Choosing a Eurail pass

A Eurail passes simply gives unlimited travel on all the normal scheduled train services run by the various European country train networks. However please note that High speed and night trains require seat and sleeper reservations at an extra cost.

You can choose from four types of Eurail Passes:

  • Global Continuous pass or Global Flexi pass: the most popular Eurail passes, valid in 21 countries.
  • Select pass: valid in 3, 4 or 5 bordering countries.
  • Multi-country pass: choose from 25 regions.
  • Single-country pass: pick from our list of 17 countries.

Here are some guidelines to help you select your perfect Eurail Pass.

1How many countries do you want to see?
Use our Europe rail maps to pick your countries.

A large part of Europe (21 countries!) Global Continuous or Global Flexi pass
3 - 5 countries Select pass
2 countries Multi-country pass
1 country Single-country pass

 

2How old are you?

Aged 26 or older Adult or Saver* pass
Aged 12 up to and including 25 Youth, but Adult or Saver* is also allowed should you prefer 1st class
Aged 4 up to and including 11 You’ll pay 50% of the Adult version
Aged up to 4 Free of charge **

* A Saver pass is for 2-5 people travelling together at all times.
** Railways assume that a baby can sit on an adult’s lap.

3Number of travel days Do you want to travel by train almost every day, or do you only need some travel days within the time of your holiday ?

  • When you choose a Select pass or Multi-country pass you will have a number of travel days within a period of  2 months. You can choose yourself when you want to have a travel day. You can use them non-consecutively.
  • The Single-country passes have the same system: some travel days within a period of 1 or 2 months.
  • With the Global Continuous pass or Global Flexi pass you can choose whether you want the travel days to be continuous or not. The options are 10 or 15 travel days within a period of 2 months, or 15 days, 21 days, 1,2 or 3 months consecutively.

4Classes
Some Passes, like the Global Pass Adult, are only available in 1st class, others just in 2nd class and sometimes you can choose which class you prefer .