Eurail

Eurail Benelux Pass

  • Unlimited travel in Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg.
  • Children up to 11 travel for free. More details
  • Youth (12 - 27) discounts available

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WHO

WHAT


Overview

Belgium, The Netherlands (Holland), and Luxembourg have more in common than a royal heritage. They have the Eurail Benelux Pass, giving you extensive travel on the national rail networks of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, with your choice of any 3, 4, 5 or 8 days of rail travel within a one-month period. This pass 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.

Choose to see Belgium by rail, or relax during train travel in Holland. Trains in Luxembourg are also designed to be stress-free and adventure-ready. Put them all together and you not only have an extraordinary travel experience in the Benelux countries, but a journey that’s 180° from the hassles of airports and the deciphering of road signs.

The train also allows you to enjoy the locals as much as the scenery, and immerse yourself in the culture you came to visit. It starts with rail stations that leave you right in the city center, ready for action. Visit the enchanting (and tiny) city of Bruges, is brimming with architectural and artistic finds. Stop in Amsterdam to view the masterworks of the Dutch masters. Looking to “refuel” in Rotterdam ? Its nightlife rocks with an abundance of bars, swanky clubs, and quirky galleries. Stop in castle-rich Luxembourg, home to the Grand-Duke. And no journey through Benelux is complete without a peek at the Brussels Grand Place, one of the most beautiful squares in all of Europe. Did I say Brussels ? What a great time to mention all the travel discounts that sprout up with your pass, too— including deals on hotels and attractions.

The Eurail Benelux Pass from Rail Europe. You’re good to go.


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

Benefits in:
Museums & Activities
  • Brussels City CardOffer: Pass holders can enjoy 15% off the Brussels Card, your key to discovering the best of Brussels.Info: Print and fill out this Eurail voucher. You can redeem it at one of the Tourist Offices of VISIT.BRUSSELS (address details are on the voucher). For more information about the Brussels Card check out the VISIT.BRUSSELS website or email info@brusselscard.be.
  • Train WorldOffer: Pass holders paying admission to this entertaining museum for train lovers get a free audio-guide.Info: For more information, please visit http://www.trainworld.be/en THALYS Related BenefitsOffer: Pass holders with a THALYS train reservation can enjoy discounts on museums, exhibitions, car rentals and hotels in Belgium.Info: For more information, please visit https://www.thalys.com/nl/en/destinations/partner-events
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 the Belgian capital.Info: Offer only available on www.citadines.com using the promo code EURAIL. MEININGER HotelsOffer: Enjoy a 10% discount at the MEININGER Hotel in Brussels-Molenbeek when you book online at www.meininger-hotels.com. Info: If you have any questions or need help, contact welcome@meininger-hotels.com or call +49 (0)30 6663 6100.Please note: This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion or discount.
Bus & Train
  • The THALYS Lounge at Bruxelles-MidiOffer: 1st class Pass holders with a valid THALYS reservation have free access to THALYS Lounge at Bruxelles-Midi stations (Rue de I’instruction 158, 1060 Saint-Gilles). Info: Open Mondays to Thursdays from 6 am to 9:30 pm, and Fridays to Sundays from 6 am to 10 pm.

Travel forum

From our travel community

How to determine multi country pass needed. My wife and I, both seniors, are flying into Frankfurt, Germany in the beginning of May 2019. We want to take a train from Frankfurt to Switzerland (perhaps Zurich),j stay two days, then to France (perhaps Paris), stay two or three days, then (...)

Edward Cambria | 2019/02/17 pending | 1 Comments
Best pass for travel! Hi, We are a family of 1 senior, 5 adults and 2 children (4 year old) who will be visiting Europe in last week of May for 10 days. We will be in Amsterdam for 3 days, Paris for 5 days and Frankfurt for 2 days. Could you please suggest which (...)

Meghna Singh | 2019/02/13 complete | 1 Comments
Multi city travel- which ticket option and advice? Our party of 2A/2Senior/2C (12 & 7) plan to travel London to Disneyland Paris, then a few days later Paris-Barcelona and a week later, Dover to London St. Pancras. All during July. What would our best ticket option be? Eurail Global, Select or (...)

Karen Gleason | 2019/01/26 complete | 2 Comments
Heathrow express to coventry Flying into Heathrow and then proceeding to the Coventry the same day. As we will be getting a BritRail Pass (flexipass), I understand that i will need to take the Express to Paddington station, transfer from there via the Tube to the Euston (...)

Ravi Sull | 2019/01/01 | 1 Comments
Ticket class exchanges I purchased second class tickets. Is it possible to upgrade and pay the difference for first class?

Marcus Culpepper | 2018/12/05 complete | 1 Comments

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (6)
  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Travel Europe with Raileurope |
    "We travelled extensively the three countries, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, all by trains. The timetable and the trains punctuality was really great. Lots of connectivity. The best thing we could book it from India in Indian currency. The travel by first class was comfortable, value for money. Thanks RailEurope. Minish and Urmi Shah. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    The only way to travel ! |
    "The Thalys service between Amsterdam and Bruxelles is amazing ! Fast, quiet and comfortable, with outstanding onboard service on a mid-afternoon trip. I don't know why anyone would drive or fly when these trains make travel so convenient. "

  • Value for money
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    "We tried the Benelux Pass with very limit knowledge of website in beginning, but it does surprised my husband and myself ! We were able to choice the Intercity/stop trains to the cities we planned to visit and some small towns passed by freely without concerns of travel cost in our five day's train trip. The more cities visited, the more value created ! Since my credit card type does not matched with local TVM, it would take much longer time to queue and to waiting at ticket office for tickets. But with the Benelux Pass, we were able to get on trains from stations conveniently. The less time spent, the more value created. The train cars are clean and on time generally, it would be better to indicate the tips or more details regarding train transferring in the train schedule booklet attached with ticket, in order to guide tourists get the better planning in advance. Thanks "

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