A travel day lasts 24 hours from midnight to midnight. On a travel day you have access to the train networks where your Interrail Pass is valid.
Flexi pass or continuous pass?
If you’re travelling with a flexi pass, you can travel on each day during the overall validity of your pass. The number of travel days depend on the pass you choose. So if you're travelling with a Global Pass 5 days within 15 days you have 5 travel days which you can use within a 15-day period. Decide on the go when to use your travel days.
If you have a continuous pass (only available with the Interrail Global Pass) you can travel on every single day within the validity of your pass.
Fill in the travel calendar
Don't forget to fill in your Travel Calendar
If you have a flexi pass, remember to fill in the date of each travel day in the travel calendar, which is printed on your Interrail Pass. Do this before you board your first train of the day. Not doing so is the same as travelling without a ticket, so watch out – you could end up with a fine!
Make sure you enter the date correctly into the travel calendar. If you make a mistake you'll have to enter the correct date in the next travel day box and consequently lose a travel day!
Save travel days by taking night trains
Is your first trip of the day a direct night train departing after 7 p.m. (19:00) and arriving at its final stop after 4 a.m. (04:00)? If it is, then you'll save yourself a travel day as you just have to fill in the arrival date in the travel calendar. This rule is called the 7 p.m. rule.
The 7 p.m. rule also applies to all free night ferries covered by your Interrail Pass, regardless of the departure and arrival time. Choose whether you enter the departure or arrival date on your Interrail Pass.
Read more about the 7 p.m. rule