Eurail

Eurail Italy Pass

  • Unlimited travel in Italy.
  • Children up to 11 travel for free.
  • Youth (12 - 27) discounts available

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WHO

WHAT


Overview

Feel so much more of Italy when traveling through it by train. Especially when you get a Eurail Italy Pass from Rail Europe, with unlimited travel that spans all the way from Milano to Siracusa. In fact, few European countries have so many ancient wonders stretching from one end to the other.

They begin with gondola rides in Venetian canals up north, then continue on past the famous mosaics at Ravenna, the Duomo at Siena, the Assisi frescoes, and the ruins of Pompei. And who could argue that all roads don’t lead to Rome ?

Come face to face with history that includes Vatican City, the Colosseum, and the Sistine Chapel. The Eurail Italy Pass gives you more of Italy for one low price and great travel bonuses too !


Manarola at Night. Cinque Terre.

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 Italy Pass you may travel on Italian Intercity, Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, Frecciabianca, and Italian International 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

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

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

Benefits in:
Museums & Activities
  • City SightseeingOffer: See more of Italy with 20% off City Sightseeing bus and boat tours in the following cities: Genova, Firenze, Livorno, Milano, Napoli, Padova, Roma, Torino and Verona. Info: To receive your discount, please show your Pass when purchasing your tickets. Find out more at www.city-sightseeing.it and www.trenitalia.com.
Cruises & Ferries
  • Attica Group Italy-Greece (Superfast Ferries in cooperation with ANEK LINES)Offer: With your valid Pass, you can sail the Mediterranean Sea between Italy and Greece for free on the following routes operated by Superfast Ferries and ANEK LINES:
  • Bari-Corfu (sailings during summer period only)
  • Bari-Igoumenitsa
  • Bari-Patras
  • Ancona-Corfu (sailings during summer period only)
  • Ancona-Igoumenitsa
  • Ancona-Patras
  • Venice-Igoumenitsa
  • Venice-PatrasInfo: Offer includes free air seats for 1st class Pass holders and free deck passage for all other Pass holders. If you have a Greek Islands Pass you can enjoy two free trips in a 4-bed shared cabin (for 1st Class pass holders) and in dormitories or air seats (for 2nd Class pass holders). With a One Country Pass for Greece or Italy only, you can get a 30% discount. Check-in time is two hours in advance. Book online at www.superfast.com. Go to “Partnerships” and then “Sail & Rail”. Find out more at www.superfast.com or contact +30 210 891 9700, helpdesk@attica-group.com or helpdesk@anek-superfast.com.Please note: These international routes are jointly operated by Superfast Ferries and ANEK LINES. Seasonal surcharges do apply: June and September €10 per person, per way; July and August €20 per person, per way. Port taxes of €7 per person, per way and a fuel surcharge do also apply. Above surcharges do not apply to holders of a Greek Islands Pass.Contact/Embarkation Information in Italy: Terminal Station BARI
  • Stazione Marittima Porto 6, Corso Antonio de Tulio
  • Tel: +39 0805 28 28 28; E-mail: info.bariport@superfast.com Terminal Station ANCONA
  • Via Luigi Einaudi, Zona Mandracchio
  • Tel: +39 071202033-4 or +39 0712070218; E-mail: info.anconaport@superfast.com
  • Info: Check-in at Terminal Station and then take the free shuttle bus no. 20 to the port for embarkationTerminal Station VENICE
  • Via Dell'Ellettronica, Fusina
  • Tel: +39 041 528 6522; E-mail: info@anekitalia.com.Contact/Embarkation Information in Greece:Terminal Station PATRAS
  • South Port, Akti Dymeon
  • Tel: +30 2610 622 500 or +30 2610 634 000; E-mail: info.patrasport.ancona@superfast.com OR info.patrasport.bari@superfast.com
  • Info: A shuttle bus service between the New and the Old port (TRAINOSE railway station) is available (appr. €1). Passenger‘s check-in at the New port (Akti Dymeon)Terminal Station IGOUMENITSA
  • New Port Egnatia
  • Tel: +30 26650 28150; E-mail: info.igoumenitsaport@superfast.com Terminal Station CORFU
  • 22 Ethnikis Antistaseos str. New PortTel: +30 26610 81222; E-mail: info.corfuport@superfast.comGrimaldi LinesOffer: Enjoy a 20% discount on full or special fares for ship passage, and 10% on accommodation supplements for Pullman seats, berth or cabins on Grimaldi Lines ferries taking you between Italy, Sardinia, Spain or Greece. Discount applies on the following routes:
  • Barcelona-Civitavecchia
  • Barcelona-Porto Torres (Sardinia)
  • Barcelona-Savona
  • Brindisi-Igoumenitsa / Patras
  • Civitavecchia-Porto Torres (Sardinia)
  • Livorno-Palermo
  • Livorno-Olbia
