Eurail Global Pass

From AU$ 431 Eurail

Enjoy up to 5 free extra travel days!
Book before 28/09/2016 and benefit from up to 5 additional days of travel!
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Key features

  • Unlimited travel in 28 countries.
  • The only rail pass to visit all of Europe.
  • Discount for families or groups of 2-5 people with the Saver Pass.
  • Children up to 11 travel for free. More details
  • Youth (12 - 25) discounts available
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Overview

The Eurail Global Pass is the most complete rail pass to visit Europe. With your Global Pass you can visit up to 28 countries, which are listed below:

AustriaBelgiumBulgariaBosnia and Herzegovina
Czech RepublicCroatiaDenmarkFrance
FinlandHungaryGermanyGreece
IrelandItalyLuxembourgMontenegro
NetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugal
RomaniaSerbiaSlovakiaSlovenia
SpainSwedenSwitzerlandTurkey

Travel where you please whenever you want! Take as many trains as you like, there is no limit on the distance you can travel in a day. The Eurail Global Pass, to put it simply, offers unlimited travel at a fixed price!

Hop on hop off trains to visit any place you want. The Eurail Global Pass gives you access to all trains, but remember that premium trains require a seat reservation. The Things to know section explains everything you need to know about seat reservations.

Enjoy the bonuses which are included in the Eurail Global Pass. You will get discounted fares for selected hotels, reduced museum fares, free ferry trips and more. You will also receive a free Eurail travel pack (Travel map and user guide).

The Eurail Global Pass is the key to have a hassle-free trip in Europe.

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The Eurail Global Pass is certainly the most convenient solution to travel extensively on board trains in Europe. The Eurail Global Pass will offer you unlimited rail travel in more than 25 European countries, giving you the opportunity to visit main cities such as Paris, Rome, Berlin, Munich, Barcelona or Amsterdam.

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Get a Eurail Pass and travel extensively by train in Europe. You’ll be able to visit more than 20 countries, visit all major cities and discover every charming little towns. When travelling with your family or friends, you’ll even get a discount with the Saver pass option.

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Things to know

Who can buy a rail pass?

Any person living in a non-European country can use the Eurail Global Pass. Please note that residents of Russia and Turkey are not eligible.

Seat reservation

To travel on board high speed and night trains, you need to book a seat reservation.

Seat reservations are compulsory on most premium trains and are a guarantee to get a seat or a sleeping berth. As a pass holder, you will only be charged a fraction of the usual standard fare.

In most cases, you can reserve your seat up to 90 days in advance. Don’t wait too long to book your seat. They are limited!
Book a seat reservation with Rail Europe.

Our tip:
As an alternative to high speed and night trains, you can travel on board regional trains. Most don’t require a seat reservation when you have a rail pass so you won’t have to pay any extra charge. Just sit back and relax!

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What is a Saver Pass?

A Saver Pass is a single pass listing the names of all people travelling together. It is offered to families or groups of 2 to 5 people.

  • Adults usually get a 15% discount with a Saver Pass.
  • Remember, children can travel for free with an adult. See conditions below.

Child concessions

Children under 4 travel for free. Do not include them in your booking as they don’t need a rail pass. However if you want them to have a guaranteed seat on board high speed trains or a bed on board night trains, you must make a reservation before travelling.

Children from 4 to 11 travel for free. As a rail pass will still be issued for them, please make sure you include them in your booking. For guaranteed seats on board high speed and night trains, please remember to book a seat for you and your children.

How to use a rail pass?

It is required that you start using your rail pass within 11 months of the date of purchase.

To use your rail pass for the first time, you have to go to any train station in Europe. A railway official will write down your passport number on the rail pass and stamp it. Don’t forget to write down the date of travel on your rail pass. You should also record your trip in the Travel Report on the cover of your rail pass.
Please ensure that all the above information is reflected on your rail pass. An unstamped rail pass or incomplete travel information can lead to a fine and payment of a full fare ticket.

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Eurail Global Pass

Travel day

A travel day starts from midnight and ends at midnight the next day. It lasts 24 hours. During that period, you can take as many trains as you want.

Our tip:
You can get a free travel day with the 7 PM rule when the four conditions below are met:

  • Your rail pass should be activated by a rail official.
  • You must travel on board a night train which departs after 7 pm, and this trip should be the first one you are taking during that day.
  • You must reach your destination no later than 4 am on the following day.
  • The arrival date must be within the validity of your rail pass.
When all conditions are met, you just have to write down the arrival date on your rail pass instead of the departure date. Thus you save a day of travel.

Validity

The validity is the number of travel days of a rail pass.

You can choose between flexible and consecutive validities.

Flexible validities allow you to choose which days you want to travel within the period covered by your rail pass.
E.g. For a rail pass with a validity of 5 days within 1 month. If you activate your rail pass on the 1st of the month, you can travel on the 3rd, 4th, 7th, 12th and 30th of this month.

Consecutive validities give you unlimited travel during consecutive days.
E.g. For a rail pass with a validity of 3 days continuous. By activating your rail pass on the 1st of the month, you can use it until the 3rd.

Rail pass benefits

Most rail passes include discounts and bonuses. Save money and make the most of your trip with your rail pass.
When available you will get hotel discounts, free entrance to museums, discounted boat trips and more.

Get your free travel pack (including a user guide and a detailed rail map) when you book a Eurail Pass with Rail Europe.

