Which popular routes can I take with my Eurail Global Pass?

With a Eurail Global Pass you can go almost everywhere in Europe. We have compiled a list of the 20 most popular European train routes. This will give you an idea of some of the exciting countries and cities you can visit with the Pass.


The travel times below are based on the fastest and the cheapest train option. The fastest option is usually with a high-speed train, which almost always requires an advance reservation. If you want to avoid reservations, you can go for the cheapest option and take regional trains. These trains give you a chance to see more of the countries you're traveling in, since they move slower and make frequent stops.

20 most popular Eurail routes
Click on a route to see more travel options. Click on a train for information about that train.

Amsterdam - Paris

Included

Thalys high-speed - 3hr 20min
Regional train - 8hr 20min

Amsterdam - Brussels

Included

Thalys high-speed - 1hr 50min
Regional train - 2hr 40min

Paris - Rome

Included

TGV + Le Frecce - 11hr 15min
IC de Nuit night train + Regional train - 20hr

Paris - London

Included (reservation required)

Eurostar - 3hr

Amsterdam - Berlin

Included

Regional train - 6hr 20min

Berlin - Prague

Included

Eurocity high-speed - 4hr 40min
EN Metropol night train - 5hr

Prague - Vienna

Included

Eurocity high-speed - 4hr 25min
EN Metropol night train - 6hr 50min

Vienna - Budapest

Included

Railjet high-speed - 2hr 50min
Regional train - 4hr 15min

Vienna - Venice

Included

EuroNight Austria-Italy - 7hr 25min
Regional train - 9hr 15min

Venice - Milan

Included

Le Frecce high-speed - 2hr 25min
Regional train - 5hr 05min

Venice - Rome

Included

Le Frecce high-speed - 3hr 05min
Regional train - 8hr

Rome - Florence

Included

Le Frecce high-speed - 1hr 20min
Regional train - 3hr 20min

Rome - Milan

Included

Le Frecce high-speed - 2hr 55min
Regional train - 9hr 10min

Paris - Barcelona

Included

TGV high-speed - 6hr 15min

Barcelona - Madrid

Included

AVE high-speed - 2hr 45min
Regional train - 8hr 55min

Paris - Geneva

Included

TGV Lyria high-speed - 3hr 05min
Regional train - 8hr 35min

Munich - Salzburg

Included

Railjet high-speed - 1hr 30min

Madrid - Malaga

Included

AVE high-speed - 2hr 30min

Madrid - Granada

Included

Altaria high-speed - 4hr 25min

Barcelona - Gijón

Included

AVE + Alvia - 9hr