For many Americans, a summer Europe trip taken during college is a rite of passage. The complexity of Europe's train network often makes buying a Eurail Pass seem like the easiest way to travel around the continent. But how can you be sure that you're actually getting the best deal? Which pass makes the most sense for your specific trip? When are individual train tickets actually cheaper than buying a rail pass? There are no definitive answers to any of these questions but we're here to help you through the decision-making process with our comprehensive guide to buying European rail passes.
No matter your travel plans, you’ll definitely want to use GoEuro to double check prices for your specific trip to see if you can string together a cheaper itinerary yourself. You can check prices for most train companies 2-4 months in advance of your intended travel date.
Visit 7 European cities in 6 countries with the Eurail Global Pass starting from $431. Doing this itinerary with a Eurail Global Pass is 9% cheaper than purchasing equivalent point-to-point tickets.South to North Europe Trip
Travel between 28 European countries with the simplicity of the Eurail Global Pass. More Information →
Visit 5 cities in France and Italy with the Eurail Select Pass starting from $246. Doing this itinerary with a Eurail Select Pass is 26% cheaper than purchasing equivalent point-to-point tickets.2 Weeks in France & Italy
The Eurail Select Pass lets you can easily explore 2-4 bordering countries in Europe. More Information →
The Eurail Global Pass simplifies the classic Europe Trip. If you’re planning on visiting multiple European destinations in a short period of time or just want to avoid some of the meticulous planning these Europe trips require- the Eurail Global Pass is the rail pass for you. The Eurail Global Pass is perhaps at its best when you’re exploring Europe a little bit more slowly. Take a leisurely trip through the French and Italian countryside with nothing more than your pass as a guide. Give yourself the time you need to fall in love with Carcassone without worrying about changing your tickets or making new reservations. No matter whether your Europe trip is a whirlwind of capital cities or a winding trip through Scandinavia, the Eurail Global pass gives you the freedom to explore Europe at your own pace without the stress of a rigid itinerary.
A Global Pass will take you to 28 European countries including: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.
'The Grand Tour' is the ideal Europe trip for first-time travelers in Europe with a Eurail Global Pass. This month-long itinerary allows travelers to journey through 13 cities spread across 7 countries. From Paris' warm baguettes to Berlin's boisterous club scene the Eurail Global Pass is the ultimate passport for doing your 'Grand Tour' by train.
Want to travel Europe this summer? Take 2 weeks this summer and tick 7 European destinations off your bucket list. The Eurail Global Pass is perfect for the occasion. From Lisbon to Barcelona to Paris to Berlin, this itinerary will expose you to a wide variety of languages and cultures in Europe. Make sure you end this trip on a weekend in order to experience Berlin's infamous night-life. With the Eurail Global Pass you can see Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Berlin all with a single ticket.
|What you should know about the Eurail Global Pass|
The Eurail Select Pass lets you travel through a variety of bordering European countries. You can select 2, 3 or 4 European countries to travel through as long as they share a border. Eurail Select Pass prices depend upon the number of travel days and the countries selected. The Eurail Select pass is ideal for when you're looking to explore the best of Europe. Fly into Paris and stroll along the Seine for a few days before taking the train over the Alps to explore Switzerland. Similarly, if you're after Europe's culinary delights you can travel throughout Italy sampling pasta and bruschetta before traveling to France's wine region and sampling some world-class Burgundy and Bordeaux. No matter if you're exploring Eastern Europe or traveling through the most popular destinations in Spain and France, the Eurail Select Pass provides the flexibility for any European travel itinerary.
A Eurail Select Pass allows you to choose 2, 3 or 4 bordering countries in Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.
From Paris' art and cuisine to Copenhagen's relaxed lifestyle and effortless cool, GoEuro's Northern European tour offers the most cultural variety in the shortest amount of time. After walking up the Arc de Triomphe in Paris relax and enjoy some fine Belgian beer in one of Brussels' world-famous drinking establishments. Travelers can view van Gogh and Rembrant's finest paintings in Amsterdam before relaxing on the beach in Hamburg. Finally, Copenhagen will provide an introduction to Scandinavian culture and customs.
From the Berlin Wall to the Pearl of the Danube, indulge in diversity on GoEuro’s 'Eastern Exploration' Europe trip. Absorb Berlin’s tumultuous history and world-class nightlife before diving deep into dramatic Dresden. A city once wiped out during WWII and now rebuilt, Dresden has regained its title of ‘Florence of the North.’ Leave Germany for Prague’s fairy tale architecture, Vienna’s grand operas, and finish with the colorfully ruinous bars of Budapest.
|What you should know about the Eurail Select Pass|
Eurail One Country Passes are unfortunately not currently available for France; however, France can be included as a travel destination in both Eurail Select Passes and the Eurail Global Pass. Similarly, German rail passes are only available through Deutsche Bahn.
|One Country Pass for Austria||From $151|
|One Country Pass for BeNeLux||From $151|
|One Country Pass for Bulgaria||From $94|
|One Country Pass for Croatia||From $94|
|One Country Pass for Czech Republic||From $94|
|One Country Pass for Denmark||From $127|
|One Country Pass for Finland||From $151|
|One Country Pass for Greece||From $94|
|One Country Pass for Hungary||From $94|
|One Country Pass for Ireland||From $151|
|One Country Pass for Italy||From $151|
|One Country Pass for Norway||From $176|
|One Country Pass for Poland||From $70|
|One Country Pass for Portugal||From $94|
|One Country Pass for Romania||From $70|
|One Country Pass for Scandinavia||From $203|
|One Country Pass for Slovakia||From $127|
|One Country Pass for Slovenia||From $70|
|One Country Pass for Spain||From $176|
|One Country Pass for Sweden||From $176|
A Spanish rail pass lets you visit the whole country with ease. For example, you can start on the Mediterranean coast in Barcelona then head to Madrid before stopping in Valencia, Malaga and Seville. Planning train trips between each of these Spanish cities individually would require a great deal of advanced planning and train reservations. Take full advantage of your One Country Eurail pass to get deals on certain ferries and buses in Spain. Eurail passes often cover bus journeys between destinations which aren't available by train.
Travel in Italy with a Eurail pass and you’ll see more than just Venice and Rome. Take the opportunity to explore Tuscany, Umbria, Lombardy and Piedmont. The Italian Eurail pass also includes ferry travel from Anconna to Greece. Alternatively, follow up your Italian trip with a visit to France. Eurail pass holders get 25% off overnight trains to Paris from Venice and Rome. Italian Eurail passes range from $150 for 3 travel days to $280 for 8 travel days within a month.
|What you should know about the Eurail One Country Pass|