Choose the right Eurail pass

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

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 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 4 of your favorite countries, as long as they are bordering. For example combine France, Italy Spain and the Benelux.

Visit 1-2 countries with our One Country and Regional Pass

Looking for a short holiday break in 1 or 2 countries? Choose from 19 different Eurail One Country Passes. One example is the Eurail Italy Pass.
You can also choose one of the 24 Eurail Regional Passes, for example the Eurail Austria-Switzerland 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 15 days-3 months. The Select Pass starts from 5 days.

Will you take a train almost every day? Choose a Eurail pass with a continuous validity. For example: with the Eurail Global Pass 21 days continuous, you can you travel on 21 consecutive days.

Will you travel once every few days? Choose a Eurail pass with a flexible validity period. For example: with the Eurail Global Pass 15 days within 2 months, you are free to choose 15 days on which you want to travel, 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, available for 2nd class.

  • 2 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 with a cheap child pass. Children under 4 travel for free.


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

Eurail discounted youth passes are only available for travel in 2nd class. Adult and Saver passes are available for 1st class and 2nd class, depending on the pass you choose.

  • Youth travelers who prefer 1st class, can buy an adult pass or a Saver Pass.

  • A 1st class Eurail pass is also valid for 2nd class train travel.

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

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