Eurail Global Pass


From AU$ 595

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Overview

  • Destinations: unlimited travel on the national rail networks of 24 European countries.
  • Seat reservation: Not included in the pass. Must be booked separately.

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Validity Class
Adult Child Children up to 4 travel free and those aged under 12 get a discount. Senior Senior travellers aged 60 or over get a discount. Youth Travellers aged 12 to 25 get a discount.
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Eurail Global Pass

Travel days The travel days indicate how often you can use a railpass.

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Adult

1 to 10 pax

Child Children up to 4 travel free and those aged under 12 get a discount.

1 to 10 pax

Senior Senior travellers aged 60 or over get a discount.

1 to 10 pax

Youth Travellers aged 12 to 25 get a discount.

1 to 10 pax

15 days (continuous) $ 881 749 n/a n/a 443 377.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 574 n/a
21 days (continuous) $ 1,134 964.5 n/a n/a 570 485 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 740 n/a
1 month (continuous) $ 1,397 1,188.5 n/a n/a 701 596.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 909 n/a
2 months (continuous) $ 1,968 1,673 n/a n/a 987 839 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1,282 n/a
3 months (continuous) $ 2,428 2,064 n/a n/a 1,216 1,034.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1,580 n/a
10 days (within 2 months) $ 1,038 882.5 n/a n/a 521 443 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 676 n/a
15 days (within 2 months) $ 1,361 1,157 n/a n/a 682 581 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 886 n/a

Delivery fees: 6 AU$ by Post or 14 AU$ by Courier for paper tickets and rail passes.
Booking fees: 10 AU$ for all passes excl. Eurail. 6 AU$ for Eurostar and tickets with no seat reservation.

Pass details

Travelling with a Eurail Global Pass is the best way to travel by train across Europe.

The Eurail Global Pass allows passengers unlimited travel on a huge network of high speed and local trains in 24 European countries.

From Germany to Italy, Denmark and Sweden, Spain and Portugal, Croatia, Slovenia and Hungary, France and Switzerland and more, the Eurail Global Pass gives travellers the opportunity to discover Europe and its incredible different cultures, traditions and natural wonders.

Rail Europe also offers pass holders some great discounts on fares, with special offers to help travellers make the most of their time in each destination as well as on other international trains.

Who can get

Any person living in a non-European country for more than 6 months can use the Eurail Global Pass. Please note that residents of Russia and Turkey are not eligible to use it.

How to use

Validation
  • Passes must be validated within 6 months of issuing date by a railway official in one of the countries mentioned on the rail pass (station’s desk) who also fills in the passport number.
  • Passes must be validated prior to boarding 1st train (All parties must be present when validating a Saverpass).
  • The date of travel has to be entered in the correct way before boarding the first train, by the traveller, in the corresponding box of the calendar.
Each time before boarding a train, bus or boat, it is important that passengers record their trip in the Travel Report on the Pass cover (in blue or black ink). If passengers travel without having entered the trip in the Travel Report, they risk a fine and payment of a full fare ticket.

7:00 pm rule
The 7PM rule allows you to benefit from a free travel day. Make sure that the following conditions are respected:
  • Your pass should be activated
  • You should not have travelled by train prior to your boarding on the departure day
  • Board a night train after 7:00 pm
  • Arrive at your destination after 4:00 am on the next day
  • The arrival date should be within the validity of the pass
If the conditions are respected, then you only have to write the arrival date on your pass.
If the conditions are not respected, then you have to enter the departure and arrival dates on your pass.

How to activate your pass?

You must activate or validate your rail pass at the train station. A railway staff will write down the first and last day of validity on your pass and will stamp it. This procedure must be done before using your rail pass.Click on the link to view the features that are necessary to activate a Flexi Pass / Continuous Pass .
Eurail Global Pass
Eurail Global Pass

Bonuses

Benefit from bonuses in selected countries and tailor-make your tour in Europe. Hotels discount, reduced boat crossing, buses, museums... your Eurail Pass allows you a wide range of negotiated offers in 17 countries in Europe so that you will fully enjoy the journey!

