Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Travel  > Eurail Pass

Eurail Pass Cost


How Much Does a Eurail Pass Cost?

 
low costEurail Select Pass: $430-$1,011average costEurail Global Pass Flexi: $867-$1,138high costEurail Global Pass: $734-$2,031
post Post   Comments (1)

Eurail Passes can be purchased in advance in the U.S. for train travel across Europe, and are typically not for sale once the traveler is in Europe (nor are they available to European and U.K. residents). The Eurail Pass can save travelers money if they plan to buy many point-to-point tickets between 22 eligible countries[1] .

Typical costs:

  • A Eurail Global Pass (also called Consecutive or Continuous pass) is good for unlimited first-class train travel for consecutive periods ranging from 15 days to three months. An adult pass typically costs between $734 (15 days) and $2,031 (three months). For example, a 21-day adult pass[2] is available for $947.
  • A Eurail Global Pass Flexi offers any 10 days or any 15 days of first-class train travel within a 2-month period. A 10-day adult pass (age 26 and older) costs about $867, for example, and is good for two months. A 15-day adult pass[3] costs $1,138 and lasts for two months.
  • Eurail Select Passes typically range from $430 to $1,011 and can be a good deal for travelers stopping at three-five bordering countries over a defined period of time. For example, a three-country Select Pass[4] good for 11 days of travel over a 2-month period costs $694.
  • A European Country Rail Pass can be purchased for travelers only planning to visit one or two countries. For example, the first-class adult France-Spain Pass[5] good for four days of travel in a two-month period costs $378. The first-class adult Greece-Italy Pass[6] good for 10 days of travel in a two-month period costs $577.
  • One Country Rail Passes are also available for travelers who will travel within one nation's borders. The Austria Pass[7] good for 3 travel days in one month costs $228, for example.
Related articles: Canadian Rail Travel, U.S. Train Travel, Passport, Travel Insurance

What should be included:
  • A Eurail Pass allows the traveler to book a specified number of train trips within an allotted timeframe. Travel must be reserved in advance, as the pass does not guarantee a seat on a specific train.
  • Free shipping of the rail pass should be included. Allow one week for delivery.
  • Rail passes can be purchased six months to one week in advance. Travelers must validate the rail pass in Europe within six months of buying it.
Additional costs:
  • Railpass protection[8] is available for $16-$23, to protect the purchaser in case of cancellation due to illness, or loss or theft of the pass.
  • Travelers with second-class passes may pay an extra 50% or so to upgrade to first class.
Discounts:
  • Senior discounts are available on select passes[9] to first-class passengers 60 and older.
  • Save 33 to 50%on Eurail passes by traveling second class instead of first.
  • Youth passes can be purchased for 35% off the adult price (for ages 12 to 25), though youth must travel in second class. For example, a 3-month youth pass[10] costs $1,321, versus the regular adult fare of $2031. A Children's Pass gives kids 4 to 11 a 50% discount off the regular adult fare, and children 3 and under travel free.
  • Saver Passes offer a 15% discount for two to five passengers traveling the same itinerary. For example, two adults traveling their entire 3-month trip[11] together can purchase tickets for $1,727, versus the normal price of $2,031.
  • Saver and Youth discounts can be applied to any type of Eurail pass (Global, Global Flexi, Select, European Country or One Country Pass).
  • For a month-long trip, consider booking a 21-day Eurail pass and stay in the starting and ending cities for a few days each. Travelers can save about $200 this way. Likewise, travelers may wish to use a rail pass for longer trips and pay out-of-pocket for shorter, inexpensive trips.
Shopping for a eurail pass:
  • Rick Steves' Europe[12] provides a helpful glossary of rail pass terms, including tips on what to do if passes get lost or stolen.
  • Not every traveler will save money by purchasing a Eurail Pass. Check the prices of individual tickets at Rail Europe[13] to determine if a pass is cheaper than point-to-point tickets.
  • Independent Traveler[14] lists helpful European Train Tips that range from understanding passes to planning your route.
  • Explore the interactive rail map at Rail Europe[15] or a printable map at Eurail[16] .
post Post   Comments (1)
CostHelper News


