Why buy a rail pass?
Rail Passes are an excellent value if you want flexibility, if you plan to travel extensively throughout one or several countries, or if you plan to cover long distances during your travels. Passes provide access to most rail routes and allow hassle-free travel since you won't have to wait in lines at the train station to get tickets. In some cases, you will still have to make reservations or pay supplements, but many routes allot for unlimited pass use without requiring any extra fees. You can explore all available options on our sister website, RailPass.com.
Explore Europe with a Eurail pass
The Eurail pass is the result of special cooperation between 28 European railways in order to offer discounted rail travel to non-European residents. Eurail passes are exceptional value for passengers who wish to travel in one or several European countries.
There are multiple pass options to choose from - for example: a Eurail Global Pass that covers all 28 countries, a pass that covers four bordering countries, or regional passes that can cover one, two, or three countries.
Passholders can travel in both first and second classes. Discounts are available for youth travelers and small saver groups of two to five passengers. Eurail passes are flexible — you can choose how many travel days you will need your pass for.
Unfortunately Eurail Passes are not valid for residents of Europe, the Russian Federation and Turkey. For residents of these countries, see our InterRail passes.
Eurail pass features include:
- Unlimited rail travel in one or more specific countries
- 3, 4, 5, 8 or 10 days within a 1 or 2-month period
- Free travel for children aged 4 to 11 (one child with each paying adult)
- Saver passes for smaller groups of 2 to 5 people traveling together
- Discounted fares for passengers under 26 years of age (see Youth), when traveling in 2nd class
- Bonuses include free or reduced transportation on private railroads, national or international ferry crossings and buses, as well as discounts on hotels, automobile rentals, museums and other attractions
- Some trains in France and Italy require advance reservations
Here are some of the most popular passes on our sister website, RailPass.com: