The Romance of Train Travel
Formed in 1991, Rail Europe is the successor organization of the U.S. and Canadian offices of the French National Railroads and Swiss Federal Railways, which began operations in North America in the 1930s. Today the company represents 35 European railroads and helps more than one million visitors each year discover the rich heritage and scenic landscapes of Europe by train through their pioneering development of the historic travel pass - the Eurailpass.
An essential part of any authentic European journey, train travel is not only a convenient and easy way to travel, but it immediately immerses passengers into the culture and pace of European life. Traveling by train can enhance a traveler’s entire European experience: no airport hassles or wasted time, and more leisurely gourmet dining as you gaze through panoramic windows while being whisked from city center to city center.
Convenience & Savings
Even if you haven’t committed to an itinerary, you can buy a pass for any one of the European countries you’re visiting, since almost any travel combination is possible from any single country to the entire European rail network. The passes are valid for a specific number of travel days in a specific area. And only Rail Europe lets you buy seat reservations before you leave North America. You can also pay in dollars before you go instead of in Euros once you’re there. No fluctuating exchange rates, no surprises.
Connecting People & Going Green
Rail Europe specializes in developing expertise and knowledge in order to provide North American travelers with an authentic European experience, striving to do all they can to ensure your greatest possible experience. The company believes the spirit of train travel is to enjoy simple pleasures, connecting firsthand and personally with other people and cultures. It is the ease with which Rail Europe brings these together that creates a rewarding experience for customers.
Rail Europe is also proud that the train is a low-impact form of travel that preserves the authenticity of the regions and natural areas you cross. High speed trains are three times as energy efficient as regional trains, but even the slowest train is 25% more energy-efficient then cars.
• BritRail Pass - For unlimited travel on the national rail networks of Great Britain: England, Scotland and Wales.
• Eurail Select Pass - For unlimited travel on the national rail networks of 3, 4 or 5 bordering countries connected by train or ship. Choice of countries include: Austria, Benelux (includes Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands), Bulgaria, Croatia/Slovenia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro/Serbia, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Ireland (includes Northern Ireland), Romania, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
• Eurail Global Pass - For unlimited entire rail networks of: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Ireland (includes Northern Ireland), Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and The Netherlands.
• Other popular passes include France Rail Pass, Eurail Italy Pass, Swiss Pass, German Rail Pass, Eurail Spain Pass, Eurail France-Italy Pass and many more!