Balkan Flexipass

  • Unlimited travel on the national rail networks in Bulgaria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Greece, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Romania*, Serbia, The Serbian Entity of Bosnia Herzegovina, and Turkey.
  • Children under 4 travel for free.
  • Youth ( - ) discounts available

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 delivers one exciting rail ride through the cities, villages, and stunning landscapes that defined the start of European civilization : Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania (only trains operated by REGIOTRANS), Serbia, and Turkey. And the pass lets you decide where and when you want to travel—in either consecutive or non-consecutive days.

You’ll be amazed by the rugged mountain views of Bulgaria’s Balkan Peninsula and humbled by its famous monasteries. Visit Romania’s romantic medieval region of Transylvania (“The Land Beyond the Forest”), after you’ve basked in a nearby therapeutic lake or spa. Or, just mingle with the locals in Macedonia’s Old Skopje Bazaar, a bustling, cobbled-street marketplace selling Turkish teas and fine linens. Each and every location is a touchstone of archaeological, architectural, and cultural magnificence. And you can experience one or all when you get on track with the Balkan Flexipass.


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 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

Traveling on local and regional trains provides you with an opportunity to freely explore. It’s easy to get on a train with your rail pass and find an open seat to enjoy the journey in. Seat reservations are required on many high speed, overnight, scenic, and international trains. It’s always a good idea to research the journey you are interested in and check 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

Rail pass benefits

More than just trains

  •  Main discounts and bonuses in Balkan Flexipass

Ferries

  • Free sea crossings on ferries from Patras to Ancona and Bari (Italy) operated by ATTICA GROUP Superfast Ferries/ Blue Star Ferries/ANEK. Port taxes and high season supplements apply and are paid locally.
  • 30% discount on the official economy class prices from Piraus(Athens) to Heraklion, Paros, Naxos, Santorini, Syros, Tilos, Myconos, Kos, Chios, Mytilene, lipsi, Leros ,Simi, Kalymnos, Koufonissi, Donoussa, Astpalea, Ios, and Rhodes operated by ATTICA GROUP Superfast Ferries/ Blue Star Ferries.

Travel forum

From our travel community

Trip to itlay and switzerland. We are planning a trip to italy and switzerland! So many options of passes hence getting Clueless about selection of passes. *Which pass should we take to travel from Rome or Milan to Wengen. Is Italian flexi pass a viable option? *Which pass (...)

Samreen Sultan | 2019/01/15 | 0 Comments
Heathrow express to coventry Flying into Heathrow and then proceeding to the Coventry the same day. As we will be getting a BritRail Pass (flexipass), I understand that i will need to take the Express to Paddington station, transfer from there via the Tube to the Euston (...)

Ravi Sull | 2019/01/01 | 1 Comments
Ticket class exchanges I purchased second class tickets. Is it possible to upgrade and pay the difference for first class?

Marcus Culpepper | 2018/12/05 complete | 1 Comments
Exchange ticket I bought a ticket from Barcelona to Paris and I would need to change the date. I tried opening an account but I cannot link the booking number to the new open account to do the exchange. How can I do this (...)

Katia Silvera | 2018/11/08 complete | 2 Comments
I can't find uk as a choice for country of residence when i book ticket from us site I'm booking the rail tickets for me, my boyfriend, and my sister. I live in USA but my sister live UK. Why don't I see UK in the country dropdown list when I tried to book the tickets?

Nicol Liu | 2014/05/11 complete | 7 Comments

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  • Q. How much luggage can I take on an overnight train ?

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

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