Europe by train

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Europe is a fascinating continent. It offers many different cultures, wonderful scenery and world-renowned cities. All of this is well connected by train. When traveling through Europe, from golden beaches to snow-covered mountains, the train is your best friend. Let us show you where you can go and why exploring Europe by train is an unforgettable experience!

Countries in Europe
Popular train routes
Inspiring itineraries
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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 Bosnia-Herzegovina

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.

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Population: 4.5 million

Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian

Currency: Marka (BAM)

Dialling code: +387

Trainride through BosniaHerzegovina is like being transported through Tolkien's Shire

Popular train routes

 
Paris in the evening

Paris in the evening

Europe has many cities to choose from and many routes to travel. To give you some ideas of where to go, we've listed the twenty most popular train routes among Eurail travelers. From Paris to Barcelona and from Rome to Vienna - check out these wonderful routes for inspiration and information.


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Inspiring itineraries

 
Map of European Highlight itinerary

Map of European Highlight itinerary

With so much to see and do in Europe, creating your itinerary can be a challenge. To lend you a hand, we've created some wonderful example routes to serve as inspiration for your Eurail journey.


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The Eurail pass

 

With a single Eurail train pass you can travel in up to 28 countries, hopping off along the way to experience Europe's most fascinating monuments, museums and breathtaking scenery.

 

The adventure begins with the train journey itself, which is why so many people choose to explore Europe by rail. Are you ready to choose the Eurail pass for your own European adventure?

 

Check out the Eurail passes

 

Add a ferry journey

 

Why not combine your European rail trip with a ferry journey? Add an extra ingredient to your vacation, plus reduce travel times between countries that are separated by water. 

 

Your Eurail pass entitles you to discounted ferry travel on certain routes in Europe.
 
Read more about ferries

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