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Balkan Flexipass

  • Unlimited travel in Bulgaria, Bosnia, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Romania* and Turkey.
  • Children under 4 travel for free.
  • Youth ( - ) discounts available

WHO

WHAT


Overview

Experience the thrill of extensive train travel on the national rail networks of the Balkan countries with this convenient rail pass.

The Balkan Flexipass is the ultimate pass to explore Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, *Romania (only on-board trains operated by REGIOTRANS) and Turkey, countries steeped in traditions and culture. Discover the golden sandy beaches of the Bulgarian black sea, Romania’s famous and tasty mamaliga polenta, the old Skopje Bazaar in Macedonia, the delightful Turkish cakes and much more.

The Balkan Flexipass allows you unlimited travel with the freedom to hit the tracks whenever and wherever you want! You can take as many trains as you like and there is no limit on the distance you can travel within a travel day. All of this at a fixed price.

Hop on and off trains at any time according to your desires and encounters. Just show up at the nearest train station and get ready to go and explore a new destination. (See ‘Things to know’ for more information about seat reservations).

The Balkan Flexipass is packed with bonuses to make your trip even more enjoyable. Hotel discounts, reduced museum fares, free ferry trips and more are included in your pass.

Whether you are the adventurous traveller or the avid planner the Balkan Flexipass is your pass to freedom and the key to an unforgettable trip!


Bulgarian train at station.

How does it work?

Rail Passes in 3 steps

1. Pick the right rail pass

Pick the right rail pass

Rail passes are available in 1, 2, 3 or 4 country combinations for extensive travel on the national rail networks. Going for an extended trip? Try the Eurail Global Pass offering rail travel in 28 different countries.
Once you've selected your pass, its price will depend on the class of service, First or Second, selected and the number of rail travel days.

Use our Pass Finder

2. Reserve your seats

Reserve your seats

Taking local and regional trains allows you to explore at will. Simply board with your rail pass and choose any open seat. Reservations are required on most high speed, overnight, scenic, and international trains. We recommend always checking your desired journey for any specific seat reservation requirements.

Book Seat Reservations

3. Activate and travel

Activate and travel

Your rail pass requires that you activate it by getting it stamped at the ticket window at the departure station on the day of your first train journey. Once activated, you are all set and ready to explore.

Common Questions

Benefits

More than just trains

 Main discounts and bonuses in Balkan Flexipass

With your Balkan Flexipass, hop on the international ferry operated by Attica Ferries and enjoy the ride between Greece and Italy.


Travel forum

From our travel community

Balkan flexi pass Hello, I´d like to buy balkan flexi pass, the country of departure and arrival is included in the price? And if yes, the departure train to balkan countries has to be direct ? Thank you for your (...)

Terezie P. | 21 July 2017 answered | 0 Comments
A want to buy a balkan flexipass and it is not possible to buy a 2nd class. why please? I don´t buy the pass now, but i am creating the rail trip for the future and i need now, if it possible buy the 2nd clas, and which will be the price.

Pavel K. | 28 June 2015 answered | 0 Comments
Balkan flexipass and visa for portuguese I'm Portuguese and I want to buy the Balkan Flexipass. I'll start from Greece, go to Bulgaria, Turkey and Romania, countries which I don't need passport. Can I buy the Balkan Flexipass and use it only with ID? Thank (...)

Ricardo L. | 28 February 2015 answered | 2 Comments
Istanbul- sofia- thessaloniki Hi, I would like to ask some questions. I would like to book the Balkan Flexipass and then travel from Istanbul to Sofia. I heard there is construction work on the way. > Is the rail replacement transport included in the pass? Then I would (...)

Karoline H. | 15 June 2014 answered | 0 Comments
Travel throughout turkey on balkan flexipass? Is it possible to travel throughout Turkey on the Balkan pass, or is the pass valid only on the European part of Turkey? I intend to go from Bulgaria right up to the border of Turkey with Georgia and Armenia. (...)

A N. | 8 June 2014 answered | 4 Comments

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