Most European railway stations are centrally located and well served by public transportation, such as trams, subway lines or buses. A taxi rank is usually situated just outside the station. Tourist offices, bike rental and car rental companies are usually nearby.
Facilities at the station
Train stations in major cities are often like mini cities with a range of facilities. The facilities on offer vary per station but can include: restaurants, postal offices, phone booths, tourist information offices, currency exchange, ATMs, shops, luggage storage and so on.
Finding your train
At the station you'll find details of departure times and platform listings. At major stations large computerized boards offer up-to-the-minute schedule and platform information. Station information offices can also provide train schedules.
Going to the right station
Larger European cities have multiple train stations. Cities like Paris or Madrid have different train stations depending on your desired destination. Use the to double-check the station your train departs from before you head out to catch a train.
At some major stations you may find railway lounges reserved for select customers. In certain countries these lounges are sometimes available to 1st class Eurail pass holders. You can check at the station if your pass qualifies you for access to these lounges.