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Eurail Pass Benefits in Italy

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



Travel between Italy and Greece with Superfast Ferries International


Eurailers with a Global or One Country Pass can travel on Superfast Ferries at a discounted rate. You only have to pay the seasonal surcharges (from June to September), port taxes and fuel surcharges (if applicable).


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You can travel on the following routes:

  • Ancona - Patras (Greece)

  • Bari - Patras (Greece)

  • Venice - Patras (Greece)

  • Ancona – Igoumenitsa (Greece)

  • Venice - Igoumenitsa (Greece)

  • Bari – Igoumenitsa (Greece)
  • Venice - Corfu (Greece)
  • Ancona/Bari - Corfu (During summer only)


Travelers with a Global Pass or One Country Pass valid in Italy or Greece get a 30% discount (discount is not applicable on the surcharges and taxes mentioned above) on these routes.


Travelers with a Greek Islands Pass can get a 30% discount on any economy class trips that are additional to their free trips


The following seats and accommodation are included per travel class:

For 1st class Passes: airline-type seats or dormitory* 
For 2nd class Passes: economy seating 


*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)


How to get the offer:

Book online at the Superfast Ferries website. Please note that there are special instructions for Eurail travelers' discounts.


For more information e-mail the Attica Group or phone +30 210 891 9700.


Additional charges/Conditions:

  • Seasonal surcharges
    - June & September €15 per person
    - July & August €25 per person

  • Port taxes: €7

  • Fuel surcharge: may apply

  • Check-in time: 2 hours

These surcharges do not apply to Greek Islands Pass holders.



Minoan Lines


Eurail Pass holders with a Pass that is valid in either Greece or Italy receive a 20% discount on domestic routes, as well as a 20% discount on all passenger accommodation categories.


Please note that Pass holders have to pay seasonal surcharges, port taxes and fuel surcharges.


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How to get the offer:

For booking information visit the Minoan Lines website or e-mail You can also call the offices at +39 071 201708, +39 041 5041201 or +30 210 4145700.


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


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


Eurail Italy passholders receive a 20% discount on ship passage 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 multiple routes.


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The discount applies to the following routes: 
  • 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)
  • Salerno - Catania (Sicily)
  • Catania - Malta
  • Salerno - Malta


Please note that on most routes the ferries do not sail daily. Check the Grimaldi Lines website for detailed information about departures.



  • The discount cannot be apply on fixed dues, vehicles, meals and onboard services.
  • The discount is available both with standard or special fares.
  • The discount can be added to special fares or promo available at time of reservation, unless they are excluded by conditions of use available at
  • The discount is only valid upon presentation of your Eurail Pass.
  • The discount cannot be applied on events.
  • The discount cannot be cumulated with other agreements, senior fares and native/resident fares.
  • The discount is available for the purchase of routes from/to Spain, Sardinia, Sicily, Malta and Greece (routes operated by Grimaldi Minoan Lines are excluded from this offer). 


How to get the offer:
Online bookings can be made via the Grimaldi Lines website by selecting the agreement EURAIL PASS from the Partnership list and entering your Pass Cover number in the related field. You can find your Pass Cover number in your Travel Diary. Please note that when you are travelling with a mobile Pass, you have to contact our customer service to request a Pass Cover number before making a reservation with Grimaldi Lines.


Bookings can also be made by phone ( (+39) 081 496 444 or (+34) 902 531 333) or by email ( or 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


Please note that port taxes, fixed dues, fuel surcharge and costs for on-board services and meals are excluded from this offer. 



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.


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

Visit the HML website for more information.


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.


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How to get the offer:

Reservations for the route Klagenfurt – Venice can be made on 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

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)

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How to get the offer:

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 or +39 071 207 6116.


A valid Pass must be shown on board, together with the SNAV ticket. 

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.



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!


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How to get the offer:

To claim your 10% discount:

  1. Make your booking in advance, through Europe’s Famous Hostels Website (

  2. Present your hostel booking confirmation email and Eurail Pass when checking in at the hostel.


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!


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How to get the offer:

To claim your 10% discount:

  1. Make your booking in advance, through Europe’s Famous Hostels Website (

  2. 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!


