How does the card work and why to get it?
The European Youth Card is a card for young people offering a large number of discounts on culture, travel, accommodation, shopping and services in most European countries. See our promotional video or check out discounts, use our online database, which you can search by category, city or country.
Everyone under the age of 30 (or 26, depending on the country or region) can become a cardholder – you don’t have to be a student or a resident of a European country. You can find a quick overview of countries and their age limits here.
The card costs between EUR 5 and EUR 19, depending on where you purchase it, but you will always be able to use it wherever you see the European Youth Card logo. The card is usually issued for one year.
In many European countries, the card is still known as EURO<26 but with the change of the age limit (from 26 to 30), more and more it is called the European Youth Card (in English or the local language – Jugendkarte, Carta Giovani, Carnet Joven).
The European Youth Card is issued in three versions: a classic card (as pictured above), a student card or a so called co-brand card.
A co-branded card can be issued with various partners - a bank, a railway company, a municipality or local government, a cultural institution or other. The design of a co-branded card can be very different from a classic card, however, it always carries the EYCA logo.