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Get about Europe the way Europeans do and learn about each culture while you're on the move. The Eurail pass is your key to experiencing the most of Europe – at your own pace.

6 reasons to experience Europe by Eurail

1

Breathtaking scenery

 
Glacier Express passing mountain lake

Travel on one of Europe's popular scenic routes and enjoy beautiful scenery like the snow-capped Alps in Switzerland or the lush rolling hills of Tuscany in Italy. 

2

Discover 27 countries

 
Young couple in front of Eiffel Tower Paris, France

Discover famed destinations in up to 27 countries from world-renowned capitals like Paris and Amsterdam to enchanting villages in Andalusia in Spain. The choice is endless.

3

Comfy high-speed travel

 
Interior of a high-speed train

The train is the comfortable way to see Europe. High-speed trains run in many countries, providing extra-fast transport links without the hassle of airport security and check-in.

4

Arrive in the city center

 
A young man at the Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium

The train doors swing open and there you are in the heart of the city. Drop your bags off and then you're ready to start exploring a new culture, rich history and famous sites. 

5

Travel by night

 
Breakfast in the night train

Cover large distances on night trains while you snooze – fall asleep in one city and wake up the next day in a new place, well-rested and ready to begin a day of exploration.

6

Meet new people

 
Regional train, people looking out of train window

Get to know the locals for a truly authentic travel experience and cross paths with other travelers from all over the world. You'll leave with lifelong memories!

Eurail passes

We offer a range of European rail passes. Choose which countries you want to visit and how many train travel days you need. The value-for-money Eurail Global Pass gives you the freedom to discover up to 24 countries by train, including favorites like France, Italy and Spain.

See which Eurail pass fits your plans

Global Pass

Explore up to 24 countries

Pass box map Global Pass up to 24 countries
From USD $470

Select Pass

Select 4 bordering countries of your choice

Pass box map Select Pass 4 Countries 4 countries
From USD $283

Regional Pass

Choose from popular 2 country combinations

Pass box map Regional Pass 2 countries
From USD $176

One Country Pass

Pick from 27 popular countries

Pass box map One Country Pass 1 country
From USD $50

All Avaliable Countries for Eurail

Italy Portugal Spain France Belgium the Netherlands Luxembourg Serbia Ireland Switzerland Turkey Greece Finland Sweden Norway Denmark Poland Bulgaria Romania Slovakia the Czech Republic Montenegro Hungary Austria Slovenia Croatia Germany

Europe

Europe
Travel multiple countries and find a whole different language, culture and landscape!

Austria

Railway in the Austrian Alps

Capital: Vienna

Population: 8.4 million

Language: German

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +43

Enjoy "The Sound of Music"-like views from the train window.

Belgium

Futuristic Liege-Guillemins railway station

Capital: Brussels

Population: 11 million

Language: Flemish, French, German

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +32

Take advantage of Belgium's fast, efficient train network.

Bulgaria

Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria

Capital: Sofia

Population: 7.3 million

Language: Bulgarian

Currency: Lev (BGN)

Dialling code: +359

Admire views of Bulgaria's conifers, deciduous forest and open fields.

Croatia

View of Split

Capital: Zagreb

Population: 4.2 million

Language: Croatian

Currency: Kuna (HRK)

Dialling code: +385

Take the train south to Split to enjoy Croatia's stunning coast and islands.

the Czech Republic

View of Prague Castle

Capital: Prague

Population: 10.5 million

Language: Czech

Currency: Czech koruna (CZK)

Dialling code: +420

Hop off the train at some of the charming towns in the Czech Republic.

Finland

Bridge across Torne River between  Finland and Sweden

Capital: Helsinki

Population: 5.4 million

Language: Finnish

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +358

Head up north by train for views of Finland's great wilderness & glistening lakes.

Italy

Landscape in Garfagnana, Lucca

Capital: Rome

Population: 59.6 million

Language: Italian

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +39

Take a train ride though Tuscany's rolling hills for unforgettable views!

the Netherlands

Dutch tulip field

Capital: Amsterdam

Population: 16.8 million

Language: Dutch

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +31

Play "spot the windmill" as you travel by train through the Dutch countryside!

Norway

View from a train in Norwegian mountains

Capital: Oslo

Population: 5 million

Language: Norwegian

Currency: Norwegian krone (NOK)

Dialling code: +47

For top views of Norway's mezmerizing scenery hop on board the train!

Poland

View of Giewont mountain

Capital: Warsaw

Population: 38.2 million

Language: Polish

Currency: Zloty (PLN)

Dialling code: +48

Gaze out the train window at Poland's farmland and pretty cottages.

Montenegro

Railway across Lake Skadar

Capital: Podgorica

Population: 625,000

Language: Montenegrin

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +382

The views from the train look like something out of "Lord of the Rings"!

Germany

Vineyards and forest along the Mosel river in Germany

Capital: Berlin

Population: 80 million

Language: German

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +49

Take a scenic train ride through Germany's beautiful Black Forest.

Portugal

Train on railway viaduct in Douro Valley

Capital: Lisbon

Population: 10.5 million

Language: Portuguese

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +351

Take in views of Portuguese vineyards, the Douro River & charming villages.

