Eurail Global Pass From € 293
Eurail Global Pass: Get free travel days!
Book a 15-day, 21-day or 1-month Eurail Global Pass and benefit from respectively 2, 3 or 5 additional days of travel!
- 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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The Eurail Global Pass is the ultimate pass to discover Europe. Visit the 28 countries listed below:
|Austria||Belgium||Bulgaria||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
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!
Things to know
Who can buy a rail pass?Any persons living in a non-European country can use the Eurail Global Pass. Please note that residents of Russia and Turkey are not eligible.
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.
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.
What is a Saver pass discount?
A Saver pass discount allows families or groups of 2 to 5 people travelling together to get a discount. Adults get a 15% discount and children get 50% off.
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 6 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.
A travel day lasts 24 hours from midnight to midnight.You can take as many trains as you want during a travel day.
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.
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
Enjoy your trip with the discounts and bonuses that come with your rail pass.
From hotel discounts to reduced museum fares and free ferry trips, your rail pass saves you money.
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:
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:
|Austria||Belgium||Bulgaria||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Q. If I'm traveling through a country not included on Eurail Select Pass, can I add that country to the pass?A. Passes are only valid for travel in the countries covered by that particular pass. If you travel through a country not included on your pass, you'll need to purchase an additional ticket for that part of the trip. For example, if you travel from Germany to Italy through Austria, Austria is not a country on your Eurail Select Pass and will not be covered; you must purchase an additional ticket. If you have not purchased your pass please view our online maps to see if you will be travelling through a country you have not planned for.
- A. The best-selling Eurail Global Pass offers unlimited, 1st Class train travel in 24 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Bulgarian Denmark, Finland, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, France, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, Luxembourg, Romania, Slovenia, Portugal, Slovakia, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden and Turkey. Choices range from 15 consecutive days to 3 months of travel or 10 and 15 flexible days within a 2-month time period, plus money-saving Eurail Global Pass bonuses. The Eurail Select Pass provides unlimited train travel for the duration you select in your choice of any 3, 4 or 5 countries that border each other, as well as attractive bonuses. Select from Austria, Benelux (Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands), Bulgaria/Serbia/Montenegro, Croatia/Slovenia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.
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"Train Tour"Stephen p.
Excellent trains always on time Value for money Convenience
"we are satisfied"Herry o. 29/09/2014
Hi... im noera. We were at europe in last april till may 2014. We used eurail global pass 14 days and we were 5 persons. it was our first time went ro europe. And after discussed we fixed to use eurail for moving from 1 country to another. The room at the train were great because we were at first class. When we go from vienna to venezia we got compartment in 2nd class, but was great too. Services were really excellent in counter or at the train. Every we showed our pass the staff was excited and gave us some ideas and informations about the place that we went after. For money it is expensive but equivalent with services at first class train. If we buy the ticket one by one it will cost more expensive then buy the pass. we will come back to europe and will use this pass again. thanks eurorail global pass to make our journey comfort, save, convenience, and great. Value for money Convenience
"Great way to travel"Chenwei h. 24/02/2014
I enjoyed my trip with eurail very much. Its very convenient. However a lot of railway employees are not trained to sale eurail tickets nor do they know the value/basic reservation fees/ rules of eurail pass so they can make mistakes very often. And tickets machines did not provide options for eurail pass which really suck... Please improve this . Thank you. Value for money Convenience
"Excellent value for money"Riyas k. 23/02/2014
Had a wonderful 6 week trip around Europe. Except some glitches at France, the rest of the journey was smooth and efficient. Germany tops the list. Value for money Convenience
"Reservation changes"Sreenivasu b. 18/02/2014
Hi, Some times the reservations changes are so expensive, it made more sense to buy a local ticket without rail pass. Value for money Convenience
"Europe by Rail"Kavish m. 16/01/2014
I travelled through Europe for 5 weeks by rail. The experience was amazing. Rail travel is far more convenient (and faster if you consider airport standby times etc). Non-euro residents cannot purchase 2nd class tickets and therefore must pay double for a 1st class pass. Nevertheless I will always travel via rail through Europe. Lastly, I have posted my travel documents to Rail Europe and have yet to receive my gift and my returned itinerary. Value for money
"EUROPE ADVENTURE 2013"Jeffrey s. 13/01/2014
This is the most awesome experience I've ever had...Thank you for the wonderful experience. Value for money Convenience
"Great"Wanda c. 04/01/2014
All is good. Value for money Convenience
"Family trip"Jeng-horng c. 29/11/2013
My wife passed away by cancer June 2013, that's why I'd decided to have my two daughters travel with for memorize her, we have a very good trip along the european continent, France is our first rated country, although we'd been to Paris before(four of us), three of us tour Strasboug and Kandersteg Swizland, Lugano, and most of the Italy, we like the Freeziano train, beautiful, Germany trains were the most convenient, we don't have to pay for reservation, James Value for money Convenience
"Europe trip July"Sarat g. 29/11/2013
It was nice to travel by trains in Europe. To get reservation on Thalys trains was not possible with the Eurail pass even if one tried well in advance. Otherwise the trip was good. Value for money Convenience
"Euro exploring"Avril c. 17/11/2013
Buying a Eurail pass was the best decision I made before heading over to Europe. It allowed me to explore freely and easily. I was well impressed by the standard of the trains and how comfortable they were. A highly recommended way to see Europe! Value for money Convenience
"Good"Jorge r. 07/11/2013
Trains in france must be cheaper Value for money Convenience
"2 Months around Europe"Jessica m. 07/11/2013
Hi Travelers As a couple we traveled around Europe on the trains for 2 months August- September. We had to get a first class global pass as one of us was over 26 yr old. However we discovered that it was the best option for us... not only were there more seats available, but often the carriages were a lot quieter with less children. Also I think we saved on reservations as less people traveled first class so we felt more comfortable winging it and arriving at the station and just jumping on a train with no reservation. You only really need to reserve trains in France and Spain. We took mostly regional trains everywhere else so we didn't need to reserve. We priced the trip as we went around calculating each journey on what we would spend if we didn't have the global pass. We actually broke even one month into our trip with the costs. So definitely recommend buying this pass! Value for money Convenience
"Value for money"Arshad i. 03/11/2013
It was awesome trip... I wasn't expecting that i will cover my 6-7 countries in one trip with limited time. Surely, gonna try one more time to cover the rest of the cities of Europe. Arshad IBL Value for money Convenience
"ummm...."Nicola a. 13/10/2013
use of this rail pass was good, however it would have been handy to know about not being able to reserve places on trains until you got into the country as well and learning about which trains had sleepers that you had to book on the train and which ones you could book in advance. was great that you got first class on this pass. Value for money Convenience