Most European railway stations are centrally located and well served by public transportation – trams, subway lines or buses. Taxis are plentiful. Tourist offices, bike rental and car rental companies are usually nearby.
Train stations are often like mini cities with every imaginable service: restaurants, post offices, phones, information centers, hotel booking offices, currency exchange, ATMs, shops and so on.
Finding the right train
On all stations you will find signs in the station and at platforms showing departure times and platform listings. At major stations huge computerized boards offer up-to-the-minute schedule and platform listings. Station information offices can also provide train schedules.
Larger European cities have multiple train stations. Cities like Berlin or Madrid use different train stations for different directions. Always double-check the station your train departs from before you head out to catch a train.
At some major stations you may find railway lounges reserved for select clients. These lounges are sometimes available to 1st class Eurail pass holders: please check locally, to see if your pass qualifies you for access to these lounges.