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I’ve read in multiple places that Global pass holders can travel between Italy and Greece for free on Superfast ferries (plus the fuel charge). However, whenever I’ve tried to book a ticket, I’m only able to get the 30% discount when I click on the Eurail discount. Is there any way to purchase a ticket where I get the full discount/I’m only paying for the fuel charge?
I last used an Interrail 30 years ago as a young man, I’d love to go again with my son, but the awful ‘reservations’ problems that I’ve been learning about on almost all trains in France and Spain (also elsewhere) is making me think twice!!I really don’t mind paying E10 for a reservation on a high speed French train or E8 for a Spanish train, but the huge bureaucracy involved just to make a reservation seems ridiculous, in 2022! Phone calls, ticket offices, calling German railways, Belgian railway website, cover numbers, what the hell is going on! Without reservations you can’t easily plan - OK if you’re a student with 3 months to spare, not so good if you’ve only got 7-10 days.However, I do understand that Interrail Management can’t control the policies of national railways. So the main subject of this post is: are the Interrail Management aware that there are 2 simple things they could do to make their customers’ lives much, much easier? Yes - their customers!Update the app to allow
Hi! I bought a second class pass for 4 days. Travelling from Copenhagen to Stockholm is one of my journeys. This journey, however, requires a reservation. I tried doing this via SJ‘s website and it actually works. The thing is that the 2nd class reservation costs 69kr but right next to it there’s the option to choose first class for 140kr which sounds really tempting. Since I had to provide my Interrail pass number in the process I’m wondering if I can make the 1st class reservation and take that train (with my 2nd class pass)? Do you think that’s possible or shouldn’t I even had the option to choose a first class reservation?Thanks!Cheers,Andrej
I live in Germany, not so far from the Dutch border. I want to travel to Italy and France this summer, but start from Amsterdam as the nightjet starts from there. I rashly booked an expensive holiday house last night, after working out that me and the family could have some fun with an Interrail ticket and visit a few places on the way. I went to book the Interrail ticket and saw the home country travel rule. Oh! Now I think it might not be possible to holiday as i’d planned so I really need your help. The plan is to leave on a Wednesday, from where I live in Germany (near the Dutch border) to Amsterdam to catch the nightjet NJ40295 that evening. This goes direct to Munich overnight, arrives Thursday morning. I need to be in Munich for the connection to Milan on Thursday evening, also a nightjet, so arriving on Friday morning. Have I already reached my home country travel limit? I mean, i’m just leaving the country, but it takes a long long time in that direction!And I still need to g
I’m planning to go to France this summer with the One Country Pass and I’ve some question related to it. Is it possible to change the travel date/time after I’ve booked my seat via Interrail (before the travel date/time of course) ? If the answer is “Yes” to the previous question: Do I have to pay anything extra?
Confused about the difference between ''adding a journey'' to the My Trip and ''having a ticket'' for the actual train trip
I am brand new to Eurail and I am trying to plan for our vacation in Europe this summer.I have purchased mobile Global Flexi Eurail passes for both myself and my husband from the Eurail.com site. The passes are the 15 travel days in two month passes and we opted to buy 1st class passes. I then downloaded the Rail Planner app to my iPhone, which is running iOS 15. I have loaded both Global passes onto my phone and connected both of them to a trip. I have not activated the passes yet because the first day of our train travel is still to be determined.In each trip I have created several journeys and saved them to the trips associated with each of the Global passes. When I tap on the My Trip icon for a pass, the journeys all show up. But when I tap on a particular journey in the trip, I don’t get an option to “add the trip” to the pass. What I do get is a detail of the description of the train trip for the journey and and button that says “Search again”.In the list of journeys, none
I’d like to book a reservation from Brussels to Amsterdam but I can’t get an option to buy a ticket for the time I’d like to go. I’d like to take the 9:52 from Brussels MIDI to Amsterdam centraal At 11:44 but as you can see I can’t buy a ticket I will attach photos to explain further. For the options I can buy reservations for; I can’t find those times on the Interrail app to add them to it anyone know something that could help?
Hi guys,I’ve noticed on the TrainOSE website, that they do online booking:However in the ticket price there is no interrail option. On the rail planner app and interrail site it says in person bookings/reservations only, does that just mean the day of and would we be at risk of not getting seats if others can book online? Thank you all,Alexia
Good morning all, I am planning a trip through Romania this summer and I wanted to book seat reservations via the official website https://www.cfrcalatori.ro/en/. Do you know if that is possible to book both domestic and international trains with Interrail pass via Romanian railways official website? It does not seem possible to do so via Interrail website, and I can't find how to mention I possess an Interrail pass when trying to book on Romanian railways official website. Many thanks to all for the answers you could provide!Have a good day. Marie
Hey guysI have some problems booking a seat reservation on the TGV:From Nice to St Raphael (April/19th) From Nimes to Barcelona (April/22nd)I do have an Interrail Online Pass (5 days per month). The Interrail app says “book at major train stations”. Is there no opportunity to book a TGV seat reservation in advance?Thank you so much!
Hello, so I am trying to book a reservation from Nice to Paris on November 6. The eurail booking website doesn’t have any and when I go to the station, they said that they only have 1st class available for reservations, no second class. But when i check the SNCF booking website, the train is not sold out, there are still tickets there for sale. Does this just mean that the Eurail seats are sold out, like is there a maximum number of seats Eurail can reserve?
