InterRail tickets and passes offer flexibility and great value for money, let you see some stunning scenery, travel in comfort and can be sociable, too. Of course you’ll also be arriving right in the centre of your destination, something you can’t say for air travel.
These days tickets are available for everyone regardless of age. Multi-country Global Passes can be used on any part of the European rail network.
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Types of InterRail tickets
You have two main InterRail ticket options:
- One-Country Pass – unlimited travel in one selected qualifying country
Global Passes give you train travel throughout all countries in the InterRail network (apart from your country of residence). There are two types, Flexi Passes and Continuous Passes.
Flexi Passes give you unlimited train travel on a fixed number of days during your trip. You can choose from either:
- 5 days within 10 days
- 10 days within 22 days
Continuous Passes give you unlimited travel on every day of your trip. They are available for:
- 15 days
- 22 days
- 1 month
One-country Passes give you unlimited travel within your chosen country for 3, 4, 6 or 8 days of your choice during 1 month.
How much do InterRail tickets cost?
Because there is so much flexibility, the costs of a pass are very variable.
Which countries does InterRail cover?
There are 30 participating countries:
Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom
Note that only European residents can use InterRail passes and they are not valid in your country of residence.
InterRail pass or single tickets?
Before buying an InterRail pass it’s worth doing a bit of research. If you’re just planning a couple of days’ travelling during your trip it might work out cheaper to buy individual tickets. But in most cases, when you’re planning a rail holiday round Europe, the InterRail Global Pass will come in cheaper and, crucially, be more flexible.
Eurail Passes (non-European residents)
If you’re planning to travel Europe by train and you are not a European resident, you will need a Eurail pass. There’s a whole load of different passes depending on where you’re travelling to.
For more freedom and to see everything that the continent has to offer you will need a Eurail Global Pass. The Eurrail Global Pass is valid in 22 countries, and if it’s your first time travelling Europe this is the best option.
Eurail also provide a whole range of other passes which will allow you to travel by train in Europe. If you are travelling to one or two adjacent countries, your best starting point is looking at the Eurail Country Passes.
In between these two types of Eurail passes is the Eurail Select Pass. These can be used for rail travel in 3, 4 or 5 bordering countries in Europe. These are ideal if you want to focus on one particular areas such as the Balkans, Central Europe, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe or the Iberian Peninsula.
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