However, the 7pm rule says that as long as your train leaves after 7pm and arrives at its destination after 4am, you only need to enter the date of arrival into your travel log. Find all night trains of europe and detailed pricing information. I have taken some trains though and theres something special about old sleeper trains, though theyre not the most comfortable night s sleep. It also means you can save the money you would have spent on a nights accommodation. To travel in a couchette, a 2nd class interrail ticket is enough you can of course also use a 1st class ticket but you will need an additional reservation. You can ride unlimited trains between midnight and midnight although when travelling on a night train, you only use a single day, that of your departure and spread days out as you see fit. The economic case for interrailing particularly if youre over 26 has been weakened elsewhere in europe thanks to the introduction of lowcost advanced fares by rail operators. A bike pass is easily reserved on the individual train websites e. If you use your interrail pass for a night train, you only need to use one travel day, for the day the night train departs.
Interrail passes explore europe by train with trainline. Night trains are a great option to travel from one city to another overnight and save time and even money. Think no air con in 35c trains, train breakages in the middle of the night that force you to sleep on the hallway of the next train and then getting woken up by moody border officers every two hours. I live in slovakia, we dont have a car and we take our baby in trains and buses all of the time. The students guide to interrailing the student room. Keep in mind that travelling on a night train is a great way to save on accommodation costs. Jul 17, 2015 learn how to book train reservations during your interrail and which is the best pass for you.
Cnl trains in germany offer 5bed couchettes only the sixth berth is usually folded down too and can be used as luggage rack. Mar 07, 2016 another great way to make the most of your time is to travel on a night train whenever you can, effectively freeing up the day. As well as all night trains of europe include detailed interrail reservation prices. Make sure to take pictures, create a daily diary, and grab a few lasting memories in the form of souvenirs to reflect on your time spent away. Popular destinations include vienna, berlin, munich, florence, milan and rome. Explore europe by rail and create the perfect trip to suit your needs. If you book early enough in advance, night trains can also help you save on a hostel for a night and you arrive at your next destination in the morning. Just tell us where you want to go and when, and well sort out the rest. Interrailing packages home interrail europe interrail planner. Be in amsterdam for the morning of the 16th or night of 15th. As scary as they sound, theyre actually not that bad if youve a group try book into a whole cabin yourselves and go for a bed option. If youre looking for an adventure this summer, an interrail ticket could be just what you need.
Having spent two summers interrailing round france, switzerland, italy and spain, i can reliably inform you that interrailing is cool. For a small fee on top of your inter rail pass you can book a couchette sleeping car in advance. Interrail isnt just for students europe by rail should. If online booking is possible, we explain you how and where to buy it. There is nothing more disturbing to me than arriving at a new place and not knowing where id sleep that night. We have regular travel newsletters too, packed with offers and information. While making a reservation for some of the fast trains is optional, a reservation for the night trains is always mandatory, so make sure to book your spot in advance before taking the night train. Our aim is to make interrailing easy and accessible to all, and we achieve this aim by providing complete rail, accommodation, and support in all our packages. Find all types of trains and possible reservation fees. By jamie interrailing is such a great way to visit europe.
The obb nightjet trains connect many cities in austria, germany, italy and switzerland. Id definitely do some price comparison for buying tickets rather than interrailing train travel in this region is easy and all of the websites have english versions and even apps in english. Aug 14, 2017 interrailing should be a compulsory teenage rite of passage no wonder the eu recently floated the idea of giving out free passes to all 18yearolds. However, most night trains will have seats that you can sleep on for free. Super practical interrail packing list for train travel in europe. Euroventure creates bespoke rail packages for travellers of any age. Interrail reservations for seats and night trains the most important information about interrail reservations we already listed on. You can visit bustling cities, sunsoaked beaches and tiny towns clinging to.
