Don't forget your seat reservations!
Some trains in Europe, like high-speed trains and night trains, require a seat reservation. Reservation fees are charged by the railway carriers, and are not included in your Eurail Pass. Read all about reservations →.
Conditions of this Pass
- General conditions for everyone
Only non-European residents can travel with a Eurail Pass. If you’re a European resident you can travel with an Interrail Pass.
Most high-speed and night trains require a reservation at an additional cost. Learn more about seat reservations
1st class Passes are valid in both 1st and 2nd class coaches. 2nd class Passes are only valid in 2nd class coaches.
You need to activate your Eurail Pass within 11 months of the issue date. You can do this online using our free activation service at checkout, or once you've received your Pass at a European train station.
- *Additional conditions about our promotional Passes
- Additional conditions for Youth travelers
- To travel with a discounted Youth Pass, you must be aged from 12 up to and including 27 on the start date of the Eurail Pass.
- Additional conditions for Adults with Children
Children under 4 travel for free and do not need a Eurail Pass. You may be asked to sit a child under 4 on your lap during busy times. If you'd like to reserve a separate seat for your child under 4, then you will need to add a free Child Pass to your order, as it's only possible to book seats/beds for Pass holders. Read more.
Children aged 4 to 11 travel for free with a Child Pass. A child must be accompanied at all times by at least one person with an Adult Pass. This doesn’t have to be a family member and can be anyone over 18.
Up to 2 children can travel with 1 adult. For example, when 2 adults are traveling, they can take 4 children with them. If more than 2 children are traveling with 1 adult, a separate Youth Pass must be purchased for each additional child.
Children under 12 travel in the same travel class as the accompanying adult.
Travelers aged 12 to 27 can travel with a Youth Pass.
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Trains in Europe
Europe’s extensive rail network connects all of Europe’s top destinations from world-famous capitals to charming off-the-beaten-track towns. Choose the type of train that best fits your plans, and travel where you want by day or night.