If your Eurail pass is valid in France, you get free bus travel and other benefits offered by our partners.
To take advantage of these offers just show your Eurail pass or contact the company, that offers the benefit, directly. Free travel offers are only valid during travel days, whereas other benefits apply during the entire validity of your pass.
Travel between Paris and London with Eurostar trains
Eurostar offers special prices for Eurail passholders on the route:
- Paris Nord – Lille – London St Pancras
Fees - 2nd class: from €89 / 1st class: from €159. It is not possible to book the Eurail-discounted fares online.
The Eurail pass holder fares are exchangeable once before departure. Sometimes non-exchangeable fares can be cheaper then the pass holders fares. The easiest way to find out about the best Eurostar offers is to call +44(0)123 361 7575 or +33(0)892 353 539.
Please note that all fares are subject to availability.
Set sail for Ireland with Irish Ferries
Eurail pass holders get a 30% discount on ferry crossings between France and Ireland on the routes:
- Roscoff – Rosslare (Ireland) (May to September)
- Cherbourg – Rosslare (Ireland) (February to December)
To claim the discount, please make your booking at the Irish Ferries website and pay in full first. Then, e-mail your booking reference number and your Eurail pass number to the company. The relevant discount will be applied to your booking and the discount will be refunded to your credit card. Please send the e-mail to Irish Ferries at least 5 days before your outbound travel date. You may be asked to show your Eurail pass when you check in for the sailing.
For more information call +33 (0)233 234 444 or +353 (0)818 300 400 or visit the Irish Ferries website.
- The discount is valid on foot passenger fares on the ferry routes if your Eurail pass is valid in either the country of departure OR the country of arrival.
- No daily sailings, reservation is compulsory.
- Cabin accommodation is available at an extra charge.
Roscoff has it’s own train station and can be reached from Paris in about 5 hours. From Roscoff’s train station it’s a 20-minute walk to the passenger terminal.
Cherbourg can be reached by train. From there you can take a taxi (€8,- to €10,-) or walk (30 minutes) to the passenger terminal.
Travel with the French national railway's bus service
Eurail pass holders can travel for free with the French national railway’s bus service on the routes:
- Digne – St Auban
- Digne – Veynes
- Oloro – Canfranc (Spain)
The best place to enquire about bus services is at local tourist offices or at a train station. In large towns and cities, buses run to and from bus stations (gare d’autobus/routière) usually located next to train stations. In rural areas, bus services are often operated by the SNCF and run between local towns and the train station. An SNCF bus, on which rail tickets and passes are valid, is shown as an autocar in timetables.
Cruise the Parisien's Seine
Eurail pass holders receive a 50% discount on sightseeing tours operated by Bateaux Parisiens.
Meet your favorite celebrities at the Grévin Wax Museum
Eurail pass holders save 20% on the entrance fee.
Discover different popular French cities
Save 15% on MP3 audio guides from All Audio Guides about many popular French destinations.
You can find your discount code in the Eurail Pass Guide that you receive with your Eurail pass. The discount applies during the entire validity of your pass and can be used multiple times.