Eurail: Train Pass Europe

All Passes, All Reservations

Eurail - Reservations

Book all reservation in Europe with HappyRail! (only if you buy your Eurail-pass with HappyRail) 

Your Eurail Pass is valid for almost every train in the participating countries, but some restictions apply especially for private railways and high speed and night trains. For most high speed trains and night trains a reservation is compulsory and a supplement payable (mostly included in the reservation).

In France, Spain, Italy and Sweden all long-distance trains require a compulsory seat reservation; it's recommended for these countries to book trains early. For all other countries reservations might be handy for long distances or busy travel dates around the weekends and (summer) holidays.

 

Eurail - FAQ

Eurail - Validity

The Eurail Pass is the way to discover the whole of Europe, a part of Europe or one specific European country. The Eurail Global Pass gives a number of days to explore the whole of Europe, the Eurail select Pass enables you to discover 2, 3 of 4 countries and the Eurail One Country Pass is valid for a number of days of travel in one specific country. 

Please note, the Eurail Pass is only valid for residents from overseas (outside Europe), if are you are living in Europe you can buy the Interrail-pass for unlimited train travel in Europe.

The Eurail-pass is valid in the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia (FYROM), Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City.

Eurail - Tips and Tricks

How to book the Eurail Pass

Book the Eurail Global Pass, Eurail Select Pass and Eurail One Country Pass with HappyRail. Select in the header above for "Passes" on the left and see all the possibilities. 

Eurail-passes are always paper tickets and will be send by ordinary mail to your home adress everywhere in the world. Please keep your full name, postal adress, date of birth and document number of your passport ready when booking an Eurail Pass. Please ensure that there's enough time to send the Eurail Pass to you. 

Reservations are mostly available as e-ticket which you can print out yourself after booking. If reservations are not available as e-ticket, we will send them with your Eurail-Pass.

Trains in Europe - Interactive map

Night trains in Europe - Interactive map

Scenic routes 

Semmeringbahn Graz-Vienna
The first mountain railway of the world, constructed in 1854. UNESCO World Heritage.

Arlbergbahn Innsbruck-Bregenz: 
Railway through one of the most difficult parts of the Alps.

Brennerbahn Innsbruck-Bolzano:
Main route from Munich into Italy, runs via the scenic Brenner pass

Marseille-Nice-Ventigmiglia: 
Route along the Côte d'Azur to Nice and Italy via Toulon, Cannes, Antibes and Monaco.

Perpignan-Latour de Carol: 
The famous "Train Jaune" (Yellow Train) trough the Pyrenees to the Spanish border station of Latour de Carol. Connecting service to Barcelona available.

Bernina Railway Chur-Tirano: 
Famous route over the Albula and Bernina route (UNESCO World Heritage). From Chur the train winds his way up along the Rhine and Albula river. You pass the famous Landwasser-viaduct and several spirals until you arrive in the beatiful Engadin-valley. Continue over the more than 2200 meter high Bernina route into Tirano in Italy. Eurail is valid for the total route. The panoramic Bernina Express requires a compulsory reservation which costs about €15. 

Insider tip: travel the Bernina Railway by ordinary train: 
The panoramic Bernina Express connects Chur and Tiano without any changes and offers wonderful views from the special panoramic windows. If you want to save the supplement for this train or shoot pictures from the open window the regional trains which operate routes this route might be a better option.

Regional trains run from Chur to Samedan, change here for Pontresina and continue by regional train to Tirano. In the summer season some regional trains even convey open carriages without roof. Step off in Ospizio Bernina and walk to the Alp Grüm station along the Lago Bianco.


Golden Pass Railway Lucerne-Interlaken-Montreux

Travel from Lucerne along the Lake Lucerne and Lake Brienz and over the Brünigpass to Interlaken, continue along the Lake Thun to Zweisimmen and trough the Alps to Montreux on Lake Geneva. Eurail is valid on the entire route. Reservation is optional and costs about €15 per stretch (3 trains).

More scenic routes in Switzerland