Planning a train trip through Europe? You either want to choose to buy a rail pass. Or otherwise you can buy your separate tickets for each leg of your journey. We listed some of the best rail planners and train journey planner apps available right now. Most of these offer the option to buy train tickets online with their platform and services.

Read our post about train travel in Europe and check our pre-made rail itineraries for Europe.

Furthermore, we also compiled a full list of night trains and high-speed trains in Europe. 

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Eurail and Interrail

Interrail and Eurail are two platforms by the same company to plan your train trip through Europe. Eurail is the platform for non-European travelers, while Interrail is the platform for European travelers. In the end, both platforms work similarly in order to book your train tickets online.

Eurail and Interrail work with rail passes for one or more countries in Europe or global passes you can use in all of Europe. Don’t fancy using a rail pass? You can also use the mobile app without buying a rail pass. Keep scrolling to find more train travel planners!

Interrail also offers a splendid mobile app to help you find real-time train schedules. Additionally, the app also informs you about whether or not you need to make a reservation for a certain train or if you can catch it with your rail pass.

Loco2

Loco2 is probably our favorite train journey planner and they also rock a great rail planner app for mobile. First of all, their platform allows you to check train times and availability. But you can also buy your train tickets online via the Loco2 website immediately. Loco2 serves as a rail planner app for Europe and the UK.

  • Loco2 - Train and bus ticket booking Screenshot
  • Loco2 - Train and bus ticket booking Screenshot
Loco2
Loco2
Developer: Loco2
Price: Free

Go Euro

GoEuro is a platform that helps you find train schedules and train tickets as well as bus schedules and flights. For this reason, the platform and mobile app is a great resource for all travel within Europe. GoEuro allows you to compare different modes of transportation all within the same app.

  • Omio: Train, Bus, Flight in Europe Screenshot
  • Omio: Train, Bus, Flight in Europe Screenshot
Omio: Train, Bus, Flight App
Omio: Train, Bus, Flight App
Developer: GoEuro
Price: Free

Trainline

Trainline is another popular train journey planner app. It also boasts a website for travelers within Europe. The Trainline app helps you find information, such as train schedules, and bus schedules. On top of that, it allows you to buy your tickets online, from your mobile device.

  • Trainline:  Europe's leading train and coach app Screenshot
  • Trainline:  Europe's leading train and coach app Screenshot
Trainline: Train & Coach App
Trainline: Train & Coach App

Of course, there are many more train journey planners and rail planner apps out there, but these four are the most complete apps and online platforms that will complete your entire booking for you. You’ll not only be able to find train schedules and real-time train times but also be able to book your ticket or rail pass straight away.

In addition to this post, we wrote more guides to travel by train in Europe and a list of all night trains in Europe on our website.

Best Train booking apps and Rail Planners for Europe
Best Train booking apps and Rail Planners for Europe
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