Train Travel in Europe: Rail Pass vs. Tickets

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When planning a journey across Europe, you can choose to travel by train using either individual tickets or a rail pass and seat reservations when needed. This video introduces the main distinctions between traveling with a rail pass and traveling with tickets. For more information, read our article “Rail Passes Explained” at and “Train Tickets Explained” at Not sure which product provides the best value for your travels? Enter your itinerary in our multi-city booking engine tool and we will automatically provide you with a comparison of the cost of traveling with tickets and the cost of traveling with a rail pass: