This pass has been replaced

In an effort to simplify the offer for travelers, and offer a more competitively priced and flexible product, Eurail has discontinued this pass. In 2019 and beyond, look to the Eurail Global Pass to be your perfect travel companion !
This pass allows train travel in 31 European countries, and is available for as few as 3 days of travel. Plus, up to two children travel free and a new senior discount has been added, making family travel more affordable.


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.

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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How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

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.

Use our Pass Finder

2. Reserve your seats

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.

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.

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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

Travel Destinations

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 inYou can travel to
Austria Croatia/Slovenia, Germany, Hungary, Italy Switzerland, Czech Republic
Benelux* Germany, Ireland
Bulgaria/Montenegro/Serbia* Croatia/Slovenia, Greece, Hungary, Romania
Croatia/Slovenia* Austria, Bulgaria/Montenegro/Serbia, Hungary, Italy
Czech Republic Austria, Germany
Denmark Germany, Norway, Sweden
Finland Germany, Sweden
Germany Austria, Benelux, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland
Greece Bulgaria/Montenegro/Serbia, Italy
Hungary Austria, Bulgaria/Montenegro/Serbia, Croatia/Slovenia, Romania
Ireland Benelux
Italy Austria, Croatia/Slovenia, Greece, Spain, Switzerland
Norway Denmark, Sweden
Portugal Spain
Romania Bulgaria/Montenegro/Serbia, Hungary
Spain Italy, Portugal
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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  • Value for money
    Great way to travel |
    "The staff were helpful in directing us onto the train. The trains were clean and clear instructions on where to depart. "

  • Value for money
    "very convenience "

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    Train Travel in Europe |
    "As we have traveled before per train it is always the highlight of our tour. Trains are clean, on time, efficient service and good value for meals on board where served. You get more time to view the countryside, take photos and meet people. Most stations are conveniently sited and easily accessable and having the Select Saver Pass train travel is a pleasure. Will recommend to all who want to move around Europe at a reasonable cost. "

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    The X-2000 |
    "Five hours from Copenhagen to Stockholm - comfortable enough, but we had better seats in Germany "

  • Convenient !  |
    "It's easy to travel around cities ! Enjoy my trip. "

  • Value for money
    Reservation fees were totally  |
    "Nobody said there would be reservation fees. $150.00 in fess for a couple of train rides. "

  • Value for money
    next generation pass |
    "Hi there Firstly, the pass is very good. Especially the mobile app w(e can search the train schedule. It is much convenient than I was using it 15years before. However, the pass itself is no changes. It is still a paper and we need to write down the date...same as what I did in 15 years b4. I suggest a next generation pass, smart card, like octopus in Hong Kong. It can record the journal automatically. Moreover, extra package would be offered,eg a travel buy Eur200 card, a special discount if based on each journal. Traffic is more flexible to use it. Hope my suggestion is useful. Thank. Rio "

  • Value for money
    Good ticket |
    "The pass is very easy to use. It make our trip smooth. If possible, the lower price is better, of cause. I didn't see passengers very much in 1st train. It was inconvenient that we can't use the ticket separately in the group. "

  • Value for money
    Family holiday |
    "The Eurail tickets were very easy to use, no issues at all in any country we travelled (Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Netherlands). Definitely worth the extra €100 or so to go first class. The only complication was the slightly weird German booking system, where you can reserve seats with no tickets, or buy tickets without reserving seats. With the Eurail passes we were often unable to prebook seats without paying an extra fee, so managed this by getting to stations a little earlier. Travelling around Europe by train is a great way to go. Very comfortable, good service and reasonable food available on most trains. Plenty of space and sufficient room for suitcases (we had an extra case after all the shopping, and had no trouble fitting it in. We will travel this way again. "

  • Very Good |
    "Very comfort trip, a little bit expensive. "

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