From Monte Carlo to Barcelona
Welcome to Eurail! Your official sales channel for Eurail Passes—you won’t find a better one-stop shop to spark your curiosity.
When you hop on board with a Eurail Pass, you’ll be traveling with the most flexible travel option on the rails. So follow your wanderlust, and set your travel goals in Europe as far and wide as you like.
When you travel with our mobile Pass—you’ll have Europe in your back pocket, so you can change your travel plans from your mobile phone.
And when it comes to customer service, you won’t find a more dedicated team. Eurail’s head office is based in the Netherlands. Since 2006, we’ve been helping customers from all over the world to have unforgettable Eurail train trips
18 Jul 23Partner News
Eurail welcomes European Sleeper to rail networkEurail announces European Sleeper as the latest railway carrier to join their extensive European ...Read moreEurail welcomes European Sleeper to rail network - News & announcements. “We are delighted to welcome European Sleeper amidst our carrier membership and look forward to a successful partnership. Together with our members, we believe in the importance of an interconnected and borderless Europe by rail, made possible with a Eurail and Interrail Pass. “– Carlo Boselli, Eurail CEO “We are very happy to welcome Interrail and Eurail pass holders on board our night trains. European Sleeper is a typical train for Interrailers. We connect three European capitals, offer a wide range of comfort levels and (last but not least) we reintroduce the possibility to enjoy the summer breeze from an open window. Being a true European railway, we consider this partnership a great way to promote the most remarkable and responsible way to travel across Europe.” - Chris Engelsman, European Sleeper Co-founder. Eurail has played a pivotal role in the resurgence of rail travel's popularity in recent years, after launching their mobile Pass in 2020 and having a record-breaking year in 2022 with more than 980,000 travellers on the tracks. This announcement comes at an opportune time, reinforcing the resurgence of sleeper trains and the role that rail plays as the future of sustainable travel in Europe. From June 1st, travelers can include the latest night train on their rail adventure by booking a seat reservation directly via the European Sleeper website. Pass holders will be able to travel on European Sleeper trains starting July 1st. By including a journey with European Sleeper in their itinerary, Pass holders can cover large distances, like Edinburgh to Berlin for example, and only use one of the travel days included in their Pass. European Sleeper plans to expand its service yearly and aims to reach Dresden and Prague as early as spring 2024.
05 May 23NEWS
Train travel tops flying in EuropeThe most preferred mode of travel within Europe? With airfares remaining high even for short ...Read moreTrain travel tops flying in Europe - News & announcementsThe most preferred mode of travel within Europe? With airfares remaining high even for short intra-Europe flights, train travel is the top choice. There is the growing move by choice to more sustainable transportation, while some governments get tough on emissions by banning some short-haul flights altogether. This has combined to create a more competitive rail friendly travel market. It’s not just the choice for leisure travelers either. Around 70% of all inter-European business travel is by rail. For Americans and other visitors on a multi-destination European trip this summer, an open-jaw train travel ticket could be the best option.
03 Apr 23Partner News
How the European Green Deal will impact the future of rail travel in the Old Continent?Eurail B.V. is the company managing the Eurail and Interrail Passes and has facilitated ...Read moreHow the European Green Deal will impact the future of rail travel in the Old Continent? - News & announcementsEurail B.V. is the company managing the Eurail and Interrail Passes and has facilitated climate-friendly train travel for over 64 years. Eurail provides unparalleled access to European trains and ferries. With one Rail Pass, travelers have the freedom to Go Green(er) and the flexibility to reach 30,000+ destinations in 33 countries. What is the European Green Deal? In short, the European Commission created the Green Deal to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent in the world. In a bid to lower emissions and tackle the velocity of climate change and environmental degradation, the proposal aims to transform the EU into a modern, resource-efficient, and competitive economy. Eurail is in the front seat, committed to driving our travelers toward sustainable mobility in collaboration with our European partners. What is the European Green Deal’s goal? 27 Member States have collectively pledged to transform the EU into the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. Their goal is to reduce emissions from cars and vans by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. According to the European Commission, “Rail is also part of the solution, being responsible for less than 0.4% of transport-related greenhouse gas emissions in the EU.” In other words, the objective is to encourage more people to commute or travel by train. Eurail believes the mobile Pass is the perfect travel companion for generations to come. It enables unlimited paper-free travel to 30,000 cross-country routes in Europe How many Europeans travel by train? Train travel is currently responsible for a mere 0.5% of carbon emissions