It doesn't matter if it's your first time traveling in Europe, or if you're a seasoned vet who's been over seas already. For most of you, the Eurail system will be providing the transportation as you go about your travels. A lot of folks just snap up the usual eurail pass and go on their way, but did you know there are over half a dozen money saving options?

The current Eurail pass covers 21 countries as of 2009 which includes: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey. The Eurail Selectpass allows one to select a series of bordering countries. So if you're traveling for a long time you're most likely on a budget, so hopefully some of these eurail pass discounts will work for you. If you're going to be touring around Europe for a long time and hitting different spots, then a Eurail Global Pass is right up your alley.

Eurail Pass Discounts For Youth:

We all know students are not the wealthiest of people so the good folks to run the Eurail have made sure that there are a few options to save some money. Students can get a discount on a plethora of countries, and over in Europe they offer these discounts to youth who are 26 and under. This is quite the age range whereas over in North American you're more than likely to see the Youth age top out at 19 or 21. If you're buying from a travel agent, or buying a eurail pass online then make sure you let them know you're eligable for the youth discount.

Eurail Pass Discounts For Seniors:

Seniors are also able to get great discounts on their eurail pass among most things in life. The Eurail system is perfect for seniors and they can enjoy the quiet cars on the 1st class train, or join the party in the 2nd class. Some 2nd class eurail tickets do offer discounts for seniors, and to be considered a senior you have to be 60 or older. 95% of the trains in Europe you will be eligable for discount rates, so you just have to check wherever you're buying to see if the discount applies in that country.

Eurail Pass Discounts For Couples:

If you're traveling with your lover/wife/husband/life partner then you're also suited for a little money saving on the eurail system. These discounts actually work on small groups of 2-5 people, so if you happen to be married to a lot of people you can still bring all your wives/husbands along for the ride. When you're using these eurail passes you just have to all check in to be able to have a valid pass, so don't leave anyone behind in another country or you're going to have some explaining to do!

There are also discounts and specials running year round and you just have to check with your travel agent or online booking site to see what deals are happening. In the Summer you'll find specials on certain countries that have a lot going on, and in the Winter you'll generally see a lot of people using trains to go skiing in the Alps. I hope you have safe travels and enjoy what is quite possibly the funnest traveling experience of a lifetime!