Railway tickets

RailEurope logo Take the advantage to travel through the Europe and Asia by train and purchase a ticket or a rail pass to the train to visit one or several countries, and different validity periods. Estravel Latvia is the only authorized sales agency of RailEurope in Latvia and offers the services of international railway companies as Eurostar, TGV, Thalys and other, and guarantees the comfort, safety and time accuracy of the travel services. The wide traffic network of the speed trains, night trains, intercity trains and panoramic trains offered by RailEurope will turn your trip into an exciting adventure. The rout map is available here.

Why travel with train?

  • comfortable transfer from the centre of one city, to another
  • time accuracy
  • speed and comfort
  • ecologically
  • beneficiary for the leisure trips and business trips
  • possibility to choose in respect of timing and level of comfort
  • possibility to travel at nights and save on the hotel expenses
  • in all weather conditions

The travel agents of Estravel Latvia will help you to plan the business trip or the leisure trip. We book the tickets in the RailEurope system and guarantee immediate verification of the booking, and the issue of documents.

Railway passes

Examples of rail passes

Switzerland, Italy,
Greece, Finland
Croatia, Portugal Austria France, Great Britain
3 days' pass
the 1st class form EUR 178
the 2nd class from EUR 123
3 days' pass
the 1st class form EUR 180 
the 2nd class from EUR 123
3 days' pass
the 1st class form EUR 271
the 2nd class from EUR 184 
3 days' pass
the 1st class form EUR 303
the 2nd class from EUR 207
4 days' pass
the 1st class form EUR 221
the 2nd class from EUR 150 
4 days' pass
the 1st class form EUR 146
the 2nd class from EUR 100
4 days' pass
the 1st class form EUR 299
the 2nd class from EUR 204
4 days' pass
the 1st class form EUR 326
the 2nd class from EUR 221 
Global Pass (the pass includes 21 country)
5 days' pass (should be used in 10 days)
the 1st class form EUR 384
the 2nd class from EUR 261
10 days' pass (should be used in 22 days) 
the 1st class form EUR 551
the 2nd class from EUR 370

The Bulgarian, Czech, Denmark and Hungarian rail passes are available.

RailEurope Europe map

Benefits

  • the rail pass can be used for unlimited times during the given period
  • visiting the museums free of charge
  • using the local ferry transportation services free of charge
  • public transport free of charge
  • discounts to the speed and the night trains

 

Discounts

Discounts for the children, youth, pensioners, and for the groups of 2-5 persons.
50% discount for children (form 4 to 11 years).
The Switzerland pass is free of charge for the children till the age of 16 if travelling together with the parents.

Conditions of purchase and use of the rail pass

The pass is not the guarantee of a seat in every train. Book a seat for an additional fee.
Booking of a place in the speed and night trains is obligatory.
The rail pass is provided for the tourists only and can be purchased not earlier than 3 months in advance.

VR-Finnish Railways

vr logoThe railway network serviced by VR Group connects Finnish cities and towns, and the commuter region of Helsinki, including an airport. The night train, when travelling in sleeping cabin, can take you to Lapland, moreover, offers the car-carrier service. VR is convenient to travel to Sankt-Petersburg and Moscow as well. The train Allegro goes from Helsinki to Sankt-Petersburg and since late 2014 clients can combine a Finnair international flight to Allegro train service with a Finnair ticket; moreover, the ticket allows a stopover in Helsinki. However, the train Lev Tolstoy by Russian Railways RZD can take you to Moscow.

