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Hi all, You might have noticed but there is an issue with the Reservation Timetable due to high search rates. When you are searching for trains, it sometimes does not show any output. The page keeps loading instead.It is working every now and then, but down at other times of the day. Our reservation team is working on a fix so please bear with us. 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. We're sorry for any inconvenience caused. We will keep you updated.
Dear Interrailers (to be) ,Have you ever dreamed of going on a Eurotrip? This is your chance! DiscoverEU is a European Commission initiative that gives young Europeans the opportunity to discover Europe through learning experiences. GUESS WHAT? The initiative is relaunching today with 60,000 free travel passes up for grabs!All you have to do is to apply and pass a six-question quiz about the EU and its initiatives. Successful applicants will receive a travel pass to DiscoverEU for up to 30 days between March 2022 and February 2023.Note: all young citizens of the European Union born between 1 July 2001 and 31 December 2003 (incl.) are eligible to apply. Love to share? Please do , so your friends and family don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity.Applications are open from Tuesday 12 October 2021 until noon (CEST) on Tuesday 26 October 2021.Visit the European Youth Portal to find out more about DiscoverEU.
Meet Kris: a 23-year-old Dutch girl travelling across Europe with Interrail. Diagnosed with Ehler Danlos syndrome, Kris is exploring Europe in her electric-powered wheelchair. With her Instagram and YouTube adventures, she's sharing her adventures to show that travel is possible for anyone. Thinking about travelling with Interrail? Let Kris show you the way!Kris@BUCKETKRIS Hey, I'm Kris! I'm a 23-year-old girl from the Netherlands. I'm in love with rainbows, animals, vegan food, different cultures, jokes and new adventures. Because of my illness and late diagnosis (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome), I missed out on school and having a social life for most of my childhood. But the day my wheelchair arrived, I chose to deal with my physical handicap and started the best journey of my life. Right now, with my backpack on my electric-powered wheelchair, I'm on my own and travelling through every country in Europe! I'm travelling by train so I can travel with the lowest climate impact and see mo
Interrail journeys are adventurous, diverse and most of all uniquely designed by you✨! Upload your favourite photos and videos here to share all incredible things you've explored and moments you've experienced during your trip with the rest Interrail and Eurail Community 🌎! We can't wait for you to share your Interrail story with us. 👉🏻 Submit your memory now
Meet Oliver: an adventurous guy from West Wales, travelling across Europe with Interrail. As a wheelchair user, Oliver is exploring Europe and looking forward to test his adapted sit-ski (designed and build by himself) in the near future. With plenty of experience, he is keen on sharing his journey to inspire other disabled travellers to join the backpacking scene. Curious? Keep reading for Olivers travel stories! Hello fellow train travellers!Olly here. As I write I am on the train to Cardiff, the Welsh capital, from my home in West Wales but I’m very excited to finally get aboard again for my next rail adventure, it’s been a long time coming!As a wheelchair user (through a neurological disease) I first came to take the train to travel abroad as flying can be such a difficult and stressful experience. It can also be very undignified. My initiation into the Interrail experience was an eventful but overall positive journey to Ibiza from Wales. My planned stops were London followed by
Want to travel in 2022 but not sure where to go? Use our new Instagram filter to discover your next European location. With amazing Amsterdam, beautiful Budapest and magical Mykonos, there’s a destination for everyone.Then, head over to The Ultimate Interrail Bucket List or The Ultimate Eurail Bucket List to discover the must-do experiences in your chosen country. Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram with @interraileu or @eurail! What’s your next stop?
⚠️ Storm Ciarán disrupts train travel in UK, FranceTrain disruptions
Severe weather with heavy rain and strong winds due to Storm Ciarán may impact your train journey across large parts of the United Kingdom, and France from Wednesday, 1st November to Friday, 3rd November, causing severe delays and train cancellations. The UK national weather service has also announced Yellow and Amber weather warnings for the storm. For more information on the trains and routes affected, please read the disruption notification on the National Rail Website. Please refer to the "Ticket Validity and Refunds" section in the notification on more details about requesting a refund or exchange with the carrier in case of an impacted journey. We recommend checking the National Rail timetable for real-time information shortly before embarking on your planned journey. In France, most trains will be cancelled from Wednesday, 1st November at 10 PM and during the day on Thursday, 2nd November in the administrative regions of Normandie, Bretagne, Pays de Loire, Hauts de France and C
⚠️ Severe weather impacts train services in SloveniaTrain disruptions
The Slovenian National Railways has announced that heavy storms and flooding have severely impacted train services across Slovenia since 6th August. Some routes in Croatia and Southern Austria have also been affected.Rail replacement buses and alternate train services have been deployed on certain routes. For more information on train delays and alternate transportation on domestic routes, please check the SZ website. To check which international routes have been affected, please have a look at the OBB website. We also recommend checking the SZ timetable for domestic travel and the OBB timetable for international travel shortly before your planned journey for up-to-date information.