A singlecountry interrail pass gives unlimited travel in just one country. While the continuous pass gives you more flexibility in terms of when you travel, think about whether its likely youre going to be travelling every day. National rail this is the hub for all rail services in the uk, with online times, tickets and fares, live departure boards, and information on special offers. The whole of western europe has got airlinestyle rail fares now and if you book in advance you can go from paris to milan for 29, explains mark. You can travel comfortably by night and arrive well rested in the heart of a new city. Interrailing isnt lazing on a beach in thailand or travelling up the east coast of australia. But what should you be packing for interrailing in europe. Experience the incredible variety of different european cultures, or travel around a single country and soak up the local ambience. Its so much more than that travelling from city to city, country to country, is a truly amazing experience, and interrailing is one of the best methods of seeing mainland europe. Meet other travellers and enjoy the time on board in a couchette or sleeper. Spend the night of 11th12thth and leave the morning of the 14th. Another great way to make the most of your time is to travel on a night train whenever you can, effectively freeing up the day. Learn how to book train reservations during your interrail and which is the best pass for you. Obb nightjet night train routes with so many routes to choose from, the obb nightjet is a great way to travel.
The most important information about interrail and night trains we already listed on rail. You must arrive at least 45 minutes before your train departs so one of our team. The 7pm rule is no longer in use, so please disregard anything you have read or heard about that. Theres a phrase that means more than the sum of its parts. Inter railing is an amazing opportunity to see many countries, cultures, and landmarks within what feels like the blink of an eye. If not, it might be best to do a bit of forwardplanning and opt for the flexi pass option instead. Travelling around europe by train a guide to interrailing. Interrailing is travelling across europe by train or ferry, whether in a single country or across multiple. Enjoy amsterdam all day and night on the 16th17th18th and a half day the 19th. Interrailing packages home interrail europe interrail. Interrail pass guide 2020 how interrail passes work. With your interrail pass you can easily travel without a reservation on many regional trains in the interrail country of your choice.
For many highspeed, international, intercity services and all night trains an advance reservation is compulsory. Jun 22, 2019 rail planner, interrails app, helps find, plan, edit and save train connections on the spot, even offline. It is surprisingly cheap, and there is no better feeling than to wake up wondering which country youll be falling asleep in next. Interrail discover europe with my interrail my interrail. It has accommodation options to suit everyone, and takes you to europes greatest cities while you sleep. How much it is again, it depends on which country and which route you are going to take. On long daytrain rides you also need to mind your valuables. Gives you flexible train travel in 33 european countries. Night trains carry you over long distances while you sleep. A night train gives you more time to spend travelling around a city.
At the bottom of the page click on book only extra charge. For instance, board the euronight train in munich in the early evening and wake up in budapest the next morning, ready to explore. Interrailing is a magnificent experience for those who love to travelpermitting one the amazing opportunity to visit many european destinations. In 2017 i traveled from the netherlands by train via germany, austria, hungary, romania to istanbul in turkey. Night trains can be a fun experience and a way to save a nights hotel costs. Some people find night trains intimidating and feel vulnerable on them. The cabin was around 8 x 10 feet with a curtain to hide clothes and bags, two high shelves, a wall cabinet, a shelf with a sink and water within, electric sockets and reading lights. The latter always require a reservation, while you can often use regular seats on night trains without extra reservations. Google trips can collate all the train and hostel reservations in your inbox. In 2018, i decided to use my interrail global pass to explore switzerland by train. For a small fee on top of your interrail pass you can book a couchette sleeping car in advance. Book reservations for german night trains at the deutsche bahn website. They are reasonably prices, the most ive ever paid was 20 but often they will only allocate a certain number of tickets for interrailers so try to buy the. Interrailing should be a compulsory teenage rite of passage no wonder the eu recently floated the idea of giving out free passes to all 18yearolds.
Taking trains there isnt quite a walk in the park and its not a spa vacation either. The average cost for a nice, comfy overnight ride by. Multiaward winner for customer service at the british youth travel awards in 2018 and 2019. What is an interrail pass interrail is the railpass range for european residents. They are concerned of being relieved of their valuables while asleep. Im not inter railing as its cheaper for me to buy tickets as i go and sometimes buses are faster etc. Also, it covers a nights accommodation at the same time. Interrail passes date back to 1972, when the national railways of europe clubbed together to. Interrailing for grownups why nows the time to explore europe by train. Spend the night of the 9th10th and begin travels again on the 11th towards prague. Night trains can be a fun experience and a way to save a night s hotel costs. Train reservations and types of interrail passes road delta.
