Getting Around by Train in Europe
InterRailing is a great, cost-effective and easy way to experience a number of countries and cultures in Europe in one trip. Many gappers choose to travel by train by going InterRailing thanks to the flexibility it allows and the ease in which you can get from point to point. There are different InterRail passes available for different lengths of time, and you can use the trains on allocated days depending on your ticket type.
If you're under 26 you can get a huge discount, making InterRailing a great way to travel around and meet people.
8 Step Guide to Planning Your InterRailing Trip
We've put together a step-by-step guide to how to plan and experience your InterRailing adventure, covering everything from budgeting to booking your tickets, so make sure you follow it through to make sure you've got everything covered!
Planning Your InterRail Adventure
Budgeting for your trip
InterRailing is great value; however if you still need some tips you could check out our money saving tips and our advice on how to InterRail on a budget.
Deciding on your InterRail route
With so much to do and see deciding on a specific route can be tough. That’s why we suggest you simply have a rough idea of the places you want to see and go from there. Whether you are going to one country or lots our countries section can help you discover what to expect and make a list of top things to do and see. Take a look at these top 10 InterRailing experiences to spark your inspiration.
What should I take InterRailing?
We have a nice little packing list which you may find useful – don't forget your toothbrush! But the main thing to remember is what you don’t pack you can buy out there. No trip can happen without all those important documents – so quick check, have you got your:
Copy of your passport
One last thing to point out is that it is often easier to travel light, especially if you are going to be walking to accommodation from the train station. A good weight for your backpack is 10-12kg, perhaps give it a test run before you go up to your local train station to check you can carry the weight.
Who should I travel with?
Friends, partner, siblings or your nan? Or you could brave it and go alone, it's completely up to you. Europe has something for everyone, you could travel around different coffee shops writing that novel you have always wanted to, hit up all the bars with your friends or go for romantic walks with your other half. In fact you are travelling alone you may even find romance like the characters in Before Sunrise. Whatever you chose to do we know you will have a blast!
One more thing
At the moment these InterRail passes are only open to EU citizens. Sorry, we don't make the rules!
InterRailing Articles and Advice
Check out these words of wisdom from people who have been there and done it. You can find out everything from beginners' guides to how to InterRail on a budget.
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InterRailing is by far the best way to experience and explore Europe. We can help you book that dream ticket, and will make sure you get the exact pass you’re looking for, whether it’s for single or multiple countries, two weeks or two months. Just fill in the form below and one of our travel agents will be in touch soon with some prices and advice.