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Hi, newbies! We are super excited to have you here with us! With many new members, with an interest for European train travel, joining the forum, we think it’s important to create a space for you to share a little more about yourself.Maybe you are new to the community or haven’t had a change to say hello! Either way, we can't wait to get to know you and your aspirations.So, let's all introduce ourselves What's your name? Where do you come from? What are you passionate about? What do you love about train travel and Europe? Of course feel free to add anything more. You can share your favorite vacation spot, favorite book, place on your bucket list, picture of your pet, etc. Anything you’d like to share!-- If you happen to see anyone who is new to the community feel free to share this thread with them!
Having some trouble setting up your mobile pass? Or just curious to learn how it works? Have a look at this tutorial 👉🏻 How to setup your mobile Pass | Eurail.com - YouTube It will show more information on how to:Adding a Pass Connecting a Trip Activating/deactivating your Pass Boarding the train Showing your ticket Our mobile Pass is a paperless ticket that can be added instantly to your phone. With everything on one app from planning your trip to boarding the train, you're free to explore 33 European countries with ease and enjoy more freedom than ever before.Everything on one app: plan your journey, keep track of your trips and show mobile tickets straight from your device with a mobile Pass on the Rail Planner app. No need to wait for delivery – you can load your mobile Pass into the app as soon as you get your order confirmation email.Your mobile Pass makes ticket inspection easier than ever. Instead of filling in your paper travel diary, simply add journeys from the app’s plan
Hi everyone!As the summer months are coming and as trains will be quite busy, we'd like to share with you some tips for reservations with Renfe, Renfe-SNCF en cooperación as well as Eurostar! Here is the link to the Eurail page and here to the Interrail page. As you may know, reservations are mandatory for Eurostar, Renfe-SNCF en cooperación and most Renfe trains.On these pages you will find some recommendations on how to book your reservations and some tips to avoid them (when possible) on these routes, particularly on the French-Spanish Mediterranean border, as well as in Spain, by taking alternative itineraries.Experienced Eurail and Interrail travelers, any tips for other travelers on these routes? Any other alternative itinerary suggestion or feedback is appreciated!
Dear community users, Each month we will give you the opportunity to participate in user tests and give feedback on all kinds of topics. By participating, you can even earn yourself some nice Eurail incentives 😊 We kicked of our first online test session mid-January and it has been a great success! Join the group and have a look what user tests are up next. If you want to stay tuned and join this or one of the upcoming sessions, please become a member (without any obligations) of the Innovation Train group in our Eurail Community. Just have a look and sign up here for all details! We are looking forward to starting this Innovation Train with you! Choochoo 🚂
I’m traveling Standard Premier London to Amsterdam in June and booked directly with Eurostar, so I can change the assigned seat. I have chosen a seat that says “window seat” but came to find out there is no window at all, it is simply not an aisle seat, but no window. I want to pick a forward facing seat with a window, preferably a single seat format. But it appears there are very few of those with a window in Coach 1. I was wondering if there is a website like seat guru for airplanes, that tells which are ok seats on Eurostar and which are really bad seats.
Interrail is turning 50!50th anniversary
2022 – Our anniversary yearSince 1972, an Interrail Pass has been the most flexible way for European travellers to connect with their friends, families and fellow travellers on multi-destination trips that leave a lasting impression. As we mark our 50th Anniversary, we welcome you to join us as we honour our past, thank our partners and look ahead to a bright future. Read more. Are you going on your own adventure with an Interrail Pass during our anniversary year? Let us know your plans in the comments . Throughout the year we will be running lots of fun activities and competitions so stay tuned for all the latest updates.
We are excited to announce that you can now book seat reservations for high-speed trains in Spain via our reservations service! After a lot of hard work, we are proud to bring you this big improvement. 👏🏻 You can now book AVE, Euromed, and Alvia trains through our reservations system and receive an e-ticket. We hope this makes travel planning easier and more convenient for you. Stay tuned because we will be continuing to add more trains to our reservations service soon. Happy travels!
