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What I understood so far about the interrail pass
Hi community!We plan to go to Switzerland and Italy next week. We have a 2month pass. I’ve read a lot of the comments in the forum and I would like to ask someone to look over my shoulder to see if I making any thinking errors.I get on the train in Germany and leave Germany on the same day. When the conductor comes I show him the Interrail app with QR code. My wife shows her own app. Correct?On every day I travel I add a trip. If I hop off the train, I can continue the same day and just add a new trip. Correct?If I make a trip in Italy, I add a trip in the Rail planner and I make a seat reservation in the ÖBB app. I pay the reservation with paypall. If the conductor comes, I show the Interrail app and then I open the ÖBB app for the reservation. Correct?On our way back to Germany, I plan the night train from Innsbruck. It’s important to travel this last piece in Germany on one day. Correct?If I go to the Netherlands, I plan to go accross the border on my own costs ( I live only 10 mil
[Rail Planner App Feedback] Travel days and "outbound/inbound" travel days
Hi there, just a quick feedback for the great Rail Planner app since I found it confusing that travel days are shown next to outbound/inbound days used like this:This may lead to people (at least me ;)) thinking that they have 7 travel days and in addition to that also one outbound and one inbound travel day. Of course, this clears up once you’ve added your first ticket, however I was confused at first and thought: yeah, that’s great, I must have missed this on the website that outbound/inbound travel days are on top (which they are not). Possible solutionsMaybe an info button next to the text “outbound/inbound” would do. It could explain what these days mean and that there are a subset of the travel days. Maybe another representation would be better, e.g. some nested layout, but I don’t really have an idea for that and it shouldn’t overcomplicate the layout. Maybe add the text: “… therefore” (of the 7 travel days) All the best,Dominic
Train lines to say smaller towns
I am looking at the map of eurail routes and need to know if there is a short route from Faro, Portugal to Sevilla, Spain. I don't see one on the map but these cities are so close! We want to visit both and in order to get to faro to Sevilla it would be a very long journey back to Lisbon, Madrid, and then Sevilla.Or we have to rent a car which would be fine but to rent a car in one country and leave it in another is very expensive. Does anyone have experience with traveling between these smaller cities? And what might be the best practice?
eurail from Amsterdam
Hi! Ik heb een Interrail pas. 3 maanden lang Europa.Op 29 maart zal ik deze voor het eerst gebruiken voor een retour naar Basel (terug 2 april). Vanaf Amsterdam via de nachttrein. Nu wil ik ook naar London met Eurail. Ik wil vanaf Amsterdam of Rotterdam met deze internationale trein. In mei wss.Maar ik zie op de website dat je maar één keer het land uit en in mag rijden. Hoe werkt dat in de praktijk?
Creating Eurail journey
We are planning a two-month trip through Europe for this summer. We’ve activated our Global passes because we know our first date of train travel. However, we can’t add actual trips yet (for some mysterious reason), so we’re adding them manually. But how do those manually entered trips turn into trips that will be honored once we start using the passes?This system is extremely confusing, and we’re hoping for some really helpful guidance.Kate Sibley
Eurail or Interrail
Hi There,I am a Chinese and I work for a German company in China. However I have gotten the permenanent residence in Germany (Niederlassungerlaubnis). I will travel to Germany soon and am not sure which type of ticket should I choose? If I buy Eurail, do I need to show a visum as well? Thank you very much. Best RegardsGodfrey
Madrid to Cordoba seat reservation
we have purchased a 2 month global Eurail pass for Spain & Portugal, Our trip begins in Spain on June 1st 2023. All accommodation bookings have been made so we know exactly on what dates we’ll be traveling from city to city in Spain and Portugal .Our question is regarding seat reservations. We’re aware that seat reservations cannot be booked online for these countries & need to be made either at a ticket office or at the station.We arrive Madrid 1st June & wish to take train straight to Cordoba. Do we run any risk of not being able to make a seat reservation when we arrive in Spain? Because of time of year we’re concerned we won’t get on the train. Is there some way we can secure a booking before arriving in Madrid?We are currently in New Zealand and will be the UK from the 10th May.Any help much appreciated
Munich Airport to downtown with the Pass
My husband and I will be going to Munich arriving on March 7. This is the first time I have used the pass, and it is on my phone. If I had a paper ticket I think I could figure this out.My question is how do I get the QR code on my phone to show the conductor I have paid for the train from the airport to downtown Munich HBF? There are many to choose from, and I don’t know which train we will need. I put two of the schedules in the phone, but until we are there, I don’t know which one we will use. I can see there are next steps to do, IF you know which trip you will use, and then I assume the code will pop up. When do I show them the proof we have a Eurail pass? I have our passport numbers in the phone app, so I think I have it all in order. I have other reservations for this trip that I could print a ticket, and it had a QR code. That part I am not worried about, it is this very first trip from the Munich airport.