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How to get the offer:

To claim your 10% discount:

  1. Make your booking in advance, through Europe’s Famous Hostels Website (

  2. Present your hostel booking confirmation email and Eurail Pass when checking in at the hostel.


Enjoy a discounted stay at Generator


Eurail Pass holders get a 20% discount at Generator in Rome and Venice. The discount is applicable to their “Best Available Rate” via this website and is also relevant for the food & beverages.


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How to get the offer:

The discount is bookable via this website. Just use the promo code EURAIL20 within the reservation process. 

  • Food & Beverage discount is redeemable by showing your Pass at the restaurant or bar.


For more information: | 0039 0649 2330 | | 0039 0418 7782 88 |



Carrani Tours Rome


Eurail Pass holders enjoy 20% discount on the top attractions in Rome. If the desired attraction or tour is already discounted… don't worry, the exclusive Eurail discount will be added on top of that. 


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How to redeem the offer:

Just visit our landing page here and use code EURAIL at checkout when you book your tour.


More Information:

See below a full list of included attractions & tours in Rome:

1.    Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Walking Tour

2.    Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica Skip-the-Line Morning Tour

3.    UNESCO Jewels: Pompeii and its Ruins

4.    Illuminated Rome: Walking and bus tour

5.    UNESCO JEWELS: Assisi & St Francis Basilica Day Tour from Rome

6.    Pizza-making Course

7.    Summer al Fresco! Countryside Villages with typical Food and Wine Tastings

8.    Skip the Line Afternoon Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St.Peter's Basilica

9.    UNESCO JEWELS: Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli

10.  Roman Basilicas and Secret Underground Catacombs on the Appian way

11.  The Roman Food tour: Taste the best of the city!

12.  Espresso Coffee, Tiramisù & Italian Gelato Tasting Tour


For more information and to book your tours please visit:


See the stunning cities of Italy


Eurail Italy pass holders get a 20% discount on City Sightseeing buses in Florence, Milan, Naples, Rome and many more cities.


To receive your discount, please show your pass when purchasing your tickets.


For more information and details, visit the City Sightseeing website.




Bologna Welcome Card EASY


Enjoy Bologna to the fullest with the Bologna Welcoma Card EASY. All the best this city has to offer is included, like museums, sights and an informative guided city tour.


Eurail Pass holders benefit from a 10% discount on this great city card.


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What's included in the Bologna Welcome Card EASY:

  • Access to the Asinelli tower
  • Discover Bologna: a guided walking tour of the city centre
  • Entry tickets to the Musei Civici Permanent Collections:
    • Museo Archeologico,
    • Museo Medievale,
    • Museo del Patrimonio Industriale,
    • Museo del Risorgimento,
    • Collezioni Comunali d’Arte,
    • Museo della Tappezzeria,
    • MAMbo – Museo d’arte contemporanea,
    • Museo Internazionale and Biblioteca della Musica,
    • Museo Morandi


How to get the offer:

Visit the website of Bologna Welcome Card EASY and use the promo code 'RAIL 10' when you check out. After your purchase, you will receive 2 e-mails:


Good to know: 

The Bologna Welcome Card EASY is not refundable. For more information send an email to or call +39 0516583190.



Enjoy a VIP shopping experience at McArthurGlen


As a Eurail/Interrail Pass holder, you can take advantage of special offers at selected McArthurGlen Designer Outlets in Italy:

  • Barberino Designer Outlet, near Florence
  • Castel Romano Designer Outlet, near Rome
  • La Reggia Designer Outlet, near Naples
  • Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet, near Venice
  • Serravalle Designer Outlet, near Milan


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What you'll get:

  • 10% Discount Card that can be used for any purchase made in any of the participating shops in any of the participating Designer Outlets.
  • free coffee voucher to use at any of the cafes or restaurants in the participating Designer Outlets.


How to claim the offer:

Show your Eurail Pass at the outlet's Information Centre.


Keep in mind:

The offers valid in participating stores only and cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. Coffee Voucher is valid in all cafés and restaurants. One voucher per valid Eurail or Interrail Pass, cannot be exchanged for cash. For more information and to plan your visit please visit