Seat & Night Train Reservations before you
To Purchase Rail
Purchase your pass in North America from TERC before you leave for Europe.
You can purchase it directly & securely by calling Travel Europe Resource
Center (TERC) PHONE: 808 395-2083. OR e-mail questions to:
Additional travel days must be purchased at the same time as your pass
to qualify for the special rates quoted here.
Passes can not be purchased or used by residents of a country for which the
pass is valid. Residents of CIS, Turkey, Morocco, Algeria or Tunisia are
not eligible to use any of the Eurailpasses or Europasses.
To Begin Travel On Your
Have your pass validated on or before your first day of use. Your pass must
be validated within 6 months from date of issue. To validate
your pass, present your passport and your pass to a railway official at the
ticket window in the train station (not the conductor). Rail staff will enter
the first and last date of your travel period. This must be done before boarding
a train, bus, boat, plane or renting a car for the first time. Please
do not write on or fill in any part of your pass before it has been
validated. All services (rail, rental car, air travel and travel bonuses)
must be used within the validity of your railpass.
As You Travel On Your
Consecutive Day Passes: Just hop on your train and go!
Flexi Passes: Before boarding the first train or ferry of each
day, write the date in ink, in the appropriate box on your pass.
Rail 'n Drive Passes: Pre-reserve your days of Car Rental.
TERC can help you with this beore you leave (see
below). In Europe, present your pass and 1 car voucher for each rental
More practical information re. Using
your Rail Pass in Europe.
Seat Reservations and Overnight
A pass allows the boarding of a train, bus, plane, or boat, but does not
guarantee a seat. Seat reservations are optional for most trains but
are mandatory for all TGV, Thalys, Cisalpino, AVE, ES*
(Eurostar Italia) and X2000 trains and selected EuroCity and InterCity
trains and for all sleepers and couchettes. Reservations are subject to
availability so reserve in advance. Reservations for all seats, sleepers,
couchettes and trains noted above are subject to an additional fee for pass
and ticket holders. To find out which routes require seat reservations
Time Tables DB Link or ask TERC.
Seat reservations, sleepers and couchettes can normally be purchased from
TERC at the same time that you buy your pass. Travel on certain high-speed
trains (such as the X2000 in Sweden, ES* (Eurostar
Italia) in Italy, AVE in Spain, Thalys and Eurostar) require a supplement
when you are there.
More practical information re
To Reserve Your Car with Rail
'n Drive Passes
TERC Staff are happy to assist you with this
step after you have purchased your Rail & Drive Pass. We will also
make reservations for Railpass Clients with no additional service
fee charged by other agencies.
Call TERC: (808)-395-2083
for your specific trip. or
to check availability.
You can also contact
TERC to findCar rental pick up and drop location
BEFORE ORDERING A RAIL & DRIVE PASS.
to check locations.
Reserve your first car rental at least 7 days prior to your departure for
Europe by calling the appropriate car company (see below for which companies
serve certain passes). or have TERC do this for you. Confirm drop-off conditions
at time of reservation. Be sure to reserve your car in advance as they are
subject to availability.
Avis rental cars are provided with the following passes: EurailDrive,
Europass Drive, France Rail 'n Drive, Greek Flexipass Rail 'n Fly and Scanrail
'n Drive. Phone numbers for Avis are: 1-800-331-1084 in the U.S., 1-800-879-2847
in Canada and 95-800-882-8471 in Mexico.
Hertz rental cars are provided with the following passes: EurailDrive,
Europass Drive and Spain Rail 'n Drive. Phone numbers for Hertz are: 1-800-654
3001 in the U.S., 1-800-263-0600 in Canada for English language, 1-800-263-0678
in Canada for French language, 416-620-9620 in Toronto and 91-800-700-16
Questions? Contact TERC Staff
or Call (808)-395-2083