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.

The Eurail Select Pass is the best pass to discover 4 bordering countries of your choice in Europe. Pick your combination from the list of over 20 countries below:

Austria Benelux (Belgium-Netherlands-Luxembourg) Bulgaria
Czech Republic Denmark France
Finland Germany Greece
Hungary Ireland Italy
Serbia & Montenegro-Serbia Norway Portugal
Romania Slovakia Slovenia & Croatia
Spain Sweden Switzerland

Play with our country selection map to tailor-make your pass. The price of the Eurail Select Pass will vary, based on your country selection: countries with an extensive rail network will be priced differently from the ones with a less developed network.

Countries with smaller train networks offer an off-the-beaten-track experience allowing you to discover preserved landscapes and towns which are deep-rooted into traditions. Why not pair such countries with more popular destinations like France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland or Austria?

Whatever combination you choose, the Eurail Select Pass allows you unlimited travel with the freedom to hit the tracks whenever and wherever you want! You can take as many trains as you like and there is no limit on the distance you can travel within a travel day.

Hop on and off trains at any time according to your desires and encounters. Just show up at the nearest train station and get ready to go and explore a new destination. (See ‘Things to know’ for more information about seat reservations).

The Eurail Select Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. Hotel discounts, reduced museum fares, free ferry trips and more are included in your pass.
It also comes with a Eurail travel pack (Travel map and user guide).

Whether you are the adventurous traveller or the avid planner the Eurail Select Pass is your pass to freedom and the key to an unforgettable trip!

More details

If you want to travel in 4 bordering European countries, Eurail Select pass is probably what you’re looking for. This pass gives you the freedom and flexibility to plan your trip in the selected countries of your choice for up to 10 travel days. Learn more

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Customer feedback Europe Rail is Great
« Travelled on both Italian and Swiss trains. Both were punctual and convenient. Trains were also fast and comfortable although the regional Italian trains were a tad old. Only complaint is the pricing. Unless traveling on multiple trips a day, Italian rail may not be worth the Europass daily cost. On the other hand, you do save a lot on Swiss rail given that they are very expensive. But the other problem is some of the Swiss private rail are not covered with the Europass. »


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

Taking local and regional trains allows you to explore at will. Simply board with your rail pass and choose any open seat. Reservations are required on most high speed, overnight, scenic, and international trains. We recommend always checking your desired journey 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.

Common Questions


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

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Trip to europe in may 2018 Hello, we are travelling to Europe in May 2018 for 35 days. We are all 23 years old. I have several questions. 1. We will go to 5 countries. May you suggest the trains or pass that is suitable for us? Our itinerary is as below. [ul][li]22/5 - (...)

Tiffany N. | 2017/11/19 answered | 1 Comments
Switzerland-germany-france-italy pass Hello, I plan on buying a "Switzerland-Germany-France-Italy" Pass but I have a couple questions I was hoping you could answer for me. first, as I'll be traveling from country to country I'd like to make my reservations in advance, but I dont (...)

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SITI S. | 2016/06/02 answered | 0 Comments
Asking about the eurail switzerland - spain - france - italy pass Hi I am planning to get the Eurail Switzerland - Spain - France - Italy Pass when i tried to bought there is three choices calleds " for five days within two months " but they have a different price !! What is the difference between them . (...)

Waleed | 2016/05/18 answered | 0 Comments
Eurorail ticket validity Hello, I just bought and got the tickets 4 countries Eurail Pass. The issuing stamp date on the ticket is 15 Jan 2016. It also says must be activated before 14 Dec 2016. On the important information paper I get it says we must validate passes (...)

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (102)
  • 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 "

  • Value for money
    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. "

  • Value for money
    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. "

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    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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