Free European rail travel for children


Rail Europe, a train tickets and rail passes distribution company, has made rail access in Europe free to child passengers.

Up to two children between the ages of four and 11 can travel for free with an adult holding a Eurail Global Pass, Eurail Select pass, Eurail Regional Pass or Eurail One Country Pass.

Families travelling with children under the age of 16 in Switzerland can book a Swiss Travel Pass and save with the Swiss Family Card, which allows children aged between six and 15 to travel free when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The card is free, but must be requested at the time of booking.

Tickets can be booked on Rail Europe’s website,