Ordering a Eurail pass

Check our frequently asked questions on ordering a Eurail pass. If your question isn't answered here, contact us and we'll be happy to help you.

Placing your order

  • How far in advance can I buy my Eurail pass?  

    You can order your Eurail pass up to 6 months in advance of your trip. Within these 6 months, you need to activate your Eurail pass at a European train station.

    View the shipping calculator to find out the expected delivery date of your order. You can also have your Eurail pass delivered to a European (hotel) address.

  • Are there any extra order fees? 

    No, Eurail.com does not charge any hidden fees on top of the price of your Eurail pass.

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  • Can I print my Eurail pass as an e-ticket?  

    No, a Eurail pass is only available as a paper document which we send to you by registered mail. It's not possible to print the pass yourself or to have it e-mailed to you.

  • Can I protect my pass against loss and theft? 

    Yes, the Pass Loss & Theft Coverage (LTC) protects your valuable Eurail pass for a small fee. The LTC covers the costs of expensive replacement tickets in the case of loss or theft, up to the remaining value of your pass.

    You can add the LTC to your order in the shopping cart.

  • Can I get help placing an order?  

    Yes, we can offer you assistance in the following ways:

Delivery of your pass

  • Can you ship my pass to an APO address?  

    Yes, military customers can have their Eurail pass shipped to an APO address (Army Post Office Box) in the U.S.A. This option will appear when you select 'United States' as your shipping country. Please note that it can take up to a month for orders to be delivered from the APO address to your location.

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  • Can you ship my pass to a P.O. Box?  

    No, we don't deliver to P.O. boxes in most countries as someone must be available to sign for the package during business hours. However, there are some exceptions.

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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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  • Can someone else sign for the delivery of my pass? 

    Yes, anyone can sign for your package, including family members, neighbors and hotel receptionists.

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Payment of your order

  • How can I pay if I don't have a credit card? 

    If you don't have a credit card to pay for your Eurail order, you can:

    • Use a Visa Electron debit card (available in some countries).

    • Create a free PayPal account and transfer funds from your bank account to PayPal.

    • Ask a family member or friend to make the payment on your behalf using their credit card.

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  • Can I split the costs between multiple credit cards or pay in installments? 

    No, you will need to pay the full amount in one payment.

  • Can I buy Eurail passes in Europe? 

    Yes, you can buy certain Eurail passes at European train stations, but this is more expensive than ordering online. We recommend you order your Eurail pass with Eurail.com and have it delivered to your home or work address. We also deliver to Europe, including to hotels and hostels.

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  • What is 3D Secure payment?  

    Eurail.com is dedicated to providing secure online payment methods. That’s why we've added an extra level of security for Visa and MasterCard payments, which protects you from the unauthorized use of your credit card. 3-D Secure technology consists of the programs Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode.

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