within the EU. Yet surprisingly, only 7% of travelers and 11% of goods take to the rails to travel long distances across the continent. In 2022 over 980,000 customers travelled with a Eurail or an Interrail Pass, that is almost 30% increase from previous year, which shows that people are looking at different and more sustainable ways to travel. Is Europe outlawing flights to boost rail travel? In an effort to make train travel more attractive, the European Commission approved France’s plan to boost rail travel by banning short-haul flights in 2021 (at least on routes providing an alternative rail route of two and a half hours or less). Paris-Orly and Bordeaux, Nantes, and Lyon flight routes have been scrapped in favor of train travel. Eurail Pass travelers can reach all three destinations in two hours on the direct high-speed TGV trains from Paris (seat reservations are required). Why did France only ban three short-haul plane routes? The fact remains that when travelers are in a rush or have a tight schedule, regional and cross-border train travel is not always the most convenient option as it can require multiple stops with short connection times. And due to the current point-to-point ticketing systems and fixed networks of national railways across Europe, it can also be a hard-to-book and expensive alternative to flying. Luckily, Eurail Pass travelers can utilize the Rail Planner app and seat reservations tool to simplify the booking process. What does the Green Deal mean for European train travel? Good news: Faster trains, a universal ticketing system, and less tax on international trips could be on the ticket for Europe's future rail network. In addition, to make transport sustainable for all, the European Commission intends to discourage the road transport, maritime, and aviation sectors from 2026 onwards – with a potential obligation for planes to use sustainable blended fuels for all departures from EU airports. In other words, low-cost flights and affordable bus tours across Europe could be a thing of the past. However, with one Rail Pass, travelers can continue to enjoy affordable, flexible, and borderless travel to 30,000 destinations on Europe’s most sustainable mode of transportation. To learn more about our products or to discuss how to become a partner, visit this link.
13 Feb 23Expert Hub
What is EurailIntroducing Eurail Eurail B.V. is the company managing the Eurail and Interrail Passes ...Read moreWhat is Eurail - News & announcementsIntroducing Eurail Eurail B.V. is the company managing the Eurail and Interrail Passes (for non-European and European residents respectively). From its offices in Utrecht, The Netherlands, Eurail provides unparalleled access to European trains and ferries. With one Rail Pass, travelers can reach 30,000+ destinations in 33 different countries in Europe. With more than 680,000 travelers per year and the help of our 35+ rail and ferry partners, we empower travelers to explore all that Europe has to offer. Digitalizing an iconic European product Established in 1959, the Eurail Pass intended to offer non-European citizens a grand tour experience of Europe. Thirteen years later, in 1972, the Interrail Pass was created for the European youth, promoting friendship and a more profound understanding of their continent. As a result of the shift to a digital-first strategy, in 2013, Eurail launched the Rail Planner App, enabling travelers to search train timetables and make seat reservations. Eurail officially launched the mobile version of both passes in 2020. The digital versions of the passes were adopted quickly by our customers. Today, more than 95% of Eurail travelers explore Europe with a mobile pass. Digital solutions that add value to the customer journey As part of our digital-first strategy, Eurail implemented simple and easy-to-use tools that enable the seamless distribution of our products. With these solutions, our distributors can quickly grow and diversify their portfolio of products and customer base. API Eurail's API is a web-based sales process that allows distributors to create their own customer journey. With full and easy integration into the distributor's portal, the API allows partners to customize the touchpoints and manage their bookings according to their needs. Eurail Ticketing System (ETS) The perfect sales and distribution solution for medium or small travel agencies and retailers. It features fully integrated sales and aftersales scripts for immediate use and remains available 24/7. Our ETS lets you issue Eurail and Interrail Passes on the spot. Access to a booming market Train travel is a booming European industry, and our traveler numbers reflect that. North America represents 17% of our customer base, and this number is only bested by Europe itself. As investment into European rail and the number of rail passengers continue to increase, become a Eurail partner to gain almost instant access to the market and grow your operations. Why travelers are choosing a Eurail Pass Eurail offers a unique travel experience by providing travelers with an easy way to explore the everchanging landscape and cultures of Europe, enabling them to immerse themselves in each destination truly. Especially young travelers, who make up 38.6% of our customers, continue to focus on experiencing the world meaningfully and sustainably. Hop on, start your Eurail journey With a fast and seamless onboarding process to our distribution solutions, working with Eurail will help diversify your business portfolio by offering a unique European rail experience. Create a new revenue stream to enable growth via high-value transactions on Rail Pass sales. Reach out to us to learn more about our products, and we'll be happy to discuss the possibilities. BECOME A PARTNER
