Discounts for Families

The Benefits of Children & Family

There’s no better way to experience the culture, history and scenery of Europe than with your family. And traveling by train is not only comfortable and convenient, but more affordable than ever! Take a look below to learn about child discounts offered by Eurail and on single-country rail passes.

Eurail Discounts for Children

When traveling with a Eurail pass, children under the age of 4 on the first day of travel, go for free with an adult (18 years or older). Just keep in mind, if the train you are traveling on is crowded, you may need to hold your child on your lap. If you want your child to have their own seat (or bed/couchette on night trains), a separate reservation will need to be made at an additional cost for the child.

New for 2016, up to 2 children between the ages of 4 and 11 can travel for free with an adult. When booking a Eurail pass, be sure to include the children as travelers as they need to be included on the rail pass you are purchasing.

Single Country and National Rail Pass Discounts for Children

If you are traveling with kids under the age of 16 in Switzerland, book a Swiss Travel Pass and don’t miss out on the Swiss Family Card. It’s a great bargain and kids travel free!

We are pleased to share that the German Rail Pass offers a free child discount, up to 2 children (ages 6-11) travel free with each adult.

And now the France Rail Pass allows up to 2 children (ages 4-11) to travel free with each adult or senior traveling wiith this rail pass. 

Also, if you are purchasing the BritRail Pass, BritRail England Pass, or BritRail South West Pass, consider the Family Pass. For each adult or senior traveler, one child (ages 5-15) travels free (not applicable with a saver pass).

When you travel by train and take advantage of the many family discounts available, a trip to Europe is within your reach.

Start booking your family travel today!