Why travel with an InterRail Pass ?
- see neighbouring countries and learn more about cultures
The InterRail pass is only valid for Europeans or non-Europeans who have lived in one of the following European countries (see list below) for at least the preceding six months. All others need to buy a EuRail pass.
First time InterRail
InterRail: Step by step guide for first-time InterRailers. Information about how InterRail works, the different kinds of Interrail tickets, how to plan your trip, how to calculate your travel budget, train reservations, night trains and ferries.
The Raildudes have done research about many European point-to-point train connections.
You can find all important information about train routes without reservation fees, scenic routes, extra fast connections and overnight trains.
Information about exact departure and arrival times, photos of trains and their compartments, information about possible extra costs and all the details on night trains.
InterRail is a rail pass that allows you to travel around Europe according to the folliwing principles:
One rail pass for using (almost) all trains in Europe.
The first step for planning an InterRail trip is to determine the regions and countries you want to visit. The next step is to select possible stops in a logical order. Railmap.org can be very helpful for your planning:
Have a look at the sample travel routes we have created for you. You don't have to stick to the exact route shown, but use them to get inspired.
Further details can be found in the country information:
Based on your travel itinerary you can choose the InterRail pass that meets exactly your needs. OR you first select the InterRail Pass according to your budget and then determine your travel route.
Flexi InterRail Global Pass:
Continuous InterRail Global Pass:
If you visit only one country, there is as a third option, the InterRail One Country pass. When traveling three or more countries, it is usually pays off to purchase an InterRail Global Pass (see above):
The disadvantage of the InterRail Pass is that it is not valid in your own country of residence, but you usually get discount on regular price tickets until the border. Here you can find more information:
Use the Raildude cost calculator for calculating the total costs of your InterRail trip :
Here you can find helpful information concerning accommodation and useful equipment (sleeping bag, backpack, ...) you need during your trip :
Please have a look at the FAQs and use our forum if you have any further questions.
Buy your official InterRail ticket easily, safely and comfortably in our Raildude online shop. By purchasing your ticket here you directly support our project. Standard shipping to almost all European countries is free. Thank you.