03 Nov 22Expert Hub
Experience Europe’s most famous sites by train with the Eurail Global PassExperience Europe’s most famous sites by train with the Eurail Global Pass. Breathe in ...Read moreExperience Europe’s most famous sites by train with the Eurail Global Pass - News & announcementsExperience Europe’s most famous sites by train with the Eurail Global Pass. Breathe in the romance of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower and be amazed by Gaudí’s masterpiece the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona. Discover Venice by gondola and stand within the walls of Rome’s ancient Colosseum. Visit all of Europe’s top highlights with the flexible Eurail Pass. Get around on Europe’s comfortable trains, arrive in the heart of each city and have the freedom to choose where and when you go.Cities visited in this trip:Some of the trains that are mentioned in this itinerary require reservations. These are not included in your Eurail Pass but we can help you book your seats for 95% of the trains in Europe. It’s also possible to avoid reservations by traveling with regional trains instead of high-speed trains. More about reservations Paris, FranceVisit the world’s most iconic structure of the modern day, the Eiffel Tower in Paris. There are 2 ways to scale the tower. For those after a challenge, climb the 704 steps while enjoying fantastic views across the French capital. For the less sporty, the 3 lifts will whisk you to the top in a flash. Visit by day or night for altogether different experiences. Combine a visit to the iron lattice tower with dinner and a glass of something nice at a restaurant along the River Seine. Top attractions in Paris: Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Orsay Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Père Lachaise Cemetery, The Moulin Rouge, Sacré-Cœur Basilica.The Palace of Versailles was the main residence of the royal family from 1682 until the French Revolution in 1789. It remains a symbol of the flamboyance of France during that period and many consider it one of the finest achievements of French art. Explore the palace rooms, including Louis XIV’s luxuriously-decorated bedroom. Stroll around the well-kept gardens and admire Marie Antoinette’s whimsical estate and beloved escape from the ceremony of royal life. Top attractions in Versailles: The Royal Chapel.We advise you not to use your Eurail Pass for the short journey Paris-Versailles. Save your precious travel days by purchasing a regular return ticket by TER train (costs are around 6 euros).Step into the Secret Annex of Anne Frank and her family, located in the heart of Amsterdam. The Anne Frank Museum offers interviews of her father Otto, who survived his family, as well as footage of the impact of WWII in the Netherlands. Located on the Prinsengracht, one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful canals, you’ll understand why Anne was so desperate to peek out at Dutch life through the tiny attic window. Top attractions in Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum, Rijks Museum, Rembrandt House Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Red Light District, Vondel Park.
From Amsterdam to BerlinBerlin, GermanyCheckpoint Charlie was the most well-known border crossing between East and West Berlin for the 28 years that the Berlin Wall divided the capitalist west from the communist bloc in the east. Little remains of the 28-mile (45km) long wall, except Checkpoint Charlie which serves as a reminder of the Cold War. The Berlin Wall Museum recounts the history of the wall and includes stories of the weird and wonderful ways people tried to escape. Top attractions in Berlin: East Side Gallery, Brandenburg Gate, Charlottenburg Palace, Reichstag, Holocaust Memorial, Potsdamer Platz, Kunsthaus Tacheles.
From Berlin to PragueA highlight of a visit to Prague is the historic Charles Bridge. It has two distinct personalities: by day it’s heaving with crowds and by dawn and dusk it’s at its most serene. We recommend you go for the latter so you can enjoy the fairy-tale views over Castle Hill in peace. The fourteenth-century bridge crosses the River Vltava and connects more modern Prague with the old town. Climb the 138 steps of the Old Town Bridge Tower for a bird’s eye view of Charles Bridge. Top attractions in Prague: Prague Castle, St Vitus’ Cathedral, Kafka House.The Austrian hills are indeed alive with the Sound of Music! Book yourself onto a tour of the key locations of the much loved Hollywood movie through the breathtaking scenery of Salzburg and its surrounding lake district. Along the way discover the fascinating facts and fiction of the Von Trapp family. The Sound of Music Museum in the center of the city offers interactive displays and memorabilia from the 1965 movie. Top attractions Salzburg: Mozart´s Birthplace, Mozart´s Residence, Hohensalzburg Fortress.Visit one of the most photographed castles in the world, Neuschwanstein Castle, built in the nineteenth century by Ludvig II, the King of Bavaria. The castle sits atop a rugged hill, surrounded by thick alpine forest and glistening lakes – the stuff that fairytales are made of. Cross the Mariebrücke Bridge for the most magical view of the castle upon which Walt Disney based his Cinderella castle. Top attractions in Füssen: Hohenschwangen Castle.
