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.

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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.

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

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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.



    Comparison

    Rail Passes vs. Train Tickets

    Rail passesTrain 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?

    • Swiss Half Fare |
      "What I like about this card is that I get to enjoy great discount for entrance tickets to attractions (e.g. the Matterhorn). Also it is easy to use and the trains (...) "

    • Rail is the best in Europe |
      "Comfortable, clean, prompt, accessible and supportive are the words we can use for this mode of travel. First class global pass place you in different level of (...) "

    • Virgin trains |
      "WE travelled Kings cross to Edinburgh and Edinburgh to Wolverha,pton. Both trains on time and vey clean and comfortable. "


    FAQ's

    Common Questions

    Find answers now by viewing our Frequently Asked Questions. .
    • Q. Why visit Europe by train?

    • Q. What is a rail pass?

    • Q. Rail pass activation

    • Q. Train ticket vs Rail pass

    • Q. Consecutive vs Flexible validities

    • Q. What is a seat reservation?


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