The Interrail Pass allows you to travel in 30 different European countries with a single ticket during a chosen period of time. If you are an EU citizen or you can prove that you reside legally in a European country, you can purchase an Interrail ticket; if you do not reside in Europe, you will have to opt for a Eurail ticket.
What is an Interrail Pass?
Choosing the right combination
Choose your Interrail Pass...
The One Country Pass allows you to travel by train in just one country for one month, giving you the opportunity to experience it at its full: among the most popular One Country Passes, the Interrail France Pass will allow you to explore the county from its romantic capital city to the South, traveling from Paris to Nice by train.
There are also special passes including ferries from Italy to Greece, like the Greece Plus Pass.
Average price for a One Country Pass is €100.
With the Global Pass you won't need to choose your destination: take advantage of everything Europe can offer with this Pass, and travel in as many countries as you want from €250. The validity period of a Global Pass ranges from 15 days to 1 month.
A Global Pass is perfect if you want to include a trip from London to Paris with a Eurostar train in your itinerary; afterward, you could choose to reach Barcelona from Paris, or maybe head to Italy, traveling from Paris to Rome.
Finally, travel completely hassle-free with the Premium Pass: with this kind of Interrail Pass reserving your seat in advance will be completely free! The Premium Pass is available for traveling in Italy (from €120) and traveling in Spain (from €140).
All the passes are available for 1st class tickets and 2nd class tickets.
Discover European destinations with your pass
... and how often you want to travel!
A pass with continuous validity allows you to travel every day, whenever you like.
If you plan to spend some time in the same city choose a pass with flexible validity instead: it allows you to travel on a fixed number of days within the validity period of the pass.
Discounts and promotions
People aged 11-27 have a 20% discount on all kind of Interrail passes, both on first and second class tickets.
Children aged 0 to 11 travel for free, but remember that children aged 4 to 11 need a free Interrail Child Pass. A free Child Pass is also necessary if you want to reserve a seat for your child, even if aged under 4. It is possible to purchase up to two Child Passes with an Interrail Adult Ticket.
Curiosity has no age, this is why one of the most requested Passes is the Senior Pass: people over 60 get a 10% discount on all kind of passes.
Good to know before you go
Proofs of citizenship and residence
When traveling in Europe with an Interrail Pass it is absolutely necessary that you carry a proof of citizenship or a document that proves you are residing in a European country. Passports and ID cards valid for traveling outside your country are sufficient, whereas driving licenses are not a valid document to prove citizenship.
Also, mind that the residence on your Passport and lease documents are not valid to prove your residence.
Reserve a seat
Reservations have to be made if you are taking a night train, an international train and for the majority of high-speed trains. Reservations have a cost, depending on the company and the kind of train, but with a Premium Pass you can reserve a seat for free. Want to travel to more than one country without added costs? Search for trains with no reservations when creating your itinerary: it is possible to apply this filter both when reserving from Interrail.com and from the official Rail Planner App.
Luggage, bikes and pets
The size of the luggage you are allowed to carry and the possibility to travel with bikes and pets really depend on the railway company you will be travel with so make sure you check for particular policies.