Interrail train timetable

Get European train times with the Interrail train timetable, the perfect tool for planning your rail trip.

  • Search for train routes between towns and cities all over Europe

  • Look up train departure and arrival times

  • Easily identify which trains you need to reserve

See our tips for using the Interrail train timetable

Tips on using the Interrail train timetable


It's good to know that the Interrail train timetable also shows trains that aren't covered by an Interrail Pass. To be absolutely sure if a train is covered, check the list of railway companies participating in Interrail. All train times for the Eurostar high-speed train include a 35-minute boarding time.

Here's some more useful information:


  1. To find the right train, fill in your departure and arrival station. Choose your travel date and time and hit 'Find your train route' to search for trains. 

  2. You'll see several connections, informing you about the duration of the trip, how much time you have to change trains and if a reservation is required.

  3. The plus symbol allows you to see details of a connection, including transfer stations and transfer time, as well as on-board facilities and the train number. Select 'Show all stops' to see where the train stops and where it crosses a border.

  4. When there is no 'R' symbol, it means this train doesn't require a reservation. There are just a few exceptions that you should be aware of:

  • The timetable states that reservations for trains in Portugal and Norway are not compulsory. However, reservations are required for IC trains in Portugal and long distance trains in Norway.

  • Night trains always require a reservation. If the timetable doesn't show the 'R' symbol for a night train, a reservation is still compulsory. Not sure if a train is a night train? Check the abbreviation in the timetable, which is usually 'EN' (EuroNight).

  • Does your train require a reservation? Find out all about making reservations.

  • Some city names can only be found when you use the local spelling. This is the case for Prague (Praha), Lisbon (Lisboa), Belgrade (Beograd) and Copenhagen (Koebenhavn). When looking for Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, search for Roissy CDG instead.

  • Many European cities have more than 1 railway station. When you're not sure where to go, you should always select the first search result. This is usually the biggest station in the city and will be located in or near the city center. If you're looking for the station nearest to your hotel, you can use Google Maps to find it.

  • Keep in mind that there are some exceptions to the rule above. For instance, the most central station in Venice is Venice Santa Lucia. However, the timetable lists Venice Mestre first, as this is the station most night trains go to.

  • There are some trains that don't appear in the timetable. They are listed below with instructions on how to find train times:
    -All trains in Greece. Visit Trainose
    -Train connections between Serbia and Greece. Visit ZS
    -Trains operated by TreNord in Italy. Visit TreNord 
    -All trains in Ireland. Visit Irish Rail
    -All trains in Northern Ireland. Visit NI Railways
    -Suburban trains in Spain. Visit Cercanias
    -All trains going to Mostar (Bosnia & Herzegovina). Visit ZFBH

  • If you want to search for trains that don't require a reservation, simply check the box next to 'Avoid trains that require reservations'. 

  • Select ''Show more options' to narrow down your search results. Select 'Local trains' or 'Avoid trains that require reservations' if you only want to see the slower regional trains that don't require a reservation. Select 'All trains except high speed' to see see a combination of these trains and faster trains that often do require a reservation.

  • If the options above haven't helped you find a train or route you like, you can select the option 'Via this station'. Fill in a third station and instead of searching for direct routes from A to B, the timetable will now search for a route via C. For example, say you're traveling from Amsterdam to Paris, but would like to visit Brussels along the way. You just fill in Brussels as your 'Via station' and let the timetable come up with a route. 

  • French trains can become fully booked. If this happens to you check our list of alternative routes for French trains

  • Trains between France, Italy and Spain can sometimes become full. View alternative travel options between France, Italy and Spain.

Rail Planner App


Image of a mobile phone on a map of Europe. The Interrail Rail Planner App is showing on the screen of the phone. Look up train times any place, any time with the ultimate eurotrip planner! The Rail Planner App is free to use, works offline and features a European rail timetable. Get the app on iPhone and Android.


Interrail no longer uses printed timetable booklets. If you prefer a printed train time table, you can order one here.

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Average travel times


This map shows the train travel time in hours between popular Interrail destinations:

Travel times map Europe is not responsible for train times and train information. Please double check timetable information at the train station as this may change.

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