help planning our trip in October

Rome to Sorrento


Paris to Sarlat

Sarlat to Carcassonne

Carcassonne to BVarcelon


Barcelona to Madrid

Would like to know how many train changes, times and wheher to buy point to point or pass

There are 3 seniors travelling together

Official Answer
photo Travel Expert
Rail Europe Posted 5 years ago

Hello Denise,

Thanks for your question.

You would have to travel as follows:

- Rome to Naples Frecciarossa / Italo / Intercity train

- Naples to Sorrento (Return) – You would have to book locally

- Naples to Paris via Milan – Frecciarossa and TGV France-Italy /Euronight train

- Paris to Sarlat via Bordeaux or LibourneTGV and TER trains

- Sarlat to Carcassonne via Agen – TER and Corail Teoz trains

I suggest that you purchase a Eurail France- Italy Pass. With a Eurail France- Italy Pass you can avail of unlimited travel on the national rail networks of France and Italy.

Reservations are mandatory on high-speed trains, night trains, scenic trains and border crossing trains.

With a Pass the seat reservations will be offered at discounted fares (Pass holder fares). The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "book a compulsory seat reservation when using your rail pass.

However for your travel to Spain, you would have to purchase point to point tickets as follows:

- Carcassonne to Barcelona - France-Spain High Speed train

- Barcelona to MadridAVE train

In order to book tickets, please visit our website http://www.raileurope.com.au

Hope this helps.


Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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