Travel in your own country
Interrail passes are designed to offer you the best of rail travel abroad. Therefore, you cannot use an Interrail One Country Pass to travel in your own country. An Interrail Global Pass is valid for 2 journeys in your country of residence. This means you can start and end your Interrail adventure at a railway station that's local to you, if you wish!
With your Interrail pass, you can travel on trains operated by the national railway companies.
Make up to 2 journeys in your country of residence
If you're travelling with an Interrail Global Pass, you can use it to make 2 journeys in your country of residence. 1 of these journeys can be used for outbound travel at the start of your Interrail trip. The other journey can be used for inbound travel at the end of your trip.
Outbound journey - to be used on your first day of travel:
Travel from any location in your country of residence to its border, or to an airport or port within your country. You can travel with more than one train, provided the outbound journey is completed within the same day.
Inbound journey - to be used on your last day of travel:
Travel to any location in your country of residence from its border, or from an airport or port within your country. You can travel with more than one train, provided the inbound journey is completed within the same day.
The journeys must be made during the overall validity period of your pass. If you have a pass with flexible travel days, such as 5 days within 15 days, and you use your outbound and inbound journey, you'll have 3 days left to travel outside your country. Check out this example trip from Berlin to Amsterdam.Journey details in your travel diary
You'll need to enter your outbound and inbound journey details and dates in the travel diary that comes with your pass. Click on the image (right) to see an example of how to fill in these details.
In order to travel in your country of residence, it must be 1 of the 30 Interrail member countries included in the pass. You can only travel with the railway companies included in the Interrail pass.
Examples of inbound and outbound travel
Example 1: If you're a German resident, you can use your outbound journey to travel by train to the border. If you're flying out, your outbound journey can also be used to reach any airport in your country. When returning from your trip, your inbound journey is the trip from the German border or from the airport to your home.
Example 2: If you're a UK resident, you can use your outbound journey to travel to an airport, ferry dock or the Eurostar train station (St. Pancras) in London. Since the Eurostar train is not included, your trip to London would be considered your outbound journey. Travel to the mainland by Eurostar or by plane and after completion of your trip, travel back to London. Your inbound journey will be the trip from London to your hometown.