European East Pass

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Key features

  • Unlimited travel in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary.
  • Children under 4 travel for free.
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The European East Pass is the most complete rail pass to visit the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. Home to rich cultural and historical features, all four countries are worthy of a visit. Discover the UNESCO World heritage sites in Czech Republic and Austria, before travelling to Hungary where you’ll have a relaxing moment in one of the numerous thermal baths. Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is known for its medieval towers.

With the European East Pass, you can 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 European East Pass, to put it simply, offers unlimited travel at a fixed price!

Hop on hop off trains to visit any place you want. The European East 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 European East Pass. You will get discounted fares for selected hotels, reduced museum fares, and more.

The European East Pass is the key to have a hassle-free trip throughout the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary.

Things to know

Who can buy a rail pass?

Any person living outside the participating countries can use the European East Pass.

Seat reservation

A seat reservation is a guaranteed seat on board a train.

Seat reservations are compulsory for high speed, international and night trains. However, as you will be travelling with a rail pass, you will only have to pay for a small reservation fee, as opposed to the usual standard fare.

Seats are generally available for reservation up to 90 days prior to departure and are limited. Book early to secure your seat!
We are not currently offering online seat reservations for high speed, international and night trains covered by the BritRail passes.You can book your seat reservation directly from train stations once you are in the United Kingdom.

Our tip:
Most regional trains do not require a seat reservation. Just hop on board with a valid rail pass, find a seat and relax as the train takes you to one of the many destinations served.

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How to use a rail pass?

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European East Pass

Taking local and regional trains allows you to explore at will. Simply board with your rail pass and choose any open seat. Reservations are required on most high speed, overnight, scenic, and international trains. With the European East Pass you may travel on SuperCity, EuroCity, and InterCity trains which require additional seat reservations. We recommend always checking your desired journey for any specific seat reservation requirements.


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.

Interactive Rail Map

Use our interactive travel map to plan your trip and view the rail network of each country covered by your rail pass.


  • Q. Do you send out maps? Where can I find a railway map?

  • Q. What is the policy regarding children's accommodations on overnight trains?

  • Q. How to book 3 passengers who want to share a compartment?

  • Q. What can I expect when I travel on an overnight train?

  • Q. Which countries are valid on the Select pass?

  • Q. Does a 1st Class ticket guarantee you a seat on the train?

  • Q. Which countries are valid on the Global pass?

  • Q. Do I need to book my ICE train ticket?

  • Q. What does 4 days in 2-months mean?

  • Q. What is the difference between 1st and 2nd class on the Lyria (Paris to Switzerland)?

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  • "Good, cheap, comfortable"    
    We travelled on the European East pass and really enjoyed the trains and journeys. The trips go really fast as you are very comfortable and there is often food and trip served on board (although we always brought our own). When travelling overnight, which we did twice, always book a double room as the sleeper carriages for four or more are really uncomfortable and very small. The doubles are fantastic!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Eastern European Holiday"    
    We combined a Denmark-Germany Eurail Pass with an Rail Europe Eastern Pass to make a circle trip from Warsaw, to Krakow, Budapest, Prague, Cesky Krumlow, Dresden, Berlin, Copenhagen and Then back to Hamburg. It was really good to have all the pass options to choose from, so we got great value. The train journeys themselves were very varied in terms of the type of trains, comfort levels and duration. In Poland, the only options for the sectors we travelled was the local trains. If you can find an ICE train for your sector, it's much better, as you're guaranteed air conditioning (a must in hot weather), and more comfortable as well. We made reservations for our sectors before leaving Australia, and this was worth the extra cost, travelling in August. All of Europe is on holidays then and although most first class carriages had some spare seats, it was a lot easier being able to claim the seats as ours! We discovered the folly of forgetting to write up the trip details on the pass on our journey between Budapest and Prague! The Hungarian guard was completely unforgiving (unlike the Danish guard out of Copenhagen, who let another passenger update his pass on the spot). He confiscated all our travel passes and our passports for over an hour, saying he would come back to us. Just before he was due to leave the train at the border, he returned our things and "charged" us a "fine" in cash of €50. Lesson learnt!    Value for money  Convenience