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Eurail Global Pass

  • Unlimited travel in 28 countries
  • Children up to 11 travel for free.
  • Youth (12 - 27) discounts available

WHO

WHAT


Overview

Experience the thrill of extensive train travel on the national rail networks of 28 participating countries with this convenient rail pass.

The Eurail Global Pass gives you unlimited rail travel on the national railroads of the participating 28 Eurail countries : Austria, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey (Liechtenstein and Monaco are considered part of Austria and France respectively). Choose a continuous pass good for 15 or 22 travel days, or 1, 2 or 3 travel months ; or a flexi pass offering 5 or 7 travel days of travel within a 1 month period or 10 or 15 travel days to be used within a 2-month period, with your choice of consecutive or non-consecutive travel days. All travel is first class, unless the traveler is under 28-years of age and eligible for a youth pass. The Eurail Global pass also offers Saverpass fares for 2 or more traveling together.

In addition to the unparalleled freedom this European rail pass gives travelers is the unequalled experience it delivers. No airport schedules or stress, no uncertainty with cost once it’s purchased, no language difficulties trying to navigate local ticket counters. Plus you go from one city center to the next. And it can help a travel budget go further, too. Simply compare a few point-to-point tickets you’re considering to the overall Global Pass package, and its value becomes apparent. You’ll also find a long list of additional travel discounts your pass is good for, determined by region. They typically include things like additional passage on private rail, discounted ferries and cruises, and deals on city tours and popular attractions.

The Eurail Global Pass was made to expand your view of the world. The fact that it does the same for your travel budget, well, we know that’s just as important.


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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 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.

Use our Pass Finder

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.

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

Rail pass benefits

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.

With your Pass, you can benefit from a variety of bonus advantages during your stay in every European country. Several Europeans trains, hotels, boats, buses and museums offer discounts to Pass holders. With your Pass, you can in fact benefit from a wide range of special fares to fully enjoy your trip. Travel bonuses may necessitate usage of a travel day.

For a full list of bonuses click below on each country characteristics :

Benefits in Austria

Benefits in Benelux

Benefits in Croatia

Benefits in Czech Republic

Benefits in Denmark

Benefits in Finland

Benefits in France

Benefits in Germany

Benefits in Greece

Benefits in Hungary

Benefits in Ireland

Benefits in Portugal

Benefits in Italy

Benefits in Netherlands

Benefits in Norway

Benefits in Poland

Benefits in Portugal

Benefits in Romania

Benefits in Serbia

Benefits in Slovakia

Benefits in Slovenia

Benefits in Spain

Benefits in Sweden

Benefits in Switzerland

Benefits in Turkey

*Ireland : Northern Ireland is not included

Special fares for Pass holder apply on

Eurostar, Thalys, AVE, Talgo 200, Talgo Day, Spanish Day and Night Trains, Genève Med, France-Genève TGV, Lyria, Bruxelles-France TGV, X2000, Berlin-Warszawa Express, TGV France Italy, Paris-Germany Night, CityNightLine, Lusitania, Elipsos.


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From our travel community

I bought the eurail global pass and there is no way to book train I bought a Global pass and I can't book trains from your website, already over 1 hour waiting on the phone. Is there any efficient way to book my trains? This is frustrating.

Hector Cervantes | 14a julio 2018 complete | 7 Comments
Will a france rail pass cover london to paris and paris to zurich? We are planning a trip from Lon-Par-Zurich-Florence-Rome. It appears that the France Rail Pass covers London to Paris and Paris to Zurich - is that correct? I'm looking at a two day France Rail pass over an 8 day period for that portion of the (...)

