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Eurail Benelux - France Pass

  • Unlimited travel in Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and France.
  • Discount for families or groups of 2-5 adults with the Saver Pass.
  • Children up to 11 travel for free.
  • Youth (12 - 27) discounts available

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The pass information will become available once all destination countries have been selected.


Overview

Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg (a/k/a Benelux) and France share more than a few common borders. They can share the Eurail Select Pass when you include Benelux and France, giving you extensive travel on the national rail networks of Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and France, with your choice of first or second class travel for 4, 5, 6, 8 or 10 days of rail travel within a two-month period. Also offers saverpass discounts for 2 or more traveling together and you can also decide whether you’d prefer those travel days to be consecutive or non-consecutive.

Whether you’re interested in storming the historic sites of the French revolution or seeing first-hand the inspiration for some of the greatest painters of the 17th century, you can see more of everything. Connected by a rich history of art, culture and a love of train travel, you’ll enjoy spectacular scenery and find a unique way of life on display as you travel each country, surrounded by locals and local flavors.

Turn your trip into a celebration where the French wine tasting never seems to end. Take your time meandering through medieval gothic architecture. Practice your French or your Flemish — or not, and still never miss the signpost to town. A rail journey eliminates the stress of uncertainty, whether it’s from language, navigation, or conversion rates.

The Eurail Select Pass even makes an art of saving money, with travel bonuses for select hotels and attractions. It seems traveling these parts of Europe this way has everything going for it. Now, it just needs you going to it.


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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 Eurail Benelux-France Pass you may travel on TGV and Thalys 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

And the Eurail Select Benelux-France Pass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. You’ll get discounts on buses and trains, hotels, cruises & ferries, museums & activities, and more.

With the Eurail Select Benelux-France Pass, the benefits like the connections it provides - are everywhere. Whether you are an adventurous traveler or avid planner, the Eurail Select Pass is your pass to freedom and an unforgettable journey of discovery.

Benefits in:
Museums & Activities
  • French Riviera PassOffer: Discover Nice and the Côte d'Azur with a single card! Show your Pass at the Tourist Information Centre to get 10% discount on the French Riviera Pass. This discount is available at one of the three welcome desks of Nice Tourism Board: outside the central train station (gare Thiers), on Promenade des Anglais nr. 5, and in the central city gardens next to Massena square.Info: For more information, please visit www.frenchrivierapass.com. If you have any questions, feel free to call ++33(0) 4 92 14 46 14, or send an email to info@otcnice.com. Lyon City CardOffer: Explore the city of Lyon for less thanks to your Pass. Show your Pass at the Tourist Information Centre to get 20% off one Lyon City Card, and a 50% discount off a second Lyon City Card.Info: This offer is only available at the Tourist Information Centre at Bellecour Square, 69002, Lyon (Metro A/D stop Bellecour), which is open every day from 09:00 to 18:00, except 1st January and 25th December. For more information, please visit www.lyoncitycard.com, call +33 472 776 969, or send an e-mail to info@lyon-france.com.Please note: The discount only applies to adult cards and it cannot be used with the Rhonexpress City Card.Marseille City CardOffer: Explore the city of Marseille for less thanks to your Pass. Show your Pass at the Tourist Office and Convention Bureau (11 La Canebière 13001 Marseille) to get a 15 % discount on the Marseille City Pass (1, 2 and 3 days).Info: For more information, please visit www.marseille-tourisme.com. Nantes City CardOffer: Explore the city of Nantes for less thanks to your Pass. Show your Pass at the Tourist Information Centre to get 50 % discount on the Nantes City Pass Adult 24h.Info: Nantes Tourisme desk 9 rue des Etats (front of the Castle of Brittany), 44000 Nantes. For more information, please visit http://www.nantes-tourisme.com/en/visit/nantes-pass, or call +33 272 640 479 (from abroad), 0892 464 044 (0,35€/min from France), or send emails to info@nantes-tourisme.com
  • Disneyland® Paris (Eurail only)Offer: Eurail Pass holders get an exclusive 20-euro discount on pre-booked entrance tickets via https://www.city-discovery.com/lp/disneyland.THALYS Related BenefitsOffer: Pass holders with a Thalys train reservation can enjoy discounts on museums, exhibitions, car rentals and hotels in France.Info: For more information, please visit https://www.thalys.com/nl/en/destinations/partner-events  
Cruises & Ferries
  • Irish FerriesOffer: If you’re planning on travelling between Ireland and France by boat, you benefit from a 30% discount with Irish Ferries on the following routes:
  • Cherbourg-Rosslare (February to December)
  • Roscoff-Rosslare (May to September)Info: To make a reservation go to www.irishferries.com. For help or assistance, please use the following telephone numbers: Ireland +353 (0)818 300 400, France +33 (0)233 234 444, +33 (0)170 720 326 (in French). Please note: Sailings do not operate every day, and a reservation is compulsory.Stena LineOffer: Travel by boat between Great Britain and France, Ireland or the Netherlands for less with discounted passage on Stena Line. Pass holders benefit up to 30% discount on foot passenger fares on the following routes:
  • Cherbourg - RosslareInfo: Discounted tickets can be booked by phone or purchased at the port on presentation of the Rail Pass. Phone UK +44 (0)8445 762 762, Ireland: +353 (0)1907 5388. For more information go to www.stenaline.com. Offer code EURAIL.
Hotels
  • Citadines Apart’hotelsOffer: Get a 10% discount on the Best Flexible Rates at Citadines Apart’hotels. Enjoy amazing guest facilities and amenities at central locations in Paris, Lyon, Cannes, and more famous French cities.Info: Offer only available on www.citadines.com using the promo code EURAIL.
Bus & Train
  • SNCF BusOffer: Upon presentation of your Pass, you can enjoy free public transport on the following SNCF bus routes:
  • Digne - St Auban
  • Digne - Veynes
  • Canfranc (Spain) – OloronThello international night and day trains between France and ItalyOffer: If your Pass is valid in France and/or Italy, you can enjoy a 25% discount on adult fares on the following day/night trains between France and Italy.
  • Marseille-Toulon-Les Arcs-St. Raphael-Cannes-Antibes-Nice-Monaco-Menton-Vintimille-San Remo-Imperia-Diano Marina-Alassio-Albenga-Finale Ligure-Savona-Genova-Voghera-Pavia-Milan
  • Paris-Dijon-Milan-Brescia-Verona-Vicenza-Padova-Venice Info: Bookings can be made via www.thello.com and www.trenitalia.com. Alternatively, make a booking in France at the Thello self-service ticket machines and at Thello Boutiques at Paris Gare de Lyon and Nice Ville. In Italy, bookings can be made at Trenitalia ticket windows and self-service ticket machines. In other countries, you can make a booking at any of the points of sales listed on http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en/Purchase/Abroad/Find-a-TRENITALIA-agency-close-to-you Please note: The discounted fare is subject to availability. Non-exchangeable fares can sometimes be cheaper than Pass holder fares. Pass holder fares cannot be purchased on board.
  • The THALYS Lounge & More at Paris-NordOffer: 1st class Pass holders with a valid THALYS reservation have free access to THALYS Lounge at Paris-Nord stations (22 Rue de Dunkerque 75010 Paris). Info: Open Mondays to Fridays from 6 am to 10 pm, Saturdays from 6 am to 8:30 pm, and Sundays from 7 am to 10 pm.

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