Refresh app for newer timetable?

  • 26 August 2022
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I have downloaded the interrail app more than three months ago and have my trips etc in order. Do I have to download a newer version of the app to get a more recent planner (timetable), or do I lose all I have downloaded so far if I do? I will be leaving a few dans from now (Maybe a dumb question but I am slightly older...)


Best answer by AnnaB 26 August 2022, 19:10

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You should always make sure that you have the latest version of the app on your phone. 

I hope that you not have used only the app to make your planning. You should always double check the time table with the time table of the national railway where you will be travelling. Please read more about this below. 


Here is some useful information from the experienced travellers in the Community regarding both planning, reservations and activation of pass and travel days. 


The rail planner is normally not up to date, as it only is updated once a month, so to be sure of the time table you better check the timetable and availability on the websites of the national railways. The bigger national railways, like DB (Germany) SBB (Switzerland) and ÖBB (Austria) cover several countries. 


The advice from the experienced travellers in the community is to use other ways to make reservations than the Interrail/Eurail website.  You can look at the guide in the link:

If you, after having looked at the guide, have questions about how to make specific reservation, please give your travel details (departure date, time and route) preferably in a new topic, and you will get advice.

Please note that Interrail/Eurail charges an extra fee of 2 EUR per person and train in addition to the fee for the seat reservation.

 Activation of pass

During the activation process, when you choose the start day of the validity of the pass, the first day of the validity period is automatically made a travel day, even if you don't enter a journey, the advice is therefore not to activate the pass before the first travel day as you only can deactivate the pass before 00.00 on the day the validity starts. If your travel plans change in the last moment you will loose travel days if you have activated the pass in advance.

It can be wise to make a test and activate the pass with a start date well in the future and then deactivate the pass immediately, just to see that everything works.

 Activation of travel day

The advice from the experienced travellers in the community is also never to activate a travel day, that is connect a journey to your pass, until just before boarding the train, otherwise you might loose a travel day if your travel plans change in a late stage  You can't delete a travel day in the past. A travel day can only be deleted until 23.59 CET the day before the travel day.

Thanks, Anna, I'm glad with your reaction. I;m afraid I didn't check yet with Deutsche Bahn, nor with the SBB or Trenitalia, I will do so tomorrrow and hope it works out all right, because we have also booked some places to stay already - it's important that we get there on time. Fingers crossed… Thanks a lot!