Travel bonuses may necessitate usage of a travel day.
For a full list of bonuses click below on each country characteristics:

Austria BonusesGreece BonusesPortugal Bonuses
Benelux*BonusesHungary BonusesRomania Bonuses
Denmark BonusesIreland*BonusesSlovakia Bonuses
Finland BonusesItaly BonusesSpain Bonuses
France BonusesNetherlands BonusesSweden Bonuses
Germany BonusesNorway BonusesSwitzerland Bonuses

*Ireland: Northern Ireland is not included

Special Pass holder fares on

Eurostar, Thalys, AVE, Talgo 200, Talgo Day, Spanish Day and Night Trains, Genève Med, France-Genève TGV, Lyria, Bruxelles-France TGV, X2000, Berlin-Warszawa Express, TGV France-Italy, Paris-Germany Night, CityNightLine, Lusitania, Elipsos.


More details

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 20 European countries, giving you the opportunity to visit main cities such as Paris, Rome, Berlin, Munich, Barcelona or Amsterdam.

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The Eurail Global Pass gives unlimited travel across the rail networks of 24 participating European countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and Sweden.

Note: Liechtenstein is considered part of Austria and Monaco part of France.

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    "15 day Eurail Pass over 2 mths"

      Jennifer m. 
    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

    "Reservation mess-up"

      Katherine s.  02/03/2014
    We had a very confusing time in Belgium when we were told that we could not make a reservation on the day of departure to Paris. This was despite the fact we were able to make a reservation from Amsterdam to Munich on the day of departure. Reservation guidelines need to be made clearer if its different between countries.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Travel Bags"

      Dennis s.  24/02/2014
    I think there needs to be more space for the bags.    Value for money  Convenience

    "The best train service "

      Eric d.  21/02/2014
    We bought a 1st class Eurail Global Pass and the service's are the best we have ever been on. The trains run on time, The staff were great and very helpful. The trains were clean and very comfortable. Rail Europe were a pleasure to deal with. We arranged all our ticket reservations through them the tickets arrived within a couple of days there service could not have been better. The next time we travel to Europe we will use Rail Europe.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Here there and everywhere "

      Roger w.  04/02/2014
    Have used a eurail ticket on many occasions over the last 20 years and have found them so convenient..the ability to move around Europe with little effort..arriving mostly in city centres makes them appealing. Not always the cheapest option given the amazing deals on DB, Austrian Rail RENFE and Italian Rail and or other european rail. The convenience of not having to book is a bonus although now in France and on Fast trains in Italy etc this now is an extra cost and often hard to find seats especially in France. Great to hop on and off the German, Austrian and Swiss trains..such great scenery etc.. As most stations have left luggage or lockers easy to hop off see a place and hop on to another destination. Most station have shops and food is not so expensive compared to Australia. Loved the trains , enjoyed the pass..still best way tom go!    Value for money  Convenience

    "Eurpope in Winter"

      Sally g.  03/02/2014
    The best way to see Europe in Winter is by train. In fact, probably all year around but particularly seeing the snow covered alps though Switzerland and Austria was spectacular.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Great experience with one flaw"

      Ryan o.  25/01/2014
    My mate and I loved our RailEurope experience and would most definitely travel by train around Europe again if we get the chance. However as much as the system is fantastic, there is one obvious flaw regarding bookings. There must be a push for online bookings as it is inconvenient not being able to book at a station in Italy for a train departing from somewhere in France for example. There must be a way of creating a booking system online that includes all the companies involved in the pass. Other than that, a great experience!    Value for money  Convenience

    "My 91 year old Dad and me."

      Bryan a.  13/01/2014
    I didn't want to have any hick-ups travelling with my 91 year old father so we booked as many of the rail sections of travel as we could. It all ran like clockwork and having the reservations prebooked was perfect. We had a great time, neither of us were stressed and we were able to enjoy the trips. Eurail offered great value and booking the tickets and reservations through RailEurope took all the worry away. We would do it all again if we had the opportunity and highly recommend Eurail and RailEurope. Train travel in Europe is fast, reliable, comfortable and stress free if you have done your homework and received the right advice. Planning is essential and booking on busy routes is a necessity. Train travel can get you to places you can't see or enjoy by car and the European rail system is second to none.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Some seat reservation issues"

