Travellers who are not European cannot benefit from InterRail, this service which allows buying a Pass to travel cheaply by train through thirty European countries. The equivalent for them is called Eurail.
Operating on the same principle as Interrail, Eurail allows those who don’t live in Europe to also benefit from advantageous fares to travel Europe by train at a lower cost.
The countries covered by the Eurail
Which countries are affected by Eurail offers? These are the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.
The Eurail Pass types
With the Global Pass, you travel between 15 days and 3 months on European rail networks of all the countries concerned. The Global Pass is available from 345 Euros and if you are less than 25 years old (on the first day of your trip) you have 35% discount on your ticket (2nd Class).
Eurail also offers the Global Continuous Pass valid for up to 3 months and you can use as much as you want and when you want. And the Global Flexi Pass, valid for 2 months and you use for 10 to 15 days of travel. So you have to select the days in which you will take the train.
The select Pass lasts between 3 and 5 days and you have to choose 3.4 or 5 countries. The regional Pass from 4 to 10 days with 2 countries. And for only one country, 3 to 10 days you have the one country Pass.
Enough to satisfy many European travel projects!
Let us take a concrete example. You are an adult over the age of 26 and you travel to Europe. For a 5 country pass valid for 2 months, you plan at least 10 days of a train through the countries you will visit. You take a Select Pass for 5 countries, about 500 Euros.
A day of travel lasts 24 hours, in which you take as many trains as you want!
Note that the Eurail offer does not concern the Eurostar train for England.