How to Play Ticket to Ride Europe Board Game: Rules & Review

Do you miss the time when you could travel to Europe freely? Now you may even experience travelling to Europe by playing Ticket to Ride Europe Board Game at home. This tabletop game is everything you will need to explore Europe in a fun way by reading the maps and moving between cities to cities with train, just like how you travel in real life! Read on to find out how you play this game.

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Category - Family

Difficulties - ★★☆☆☆

Players - 2-5 Players

Playing Time - 30-60 Minutes

Recommended Ages - 8+


  • 1 Board map of European train routes

  • Coloured Train Cars: 45 each in 5 different colours

  • 15 Coloured Train Stations: 3 each matching the trains' colours

  • 5 Scoring Markers

  • 110 Train Car Cards

  • 46 Destination Ticket Cards

  • 1 European Express Bonus Card

  • 1 Rules booklet

How to Win

A player who has earned the highest total number of points is the winner.


  • Spread out the board map in the centre of the table. Each player takes 45 coloured Train Cars, the matching coloured Train Stations and its Scoring Marker.

  • Place the Scoring Marker on zero (start) on the Scoring Track running along the map's border.

  • Shuffle all the Train Car cards; deal four to each player at the start.

  • The remaining Train Car cards will form a draw pile. Turn the top five cards face up from the deck. Make sure there are no more than three Locomotive cards or discard all these five cards then replace them with five new ones.

  • Place the European Express Bonus (the longest chain of train cars) card next to the board during the whole game.

  • Separate the 6 Long and 40 Regular Destination Tickets; Shuffle the Long Tickets and deal one to each player. Any remaining Long Tickets will not be used in the game.

  • Shuffle all the Regular Tickets and deal three to each player; place the remaining deck of cards facedown as a draw pile next to the board.

  • All players must decide which Destination Tickets they would love to keep for the entire game before taking their first turn. Each player must keep at least two Destination Tickets or more if they wish. Keep the tickets secret until the end of the game.