InterRail is a train pass that allows unlimited second-class travel for residents of 30 European countries during a specific period (16 days, 22 days, or one month). The passes are also available to residents of some neighboring countries.
Things You'll Need
- Computer with Internet access
- Valid passport
Know the InterRail Zones
Use the InterRail for travel in 8 zones throughout Europe.
Recognize the different zones covered by the InterRail. Zone A: Great Britain, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Zone B: Norway, Sweden and Finland. Zone C: Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Denmark. Zone D: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland. Zone E: France, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Zone F: Spain, Morocco and Portugal. Zone G: Italy, Turkey, Greece and Slovenia. Zone H: Bulgaria, Romania, Montenegro, Serbia and Macedonia.
Find Train Times by Phone or Online
Find train times for InterRail by calling (011) +49 63 40 50 80 39 7.
Or, go to their Web site (see Resources below) and click on the "Online Ticket Shop" link. Then use the interactive calendar to select the date you want to depart.
Type the departure city in the "From" box and the destination city in the "To" box.
Press the "Search Fares" button. You'll get information on fares, connections and arrival and departure times.
Print out a hard copy of the train schedules for each of your trips and connections to carry with you.
Try SNBS's online route planner (see Resources below).
Tips & Warnings
- InterRail grants the pass holder access to any train in the network; schedules will vary based on the country and the trains.
- All phone numbers include the U.S. international prefix "011." When calling internationally outside the United States, substitute that "011" with "00."
- All country codes in phone numbers given here are within parentheses and begin with a "+" sign.
- Most items or services that require a reservation will also require an additional fee.
- Your InterRail ticket must be presented with an ID.
- You must give your passport number when you purchase or book InterRail passes.
- InterRail passes grant discounts and free admission to many European museums.
- Some private rail systems, bus, ferry or other transportation systems offer discounts for pass holders.
- Ask for discounts before buying tickets.
- Check reservation requirements. Some trains may require a reservation even with an InterRail pass.
- Travel within your home country is not covered by an InterRail pass, but you will receive a 50 percent discount on a trip to the nearest border to begin your travels.
- InterRail will not replace or refund stolen or lost passes.
- Albania and Moldova are the two mainland countries with rail service that are not part of the InterRail network.
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