Rail Passes
InterRail Global Pass
Total

1 Youth 12 -25

2 Adult 26+

3 Child 4 -11

4 Senior 60+

 
 
1. Description

Please note if you purchase your ticket from 1st August - 30th September 2014 and are travelling between  15/09/2014 - 29/12/2014 * you qualify to purchase this promotional pass.

Thinking of travelling around Europe by train? Whenever and wherever you want to go, there's a range of InterRail passes to choose from that offer complete flexibility from the InterRail Global pass that covers rail travel over the whole Europe, to the Interrail One Country Pass that allows you to build your pass depending on wherever you want to go!

International Rail Ltd is the only UK based rail agent to offer such low prices and we can also book reservations for you too. So if you are finding it difficult to figure out which trains you need then give us a call and speak to one of our experienced agents who will be able to help you plan your journey. Got a question about any of the InterRail Passes, then check out our FAQs.

How to book an InterRail Pass:
To qualify for an InterRail Pass, you must be permanently resident in or have been temporarily resident for a period of at least 6 months immediately preceding the first day of validity of the pass in one of the countries listed below:

Albania

Lithuania

Andorra

Luxembourg

Austria

Malta

Belarus

Moldova

Belgium

Monaco

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Montenegro

Bulgaria

Netherlands

Croatia

Poland

Cyprus

Portugal

Czech Republic

Romania

Denmark (including Faroer Islands but excluding Greenland)

Russian Federation

Estonia

San Marino

Finland

Serbia

FYR Macedonia

Slovakia

France

Slovenia

Germany

Spain (including Melilla, Ceuta and Canary Islands)

Greece

Sweden

Hungary

Switzerland

Iceland

Turkey

Italy

Ukraine

Latvia

United Kingdom (including Gibraltar)

Liechtenstein

Vatican City


A qualifying resident of an eligible country, which is not one of the participating countries listed below ("participating countries"), (e.g. Albania) may purchase an InterRail Global pass in a participating country for use in all participating countries and may also purchase an InterRail One Country Pass for use in any participating country.

The InterRail Adult Pass is for those aged 26 years or over on the first day of validity.
The InterRail Youth Pass is for those who are under 26 but over 11 years on the first day of validity.
The InterRail Child Pass is for those aged 4 to 11 years inclusive on the first day of validity.
Children under the age of 4 usually travel free subject to the conditions imposed by participating railways.

In order to make a booking, decide on which pass you would like to book and navigate to that page using the menu on the left or specific country via the navigation map in the top left corner of each page.

Once on that page, decide which pass you want and click on the appropriate price in order to add that to the shopping basket.

Once in the shopping basket, you will need to follow a few simple steps, in our secure environment, in order to complete your booking.

Please note: To be eligible for an InterRail Global pass you MUST have been a resident within Europe for the last 6 consecutive months or more.:

The InterRail Global pass is valid for unlimited travel on all 30 participating European Railway networks subject to the terms and conditions of the pass. It provides incredible value for money and unrivalled level of flexibility and choice when exploring Europe.


Please note: To be eligible for an InterRail Global pass you MUST have been a resident within Europe for the last 6 consecutive months or more.


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2. Eligibility

To qualify for an InterRail Pass, you must be permanently resident in or have been temporarily resident for a period of at least 6 months immediately preceding the first day of validity of the pass in one of the countries listed below ("eligible countries"). A qualifying resident of an eligible country, in which there is no participating railway, (please see list below), (e.g. Albania) may still purchase an InterRail Global pass or an InterRail One Country Pass.



3. Eligibility for Saver

N/A

4. Discount

Benefits include discounts on certain ferries, entitlement to pass-holder fares on the Eurostar services, discounts in some European hotels and hostels, museums and other local transportation.



5. Validity

Please note that the InterRail Pass is not valid in the passholder's country of residence.

Adult aged 26+
Youth aged 12 - 25
Child aged 4 - 11
Senior aged 60+

There are two formats of InterRail Global pass to choose from, both offering 1st and 2nd class travel:
The InterRail Global pass (Flexi) which is valid for 5 or 10 days of your choice within 10 or 22 days respectively.
The InterRail Global pass (Consecutive) which is valid for either 15, 22 days or one month.

The countries participating in the InterRail Global pass scheme are:

Austria

Belgium

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Finland

France

Germany

Great Britain

Greece

Hungary

Italy

Luxembourg

Montenegro

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Republic of Ireland

FYR Macedonia

Romania

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Switzerland

Sweden

Turkey


It is also valid on the ferry between Italy and Greece operated by Attica Group.



