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Where to book Europe train passes online
Book your train trip across the continent at a great price with these sites.
With the right pass, you can explore over 30 European countries via rail, soaking up the beautiful landscape and taking things at a slower pace compared to flying over the land.
We’ve uncovered some of the best online booking sites that can make booking European train passes easy-peasy and help you build an itinerary that suits your travel style, preferred destinations and budget.
One of the biggest names in the business, a Eurail ticket can get you exploring up to 31 countries in Europe by train using a single all-in-one train ticket.
- Option to book a global pass, which gives you unlimited travel across 31 countries, or a one-country pass for travel within an European nation
- Youth, child and senior discounts available
- Countries include Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany and Portugal
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2. Rail Europe
Rail Europe is one of the largest train ticket and rail pass distributors of European rail passes for North Americans. It can get you exploring over 15,000 destinations across 33 countries in Europe.
- No ticketing services fee
- Option to book a single, multi-country or Swiss travel pass
- Countries include Switzerland, France, Scotland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Turkey
- Rail Europe also sells experience and tour attraction tickets.
Klook is a leading booking activities platform. It works with various brands, including Rail Europe and Eurail, to sell tickets and experiences at discounted prices.
- Buy discounted rail passes from Rail Europe, Eurail, SBB (Swiss Trail Pass), BritRail and more
- Klook Price Guarantee promises the lowest prices
- The website features articles to help you decide how many days you need per city
If you’d prefer a little more guidance with your trip, Viator offers rail and tour packages so your itinerary is practically sorted out for you.
- Offers one-day to multi-day rail tours across Europe
- Free cancellation with a full refund within 24 hours for some passes and tours
- Lowest price guarantee
- Countries include the UK, Ireland, Norway, Switzerland, Italy and France
Established in 1991, Railpass is a trusted reseller of Eurail passes. It offers 462 rail pass combinations to thousands of destinations at low prices.
- Deals include 35% off for youths, free shipping to US and Canadian addresses and a free travel pack with rail map, guide and souvenirs
- Offers both single country and global rail passes that let you visit a network of 28 European countries
- Destinations include Spain, Portugal, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe
This is the sister site to Eurail and is dedicated to European residents looking to explore Europe by train. Discounts vary between the two sites, so Interrail may be an option if you have dual residency or are currently living abroad.
- Includes seat reservation service up to eight days before departure
- Use the Rail Planner app to look up train times any place, any time
- Visit 31 countries by train
Which booking site offers a lowest price guarantee?
- Klook. This online booking site offers a lowest price guarantee. Find a cheaper ticket and Klook will refund double the difference.
- Viator. Viator guarantees the lowest price on all experiences or it will refund you the difference.
What are the refund policies for these booking sites?
- Eurail – Unused and unactivated passes are eligible for an 85% refund or an exchange for a different Eurail Pass.
- Rail Europe – Unused and unactivated passes will be charged a 15% penalty unless you purchased the Rail Protection Plan, which means you can get a credit of its entire value.
- Klook – Unused and unactivated passes are eligible for an 85% refund as long as you mail it back to the corresponding Klook offices.
- Viator – Most of Viator’s deals offer 24-hour free cancellation with a full refund.
- Railpass – Unused and unactivated passes are eligible for an 85% refund when returned within one year of issue date.
- Interrail – Unused and unactivated passes are eligible for an 85% refund or an exchange for a different pass.
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