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How to use your Interrail mobile Pass

Here's everything you need to know about using your mobile Pass, from getting ready for travel to boarding the train and ticket inspections. 


Want to know more about using a paper Pass? Find out here.



How to set up your mobile Pass


Check out our video explaining how to get started with your mobile Pass. Rather read everything at your own speed? Below the video, you'll also find all information.




Download the Rail Planner app

Before you start, make sure you have the latest version of our Rail Planner app on your device. You'll need an internet connection to use some features in the app while travelling with your mobile Pass. The mobile Pass is supported on Android 6.0 and later and iOS 15.0 and later.


Loading your Pass onto your device

Get your Pass ready for travel in 3 easy steps. You can do them all at once, or start now and finish later.

1_Add your Pass

Step 1: Add your Pass


Got the Rail Planner app? Add your Pass to the app and start getting ready for your trip. 


Simply follow the link in the confirmation email we sent you when you bought your Pass to get started quickly or follow these steps:

  • Open the Rail Planner app and go to My Pass. Tap 'Add your Pass' to get started.
  • Enter your last name and Pass number. You'll find your Pass number in your order confirmation email.

Please note: You will need to enter your last name and Pass number exactly as they're stated in the confirmation email. These fields are case-sensitive. Please make sure you don't add extra spaces if you copy/paste from the email.


Once your Pass is on your device, you can find it any time in My Pass.


Travelling as a group?

You can add as many Passes to your device as you like. It is also possible move your Pass onto another device once it's activated for travel. If you're travelling as a group with multiple Passes on one device, you'll all need to travel together on all journeys.


Travelling with children?

A Child Pass needs to be activated in the same way as a regular Pass and can be on a separate device. The Child Pass should always have its own trip and tickets for inspection on the train. Children under 4 can travel with you for free without their own Pass.

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Step 2: Connect a trip


Next, connect a trip to your Pass. This is how you'll keep track of the journeys you take.


  • Create a new trip and give it a name.
  • Or choose a trip that you've already created. You'll see a list of your existing trips that you can choose from.


More than one Pass on your device?

Each Pass needs its own trip, so if you've got a few Passes on your device, you’ll need a separate trip for each Pass.


If you've already created a trip, you can duplicate an existing trip to connect a copy of that trip to another Pass.


It's easy to add journeys from the planner to multiple trips at once, and you can name each trip something different to keep track of all your journeys.

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Step 3: Activate your Pass


Before you start your trip, you need to activate your Pass, so it's ready for travel. You'll need to fill in your passport or ID that you're travelling with and choose your start date. 

  • Enter your passport or ID number. This should match the document that you're travelling with, as you may have to show it to ticket inspectors.
  • Choose your start date. Your Pass will be valid from this day until it expires.


Not sure when you're starting your trip?

Don't worry, you can come back to this step later. You can activate your Pass up until the day you start travelling.

Remember that you can't board your first train unless your Pass has been activated, and you need to be online to activate your Pass.


Travelling later? No rush – you can activate your Pass up to 11 months after your purchase date. 


Getting ready to board the train

Add journeys to your Pass so you can board the train and show your ticket.

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Plan a journey


Search for train times in the app using the planner.


Tap on a journey to see the full details. You can filter your search using the options button to get the best results.

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Save your journey to My Trip


Once you've found a journey that suits you, tap to save the journey to your trip.


You can save a journey to as many trips as you like, so it's easy if you're travelling as a group.

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Add your journey to your Pass


Ready to travel? Go to your trip and tap to add your journey to your Pass.


Flexi Passes only: If the date of your journey is not a travel day yet, you'll need to use one of your travel days. You can read more below.


Show your ticket


This is the part of your Pass that ticket inspectors need to see. Every travel day in your Pass has a different ticket, and each ticket shows all the journeys you add to your Pass for that travel day.


You can show your ticket in just 2 taps:


  • Go to My Pass
  • Tap 'Show ticket'


The ticket inspector will scan the barcode and check that the train you are on is listed on your ticket. They will also check your personal information and may ask to see your passport or ID.


More than one Pass on your device?

You'll need to show a ticket for everyone travelling with a Pass. Just choose another Pass from the list in My Pass, then tap 'Show ticket'.

Got a Flexi Pass?

Find out more about travel days for Flexi Passes
What is a travel day?

You have a certain number of days where you can use your Pass to travel (e.g. 7 days in 1 month). You can use them whenever you like within the overall validity of your Pass. You can see how many travel days you have left in My Trip and in My Pass, along with an overview of all your travel days. 


How do I know when I'm using a travel day?

Any day where you have a journey added to your Pass counts as a travel day. We'll ask you if you want to use one of your travel days when you add a journey to your Pass. If you're not sure which days are travel days, just check My Pass.


Can I cancel a travel day?

Changed your plans? No problem – you can cancel a travel day up until midnight the day before. If you remove all your journeys from a travel day, we'll even remind you to cancel the travel day too, so none of your travel days are wasted.


Do night trains use more travel days?

You only need to use one travel day for night trains. If you're travelling on a night train that arrives after midnight, only your day of departure needs to be a travel day.


You will need to use another travel day if you change onto another train and keep travelling after your night train arrives. But we'll ask you to use another travel day when you add this journey to your Pass, so you'll know that you're covered.



Travelling in your country of residence

Find out more about travelling in your country of residence


What is my country of residence and where can I find it on my Pass? 

Your country of residence is naturally the country in which you live and/or have citizenship. You were given the option to select your country of residence during check-out, and it can be found on your Pass by tapping the “Details" button.  


Can I travel in my country of residence with a Global Pass?

Your Interrail Pass is not valid in your country of residence. However, you can use a Global Pass once to travel away from, and once to travel back into your country of residence. These two trips are called the outbound and inbound journey:

  • Your outbound journey can be used to travel from any location in your country of residence.
  • Your inbound journey can be used to travel back to your country of residence. 


Can I travel on more than one train in my home country?

Absolutely – you can travel on more than one train, provided all legs of your journey are taken within the same travel day


How do I add the outbound and inbound trips to my Pass?

The app will prompt you by asking if you wish to use your outbound or inbound journey. Once added; the journey will show up in your trip with an “Out/In” badge and then you will be allowed to make this journey in your country of residence. Your ticket for this day will also indicate that you’ve used one of these journeys.


Do I need to be online? 

You need to be online to add these journeys to your Pass (but once added, you can enjoy the view and travel offline).


Can I travel in my country of residence with a One Country Pass?   

This rule does not apply to One Country Passes; they can only be used in the country which they are valid for.

Any questions?


Check out our mobile Pass Frequently Asked Questions!