Amy Bodin | 1a aŭgusto 2015 complete | 7 Comments
With a britrail pass, would i get a discount for roundtrip tickets on the eurostar london-paris? Hi, I have purchased a Britrail pass. Do i get discount when i buy round trip tickets London-Paris using eurostar ? and how would i do it ? Thank you

Bao Linh Dinh | 20a februaro 2013 complete | 11 Comments
I've run out of room on my travel itinerary and don't have extra sheets. what do i do? We are currently traveling with our 3 month global pass and we have run out of room on the itinerary form. We left our extra sheet at home and don't have an address to receive a shipment nor the time. We need an extra sheet ASAP what do we (...)

Baylee Morgan Pacey | 10a julio 2018 complete | 3 Comments
Eurail global pass for switzerland, germany, france, and dublin We will be traveling throughout Switzerland, Germany, France, and Dublin over the course of 3 weeks. I am wondering if we can buy one pass that will cover all the trains (ie the Eurail Global Pass), or if we still need to purchase the Swiss (...)

Leatra Aranda | 25a junio 2018 complete | 4 Comments

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (81)
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    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 convienience and attitude though all the train do not have this level. Even in any difficult time when Train Engine failed in the night , emergency relief services in Amsterdom were very efficient and the evacuated the passengers by arranging special busses and other means "

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    Great Experience |
    " Easy to use and understand Some countries were stricter than others in checking the pass Pass always needs to be filled out before journey starts Traveled for 3 months with my sister and had no issues at all The offline mobile app was a lifesaver and very reliable High season will always be high season, so sometimes booking in advance was a must Would do it all again with Eurail Global Pass if I could "

  • excellent way to have vacancy. |
    "very comfort way to travel, was in germany, black forest, in alsac' the wine road, switherland and the french riviera. very value of money and convinience especialy in counties where there is no needed resevation. "

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    15 Days Eurail solo adventure |
    "The trains in most Western European countries are well- maintained and provide a comfortable journey, especially the first class coaches. The worst train journey I encountered was the Tirano to Milan trip as the train carriages seem to be in need of a complete overhaul. As a global pass user, I was able to make use of the First class lounges found in many major train stations ; my favourites are the SBB Lounge in Zurich and the lounge in Salzburg. The service was excellent and the lounge provided a place to rest and plan the next leg of my journey. I am so enamoured with train travel that come Spring/Summer 2017, I will be travelling again ( this time with a friend) to Europe and we intend to purchase the Eurail global pass. "

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    Europe best seen on EuRail |
    "15 days EuRail global pass helped us save lot of cost "

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    honeymoon trip with eurail |
    "very convenience and comfort by using eurail global pass, especially the eurail app which so handy with updated timetable, never late for any train for the first time in europe, awesome "

  • Memorable Europe Trip Y2015  |
    "Such a comfort and convenience. Easy and simple transportation. "

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    Couple Tripping |
    "The pass was hands down the best decision we made as it was convenient and really easy to use. Travelling by rail around Europe is the way to go for us. However, I believe if you are crossing many countries / places will the pass be affordable. We only gave a bad review on value for money because a 25% discount was announced 3-4 days after we've bought the pass, and we could not swap the passes for the discounted ones even though we've bought insurance. "

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    Global pass travel in Europe |
    "I traveled in France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Netherlands in Oct '15. I bought a 15 days pass (traveled 12 days, 10 days and 2nd class promotional offer was not available). I took some day trains and some night trains. The trips were excellent and I had no hazels, except in one night train my ticket was not returned till the last minute, till my destination arrived. The trains were clean and punctual. The night trains reservations were easy. The booking staff were very courteous and gave good directions and train details to travel to my destinations. I also enjoyed my boat ride in lake Geneva (Global pass provision). The train time table - mobile app is very good and convenient (it is also offline which is very helpful). I feel it requires some update, because I could get a train from Zurich to Berlin, which was not in the time table. Overall my experience was very good. Looking forward to travel again. "

  • Europe by train Dec 15-Jan 16 |
    "Generally it was a very good experience. This was our 3rd use of the Eurail Pass and we have happily recommended it to others. There were a few things which detracted from the use of the Pass which were not an issue previously. We believe this to be due to the current security problems in Europe and not to the Pass Terms "

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