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Trains in Europe

Trains are everywhere in Europe. Some of the trains travel at high speed across the continent, while others move around leisurely, either by day or by night. Find out about the different European trains like sleeper trains, chocolate trains, high speed trains and the provided facilities for a clear idea of what train travel in Europe is all about!

High-speed trains

TGV high-speed train crossing fields in France

High-speed trains are the fastest way to get around Europe. You can cover large distances in great luxury, relaxing in a comfortable chair or enjoying a bite to eat in the dining car. Please note that seat reservations for high-speed trains are often mandatory.

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Night trains

Finnish double-decker night train

Night trains are a great way to get around Europe. Save precious travel time by moving between cities while you sleep and choose the accommodation that best fits you and your travel budget. Please note that a bed on a night train always requires an advance reservation.


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Regional trains

Regional train in Italy

Regional trains will take you anywhere in Europe, from the smallest village to the largest capital. These trains usually don't need a reservation and are a great way to discover every little corner of Europe.


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Scenic trains

Golden Pass train crossing valley in Switzerland

Europe is a beautiful continent, but some parts of it are just exceptionally beautiful. In these parts you can find the scenic trains, which will carry you through amazing mountain scenery and past picturesque coastlines.


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Grimaldi Lines ferry

With your Eurail Pass, you can get a discount on many ferries in Europe. Take a break from trains and travel between countries over water. You can also use ferries to visit stunning islands off the coast of Spain, Italy, or Greece.


Read all about Europe's ferries

Train stations

Amsterdam main train station

European train stations are usually centrally located and easy to reach. There are often good facilities at the station and taxis, buses, and car rentals are never far away. If you're a little lost, let the train staff point you to your platform!


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Railway companies

A Eurail Pass is valid with many European railway companies. Aside from that, there are also participating ferry companies and public transport companies. Follow the link below to see the full list of participating companies.


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The Eurail Pass

With a single Eurail train pass you can travel in up to 33 countries, hopping off along the way to experience Europe's most fascinating cities, monuments, and breathtaking scenery. Travel at your own pace and know that for every European vacation, there is the perfect Eurail Pass!


The adventure begins with the train journey itself, which is why so many people choose to explore Europe by rail. Are you ready to choose the Eurail Pass for your own European adventure?


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Planning your trip

Planning your Eurail adventure is fun, from deciding what countries you're going to visit to picking the trains you want to travel on. Look up European trains and their departure times in our timetable and check out our railway map with approximate travel times. You can also download our handy Rail Planner App, which lets you access our offline timetable on the (rail)road.


Does your train require an advance reservation? Our reservation guide will tell us how you can book a seat or bed on your train. If you've ordered your pass from, you can make use of our Reservation Service. Let our experts book your high-speed trains and night trains for you, in exchange for a small booking fee.


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