Time limits on 50% flash sale tickets

  • 30 November 2022
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I bought a 3 month pass in the 50% sale 10/05/2022 and am just beginning to plan my amazing trip.

What is the latest date to activate the pass?

And what is the last date of travel after activation?

Specifically, is it 3 months after the last date of activation?

I just need to be clear so I don’t miss out.





Best answer by AnnaB 30 November 2022, 15:39

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The last activation date and the last start date of the validity is 11 months after purchase, which would be the 10 th of April 2023. The last travel day will be the 9th of July.


Thanks for the clarification and I shall get on planning!


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Good luck with the planning. Just ask in the Community if you need any help.


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, when you choose the start day of the validity of the pass, the first day of the validity period is automatically made a travel day, even if you don't enter a journey, the advice is therefore not to activate the pass before the first travel day as you only can deactivate the pass before 00.00 on the day the validity starts. If your travel plans change in the last moment you will loose travel days if you have activated the pass in advance.

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. 

Wow, thanks!

Looks like I have a little “learning to do ;-)

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Wow, thanks!

Looks like I have a little “learning to do ;-)

As you have a continuous pass you don't need to bother about the activation of travel days apart from the outbound/inbound travel days in your country of residence.