This pass has been replaced

In an effort to simplify the offer for travelers, and offer a more competitively priced and flexible product, Eurail has discontinued this pass. In 2019 and beyond, look to the Eurail Global Pass to be your perfect travel companion!
This pass allows train travel in 31 European countries, and is available for as few as 3 days of travel. Plus, up to two children travel free and a new senior discount has been added, making family travel more affordable.


The Eurail France-Italy Pass is the most complete rail pass to visit France and Italy. Both countries enjoy a reputation as being romantic destinations. Moreover, you find amazing architecture, tasty local cuisines, excellent wines and popular cities in France and Italy. From Paris and Lyon to Rome and Pisa, the train goes everywhere.

With the Eurail France-Italy 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. Eurail France-Italy 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-Italy 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 France-Italy Pass. You will get discounted fares for selected hotels, reduced museum fares, and more. You will also receive a free Eurail travel pack (Travel map and user guide).

The Eurail France-Italy Pass is the key to have a hassle-free trip throughout France and Italy.

Manarola at Night. Cinque Terre.
Customer feedback france
« trains puntual, clean,very comfortable, food on board ok, plenty of baggage room, stations easy to navigate, staff helpful. Australia needs trains like these on the East coast no need to fly anymore. Paris -Toulouse return Paris to Milan plus some regional and the metro while in France All good »

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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 31 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.

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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-Italy Pass you may travel on TGV, TGV France-Italy, Frecciabianca, Frecciarossa, Frecciagento, Italian International, and Thello Day trains which require additional seat reservations. We recommend always checking your desired journey for any specific seat reservation requirements.

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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.

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More than just trains

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

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

Benefits in:
Museums & Activities
  • French Riviera PassOffer: Discover Nice and the Côte d'Azur with a single card! Show your Pass at the Tourist Information Centre to get 10% discount on the French Riviera Pass. This discount is available at one of the three welcome desks of Nice Tourism Board: outside the central train station (gare Thiers), on Promenade des Anglais nr. 5, and in the central city gardens next to Massena square.Info: For more information, please visit If you have any questions, feel free to call ++33(0) 4 92 14 46 14, or send an email to Lyon City CardOffer: Explore the city of Lyon for less thanks to your Pass. Show your Pass at the Tourist Information Centre to get 20% off one Lyon City Card, and a 50% discount off a second Lyon City Card.Info: This offer is only available at the Tourist Information Centre at Bellecour Square, 69002, Lyon (Metro A/D stop Bellecour), which is open every day from 09:00 to 18:00, except 1st January and 25th December. For more information, please visit, call +33 472 776 969, or send an e-mail to note: The discount only applies to adult cards and it cannot be used with the Rhonexpress City Card.Marseille City CardOffer: Explore the city of Marseille for less thanks to your Pass. Show your Pass at the Tourist Office and Convention Bureau (11 La Canebière 13001 Marseille) to get a 15 % discount on the Marseille City Pass (1, 2 and 3 days).Info: For more information, please visit Nantes City CardOffer: Explore the city of Nantes for less thanks to your Pass. Show your Pass at the Tourist Information Centre to get 50 % discount on the Nantes City Pass Adult 24h.Info: Nantes Tourisme desk 9 rue des Etats (front of the Castle of Brittany), 44000 Nantes. For more information, please visit, or call +33 272 640 479 (from abroad), 0892 464 044 (0,35€/min from France), or send emails to
  • Disneyland® Paris (Eurail only)Offer: Eurail Pass holders get an exclusive 20-euro discount on pre-booked entrance tickets via Related BenefitsOffer: Pass holders with a Thalys train reservation can enjoy discounts on museums, exhibitions, car rentals and hotels in France.Info: For more information, please visit  
Cruises & Ferries
  • Irish FerriesOffer: If you’re planning on travelling between Ireland and France by boat, you benefit from a 30% discount with Irish Ferries on the following routes:
  • Cherbourg-Rosslare (February to December)
  • Roscoff-Rosslare (May to September)Info: To make a reservation go to For help or assistance, please use the following telephone numbers: Ireland +353 (0)818 300 400, France +33 (0)233 234 444, +33 (0)170 720 326 (in French). Please note: Sailings do not operate every day, and a reservation is compulsory.Stena LineOffer: Travel by boat between Great Britain and France, Ireland or the Netherlands for less with discounted passage on Stena Line. Pass holders benefit up to 30% discount on foot passenger fares on the following routes:
  • Cherbourg - RosslareInfo: Discounted tickets can be booked by phone or purchased at the port on presentation of the Rail Pass. Phone UK +44 (0)8445 762 762, Ireland: +353 (0)1907 5388. For more information go to Offer code EURAIL.
  • Citadines Apart’hotelsOffer: Get a 10% discount on the Best Flexible Rates at Citadines Apart’hotels. Enjoy amazing guest facilities and amenities at central locations in Paris, Lyon, Cannes, and more famous French cities.Info: Offer only available on using the promo code EURAIL.
Bus & Train
  • SNCF BusOffer: Upon presentation of your Pass, you can enjoy free public transport on the following SNCF bus routes:
  • Digne - St Auban
  • Digne - Veynes
  • Canfranc (Spain) – OloronThello international night and day trains between France and ItalyOffer: If your Pass is valid in France and/or Italy, you can enjoy a 25% discount on adult fares on the following day/night trains between France and Italy.
  • Marseille-Toulon-Les Arcs-St. Raphael-Cannes-Antibes-Nice-Monaco-Menton-Vintimille-San Remo-Imperia-Diano Marina-Alassio-Albenga-Finale Ligure-Savona-Genova-Voghera-Pavia-Milan
  • Paris-Dijon-Milan-Brescia-Verona-Vicenza-Padova-Venice Info: Bookings can be made via and Alternatively, make a booking in France at the Thello self-service ticket machines and at Thello Boutiques at Paris Gare de Lyon and Nice Ville. In Italy, bookings can be made at Trenitalia ticket windows and self-service ticket machines. In other countries, you can make a booking at any of the points of sales listed on Please note: The discounted fare is subject to availability. Non-exchangeable fares can sometimes be cheaper than Pass holder fares. Pass holder fares cannot be purchased on board.
  • The THALYS Lounge & More at Paris-NordOffer: 1st class Pass holders with a valid THALYS reservation have free access to THALYS Lounge at Paris-Nord stations (22 Rue de Dunkerque 75010 Paris). Info: Open Mondays to Fridays from 6 am to 10 pm, Saturdays from 6 am to 8:30 pm, and Sundays from 7 am to 10 pm.

