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Eurail Global Pass

Explore up to 31 European countries by train with one great rail pass

  • Travel on the national rail networks of up to 31 countries - including Great Britain
  • Freedom to take multiple train journeys per travel day
  • Issued as a paper document
  • Your choice of a 1st or 2nd class rail pass
  • Children under 12 travel free with Adult
  • Discounted Youth (under 28) and Senior (60+) passes
  • Flexible: choose where you want to go, and when
  • Travel across borders quickly and easily

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WHO

WHAT


Overview

Experience the thrill of extensive train travel on the national rail networks of 31 participating countries with this convenient rail pass.

The Eurail Global Pass is the ultimate pass to discover Europe. Visit the 31 countries listed below:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Czech Republic
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Finland
  • Hungary
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • The Eurail Global Pass allows you unlimited travel with the freedom to hit the tracks whenever and wherever you want! You can take as many trains as you like and there is no limit on the distance you can travel within a travel day. All of this at a fixed price.

    Hop on and off trains at any time according to your desires and encounters. Just show up at the nearest train station and get ready to go and explore a new destination. (See ‘Things to know’ for more information about seat reservations).

    The Eurail Global Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. Hotel discounts, reduced museum fares, free ferry trips and more are included in your pass.
    It also comes with a Eurail travel pack (Travel map and user guide).

    Whether you are the adventurous traveller or the avid planner the Eurail Global Pass is your pass to freedom and the key to an unforgettable trip!

    More details

    Considered as the most popular pass, Eurail Global Pass is seen by many as the easiest way to travel within Europe. It offers unlimited rail travel across 31 destinations in Europe, giving you an absolutely unique travel experience and an in-depth knowledge of the European culture. Learn more

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    Customer feedback Value for money
    « It was awesome trip... I wasn't expecting that i will cover my 6-7 countries in one trip with limited time. Surely, gonna try one more time to cover the rest of the cities of Europe. Arshad IBL »

    ARSHAD I


    How does it work?

    Rail Passes in 3 steps

    1. Pick the right rail pass

    Pick the right rail pass

    Rail passes can be booked for travel in one specific country or you can choose one of a few pre-selected country/region combinations. Extensive travel plans? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering train travel in 31 different countries - including Great Britain.
    Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service selected, passenger type, and the number of rail travel days.

    Use our Pass Finder

    2. Reserve your seats

    Reserve your seats

    Taking local and regional trains allows you to explore at will. Simply board with your rail pass and choose any open seat. Reservations are required on most high speed, overnight, scenic, and international trains. We recommend always checking your desired journey for any specific seat reservation requirements.

    Book Seat Reservations

    3. Activate and travel

    Activate and travel

    Your rail pass requires that you activate it by getting it stamped at the ticket window at the departure station on the day of your first train journey. Once activated, you are all set and ready to explore.

    Common Questions

    Benefits

    More than just trains

    And the Eurail Global Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. Depending on what countries you travel in, you’ll get discounts on buses and trains, hotels, cruises & ferries, museums & activities, and more.

    With the Eurail Global Pass, the benefits like the connections it provides - are everywhere. Whether you are an adventurous traveler or avid planner, the Eurail Global Pass is your pass to freedom and an unforgettable journey of discovery.

    Benefits by country available with a Eurail Pass:

    Benefits in Austria

    Benefits in Benelux

    Benefits in Croatia

    Benefits in Czech Republic

    Benefits in Denmark

    Benefits in Finland

    Benefits in France

    Benefits in Germany

    Benefits in Greece

    Benefits in Hungary

    Benefits in Ireland

    Benefits in Portugal

    Benefits in Italy

    Benefits in Netherlands

    Benefits in Norway

    Benefits in Poland

    Benefits in Portugal

    Benefits in Romania

    Benefits in Serbia

    Benefits in Slovakia

    Benefits in Slovenia

    Benefits in Spain

    Benefits in Sweden

    Benefits in Switzerland

    Benefits in Turkey


    Travel forum

    From our travel community

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    No trains seem to be available with my global pass? I've tried searching a few different options i.e. amsterdam - berlin etc selecting - have a eurail global pass - and the search results keep saying that no trains are available with my pass and that i have to pay full price. what have i paid (...)

    Leah G. | 2018/01/25 answered | 0 Comments
    Recommendation on eurail pass Hi there, Myself and a friend are intending to travel to Europe in 2018 as per the following itinerary below and we have the following questions to ask: Munich > Berlin > Prague > Krakow > Vienna > Budapest > Zagreb > Ljubljana > Salzburg 1. (...)

