Interrail France Germany Pass - Freundschaftspass

  • 22 September 2023
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I was able to win the Freundschaftspass and I'm a bit confused. The pass allows me to travel 7 days within a month and I'm planning to travel next month.

When do I activate the pass? on the day of travel?

How can I use the trains with the pass?

I need to take a TGV and made a seat reservation in advance but haven't activated the pass, is that correct?


Thank you!


Best answer by Camilo. 4 October 2023, 09:46

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Yes, don’t activate the pass until you’re sure you will travel, and don’t activate a travel day until you’re at the station, certain to depart. Otherwise you risk plans changing and using up a day unnecessarily.

I don’t know if there are any special conditions attached to the Freundschaftspass. I would guess not. 

You can make TGV reservations before activating the pass. There is a good summary of costs and how to to it on the Seat61 website. Expect to pay €10 or €20 within France, and €18 for cross-border TGV or ICE. You can’t use Thalys through BE, I guess.

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Hi @Sternchen 

I would recommend checking the dedicated website for this Pass. If you have any question, please contact us via X, Facebook, Instagram or with our contact form. 

Support : Le Passe France Allemagne

Have a nice day!