Eurail Global Pass

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Key features

  • Unlimited travel in 28 countries
  • The only rail pass to visit all of Europe.
  • Discount for families or groups of 2-5 people with the Saver Pass.
  • Children up to 11 travel for free. More details
  • Youth (12 - 25) discounts available
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Overview

The Eurail Global Pass is the ultimate pass to discover Europe. Visit the 28 countries listed below:

AustriaBelgiumBulgariaBosnia and Herzegovina
Czech RepublicCroatiaDenmarkFrance
FinlandHungaryGermanyGreece
IrelandItalyLuxembourgMontenegro
NetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugal
RomaniaSerbiaSlovakiaSlovenia
SpainSwedenSwitzerlandTurkey

The Eurail Global Pass allows you unlimited travel with the freedom to hit the tracks whenever and wherever you want! You can take as many trains as you like and there is no limit on the distance you can travel within a travel day. All of this at a fixed price.

Hop on and off trains at any time according to your desires and encounters. Just show up at the nearest train station and get ready to go and explore a new destination. (See ‘Things to know’ for more information about seat reservations).

The Eurail Global Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. Hotel discounts, reduced museum fares, free ferry trips and more are included in your pass.
It also comes with a Eurail travel pack (Travel map and user guide).

Whether you are the adventurous traveller or the avid planner the Eurail Global Pass is your pass to freedom and the key to an unforgettable trip!

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Considered as the most popular pass, Eurail Global Pass is seen by many as the easiest way to travel within Europe. It offers unlimited rail travel across 28 destinations in Europe, giving you an absolutely unique travel experience and an in-depth knowledge of the European culture.

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Travel all over Europe with a Eurail Pass. It is the best way to visit up to 24 countries, reach all major European cities and discover thousands of smaller towns.

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Things to know

Who can buy a rail pass?

Any person living in a non-European country can use the Eurail Global Pass. Please note that residents of Russia and Turkey are not eligible.

Seat reservation

A seat reservation is a guaranteed seat on board a train.

Seat reservations are compulsory for high speed, international and night trains. However, as you will be travelling with a rail pass, you will only have to pay for a small reservation fee, as opposed to the usual standard fare.

Seats are generally available for reservation up to 90 days prior to departure and are limited. Book early to secure your seat!
Book a seat reservation with Rail Europe.

Our tip:
Most regional trains do not require a seat reservation. Just hop on board with a valid rail pass, find a seat and relax as the train takes you to one of the many destinations served.

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What is a Saver Pass?

A Saver Pass is a single pass listing the names of all people travelling together. It is offered to families or groups of 2 to 5 people.

  • Adults usually get a 15% discount with a Saver Pass.
  • Remember, children can travel for free with an adult. See conditions below.

Child concessions

Children under 4 travel for free. Do not include them in your booking as they don’t need a rail pass. However if you want them to have a guaranteed seat on board high speed trains or a bed on board night trains, you must make a reservation before travelling.

Children from 4 to 11 travel for free. As a rail pass will still be issued for them, please make sure you include them in your booking. For guaranteed seats on board high speed and night trains, please remember to book a seat for you and your children.

How to use a rail pass?

You must start using your rail pass within 11 months of the date of purchase.

To start using your rail pass, go to a European railway station where a railway official will fill-in your passport number and stamp your rail pass. On each travel day, please remember to write down the date on your rail pass. You should record your trip in the Travel Report on the rail pass cover.
Passengers travelling without having written down the above information risk a fine and payment of a full fare ticket.

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Eurail Global Pass

Travel day

A travel day lasts 24 hours from midnight to midnight.You can take as many trains as you want during a travel day.

Our tip:
The 7 pm rule allows you to benefit from a free travel day if the following conditions are met:

  • Your pass should be activated.
  • You must travel on board a night train departing after 7 pm and this should be your first trip of the day.
  • You must reach your destination after 4 am on the next day.
  • Your arrival date should be within the validity of the pass.
If the conditions are met, write the arrival date on your pass instead of the departure date. This will allow you to save one travel day.

Validity

The validity is the number of travel days of a rail pass.

You can choose between flexible and consecutive validities.

Flexible validities allow you to choose which days you want to travel within the period covered by your rail pass.
E.g. For a rail pass with a validity of 5 days within 1 month. If you activate your rail pass on the 1st of the month, you can travel on the 3rd, 4th, 7th, 12th and 30th of this month.

Consecutive validities give you unlimited travel during consecutive days.
E.g. For a rail pass with a validity of 3 days continuous. By activating your rail pass on the 1st of the month, you can use it until the 3rd.

