If Europe is on your holiday list, give into the charm of the railroad with Rail Europe. A one-stop-shop for planning and booking European train travel and sightseeing products, it provides access to an array of rail products including rail passes, train tickets, reservations and travel packages, from over 50 European train companies.
It caters to travellers and travel agents from the Americas, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, and Africa, making the experience of discovering Europe by train an easy, seamless and memorable one. Expect useful information and innovative tools for journey planning, unparalleled after-sales support, the comfort and ability to book in local languages and the use of local currency to buy rail passes, tickets and more. Booking ahead ensures delivery before departing to Europe, to avoid long waiting times at European stations, and confusion over currency and language differences.
For travellers who love to find their own path, Rail Europe is more than happy to guide, offer inspiration and the tools to travel by train across the continent.
Passes are the ideal choice to explore Europe at one’s own pace. Simple and flexible, passes offer more freedom and allow for extensive travel in the countries selected. Rail Europe offers everything from the iconic Eurail Global Pass where travellers can discover up to 28 different countries to a choice of rail passes that cover a single country or two, three, four adjoining countries for those wishing to focus on specific countries.
Train tickets are great for travel between several European cities as they have great value for the money. A reservation (compulsory and included on some trains) will guarantee a seat onboard in the selected class of service.
Money-saving fares (youth, senior, groups) are offered by Rail Europe, when available, for trains including TGV, Eurostar, Thalys and ICE.
Travelling on a night train saves travellers’ precious time and money. There are a variety of sleeping carriages including women-only ones.
Proud of its European heritage, Rail Europe is all about sharing experiences, cultures and insights. The spirit of train travel is about enjoying simple pleasures, respecting the environment and making a connection with people, places and cultures.
In addition to the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB/CFF) and the French National Railways (SNCF), Rail Europe’s rail partners include the Eurail GIE, Eurostar, Thalys, Lyria, City Night Line, ACP (BritRail), SVI, VIA Rail, JR and the National Railways of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the USA. Rail Europe also works in close co-operation with Railteam, the European High Speed Rail carriers alliance.
Rail Europe has been establishing close partnerships with national tourist boards of European countries. Main partners include Atout France, Switzerland Tourism, Visit Britain, ENIT (Italy), DZT (Germany), etc.
Active all over the world, Rail Europe operates consumer websites and acts as a resource and supplier to the travel trade, offering clients the ability to book as they wish, directly online or through their travel agent. Rail Europe accredited GSAs and travel agents are true professionals; experts in booking rail, and recognised for their know-how and quality of service.
With Rail Europe, the support is constant – before, during, and after the journey.