The best no holds barred ticket - 2 months unlimited to Italy, France, Spain, and England ??

I will be in Europe for approx. 2 months. I want a first class ticket that would allow me to go to Italy, France, Spain and England unlimited. I just want to make a reservation and get on and off as many times as I feel.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 31, 2016 14:18
    Hi Al,

    Please note, there is no rail pass that combines England with countries on the mainland continent of Europe.

    As for continental Europe, the rail pass that allows you to choose your countries is the Eurail Select Pass. With a Eurail Select Pass, you can choose from various combinations of 2, 3, or 4 bordering countries. Therefore, you would purchase the 3 country option of the Eurail Select Pass to include Italy, France, and Spain.

    For the Eurail Select Pass, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/eurail-select-pass/index.html.

    Depending on how much traveling you intend to do in England, you can purchase a separate pass for England.

    England is only covered by the various 'BritRail Passes'. These include the following:

    The BritRail Pass - valid for England, Wales, and Scotland

    The BritRail England Pass - valid only in England

    The BritRail London Plus Pass - only covers areas in the south of England surrounding London

    The BritRail South West Pass - covers only specific areas of southwest England and parts of Wales

    You can access these passes here: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/europe-rail-pass-list/#8.

    Otherwise, you can instead just purchase regular tickets for your travel there.

    It would also be important to note that the Eurostar (the train that connects London with the Europe mainland in either Paris or Brussels) is actually not covered by any rail pass. With that said, by purchasing a Eurail Select Pass that includes France, you would be able to receive a discounted rate called the ‘Passholder’ rate for a ticket on this train.

    You would purchase tickets at the Passholder rate on a Eurostar by entering the route on our homepage (www.raileurope.com) and indicating the type of pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. 'Eurail Three Country Select Pass'). Incidentally, this is the same procedure you would follow for booking reservations on trains in Europe that are covered by rail passes. A rail pass covers the ticket costs on trains. When applicable, reservations are a supplementary cost to a rail pass. Reservations are required on most high-speed trains, many international routes, and all overnight trains. In Western Europe, most major cities are connected almost exclusively by high-speed trains. Therefore, it is likely that reservations would be required for many of your trips there.
    • Jeff (Official Rep) April 05, 2018 16:42
      IMPORTANT UPDATE

      As of this month (April 2018):

      The following rail passes no longer qualify passengers to receive ‘passholder’ rates for reservations on the Eurostar:

      Any single country Eurail Pass, including:

      • Eurail France Pass
      • Eurail Benelux Pass

      Any 2 country option of Eurail Select Pass, including:

      • Eurail France-Italy Pass
      • Eurail France-Switzerland Pass
      • Eurail France-Germany Pass
      • Eurail Benelux-France Pass
      • Eurail France-Spain Pass
      • Eurail Benelux-Germany Pass

      BritRail Passes and the France-Italy combination of the 2 country Eurail Select Pass continue to not be valid on the Eurostar.

      Passengers traveling with any of these rail passes would need to purchase regular tickets to take the Eurostar.

      Passholder rates will continue to be offered (depending on availability) to any passenger traveling with a Eurail Global Pass, a 3 country Eurail Select Pass (that includes the country of arrival or departure, be it France or the Benelux), or a 4 country Eurail Select Pass (that includes the country of arrival or departure, be it France or the Benelux).
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