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Train travel in Europe: things you need to know
Australians are lucky. Not only do you have an amazingly beautiful and diverse country, but you are also an inquisitive bunch, who loves to experience new cultures, and travel far and wide to explore them.
This is why Rail Europe is perfect for your European trip. We can give you access to over 15,000 destinations around Europe and find you the best deals for all of the big train operators in Europe, such as Eurostar, Thalys, TGV, the Spanish Renfe, Trenitalia and NTV.
Where can I go?
We can help you reach 15,000 destinations in Europe, but a popular way to see the sights is to get one of our Rail Passes. These give you a wonderful overview of Europe. The most flexible pass we have is the Eurail Global Pass and this will help you to travel to 28 countries all over Europe over three months without any hassle. You can even travel in First Class to really experience Europe’s finest. Imagine seeing Finland, Croatia, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and France on one fantastic trip.
With a Eurail Global Pass you can, and it also gives you discounts and money off activities and hotels along the way. The Eurail Global Pass means you can get on the Thalys train in Paris and travel to Amsterdam. Then you may want to see Germany – no problem the Eurail Global Pass means you can jump on the train to Berlin. Once in Berlin you may meet someone who tells you about Scandinavia and the wonderful interior design shops in Denmark and Sweden. The Eurail Global Pass will take you there. You don’t have to mess about with tickets; you just jump on the train and go!
Tickets and Passes
If you are taking the train just once or twice, perhaps on the Eurostar from London to Paris, or from Paris to Amsterdam on the Thalys train, then individual point to point tickets are best, but as you will be travelling a long way to get to Europe, you’ll probably be making quite a few journeys by train to get the most out of your trip. In this case we have some great Rail Passes, which give more flexibility and will save you money.
Our Eurail Passes are perfect for Australians as they have been designed just for people who have permanent residency outside Europe, The Russian Federation and Turkey, so it is well worth checking out the benefits.
We have single country passes so if you are travelling from Milan to Pisa to Venice - then our Eurail Italy Pass will be the best option, and you can check out the Trenitalia schedule and book the perfect trip. But we also have other passes, so you can visit a group of countries, for example with our Eurail France-Italy or Eurail Benelux-Germany Pass.
The Eurail Select Pass means you have unlimited travel through three, four or five bordering countries, such as Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France and Belgium, and you can use the different country train operators without any hassle.
Our Eurail Global Pass offers unlimited train travel throughout 28 countries and allows you to travel from 15 consecutive days up to three months in any order you like. These passes also offer discounts for activities and restaurants in the cities you visit.
This year over 1.7 million travellers will make an amazing journey with Rail Europe and we can make it happen for you. Your journey begins here. Enjoy!