      Anthea b.  19/12/2013
    Overall the rail pass was a very good way for us to travel around Europe. I find trains an easy and comfortable way to travel. In all countries that we visited, with the exception of Italy, the trains were almost always on time. The only issue we had was with some trains that required seat reservations. It was difficult, or impossible in some countries, to reserve seats other than at a train station in that country. In France we only arrived the day before needing to travel on a train that required seat reservation, and when trying to reserve seats were told that all the seats available for rail pass holders on that train were gone, so if we needed to travel on that train we would have to pay and the rail pass would only provide us with a discount on the ticket price. This turned out to be quite a significant cost.    Convenience

    "Stick to Car Hire next time"

      David n.  18/12/2013
    Trains always on time and very clean. Generally very comfortable except for overnight train from Salamaca to Lisborn - 1st class cabins fully booked and 2nd class reclining seats very uncomfortable. Very disapointed that having booked first class global pass we still ended up paying additional costs (booking fees?) on most sectors. Strongly recommend you price this product to include all costs! Out of 15 trips only used first class once due to lack of availability or the extra cost. We had a flexible travel plan and only decided on our next journey a day or two in advance of travel. Frustrated that we were unable to book seats or at least check availability on-line. This resulted in multiple trips to train stations. Service at train stations generally good, special mention to the ladies at St Malo train station - they were excellent! We hired a car at other times during our holiday and next time would stick to car hire.    Value for money  Convenience

    "travel from Finland to Rome"

      Annemarie h.  09/12/2013
    Have been very satisfied with the Eurail Global Pass, which I used to travel around in Germany and from Germany to Finland, Rome and Paris. Would choose to travel with this pass again. Has been a great experience. Thank you.    Value for money  Convenience

    "Undecided"

      Julie h.  27/11/2013
    The problem with these passes is that you NEED to travel alot in the timeframe to make it worthwhile. I probably just broke even with how much it cost and how much the actual trains costed. In europe the trains are VERY expensive last minute, so it helps to have the pass. But I was constantly unsure if my pass was valid on each train line. Many of them are private, and the rules change, also it was hard to call ahead to the next country to see if the rail pass was valid or not. In all honestly, MOST train lines DID accept the pass with no issues, but not knowing that until I got to each country was difficult, so I often purchased a ticket in advance just incase. Also hard to tell whether or not you need a reservation and how late you can book one. So yes, can be worthwhile, but if you already know which trains you want to take, it also could be worth individual fares far in advance. Not sure if i'd use again - on one hand, now i know which trains accept it, it would be much easier, but then again you need to be on the move alot. And alot of metros of course didn't count!    Value for money  Convenience

    "Global Pass"

      Denis h.  21/10/2013
    I really loved travelling with Global Pass because I felt like I belonged. I felt so at ease I had to remind myself that I was on the other side of the world. Global Pass made it so easy. I am going back next year and I will not hesitate to get a global pass    Value for money  Convenience

    "Online booking problems"

      Julie m.  21/09/2013
    I wouldn't recommend the Global Pass if you are running to a tight schedule, as you really do have to make reservations on top of the expense of the pass. Our experience was poor - I was unable to book 'first class' online for most of our 10 journey's as was told there wouldn't be first class carriages on some sections of our trip. When we got arrived at our trains, there was nearly always a first class carriages. We also were demoted to second class on one of our overnight trips as the AC wasn't working in the carriage. On another leg we couldn't book an overnight sleeper cabin online (even though I was booking months ahead) for another overnight leg, meaning we ended in normal seats overnight between Budapest to Belgrade. We're quite happy to travel in second pass usually, however if you've paid the significant amount extra for the Global Pass, I think you should be entitled to experience what you paid for. The convenience is great as you're often right in the centre of each city.    Value for money  Convenience

    "overall experiance"

      Barry m.  12/09/2013
    first trip from barcelona to paris , spain section was great , french section left a lot to be desired , the train was old and rattled all the way , our main problem was with the rail staff in france , gave you the impression they could not care less , in calais no one spoke english and i had to go around asking people if they could help. the english rail people were very helpful but charged the earth to book any passage , mainly paris to luzern , trip was great though. switzerland , germany , austria , the rail people were fantastic , could not be helpful enough , pity it did not continue into italy , the italians were as bad as the french . it sounds like we did not enjoy our trip , but it was great once you found a friendly soul who helped with directions . we are going to do it again , the first experiance was a shock , next time it will be easy , definately use eurorail again    Value for money  Convenience

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