How does Interrail work?

Escape the daily grind and travel to new European destinations with Interrail. After purchasing your pass you can pick your own destinations and travel dates. Slow travel, that's great relaxation! Admire the vast mountain and coastal landscapes of our beautiful continent

Would you like to cross Europe by train? That's easy thanks to Interrail, a unique system to plan your trip according to your wishes. Discover how it works here!

1. 33 countries, 1001 possibilities

Discover Europe your way with Interrail. Explore Europe and discover more than 40 000 destinations in 33 countries. Look through the window as you travel. Admire the white snow in Switzerland, the green landscape of the Highlands or the bright blue Mediterranean Sea.
View a map of all destinations here

2. Enjoy Europe your way thanks to two types of passes


Ideal for exploring one European country. Are you attracted by one of the 33 countries and want to visit it? Purchase a One Country Pass!

  • Choose up to 8 travel days* which you can spread over 1 month to discover the country
  • This is the most advantageous pass
  • From € 105 for a One Country Pass Italy or Benelux, for 3 travel days within a month

* A travel day is a day on which you take the train. A travel day starts at 00h and ends at 23h59. You can take several trains in one day.


Ideal for your trip all over Europe. With a Global Pass, you can easily travel within Europe.

  • Decide how many travel days you want to plan over a maximum period of 3 months.
  • The return journey to the country of departure is included
  • From € 185* for a Global Pass with 4 travel days within one month 

3. Up to 25% discount based on your age

Are you travelling with family, friends or grandchildren? Enjoy discounted fares depending on your age. For children up to 11 years of age, the passes are free. Young people between 12 and 27 years of age enjoy a 25% discount. Adults over 65 enjoy a 10% discount..

You do not belong to one of these categories? Keep an eye on our Interrail page and stay informed about our promotions.

4. Buy your Mobile Pass now and travel within 11 months of purchasing it

Buy your mobile Pass now and travel later. You will receive your e-ticket directly on your phone. No idea yet when you want to travel? Choose your travel dates later! Travel up to 11 months after purchasing your pass.

Trains like Eurostar have reserved seats. As such, don't forget to book them in advance (with a supplement on some trains). You can book these trains up to 3 months in advance.

5. Easily modify your route

Feel like exploring other places? Change your plans up until the evening before your journey at no extra cost. With the handy Interrail Rail Planner App you can change your journey with a few clicks, allowing you to travel at your own pace.
By choosing Interrail you travel in an ecological and sustainable way, you meet the local population and you travel to the heart of the cities, the villages and the countryside.