    Hong S. | 2017/12/31 answered | 4 Comments
    Is zermatt also included in eurail pass? HI WE WILL BE IN BERN THIS NOVEMBER AND WE WANT TO GO TO ZERMAT. CAN I USE MY GLOBAL PASS?

    joseph r. | 2017/10/19 answered | 0 Comments
    Europe vacation with family and kids Hello Folks, This is a slightly specific set of questions. I have planned trip to Europe with my family (wife, myself and kids - 7 and 4 years) in May 2018 (hope I don't come across as paranoid :) ) London->Paris Paris -> Zurich (...)

    Kiran S. | 2017/10/10 answered | 2 Comments
    12 cities tour by train Hi, I'm planning to travel 12 cities in Euro, here my itinerary: 22/11 PARIS 24/11 ZURICH 25/11 LUCERNE 26/11 MILAN 27/11 VENICE 29/11 VIENNA 30/11 PRAGUE 1/12 BERLIN 3/12 AMSTERDAM 5/12 ROTTERDAM 5/12 BRUSSELS 6/12 LONDON (...)

    fahmie s. | 2017/09/04 answered | 0 Comments

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    Reviews & ratings

    Overall rating (81)
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      Rail is the best in Europe |
      "Comfortable, clean, prompt, accessible and supportive are the words we can use for this mode of travel. First class global pass place you in different level of convienience and attitude though all the train do not have this level. Even in any difficult time when Train Engine failed in the night , emergency relief services in Amsterdom were very efficient and the evacuated the passengers by arranging special busses and other means "

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      Great Experience |
      " Easy to use and understand Some countries were stricter than others in checking the pass Pass always needs to be filled out before journey starts Traveled for 3 months with my sister and had no issues at all The offline mobile app was a lifesaver and very reliable High season will always be high season, so sometimes booking in advance was a must Would do it all again with Eurail Global Pass if I could "

    • excellent way to have vacancy. |
      "very comfort way to travel, was in germany, black forest, in alsac' the wine road, switherland and the french riviera. very value of money and convinience especialy in counties where there is no needed resevation. "

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      15 Days Eurail solo adventure |
      "The trains in most Western European countries are well- maintained and provide a comfortable journey, especially the first class coaches. The worst train journey I encountered was the Tirano to Milan trip as the train carriages seem to be in need of a complete overhaul. As a global pass user, I was able to make use of the First class lounges found in many major train stations; my favourites are the SBB Lounge in Zurich and the lounge in Salzburg. The service was excellent and the lounge provided a place to rest and plan the next leg of my journey. I am so enamoured with train travel that come Spring/Summer 2017, I will be travelling again ( this time with a friend) to Europe and we intend to purchase the Eurail global pass. "

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      Europe best seen on EuRail |
      "15 days EuRail global pass helped us save lot of cost "

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      honeymoon trip with eurail |
      "very convenience and comfort by using eurail global pass, especially the eurail app which so handy with updated timetable, never late for any train for the first time in europe, awesome "

    • Memorable Europe Trip Y2015  |
      "Such a comfort and convenience. Easy and simple transportation. "

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      Couple Tripping |
      "The pass was hands down the best decision we made as it was convenient and really easy to use. Travelling by rail around Europe is the way to go for us. However, I believe if you are crossing many countries / places will the pass be affordable. We only gave a bad review on value for money because a 25% discount was announced 3-4 days after we've bought the pass, and we could not swap the passes for the discounted ones even though we've bought insurance. "

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      Global pass travel in Europe |
      "I traveled in France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Netherlands in Oct '15. I bought a 15 days pass (traveled 12 days, 10 days and 2nd class promotional offer was not available). I took some day trains and some night trains. The trips were excellent and I had no hazels, except in one night train my ticket was not returned till the last minute, till my destination arrived. The trains were clean and punctual. The night trains reservations were easy. The booking staff were very courteous and gave good directions and train details to travel to my destinations. I also enjoyed my boat ride in lake Geneva (Global pass provision). The train time table - mobile app is very good and convenient (it is also offline which is very helpful). I feel it requires some update, because I could get a train from Zurich to Berlin, which was not in the time table. Overall my experience was very good. Looking forward to travel again. "

    • Europe by train Dec 15-Jan 16 |
      "Generally it was a very good experience. This was our 3rd use of the Eurail Pass and we have happily recommended it to others. There were a few things which detracted from the use of the Pass which were not an issue previously. We believe this to be due to the current security problems in Europe and not to the Pass Terms "

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