Eurail Benefits in Italy - Eurail Pass Benefits in Italy

Eurail Benefits in Italy

Eurail Pass Benefits in Italy


If your Eurail Pass is valid in Italy, you can get free and discounted ferry crossings, as well as other great offers.

To take advantage of these offers just show your Eurail Pass or directly contact the company that offers the benefit. Free travel offers are only valid during travel days, whereas other benefits apply during the entire validity of your Pass.

 

 
Eurail Italy Transport Benefits
 


Travel between Italy and Greece with Superfast Ferries International

Eurail Pass holders with a pass valid in Italy and Greece can freely travel on these routes:
  • Ancona - Patras (Greece)
  • Bari - Patras (Greece)
  • Venice - Patras (Greece)
  • Ancona – Igoumenitsa (Greece)
  • Venice - Igoumenitsa (Greece)
  • Bari – Igoumenitsa (Greece)
  • Bari/Ancona - Corfu (During summer only)
  • 1st class: Free airline-type seats or dormitory*.
  • 2nd class: Free deck passage
Eurail Pass holders with a Pass valid in Italy or Greece get a 30% discount on these routes.

*Dormitories are not available on ferries that operate on the routes:
  • Patras (Greece) – Igoumenitsa / Corfu (Greece) – Bari (Italy)
  • Bari (Italy) – Igoumenitsa / Corfu (Greece) – Patras (Greece)
Please note that Pass holders (except those with a Greek Islands Pass)  do have to pay seasonal surcharges, port taxes and fuel surcharges.

Ferry Booking Information

Reservations can be made at the port where you depart on the day of travel. You can also book on the Superfast Ferries website. Please note that there are special instructions for Eurail travelers' discounts.

https://www.superfast.com/adriatiki/el/
https://www.superfast.com/msite/en/

For more information e-mail the Attica Group.

helpdesk@attica-group.com

Additional Charges and Conditions

Seasonal Surcharge:
  • June & September €10 per person
  • July & August €20 per person
  • Port taxes: €7
Fuel Surcharge: may apply

Check-in time: 2 hours before departure

NB:  Bari is a 4 hour train ride from Rome. From Bari’s train station, take bus 20 to the ports. Ancona is a 3 hour train ride from Rome. From Ancona's train station, take bus 1 or 4 to get to the ferry terminal.
 


Free and Discounted Ferry Travel on International Routes with Minoan Lines

With a Eurail pass valid in Greece and Italy, you can travel for free on the routes:
  • Ancona/Ravenna/Trieste – Igoumenitsa/Patras (Greece) 
  • 2nd class pass holders travel for free on the deck and 1st class pass holders get free airline-type seats between Italy and Greece.
  • Eurail pass holders with a pass that is valid in either Greece or Italy receive a 30% discount on this route.
  • Please note that pass holders have to pay seasonal surcharges, port taxes and fuel surcharges.
Booking Information
  • For booking information visit the Minoan Lines website or e-mail the Minoan Line port office of Ancona, Venice or Piraeus (Greece).
  • You can also call the offices at +39 071 201708, +39 041 5041201 or +30 210 4145700.
https://www.minoan.gr/en/crete

minoan@minoan.it  or  booking@minoanlines.it

Additional Charges and Conditions

Seasonal Surcharge:
  • June and September €10 per person
  • July and August €20 per person
  • Port Taxes: € 7
Fuel Surcharge:
  • €15 (excl. infants)
  • Upgrades available with reduced fares upon embarkation
 Check-in time: 2 hours before departure

NB:  Ancona is a 3 hour train ride from Rome. From Ancona's train station, take bus 1 or 4 to get to the ferry terminal. 

Venice's passenger terminal is located near the city center. There’s a shuttle bus service that can take you from Piazzale Roma to the terminal.

Please note that you have to contact your ferry company for timetables and more information.

