With the flexibility and freedom that comes along the Eurail Select Passes, planning your trip is as simple as taking a train to visit 4 countries of your choice in Europe. With Eurail you can plan your own journey and travel from 5 to 10 days of your choice in a 2-month period.
Customize your trip and visit European countries of your choice.
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Experience the thrill of extensive train travel on the national rail networks of 4 out 20+ participating bordering countries of your choice, with this convenient rail pass.
How does it work?
Rail Passes in 3 steps
1. Pick the right rail pass
Rail passes are available in 1, 2, 3 or 4 country combinations for extensive travel on the national rail networks. Going for an extended trip? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering rail travel in 31 different countries.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service, First or Second, selected and the number of rail travel days.
2. Reserve your seats
Traveling on local and regional trains provides you with an opportunity to freely explore. It’s easy to get on a train with your rail pass and find an open seat to enjoy the journey in. Seat reservations are required on many high speed, overnight, scenic, and international trains. It’s always a good idea to research the journey you are interested in and check for any specific seat reservation requirements.
3. 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.
Rail pass benefits
More than just trains
And the Eurail Select Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. Depending on the countries you choose to add to your pass, discounts on buses and trains, hotels, cruises & ferries, museums & activities, and more could be included.
With the Eurail Select Pass, the benefits like the connections it provides - are everywhere. Whether you are an adventurous traveler or avid planner, the Eurail Select 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 Greece
Benefits in Portugal
Benefits in Benelux
Benefits in Hungary
Benefits in Romania
Benefits in Denmark
Benefits in Ireland
Benefits in Slovakia
Benefits in Finland
Benefits in Italy
Benefits in Spain
Benefits in France
Benefits in Netherlands
Benefits in Sweden
Benefits in Germany
Benefits in Norway
Benefits in Switzerland
When choosing the countries that you wish to travel, you have to make sure that the countries are bordering, linked by direct trains and covered by Eurail Pass offer. You are not allowed to travel through a country even if you don’t stop there. If you have chosen to do so, please note that you have to buy an additional ticket.
Need help to choose your tour ? See below the connections by train or ship between countries and adjoining countries rules :
Organize your tour with a little help. The table below helps you to select a departing country of your choice and see bordering countries that can be reached by trains using the Eurail Select Pass.
|You travel in||You can travel to|
|Austria||Croatia/Slovenia, Germany, Hungary, Italy Switzerland, Czech Republic|
|Bulgaria/Montenegro/Serbia*||Croatia/Slovenia, Greece, Hungary, Romania|
|Croatia/Slovenia*||Austria, Bulgaria/Montenegro/Serbia, Hungary, Italy|
|Czech Republic||Austria, Germany|
|Denmark||Germany, Norway, Sweden|
|Germany||Austria, Benelux, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland|
|Hungary||Austria, Bulgaria/Montenegro/Serbia, Croatia/Slovenia, Romania|
|Italy||Austria, Croatia/Slovenia, Greece, Spain, Switzerland|
|Sweden||Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway|
|Switzerland||Austria, Germany, Italy|
* Are considered as 1 destination
Norway and Finland are not considered as adjoining countries. They have a joint border, but to get by train from Norway to Finland you have to pass through Sweden.
Benelux : Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg
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Common Questions, Simple Answers
Q. I want to refund my rail pass. How do I proceed ?
A. If you have an unused, unvalidated rail pass that you would like to submit for a refund, please visit our Cancellation and Refunds page. Be sure to review the refund and exchange policies for your rail pass prior to purchase so you are aware of any penalties or return fees.
When you are ready to mail your rail pass to us for a refund, it is strongly recommended that you send these documents by some type of traceable mail for proof of delivery.
Q. What do I need to show to the conductor when traveling by train with a rail pass ?
A. While traveling with a rail pass, you will need to show the conductor your pass. Be sure your pass is activated prior to boarding the train. For trains that require reservations, be sure to have your valid reservations ready to show the conductor, as well. Lastly, it is not uncommon for a conductor to request to see your passport, best to keep it handy.
Q. Do rail passes cover commuter trains or airport shuttle trains ?
A. Yes. Certain rail passes do, but not all.
It’s best to view the product page of the rail pass you are interested in to learn about all the benefits it offers travellers.
Q. What happens if I don’t fill out my rail pass before boarding the train ?
A. Those who travel with a rail pass in which the travel date is not filled in the travel calendar box risk payment of a full fare ticket and a fine.