  • Palermo-Salerno Info: Online booking can be made via www.grimaldi-lines.com. Choosing the agreement EURAIL PASS in the related list and entering the pass cover code in the “code/number” box. You can find your pass cover code in your Travel Diary.Bookings can also be made by calling a Grimaldi Lines contact centre at (+39) 081 496 444 (Italy) or (+34) 902 531 333 (Spain), by sending an e-mail to info@grimaldi.napoli.it or to reservas@grimalditour.com, including a copy of your Pass, or at the following Grimaldi Tours point of sales in the following locations:
  • Napoli, Via Marchese Campodisola 13
  • Roma, Via Boncompagni 43
  • Palermo, Via Emerico Amari 8
  • Or at the Grimaldi Lines Port Offices in Civitavecchia, Livorno or Barcelona.Always provide the ticket number which is printed on the Pass Cover (just above the ’Control area’). Please visit: www.grimaldi-lines.com for fares, conditions of use, timetables and more information.Please note: Port taxes, fixed dues, fuel surcharge and costs for on-board services and meals are excluded from this offer. Discounts valid upon presentation of the Pass. Grimaldi Minoan Lines International Offer: Sailing between Italy and Greece, Minoan Lines International offers 1st class Global Pass holders free air-type seats on crossings, and free deck passage to 2nd class Pass holders only if the pass is valid in both Italy and Greece. Pass holders can receive a 30% discount only if the pass is only valid in either Italy or Greece. The journey takes the following route:Venice/Ancona-Igoumenitsa/Patras Info: For further information please visit www.minoan.gr. To make a reservation please contact: Italy: +39 071 201708 (Ancona), +39 0415470411 (Venice), email: minoan@minoan.it. Greece: +30 2810 399899 (Heraklion), +30 210 4145700 (Piraeus), email: booking@minoan.gr. Please note: Port taxes (€ 7), seasonal surcharge (September-June: € 10, July-August: € 20) and fuel surcharge are excluded from this offer. Discounts valid upon presentation of the Pass. Check-in time 2 hours. SNAVOffer: Sail along the Italian coast in comfort, or between Italy and Croatia, at a discounted price on SNAV ferries. Pass holders benefit from a 20% discount on crossings and accommodation, including Pullman seats, berths and cabins. Offer applies to the following routes:
  • Ancona (Italy) – Split/Spalato (Croatia)
  • Ancona (Italy) – Hvar (Croatia)
  • Napoli (Italy) – Procida ( Italy )
  • Napoli (Italy) – Ischia Casamicciola ( Italy )
  • Napoli (Italy) – Eolian Islands (Stromboli, Panarea, Salina Santa Marina, Vulcano, Lipari) (Italy)
  • Napoli (Italy) – Ventotene (Italy) – Ponza (Italy)Info: Bookings can be made by e-mail: booking@snav.it, online at http://www.snav.it/en, or by phone +39 081 428 5555 or +39 071 207 6116.Offer code: EURAILPlease note: Tickets issued with the special tariff are refundable and may be changed under the conditions of use published on www.snav.it and detailed in http://www.snav.it/informazioni-utili/condizioni-di-trasporto.html.
Hotels
  • European Famous HostelsOffer: Pass holders save 10% on advance bookings at Europe’s Famous Hostels in 37 cities across Europe.Info: The offer via http://www.famoushostels.com/eurail-pass-interrail-ticket/ Book online via www.famoushostels.comPlease note: This is only valid for bookings made on Europe’s Famous Hostels Website (www.famoushostels.com), with the presentation of the pass and of the hostel booking confirmation email when checking in at the hostel. Included locations: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Bilbao, Bratislava, Bruges, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Granada, Interlaken, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Lille, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Malaga, Marseille, Milan, Naples, Nice, Paris, Porto, Prague, Rhodes, Rimini, Rotterdam, Salzburg, Seville, Stockholm, Valencia, Vienna and Warsaw.Hotels.comOffer: Pass holders save 10% on advance bookings at Hotels.com.Info: Book online via Hotels.comInsert the coupon code "EurailSpring10" to redeem the discount.Please note: This is only valid for bookings made from 1st January to 31st March 2018, with the travel dates from 1st January to 30th June 2018.
Bus & Train
  • ÖBB IntercitybusOffer: Valid Pass holders can travel to and from Austria by bus on the following routes managed by ÖBB Intercitybus:
  • Klagenfurt/Villach-Venezia Mestre & Venezia TronchettoPease note: A reservation is required and supplements will apply. Holders of a One Country Pass are not entitled to this benefit.Thello international night and day trains between France and ItalyOffer: If your Pass is valid in Italy and/or France, you can enjoy a 25% discount on adult fares on the following day/night trains between Italy and France.
  • Venice-Padova-Vicenza-Verona-Brescia-Milan-Dijon-Paris
  • Milan-Pavia-Voghera-Genova-Savona-Finale Ligure-Albenga-Alassio-Diano Marina-Imperia-San Remo-Vintimille-Menton-Monaco-Nice-Antibes-Cannes-St. Raphael-Les Arcs-Toulon-Marseille 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 www.trenitalia.comPlease 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.