From Füssen to VeniceIf you’re in search of an affair of the heart, Venice is sure to reel you in with its artistic setting and labyrinth of enchanting canals. The best way to taste Venice’s riches is aboard the iconic gondola. As you’re propelled along the Grand Canal – the most ancient water throughfare in Venice – admire views of grand Renaissance palaces, intricate arch bridges and get soaked up in the hustle and bustle that filtrates this Italian city. Top attractions in Venice: San Marco Basilica, Piazza San Marco, Rialto Bridge, Campanile (viewing tower). Gondola ride in VeniceMichaelangelo’s statue of David is by far one of the most recognized sculptures on the planet and an absolute must-see on a trip to the renaissance Italian city of Florence. The original is housed in the Galleria dell’Accademia with a replica standing in Piazza della Signoria. This renaissance masterpiece represents the biblical hero David, is made of marble and stands at an astounding 17 ft (5.17m). Top attractions in Florence: Il Duomo, Ponte Vecchio (bridge), Galileo Museum, Uffizi Gallery.
From Florence to RomeRome’s Colosseum was the largest ever built in the Roman Empire and is regarded as one of the greatest examples of Roman architecture. Its outer walls are surrounded by a constant circulation of traffic, so it’s only when you step into the core of the Coloseum that you can really imagine the Roman amphitheater buzzing from the chanting crowds, as barborous fighting between gladiators took place. Top attractions in Rome: Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Roman Forum.
From Rome to Vatican CitySt Peter’s Basilica (Basilica Papale di San Pietro) dominates the skyline of the Vatican City – the tiny sovereign city-state situated within Italy’s capital Rome. A visit to the world’s largest church guarantees infinite works of art, opulent frescoes and elaborate glass windows. Climb up to the dome for fantastic views of St Peter’s Square and its surroundings. Most Wednesday mornings the Pope holds the Papal Audience in the main square – book tickets in advance.
Top attractions in the Vatican City: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens, Castel Sant’Angelo.Your Eurail Pass is not required for this trip. You can reach Vatican City by Roman public transport or simply by foot – cross the Ponte Sant’Angelo (Angels’ Bridge) over the Tiber river and you’ll find the Vatican to your left.
From Rome to Monte CarloThe Monte Carlo Casino, a key location in a number of James Bond movies, truly signifies the style and glamour that has put Monaco on the map. It provides the main source of income that keeps the House of Grimaldi and the Monaco economy dripping in wealth. It’s worth paying the €10 entry fee to get a glimpse of the gaming rooms, richly decorated with frescoes, paintings and sculptures. Watch over the gaming tables or even put some money down yourself! Top attractions in Monaco: Monaco Grand Prix circuit, Oceanographic Museum, Prince’s Palace, Monaco Cathedral (resting place of Princess Grace of Monaco).
Barcelona, SpainAntoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia is one of Europe’s most recognizable architectural masterpieces. It’s also the world’s most famous unfinished building – work on the Roman Catholic church began in 1882 and is still going on. It’s dazzling façade and complex detail are evidence of Gaudí’s unique vision. The structure has been described as “the most extraordinary personal interpretation of Gothic architecture since the Middle Ages.” Top attractions in Barcelona: Las Ramblas, FC Barcelona’s Nou Camp stadium, Park Güell, Picasso Museum
28 Apr 22Partner News
Eurail on track towards future proof organisationNew governance and appointment of new carrier representatives addresses changing market landscape Eurail, ...Read moreEurail on track towards future proof organisation - News & announcements
New governance and appointment of new carrier representatives addresses changing market landscapeEurail, the company behind the Eurail and Interrail Passes, launched a new governance structure and appointed new railway representatives. With this move, Eurail wants to accelerate its time to market for product innovation. Additionally, it aims to operate in a more agile way to address customer needs, including easier booking and ticketing solutions for international rail travel. Most importantly, Eurail desires for closer connections with its shareholders, the railway carriers, to benefit from their vast industry expertise and to allow a railway community-driven strategy. One of the first milestones under the new governance, is the appointment of eight Supervisory Board Directors and several carrier representatives by the shareholders, to participate in future shareholder meetings, Eurail’s ‘Full Assembly’ meetings. Eurail, fully owned by more than 35 European railway carriers, further strengthens established relationship with the industry through welcoming these senior rail executives to its membership community. “European railway carriers are at the heart of what we do at Eurail, empowering us to create connections for our travellers that leave lasting