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Our guide to international rail passes

Discover the world by train with a rail pass. If you plan on travelling by train on your next getaway, you may find buying a rail pass is more cost-effective than buying individual train tickets. At Trainline, we sell international rail passes for many countries and continents across the globe including Europe, Great Britain and Japan.

Keep scrolling to see which passes you can buy with us, tap the blue button to book your pass straight away or tap find out more to read your dedicated guides to each pass.

European rail passes

If you're planning a trip to Europe and want to visit more than one country during your visit, an Interrail or Eurail pass is a great way to simplify your train travel and save money along the way. Cheaper than buying individual tickets, the only difference between these two passes is that one is for EU residents and the other is for those visiting from elsewhere.

Interrail

With the Interrail Pass, you can discover Europe by train and travel across the continent with 10,000 destinations to discover.

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European residents travelling in the European economic space 

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Travelling in multiple countries or just one

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Trips from 1 week to 3 months

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Eurail

With the Eurail Pass, you can discover Europe by train and travel across the continent with 10,000 destinations to discover.

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Non-European residents and non-European passport holders

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Travelling in multiple countries or just one

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Trips from 1 week to 3 months

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Swiss Rail Pass

With a Swiss Rail Pass, you'll get to enjoy unlimited travel on Swiss trains, buses, boats, cable cars and public transport in more than 90 cities.

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Tourists who permanently reside outside Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein

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Travelling around Switzerland

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Trips from 2 to 15 days in 1 to 3 months

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European travel inspiration 

Check out some of the most popular ways to spend your time in Europe. Our travel experts have put together exciting itineraries to get you inspired.

British rail passes

Want to see some of the amazing trips and destinations Great Britain has to offer? Take a look at some of our favourite things to do and see during your visit.

BritRail Pass

Using the BritRail Pass, you can explore England's cities and coasts, Scotland's Highlands and Wales' scenic coasts using one simple ticket.

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All non-UK passport holders travelling within Great Britain

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Travelling by train around England, Scotland and Wales

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Trips from 2 days to 1 month

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British travel inspiration

Want to see some of the amazing trips and destinations Great Britain has to offer? Take a look at some of our favourite things to do and see during your visit.

Japanese rail passes

Japan is a fascinating country full of breathtaking scenery, high-tech cities and cultural experiences just waiting to be explored. Whether you’re planning on travelling around the country or just sticking to one region, a Japan Rail Pass is a great money-saving option.

Japan Rail Pass

Discover all that the Land of the Rising Sun has to offer with a Japan Rail Pass. Travel between regions. cities and Japan's biggest attractions with one simple pass.

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All non-Japanese residents or Japanese passport holders

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Visiting more than one city in Japan

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Travel on bullet trains, local trains and buses

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Japan Rail Regional Passes

Just sticking to one region during a visit to Japan? The JR Regional Pass allows for unlimited travel (for a certain time period) within one region and could be a cheaper option.

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All non-Japanese residents or Japanese passport holders

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Shorter trips

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Travel on bullet trains, local trains and buses

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Where else can I travel by train?

It’s not just rail passes we sell, we’re trusted by train and coach companies in 45 countries across the world to sell tickets to thousands of destinations. Take a look at our guides to travelling by train.

Frequently asked questions

A rail pass will cover the cost of your train travel within a certain area (within one country or across several countries) or a certain amount of time. They can often be more cost-effective than buying individual train tickets. Popular rail passes include Eurail and Interrail passes for travelling around Europe, a BritRail Pass for travelling in the UK and a Japan Rail Pass for travel around Japan.

The price of a rail pass varies depending on a few different factors, including which rail pass you’re purchasing, how long you’re travelling for, your age and whether you want to travel in Standard or First Class. They can often be cheaper than buying individual train tickets, especially if you’re travelling for longer periods of time.

A rail pass is certainly worth it if you’re planning on travelling around a lot by train. Rail passes are often cheaper than buying individual train tickets, but it can depend on the length of your trip and the rail journeys you want to make.