European Open Tickets are open-dated tickets (i.e. they do not restrict the traveller to a specific date or time to travel). Tickets are valid for travel in 22 European countries and valid for a single rail journey from one destination in Europe to another. Only valid on the specific route printed on the ticket.

Validity: Four days in First or Second Class. Journey must be completed, by the end of the day (midnight). The use of certain high speed or scenic trains requires payment of a special price or supplement.

Important: European Open Tickets are not valid on any Domestic or International market priced trains.

Discounts apply for groups of six or more travelling together at all times. The first day of validity must be within six months from the booking date. European Open Tickets must be used within one month from the first day of validity printed on the ticket.

The European Open Tickets do not guarantee a seat, therefore seat reservations are highly recommended and available at an additional cost.


  • Unused tickets are refundable if received by the issuing office before the first day of the validity printed on the ticket.
  • The refundable amount would depend on the fare rules.
  • Tickets returned after the first day of validity can only be refunded if they have been endorsed as “Not used” by a railway official which can be done:
    • At any station on/or prior to the first day of validity or
    • At the station of departure only on/or after the first day of validity of the ticket and before the last day of validity .
  • For partially used tickets, a refund of the unused portion is possible provided the ticket has been stamp−dated as partially used by a Railway Official at the station where the journey is interrupted.
  • A refund request must be submitted within one month from the last day of the validity of the tickets, thereafter, no refund is possible.
  • Tickets must bear no evidence of having been tampered with in any way.
  • No refund can be made if the ticket cannot be produced.
  • No refund can be made in Europe.

The children’s rule differs from country to country, however reduced rates are available for children aged 1-11.

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