impressions. Together, we have expanded the Eurail and Interrail Pass network in the past decades to 33 countries. In 2020, we launched our biggest innovation so far – one single mobile Pass, that allows for train travel with railways everywhere in Europe. With our new governance, we are truly prepared for all exciting opportunities that are ahead of us.” says Carlo Boselli, General Manager at Eurail. European railway and ferry carriers are represented within Eurail’s Full Assembly to contribute to the direction of the company. Members and shareholders meet bi-annually for validation and supervision of the long-term strategy of the company. Executives of eight railway carriers, DB, ÖBB, SBB, Trenitalia, SNCF, SNCB, SJ, ZSSK, are now Directors of the Supervisory Board which cooperates closely with Eurail’s management on the strategic direction of the company and supervises the general course of affairs in the company and its business. 2021-2025 Eurail Supervisory Board Appointed Supervisory Board directors
- Alexander Mokros, DB
- Karl Winkler, ÖBB
- Jonas Glanzmann, SBB
- Malin Boshuis, SJ
- Natascha Hooft, SNCB
- Olivier Roy, SNCF
- Massimiliano Astrologo, Trenitalia
- Jaroslav Lučkay, ZSSK
03 Mar 22Partner News
Eurail Unveils New Distribution Platform Providing Travel Partners with Convenient Rail Ticketing OptionsEurail, the train Pass that allows rail travel throughout 33 European countries with a ...Read moreEurail Unveils New Distribution Platform Providing Travel Partners with Convenient Rail Ticketing Options - News & announcementsEurail, the train Pass that allows rail travel throughout 33 European countries with a single Pass, has unveiled a new distribution platform providing OTAs and travel companies with the ability to more easily sell Eurail Passes. With a hassle-free API connection, distributors can seamlessly integrate, sell and issue Passes online as well as offline sales with the Eurail Ticketing System (ETS). Now, travel companies of all sizes can expand their product offerings, providing railway Passes as an added option for their customers. The launch of Eurail’s new distribution program comes on the heels of the 2020 launch of the Eurail Mobile Pass (mPass). The introduction of the mPass was an instant success, changing the landscape of rail travel with click-of-the-button booking and activation for consumers, in addition to a safe and efficient centralized system for carriers with enhanced sales and customer insights. Yi Ding, business and growth manager at Eurail: “The platform is simplifying the way we do business, while allowing new and established partners a turnkey way to become sales agents of our commissionable products. While our Passes have always been a popular choice for savvy travelers, the current demand for flexibility coupled with the continuous growth of sustainable travel leads us to project very strong demand in 2022 and beyond as Europe travel bounces back.” The benefits of Eurail Global and One Country Passes are many, with discounts available on Youth and Senior Passes. Children travel free with an adult. Passes can be used within 11 months after purchase, with full flexibility in itinerary and starting date of the trip. Travelers can manage their trips independently with the Rail Planner app, including the ability to change or postpone travel plans at a limited cost as part of Eurail’s flexible refund and exchange policy. They can also take advantage of deals through Eurail’s dedicated partners.
23 Nov 21Partner News
Go Green this Black Friday and holiday season with eurail10% discount on eurail Passes Turn your travel plans into a green adventure ...Read moreGo Green this Black Friday and holiday season with eurail - News & announcements10% discount on eurail Passes Turn your travel plans into a green adventure and discover lesser-known destinations in Europe with Eurail. Feel good about using the most eco-friendly travel option to uncover hidden corners of Europe. Connect with local people and support sustainable tourism by giving back to the places you visit. Eurail Passes are now on sale at 10% discount until January 3rd.* Flights from Barcelona to Paris emit 237.7 kg of CO2. Conversely, traveling the same distance by train produces 11.4 kg of CO2 while allowing you to visit more stops along the way, making the Eurail Pass the greenest way to discover Europe. Looking for eco-friendly gift ideas or treating yourself to a sustainable trip? Go green this holiday season with the Eurail Pass and see Europe for less money and with fewer emissions. Flexible offer With a mobile Eurail Pass travelers can activate their passes and change their travel plans at any moment within 11 months after buying their pass. For a small fee, travellers make their Pass 100% refundable and exchangeable with Plus. This is an upgrade for mobile Passes that can be selected in the checkout and is offered for free with all Eurail Passes until November 30th. *The end-of-year sales ends on January 3rd 2022, discounts apply to all Global Passes and most One Country Passes. For full terms and conditions of the end-of-year promo see: https://www.eurail.com/en/eurail-passes/global-pass