Hi there, Currently there is no route listed between Sofia and Belgrade. I saw someone mentioned the route was closed 8 months ago due to covid but can't find any information since. Is this still the case? If so would someone be able to direct me towards a way to get from Sofia to Belgrade. All the best :)
Hi Everyone!I was planning to travel to europe later this year. I am just confuse on how well I can use the pass. I wanted to know if we can use the pass within the country? For example I went to Switzerland and I want to travel all around Switzerland. Can I use the Eurail pass on the local trains within Switzerland and that includes any other country? Or does Eurail pass only works if you travel from one country to another? Thank You in advance
Dear Interrail community,I need to make seat reservations from Milan to Bern for the EC leaving at the 7th of March at 11am. Unfortunately, I can't make the reservations here in Parma as the train station isn't large enough to do this. Now I wanted to book the seats via your website, but it's since a couple of days the reservation page is so slow, it takes me half an hour just to type in the "Milan" as a starting point (30min is not over exaggerated; I've tried this multiple times over the last couple of days). Therefore, I haven't been able to complete a booking, but I need a reservation on the train. Can you please help me? It's quite urgent. (Also, if you could fix that bug on your website, that would also do the trick.) Hope you can help me,Maxi
i am very confused while trying to plan a trip to Europe beginning in Paris. Here is our itinerary:9/11/22 Fly to Paris9/15/22 take train to Venice9/18/22 take train to Rome10/5/22 take train to Florence10/8/22 take train to ParisFly home from ParisI’ve tried the planner but still not sure which international pass to get or if these cities are on the pass. Not sure where I would need reservations, confused about which train line to take.This is our first visit to France and Italy. We have no idea what to plan. If anyone has any suggestions, I would be very grateful. Thank you and Blessings,Cyndy
Hello,I’m going to taking 3 rail trips in Italy (Fiumicino-Naples, Naples-Florence, Florence-Fiumicino) between Dec. 9th and 19th and am trying to figure out if the rail pass makes sense. Since it’s already just a few days in advance the individual tickets are getting expensive (I need some flexibility for two of them) and I’m tempted to get the pass, but I don’t understand how the timing on reservations works. I read in one place that you’re required to reserve at least 3 hours in advance, another place 24h in advance, and another that you can just reserve right before you board. The timing of one of the trips I won’t be sure of till the last minute (arriving flight) so it would need to be right before boarding. (Seems like advance reservations start to defeat the purpose of having the pass, in terms of flexibility.) Can anyone please help to clear this up? I’m probably missing something obvious….Thanks!Darren
We bought First Class flexible mobile pass with 7 days of travel within a month. Many things are going wrong with trying to use the Rail Planner app. I can seek out a route, add it to trips as a journey, but when I try to connect it to a travel day in my Pass, iI can’t connect the trips to the mobile pass. And when I try to connect a journey, it only gives me the option of a paper pass. Other weird things are going wrong, too. I activated the pass on the first day of desired travel, but it won’t let me add the journey to the first day, and counts that first trip as using two travel days, even though I have repeatedly erased the trip and started from scatch again! I have wasted hours already trying to get the app to work. We were able to make a reservation for a high speed train (paying extra), and did it through Eurail, but it isn’t added to our passes as a travel day and I can’t figure out how to do it. We travel soon, and I really wish I had a paper Eurail pass instead of this
Is it still to early? (Going 30th May...)I have planned all the trips, paid for the interrail pass and used the my rail planner to plan which trains to book. It passed me onto a different website to book and says for any and all trains for where we are going, no matter the time or day cant be booked. I am getting worried as its getting closer and has been saying this for a while now. This is the message for every single train and there are no trains when I have searched no reservations needed.‘Prices unavailableNo price results were found for this connection. It is possible that all pass holder seats are sold out. Please try searching for another connection or check 'More information' and try other ways to book this seat reservation. If no pass holder seats are available anymore you need to buy a separate full fare ticket to board.’
HiI bought my passes (15 in 2 months)in March with the 10% promo but would like to exchange them for the continuous pass that is on offer now. Im having no joy getting a reply with customer services and the offer ends soon.My question is, because I bought my passes with a 10% promo can I exchange these tickets for the 15€ pervticket fee or not?My confirmation says it can be exchanged or refunded with a link to the refund/exchange policy which then says some promos cannot be refunded/ exchanged.Could someone please help? TIA Martin
I want to pay in CAD or EUR but the website is only in USD when I go to make a reservation on my phone. Can anyone help me with changing the currency from USD? There is the option on desktop version but I do not have a computer accessible as I am travelling, and the desktop view does not display on my phone.
Hello!I am trying to book seat reservations on the Interrail website. The train I would like to book (a TGV Paris-Karlsruhe) is shown as “Not available”. At first I thought the train might be full, but then I also checked other dates (every day of the week) and other cities (Stockholm to Malmö, Hamburg to Karlsruhe or to Amsterdam, etc...)Every single train I checked, regardless of time of day, date or city, is shown as “Not available”.Is there anything wrong with the website or the interface, or am I missing something?For information; I tried on both Chrome and Firefox, as well as the app. I have a valid mobile pass, bought at the end of June, which I will start using next week. I am booking only for myself.Or perhaps I need to add the travel days to the mobile pass first?I’m thankful for any help or tips!Cheers,
I am unable to make a reservation using the reservation features on Eurail. All trains are booked. However, when I go to the SNCF site, there are available trains. Can I book directly with SNCF using my Eurail pass? If so, how? Customer service is all in French and was not helpful.
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