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Trains & ferries

Learn all about the varied seating, sleeping and comfort options offered by different European trains and included ferries.

Trains in Europe


Discover up to 33 European countries by train with an Interrail Pass. You can explore the length and breadth of Europe by choosing the type of trains that best fit your adventure.


Explore more about the railways and different train types in each European country by clicking the yellow button.


Railway companies covered by the Pass


We work together with many railway companies in the 33 countries that are covered by our Pass. You'll find an overview of the train, ferry and public transport companies that are included in the Interrail Pass.

Explanation of train names


Here's a quick guide to what the train names mean in your Reservation Self-Service search results. Explore the train names by clicking the button.

Seat and sleeping options


Many trains offer you a choice of seat types. For day trains, your choice of seating depends on the amount of legroom and extra facilities. For night trains, your choice ranges from a reclining, airline-type seat to a private cabin with a comfy bed. Your journey, your choice.

Differences between 1st & 2nd class


First-class rail travel is irresistible. There is nothing like watching the beautiful, ever-changing European scenery pass by from a quiet, comfortable train compartment. Explore the differences between 1st and 2nd class by clicking the yellow button.


Ferry routes and boats


Interrail Passes include access to many free and discounted European ferry routes and boats. Check out our overview of the major ferry lines partnering with Interrail.