Win Discounts on Your Europe Rail Pass and Go Around Europe Cheaper

By Nomadic Matt | Published July 8th, 2013

trains in europe with a eurail pass
In May, I traveled around Europe by train with Rail Europe, my favorite rail pass provider. Last month, as part of that trip, I wrote about my experience on the night train and broke down the math behind the passes so you know if a pass is right for your trip.

As part of my agreement with Rail Europe, I got them to give me over $6,500 USD in discounts to give away to you. It’s been a while since I last did a giveaway and so what better giveaway to do than give away train passes to Europe? It’s summer. Europe is wonderful to explore in the summer, especially by train. There’s nothing more peaceful than sitting on a train, staring out at the European countryside so without further ado, here are the prizes and how you can win them:

The Prizes

trains in europe with a eurail pass$50 USD off Rail Europe passes (20 discounts to give away)
$100 USD off Rail Europe passes (24 discounts to give away)
$150 USD off Rail Europe passes (10 discounts to give away)
$200 USD off Rail Europe passes (10 discounts to give away)


ONE 10-day Eurail Global Pass valid for rail travel within a 2-month
TWO 10-day Eurail Global Pass valid for rail travel within a 2-month (Paired together for a couple!)

These discount codes are valid until 12/31/2013 and for orders made directly on the Rail Europe website. The passes are vouchers mailed to you by me and are valid until 12/15/13.

How to enter

Simply CLICK on the link below to enter the giveaway!


You can increase your odds of winning by sharing this contest online. For every tweet, Facebook share, or e-mail you send, you will get additional entries that will give you more chances to win.

This contest runs from now until Wednesday, July 17th at midnight US Pacific time.

How the winners will be picked

Winners will be selected at random on July 19th, 2013 and be notified by Monday, July 22nd, 2013. I will first start with the two grand prizes, follow by the $50 USD discounts and work my way down to the $200 discounts. Though you can have multiple entries to increase your chance of winning, participants can only win once.

The Fine Print

  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must have a valid passport.
  • You must be eligible to enter Europe.
  • All elements of the prize are subject to availability, non-transferable, and there are no cash alternatives.
  • Winner absolves Nomadic Matt and Rail Europe of any and all liability regarding accidents, mishaps, problems with airlines, and anything that might be bad in the universe prior to, during, and after their trip.
  • Void where prohibited.
  • You agree to receive travel tips from Nomadic Matt by email in the future. You can unsubscribe at any time.
  • You must be subscribed to my e-mail list at the time of the drawing. Be sure to confirm your subscription.

If you have any questions or problems, please e-mail me at [email protected]

comments 35 Comments


FYI, the contest entry web site says the contest ends August 5, where your article says July 12. You might want to fix the discrepancy.


Thanks for bringing that to my attention! I fixed it now.

Can I apply if I’m from the UK??



This would be so perfect to win! Europe is our next RTW destination :)

This might be a dumb question, but how long do you have to use the pass you buy (purchased before 12/31)?


The pass must be bought and used by 12/31/2013.


I am SO in! Studying in Switzerland this Fall! Pick me! :)

OMG! Living in Milan for the year. I SO want this. Fingers crossed!!

Thank you very much for the great opportunity. I have shared with my friends.

Thanks for the opportunity:)


I am going to Spain, France, Germany (Oktoberfest) & holland. This would certainly help. Prost!

Wowo!! That’s great stuff, indeed!! really what a poor student needs to go spend some time in the summer visiting other universities!! Keep my fingers as well!! :D

I never received the confirmation email. I checked my spam but still nothing. Any suggestions?


Send me an e-mail and I will sort it out!

Pilar Cornejo

Long live Nomadic Matt!


I need this.


Pick me! I am waiting for my 90 day prior to travel to book my trains. Thats next week! My first Europe trip and utilizing mostly trains. Paris, Zermott, Fussen, Munich, Prague, Amersterdam. Thank you for the inspiration!


We already have a fall Europe/UK trip planned. This would be a perfect addition!


This would be wonderful to win! My gentleman friend and I will be traveling through Italy in September and we plan to travel by train from city to city. It would be great to win this and save a little money on our trip!


This will make my European trip a fantastic ride!


Great prize

Emma Baker

Love train travel – beats flying any day, and a lovely way to see countries.


This is awesome!

E. G.

Would love to win!

Michelle Bunt

Hi Matt, Thanks for such an awesome giveaway. A Free 10 day pass – wow! I would love to be considered for this prize. I know whoever receives it will have a blast!!

Thank you for such an awesome giveaway. Whoever wins any prizes will surely have an even better trip around Europe!


This is such an awesome opportunity! Thank you for having all of the connections and sharing with us. Winner, winner…chicken dinner!


How do we go about sharing contest via social media? Do we just tag you in the status/post?


After you enter, you will have the option to share it.

Can to prize be given to someone else before a potential winners name is put on the voucher?


No, the vouchers are made out to the winners.

Wow, what a generous give-away. I just found your blog this morning while googling for visa information. I found some really helpful information. Thanks. We are moving to France this August. The free vouchers sure would be great!

Sharon Dolliver

Wanting to win

My apologies, I jumped the gun with a tweet earlier about if you announced the winners yet! I could have just checked your site and found the answer! hahaha

Thanks for all the great info you give! Keep up the great work! :)

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