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Eurail France - Italy Pass

  • Unlimited travel in France and Italy.
  • Children up to 11 travel for free.
  • Youth (12 - 27) discounts available

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The pass information will become available once all destination countries have been selected.


Overview

It all begins with a Eurail Select Pass covering France-Italy from Rail Europe. You’ll get unlimited train travel and see more of France and Italy. Whether it’s museum hopping in the birthplace of the renaissance, or enjoying the world’s greatest wines only feet away from soil that grew them. There’s Michelangelo’s David and DaVinci’s Mona Lisa. And of course there’s you, deciding what to do first using the great plan from Rail Europe that lets you do it all. Without stressing and complications thanks to many years of itinerary know-how that could only come from a European rail expert.

But we’re not just rail experts, we’re real experts on the real Europe. We understand the difference you walk away with when you’re not flying over the place you came to visit. Besides, who wants to miss all the local flavor, especially when it’s pasta and crepes ?


Manarola at Night. Cinque Terre.

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

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. Using a 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. 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.

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Rail pass benefits

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 www.frenchrivierapass.com. If you have any questions, feel free to call ++33(0) 4 92 14 46 14, or send an email to info@otcnice.com. 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 www.lyoncitycard.com, call +33 472 776 969, or send an e-mail to info@lyon-france.com.Please 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 www.marseille-tourisme.com. 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 http://www.nantes-tourisme.com/en/visit/nantes-pass, or call +33 272 640 479 (from abroad), 0892 464 044 (0,35€/min from France), or send emails to info@nantes-tourisme.com
  • Disneyland® Paris (Eurail only)Offer: Eurail Pass holders get an exclusive 20-euro discount on pre-booked entrance tickets via https://www.city-discovery.com/lp/disneyland.THALYS 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 https://www.thalys.com/nl/en/destinations/partner-events  
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 www.irishferries.com. 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 www.stenaline.com. Offer code EURAIL.
Hotels
  • 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 www.citadines.com 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 www.thello.com and www.trenitalia.com. 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 http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en/Purchase/Abroad/Find-a-TRENITALIA-agency-close-to-you 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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Paris to amsterdam error message Hi I can't seem to make a reservation for ANY of the trips I had planned. Currently I am trying to book from Paris to Amsterdam on July 31 with my 4 country rail pass (france, benelux, italy, germany) but I keep getting the following message: (...)

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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.

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    Lack of clarity ! |
    "I have traveled with my family on a euro rail pass for two countries..France and Italy for 4 travels as per my choice. While booking it was not clear that inter country travel by night train would not be included in the 4 journeys permitted to me. I therefore had to buy another set of tickets for the same resulting in more expense and ultimately I would have benefited by buying tickets directly from the respective stations, the pass proved more expensive for me ! Left a bitter taste..all else though was good..comfort, convenience .e.t.c Thanks Gaurav "

  • Value for money
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    Europe2013 |
    "My partner and I enjoyed travelling by train be high speed or otherwise. One comment we would make is you need to know where first and second class are before the train arrives as you do not get much time to get on before the train leaves. Several times we had first class seats but due to time factors had to kump on where we could and ended up in second class. Also as new travelers you need to be aware of the leaches, helping with your bags and expecting to be paid. They are extremely annoying and grt in your way, making out they are officials. "

  • Convenience
    Foursome |
    "The pass worked well but important that accommodation is close to the stations. Good trains and seats ( 1st Class) no trouble with rail officials. Very clean and felt safe. Didn't travel sufficient distances per day to make the most of the pass. But it was convenient. Station staff very helpful with bookings and timetables - especially in Italy. Would recommend for 7 plus weeks and 4-5 day stays in one place. Good service from Eurorail. "

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