For a multi-city European vacation, consider buying a Eurail pass to travel by train around many countries within a short period of time. Enticed by this pass? Read on to learn all about it including how to buy a Eurail pass!
TIPS FOR BOOKING TRAIN TICKETS IN EUROPE
Here’s how to find cheap European train tickets by simply purchasing one pass that allows you to travel amongst as few or many countries in as little or long time as you desire.
The Eurail pass can be used on all National Railway companies and some public transportation systems in countries such as Germany and Austria. Click here to see a list of all European trainlines where you use your Eurail pass. Eurail passes can only be used by non-European citizens, European citizens will need to buy an Interrail pass instead. Regional and high-speed trains on National Railway companies are both included in this pass, but you must reserve seats on your high-speed trains in advance online. Click here to reserve seats on high-speed train journeys.
When purchasing your Eurail pass online (by clicking here) be sure to know which countries you want to travel in and for how many days. You can select one country all the way up 5+ by purchasing a “global” pass. You also will be able to choose a range of days or months depending on how long you plan on traveling for. Once you pay for your Eurail pass online, it will be mailed to your home address.
Click here to see the list of all the European countries where you can use the Eurail pass
Click here to see popular combinations of countries where you can use the Eurail pass
Click here for more options for global Eurail passes
Some pricing examples of the Eurail pass:
- Traveling around France on SNCF for 3 days costs 159€, whereas 8 days cost 296€ for ages 18-27 (ages 28+ about 40€+)
- Traveling around France, Italy and Switzerland (3 countries) in 5 days costs 314€ for ages 18-27 (ages 28+ about 40€+)
- Traveling around 5+ countries in 7 days costs 456€ for ages 18-27 and 568€ for ages 28+
- Eurail also provides discounts for families traveling together by selecting a family pass
CHEAP EUROPEAN TRAIN TICKETS AND HOW TO FIND THEM
The best way to find cheap European train tickets if you don’t want to buy an unlimited pass such as the Eurail pass is to buy your tickets in advance as prices go up before the date of the journey. Rail Europe is a great site to book them on as well. Below are some more top tips for taking a European train trip!
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