Balkan Flexipass

Explore the Balkan Sates by train with one great rail pass

  • Travel on the national rail networks of Bulgaria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Greece, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Romania (only trains operated by REGIOTRANS), Serbia, The Serbian Entity of Bosnia Herzegovina, and Turkey
  • Freedom to take multiple train journeys per travel day
  • Issued as a paper document
  • Your choice of a 1st or 2nd class rail pass
  • Discounted Youth (under 28), and Senior (60+) passes
  • Flexible: choose where you want to go, and when
  • Travel across borders quickly and easily

WHO

WHAT


Overview

Experience the thrill of extensive train travel on the national rail networks of the Balkan countries with this convenient rail pass.

The Balkan Flexipass is the most complete rail pass to visit the Balkan countries: Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, *Romania (only trains operated by REGIOTRANS) and Turkey. There is no better way to experience the different cultures, traditions, architecture of each and every country. From Istanbul to Athens, you’ll get memories that will last forever.

With the Balkan Flexipass, 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. Balkan Flexipass, to put it simply, offers unlimited travel at a fixed price!

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

The Balkan Flexipass is the key to have a hassle-free trip throughout Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Romania and Turkey.


Bulgarian train at station.

How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

Pick the right rail pass

Rail passes can be booked for travel in one specific country or you can choose one of a few pre-selected country/region combinations. Extensive travel plans? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering train travel in 31 different countries - including Great Britain.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service selected, passenger type, 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. 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

  •  Main discounts and bonuses in Balkan Flexipass

With your Balkan Flexipass, hop on the international ferry operated by Attica Ferries and enjoy the ride between Greece and Italy.


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FAQ

Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. I’ve already booked my rail pass, but think I’d like a different one. Can I exchange it? It’s totally unused.

  • Q. I am taking a cruise while in Europe. How do I connect between the train station and port of call?

  • Q. Can my family sit together if I have a First class rail pass and my child has a Second class youth pass?

  • Q. What is a travel day on a rail pass?

  • Q. Will the train cars be air conditioned/heated?

  • Q. What constitutes a group?

  • Q. Will there be someone to help me find my reserved seat on the train?

  • Q. What is a Rail Pass?

  • Q. Is there WiFi onboard?

  • Q. How do I use my Italo print at home e-ticket for travel in Italy?

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