European East Pass

  • Unlimited travel in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary.
  • Children under 4 travel for free.

WHO

WHAT


Overview

Get unlimited train travel with a European East Pass when you book your pass with Rail Europe.
Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia share more than their neighborhood, they share the European East Pass. This pass allows you extensive travel on the national rail networks of Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia with your choice of any 5 days of rail travel within a one-month period and the option of adding up to 5 additional days for an additional cost.

With the European East Pass from Rail Europe, you’ll not just see, but experience, life in these scenic and unique regions. You can visit the birthplace of Mozart in Vienna, and the land of paprika in - where else - Hungary. The history-filled Czech Republic, and cave-filled Slovakia.

Besides the regions’ folk art and folk music, you get to enjoy another local treat : the folks. That’s the beauty of train travel around Eastern Europe. Whether you’re going from Prague to Vienna, or Budapest to Bratislava, you’re not isolated from real life or only surrounded by other visitors. It’s practically a native immersion experience, filled with authenticity. And forget waiting in local ticket lines, stressed over unfamiliar currency or changing conversion rates. You’ll also find a plethora of pertinent travel discounts come with your pass, including passage on additional trains and ferries. The European East Pass from Rail Europe. It will make your money, and your daydreams, go much further.

(Please note : Poland is no longer included in the European East Pass. For a rail pass solution that includes Poland, use our Passfinder wizard and we’ll provide you multiple rail pass options).


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How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

Pick the right rail pass

Rail passes are available in 1, 2, 3 or 4 country combinations for extensive travel on the national rail networks. Going for an extended trip? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering rail travel in 28 different countries.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service, First or Second, selected and the number of rail travel days.

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2. Reserve your seats

Reserve your seats

Traveling on local and regional trains provides you with an opportunity to freely explore. It’s easy to get on a train with your rail pass and find an open seat to enjoy the journey in. Seat reservations are required on many high speed, overnight, scenic, and international trains. Using a European East Pass you may travel on SuperCity, EuroCity, and InterCity trains which require additional seat reservations. It’s always a good idea to research the journey you are interested in and check for any specific seat reservation requirements.

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3. Activate and travel

Activate and travel

Your rail pass requires that you activate it by getting it stamped at the ticket window at the departure station on the day of your first train journey. Once activated, you are all set and ready to explore.

Common Questions

Rail pass benefits

More than just trains

 Main discounts and bonuses in European East Pass


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From our travel community

With a european east pass & a german pass, can i go from prague to either nuremberg or dresden? We are buying a European East rail pass and a German rail pass. Leaving Prague can I get to Nuremberg or Dresden with my rail (...)

Linda Bulla | 17 June 2008 complete | 2 Comments
Prague to berlin, berlin to frankfurt, frankfurt to giessen, giessen to frankfurt, frankfurt to brussels, & brussels to london? (...) Mother and son trip. Depart July 1st Prague - Berlin - Frankfurt - Giessen - Frankfurt - Brussels depart July 9 to London on 9am (...)

Bunni Viehman | 17 May 2026 complete | 4 Comments
Berlin s-bahn rail pass exceptions You recently answered a question regarding use of German Rail passes for use on Berlin's S-Bahn trains but with some (...)

Dan | 17 May 2012 complete | 1 Comments
Does a rail pass cover subways and buses in european cities? public transportation questions Does the Eurail Global pass cover public transportation in cities? Like the local subways, trains or buses.

Krista | 12 March 2015 complete | 122 Comments
Rail pass - ireland, wales, scotland, germany, poland, czech, hungary, austria I want to buy the rail pass for Summer time vacation plan. Anybody know the ticket of pass is US$385.00 for all the place at (...)

katy | 12 June 2005 complete | 3 Comments

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (19)
  • Value for money
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    European East Pass |
    "The train journeys were very picturesque. The fast trains are very comfortable. We did not like : 1. The trains from Vienna to Budapest ans return 2. No direct trains from Salzburg to Prague "

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    Knowledge of the pass |
    "We were surprised to learn that the officials of the trams in the cities which this pass covered were unaware of the passes. We found in the W European countries that we had such a wide use of the pass where here it was limited to the inter-city trains. "

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    Train |
    "The train is on time, easy to locate. All trains are new and clean, except the one from prague to CK which is very crowded, hot and a bit dirty. Overall I enjoy traveling with the train pass which is very convenient and easy for budgeting. I will definitely consider buying train pass again in my next trip. "

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    great home travel with humens |
    "i travel with great comfort i met wonderful and homely , helpful and real humens comfortable trains , timings , lovely stations i wish all to use train only during our travel in east of europe "

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    Lots of options ! |
    "Travelled alone with low budget in Central Europe. Very comfortable trains and the price was worth every penny. Trains leave main stations every one or two hours so it is very easy to travel. Always leaving on time except Budapest - Bratislava (delayed due to technical problems). Other than that I always arrived to my destination as planned. Would buy the East Pass again. Enough seats and space for luggage. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Krakow to Praha |
    "As second-class tickets, we wouldn't ask for more. There was about 3 hours break in the mid-night and the train was keep switching tracks ! No one told us what happened... "

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