Rail pass benefits

Most rail passes include discounts and bonuses. Save money and make the most of your trip with your rail pass.
When available you will get hotel discounts, free entrance to museums, discounted boat trips and more.

Get a free travel pack when you book a Eurail Pass from Rail Europe. The travel package contains a user guide and a detailed map of the European railway network.

Benefits by country available with a Eurail Pass:

Benefits in Austria

Benefits in Greece

Benefits in Portugal

Benefits in Benelux

Benefits in Hungary

Benefits in Romania

Benefits in Denmark

Benefits in Ireland

Benefits in Slovakia

Benefits in Finland

Benefits in Italy

Benefits in Spain

Benefits in France

Benefits in Netherlands

Benefits in Sweden

Benefits in Germany

Benefits in Norway

Benefits in Switzerland

Interactive Rail Map

Use our interactive travel map to plan your trip and view the rail network of each country covered by your rail pass.

With the Eurail Global Pass you can travel by train in the following countries:

AustriaBelgiumBulgariaBosnia and Herzegovina
Czech RepublicCroatiaDenmarkFrance
FinlandHungaryGermanyGreece
IrelandItalyLuxembourgMontenegro
NetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugal
RomaniaSerbiaSlovakiaSlovenia
SpainSwedenSwitzerlandTurkey
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F.A.Q

  • Q. What are the differences between Eurail Global Pass and Eurail Select Pass?

  • Q. If I'm traveling through a country not included on Eurail Select Pass, can I add that country to the pass?

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Overall rating (77)

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  • "Memorable Europe Trip Y2015 "    
    Such a comfort and convenience. Easy and simple transportation.  
  • "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.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "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.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "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  
  • "Belgium-Copenhagen "    
    I am not an experienced train traveler, but I did use an Britrail Flexipass for 3 weeks prior to arriving in Belgium. Everything worked fine except for discovering that some trains (France    Value for money  Convenience
  • "exellent!"    
    the trip was amazing! we enjoyed every second of it! everything was super comfotable and easy to do with the pass. an absolutly unforgetable trip!    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Good Experience"    
    The train ride onboard from Italy to Switzerland and finally to France was a good experience. Experiencing travelling in 1st Class seats. The sceneries along the way was nice and relaxing. Anyway, I think Eurail can provide a little more than just coffee    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Great way to travel "    
    Travelling by train is interesting. It allows you to enjoy the scenery much better. The train trips were generally ok although improvements might be needed in terms of cleaniness of the trains on some routes. I had not travelled cross country in Europe before via train so it was pleasantly surprising that it was relatively easy for me to do it.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Family Trip Europ"    
    Very safe way to travel. Italy trains were a challenge in that we had to pay extra for reservation fees on the high speed trains. In general all the train stations have easy to read explanations of train schedules and platforms. Almost every station has a luggage storage facility. Switzerland and Germany travel was easy with no problems or reservation fees. I am a single mother who traveled with 2 boys age 9 and 14 and never once did we feel unsafe. I would not recommend traveling 100% alone late at night.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Zurich to Amsterdam"    
    Journey made well on time. Cabin seating was as expected but leg room for big luggage limited    Value for money  Convenience
  • "comfort"    
    what's good: the trains are very comfortable; not crowded in Germany, Switzerland, Austria; services on train are very good what's bad: train broke down twice in Germany encountered thief in one of the train not much discount for Paris to London not easy to get reservation in Italy and France    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Review on global pass"    
    Overall is great as selected Global Pass. It is convenient to use, reduce planning effort and flexible. Actually, I was considered whether it was lowest price to purchase ticket by ticket.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Value "    
    Its value for money as we can travel to several countries in Europe and we find convenient that we can connect to other trains but the short time given to transfer from train to train are rather hectic especially if one train is delay, we would miss the next train. Also sometimes we need to go from one platform to another with our baggage it's quite taunting to make in time especially when the station has only stairs nearby.    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Comfortable overnight train"    
    Had a good night sleep and was served good breakfast :-)    Value for money  Convenience
  • "Nothing special, but..."    
    Had to commute on weekly basis between Karlsruhe and Budapest. For that the EuRail Global Pass is a very good value because the cheapest unrestricted r/t ticket ("city-star Germany") is 176.60 Euro in second class (and in theory you can't use ICE with cst ticket). Paying about 520 Euro / month for the first class (this is what 3 month Eurail Global is about) beats the otherwise excellent cst by almost 190 Euro. If you do not travel that much, other options could be better.    Value for money  Convenience
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