Eurail benefits in France
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.
In order to claim the discount, please make your booking by phone through +33 233 234 444, +353 818 300 400 or +33 170 720 326 (in French). You may be asked to show your Eurail pass when you check in for the sailing.
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.
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.
Pass holders with a Global Pass need a reservation only (regular reservation fee). Pass holders with a Pass which is not valid in all countries through which the bus passes need a reservation and a ticket for the section not covered by the pass.
Tickets and reservations are available at railway ticket windows in Germany or by calling the DB.