Traveling through Europe – Interrail makes it possible

Leonie Metzger  -  2019-06-24

Have you ever considered spending your next vacation in Europe? If yes and you’re the adventurous type, we have just the thing for you.

Traveling in and around Europe can be so easy – you just have to know how! Have you ever heard of Interrail?

Who or What is Interrail? is the joint online shop of 32 European railway companies. From their headquarters in the Netherlands staff members try to find the perfect Interrail pass for you and your ultimate European adventure.

What is the Interrail Pass?

The Interrail pass allows you to travel by train in one or more European countries. With this travel document, you can explore up to 30 countries without constantly having to buy new tickets. Whether alone or with friends, with the right ticket you will experience an unforgettable journey.

Who can use the Interrail Pass?

The Interrail pass can only be used by European nationals and people with an official residence in Europe. Yet if you don’t meet either of these criteria, there is another way for you to travel through Europe by train. You can, for example, use the Eurail pass available on

How many Interrail Passes are there?

From a multitude of options, you can choose the ticket that best suits your needs.

There is for example the Global Pass. If you want to explore several European countries at your own pace, this ticket is perfect for you! You can travel by train from the largest European cities to the most idyllic villages. The Interrail Global Pass is the only train ticket with which you can discover 40,000 destinations in 31 countries by train.

In contrast to the Global Pass, the One Country Pass – as the name suggests – facilitates travel within one country only. If you concentrate solely on one country, you can better familiarize yourself with the people and culture. You can travel from tourist strongholds to unexplored areas and have the chance to view the land of your choice from multiple angles.

Why should I travel with Interrail?

The ultimate feeling of freedom

Interrail allows you to organize your trip according to your own individual ideas. This gives you an ultimate freedom of choice, spontaneity and flexibility.

The Interrail timetable and app will tell you the duration of each journey and with the Interrail reservation service you can even book seats in advance.

As you can see, it’s easy to throw your original plans overboard and spontaneously make new arrangements.

Travel insurance – convenient for your trip

You will of course need a suitable insurance to protect you and your things during your journey. In cooperation with WorldNomads, Interrail can offer you the perfect insurance. Maybe you are away for longer than originally planned? No problem – with WorldNomads, you can easily extend your insurance even when you’re already abroad.

Accommodations and Attractions – Interrail has something for you

Interrail knows that when it comes to traveling, accommodation plays a major role. In particular when traveling alone and wanting to meet new people, you should look for accommodation such as hostels to quickly make friends.

You can book suitable accommodation on Hostelworld, or AirBnB.

Just like accommodation, unforgettable experiences are an integral part of an adventurous journey. On their website, Interrail showcases many inspirations of sights to see in different countries. Once you have decided, you can easily book your tickets and look forward to great experiences.

Luggage storage with stasher

You do not feel like spending hours sightseeing with your backpack or suitcases on hand before getting on the next train? Again, Interrail has a solution. You can easily store your luggage with Stasher. Stasher is not only cheaper than many luggage storage facilities at train stations, with an Interrail pass you get an additional 20% discount.

EatWith – culinary experiences with the locals

Have you ever wanted to join a local family for dinner? EatWith makes it possible! EatWith is the worldwide largest community for culinary experience with locals. Enjoy a meal with local specialties and great hosts.

Here, too, with the Interrail Pass you get a discount of 10% off of your first meal with EatWith.

Polarsteps – your current location

With the Polarsteps app, your family and friends can follow your journey in real time. You can also share your experiences with them, as the app displays the entire route, places you visited and your best travel photos. The app is also very useful for you yourself. For instance, if you’re on a longer journey, you can retrace your steps and walk down memory lane.

Are there any discounts available on Interrail?

The Interrail Pass offers the following discounts:

Travelers between the ages of 12 and 27 can order a Youth Pass, which is 35% cheaper than the adult pass
The Family Ticket allows up to two children (aged 0-11 years) to travel for free with one adult
Travelers over the age of 60 can buy a Senior Pass, which is over 10% cheaper than a regular adult pass

Just as with normal tickets, you have a choice of whether you want to travel in 1st or 2nd class. The difference in class is the comfort and the amenities offered during the train journey, these include greater legroom, more comfortable seats or more luggage storage space. As a result, first class is of course a little more expensive than second class.

Now that you are well informed about Interrail, nothing stands in the way of you and your next journey. Book your personal ticket, explore Europe or your favorite country and enjoy an unforgettable journey!