The Interrail Expert
Owns the first Interrail ticket sold.
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When planning your first Interrail trip, questions always come up. These are usually:
- which round trip is the best.
- Do I need to reserve any trains and if so, where do I buy these seat reservations.
- can I avoid reservations. how do I have to travel, which type of train to use.
- where is the best place to sleep: hotel, hostel, Airbnb or Couchsurfing.
There is never a general answer. Interrail is individual. And that’s what makes Interrail special!
However, there are many experienced Interrailers who are happy to help you. The community is friendly and invites you to exchange tips and tricks. The RailDude invites you to his forum, where everyone helps everyone.
He bought the very first Interrail ticket. He knows every train route in Europe. Every night train. The best pubs. You only meet him with a singed look. He is the all-knowing man on rails!
What is the Interrail Ticket ?
Interrail is a rail pass that allows you to travel in 33 European countries. One ticket for all countries. Simple and flexible.
Interrail is available in different versions: for a short trip through the capitals of Europe. Or for a month-long trip from north to south and east to west. You can find all ticket variants on this overview page.
- Some trains require an extra seat reservation. These are usually high-speed trains. However, this can often be avoided. Fred will explain how this works.
- On a night train, you have to reserve your sleeping place or seat, but in return you save the night in a hostel or hotel.
- Interrail is not valid in your country of residence. However, you have one free exit (outbound) and one free entry (inbound). For transit, you can use the savings fares of the railway companies, for example.
Where to buy Interrail ?
Buy your Interrail ticket directly on the official website. You can get your Interrail ticket as a mobile ticket in the Interrail app. Simple and secure.
In which countries is Interrail valid ?
Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.