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Buy adult ticket for youth? With the France-Italy pass, can I buy 2 adult tickets for my 14 & 16 year old children?

David O. | 2016/02/26 answered | 0 Comments
Venice to lourdes trains available from Venice to Lourdes or Lourdes to Venice

Loretta M. | 2015/03/16 answered | 0 Comments
I need to plan our trip through france and italy from starting from st malo and going to lyon, avign We are planning to travel through France and Italy from 19 July through to16 Sept. The trip we have planned starts at St Malo and goes to Lyon, Avignon, Marseille, Toulon, Nice, Turin, Milan, Trieste, Rome, Florence, and finish in Paris on 16 (...)

Claude L. | 2014/11/19 answered | 4 Comments
Travelling in italy - rome-florence-la spezia-venice-milan I will be in Italy Between 1st to 14th Dec. I Fly into Rome from France. Then I travel by train between major and smaller cities. I am staying in the main [b]city centres [/b]in each city. Please advise: 1. Name of correct train station, 2. Can (...)

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (20)
  • Value for money
    france |
    "trains puntual, clean,very comfortable, food on board ok, plenty of baggage room, stations easy to navigate, staff helpful. Australia needs trains like these on the East coast no need to fly anymore. Paris -Toulouse return Paris to Milan plus some regional and the metro while in France All good "

  • Value for money
    A little deceiving |
    "The rail pass was useful in the sense that I believe I saved money buying this. However I didn't realise how expensive it would be reserving seats... which I was told was highly recommended as we may miss out. Apart from the fact that every train we had was delayed in some way I do wish there was a MUCH cheaper set price for reserving, if at all. Our Brit Pass did not charge for reservations. "

  • Value for money
    Go 1st class for flexi-days |
    "1st class for a Eurail pass equals buying a 2nd class ticket individually for a decent distance. I advise getting a flexi-days pass for longer distance days and using the RailEurope site or SNCF/TrenItalia sites for shorter day hops (2nd class) to get value. Over 26 yrs you have to get the 1st class pass anyway. Make sure you make seat reservations for Fast trains (TGV, Eurostar etc.), paying the fee on board costs more. I had trouble getting a seat reservation from Italy to France, do it online at SNCF if you can. Euro 9 is the usual charge for a seat reservation, don't forget to do so, the SNCF service desks at stations I found were also very helpful. "

  • Value for money
    New to train travel |
    "We knew we had to pre plan as well as we could. It was great to be able to not only buy the France - Italy pass but also pre booking seats and having the tickets and other information in our hands before we left. First class is the best travel option so if you can, travel first class. We also had to travel on regional trains which unfortunately was not included in the scope of the Pass. Full carriages, some standing but it was ok. We gave ourselves time to be familiar with Station layouts and information boards to avoid any rush and subsequent panic and this was the best approach every time. We were fortunate to have seats in a compartment with friendly and interesting people making the trip enjoyable, however avoid using the toilets if you possibly can. The travel was with Trenitalia. "

  • Value for money
    Milan-Venice-MonteCarlo-Avigno |
    "Not easy travelling with luggage. Many stations numerous stairs with no other access to required platform. Destination signage very unclear on several trains. Toilets disgusting on the train- even in 1st class "

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