6. Terms and Conditions

Eligibility

1. To qualify for an InterRail Pass, you must be permanently resident in or have been temporarily resident for a period of at least 6 months immediately preceding the first day of validity of the pass in one of the countries listed below ("eligible countries"). A qualifying resident of an eligible country, in which there is no participating railway, (please see list below), (e.g. Albania) may still purchase an InterRail Global pass or an InterRail One Country Pass.

2. The InterRail Adult Pass is for those aged 26 years or over on the first day of validity. The InterRail Youth Pass is for those who are under 26 but over 11 years on the first day of validity. The InterRail Child Pass is for those aged 4 to 11 years inclusive on the first day of validity. Children under the age of 4 usually travel free subject to the conditions imposed by participating railways.

Validity of Pass

3. The InterRail pass is valid on all participating railways except those in the passholder's country of residence but there may be purchased in the country of residence a return ticket for direct travel from the station nearest the place of residence to the station of departure from that country at a reduced price. Please see table below for the applicable reductions but please note that reductions may change from time to time and without notice.

4. The InterRail pass can only be issued up to three months in advance of the first intended date of travel. The InterRail Global pass is available for continuous use either for 22 days or for one month and as a flexible pass for 5 days within any period of 10 days or 10 days within any period of 22 days. The InterRail One Country Pass is available for use either on 3, 4, 6 or 8 days in any period of one month.

5. A valid passport and satisfactory proof of permanent residency or residency for 6 months or more in an eligible country must be held and shown upon purchase and whenever required.

6. The InterRail pass is personal and non-transferable and may be used only by the bearer.

7. During your trip, the InterRail pass is only valid if you can produce when asked, the same proof of identity/residence/age (identity card, passport or residence permit etc) that you nominated at the time of purchasing your InterRail pass. The information written on your pass (e.g your name, passport/identity card number, country of residence etc) may be checked to ensure that it matches those details given on your proof of identity. If it does not, your pass may be rendered void and taken from you. No responsibility is accepted in respect of the issue of any pass based on inaccurate information supplied.

8. The InterRail pass is not valid on all trains - e.g. Spanish high speed trains AVE and TALGO 200, and on the German 'Metropolitan' services between Hamburg and Essen, Dusseldorf and Cologne. The InterRail Pass may not be valid on other trains and services from time to time. We will try to advise of these.

9. The InterRail Adult Pass and the InterRail Child Pass are valid for travel in the class of accommodation to which they apply. Where a pass is not valid for first class accommodation, upgrades to first class may be purchased. However, first class accommodation is not available with the InterRail Youth Pass.

Use of Pass

10. Before each journey that you make, you will have to complete details of that journey (e.g date, time, departure and arrival stations, the train/ship number and what type of seat/sleeper accommodation you are using.) This must be written in black or blue before embarkation on a special form that will be provided at the time of purchase and which will need to be produced for validation on request. You should also include details of any journeys made, where it has been necessary to purchase an additional ticket. A day runs from 00.00 to 23.59. If a journey is taken on a direct overnight train, which departs on the day before the day of arrival, the date for entry on the pass is the day of arrival. With an overnight ferry, the date for entry on the pass is either the day of departure or the day of arrival. Travel may not be taken before the first day of validity of the pass or after the last day of validity.

11. Seat reservation fees, couchette & sleeper fees, cabin, berth and reclining seat fees and port taxes are not included in the price of the InterRail pass. Other supplementary charges (e.g. seasonal supplements) may be imposed from time to time and we will try to advise of these. Reservations and passholder fares for Inter Rail passholders are limited and are subject to availability at the time of booking. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

12. Supplements may be required on some rail journeys and are normally required on Alfa, Artesia, EC, ES, IC, ICE, InterCityLyn, S200 Pendolino, TALGO, X2000, EN, CIS, CityNightLine, Lusitania, Myrdal/Flam, Thalys and Trenhotel services. Supplements may be required on other services from time to time. We will try to advise of these. A special pass holder rate applies to Eurostar services.

13. It is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with all passport, visa and health requirements.

14. Please check the requirements of the participating railway as to the conditions applicable to the travel of children/young people. In some cases it is a requirement that a child is accompanied by an adult and it may be necessary to produce the consent of a parent or guardian to the making of the journey. The applicable child reduction is 50% off the price of the InterRail Adult Pass.

15. An InterRail pass gives no entitlement to a seat. Seat reservations are compulsory on some journeys.

16. Bonuses may be available to holders of InterRail passes from certain participating railways where the pass is valid in the country of that railway. Please refer to particular country pages for applicable conditions.

17. Ticket inspectors may confiscate the pass where data have not been completed or have been altered or where supporting evidence of identity/residence/age cannot be provided or is not satisfactory. In such cases payment for the full price of the ticket for the journey being undertaken will be required and a penalty will be imposed.