Meet Kris: a 23-year-old Dutch girl travelling across Europe with Interrail. Diagnosed with Ehler Danlos syndrome, Kris is exploring Europe in her electric-powered wheelchair. With her Instagram and YouTube adventures, she's sharing her adventures to show that travel is possible for anyone.After a 50 hour travel journey i'm replacing my ski clothes at the other side. After traveling through all countries of Scandinavia it was time to travel through the Baltic states. While my wheelchair worked perfect in the extreme winter weather and even in Lapland it suddenly stopped working that well when I arrived in Latvia. My motor broke and without my motor I can't move my wheelchair and can't move myself outside. And there you are, in the middle of Riga, a city with no taxi for wheelchairs, no English speaking train assistance to call and a wheelchair that could stop working every moment. After 2,5 weeks of waiting in a hotel till my new motor should arrive by post, the shipment was canceled.
Share your Eurail/ Interrail trip with our new Instagram stickers!Instagram stickers
The only thing better than an Eurail/ Interrail trip is sharing it with your friends and family, right?We love it when you share your Eurail/ Interrail adventures on social media – whether it’s a video of a train window or a cheesy photo with your friends, it’s wonderful to see your experiences!And now, with our new Instagram stickers, you’ll really get the perfect Story. Share your next stop with your followers and make everyone jealous at home. Simply search ‘Interrail’ or ‘Eurail’ in Instagram’s sticker collection and remember to tag us at @interraileu or @eurail. We can’t wait to see where you’re going!
Hi all,We are looking for enthusiastic Interrailers to give feedback on our purchase process. In an online session (conducted in English) with 5 fellow travellers we will discuss what you think about it and what we can improve.The session takes place this Wednesday, August 25th from 18:00-19:15 (CET) If you are interested, please let us know by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. With the following details:Name Age Country of residence Number of times travelled with the PassYour feedback and response will be kept confidential. There are only a certain number of places available, so respond soon to guarantee your spot. If you are selected, we will contact you to confirm the appointment and we will share the instructions with you. You need a computer with a camera and will receive a weblink to join the online meeting. Many thanks, Felipe Iturrieta, Customer Service Specialist & Jody Bauer, Research Analyst of Eurail Eurailers don’t be disappointed, a session with Eurail custom
We are thrilled to announce the winners of last weeks Innovation Train prize draw! Congratulations to @Thierry 70 & @Amsel , each of whom have won two free 2nd class 7-day Eurail passes.Do you want a chance to win two free passes as well? Join our Innovation Train Group, here. This group is open to our customers who want to participate in fun, informative, and impactful user tests.Not only will you help us improve our products and services with your feedback, but you will also get a sneak peek at the products we are working on and have the opportunity to earn badges and rewards. Read more about our rewards program here.Hope to see you over there!
Hi Interrailers and Eurailers (to be) ,As this community is here for you, we would like to ask 3 minutes of your time to complete the quick and easy survey below . It is about content you'd be keen to see and your upcoming travel plans in Europe. This will allow us to tailor the community experience to your needs even more. https://bit.ly/3mGOQ3MThanks in advance for providing us with your input!
Help us make a positive impact by purchasing a Pass through our Save and Donate promotion. We’re donating 10€ to The Intrepid Foundation for every Pass sold.By purchasing a pass with this promotion you will also help us make a difference by traveling with purpose in the following ways.·Reducing your emissions by travelling by train.·Traveling before peak season, minimising the impact of over-tourism.·Helping fund the work of the European partners of the Intrepid Foundation.·Slowing down and spending quality time at destinations, building meaningful connections with the places you’ll visit.Learn more about the promotion and our partnership with the Intrepid Foundation, here.
