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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 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!
Tutorial - How to setup your mobile PassTutorial
Having some trouble setting up your mobile pass? Or just curious to learn how it works? Have a look at this tutorial 👉🏻 How to setup your mobile Pass | Eurail.com - YouTube It will show more information on how to:Adding a Pass Connecting a Trip Activating/deactivating your Pass Boarding the train Showing your ticket Our mobile Pass is a paperless ticket that can be added instantly to your phone. With everything on one app from planning your trip to boarding the train, you're free to explore 33 European countries with ease and enjoy more freedom than ever before.Everything on one app: plan your journey, keep track of your trips and show mobile tickets straight from your device with a mobile Pass on the Rail Planner app. No need to wait for delivery – you can load your mobile Pass into the app as soon as you get your order confirmation email.Your mobile Pass makes ticket inspection easier than ever. Instead of filling in your paper travel diary, simply add journeys from the app’s plan
The Eurail/Interrail Innovation Train! Ready to hop on?
Dear community users, Each month we will give you the opportunity to participate in user tests and give feedback on all kinds of topics. By participating, you can even earn yourself some nice Eurail incentives 😊 We kicked of our first online test session mid-January and it has been a great success! Join the group and have a look what user tests are up next. If you want to stay tuned and join this or one of the upcoming sessions, please become a member (without any obligations) of the Innovation Train group in our Eurail Community. Just have a look and sign up here for all details! We are looking forward to starting this Innovation Train with you! Choochoo 🚂
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
The perfect music for your journey, adapting to your surroundings in real-timeTo celebrate 50 years of Interrail and the spirit of travel and exploration we created SoundTracks! The perfect music to accompany you on your train journey. Adapting in real-time to your location, scenery, time of day and weather conditions. Curious to hear what your Interrail adventure will sound like? Tap here 🎵
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.
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
[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#/
DiscoverEU Application round - Apply now for your free travel pass!
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
Issue - Reservations not loading results
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.
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.
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!
Back to the continent at last for an Adaptive surf contest, part 1Blog
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
Inviting all travelers to share your memories with us!upload
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
Back on the continent and off to surf…- part 2Blog
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
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
Travel in 2022 – where will you go? Check out our new Instagram filter!Instagram filter
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?
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