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Hi, I have an Interrail mobile pass for 7 days within one month. The last activation date is 31 August 2022 but I am not able to start my first journey until 20 September 2022. I then plan to complete all 7 days of travel by 30 September 2022. Is this permitted? Or do I have to take my first journey on the date that I activate the pass (ie travel on 31 August 2022?).Any advice gratefully received.
I purchased a 2 month interrail pass on 11th May 2022 so I need to activate it no later than the 11th April 2023. My plan is to activate the pass on the 10th April 2023 and set a start date of 20th April 2023. My current understanding is that the 2 month duration will start on the 11th April (instead of the 20th April start date) and my last day of usage will be the 11th June 2023. Can someone confirm that my understanding is correct and it is possible to set a start date which occurs after the 11 months from purchase? Thanks.
Hello everyone,I’d like to travel from the UK to Germany on 21 December by Interrail. Since I’ve been quite late, I have only been able to get a seat reservation to Amsterdam, not to Brussels. (Strange booking system logics...)The reservation is for the train leaving London St Pancras at 8:16. Since I want to continue on to Germany, changing in Brussels would save me a lot of time. Just to be sure: It should be possible to get off the train in Brussels at 11:12, rather than Amsterdam at 13:14, right?Thank you all in advance!Best,amadeu
I am planning a Eurail trip and will be traveling on my South African passport as I currently reside there. I do however also have a Swiss passport and wondered if the regulations regarding one in-bound & one out-bound trip in Switzerland also apply to me, or whether I would be able to visit multiple destinations in Switzerland as well?
Hi, I want to inform all in this community, that on Monday 28/11/2022 there could be a strike day at the Austrian federal railways ÖBB. The strike has to be confirmed, this can happen Sunday evening.So keep in mind that you can get effect by the strike or, if you can, plan to avoid Austria.
Hello, I have a travel plan for February, I have an "unlimited pass" ticket, I want to start my journey from Greece and go from there to Venice, to visit Europe, but when I look at the train times and reservation, I could not see a train departing from or from Greece. . Have train services to Greece stopped? How can I get information about this, I will plan my trip accordingly. My itinerary was as followsAthens ---> Thessaloniki ---> Skopje ---> Belgrade ---> Zagreb ---> Ljubljana ---> VeniceIf there is an easier way to start from Greece and go to Italy or Venice, could you please share with me, this will be my first interrail trip, I don't know much about routes and travel and do I need to make a reservation for each trip in advance or can I get on directly from the station.Thank you so much everyone
Hey, so I am traveling from Sweden to Amsterdam 29th of november, and then coming back from Amsterdam to Sweden the 2nd of december. Trying to understand the different passes, but would a “5 days within 1 month” pass work for this trip? Also, if you have done this trip, is it worth to pay for first class?
Hi Everyone,I’m a student geography in my third bachelors from Belgium. In the month of may 2023 our university will go on a field trip to Almeria. We normally fly but my fellow-students and I would love to go by train because this is more climate-friendly. I was looking into using the global pass (4 days in a month) to go there but the extra seat-reservations in France make in very expensive (€185 + €80 go + €80 return = €335). Being a student doesn’t pay very well so we are looking for cheaper alternatives to go from Brussels to the south of Spain. Do you guys have any tips for alternative routes which avoid these seat-reservations? Or which are cheaper in general? Thanks in Advance!
Hi all,Planning a trip and getting ready to buy a pass, but stopped here and would like to check in with the community.Planning for 14 days with the following routes (hopefully) - depart city will be Amsterdam. On to Berlin. Then to Krakow. On to Prague and return to Amsterdam. Figure about 3 days in each city. Have looked on a few of the train websites (Bahn, PKP etc.) and just looking to see if others have used a Eurail pass for these routes.CheersJim
Hi, I purchased a eurail pass for my trip travelling throughout Europe for 4 weeks. I thought this would save stress and money however when I arrived for my first train to Paris I was unable to make it on any of the trains and had to purchase a ticket anyway. My question is how can I avoid this happening for other cities where I may possibly be stranded without accommodation. The train company were not affiliated and could not help. There is no personal customer service making me think this pass / company is a total rip off!!
