How far in advance can I buy my rail pass?

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How far in advance can I buy my rail pass?

A pass can be purchased up to 6 months before your first travel day (and must be validated within 6 months of the original date of issue). As long as you validate your pass within 6 months of the original … » Read More

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What is a rail month and rail day?

A rail pass month is counted as a calendar month. For example, a pass that begins on July 15th will expire at midnight on August 14th. A rail day lasts from midnight to midnight. You can take as many trains … » Read More

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Can I buy a pass if I have a European passport and a green card from the United States?

We are not able to sell rail passes or tickets to residents of Europe, the UK, Morocco, Turkey, or any of the countries of the former Soviet Union. If you are a resident of these countries, we will not be … » Read More

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On what date is my rail pass considered validated/activated?

With most passes, the pass starts the day you get it validated by a rail official.

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How do I know which pass (and # of days) is right for me?

Well, that all depends on how long you plan to travel for, not to mention the number of countries and cities you intend to visit. Our recommendation would be if you plan on traveling for more than 3 days, consider … » Read More

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Do the names on the pass and on the passport have to match?

Yes.

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How do I use the bonuses that come with the passes?

Any bonus that is free will use a travel day on your rail pass. Discounted bonuses will not require the use of a travel day, but does require a valid rail pass. All bonuses are handled locally and are subject … » Read More

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What is the BritRail Family Pass?

The BritRail Family Pass allows one child between the ages of 5 and 15 to travel free with an adult or senior BritRail Pass holder.

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How do I file a request to receive reimbursement through the Rail Protection Plan™ if there has been loss or theft?

Pass/ticket holders must file a police report within twenty-four (24) hours of the incident. Pass/ticket holders may purchase a replacement rail pass or rail tickets in order to continue with his/her travel plans. Upon return to North America, pass/tickets holder … » Read More

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