Eurail

Eurail France Pass

  • Unlimited travel in France.
  • Discount for families or groups of 2-5 adults with the Saver Pass.
  • Children up to 11 travel for free.
  • Youth (12 - 27) discounts available

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WHO

WHAT


Overview

The Eurail France Pass is the most complete rail pass to visit France, the world leading tourist destination! Travel on board the high speed iconic TGV, or the modern regional trains (TER, Intercités…) to discover the multiple facets of France. From unique local traditions and regional cuisines to world known landmarks and vibrant cities, France has it all. This unique blend offers a magical feeling to all visitors. Paris, the capital city of France, is the starting point of any trip, while the French Riviera is the ultimate destination for a prestigious summer vacation. Of course the world class cuisine in Lyon or the champagne from Epernay are not to be missed!

With the Eurail France 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 Eurail France 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 France Pass gives you access to all trains, but remember that premium trains require a seat reservation. reservations.

Enjoy the bonuses which are included in the Eurail France Pass. You will get discounted fares for selected hotels, reduced museum fares, and more.

The Eurail France Passs is the key to have a hassle-free trip throughout France.


TER French Regional Train.
Customer feedback Great Trip from Paris
« Thanks for a comfortable and relaxing trip from Paris to Strasbourg. The train was on time and clean and comfortable. Staff were helpful and the best aspect was the booking and ticket delivery process via online and mail in Australia - very good experience. »

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How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

Pick the right rail pass

Rail passes are available in 1, 2, 3 or 4 country combinations for extensive travel on the national rail networks. Going for an extended trip? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering rail travel in 28 different countries.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service, First or Second, selected and the number of rail travel days.

Use our Pass Finder

2. Reserve your seats

Reserve your seats

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 Eurail France Pass you may travel on TGV and French trains: Intercités which require additional seat reservations. We recommend always checking your desired journey for any specific seat reservation requirements.

Book Seat Reservations

3. Activate and travel

Activate and travel

Your rail pass requires that you activate it by getting it stamped at the ticket window at the departure station on the day of your first train journey. Once activated, you are all set and ready to explore.

Common Questions

Benefits

More than just trains

And the Eurail France Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. You’ll get discounts on buses and trains, hotels, museums & activities, and more.

With the Eurail France Pass, the benefits like the connections it provides - are everywhere. Whether you are an adventurous traveler or avid planner, the Eurail France Pass is your pass to freedom and an unforgettable journey of discovery.

Benefits in:
Bus & Train
  • Discounted fare. Thello International trains between France and Italy. Discounted fares applied if pass is valid in France and/or Italy. Routes: Marseille-Toulon-Les Arcs St Raphael-Cannes-Antibes-Nice-Monaco-Ventimiglia-San Remo-Imperia-Diano- Marina-Alassio-Albenga-Finale Ligure-Savona-Genova-Voghera-Pavia-Milano. Paris-Dijon-Milano-Brescia-Verona-Vicenza-Padova-Venice
  • Free Travel from Digne – St Auban/Veynes
  • Free Travel from Oloron – Canfranc (Spain)
  • Board the international IC bus if you have a Eurail Global Pass. Reservation required and not included. If your rail pass does not include the country you are visiting, you will need a ticket and a reservation.
Cruises & Ferries
  • 30% reduction on the standard foot passenger fares on ferry crossings from Cherbourg to Rosslare (Ireland) (February to December) and Roscoff to Rosslare (Ireland) (May to September) operated by Irish Ferries. Advance booking is recommended and reservations required. No daily sailings.
Museums & Activities
  • Free gift. Rock Shop for purchases over € 25. Hard Rock Cafe Nice, 5 Promenade des Anglais and Paris, 14 Boulevard Montmartre.
Download PDF of all benefits included in France Pass

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From our travel community

Reviews

Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (53)
  • Bordeaux Study Tour |
    "I was in France to do a study trip in Bordeaux. I had a pass that gave me 5 days of travel in a month. I found this useful because the cost was only marginally more than the cost of a return trip between Paris and Bordeaux, while giving me 3 extra days of travel. "

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    France at a glance |
    "Excellent way of travelling around the country "

  • Smooth travel-Value for money |
    "Only improvement for Rail Europe - Travellers are not able to reserve seats closer to the time of actual travel. Once the seat is reserved online, traveller should be able to print out tickets themselves rather to have to wait for the tickets to be sent. This is not so convenient if travellers are overseas and therefore unable to use your system. "

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    TGV STRIKE UPSETS TRAVEL PLANS |
    "We pre purchased tickets on 24 april for 3 trips in 30 days.. we had a pleasant trip to Decazevliie on friday 6th june where we stayed nearby in a B "

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    Great Trip from Paris |
    "Thanks for a comfortable and relaxing trip from Paris to Strasbourg. The train was on time and clean and comfortable. Staff were helpful and the best aspect was the booking and ticket delivery process via online and mail in Australia - very good experience. "

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    Standard TGV |
    "The only issue we had was that because we had to pre book the seats we had to allow time to spare in case of airline delays. Also the Station at CDG has very few seats and very litlle in the way of services. Other than that it was standard TGV. Comfortable, impaired vision as the panels between windows are very wide and a typically slack French buffet service. "

  • Comfortable trip |
    "Sorry firstly you have the date wrong. I was not there on 29/06/2013. Don't know where you got that from ! Anyway in July we travelled by train in a Europe and it was very enjoyable. Comfortable and very convenient. "

  • France Rail |
    "All good, except we found out after the third trip that there is no need to "compostage" (validate) your France Rail pass tickets because they were pre-purchased outside of France and are dated already. I was told this by a rail office in Sete when I approached them to do it manually as the machine on the platform was not working. The conductor/ticket inspector on the train also told me the same thing. "

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    Adelaide to Avignon in one day |
    "We left home in Australia on Saturday and enjoyed a wonderful lunch in our Avignon hotel a day later thanks to being able to go from CDG Airport-Avignon TVG Station. A down side was the long wait at train station at CDG to verify our France Rail Pass. There needs to be a counter for quick transactions. "

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    Passes worth having. |
    "The trip on the Eurostar was very comfortable and seemed to take no time at all. We felt that the whole exercise on the trains (we had a France Pass as well) was cheap and convenient. The only thing to remember is to make sure you book in plenty of time as there are only a certain number of seats allocated for Euro Pass Holders. "

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