The south and the north of Finland – to Lapland  
Helsinki (Pasila) – Turku – Tampere – Oulu – Rovaniemi – Kemijärvi – Kolari  
Examples of international routes Time
Helsinki - Sankt-Petersburg 3h 30min
Helsinki - Moscow 14h 00min
Connections Finnair - Allegro Minimal connection time
from Helsinki (4 trains a day) 2h 45min
from Sankt-Petersburg (4 trains a day) 2h 45min

International trains offer different class of tickets

  • Business class* - Lev Tolstoy train and in the night trains
  • the 1st class - increased level of comfort
  • the 2nd class - standard

The minimum comfort level

  • comfortable seats with the head and hand rests
  • seats together for two or four – when traveling in group or with family
  • services of bar-buffet (additional expenses)

Conditions for purchase and use of tickets

  • You can buy a ticket starting from 60 days as of the planned departure.
  • Discount to the student fares in the standard class and specific trains depending on seasonality set by VR (ask the information to the Estravel Latvia travel consultant).
  • Discount, when purchasing the family ticket at the latest in 3 days in advance. One child form the age of 6 to16 travels free of charge with an adult when there are at least three passengers in a group (ask the information to the Estravel Latvia travel consultant).
  • A child till the age of 6, without a seat booking, travels free of charge when accompanied with an adult.
  • Transportation of luggage on commuter trains and trains to Russia - free of charge. On long-distance trains - EUR 5 with max weight of 20 kg; and EUR 10 for heavier luggage.

When traveling through the Europe, it is beneficiary to buy the rail pass.

Eurostar

eurostarGreat Britain-France-Belgium

Eurostar speed trains can reach 300km/h and provide regular passenger transportation services between the Great Britain, France and Belgium. The route London – Paris, for instance, is made up to 18 times a day, and from London to Brussels – up to 10 routes a day.
Examples of routes
Time
London-Brussels, st.Midi
2h 01min
London-Paris
2h 15min
London – Disneyland, Paris
2h 34min
London-Avignon
 6h 13min

Eurostar offers 3 level tickets

  • Business Premier Class – for business trips
  • Standard Premier – increased comfort level
  • Standard Class – economic class

The minimum comfort level

  • air conditioners
  • Wi-Fi internet on the most part of Eurostar platforms, when buying the SFR voucher in Relay shops
  • table (separate or together with the person in front)
  • services of bar-buffet (additional expenses)

Conditions for purchase and use of tickets

  • Registration for the trip ends 30 minutes before the departure (except for business class – 10 minutes). The minimum registration period for the group may be longer.
  • The platform and access to the shops (in London, Paris and Brussels) is available immediately after registration.
  • The person documents (ID card, passport and visa, if necessary) to detrain in the destination country.
  • Ticket discounts for the groups (from 10 people) – 15%.
  • Discounts for the children and youth (ask the information to the Estravel Latvia travel consultant).


When travelling through the Europe, it is beneficiary to buy the rail pass.

TGV Lyria France - Switzerland

tgv lyria

TGV Lyria offers fast, comfortable and safe passenger travel services between the cities in France and Switzerland, and guarantees accuracy of time and frequency. From Paris to Geneva train goes up to 9 times a day, and to Zurich – up to 6 times a day, for instance.

Examples of routes
Time
Paris - Geneva
3h 05min
Paris - Lausanne
3h 39min
Paris - Zurich
4h 03min

TGV Lyria offers 2 level tickets

  • the 1st class – increased level of comfort
  • the 2nd class – standard

The minimum comfort level

  • comfortable seats with the head and hand rests
  • foldable table and magazine holder
  • services of bar-buffet (additional expenses)
  • possibility to buy the Paris metro tickets (in the bar-buffet)

Conditions for purchase and use of tickets

  • Prior registration is not necessary; however the Euronet tickets should be verified in France. You can do it in a ticket puncher on a platform. The tickets will be checked during the trip.
  • Discounts for the children and youth (ask the information to the Estravel Latvia travel consultant).
  • Discounts to the group starting from 10 people (ask the information to the Estravel Latvia travel consultant).
  • In all trains of France each unit of luggage must be labelled to identify with a passenger.


When travelling through the Europe, it is beneficiary to buy the rail pass.

Find out about the Swiss transfer railway ticket

TGV Brussels - France

sncf tgv

TGV joins the Brussels to 24 destinations in France, including the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, Disneyland and the cities like Lilli, Marseille, Lyon, Nice, and other. TGV offers quality travel services featured by precision, comfort and high frequency.

