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Hi, newbies! We are super excited to have you here with us! With many new members, with an interest for European train travel, joining the forum, we think it’s important to create a space for you to share a little more about yourself.Maybe you are new to the community or haven’t had a change to say hello! Either way, we can't wait to get to know you and your aspirations.So, let's all introduce ourselves What's your name? Where do you come from? What are you passionate about? What do you love about train travel and Europe? Of course feel free to add anything more. You can share your favorite vacation spot, favorite book, place on your bucket list, picture of your pet, etc. Anything you’d like to share!-- If you happen to see anyone who is new to the community feel free to share this thread with them!
Dear Eurail and Interrail-ers (to be)We need YOUR help to test and play around with our new reservation timetable [beta version] [expired] https://www.interrail.eu/en/book-reservations/new-reservation-timetable[expired] https://www.eurail.com/en/book-reservations/new-reservation-timetableIt fully operates like the old reservation timetable so you can go ahead and book your reservation tickets via the tool. Note: There is a bug in the BETA version tool: the add to cart button is not working. We are looking into it. Please share your feedback in the comments below or via a private message. Note: Thank you for all of your valuable input! The new reservation timetable is now live and can be found here:https://www.interrail.eu/en/book-reservations#/https://www.eurail.com/en/book-reservations#/
Interrail is turning 50!50th anniversary
2022 – Our anniversary yearSince 1972, an Interrail Pass has been the most flexible way for European travellers to connect with their friends, families and fellow travellers on multi-destination trips that leave a lasting impression. As we mark our 50th Anniversary, we welcome you to join us as we honour our past, thank our partners and look ahead to a bright future. Read more. Are you going on your own adventure with an Interrail Pass during our anniversary year? Let us know your plans in the comments . Throughout the year we will be running lots of fun activities and competitions so stay tuned for all the latest updates.
We are excited to announce that you can now book seat reservations for high-speed trains in Spain via our reservations service! After a lot of hard work, we are proud to bring you this big improvement. 👏🏻 You can now book AVE, Euromed, and Alvia trains through our reservations system and receive an e-ticket. We hope this makes travel planning easier and more convenient for you. Stay tuned because we will be continuing to add more trains to our reservations service soon. Happy travels!
Share your feedback on the new Eurail Community!Our new Community just went live! Like with every new platform, it is not going to work exactly like our previous community or other communities you are used to, so we’re going to have to navigate this transition together.This new space is ours and we want to make sure everyone feels comfortable in here. But as we are right at the start of this new chapter, we very much encourage you to take a moment to share your thoughts with us. Are you satisfied, do you find it user friendly, or do you still have some wishes or ideas for improvement to share? Please let us let us know if anything comes to mind – all your thoughts are much appreciated. This way we can make the community even more fun and easy to use.Do you come across something odd or are you experiencing problems? Please let us know in the comments below with the name of your browser and a screenshot. Thanks for your help!
⚠️ Train derailment in Swiss Gotthard tunnel on route Zurich – MilanTrain disruptions
The Swiss National Railways has announced that a freight train derailment on 10th August in the Gotthard Base Tunnel located on the route between Zurich to Milan has caused severe track damage. SBB expects that the tunnel will only be available for passenger train travel from the beginning of 2024. As a result, direct international trains will now take the scenic route across the mountains instead of the tunnel, resulting in 1 hour longer travel times. For this reason, SBB recommends catching a 1-hour earlier train from Zurich so as to not miss any further connecting trains. The following routes are the direct international Eurocity routes:Eurocity Zurich – Lugano – Milan/Verona/Venice/Genova Eurocity Basel – Luzern – Lugano – MilanFor all other international and domestic connections, there are hourly direct trains from Zurich to Chiasso taking the scenic route instead of the tunnel. In Chiasso, one can change trains for destinations such as Lugano, Como, Milan, and Bologna. In additi
We've got some great news for you: booking seat reservations in Norway just got a whole lot easier! Thanks to Entur's updated reservation system, Eurail/Interrail Pass holders can now book seat reservations online.🎉So if you're planning a trip to Norway and want to book your seat reservations, you're in luck! The process is now much simpler than before. Just follow the instructions provided here and you'll be good to go!
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
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!
Welcome to our brand new community, and thanks for joining us. We’re excited to have the whole Eurail and Interrail community in one place for the first time! We hope you enjoy this all-new space for online conversation, but we also want to take a moment to remember where this all started, and what the Eurail and Interrail online communities have become.When we first launched the Official Traveller Facebook groups for Eurail and Interrail back in 2018, we wanted a place for travellers to connect, share tips and help one another. With instant success from the start, we’ve seen this community grow and prosper over the years and we couldn’t be happier. But it’s time for a change so that you can connect with each other in better and exciting ways, as well as bringing together European and non-European travellers for the first time. This new community platform has many of the features we were looking for, along with an updated look and feel. Some of the new features include direct messages
⚠️ 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.
