What exactly is a Eurail Pass?

A Eurail Pass is an all-in-one train ticket giving you flexible access to most trains across Europe. Unlike traditional train tickets, with Eurail you can go wherever you want, whenever you want. Some trains do ask you to make a reservation, but most trains can be boarded as easily as flashing your Pass.

Planning your Eurail trip

Traveling by train takes you straight to the heart of big cities and tiny villages just waiting to be explored.

You might have been plotting your Eurail trip for years, or you might have no idea where to start. But whether you’re a family, a couple, a group of friends, or a solo adventurer, we have the perfect Pass to make your European travel dreams come true.

Purchasing your Eurail Pass

Got a rough itinerary? Great! Now it’s time to pick your Pass and hit ‘order’. You can purchase your Pass up to 11 months in advance – just make sure you leave enough time for it to get to you before your trip.

Your Pass needs to be activated within 11 calendar months, but we can activate it for you when you order. Not sure when you’re setting off? You can easily activate your Pass at a train station once you’ve arrived in Europe.

Missed your train or changed your travel plans? No problem – just hop on board the next service and enjoy the ride.

Booking seat reservations

Once your Pass is on the way, the only thing left to do is book any seat reservations. While most trains in Europe are free to ride with your Eurail Pass in hand, some train companies ask you to pay an additional seat reservation fee.

This usually applies to night trains, high speed trains and some scenic routes, but it does mean you get a guaranteed spot on the train, plus you’ll save on overnight accommodation or get more time to explore.

Oh, and one more thing – don’t forget to download the free Rail Planner App before you go. It’ll give you offline access to train times across Europe, and show you whether or not you need to reserve a seat.