Europe by train
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Where can I go? The answer is simple. Almost everywhere! However how to reach your destination can prove to be more complex. Check the list of European countries which you can visit. Our selection of European destinations and our city guides are useful to help you plan your perfect trip.
Which train to take? Train go everywhere in Europe, from one country to another, from small towns to major cities, from trendy capitals to more cultural destinations. You have access to over 15,000 destinations thanks to our extensive network. Visit France on board the famous high speed train, the TGV. Discover the magic cities of Germany on board the high speed ICE train. Take the AVE trains to reach cities like Madrid, Barcelona or Valencia in Spain. Visit two countries thanks to the high speed international trains. The famous Eurostar links London to Paris and Brussels with seasonal routes to Disneyland Paris and the south of France. From Brussels you can take the Thalys trains to reach the Netherlands. You can also choose to take the TGV Lyria which connects France to Switzerland. For a complete immersion in Italy, take Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa or NTV’s Italo trains.
Which is the best rail pass? The best rail pass depends on where you are going. Choose your rail pass according to the destinations you are planning to visit by train. For a few trips from one city to another, for example between London and Paris only, a rail pass won’t be convenient. In that case a book your train ticketsis best suited. But if you are planning to travel extensively by train then a rail pass is best suited. There are different rail passes. To travel unlimitedly in France, the France Rail Pass is the best solution. If you want to explore the whole of Switzerland or Italy, for example, get one of our single country rail passes, such as the Swiss Pass or the Eurail Italy Pass is best. If you are planning on seeing a few more countries, with more flexibility, then a popular choice is the Eurail Select Pass, and for maximum flexibility and choice there’s the Eurail Global Pass, which gives you unlimited travel to 24 countries in any order you like.