create a new trip for each travel day?

  • 26 January 2023
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I do know how to create a trip, save journeys to it and add the journey to my pass. Bit I miss some other information on this item.

 I plan to buy a 6 travel day for Switzerland. Does  this mean that I make 6 trips in total, one for each day? Thus implicating that one trip corresponds to one travel date and I can add as many train journeys to that particular trip as I want to.


probably obvious but I want to make sure prior to buying the card.




Best answer by rvdborgt 26 January 2023, 18:56

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In the terminology of the rail planner app, there can only be 1 trip linked to your pass. In that trip, you add all journeys (which can consist of 1 or more trains) you are going to do during the validity of your pass.

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All Interrail passes (Global and single country) work on travel days, which are from 0000 to 2359 CET. During those hours you can board and travel on as many trains as you like, even if they finish after midnight (e.g. a sleeper train). Once you leave the last train after 2359 you need a new travel day if you wish to continue your journey.

Note each train has to be added to your pass to form a valid ticket. This will be displayed below the QR code for that day.

Edit: OOPS I misread your post - but this is still relevant to some first timers.

Thanks and Yes my question was different and probably even simpler to answer.


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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. 


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. 


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:

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.

Thanks and if I understand the reply from Rvdborgt correctly, for me there will be onlly one trip to be created for my one month  holiday in Switserland with 6 travel days! 

What confused me was the option add another trip…..


Cheers and Thanks