Irish citizen in US !

  • 24 August 2023
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Hi there !! planning my first Eurail/interrail journey and I'm unsure what pass to get -- I have an Irish passport, but I'm currently residing in the US and have no EU residency. I was planning on travelling on my Irish passport to avoid getting a visa but a lot of the FAQs say to purchase a pass accordance with your residency. please help! thanks!


Best answer by Al_G 24 August 2023, 07:09

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The ID you use for official/immigration purposes has nothing to do with the rail pass and vice versa.

Obviously using your Irish passport for all entry/exit uses is the most sensible for travelling around Europe.

In order to use a rail pass you must link it to an ID.

If you have a US ID (preferably photo) then you can use that with a Eurail pass.

To use your Irish Passport you would need to use an Interrrail pass.

The main difference between the two is that the Interrail is restricted to 2 days use in your home country (Ireland, ROI and North) if that is not an issue you may prefer to just go with Interrail.