Choose the right Eurail Pass

Follow these 4 steps to choosing the right Eurail Pass for your European vacation:

  1. Countries

  2. Validity

  3. Discounts

  4. Class

1. Countries: Where in Europe do you want to go?


Experience all of Europe's highlight with the Global Pass

Want to see as much of Europe as possible? Then our Eurail Global Pass is a popular choice. You can travel by train in and between 28 countries, all with one rail pass.

Select 2, 3, or 4 bordering countries with the Select Pass

With the Eurail Select Pass you only pay for the countries you want to visit. You can select 2, 3, or 4 of your favorite countries, as long as they share a border. For example you can combine France, Italy, Spain and the Benelux.

Visit 1 country with our One Country Pass

Looking for a short holiday break in 1 country? Choose from our different Eurail One Country Passes. One of our most popular passes is the Eurail Italy Pass.

2. Validity: How far and how often do you want to travel?


Each Eurail Pass has a different validity period. For the Eurail Global Pass it ranges from 5 days to 3 months. For the Select Pass it ranges from 5 to 10 days.

Will you take a train almost every day?

Choose a Eurail Pass with a continuous validity. For example: with the Eurail Global Pass 22 days continuous, you can you travel on 22 consecutive days.

Will you travel once every few days?

Choose a Eurail Pass with flexible validity. For example: with the Eurail Global Pass 15 days within 2 months, you're free to choose 15 days on which you want to travel on trains, during a period of 2 months.

3. Discounts: Do you qualify for youth or group discounts?


Each Eurail Pass offers various discounts:

  • Are you under 26 on the first day your Pass is valid? Then you can get a discounted youth pass.

  • Two adults or more can get a group discount by buying a Saver Pass. You will need to travel together since you share one pass.

  • Children under 12 travel for free with Eurail. Read our Family Discounts information.

4. Class: Do you prefer to travel in 1st or 2nd class?


Eurail Passes are available for 1st class and 2nd class, depending on the pass you choose. A 1st class Eurail Pass is also valid for 2nd class train travel. The facilities and services provided in each class vary per train, and depend upon the railway company you travel with.

What's the difference between 1st and 2nd class?

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