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Are you 18 years old and ready to step out of your comfort zone? 👞 🌍Apply for a DiscoverEU travel pass and start exploring more than 3️⃣0️⃣ countries in the EU and beyond!The next application round opens from 📅 11-25 October.To be eligible to apply, you must be✅ born on or between 1 January 2004 – 31 December 2004✅ a legal resident of an EU Member State or Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia or Turkey✅ ready for the adventure of a lifetime 🚀If that sounds like you, learn more ➡ here
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Hi everyone!Here at Interrail/Eurail, we’re celebrating a pretty exciting milestone: one million passes sold in 2023! We’re so grateful you chose to explore Europe by train. And now, we're developing a new series of stories designed to put a spotlight on you and your incredible adventures.Maybe you took the train to San Sebastian and surfed your biggest waves yet. Or maybe you crossed four separate borders to give your grandchildren a hug. Maybe you fell in love with a fellow explorer on a trip to Vilnius – or fell in love with solo travel as you wandered the streets of fair Verona. Maybe you hopped on a long-distance train for the first time. Or maybe this year marked your fifth – or fifteenth – train adventure.We want to hear your favourite stories from your Interrail/Eurail trip. What surprised you, thrilled you, warmed your heart, and left a long-lasting impression? If you’d like to share the story of your train trip with us and fellow train travellers, please fill out the survey b
⚠️ 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
Hello everybody!Train traffic will be disrupted on the SNCF network from Thursday 30 November at 19pm to Saturday 02 December in the morning due to a national industrial action by the Network Manager.We invite you to check the circulation of your trains and connections the day before from 17:00 p.m. on SNCF CONNECT or the mobility app of your choice.Stay informed in real time about SNCF Voyageurs "New window"and your usual channels.
⚠️ Train strikes in UK: 1–9 DecemberTrain disruptions
Due to industrial action, the national locomotive workers union in the UK has announced strikes that will impact rail networks across the country from 1st to 9th December. The union has also implemented an overtime ban in the period.As each rail operator would be striking on different dates, please have a look at the strike notification on the National Rail website for more details and the up-to-date strike schedule. We also recommend checking the National Rail timetable for the latest train schedules and departure times shortly before your planned journey. Delay compensation: Eurail travelers with an activated day for any of the affected dates can request compensation here.
⚠️ Train traffic severely disrupted around/through Hannover, GermanyTrain Disruptions
The German national railways have notified that train traffic around Hannover is currently severely disrupted because of an accident. It is not yet clear when traffic will be back to normal. The following train lines are affected:Cologne – Wuppertal/Düsseldorf – Dortmund – Bielefeld – Hannover – Berlin Amsterdam – Osnabrück – Berlin Regional trains around HannoverFor more information, please check the DB notification (page in German only). If your planned train journey is affected, please contact DB (page in German only) for a full refund on your seat reservation. Also check your passenger rights (page in German only) for more details. Please note that our rail planner is not up to date and only shows static data. For real time travel information, please check the DB timetable shortly before departure.
The German National Railways have informed that rail traffic will be impacted with delays or cancellations in Southern Germany until Tuesday, 5th December due to heavy snowfall and the onset of winter. In addition, DB long-distance services are not expected to run on the following routes until Tuesday:Munich – Salzburg Munich – Innsbruck Munich – Lindau/ZurichEven after the resumption of operations on the affected routes, it is likely that limited train service will be possible due to the major weather-related restrictions. DB expects a very high capacity utilisation of the trains and continues to recommend postponing journeys to and from Munich. For more information, check the DB website. We suggest checking the DB timetable shortly before the departure of your planned journey for up-to-date information.
The Belgian National Railways have announced strike action between 5th–7th December. The train strikes will impact rail networks and travellers across Belgium. As there will be alternative train services operating, we recommend checking the SNCB timetable one day before the departure of your planned journey for up-to-date information. Delay compensation: Interrail travellers with an activated day for any of the affected dates can request compensation here.