 


Set Sail for Greece, Spain, Sardinia or Sicily with Grimaldi Lines

Eurail Italy passholders receive a 20% discount on full or special fares and 10% on accommodation supplements for Pullman seats, berth, or cabins on Grimaldi Lines taking you between Italy, Sardinia, Spain, or Greece. Discounts apply to the routes listed below.
  • Civitavecchia – Barcelona (Spain)
  • Porto Torres (Sardinia) - Barcelona (Spain)
  • Savona - Barcelona (Spain)
  • Brindisi - Igoumenitsa/Patras (Greece)
  • Civitavecchia – Porto Torres (Sardinia)
  • Livorno - Olbia (Sardinia)
  • Civitavecchia - Olbia (Sardinia)
  • Livorno - Palermo (Sicily)
  • Salerno - Palermo (Sicily)
Please note that on most routes the ferries do not sail daily. Check the Grimaldi Lines website for detailed information about departures.

Booking Information
Please note that  when you make your reservations you'll have to send Grimaldi Lines a copy of your Eurail pass.
 

You can also visit one of the Grimaldi Lines Travel Agencies in Italy:
  • Grimaldi Tours Napoli, Via Marchese Campodisola 13
  • Grimaldi Tours Roma, Via Boncompagni 43
  • Grimaldi Tours Palermo, Via Emerico Amari 8
 
NB: 
  • Civitavecchia’s port can be reached by train from Rome in about 1 hour.
  • Grimaldi Lines operates a shuttle bus service from Napels to Civitavecchia.
  • Purchase a ticket on board of your ferry or the bus (€24).
  • Livorno can be reached by train from Rome in about 2.5 hours.
  • From Livorno's main train station, take bus 1 to Piazza Grande, where you can find the passenger terminals.
  • Porto Torres can be reached by train from Calgliari (south of Sardinia) in about 4 hours.
  • Shuttle buses will take you to the commercial port.
  • From Palermo’s central station, take bus 139 to Via Francesco Crispi.
  • From there it’s a short walk to the passenger terminal. From Palermo’s central station, take bus 139 to Via Francesco Crispi.
  • From there it’s a short walk to the passenger terminal. Salerno is a 2 to 3 hour train ride from Rome.
  • From Salerno’s main train station, you can take a bus to the docks.
 


Special Fares on Hellenic Mediterranean Lines

Eurail pass holders get discounts up to 50% on the ferry route
  • Brindisi – Patras (Greece) (with extra stops at Corfu & Cefalonia in the summer).
  • 30% discount on all categories (except the luxury cabin) in high season (June 15 - September 15).
  • 50% discount on all categories (except the luxury cabin) outside the high season.
Booking Information

For reservations you can e-mail the HML port offices in Brindisi and Rome or call +39 0831 528 531 or +39 06 4740141.

resa@hml.it
hml.roma@tiscali.it


Visit the HML website for more information. http://www.hmlferry.com

NB: 
  • Brindisi is a 5 hour train ride from Rome.
  • Take the bus (navetta centro storico) to get to the docks.
  • This bus line operates every 20 minutes. 
 


Scenic Routes with Express Buses

Eurail pass holders only pay a reservation fee on ÖBB intercity buses that operate on the following route:
  • Venice (Venezia Mestre & Tronchetto) – Villach – Klagenfurt (Austria)
For this route passes must be valid in Italy and Austria.

Booking Information

Reservations for the route Klagenfurt – Venice can be made on www.fsitaliane.it or through the ÖBB call center (phone number: +43 5 1717 (open 24/7) ).

Please keep in mind that you'll have to pick up your reservations made on the fsitaliane website at an Italian train station or have them shipped to an Italian address.

For more information visit the ÖBB website.

Additional charges:
  • 1st class €13
  • 2nd class €9
 


Sleep your way from France to Italy with Thello
 
Looking for a comfortable way to travel between France and Italy? The Thello night train connects Paris to many Italian cities, such as Milan, Verona and Venice. On this train, Eurail pass holders get a 25% discount!
  • Reservations are mandatory.
  • We recommend you make your reservation well in advance.
  • Visit the Thello website for more information.
  • Bookings can be made via Thello and Trenitalia.
  • Alternatively bookings can be made at the Thello self-service ticket machines and boutiques at Paris Gare de Lyon and Nice Ville.
  • In Italy bookings can be made at Trenitalia ticket windows and self-service ticket machines. 
 


