The adventure begins with the planning
Start planning your Eurail vacation now by using the Eurail map to decide your route. Check our timetable to find train times for each individual journey and to see if a reservation is required.
Find your train times
Start planning your European train adventure now with the Eurail timetable.
Search for train times for your chosen route through Europe and see if you need to make any changes along the way.
You can also check if you need to make a reservation for a particular train route.
Plan your Eurail train route
The Eurail map shows you all the main European train and ferry routes that are included in the Eurail passes.
There's also information about the approximate travel times between popular cities.
Download and view the Eurail map now:
Book yourself a seat
When planning your trip, keep in mind that you'll need to reserve a seat in advance for high-speed trains in certain countries. Also, if you choose to travel on a night train, it's normally necessary to book your sleeping accommodation or reclining seat beforehand.
If you want to avoid paying for a reservation, there are often alternative routes using regional trains that take you to the same destination.
Get inspired where to go
Want to visit all the top European highlights? Or, do you prefer to get off the beaten track and discover Europe's best kept secrets? We've put together some example itineraries to give you an idea of top destinations to include on your own Eurail adventure.
Find a place to spend the night
You've got plenty of accommodation options, from fancy hotels and cosy B&Bs to budget hostels and campgrounds. There's also an extensive network of night trains in Europe, transporting you across long distances while you sleep.