Changes to Eurail Pass set to make Europe more accessible for Australian travellers

Beloved by Aussies travelling to Europe for their flexible options and access to 28 European countries via train travel and various partnerships, Eurail are set to introduce a number of deals for jet-setters coming from down under following the reveal that Australia is one of the biggest markets in the world for the European travel pass. This means that it’s going to be much easier for Australian travellers from here on out, with current specials running which are aimed at increasing affordable access to the passes and to all these diverse European locations.

It’s becoming increasingly viable to pick up a rail pass too, seeing as a recent study found that 68% of travellers to Europe expressed concerns that their holiday could be ruined by airline misdemeanors, such as baggage loss or flight delays, while 39% also expressed that rigid travel itineraries can negatively impact their holiday.

“With many travellers worried that delayed flights and lost luggage could sour their travel experience, we’re proud to offer a reliable and flexible choice for Australians to explore Europe in the most unique, and relaxed, way”, said Eurail Market Manager Clarissa Mattos.

To celebrate a huge year for the European travel pass in Australia, Eurail have introduced a “Big Eurail 20% Off Pass” for bookings from now until 31st December, offering a substantial discount for anyone looking to book a pass in advance of their big Eurotrip. Note that Eurail Passes validity can be as short as three days or as long as three months. Additionally, groups who book can save up to 32% off with a Saver Pass, which along with all other Eurail Passes can now be booked up to 11 months in advance.

A new partnership with Eurostar means that customers can now use their Eurail Pass on Eurostar trains to allow for easier travel between London and mainland Europe.

Youth fares are also much more accessible to a wider range of travellers, seeing as the age limit for eligibility has been bumped up to 27 years (up from 25 years), offering a saving of up to 35% on the standard adult price. Kids are also able to travel free, with up to two children 11 years of age and under eligible with at least one adult.

For more information on these updates to the Eurail Pass and to purchase yours head to their official website HERE.


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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy-Editor-At-Large of the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.