Travel by train in 3, 4 or 5 European countries
Create your own Eurail Select Pass and experience the best of Europe by rail. Select the 3, 4 or 5 bordering countries you most want to explore.
Select Pass country info
Which Eurail passes are valid in France?
In 2013, it is no longer possible to order a Eurail Select Pass that includes France. To travel in France with Eurail you can order the flexible and value-for-money Global Pass that is valid in 24 countries. Alternatively, there are various Regional Passes that combine France with 1 other country. If you bought your Eurail Select Pass in 2012 you can still travel in France. Read more.
How can I travel to Spain or Portugal with a Eurail Select Pass? To travel to Spain or Portugal with a Eurail Select Pass, you need to take a discounted ferry between Italy and Spain.
How can I travel to Ireland with a Eurail Select Pass?
To travel to Ireland with a Eurail Select Pass, you need to book a flight or take a discounted ferry from France.
How can I travel between Greece and Italy?
If you choose a Eurail Select Pass valid in both Greece and Italy, the ferry crossing between these countries is included in your pass, operated by Superfast Ferries, Blue Star Ferries and Minoan Lines (you just pay seasonal surcharges, port taxes and fuel surcharges).
How can I travel between Germany and Sweden if my Select Pass is not valid in Denmark?
Trains between Germany and Sweden often go through Denmark. If your Select Pass is not valid there, you should buy a separate ticket for the section of your journey in Denmark. If you want to avoid these additional costs, there is a discounted fare available to pass holders on the Berlin Night Express or a discounted ferry from Finnlines between Travemünde (Germany) and Malmö (Sweden).
How the Select Pass works
Read about how the Eurail Select Pass works:
- Your chosen countries must border each other by rail or ferry (see table below of Eurail bordering countries).
- Have the freedom to choose which country you start your trip from.
- Travel back and forth between your chosen countries as much as you like.
- To travel through a country not valid with your Select Pass (even if your train only passes through that country and does not stop), you’ll need to buy a separate ticket for that part of the journey.
|Select Pass country||Select Pass bordering countries|
|Austria||Croatia / Slovenia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland|
|Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)||Germany, Ireland***|
|Bulgaria||Montenegro / Serbia, Greece, Romania, Turkey|
|Croatia / Slovenia (classed as 1 country)||Austria, Montenegro / Serbia, Hungary, Italy|
|Czech Republic||Germany, Austria|
|Denmark||Germany, Norway, Sweden|
|Germany||Austria, Benelux, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Sweden*, Switzerland|
|Greece||Italy**, Bulgaria, Turkey|
|Hungary||Austria, Montenegro / Serbia, Croatia/Slovenia, Romania|
|Italy||Austria, Croatia/Slovenia, Greece **, Spain, Switzerland|
|Montenegro / Serbia (classed as 1 country)||Bulgaria, Croatia / Slovenia, Hungary, Romania|
|Romania||Montenegro / Serbia, Hungary, Bulgaria|
|Sweden||Denmark, Finland, Germany*, Norway****|
|Switzerland||Austria, Germany, Italy|
* Trains between Germany and Sweden go through Denmark. If your pass is not valid there, you must buy a separate ticket for the travel part in Denmark. You can also take the Berlin Night Express (not daily) or a discounted ferry from Finnlines between Travemünde (Germany) and Malmö (Sweden).
** When both Greece and Italy are chosen, the ferry crossings between Greece and Italy operated by Superfast Ferries, Blue Star Ferries and Minoan Lines are included.
*** Benelux and Ireland can be combined, though they have no direct rail or ferry link.
****Finland and Norway are not considered to be bordering.
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