Eurail Global Pass From AU$ 425
- 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.
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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.
Things to know
Who can buy a rail pass?Any persons living in a non-European country can use the Eurail Global Pass. Please note that residents of Russia and Turkey are not eligible.
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.
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!
What is a Saver pass discount?
A Saver pass discount is offered to families and groups of 2 to 5 people when all parties are travelling together. Adults usually get a 15% discount and children get a 50% discount.
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 6 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
*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.
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.
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.
- A. The best-selling Eurail Global Pass offers unlimited, 1st Class train travel in 24 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Bulgarian Denmark, Finland, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, France, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Luxembourg, Romania, Slovenia, Portugal, Slovakia, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden and Turkey. Choices range from 15 consecutive days to 3 months of travel or 10 and 15 flexible days within a 2-month time period, plus money-saving Eurail Global Pass bonuses. The Eurail Select Pass provides unlimited train travel for the duration you select in your choice of any 3, 4 or 5 countries that border each other, as well as attractive bonuses. Select from Austria, Benelux (Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands), Bulgaria/Serbia/Montenegro, Croatia/Slovenia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.
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"Just a terrific way to tour"Stephen t.
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"Donald m. 14/10/2014
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"Jennifer m. 30/06/2014
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