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Eurail Global Pass

Explore up to 33 European countries by train with one great rail pass

  • Travel on the national rail networks of up to 33 countries - including Great Britain
  • Freedom to take multiple train journeys per travel day
  • Issued as a paper document
  • Your choice of a 1st or 2nd class rail pass
  • Children under 12 travel free with Adult
  • Discounted Youth (under 28) and Senior (60+) passes
  • Flexible: choose where you want to go, and when
  • Travel across borders quickly and easily

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Experience the thrill of extensive train travel on the national rail networks of 33 participating countries with this convenient rail pass.

The Eurail Global Pass is the most complete rail pass to visit Europe. With your Global Pass you can visit up to 33 countries, which are listed below:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Czech Republic
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Finland
  • Hungary
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Latvia
  • Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • 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 Global 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 Global 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 Eurail Global Pass. You will get discounted fares for selected hotels, reduced museum fares, free ferry trips and more. You will also receive a free Eurail travel pack (Travel map and user guide).

    The Eurail Global Pass is the key to have a hassle-free trip in Europe.

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

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    Customer feedback Global Pass
    « 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 »

    Denis H

    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 33 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


    More than just trains

    And the Eurail Global Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. Depending on what countries you travel in, you’ll get discounts on buses and trains, hotels, cruises & ferries, museums & activities, and more.

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

    Benefits by country available with a Eurail Pass:

    Benefits in Austria

    Benefits in Greece

    Benefits in Portugal

    Benefits in Benelux

    Benefits in Hungary

    Benefits in Romania

    Benefits in Denmark

    Benefits in Ireland

    Benefits in Slovakia

    Benefits in Finland

    Benefits in Italy

    Benefits in Spain

    Benefits in France

    Benefits in Netherlands

    Benefits in Sweden

    Benefits in Germany

    Benefits in Norway

    Benefits in Switzerland

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    From our travel community

    Does a global pass include the flam railway fares in norway if I have a global pass do I pay extra for the Flam Railway in Norway

    a s. | 2017/07/04 answered | 0 Comments
    Train ticket costs with eurail pass I am new to this, so please bear with me.... If I have a Global Pass, and want to catch a train, say from Tirano to Chur, Switzerland - the trip is not free with the pass? The pass doesnt mean the journeys are free? or are they discounted? (...)

    Kate W. | 2017/06/04 answered | 0 Comments
    Can we use a eurail pass in norway and sweden. We will be travelling for a month throughout Europe. We begin in Italy. We will be travelling through Italy, Switzerland, Germany, France, Ireland and will make the journey to Norway and Sweden also. We will be using rail extensively in these (...)

    Kate W. | 2017/06/04 answered | 0 Comments
    Zermatt to geneva I have a Eurail Global Pass and need to travel from Zermatt to Geneva in May 2017. Do I need to book seats or purchase a ticket at all as the online reservation is suggesting that I have to purchase tickets for this (...)

    Paul M. | 2017/04/09 answered | 0 Comments
    Can we travel from zagreb to split We have a Eurail Global pass and want to travel on the 17th June during the day, when trying to book it seems the only option is overnight and that uses 2 days passes.

    Winston J. | 2017/04/09 answered | 0 Comments

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    Reviews & ratings

    Overall rating (81)
    • Value for money
      Rail, the quickest city access | Paul k. | 2016/12/03
      "Taking the train instead of air meant we arrived in the European city centres, saving cab fares and associated transfer costs. Eurail trains are very comfortable and I recommend travelling in first class as most cities have First Class Rail Lounges that you can take advantage of. Makes waiting and catching trains very relaxed. "

    • Value for money
      Europe 2016 | Heather s. | 2016/11/30
      "This is the second time I have purchased a Eurail pass and found them to be very good value. It also meant I was able to travel first class which I would not do when paying each trip as I went. Whilst I believe I received extremely good value for money, the other aspect to this pass is that it is paid in advance of holiday and therefore when getting towards the end of the holiday when funds may be getting low, you can still travel as there is no cost involved in the fares. "

    • Value for money
      Travelling with a Eurail pass | Phillip d. | 2016/10/19
      "We have been doing it for 30 years, convenient and easy to use. I did a comparison for the trips we did this year, and the Eurail pass was probably cheaper (allowing for 1st class travel). Staff at the railway stations, almost without exception, are helpful, and language is never a problem, as long as you try to work with them. "

    • Value for money
      Not really worth it | Sean m. | 2016/10/15
      "Buses are cheaper and the pass is not as convenient as hopping on trains, as most require a reservation (which also cost more money). "

    • Value for money
      Convenient yes,  | Luigi Emanuele t. | 2016/09/20
      "It was certainly convenient to be able to travel from Italy, through 8 countries to Norway on a 22 day Pass. There are two improvements that could be made however. Firstly, the Eurail App should include direct links to the participating train companies on specific legs, to enable online reservations for seats with that company direct from the App. Because I did not know which train company was responsible for particular legs, I mostly needed to attend a Station to make the reservation hours or a day in advance. Secondly, whilst the Eurail App was excellent in linking connecting legs of a long journey, many of the legs were separated by only minutes at the railway stations where a connection to another train was required. This allowed insufficient time to work out which platform the connecting train was leaving from. This could be rectified by a link from the App to the particular railway station to allow access to the Station timetable to determine which Platform to present to. "

    • Value for money
      Paris-Brussels review | Kim n. | 2016/08/23
      "overall a good trip, safe, easy and convenient. "

    • Value for money
      First Europe trip | Lubna k. | 2016/01/20
      "It has been the most memorable time of my / our life as we made a trip first time to Europe. The Euro rail was just perfect for our journey as we planned throughout 16 countries. Vey glad that we chose Eurail over flights. "

    • Value for money
      fantastic value | Paul s. | 2016/01/12
      "We used our rail passes all over Europe and visited 18 cities. it was convenient, and easy even with the language barrier. booking the train then the hotel was the way to go. "

    • Value for money
      Europe travel | Joileen m. | 2015/12/18
      "I found the Eurail Global Pass a great way to travel. It was very convenient and I didn't have any issues overall. The only negative is the fact it states that once the trip was completed the `pass folder` could be returned for a gift reward. I did this and have had no response. This is most disappointing. "

    • Value for money
      Eurail Passes | Ramon c. | 2015/12/10
      "The train travel is fine. The convoluted eurail pass and recommended train booking site (raileurope.com) is very average. You cannot book a train anytime less than a week. Very poor. So I never used this site. I eventually just boarded a train with no booking, and never had a problem. Reservation fees were also a joke in some cases. "

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