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Ferries in Europe

Eurail Passes allow access to a number of discounted European ferry routes and boats. Below you can find an overview of the major ferry companies that have a partnership with Eurail.

List of ferries in Europe




(Spain - Morocco - Algeria)


Balearia runs ferries between mainland Spain and its cluster of Spanish Islands (the Balearic Islands). Travel to the scenic gems of the Mediterranean: Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera. Balearia ferries can also take you across the Mediterannean Sea to northern Africa.


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Blue Star Ferries




Blue Star Ferries operate on various routes from the Greek mainland to many of its beautiful islands. An exotic destination like Greece calls for a relaxing journey to its pristine beaches and ancient ruins. Equipped with a range of facilities, the convenience and comfort of these ferries will ensure you the journey is all part of your experience.


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(Finland - Germany - Sweden)


Finnlines operates ferries across the Baltic Sea. With 5-star facilities and top-notch comfort onboard, discover Europe like Europeans do. Shorten your journey time, and gather some new experiences along the way.


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Fjord Line ferries


(Denmark - Norway - Sweden)


Sail from Denmark to several destinations on the shores of Norway and Sweden with Fjord Line ferries.


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Grimaldi Lines


(Greece - Spain - Italy - Malta)


Grimaldi Lines offers a variety of routes to choose from – travel to Greece, Spain, Malta, Italy and its magnificent Island of Sardinia. Admire the spectacular shores of Europe, as you unwind on the deck of the ferries run by Grimaldi Lines. To shorten long journeys between countries, choose this quick and comfortable ferry trip.


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Irish Ferries


(Ireland - France - Great Britain)


Irish Ferries operates ferry routes between the Republic of Ireland, France and Wales. Take an offbeat ferry route – explore the Irish panorama and taste the Irish waters.


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Minoan Lines


(Greece - Italy)


Minoan Lines offers ferry connections within Greece and between Greece and Italy. While you are enjoying the activities on board, travel swiftly and get more time to explore your desired destination.


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(Poland - Sweden - Denmark)


Travel by ferry between Poland and destinations on the shores of Sweden and Denmark with Polferries. You can enjoy a variety of entertainment services on board as you sail across the Baltic Sea. 


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SNAV Ferries


(Italy - Croatia)


SNAV Ferries travel across the Adriatic Sea, connecting Italy and Croatia. They also travel between the Italian city of Naples and the Aeolian and Pontine Islands.


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Stena Line


(Ireland - Netherlands - Great Britain - Norway - Sweden - Denmark - Germany - Poland - Latvia)


Stena Line connects Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) with Ireland (Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) and the Netherlands. This ferry company provides a great travel option to reach mainland Europe from Great Britain and Ireland. They also have a comprehensive network of ferries sailing the Baltic Sea between Germany, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Latvia.


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Superfast Ferries


(Greece - Italy)


Superfast Ferries travel across the serene Adriatic Sea. Soak up the breathtaking view of the azure waters between Greece and Italy.


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Tallink Silja


(Finland - Sweden - Estonia - Latvia)


Explore the Baltic Sea, as Tallink Silja operates ferries between Finland, Sweden and the Åland Islands, as well as the Baltic countries of Estonia and Latvia. 


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Viking Line 


(Sweden - Finland - Estonia)


Experience the most beautiful archipelago in the world — a Viking Line cruise is an unforgettable experience! Viking Line offers you a sustainable and comfortable way to travel on the Baltic Sea with a fleet of seven passenger ships operating between Finland, Sweden and Estonia.


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Direct Ferries


Didn't find the ferry route you were looking for? Direct Ferries can help you compare and book your tickets for the perfect ferry to continue your Eurail trip! 


Compare prices from the biggest and largest ferry operators connecting the finest destinations Europe has to offer. It can't get any easier, so what are you waiting for?

Good to know

Discounted prices on ferries

It is often possible to buy these discounted ferry tickets in advance. We recommend you purchase these tickets in advance when planning to travel during high season. To make your booking, contact the ferry company directly. In some cases, you can buy the ticket with the discount already included. Occasionally however, you will have to buy the full fare ticket and the ferry company will refund the discount.


For free passage on international ferry routes, your pass must be valid for the country of departure and arrival. For discounted passage, your pass must be valid for the country of departure or arrival.


See overview of ferry benefits per country

Travel days and ferries

When traveling by night ferry (Superfast, Minoan or Blue Star Ferries) you have to fill in the day of departure in your travel calendar. If you are still on this ferry after midnight, you don't have to use a second travel day, unless you board a second ferry.


Please note that you cannot start your travel before the first day of validity on your pass.