Romania

Bucegi mountains

Capital: Bucharest

Population: 20.1 million

Language: Romanian

Currency: Romanian leu (RON)

Dialling code: +40

Catch sight of Romania's impressive Bucegi Mountains from the train window.

Serbia

Train near Mokra Gora

Capital: Belgrade

Population: 7.2 million

Language: Serbian

Currency: Serbian dinar (RSD)

Dialling code: +381

Take the train to southern Serbia - you're in for a scenic treat!

Slovakia

Train in Vysoke Tatry

Capital: Bratislava

Population: 5.4 million

Language: Slovak

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +421

Enjoy the beautiful train ride to Slovakia's Tatra mountains.

Slovenia

Scenic view of Slovenia mountains

Capital: Ljubljana

Population: 2 million

Language: Slovene

Currency: Slovene

Dialling code: +386

Sit by the window for a showcase of Slovenia's glorious scenery!

Spain

High-speed trains AVE in Madrid

Capital: Madrid

Population: 47.2 million

Language: Spanish

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +34

Travel between Spain's main cities onboard comfortable high-speed trains.

Sweden

Northern lights in Swedish Lapland

Capital: Stockholm

Population: 9.5 million

Language: Swedish

Currency: Swedish krona (SEK)

Dialling code: +46

Take the train north to Swedish Lapland for the Northern Lights & ice fishing!

Switzerland

Scenic view from Jungfrau Bahn

Capital: Bern

Population: 8 million

Language: German, French, Italian

Currency: Swiss franc (CHF)

Dialling code: +41

The Swiss Alps, turquoise lakes & charming Swiss cabins - all on one train ride!

Turkey

Trains at Haydarpasa Station

Capital: Ankara

Population: 75.6 million

Language: Turkish

Currency: Turkish lira (TRY)

Dialling code: +90

The Turkish train network connects all corners of this fascinating country.

Ireland

Green mountain landscape Inishowen

Capital: Dublin, Belfast

Population: 4.6 million, 1.9 million

Language: English, Irish

Currency: Euro (EUR), British Pound (GBP)

Dialling code: +353, +44

Admire the "Emerald Isle's" lush green countryside from the comfort of your seat.

Hungary

Beautiful vineyard in Badacsony

Capital: Budapest

Population: 10 million

Language: Hungarian

Currency: Forint (HUF)

Dialling code: +36

Snap some pictures from the train window of Hungary's farmland & quaint villages.

Luxembourg

Scenic view of Luxembourg

Capital: Luxembourg City

Population: 540,000

Language: French, German, Luxembourgish

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +352

Snap some shots from the train of the rolling hills of Luxembourg's Ardennes.

Denmark

Country field in Denmark

Capital: Copenhagen

Population: 5.6 million

Language: Danish

Currency: Danish krone (DKK)

Dialling code: +45

Take a relaxing train ride through Denmark's pretty countryside.

France

Railtrack, Villefranche sur mer

Capital: Paris

Population: 65 million

Language: French

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +33

The train runs alongside France's Côte d'Azur coastline - the views are breathtaking!

Greece

Nestos river at Thrace

Capital: Athens

Population: 10.8 million

Language: Greek

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Dialling code: +30

The rugged mountains of Greece are in full view from the train window.

New: Eurail Trips

 

Eurail Trips

Eurail.com is proud to present the Eurail Trips, preplanned routes that take you to all the great cities in Europe. Let our rail experts take care of your planning and seat reservations. Train travel in Europe has never been this easy!
Read more about Eurail Trips

Get help from our rail experts

 

Our award-winning customer service team are ready to answer your questions. Want advice on choosing your pass or need help ordering? Get in touch by email and hear back within 24 hours. Or, post your question on our Facebook page and get your answer within 8 hours.

Start planning your Eurail trip

 

Check the Eurail timetable for train times across Europe. Also, view the Eurail map to start putting together your own European train route.

 

Plan your trip

Frequently asked questions

 
  • Do I need a Eurail or an InterRail pass? 

    A Eurail pass can only be used by non-European residents, living outside of Europe for at least 6 months. European residents can use an InterRail pass instead, available from InterRail.eu. Check below to find out which pass is is the right pass for you.

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  • What is a travel day?  

    A travel day lasts 24 hours from midnight to midnight. On each travel day you have access to the train networks and participating ferry companies where your Eurail pass is valid.

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  • What is the difference between 1st and 2nd class? 

    The difference between 1st and 2nd class rail travel is the level of comfort and the facilities provided. 1st class Eurail passes are more expensive than 2nd class passes.
    Compare Eurail pass prices.

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  • What are the delivery options? 

    We offer 3 methods of signed delivery of your Eurail pass, including FREE Budget Shipping
    With the shipping calculator you can check out the expected delivery date and costs of your order.

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  • Are reservations included in my pass? 

    No, reservation fees are not included in your Eurail pass. Train reservations are required on most high-speed and all night trains. It's often possible to avoid reservations by taking regional trains instead.

    Read our reservation guide for more information or book your reservations with us.

     

Get a taste of the Eurail experience

 

   Eurail made my journey through Europe an absolute breeze, taking me from one major city directly to the next without any hassle! Alyssa HolmesCanada
Traveled with the Eurail Global Pass.

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