Are you travelling with an Interrail Mobile Pass from Paris on or around the 26th of July? France 2 TV is on the lookout for adventurous travelers who are departing from Paris with an Interrail mobile pass.Travelers will get a chance to share their rail journey and story on national television!If you're interested, please send an email with your name and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy travelling! Pia from Eurail | PR & Communications
Dear Community ,We are aware of a recent email you have received mentioning a 6-week expiry for your Passes purchased during the Black Friday promotion.Please disregard that information, and rest assured your Pass will only expire if not activated by June 1, 2024. There's still plenty of time to take your journey that makes a difference! For more information, please check the Pass conditions at Eurail and Interrail. We apologise for the confusion caused, and hope you enjoy your travels.
Hey 👋🏻I’m Sarah, your new Online Community Manager from Eurail/Interrail! I’m a train travel and food enthusiast. I’m always planning my next meal and my next trip. Next meal tacos, and next destination Norway! 🌮🚂⛰️I’m over the moon to be a part of this community. I look forward to connecting with you + exchanging knowledge and inspiration about traveling in Europe!
Here in the Eurail Community we like to show recognition of your involvement to inspire and help others to make the most of their Interrail and Eurail experience. Ranks Rank titles are an indication of how active you’ve been. The more you chat with and help other members, the faster you will move up a rank. They come in various shapes and with additional icons and will contribute in making your profile special and unique. As you progress through the ranks, you’ll also see that your ‘reputation bar’ increases. That’s the green bar that sits underneath your user picture. Badges Badges are a way of highlighting and rewarding your valuable contributions in either specific or all sections of the community.How to get them?You will unlock badges by participating in topics of interest. Some badges are earned quickly. Others are unlocked the more you get involved.You can get them by answering questions, posting topics and comments or doing other things. As you are explorers at heart we will l
Dear all, Did you ever look for an answer or some recommendations for your trip? And did you receive the information you needed from one of the community members?👉🏻 Join the topic below to say THANK YOU 😀 I couldn't agree more with your topic, @Yorkie. Let's follow by example To all, please give feedback on how you your situation is solved in the end and be thankful for those taking the time to help you 😀 The amazing bunch of active users are working around the clock to help all of YOU with your questions. And the best thing is…. they are helping you out as they are truly passionate about train travel, And no, they are not working for Eurail, they are just eager to share their expertise in their own time to help you explore Europe by train. @rvdborgt, @seewulf, @AnnaB, @Al_G, @Angelo, @Yorkie, @MartinM, @mcadv, @BrendanDB, @cdwatkins19 thanks for sharing your expertise with the world 🙏🏻
HeyI don't know if this is new, but I think it is. Via b-europe (Thalys/Eurostar reservation page) online it is possible to book reservations for TGVs to/from Brussel for rides to Marne-la-Vallée/Chessy (Disneyland) and Brussel to Aéroport Charles de Gaulle TGV. They ask 20€ in second class and 30€ in 1st class.Via travel.b-europe.com (for trains within france) it is not possible.
Win a stay in Paris and an Interrail Global Pass! As part of the European Year of Youth, UIC is organising a 🎥 video competition “The cool rail project” for young travellers aged between 15 and 29.The aim of the competition is to better understand what are the elements that make trains attractive for you and to inspire others to hop on a train and get to know new places now that it is possible to travel again.Travelling by train is cool, convenient and sustainable. Share your experience and be part of the challenge.❗ Participants have until 2 October to upload a short video (no more than 2 minutes) to the PollUnit platform. The winners will be invited to present their video and ideas to make rail even cooler in a special workshop to be held 28 October.For specific requirements of the video, awards and further information on the project, have a look here 👉🏻 https://uic.org/events/the-cool-rail-project
Community summary Top contributorsCongrats to our most active community members of the past 2 weeks!@seewulf @rvdborgt @Mattheus @MartinM @J.neff A warm welcome to all our new members! It's great to see your curiosity brought you here to interact with fellow travelers. Keep those introductions coming! Meet the community | Introduce yourself!Knowledge baseIf you did not know already, we also have some help articles available here. Get inspired Looking for a travel companion? Is there any topic you would like to know more about? Let me know in the comments! See you around!Cheers,
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