⚠️ Several railway lines disrupted in the AlpsTrain Disruptions
The French national railways has announced that rail traffic between Modane and St-Michel-Valloire will be disrupted for the coming weeks due to a landslide that was reported in the French Alps on 27th August. This would impact train journeys on the route between Paris – Turin – Milan. Read more about it on the SNCF website. If you were planning to travel on the impacted route, we recommend using an alternative route via Zurich. Please note that the route from Paris – Zurich – Milan is currently facing a delay due to the closure of the Gotthard Tunnel in Switzerland (check post below for more information). Please make sure to check the SBB timetable shortly before departure of your planned journeys for up-to-date information. Additionally, due to weather conditions, multiple railway lines in the Alps are currently disrupted in Austria, Switzerland, and Italy. Please check the ÖBB website for updated information to see if your planned journey will be impacted for travel in Austria. Ther
⚠️ Train derailment in Swiss Gotthard tunnel on route Zurich – MilanTrain disruptions
The Swiss National Railways has announced that a freight train derailment on 10th August in the Gotthard Base Tunnel located on the route between Zurich to Milan has caused severe track damage. SBB expects that the tunnel will only be available for passenger train travel from the beginning of 2024. As a result, direct international trains will now take the scenic route across the mountains instead of the tunnel, resulting in 1 hour longer travel times. For this reason, SBB recommends catching a 1-hour earlier train from Zurich so as to not miss any further connecting trains. The following routes are the direct international Eurocity routes:Eurocity Zurich – Lugano – Milan/Verona/Venice/Genova Eurocity Basel – Luzern – Lugano – MilanFor all other international and domestic connections, there are hourly direct trains from Zurich to Chiasso taking the scenic route instead of the tunnel. In Chiasso, one can change trains for destinations such as Lugano, Como, Milan, and Bologna. In additi
Welcome to our brand new community, and thanks for joining us. We’re excited to have the whole Eurail and Interrail community in one place for the first time! We hope you enjoy this all-new space for online conversation, but we also want to take a moment to remember where this all started, and what the Eurail and Interrail online communities have become.When we first launched the Official Traveller Facebook groups for Eurail and Interrail back in 2018, we wanted a place for travellers to connect, share tips and help one another. With instant success from the start, we’ve seen this community grow and prosper over the years and we couldn’t be happier. But it’s time for a change so that you can connect with each other in better and exciting ways, as well as bringing together European and non-European travellers for the first time. This new community platform has many of the features we were looking for, along with an updated look and feel. Some of the new features include direct messages
I’m from Asia and I’m planning on visiting a few European countries for the first time in Feb 2024. I was thinking of using the Eurail pass for trains across countries but the schedules are not updated for early 2024 yet and due to this, I cant plan or purchase any of my accommodations, tours or flights unless I have these train schedules available and confirmed.Does anyone have any idea when the Feb 2024 schedules will be available for booking/reservation?
Hi 😀I have interrail global pass, and want to like to do a reservation for AVI 9742 from LYON PART DIEU (2:30pm) - Barcelona Sants (7:32pm). I get over the interrail seat reservation this error message: “It seems no price offer is available right now. It is possible that all pass holder seats are sold out. Please check 'More information' and try other ways to book this seat reservation, or buy a separate full fare ticket to board. You need to buy a seat reservation to board.”So i called SNCF and they said to me, this train doesn’t exist, so it’s an failure from interrail website. Could somebody confirm that to me? That i would look after a different connection. More background information why this train: So I will start the trip in Munich, and want to be before 9pm in Barcelona. so I found the connection (5am start in munich - 7:32pm arrival in barcelona) Thanks for you help! Patrick
Repost: Inviting all Interrailers to reminisce and share your Interrail memories with us!50th anniverary
The first Interrail Passes were sold in March 1972 and ever since ‘Interrailing’ quickly became a synonym for a unique travel experience. An emblem for European unity, the Interrail Pass continues to serve as a bridge for cultural exchange, enabling travellers to get out of their comfort zone and explore the unknown. For our 50th anniversary, we'd like to invite you to share your Interrail story with us. Submit your memory on this link.
Imagine boarding in Brussels and waking up in Berlin with a whole day of exploration in front of you. From July 1st as a Pass holder you can include the latest night train on your Eurail/Interrail rail adventure by booking a seat reservation directly via the European Sleeper website. The train runs between Brussels and Berlin with 8 stops along the way including Antwerp, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, and Deventer. By including a journey with the European Sleeper in your itinerary, you can cover large distances, like Edinburgh to Berlin for example, and only use one of the travel days included in your Pass. Who is this new train on the tracks? European Sleeper is a new Dutch-Belgian rail cooperative organisation focusing on sleeper trains. At the end of May 2021, European Sleeper raised €500,000 in starting capital within three months by selling shares to over 350 small investors from various countries in Europe and beyond. In 2022, an amazing €2,000,000 in shares were sold. This has creat
Using the interrail pass in Switzerland in January and now again in March I must experience that some SBB trains e.g. between Kreuzlingen and Weinfelden, or Weinfelden-Winterthur are not bookable anymore Lines which are marked as valid in the Swiss Interrail map Map of Switzerland_SBB.JPG (1124×795) (interrail.eu) can no longer be booked (and I booked them with my old pass in January): But it worked beforehand, e.g. example from January:and the exactly same train in March:How could this happen and why is there no information about on the page that not all SBB trains are supported anymore or at least a current map of supported trains?
