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

Travelling on 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.

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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.

Common Questions

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Know where you want to go? Type in the names of the countries you'd like to visit and we'll find the best pass.


    Rail Passes vs. Train Tickets

    Rail passes Train Tickets
    Best for discovering more than 3 cities
    Children usually travel free
    Often includes travel bonuses
    Seat reservations included for most trains
    Our customers stories What can you do with a rail pass?

    • Revisiting |
      "I used my ticket visit to visit York, A place I loved to go to when I lived in England "

    • Rail, the quickest city access |
      "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 (...) "

    • Our trip |
      "We found the trains very clean and convenient and the timetable had sufficient trains to meet our needs with regard to connections. The Swiss Travel Pass is rather (...) "


    Common Questions

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