Benefits by country available with a Eurail Pass:

Benefits in Austria

Benefits in Greece

Benefits in Portugal

Benefits in Benelux

Benefits in Hungary

Benefits in Romania

Benefits in Denmark

Benefits in Ireland

Benefits in Slovakia

Benefits in Finland

Benefits in Italy

Benefits in Spain

Benefits in France

Benefits in Netherlands

Benefits in Sweden

Benefits in Germany

Benefits in Norway

Benefits in Switzerland

Interactive Rail Map

The Interactive Travel Map will allow you to plan your trip easily in Europe. Type-in your itinerary or choose it directly from the map. You can even provide your travel dates to view trains and fares related to your itinerary.

Use your Eurail Global Pass to visit the countries below:

AustriaBelgiumBulgariaBosnia and Herzegovina
Czech RepublicCroatiaDenmarkFrance
FinlandHungaryGermanyGreece
IrelandItalyLuxembourgMontenegro
NetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugal
RomaniaSerbiaSlovakiaSlovenia
SpainSwedenSwitzerlandTurkey
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F.A.Q

  • Q. What are the differences between Eurail Global Pass and Eurail Select Pass?

  • Q. If I'm traveling through a country not included on Eurail Select Pass, can I add that country to the pass?

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  • "Paris-Brussels review"    
    overall a good trip, safe, easy and convenient.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "First Europe trip"    
    It has been the most memorable time of my / our life as we made a trip first time to Europe. The Euro rail was just perfect for our journey as we planned throughout 16 countries. Vey glad that we chose Eurail over flights.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "fantastic value"    
    We used our rail passes all over Europe and visited 18 cities. it was convenient, and easy even with the language barrier. booking the train then the hotel was the way to go.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Europe travel"    
    I found the Eurail Global Pass a great way to travel. It was very convenient and I didn't have any issues overall. The only negative is the fact it states that once the trip was completed the `pass folder` could be returned for a gift reward. I did this and have had no response. This is most disappointing.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Eurail Passes"    
    The train travel is fine. The convoluted eurail pass and recommended train booking site (raileurope.com) is very average. You cannot book a train anytime less than a week. Very poor. So I never used this site. I eventually just boarded a train with no booking, and never had a problem. Reservation fees were also a joke in some cases.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Best Decision EVER !"    
    purchasing the eurail pass for our trip around Europe was the best decision we could have made ; it was so convenient and we saved so much money on our routes by having this pass. we had no issues at all with using it, definitely recommend this to anyone who is thinking of traveling via trains, ferries and buses in Europe. you cant go wrong. We hadnt pre-booked any tickets before hand and there were only a few instances where we werent able to get the tickets we were wanting and had to choose a different destination, perfect for those travelers who arent following a specific itinerary.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great trip"    
    Worked well. Sometimes a bit confusing about the need for seat reservations.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "France, Italy, Austria"    
    We used our rail pass everywhere! 120 trips in 80 days! Some were short trips from a central town e.g 4 days travelling to the Cinque Terra towns from La Spezia; others were long trips between cities or towns. We found good (sometimes great) accomodation close (    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Heaven is a Eurail Pass"    
    My third Eural trip in eighteen months. Last time I went by train from Milan to Narvik in Arctic Norway. This time bak and forth in Germany and Austria, then to Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Why do I love it (having been holidaying on Eurail for over thirty years? Luxury trains, speed, stations with far better facilities than airports, ability to change plans, follow something that suddenly excites interest, see countryside up close and often where no road goes. Highlight this time - the Oslo to Bergen six hours of mountains and snow, plunging fiords and waterfalls, all with a hot chocolate dispensing machine in the 1st class carriage!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Best way to travel"    
    Travelling by train in Norway, then from Norway to Netherlands was the best way to travel if you have the time. It is worth the extra to have First Class and reservations. We travelled by day to see the countries. We definitely saved by having a Eurail Global Pass    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Nice Fist Train trip"    
    Love this train trip, it was quick, on time and comfortable.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Euro trip Germany "    
    I love my trip thanks a lot Eurial Global Pass  
  • "Just a terrific way to tour"    
    We travelled considerable distances in a relaxed and comfortable manner. Trains were on time and clean and having a wagon with wifi was a bonus.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Way to go by rail"    
    Europe by rail is very convenient, especially if, like me you book hotels near railway stations. For a few dollars more go the first class way. Trains are quick, comfortable and (usually) reliable. One broke down outside Budapest and led me to miss my Belgrade connection to Sofia. The one problem with Rail Europe that I have already mentioned before the trip is in the reservations. After I purchased my rail pass, I could not reserve seats on specific journeys in Europe. Practically it didn't prove much of a problem, but annoyed me at the time. Consequently, on future trips I will use Rail Plus, which does allow this facility. Also, my ticket on the channel tunnel (Eurostar) never materialised - my fault? - so I had to purchase another over in London. So, for would-be European travellers, go by rail!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "15 day Eurail Pass over 2 mths"    
    Convenient to have bookings made ahead of time and organised in Australia. Once in EU at times it was more convenient to make use of local transit deals or point to point tickets. Consequently only a portion of the pass was used. Booking months in advanced saved money and helped build our itinerary. However these savings were also eaten up the insurance and courier fees for the pass or subsequent ticket(s) delivery.    Value for money  Convenience
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