European East Pass

European East Pass: Budget-Stretching? Czech.

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).

Here's what you get:

  • Unlimited travel on the national rail networks of Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary.
  • Offers 5 days travel within a 1 month period, consecutively or not.
  • Valid on all direct trains through Germany between Kufstein and Salzburg if traveler does not change or leave the train.
  • Certain night trains departing after 7:00pm only require the use of one day of travel with this rail pass. Learn more travel days on overnight trains.

Conditions of Use

  • Residents of Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary are not eligible to purchase and use this rail pass.
  • Rail passes must be activated within 6 months of purchase date at the train station by a railway official.
  • The railway official will write the passport number on your rail pass.
  • Rail passes must be validated prior to boarding the first train or before using a passholder bonus.
  • The date of travel must be entered into the corresponding box on the rail pass by the traveler before boarding the first train of the day or when utilizing a passholder bonus.
  • Travelers must either carry a passport or U.S. Military I.D. in order to travel with this rail pass.
  • Rail passes are 85% refundable up to 1 year after the purchase date if the rail pass has not been validated or used.
  • Rail passes are non refundable if lost or stolen except as covered by Rail Protection Plan™.
  • Reservations and supplements are not included in the rail pass and are at an additional cost.
  • Prices are subject to change.