European East Pass

Explore Eastern Europe by train with one great rail pass

  • Travel on the national rail networks of Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia
  • Freedom to take multiple train journeys per travel day
  • Issued as a paper document
  • Your choice of a 1st or 2nd class rail pass
  • Children under 4 free when sharing paying adults accommodation
  • Flexible : choose where you want to go, and when
  • Travel across borders quickly and easily

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WHO

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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 can be booked for travel in one specific country or you can choose one of a few pre-selected country/region combinations. Extensive travel plans? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering train travel in 31 different countries - including Great Britain.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service selected, passenger type, 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.

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Rail pass benefits

More than just trains

  •  Main discounts and bonuses in European East Pass


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From our travel community

Canada postal code not accepted I am in Canada. The system asks for a 5 digits zip code (like a US postal code). I am logged into raileurope.ca, the Canadian website, I am trying to enter my postal code, M3H5M5, the system does not accept it. I cannot complete my purchase. (...)

Daniel Fischer | 2019/03/18 complete | 1 Comments
Belfast to dublin - what's the belfast train station? From which train station in Belfast does the Belfast to Dublin train leave?

Lyda McCartin | 2019/03/16 complete | 3 Comments

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Reviews & ratings

Overall rating (21)
  • Value for money
    Convenience
    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. "

  • Value for money
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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. "

  • Value for money
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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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