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Start planning your InterRail trip with the help of our timetable, railway map and useful travel information.

Follow these 5 steps to planning your InterRail adventure:

Plan your Europe trip in 5 steps

 
Planning your rail trip through Europe is all part of the fun. Follow these 5 steps to help you plan the perfect trip!
  1. Select your InterRail pass

  2. Plan your route

  3. Look up your train times

  4. Make your train reservations

  5. Book your accommodation

1

Select your InterRail pass

 

First things first, you need to choose your InterRail pass. Decide if you want to travel in up to 30 countries with the Global Pass or focus on exploring a single country with a One Country Pass. Estimate how many train travel days you need to fit in all your destinations, and you're then ready to choose and order your pass. We can deliver to a home or work address.
 


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2

Plan your route

 

Once your pass is in the post, it's time to start putting together your route. To help you, use the InterRail map that shows the main European train and ferry routes covered by the InterRail pass. There's also a map showing the approximate travel times between popular cities to give you an idea of the amount of time you need. You also get a printed version of the map along with your pass.
 


View the InterRail map
3

Look up your train times

 

Once you've got a route in mind, you can look up specific train times on our timetable. You’ll be able to see the departure and arrival times and if you need to change trains along the way. You’ll also be able to check if you need to make a reservation for a particular train.

 


Look up train times
4

Make your train reservations

 

The timetable will indicate when a reservation is required for a particular train. Some high-speed and all night trains need to be reserved in advance. Note that the number of seats available for InterRail pass holders is limited on the following trains: TGV, Intercité de Nuit, Thalys and ICE (Paris – Frankfurt only). Reserve as soon as possible.
 


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5

Book your accommodation

 

Now to arrange where to sleep. You've got plenty of accommodation options in Europe, from budget hostels and campgrounds to affordable hotels and cosy B&Bs. There's also a decent network of night trains transporting you across long distances while you sleep.
 


Search for hostels in Europe

Rail Planner app

 

travelapp logo The Rail Planner app is a handy free app that offers an offline timetable and details of the InterRail benefits.

 

Available for iPhone and Android.
 

Tips on using the app

Things to keep in mind: In the search results overview, it is not stated if a train needs a reservation or not. You’ll have to open and expand one of the search results to find out if you need a reservation. In the rail planner app, Thello trains (Paris to Rome/Venice) are displayed as EN (Euronight trains). The Thello is unfortunately not included in the InterRail pass, but you get a 25% discount on a full fare ticket. These trains are listed as follows:

  • Paris –  Rome:  EN 207

  • Rome – Paris:   EN 227

  • Paris –  Venice: EN 221

  • Venice – Paris:  EN 220

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