⚠️ 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
⚠️ Storm Hans in Norway and SwedenTrain disruptions
The Norwegian and Swedish weather services have announced that Storm Hans is causing heavy rain and severe thunderstorms, seriously impacting railway networks across Sweden and Norway since 7th August. In Norway, as a result of the storm, all trains on Dovrebanen, Rørosbanen, and Raumabanen have been cancelled by SJ Norge with no alternative transport. Find out more about this on the SJ Norge website. We recommend checking the Entur website and the following train operators shortly before your planned journey to see if your route is affected:VY Go-Ahead Several train services in Sweden have also been delayed or cancelled with no alternative transport arrangement. We recommend checking the SJ timetable shortly before embarking upon your planned journey for up-to-date information. If your planned travel in Sweden has been disrupted because of the storm, you can rebook your journey to another day, free of charge, or cancel and receive a refund on the SJ website.
The German national train driver's union has announced strike action starting from the evening of Thursday 7th December until the end of Friday 8th December. The train strikes will impact DB's long-distance, regional and S-Bahn services across the country, and international trains going through Germany might also be affected. For more details, read the strike notification on the DB website. DB recommends travelling earlier in the day on 7th December or postponing your journey to after the strike period to avoid inconvenience. Please check the DB timetable shortly before the departure of your planned journey for up-to-date information. For international trains that are not operated by DB, we suggest checking the website of the specific train carrier before emarking on your journey. Delay compensation: Interrail travellers with an activated day for any of the affected dates can request compensation here.
Very excited to be finally going back on the Eurostar over to the continent after a few years since the pandemic had blocked what was for me a regular thing, This time as I put a surfboard under my arm it was with some nerves as I began preparing the wheelchair. As brief overview, with my physical disability I have tried to rediscover the sports I enjoyed before the onset of my disease, this have been both snow and sea related in the form of skiing and surfing. 18 months ago I got back in the water and slowly and surely found a way to get across the waves in the form of a knee surfer style. By chance I bumped into an adaptive England team coach in the water who told me there is a World Series of adaptive surfing competitions out there. So fast forward to 3 weeks ago and after competing in my first international competition in England, this was my second chance to ride some World Series competition waves comes around in Perros-Guric, Brittany, far North-west France. How to travel wit
Due to industrial action, a rail union in Germany has announced train strikes that will impact train networks across the country from Wednesday, 15th November, 10 PM, up to and including Thursday, 16th November. Please read the DB strike notification for more information. If possible, we suggest not using an active travel day for travel within or to/from Germany on the strike dates. As there will be limited train services operating, we recommend checking the DB timetable shortly before the departure of your planned journey for up-to-date information. Delay compensation: Interrail travellers with an activated day for any of the affected dates can request compensation here.
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.
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
Eurostar and Thalys have become one! Eurail/Interrail Passholders can still travel on the same high-speed network of red and blue trains, but now with one new-look Eurostar brand. ✨Whether your Global Pass takes you from Rotterdam to London, Antwerp to Paris or Brussels to Cologne, you’ll travel by Eurostar.P.S. You’ll still need to book your reservations in advance!
Because of Storm Hans on the 23rd of August, the main railway line between Oslo and Trondheim is still closed. A bridge collapsed between Lillehammer and Dombås, which means that it will take a long time before normal traffic can resume The situation is partially covered by rerouted trains and partially replacement buses, affecting multiple railway lines For detailed information, please check Changes in train traffic - SJ Norge and Entur strengthens customer support after extreme weather "Hans" | About Entur A temporary timetable has been released until the 9th of December Please be aware that our timetable is up to date with static train times, but always check SJ Norge or Entur for real-time informationLinks to take into account:sj.no/en/train-traffick/
We are excited to announce the launch of our Find a Travel Buddy Group! Are you looking for a travel companion? Someone, to explore new destinations with on your rail trip? Look no further! Our travel group is here to help connect like-minded adventurers from around the world. Whether you're a solo traveler seeking companionship or simply want to meet fellow explorers, this group is for you.To join our Find a Travel Buddy Group, please note that you must be 18 years or older and be travelling with a Eurail or Interrail pass. This ensures a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. Request to join, here.
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