Examples of routes
Time
Brussels - Lille
0h 34min
Brussels – Charles de Gaulle, Paris 
1h 13min
Brussels - Avignon
4h 17min
Brussels - Nice
7h 44min
Brussels - Marseille
4h 56min

TGV offers 2 level tickets

  • the 1st class – increased level of comfort
  • the 2nd class – standard

The minimum comfort level

  • comfortable seats with the head and hand rests
  • seats together for two or four – when traveling in group or with family
  • services of bar-buffet (additional expenses)

Conditions for purchase and use of tickets

  • Prior registration is not necessary; however the tickets should be verified before entering the train. You can do it in a ticket puncher on a platform.
  • Discounts for the children and youth (ask the information to the Estravel Latvia travel consultant).
  • Discounts to the group starting from 10 people (ask the information to the Estravel Latvia travel consultant).
  • In all trains of France each unit of luggage must be labelled to identify with a passenger.


When traveling through the Europe, it is beneficiary to buy the rail pass.

TGV France - Luxembourg

sncf tgv

TGV or Train à Grande Vitesse means the speed train from French. The rail company justifies its name by offering the speed as it can exceed 300 km/h. However, the high level of comfort and frequency of travel services guarantee precision in time to take you from Lorraine to the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris or to the Disneyland in Paris, for instance, to have great family vacations.

Examples of routes
Time
Paris - Luxembourg
2h 05min
Lorraine - Paris, Charles de Gaulle airport
1h 10min
Lorraine - Marne-la-Vallée, Disneyland, Paris 
1h 10min
Lorraine - Lille
2h 05min
Lorraine - Rena
4h 05min

TGV offers 2 level tickets

  • the 1st class – increased level of comfort
  • the 2nd class – standard

The minimum comfort level

  • comfortable seats with the head and hand rests
  • seats together for two or four – when traveling in group or with family
  • services of bar-buffet (additional expenses)
  • possibility to buy newspapers and magazines (in the bar-buffet)

Conditions for purchase and use of tickets

  • Prior registration is not necessary; however the ticket should be verified before entering the train. You can do it in a ticket puncher on a platform.
  • Discounts for the children and youth (ask the information to the Estravel Latvia travel consultsnt).
  • Discounts to the group starting from 10 people (ask the information to the Estravel Latvia travel consultant).
  • In all trains of France each unit of luggage must be labelled to identify with a passenger.


When travelling through the Europe, it is beneficiary to buy the rail pass.

Thalys

thalys

France-Belgium-the Netherlands-Germany

Thalys provides the speed train passenger transportation services and connects the capitals of France, Belgium, the Netherlands and other main cities, covering more than 20 destinations. The evidences of high effectiveness are the level of comfort and number of destinations, as well as significant frequency of routes between the most popular destinations. The company provides 8 connecting routes between Paris and Amsterdam, 5 between Brussels and Koln, and up to 25 routes between Paris and Brussels a day, for instance.

Examples of routes
Time
Paris - Brussels
1h 22min
Paris - Amsterdam
3h 18min
Paris - Essene
4h 18min
Brussels - Koln
1h 47min
Brussels - Duisburg
2h 34min
Brussels - Essene
2h 51min

TGV offers 2 level tickets

  • the 1st class – increased level of comfort
  • the 2nd class – standard

The minimum comfort level

  • comfortable and wide seats
  • services of bar-buffet (additional expenses)
  • Wi-Fi internet (the cards can be bought in the bar-buffet)
  • public transport tickets for Brussels and Paris, as well as the cities of the Netherlands and Germany (in the bar-buffet)

Conditions for purchase and use of tickets

  • Prior registration is not necessary. The tickets will be checked during the trip.
  • Discounts for the children and youth (ask the information to the Estravel Latvia travel consultant).
  • Discounts to the group starting from 10 people (ask the information to the Estravel Latvia travel consultant).


When traveling through the Europe, it is beneficiary to buy the rail pass.