At the foot of the European identity lies the common history as well as culture of Nations that living next to each other throughout the ages created the basics for contemporary Europe culture. That common heritage brought to create United Europe in 1993. The borders opened, Erasmus program, tightening economic cooperation make us feel the citizen of the entire continent and to travel willingly.
Constantly growing railway carriers offers as well as shipping services is the result of that tendency. Contemporary Europe is entwined with a network of modern railway connections that reach over 20,000 cities. No surprise that the Interrail ticket has been introduced for the European Union citizens as well as the partner countries.
What is Interrail?
It is a ticket allowing to travel limitlessly throughout 30 European centuries like:
Austria, BelgiumBosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Spain, Holland, Germany, Norway, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Monako, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Hungary, Italy, United Kingdom
Interrail Railway Connections
Individuals holding the Interrail ticket may travel by train throughout 30 countries as well as by Attica Group ferries running between Italy and Greece! Moreover, they may benefit from carriers within German IC BUS free of charge and bonuses at shops, hostels, restaurant discounts, museums and theatres as well as special guide prices (up to 25%). Any additional discount information is printed on the ticket folder as well as in the Interrail Planner App (for Android and iOS).
What’s more, according to the principle of “youth is a state of mind”, the age for people who can use Interrail tickets for youth “Youth Pass” has been set for under 28 years! The offer also includes discounts for “Senior Pass” seniors and families with children “Child Pass”. Children up to 11 years old travel free of charge providing that they travel with an adult having a pass.
Train travel planning
Create your own history
Interrail motto is „Create your own story” and so the offer has been composed in such a way that everybody could tailor it to their needs indeed:
Interrail Global Pass (30 countries)
The Interrail Global Pass ticket is valid in 30 countries, including: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, Luxembourg, Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Germany , Norway, Portugal, the Republic of Montenegro, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Ireland (and Northern Ireland), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Sweden, Serbia, Turkey, Hungary, the United Kingdom and Italy.
A traveller may choose flexi type ticket allowing to pick desired traveller days within validity period:
- 5 days for journeys to be used within 15 days
- 7 days for journeys to be used within a month
- 10 days for journeys to be used within a month
- 15 days for journeys to be used within a month
The journey days (day and month) are to be indicated on the ticket with a pen..
The other option is the continuous type ticket – allowing to travel limitlessly within:
- 15 days
- 22 days
- 1 month
You do not need indicate days as you may use it within the whole period that it has been issued on.
You may use the Interrail Global Pass within the area of the country you are resident of. In Poland you may use the Interrail ticket to reach an airport, port or border and back that is two passes. You get the Europe connections map with the Interrail ticket and a guide – nothing stops you from that point on!
Interrail One Country Pass
The One Country Pass ticket allows you to travel within a single chosen country. A traveller may buy the flexi type ticket for 3, 4, 6 or 8 days to use within a month. Unlike the continuous type ticket it does not allow you travel free of charge to the journey start point within the resident country. The ticket price depends on the country and number of passes.
The expiry date of the Interrail Pass ticket
The Interrail Pass is valid throughout the whole period of expiry date indicated on the ticket. The first pass may occur at midnight of the day indicated as the first pass day on the ticket, and the last pass should finish at midnight of the last day of the expiry date indicated on the ticket.
How to use the Interrail Pass
The Interrail Pass consists of two parts – a tickets and special, obligatory folder. Both parts are essential at the ticket inspection. The Interrail is issued on the name. The front part of the folder should be completed with the passenger’s personal details, such as: name, age range, address and email. Each time during the inspection, the ticket should be presented with a document confirming the identity of the traveler, such as a personal ID or passport. The back part of the folder is so called Travel Diary. Before you start traveling by train, bus or ferry, you should add details about this journey in the Travel Diary. The ticket will not be valid without that data. It is worth remembering, because the penalties for improper filling or not completing the ticket can reach up to 200 euros. Luckly, each ticket comes with the instruction, which describes how to use the ticket.
Interrail pass – Europe travels
The Interrail Pass ticket is available for citizens of European Union member states and citizens of countries such as: Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Macedonia), Montenegro, Gibraltar, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Norway , Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the Vatican.
Non-EU citizens or the above-mentioned countries may travel on the presentation of an Eurail Pass ticket to 28 European countries, including Turkey. They may choose from a range of tickets like Eurail Global Pass, Eurail Select Pass within the area of 2 to 4 countries as well as One Country Pass.
Booking and purchase of the Interrail Pass ticket
In Poland, the purchase of an Interrail ticket is possible for a maximum of 60 days before the first day on which the ticket is valid. When planning a trip, remember that pre-sales dates can be shortened in special cases. Those information may easily be accessed through www.europodroze.pl, where you could also purchase a ticket or through the customer service number 12 352 36 58 accessible from Monday to Friday between 9 and 17.
The other important matter is the reservation. It is required by the majority of the international carriers while travelling by night trains as well as by the fast trains. The booking obligation allows the carriers to provide the higher conveniences like extra leg space or free WiFi. In some cases the travelers may have a free meals, drinks or papers. The booking obligation may be checked by calling the customer service information. When planning a trip, it is worth remembering that the price of the reservation is variable and the earlier you make the booking, the lower the price will be.
Therefore do not hesitate and do not waste your time –
Buy a Interrail ticket now! Feel free to contact the customer service at 12 352 36 58 (Mon-Fri 9: 00-17: 00). Travel with service – PolishTrains
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