Rail passes give you extensive rail travel within one country or depending on the pass, between multiple countries. They also allow you to make last minute travel plans as well as save money, offering travel discounts, benefits and bonuses. Eurail Global Pass Eurail Global Pass is the most (...)
Eurail Global Pass
Eurail Global Pass is the most flexible Eurail Pass, and best for people who want complete freedom on their travels. It gives you unlimited train travel to 28 countries in Europe, and you’ll be able to use the Eurostar, TGV trains, TGV Lyria, Thalys , AVE high speed trains with Renfe, Frecciarossa with Trenitalia, and the ICE trains to maximise your country intake. Plus you have a choice of flexible or consecutive travel days.
Eurail Select Pass
Eurail Select Pass is the Eurail pass is an excellent choice if you want to visit a few countries close to one another. You can visit two, three, four bordering countries (out of 24 European countries).
For example, you may want to take the TGV Lyria from Paris to Geneva and then travel to Germany to visit Berlin and Munich to Frankfurt on the ICE trains, and then down to Vienna and Salzburg, and finish off in Rome. You can do all this with the Eurail Select Pass.
OK, so you may just want to travel to one country. Here are a few examples of different passes:
Italy - Take a romantic trip to Venice and Rome and then explore the Tuscan countryside in Italy with Trenitalia and the Frecciarossa high speed trains - the Eurail Italy Pass will be perfect for you.
UK - Travel around the UK and Scotland, and we can get you great deals on the Britrail Pass and the Britrail Central Scotland pass.
France - Get to know the real France with the freedom of the France Rail Pass.
Switzerland - Hop on an off, with the Swiss Pass, and explore the mountains, lakes and cities.
You may want to visit more than one country on your trip. We have the double country passes, like Denmark and Germany, or the European East pass, where you can see the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary, or the Balkan Flexi Pass which gives you the freedom to visit seven countries in one month - Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Romania and Turkey.
Wherever you want to go in Europe, we have a rail pass for you, which will make your journey by train faster, easier and more enjoyable.
Remember, even with a pass, it is best to reserve a seat and you can do that exclusively with us, online.
How does it work?
Rail Passes in 3 steps
1. Pick the right rail pass
Rail passes are available in 1, 2, 3 or 4 country combinations for extensive travel on the national rail networks. Going for an extended trip? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering rail travel in 28 different countries.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service, First or Second, selected and the number of rail travel days.
2. Reserve your seats
Travelling on local and regional trains allows you to explore at will. Simply board with your rail pass and choose any open seat. Reservations are required on most high speed, overnight, scenic, and international trains. We recommend always checking your desired journey for any specific seat reservation requirements.
3. Activate and travel
Your rail pass requires that you activate it by getting it stamped at the ticket window at the departure station on the day of your first train journey. Once activated, you are all set and ready to explore.
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Rail Passes vs. Train Tickets
|Rail passes||Train Tickets|
|Best for discovering more than 3 cities|
|Children usually travel free|
|Often includes travel bonuses|
|Seat reservations included for most trains|
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