Travel directly from Milan to Munich

Travel by bus between Italy and Germany on the following route:
  • Milan-Munich
 
  • Pass holders with a Global Pass need a reservation only (regular reservation fee).
  • Pass holders with a pass which is not valid in all countries through which the bus passes need a reservation and a ticket for the section not covered by the pass.

Tickets and reservations are available at railway ticket windows in Germany or by calling the DB.
 


Travel by Ferry to the Italian Islands and Croatia

With your Eurail pass, get a 20% discount on SNAV ferries traveling to Italian islands and from Ancona (Italy) to Split (Croatia). The discount applies to all types of accommodation on the following routes:

Ancona - Split/Hvar (Croatia)
  • Napoli - Eolian islands (Stromboli, Panarea, Salina Santa Marina, Vulcano, Lipari)
  • Napoli - Ischia Casamicciola
  • Napoli - Ventotene / Ponza (booking by email/phone only)
  • Napoli - Procida (booking by email/phone only)
Bookings can be made on the SNAV website, by using code EURAIL. You can also book by email or call to +39 081 428 5555.

http://www.snav.it  or  booking@snav.it
 


Travel by Bus to Slovenia

Eurail Pass holders can travel by bus on the following international route:
  • Trieste - Ljubljana
Reservations are compulsory for this bus and can be made for €7 through our Reservation Service.

Please note that your Eurail pass must be valid in both Italy and Slovenia to take this bus.
 


Eurail Italy Accomodation Benefits
 


Stay in Milan at Ostello Bello

As a member of Europe's Famous Hostels, Ostello Bello in Milan offers Eurail Pass holders a 10% discount on advance bookings. Enjoy a friendly hostel atmosphere while saving on your stay close to Milan's famous Duomo Square!

Booking information

To claim your 10% discount
  • Make your booking in advance, through Europe’s Famous Hostel (famoushostels.com).
  • Present your hostel booking confirmation email and Eurail Pass when checking in at the hostel.


Hostel of the Sun Naples

Stay in Naples at the Hostel of the Sun

As a member of Europe's Famous Hostels, the Hostel of the Sun in Naples offers Eurail Pass holders a 10% discount on advance bookings. Enjoy a friendly hostel atmosphere while saving on your stay close to the Historical Centre of Naples!

Booking Information

To claim your 10% discount:
  • Make your booking in advance, through Europe’s Famous Hostels Website (famoushostels.com).
  • Present your hostel booking confirmation email and Eurail Pass when checking in at the hostel.
 


Stay in Rimini at Sunflower Beach Hostel

As a member of Europe's Famous Hostels, Sunflower Beach Hostel in Rimini offers Eurail Pass holders a 10% discount on advance bookings. Enjoy a friendly hostel atmosphere while saving on your stay on the Adriatic coast!

Booking Information

To claim your 10% discount:
  • Make your booking in advance, through Europe’s Famous Hostels Website (famoushostels.com).
  • Present your hostel booking confirmation email and Eurail Pass when checking in at the hostel.
 


Eurail Italy Attraction Benefits
 


City Sight Seeing Buses

Experience the best of Italy's cities on City Sightseeing buses Eurail Italy Pass holders get a 20% discount on city sightseeing bus tours in Florence, Milan, Naples, Rome, and many more cities.

 
Booking Information

Just present your Eurail Pass when you purchase your ticket.

For more information visit the City Sightseeing website and
http://www.trenitalia.com.
 


Eurail Italy Shopping Benefits
 


Fidenza Village

Enjoy a day at one of Europe's best shopping villages
Enjoy a unique shopping experience in Fidenza Village – explore the exquisite Italian tradition.

Set your sights on Fidenza Village near Milan, the perfect international shopping destination with more than 120 boutiques of leading brands, all year round. Great benefits await you.


Your Benefits:
 
To receive your VIP Card for an additional 10% saving on your purchases, present this invitation along your Eurail train ticket upon your arrival at the Fidenza Village Tourist Information Centre by 31 October 2018.

You can arrive in style with the Shopping Express® direct from Milan and enjoy complimentary tickets by booking online at
www.ChicOutletShopping.com/shoppingexpress and quoting COSERAI872.  

 To find out more, please visit
www.FidenzaVillage.com.

A trip to Fidenza Village is the perfect addition to any European travel itinerary this season! 






 
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