Interrail benefits in France
If your Interrail pass is valid in France you can travel for free by bus and get discounts on ferry crossings, as well as other great offers.
Show your Interrail pass to receive your discount or contact the specific company in advance. The benefits only apply during the validity of your pass. Free travel on trains, buses or ferries is only valid on travel days.
In order to claim the discount, please make your booking by phone through +33 233 234 444, +353 818 300 400 or +33 170 720 326 (in French). You may be asked to show your Interrail pass when you check in for the sailing.
Additional charges and conditions
The discount is valid on foot passenger fares on the above ferry routes, if your Interrail pass is valid in either the country of departure or the country of arrival
No daily sailings, reservation is compulsory
Cabin accommodation is available at an extra charge
Roscoff has it’s own train station and can be reached from Paris in about 5 hours. From Roscoff’s train station it’s a 20-minutes walk to the passenger terminal.
Cherbourg can be reached by train. From there you can take a taxi (€ 8 - 10 ) or you can walk (30 minutes) to the passenger terminal.
The best place to enquire about bus services is at a local tourist office or railway station. In large towns and cities, buses run to and from bus stations (gare d’autobus/routière) usually located next to railway stations. In rural areas, bus services are often operated by the SNCF and run between local towns and the railway station. An SNCF bus, on which rail tickets and passes are valid, is shown as an autocar in rail timetables.
Pass holders with a Global Pass need a reservation only (regular reservation fee). Pass holders with a Pass which is not valid in all countries through which the bus passes need a reservation and a ticket for the section not covered by the pass.
Tickets and reservations are available at railway ticket windows in Germany or by calling the DB.