TER From Paris to Bayeux: Reservation Required, but can't reserve?
I’m trying to book a reservation which it says it’s needed, but it’s also saying that it can’t be booked on their website.How can I get a reservation for a TER train? All I see on the sncf site is a way to “Buy” tickets, but obviously I don’t want to do that.
Reservations for First Class Global for Countries: France, Spain, Portugal from Austria
Hello,i want to travel from austria to France, Spain and Portugal this year. I am thinking about to buy the first class ticket. Do I have to make a separate seat reservation for 1st class? When yes, is the price for seat reservations for 1st and 2nd class same?Kind Regards
Trains from Genoa to Interlaken on June 23rd
Hi,I am trying to book a train using Eurail app , from Levanto to Interlaken on 23 June. However, only one train appearing at 17.30. Which takes 24 hours to reach Interlaken ! The kids will be crazy by then .Will there be more trains times released soon as we are eager to reserve seats?The same journey on 9 June shows up many more trains only taking 5 hours??Thank youKim
Overview of Interrail sales
Hey,for planning reasons when usually sales appear, would be nice to make here a collection of Interrail sales in previous years.2022:Winter sale Discount: 10% Duration: 22.12.22-05.01.2023 Availability: All passes except some One Country Passes (e.g. Switzerland) Black Friday sale Discount: 20% Duration: 24.11.2022-29.11.2022 Availability: continuous passes - 15 days, 22 days, 1 month Restrictions: must start traveling by 1st May 2023 50 years sale Discount: 50% Duration: 6.05.2022-10.05.2022 Availability: continuous passes - 1, 2, 3 months 2021:Winter sale Discount: 10% Duration: mid December until 03.01.2022 Availability: All passes except some One Country Passes 2020:Winter sale Discount: 20% Duration: mid December till beginning of January (?) Availability: All passes except some One Country Passes Feel free to add and I will add them in the starting post. This list is not full and I just started to write down a few ones for the beginning and will try to add later s
First time user seeking a tutorial
I have chosen my pass for travel in Europe starting June 6 2023 ( 10 days in 2 months ). I’m coming from Australia . I am still hesitant to buy the pass because I find all the responses I’m reading contradictory. My first train journey would be Paris to Zürich on June 10. Could someone please walk me through the process including how and when to activists my pass. I would also like to book a seat. I understand I do that on the train companies website and that it differs for each one. Thank you.
Pass help please? Travelling in Norway
So myself and my teenage child are heading to Norway in July we fly in to Bodo and will be travelling via train over a 4 week period in to the middle of August. Norway has an 8 day within one month pass so do i need to count how many days travel for July then how many days travel for August and buy a different pass for both months or does the month just mean 30/31 days. I am so confused
Munich - Zagreb sleeper - OBB recommended inferior option - can I do anything
Hello all, I would appreciate hearing your thoughts on this. We have 2 first class interrail tickets. We want to get a sleeper from Munich to Zagreb on 16 March. I looked on OBB and it looks as though there is something happening and we can’t get on the sleeper from Munich. OBB’s system said to change at Salzburg very early in the morning. I therefore booked a sleeper from Salzburg to Zagreb. However, I recently checked on DB and it is coming up with a better option - to change at Augsburg at 11pm-ish. We would be able to get to bed at around 11pm rather than after 2am. See below: Can anyone shed any light on why this happened and offer any advice? Thank you!
Night train + last travel day
Hello, my last travel day is the 4.3. and I was planning on taking a night train because I read that it only counts as one day. I sadly can't activate it because it tells me that I need another travel day. I am not switching trains after midnight. I also already bought the Reservation.Do you know what I can do to make it work?
Travel as a group (18 adults) - Can one person plan the trip for everyone?
Hello! I'm representing a choir from Sweden who will travel to Switzerland and Germany for a tour, and if possible we will do this by train! But, as you probably know, there can be some concerns planning for a larger group. Regarding Interrail-passes and the app. What can I, (as self-appointed reiseleiter), do to make it easier and what do every individual have to do? Can I book all of my companions seat-reservations through my app/mobile? Can I add destinations/plan the trip in my app/mobile and share it with my companions?Basically, can I do everything in advanced, so my companions just have to bring their mobile pass and show it for the conductor? … also, we’re 18 adults. Is there a group-discount? regardsGabriel
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