Forgotten Expenses In a Home Addition Budget
Items like construction costs, permit fees or debris removal aren't the only expenses to consider when calculating the total costs of a home remodeling project. || Posted August 5 2013


And the Best Bacon Is...
This little piggy went to market.After that, Consumer Reports bought samples and tasted to determine which little piggy offered the best bacon.Top honors go to Costco, it turns out. || Posted October 5 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
I would like to know the cost of a ten stop Eurail pass
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: Chris Kollar in Kansas City, KS.Posted: October 21st, 2015 08:10AM
Length of Trip: 60 daysDistance: form UK to Italy
Type of Pass: Eurail
I would like to know how much a 10/ten stop pass cost. I am planning a trip and would like to stop at about 10 different locations along the way. I would like to be a little free while traveling, so the pass with punches is best.
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With a Eurail Pass
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Length of Trip: Distance: 
Type of Pass:   
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.eurail.com/eurail-passes/global-pass
  2.  www.ricksteves.com/rail/eurail.htm
  3.  www.ricksteves.com/rail/eurail.htm
  4.  www.ricksteves.com/rail/select.htm
  5.  ricksteves.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-france-spain-pass/index.html
  6.  ricksteves.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-greece-italy-pass/index.html
  7.  www.ricksteves.com/rail/austria.cfm
  8.  www.ricksteves.com/rail/howrailworks.htm#wrong
  9.  www.raileurope.com/index.html/special-deals/rail-discounts/promotions-for-seniors.html
  10.  ricksteves.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html
  11.  ricksteves.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-global-pass/index.html
  12.  www.ricksteves.com/rail/howrailworks.htm
  13.  www.raileurope.com/index.html
  14.  www.independenttraveler.com/travel-tips/train-travel/european-train-tips
  15.  www.raileurope.com/index.html/europe-travel-guide/
  16.  www.eurail.com/sites/all/files/eurail.com/downloads/eurail-map-2011.pdf
More Travel Topics
Check Out All Costs for Travel How Much Does Attending the Kentucky Derby Cost? How Much Does an Around-the-World Airline Ticket Cost? How Much Does a Legoland California Vacation Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Replace leaking supply line40' w/copper from meter to house
Paid: 2150.00
Water supply line leaking, need dig trench, 40' Type L copper pipe. 1st plumber quote $6500. Did some research, 2nd quote is $2150. Depth by city code 16 - 18", both licensed, guarantee 1 year... [more]
-Meeept2000
Replacing Copper Pipes Cost
About to start babysitting
Paid: 6.00
I’m about to start babysitting for their first time ever (for pay) and I was wondering if my pay was too high or too low. Tha family has two boys, a ten year old and an eight year old... [more]
-
Baby Sitter Cost
cost of ear drops
Paid: 67.00
I was prescribed antibiotic drops for an ear infection. Went to pick up at Walgreen's and declined due to price of $219. I asked the medical facility to send prescription to Costco. Picked it up there for $67... [more]
-jeffo
Ear Infection Cost
Be aware
Paid: 0.00
Be aware that many of the listed locksmiths are a call service and many of them are in another state. Some even try to pass as other businesses. Academy lock is a thief and abuses they employed too. There are many... [more]
-Martin Y.
Locksmith Cost
Deep cleaning
Paid: 9999.00
As a dental hygienist with 22 years experience, I can tell you “DEEP CLEANING” is not a SCAM! 1st and foremost remember your insurance coverage is to assist with treatment payments... [more]
-Tasha Nicole
Teeth Cleaning Cost
04 Nissan Sentra
Paid: 120.00
I had one key for the car I just bought a few months back, well... While I was closing the front door to my house my key was caught and severely bent, I tried to gently tap it back straight but needless to say it snapped in half... [more]
-Mz Sentra
Key Copy Cost