The basic price of a European rail pass is pretty much the same no matter where you buy it. But one big thing sets Rick Steves' Europe apart from every other source: Our staff has more hands-on rail travel experience than anyone else out there (so we can help you make the smartest choices).
No minimum purchase required. Most other retailers' "free shipping" offers are limited-time promotions with minimum purchase requirements. Not Rick's! When you buy rail passes online from Rick Steves, we deliver all European rail passes within 5 business days for FREE — no minimums, no expiration dates. Delivery is via UPS 2nd Day Air to U.S. street addresses (or via Express Mail to U.S. Post Office Boxes). For better security and tracking, we strongly recommend delivery to a business address! Average customer savings $20!
Average customer savings $25! Make your rail pass order first, placing all rail passes into one shopping cart before checking out. As soon as your rail order is completed online, you'll receive a confirmation e-mail with a discount code good for 20% off travel bags, accessories, books, maps and DVDs/Blu-rays at our Travel Store. Then, you can make your Travel Store order any time within the next month. Don't lose that e-mail! When you check out in the Travel Store, you'll be prompted to type in your discount code (see "fine print" below).
Handy maps and schedules. This 100-page booklet contains handy, easy-to-read schedules for the most popular train routes in Europe. We'll also send a rail map appropriate to your pass. These are the only freebies that most other retailers include with Eurail passes.
Priceless. Your confirmation email also includes a link to an e-mail form for submitting your top three travel/itinerary questions. Our trip consultants will email you their travel-savvy answers.
"Fine print": The Travel Store discount code is valid for 30 days from the date of your rail pass purchase. This offer is good for up to $1,000 worth of merchandise and must be used in a single shopping session. Offer may not be applied toward rail passes or tours. Travel Store orders are processed and shipped separately from railpasses. To redeem a discount code in our Edmonds, WA Travel Center, you must have the code with you!
A $15 shipping fee is charged for rail pass orders received by fax or mail and those requiring delivery to Canadian addresses (which cannot be ordered online). Please print and use our order form. You'll receive your discount code with the rail pass.
BritRail does not print a timetable for pass holders.
All offers are subject to change.