You must activate (validate) your Eurail Pass before your first train journey. This can be done at a European train station, or online by using our Eurail.com activation service at checkout. Activation is required within 11 months* of the issuing date.
Eurail Passes are issued on identity and cannot to be used by any other person. Your name, country of residence, and passport number should be filled in on the Pass.
*Please note that by months we are referring to calendar months. This means that if, for example, you purchase your Pass on May 31, the latest day you can activate your Pass is April 30.
Read more on how to activate your Pass