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The train is the simplest, most convenient and cost effective way to travel from one city to another.
Europe’s rail network is one of the safest and most modern networks in the world. With more than 250,000 kilometres of tracks and thousands of rail stations, trains will take you everywhere; from main cities to remote villages, from seaside resorts to ski resorts and even from one country to another!
Here are 5 good reasons to travel by train in Europe.
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Eurail Global Pass
Eurail Global Pass is the most flexible Eurail Pass, and best for people who want complete freedom on their travels. It gives you unlimited train travel to 28 countries in Europe, and you’ll be able to use the Eurostar, TGV trains, TGV Lyria, Thalys , AVE high speed trains with Renfe, Frecciarossa with Trenitalia, and the ICE trains to maximise your country intake. Plus you have a choice of flexible or consecutive travel days.
Eurail Select Pass
Eurail Select Pass is the Eurail pass is an excellent choice if you want to visit a few countries close to one another. You can visit two, three, four bordering countries (out of 24 European countries).
For example, you may want to take the TGV Lyria from Paris to Geneva and then travel to Germany to visit Berlin and Munich to Frankfurt on the ICE trains, and then down to Vienna and Salzburg, and finish off in Rome. You can do all this with the Eurail Select Pass.
OK, so you may just want to travel to one country. Here are a few examples of different passes:
Italy - Take a romantic trip to Venice and Rome and then explore the Tuscan countryside in Italy with Trenitalia and the Frecciarossa high speed trains - the Eurail Italy Pass will be perfect for you.
UK - Travel around the UK and Scotland, and we can get you great deals on the Britrail Pass and the Britrail Central Scotland pass.
France - Get to know the real France with the freedom of the France Rail Pass.
Switzerland - Hop on an off, with the Swiss Pass, and explore the mountains, lakes and cities.
You may want to visit more than one country on your trip. We have the double country passes, like Denmark and Germany, or the European East pass, where you can see the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary, or the Balkan Flexi Pass which gives you the freedom to visit seven countries in one month - Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Romania and Turkey.
Wherever you want to go in Europe, we have a rail pass for you, which will make your journey by train faster,
easier and more enjoyable.
Remember, even with a pass, it is best to reserve a seat and you can do that exclusively with us.
One of the most exciting parts of travelling is planning where to go and how to get there.
By using point to point tickets or rail passes, over 15,000 destinations can be reached by train in Europe.
Which is the best rail pass? The best rail pass depends on where you are going. Choose your rail pass according to the destinations you are planning to visit by train. For a few trips from one city to another, for example between London and Paris only, a rail pass won’t be convenient. In that case a book your train ticketsis best suited. But if you are planning to travel extensively by train then a rail pass is best suited. There are different rail passes. To travel unlimitedly in France, the France Rail Pass is the best solution. If you want to explore the whole of Switzerland or Italy, for example, get one of our single country rail passes, such as the Swiss Pass or the Eurail Italy Pass is best. If you are planning on seeing a few more countries, with more flexibility, then a popular choice is the Eurail Select Pass, and for maximum flexibility and choice there’s the Eurail Global Pass, which gives you unlimited travel to 24 countries in any order you like.