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  • 17 March 2023
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Buenas tardes. Compré 5 pases Eurail Pass de 7 días cada uno para usarlos durante mayo. ¿Puedo activarlos todos de una vez para las 7 fechas? ¿Qué debo hacer para ello? Gracias.

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Best answer by AnnaB 17 March 2023, 13:00

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Here is some useful information from the experienced travellers in the Community regarding both planning, reservations and activation of pass and travel days. 

 Planning

The rail planner is normally not up to date, as it only is updated once a month, so to be sure of the time table you better check the timetable and availability on the websites of the national railways. The bigger national railways, like DB (Germany) SBB (Switzerland) and ÖBB (Austria) cover several countries. 

 Reservations 

The advice from the experienced travellers in the community is to use other ways to make reservations than the Interrail/Eurail website.  You can look at the guide in the link:

https://community.eurail.com/train-connections-reservations-47/how-to-get-reservations-105

If you, after having looked at the guide, have questions about how to make specific reservation, please give your travel details (departure date, time and route) preferably in a new topic, and you will get advice.

Please note that Interrail/Eurail charges an extra fee of 2 EUR per person and train in addition to the fee for the seat reservation.

 Activation of pass

During the activation process you choose the start day of the validity of the pass. Once the validity has started it can't be changed even if you haven't travelled. The advice is therefore to wait with activating the pass and starting the validity until the first day of your travel as you only can deactivate the pass no later than 23.59 CET on the day before the validity starts. If your travel plans change in the last moment you can't deactivate the pass and change the validity. 

It can be wise to make a test and activate the pass with a start date well in the future and then deactivate the pass immediately, just to see that everything works.

 Activation of travel day

The advice from the experienced travellers in the community is also never to activate a travel day, that is connect a journey to your pass and create the ticket (QR code), until just before boarding the train, otherwise you might loose a travel day if your travel plans change in a late stage  You can't delete a travel day in the past. A travel day can only be deleted until 23.59 CET the day before the travel day.

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Buenas tardes. Compré 5 pases Eurail Pass de 7 días cada uno para usarlos durante mayo. ¿Puedo activarlos todos de una vez para las 7 fechas? ¿Qué debo hacer para ello? Gracias.

English translation by Google - 

Good afternoon. I bought 5 Eurail Passes of 7 days each to use during May. Can I activate them all at once for the 7 dates? What should I do for it? Thank you.

HI Miguel, 

The EuRail Pass is linked to the RAIL PLANNER App. You will need to sign in and link the pass to the app. After that you can create a trip (itinerary of trains) per pass and activate the pass when you use it the first time. I only used one pass and that’s what I did. 

@Miguel Godoy Yañez You should not activate all travel days at the same time. Just activate before boarding the first train of the day. 

@Eyeshabee You can create the Trip where you add the trains you want to take (journeys) before you connect the pass to the app.

 

Buenas tardes. Compré 5 pases Eurail Pass de 7 días cada uno para usarlos durante mayo. ¿Puedo activarlos todos de una vez para las 7 fechas? ¿Qué debo hacer para ello? Gracias.

English translation by Google - 

Good afternoon. I bought 5 Eurail Passes of 7 days each to use during May. Can I activate them all at once for the 7 dates? What should I do for it? Thank you.

HI Miguel, 

The EuRail Pass is linked to the RAIL PLANNER App. You will need to sign in and link the pass to the app. After that you can create a trip (itinerary of trains) per pass and activate the pass when you use it the first time. I only used one pass and that’s what I did. 

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