Choose your level of comfort
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.
More space in 1st class
Seats are usually larger and more comfortable, and there is more legroom in 1st class cars than in 2nd class. There is also greater luggage space. 1st class cars are almost always less crowded than 2nd class.
Extras in 1st class
On certain trains, 1st class travelers may receive the following, especially on high-speed trains:
- Complimentary drink and snack
- Free newspaper
- WiFi internet connection
- Power sockets
Locating the correct coach class
Classes are indicated with large numbers '1' and '2' on the outside of the train, as well as inside the cars. Some smaller regional trains may not have a class distinction. A 1st class Eurail pass also entitles you to travel in 2nd class cars.
Norway only has 2nd class cars on all trains.