I am female, and when I was trying to make a seat reservation, my information listed me as Mr. Instead of Miss. I don’t know why this happened. Would this title matter when I present my pass to the train staff? Would they not allow me to be on the train for not having the right title?I have been trying to change this for days but this stupid chatbot doesn’t let me! It just says done when it didn’t do anything. I wonder if this title error is gonna matter that much. Please please help me.
Hello everybody,I have booked my pass as a mobile ticket, only to then find out that my phone is too old for the Rail Planner-App. So now I need to cancel my ticket again to buy myself a paper pass instead. But I have already made a reservation for the Eurostar from London to Bruxelles and am anxious to lose that as there are only a limited number of seats available for people with interrail passes. Does anybody know if I will lose my reservation when I cancel my pass?Thank you so much for your help!
Hello,I made a trip and reservation after I had activated my pass, on the app Rail Planner.I change phone since and now I started my travel but I can't find again on the app all my trip and reservations. I'm really worried...If I try to put the pass again in the app, it tells me that the pass was already used. I can't find how to connect to my account and my first train trip is the 26/11, so very soon.Someone can help me please ?
Looking to travel from London to Paris on 17th Dec for 4 on 1st Class. Unable to make seat reservations. Understand it might be tight on the seats. But Eurostar websites seem to have seats. What can i do to make the seat reservations. I dont want to spend money on this leg from London to Paris on top of Eurail Global Pass. Does going to the train station in person work? But i will only be in London on 15th. By that time, the ticket might really be sold out. What is my options?
For journeys from 11 December, Dutch and Belgian railways can book the TGVs between Paris and Barcelona again. That includes Interrail/Eurail reservations, which can be booked by phone or at one of their international ticket offices.Deutsche Bahn can no longer book pass reservations for these trains for journeys from from 11 December.I have updated the post about booking these trains. Since last week, Belgian railways can also book reservations for French domestic night trains again. Again, pass reservations can be booked by phone or at one of their international ticket offices.All reservations booked via Dutch or Belgian railways can be sent via email.
I'm trying to claim my travel insurance for DB trains delay/cancellation. However the insurance company requested a certificate issued by the train company to prove that my train was literally cancelled/delayed. I didn’t ask them for the certificate when I was in the train station and am leaving Europe very soon. I only screen caped my Eurail pass itineraries and the mobile tickets (original itinerary and the new one due to original train cancellation/delay). How can I ask for the delay/cancellation certificate from DB? Or will Eurail issue me one since I booked my trains through their app.
Hello, My 4 friends and I are planning a trip in beginning in April and ending in May. We are visiting Spain, France, Italy and Greece. We have some flights so we are only accounting for 5-6 train days while in Spain, France and Italy. We were looking at the 2 months with 10 days of travel (the eurail global pass). But we are wondering how if these extra days will pay off while being in Greece. And how the ferries in Greece work woth the global pass? We would like the cheapest option and one that makes the most sense. Let us know what you would recommend. Thanks, Hilary
As someone who will be staying in France for the next four months, I was disappointed to see that the BF sale did not extend to the the 3 month pass. Does Eurail historically drop an end of year or Christmas sale that normally includes the longer period passes?
Hi all,As you may or may not know, I tried and succeeded the other month in booking a couple of seat reservations with Hellenic Train by lightly abusing their query form. I got a formal response confirming that my reservations had been made but that I would need to collect the tickets from the station. The method is displayed on the last page of this thread: Today was the moment of truth; I went down to Thessalonike’s railway station to collect my tickets, armed with a printout of my email reply from Hellenic Train. The cashier at the ticket desk did accept the validity of the correspondence once shown my pass, but he also said (unsurprisingly really) that he had never seen this kind of thing done before, and that he had no way of retrieving my tickets. He also was unable to select the seats detailed in the email (because of course, unless something had gone wrong somewhere along the line, they had been reserved for me!).I perhaps should have tried to ask if a different colleague could
Good MorningI will be travelling from New Zealand senior solo so please your advice would be greatly appreciated. I am looking at a 15 day global pass but have two long day trips VIenna-Venice and Cologne-Nice would you upgrade to 1st class for these two trips thank you?
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