Hi all, As some of you may have noticed, there is an issue to book reservations for Italian trains. This is due to an unstable connection with our partner's Trenitalia booking system.Our team is currently working on it in close cooperation with Trenitalia to fix this issue.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. In the case where you urgently need a reservation because you are traveling in the next days in Italy, please reach out to our customer service, they will be pleased to help you.We're sorry for any inconvenience caused. We will keep you updated.
Hi everyone!As the summer months are coming and as trains will be quite busy, we'd like to share with you some tips for reservations with Renfe, Renfe-SNCF en cooperación as well as Eurostar! Here is the link to the Eurail page and here to the Interrail page. As you may know, reservations are mandatory for Eurostar, Renfe-SNCF en cooperación and most Renfe trains.On these pages you will find some recommendations on how to book your reservations and some tips to avoid them (when possible) on these routes, particularly on the French-Spanish Mediterranean border, as well as in Spain, by taking alternative itineraries.Experienced Eurail and Interrail travelers, any tips for other travelers on these routes? Any other alternative itinerary suggestion or feedback is appreciated!
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.
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 want to give a special shoutout to @MartijnV @soveas @Lorenzo.f15 @CatyRoss @polyman & @JonK for joining our internal online lunch and learn series. Our team really enjoyed learning about your experiences and how we can improve our app, website, and Pass.Some of the session's highlights included learning about @CatyRoss’s passion for making rail maps. They're really cool! Switzerland is her favorite destination to Euraill/Interrail and you can check out her map, here. Another highlight was learning about the deep dive rail exploration into Eastern Europe by @MartijnV. Read his super interesting posts on alternative border crossings here and here.We plan to have more opportunities to involve our community in the future. If helping Eurail improve is your cup of tea, then 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 you
👋 Hello and welcome to our two new moderators, @St Kristoffer and @Olga934. We're thrilled to have them on board to assist in keeping our community running smoothly.*We wanted to remind you that while our moderators are always happy to help with any questions or issues that may come up, the Community is not an official support channel. If you require customer support:First visit our knowledge base, hereIf you can’t find the answer to your question then ask our Support Agents, hereOur moderators will do their absolute best to assist with any urgent requests or issues that require additional support.Thank you for being a valuable part of our community!
Repost: Inviting all Interrailers to reminisce and share your Interrail memories with us!50th anniverary
The first Interrail Passes were sold in March 1972 and ever since ‘Interrailing’ quickly became a synonym for a unique travel experience. An emblem for European unity, the Interrail Pass continues to serve as a bridge for cultural exchange, enabling travellers to get out of their comfort zone and explore the unknown. For our 50th anniversary, we'd like to invite you to share your Interrail story with us. Submit your memory on this link.
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
WOOHOO! 🌟 We're so excited to share the news that… The Eurail Community has reached 10,000 members! It's an incredible milestone in Eurail's journey, to have you (yes, all of you) as part of this amazing community of train travel enthusiasts of all ages and from every corner of the globe. The community platform is a place to share your questions and opinions on train travel. And we’re thrilled that it quickly became a place where you guys jump in and help each other out, and connect with like-minded people (this was all down to you). It has truly been a year of incredible itinerary ideas, Q&A’s, product feedback, tips and tricks, lifelong connections, user test sessions, and more.And therefore…💟 We want to give a massive shoutout to our incredible 10,000 members! A HUGE thank you for your passion, curiosity, and generosity to help make European train travel accessible to the many; this is what makes our online community truly special. None of it would have been possible without
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.
When you arrive in Paris you spill out straight in to the busy centre of Parisian life, one of the amazing things of course of European train travel, is the immediate access to the centre of its cities. In my case the surf trip out to Brittany involved departing from Gare Montparnasse. Paris is not easy in a wheelchair, that’s my warning. Metro and RER are not accessible at all, so don’t try. You have two options one is to catch the bus, there are buses opposite the station which can take you to all the other major stations of Paris in about one hour. Put your hand out for the driver and ask for ‘la ramp’ which on Paris buses descends from the back door. Remember once the driver has shut the main doors, they reopen them again to engage the ramp, he is not driving off as it first seems! The other option is G7 taxis booked in advance and cost about €50 to get to the other main stations of Paris stations. They are fully equipped and usually meet you at the head of the train, www.g7.fr A
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