How do you use a Eurail Pass?

Every traveler has to activate their Eurail Pass to start using it. This can be done at the ticket offices of most large European train stations, or online when you place your order with

After that, there’s a travel diary to fill in before you board each train, bus, or ferry.

When you're on the train, you just need to show your Eurail Pass, plus your passport or identity document, to any member of staff who asks to see it.

See our guide to using your Pass.