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Overall rating (71)
  • Convenience
    Worst Experience of trip |
    "Pass a waste of money. Local staff don't know how it works resulting in heavy fines. No clear accountability between Rail Europe and the railways with just standard bureaucratic responses to queries. Utterly useless in my opinion. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    8-day Travel Pass in Italy |
    "The travel passes of 8-day Italy was very valued for money. I took the train and cover north and south pf Italy : Milan, Pisa, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Florence and the small towns, without having to worry about paying ( except to 10 Euro additional for the fast train journeys. Which should be included in this ticket instead ). You get to see the beautiful countrysides, which you would not be able to on a plane. I am very happy to take the train. It is very fast and efficient. It takes you right into the cities, without the transfers as with airports. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Italian Holiday |
    "We had an easy time planning the trip. Our connections were smooth, with minimal problems transferring to connecting trains. We traveled second class this time, not missing the relatively greater comfort of first class on the shorter trips in Italy. The high speed train from Venice to Naples was very pleasant and gave us a wonderful view of the countryside. We had helpful interactions with the train staff. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    italy trip |
    "very good. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Great way to travel ! |
    "I found the trains to be easy to navigate and figure out how to get where we needed to go. We had a few challenges but overall this was a great decision and made travelling around Italy worry free. outside of some language challenges when purchasing the high speed tickets, we were pleased with the experience and ease of getting around. Will definitely consider against we travel internationally. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    Good value for money BUT !!!!! |
    "Having the Italian pass was great BUT we found out only when we wanted to use the pass that you HAVE to book your seats on all trains and this added an extra 20 Euro's per person per trip, which is inconvenient and expensive when not budgeted for especially for 6 people. It would help if it is noted when booking the pass that there is additional fees that need to be paid to book your seat. When we last used the rail pass in Germany it was great as you just got on the train, found a seat and away you went. Italy is a very different situation... Make sure you include 20 Euro's per trip to the price to be safe. "

  • 3 day Italy Rail Journey |
    "A very safe economical way to travel between regions. We relaxed whilst appreciating spectacular country scenery. On one of the days we could make an ad hoc decision to travel to Lake Como without paying extra. It is also time saving as we need only to be at the station half hour before train departures. Rail staff at Rome Termini was cheerful, helpful "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    trip to Italy |
    "My trip in Italy was very good,we traveled 4 cities,thereof the pass was inexpensive. but wenn people take a fast train, need a reservation in Italy, that was inconvenience. "

  • Value for money
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    Very convenient |
    "We travelled with my wife's parents. We purchased 1st class travel pass and booked all trains. So it is really easy for us during the trip : no need to worry about whether there is still available tickets. And the train itself is also nice : very comfortable seat, big space and nice service. "

  • Value for money
    Convenience
    validating takes a long time |
    "The only hard and time consuming part of using the rail pass was the initial validating of the pass at rome terminii staion. machines to complete the task were not found and a long and tiring queuing system at the booking office almost led to us missing our train.After this had been validated everything went very smoothly. "

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