Cancellation Fees

18. No refund will be given on partially used, lost or stolen InterRail passes and no refund after the commencement date on any pass unless before the first day of validity the pass has been returned to Customer Services, International Rail Limited, Chase House, Gilbert Street, Ropley, Hampshire SO24 0BY and marked by official Railway Personnel with two diagonal crossing lines across the front of the ticket and the words "Not used", signed and stamped with an official ticket office date stamp.

The request for a refund must then be made within one month of the last day of validity of the pass to the company where the pass was purchased and the pass must be handed in, marked, signed and stamped as above. There is no entitlement to a refund or part refund where travel is taken in a class of accommodation lower than that permitted by the pass. Where a refund is permitted, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged in addition to an administrative charge, in all cases.

If a pass has to be exchanged (for example if the validity date needs changing), this will be classed as a cancellation and return postage will be charged in addition to cancellation and administrative fees.

Lost or Stolen Passes

19. If your InterRail pass is lost or stolen, it cannot be re-issued or refunded. A refund may only be obtained if the pass is returned to the original point of sale before the first date of validity. A cancellation fee will be charged. It is recommended that you take out insurance to cover loss and theft.

20. Should you lose or have your InterRail pass stolen while abroad this may be covered under your travel insurance policy, if you purchased one, subject to the terms of the policy.

Booking Conditions

21. Internet Bookings are subject to our Website Conditions of use and Booking Conditions

22. The conditions of the Common International Tariff for the Transport of Passengers Section 1 (Volume 1) and its Special Appendices relating to sleeping accommodation and seat reservations apply, except insofar as they conflict with the above.

Eligible Countries

The eligible countries are:

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (including Faroer Islands but excluding Greenland), Eire, Estonia, Finland, FYR Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including Melilla, Ceuta and Canary Islands), Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom (including Gibraltar), Vatican City.

Participating Railways

The railway undertakings participating in the InterRail pass are:

BritRail / Great Britain Passenger Railways

IE Irish Transport Company

NSB Norwegian State Railways

SJ Swedish State Railways

VR Finnish Railways

CFF/SBB Swiss Federal Railways

BLS Bern-Lotschberg-SA (Swiss)

FART Ferrovie Autolinee Regionall Ticinesi (Swiss)

MOB Montreux Oberland Bernois (Swiss)

RhB Rhatische Bahn (Swiss)

SOB Sudostbahn (Swiss)

SOB-bt Bodensee - Toggenburg - Bahn

SSIF Societa Subalpina di Imprese Ferroviarie (Swiss)

THURBO Mittlthrugau - Bahn

DB German Rail

DSB Danish State Railways

OeBB Austrian Federal Railways

CD Czech Railways

HZ Croatian Railways

MAV Hungarian State Railways

PKP Polish State Railways

ZSSK Slovak Republic Railways

ZFBH/ZRS: Railways of Bosnia-Herzegovina *

CFL Luxembourg National Railways

NS Netherlands Railways

SNCB Belgian National Railways

SNCF French National Railways

CP Portuguese Railways

RENFE Spanish National Railways

ATTICA Attica Group (Superfast Ferries - Blue Star Ferries) +

OSE Hellenic Railways Organisation

TRENITALIA Italian State Railways

SZ Slovenian Railways

TCDD Turkish Republic State Railways

BDZ Bulgarian State Railways

CFARYM Macedonian Railways

CFR Romanian Railways

ZS Serbian Railways

ZCG Railways of Montenegro*

+ Sea Operators from Ancona and Bari to Igoumenitsa and Patras (between Italy and Greece)

* Not participating in InterRail One Country Pass

An Inter-Rail Global Pass includes ALL the participating railways as listed above.

Reduction Percentages

The reductions that apply to travel in the passholder's country of residence (for which the InterRail pass is not valid) are:

Name of the Railway Undertaking

COUNTRY

Reduction percentage (%)

BDZ

Bulgaria

50

CD

Czech Republic

45

CFF/SBB

Switzerland

50

CFL

Luxembourg

50

CFR

Romania

National tariff

CFARYM

FYR Macedonia

50

CP

Portugal

50

DB

Germany

25

DSB

Denmark

50

HZ

Croatia

50

IE

Eire

25

MAV

Hungary

50

NS

Netherlands

50

NSB

Norway

50

ÖBB

Austria

50

OSE

Switzerland

50

PKP

Poland

National tariff

RENFE

Spain

35

SJ

Sweden

50

SNCB

Belgium

50

SNCF

France

50

RoSZ

Slovenia

50

TRENITALIA

Italy

50 (depending on train)

VR

Finland

50

ZCG

Montenegro

50

ZFBH

Bosnia-Herzegovina

30

ZRS

Srpska

30

ZS

Serbia

50

ZSSK

Slovakia

50

* Note the percentages set out in this table are subject to change at any time without notice.