Train Travel Tips

Travel by train is one of the best ways to see a country.  You can kick back and relax while someone else does all of the driving, and if you get antsy you can just get up and walk around the train.  Unlike airline travel where you are too high above everything to see what you are passing, train travel  lets you watch the scenery as you pass through an area.

Rail travel in many countries is quite efficient, timely, and safe – even if you are traveling solo.  You can read, sleep, dine, or chat with other travelers as you quietly zip through the countryside on the way to your destination.

If your travel style is to bounce from one country to the next, then the Eurail Global Pass is the type of Eurail Pass you need.  With it you can travel among 28 different countries in Europe.

The Global Pass is the most flexible of Eurail’s pass offerings.  It can be purchased for unlimited travel for those people who like to be constantly on the move and keep their options open for 15 days to up to 3 months.  It can also be scaled back to travel a certain number of days within a 1-2 month period.  

The Eurail Select Pass is the perfect option for you if your travels will take you to 2, 3, or 4 bordering countries in Europe like:

France -> Italy
Italy -> Switzerland -> France
Germany -> Austria ->  Italy -> Switzerland

28 countries participate in the Eurail program, so you can customize your Eurail Select Pass to suit your specific journey.

If your travel plans take you all around a single country in Europe, then the Eurail One Country Pass is the right choice for you.

21 countries/regions offer the Eurail One Country Pass:  Austria, the Benelux, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, the Greek Islands, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scandinavia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.