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Meet the community | Introduce yourself!
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!
[expired] You are all invited to test our NEW reservation timetable [beta version] now!New release
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 need your feedback!
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!
New to our community?
Hello and welcome to our Eurail Community! :)Whether you are moving to this site from the previous platform, or are a new community member altogether, you'll find all the information you need below to make the most of your experience.Here are 5 tips which will help you for a great start:1. Complete your profile informationEverybody likes to know who they are speaking with. By adding more information to your profile, you are more likely to receive better and quicker replies from other users.In order to complete your profile information, go to the "My Profile" page''. On this page, you can add:A profile picture- I'm sure you have a photo of yourself from your last trip! 📸 What destinations you have visited and your favorite of them all. 🌍 A bit about yourself 🗯: are you an all-round explorer? Rail master? Nature lover? Or share what interests and matters to you most outside of the travel scene. A signature that will be displayed at the bottom of all your posts.- Don’t forget to introd
Meet Kris: exploring Europe with a wheelchair (1/2)Blog
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
Welcome to our Eurail Community!News
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
Issue - Facing difficulties to make reservations in Italy
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.
Tips for reservations for Renfe, Renfe-SNCF and Eurostar trains
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!
TGV Brussel-Disney/CDG bookable via b-europe
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.
[EXPIRED] Change of date! We need your feedback via an online sessionExpired
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
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.
[Expired] France 2 TV is looking for travelers!
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
Celebrating 10,000 members and countingNews
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
DiscoverEU is back with even more FREE travel opportunitiesNews
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.
Important update - new travel FAQs (incl. main technical issues)F.A.Q.
Hey Interrailers and Eurailers,We are aware of some issues with the Rail Planner app that have affected some of you in your travels. We are working hard to get to the bottom of them and we are sorry about any inconveniences they have caused. We have published important bug fixes in the latest version of the Rail Planner app, so please make sure you update to resolve these issues. You can follow the latest updates to the situation for Eurail here and for Interrail here.
Community summary - July 8
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,
*NEW survey* We need YOUR help - > 3- minute survey
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!
Ranks & badges; how do they work?
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
Sustainable travel: What ways do you practice?
Travelling sustainably goes beyond just taking care of the environment. It’s important to remember that if you love travelling as much as we do, there are many ways in which you can practice sustainable travel. Supporting local businesses, keeping an open mind to immerse yourself in new cultures and going one stop further than the typical tourist destinations all contribute to a sustainable trip. It also allows you to discover many wonders that you would miss with a plane: incredible stations, unexpected friendly interactions, and the realization that sometimes the journey is as important as the destination. Curious to know more about sustainable travel? Check out this article. What are some of the ways you practice sustainable travel? Are you an enthusiast of travelling responsibly? Tell us your story!
Community summary- June 24
Community summary Top contributorsCongrats to our most active community members of the past 2 weeks!@seewulf @Mattheus @EdM @rvdborgt @runner.on.rails A warm welcome to all our new members! Happy to have you here.It has been exciting to get to know you better through your introductions. Looking forward to many more!News& announcementsGet inspired Join the conversation! Looking for a travel companion? See you around!Cheers,
Quick survey - We need YOUR input!Survey
Hello Eurailers and Interrailers (to be),We would like to take the opportunity to ask you to complete a quick and painless survey. Topics of the survey are about Eurail benefits and some questions about comparing our product with point-to-point tickets. These topics have proven to be important to everyone in the community and will help us provide a better experience on your next trip.Here’s the link: SurveyThanks in advance for providing us with your input!
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