For Journalists & Press

For Journalists

Journalists working on a travel story relating to European trains and interested in referencing Rail Europe as the premier supplier of European train travel, please contact:

Ms Melanie Albaric
Marketing & Communications Manager

Unfortunately, we cannot assist journalists traveling by train to cover general news, sports or other special interest stories. Please order your tickets and reservations online [] or by calling Rail Europe at 1-888-382-7245 to speak with a reservations agent.

This contact information is for journalists only. If you are a Rail Europe customer, please use the customer contact form.

Serving North American travelers for over 75 years, Rail Europe has provided sophisticated travelers access to the most romantic and truly European method of travel, and has emerged as an essential part of the vacation planning process. With a vast rail network throughout Europe - representing more than 30 railroad operators throughout the continent - Rail Europe has been a dominating presence in European rail travel since 1932. An essential part of any authentic European journey, train travel is not only a convenient and easy way to travel, but it immediately immerses passengers into the culture and pace of European life.

Though its strong ties to Europe are evident, Rail Europe is a North American company owned by the French National Railroads (SNCF) and the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB). Rail Europe is the only railroad-owned North American distributor of European rail products and began as a small office in New York City, growing steadily through the introduction of the Eurailpass in 1959 and the subsequent appointment of Rail Europe as the sole North American distributor.

As the global technological landscape changed, Rail Europe maintained its position as one of the leaders in the industry by launching Euronet in 1990. In a marketplace where success depends on the speed and ease with which companies can communicate and interact with their clients, Rail Europe embraced and pioneered this innovative rail reservation system, which allowed rail passes to be booked online for the first time. Travel agencies throughout North America use Euronet, the one-of-a-kind European rail reservation system. By 1996, the overwhelming success of Euronet, led to Rail Europe’s rapid adjustment of their website to be able to accept orders through In recent years the site was named by Travel & Leisure magazine as the best site for European train travel, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance rated it among the top 25 travel sites.

Rail Europe has continued to break new ground in the rail industry, as the only North American rail supplier to implement a connection to the European databases of rail schedules and fares. Additionally, Rail Europe has begun selling “market priced” and advance purchase fares on French and Italian trains, thus saving the traveler up to 45% over the lowest available fares.

Rail Europe is the largest North American distributor of European rail products, offering rail passes including Eurailpasses and exclusive France and Swiss rail passes. The widest range of point-to-point rail tickets, rail ‘n drive passes, high-speed train tickets, sightseeing passes, city passes and hotel and rail packages are also available.

For more information or to book any of Rail Europe’s wide range of economical railpasses and point-to-point tickets on trains throughout Europe and the U.K., consult a travel agent or log on to Rail Europe’s web site, or call Rail Europe at 1-888-382-7245 (U.S.) or 1-800-361-7245 (Canada).