Eurail Passes are the best and most environmentally friendly way to see Europe
SEVEN REASONS TO TRAVEL WITH EURAIL
1) FREEDOM: Eurail Passes are synonymous with borderless travel. Passholders can travel whenever they want, wherever they want, throughout 28 European countries.
2) FLEXIBILITY: Passholders can create their own itinerary and they make multiple train journeys in a travel day.
3) VARIETY: Eurail is a gateway to exploring the geographical, historical and cultural richness of Europe first-hand.
4) ENVIRONMENTAL-FRIENDLINESS: Trains are often seen as one of the most environmentally friendly means of transport
5) AUTHENTICITY: Travelling by train instantly immerses the traveller in the cultural fabric of Europe.
6) EXTRA BENEFITS: Travellers are entitled to an array of exciting Pass benefits including a variety of discounted and free transportation services, ferry crossings, accommodation, attractions and city tours.
7) MEETING NEW PEOPLE: Trains are the perfect way to meet new people, travellers and residents alike, from all over the world – a great additional dimension to the overall travel experience.
DISCOVER EUROPE WITH EURAIL
Eurail has become a symbol of unlimited rail travel throughout Europe. Providing access to more than 230,000 km of interconnected railways, Eurail now offers its customers the opportunity to travel in 28 different countries with an even greater number of transport organisations. Eurail Passes are used by over 300,000 non-European residents of all ages every year, and are available as a Global Pass, Select Pass, Regional Pass and One Country Pass.
INTERRAIL – PASSES FOR EUROPEAN RESIDENTS
Interrail Passes are aimed at European residents of all ages and are available as a Global or One Country Pass. Interrail Passes are sold by local European railways and at www.interrail.eu. For further information about Interrail Passes please visit: www.eurailgroup.org/interrail
TYPES OF EURAIL PASS
Offering unlimited travel in 28 different countries, the Global Pass provides an extensive amount of choice to any traveller. The Pass is available as a ‘Continuous’ Pass or a ‘Flexi’ Pass. Continuous Passes offer unlimited travel for 15 days, 21 days, one month, two months or three months and are suitable for people who wish to travel a lot with maximum flexibility.
Flexi Passes, on the other hand, offer unlimited travel for 5 days within 10 days, 10 or 15 days within a 2-month period and are ideal for travellers who have already planned their trip. The Eurail Select Pass allows the traveller to discover four bordering countries of their choice, while Regional Passes allow rail travel in two bordering countries (or country combinations) and the One Country Pass gives unlimited travel in a single chosen country.
WHAT’S NEW IN 2015?
EURAIL GLOBAL PASS ADDS NEW COUNTRIES
Four new countries join Eurail’s Global Pass offer in 2015. The additions of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Poland and Serbia bring the total to 28 countries that can be explored with the rail Pass. The border connections created by this expansion add even more possibilities to the already vast itinerary options.
NEW EURAIL GLOBAL PASS: FIVE DAYS WITHIN TEN DAYS
Eurail has added a new pass validity as well. Catering to the fact that not all travellers have an abundance of vacation days to explore 28 countries, the 5 in 10 Days Global Pass option gives travellers five travel days anywhere within a ten-day span to visit non-bordering countries of their choice.
CHILDREN TRAVEL FREE
With the new Children Travel Free initiative, children aged four to eleven can ride for free with a family member or friend travelling on an Adult Eurail Pass. Up to two children per adult can travel for free.
1ST CLASS YOUTH PASS
Travelling with children or friends in the 12-to-25 age group has become easier with the introduction of the 1st-class Youth Pass. This pass which, was only available in second class prior to 2015, is now for sale at a 20% less than the cost of the Adult 1st Class Pass. So everyone can enjoy the journey together in 1st-class comfort.
ATTICA PASS: A GREEK ISLAND HOPPING PASS
Another way Eurail is giving customers more options is with the Attica Pass, a new One Country Pass to the Greek islands by ferry. With two international trips, travellers can use Italy as a jumping-off point.
It offers six ferry crossings within one month: two international trips between Italy and Greece and four domestic trips for island hopping, and takes care of travellers with a transfer from the international port of Patras to the domestic port of Piraeus.
RAIL PLANNER APP – DESIGNED TO ASSIST RAIL TRAVELLERS ON THE MOVE
The Rail Planner is a free and convenient app that provides offline access to European train timetables while avoiding expensive roaming costs. With the app, travellers can use the «Trip Planner» feature to organise their travel in advance, or in Europe at the train station, or even in the train itself. Passholders can find the nearest train stations using a built-in augmented reality feature and see extra discounts and benefits such as boat and ferry trips, hotels and museums.