Monday 1 February 2016

Free and Discounted Rail Travel in Europe

Rail Europe has released discounts and free travel days on the France and German Rail Passes; Eurostar and Eurail Passes.

Any bookings made by 31 March 2016 on the range of France Rail Pass will not only enjoy a generous 20% discount, but also bonus discounts on city passes and other activities. Also, up to two children (aged 4-11) travel for free with each accompanying adult.

Until 31 March 2016, bookings for the seven flexible or consecutive travel days within one month of the German Rail Pass will receive a 20% discount as well. Travelers should note that reservations are not required on most German trains and that the German Rail Pass now covers travel to other popular destinations in Belgium, Italy, Austria and the Czech Republic without additional country passes or tickets. The German Rail Pass also offers free travel for up to two children (aged 6-11) with each accompanying adult.

Until 8 March 2016, Eurostar Standard Premier and Standard tickets will enjoy discounts with one way tickets starting at €44 from UK to Paris, Brussels or Lille, €54 from UK to Lyon and €65 from UK to Avignon or Marseille.

Finally, bookings for Eurail Passes made by 1 April 2016 will receive between one and five free travel days, depending on the type of pass purchased:

-                     Bookings made for the 15 and 22 continuous Global Passes will receive two free travel days, while a month's pass will receive five free travel days.

-                     Bookings made for the five or seven days within a month Global Flexi Pass will receive a free travel day, while bookings for the 10 or 15 days within two months will receive two free travel days.

-                     Bookings made on the two, three or four Country Select Pass will receive an extra travel day.

-                     Bookings made for 3, 4, 5 or 7 days within a month One Country Pass will also receive a day's free travel.

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About Rail Europe

Rail Europe is the world's No. 1 distributor of rail tickets and passes, offering travellers the widest and best selection of European rail products across no less than 30 countries and 25,000 destinations on more than 11,000 different routes. Its portfolio of products include Eurail Passes and Swiss Passes as well as rail carriers such as SBB (Switzerland), SNCF (France), Trenitalia & NTV (Italy), DB (Germany), the ATOC (UK), Eurostar, Thalys, TGV Lyria and more.

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