I was just I formed by nightjet that Germany will be going on strike from 2000 GMT on Sunday (May 14) until at 2200 GMT on Tuesday (May 16). This is during the window in which we are traveling via train to Germany and then on to the Netherlands. They did not say that our tickets were cancelled, just that I should postpone my travel. Is that the same as canceling my ticket or will they still have limited service and I should continue as planned? As for postponing that is not possible, we are on holiday travel and will need to get back to the Netherlands to catch a flight. How should I proceed?
Hey Interrailers and Eurailers,We are aware of some issues with the Rail Planner app that have affected some of you in your travels. We are working hard to get to the bottom of them and we are sorry about any inconveniences they have caused. We have published important bug fixes in the latest version of the Rail Planner app, so please make sure you update to resolve these issues. You can follow the latest updates to the situation for Eurail here and for Interrail here.
We've got some great news for you: booking seat reservations in Norway just got a whole lot easier! Thanks to Entur's updated reservation system, Eurail/Interrail Pass holders can now book seat reservations online.🎉So if you're planning a trip to Norway and want to book your seat reservations, you're in luck! The process is now much simpler than before. Just follow the instructions provided here and you'll be good to go!
I have train travel booked in Italy on the 13/07 (Interlaken to Milan via Domodossola). However I’ve just discovered there are national rail strikes planned in Italy for that day. The Domodossola - Milan train is still bookable on the Trenitalia site - does this mean it will still run, or is it likely to be cancelled last minute? Alternatively I’m considering booking a train that goes direct from Switzerland to Milan - does anyone know if these sorts of strikes affect inbound international services? Thanks in advance!
Hi all, As some of you may have noticed, there is an issue to book reservations for Italian trains. This is due to an unstable connection with our partner's Trenitalia booking system.Our team is currently working on it in close cooperation with Trenitalia to fix this issue.If you see it is loading and not showing any trains, we kindly ask you not to continue trying but to come back another time. In the case where you urgently need a reservation because you are traveling in the next days in Italy, please reach out to our customer service, they will be pleased to help you.We're sorry for any inconvenience caused. We will keep you updated.
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⚠️ Athens-Thessaloniki rail services in Greece will be unavailable for the foreseeable futureTrain disruptions
Storm Daniel caused devastating floods in parts of Greece, especially in the Thessaly region. The railway line between Athens-Larissa-Thessaloniki is severely damaged, and it will take a long time before trains can operate again. Roads will be repaired faster; however, no replacement buses are possible for the Athens-Larissa-Thessaloniki rail service. Train service on the Larissa-Thessaloniki part of the line may resume before full service (Athens-Thessaloniki) is reinstated. For the most up-to-date information, please check https://www.hellenictrain.gr/en/announcements and HELLENIC TRAIN ticketing for more details about journeys in Greece.
The perfect music for your journey, adapting to your surroundings in real-timeTo celebrate 50 years of Interrail and the spirit of travel and exploration we created SoundTracks! The perfect music to accompany you on your train journey. Adapting in real-time to your location, scenery, time of day and weather conditions. Curious to hear what your Interrail adventure will sound like? Tap here 🎵
Hello Community!My sister and i are planning our first interrail trip for 4 weeks in may and June. Because it will be our first interrail tour, we hope to get some help from you. I informed myself a lot, but I'm very confused, because of so much informations. First I will show you the route we want to do:We will start at 25.05.2023 in Valencia?Then: Valencia to Alicante, Alicante to Granada, Granada to Cordoba, Cordoba to Sevilla, Sevilla to Faro, Faro to Lagos, Lagos to Lisbon, Lisbon to Madrid, Madrid to Barcelona, Barcelona to Marseille, Marseille to Nice, Nice to Venedig or Nice to Milan, at the end back to Germany.My questions:I noticed that there are seat reservations required in Spain. Can I book them in advance from Germany at a DB shelter? Or do I have them to book on a RENFE site? First, we thought about buying a global pass, 15 days in two months. Do you think it's better to take less days and use buses instead of trains? Are buses like ALSA a good opportunity to travel chea
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