Skopje is interesting and theres so many beautiful places out of the city. Use our interactive map to plan your journey and book accommodation for your chosen route. Italy is one of the most breathtaking parts of europe and can be incredibly easy to travel around by rail. For example, if you travel on a night train from 9 to 10 august, you only write down 9 august. The most important information about interrail and night trains we already listed on. Lets you explore a specific country of your choice.
With the interrail pass, you can discover europe by train and travel across the continent with over 40,000 stations across 10,000 destinations to discover. Youll be travelling in either standard or standard premier, depending on the class of your rail pass. You have to book seats on tgv, ave, thalys and most other highspeed services as well as. From the historical sites of rome and pompeii to the beautiful rolling tuscan hills of florence and the famous venetian canals, this country has it all. Give it a gander, and if you have any tips yourself dont hesitate to share in our comments section below. Whatever the length of your trip, our interrailing guide is perfect should you be planning on visiting multiple cities in italy. If you catch a night train or ferry, it would normally count as two days from your travel allowance. Top tip pack your sleeping bag close to the surface of your backpack it can get cold on trains at night, wherever you are, along with something comfy to rest your head on, a bottle of drinking water, toilet paper, a. Aug 05, 2016 interrailing for grownups why nows the time to explore europe by train. They are reasonably prices, the most ive ever paid was 20 but often they will only allocate a certain number of tickets for interrailers so try to.
Spend the night of the 14th and a long day the 15th. Interrailing guide for beginners 2020 save the student. Advice for travel by european overnight train in a sleeper. Book your hotels in advance here, also for apartments and hostels. I have taken some trains though and theres something special about old sleeper trains, though theyre not the most comfortable nights sleep. The interrail pass comes in different price bands, according to how long its for and how many travel days you require. Whilst interrail tickets cover the cost of the ticket, on some of the faster and over night trains youll need to purchase a reservation to accompany your interrail ticket. If you book early enough in advance, night trains can also help you save on hostels, cutting out the possible long stretches of travel time in the process. Far more interesting, wouldnt you say, than day trains. With one ticket, you can travel freely on europes trains for up to a month. She loves to travel, inspired by a 6week trip to thailand in 2016, and is a keen writer. Id definitely do some price comparison for buying tickets rather than inter railing train travel in this region is easy and all of the websites have english versions and even apps in english. That means you only use one day from your travel allowance, leaving you an extra one in the bag.
Sleepers are hotels on rails, with proper beds and washbasin, 1, 2, 3, or occasionally 4 beds per compartment. With interrailing the choice is all yours when you travel. Night trains in italy given the rise of budget airlines and highspeed trains in europe, traveling by overnight train might seem a bit antiquated. To travel by night train on your interrail journey is a positive experience. Wow, you decided to explore europe by train with interrail or eurail.
Super practical interrail packing list for train travel in. Interrail night trains overview of all night train in europe to travel by night train on your interrail journey is a positive experience. Interrailing packages ltd is an abtot licensed tour operator offering predesigned and bespoke european interrail journeys to travellers of all ages. Rail planner, interrails app, helps find, plan, edit and save train connections on the spot, even offline. Seren phillips talks us through her experience of taking interrail night trains on her interrail trip. There are a range of ticket types on night trains in europe, ranging from a simple reclining seat, naturally the cheapest option, moving up to a bed in a couchette car, where youll be sharing with three to five other people, to a private cabin in a sleeper car for. Click on purchase or check availability ignore the prices for the train of your choice. When travelling on a night train, you only have to write down the day of departure. Travelling europe by rail is a growing trend among all ages, so here are our top 5 reasons that interrail isnt just for students.
In 2019, interrail announced simpler rules for night trains. A reservation for night train is mandatory and you should do it asap for the best accommodation option. To travel with eurostar using your pass you need to book your seat in advance and pay a seat reservation fee. Book your interrail train pass with trainline today. Purchasing an interrail pass allows unlimited travel in europe over a number of days, based on the pass you purchased making this method of travelling perfect for those looking to explore with less restrictions than flights. Even if its only 1 hour in advance, i always book my stays online. But not so many exist anymore, what with so many cheap flights all over europe competing. Advice for travel by european overnight train in a sleeper or. On the day of departure of the night train, you can take as many trains as you want.
Travelettes 10 things to pack for an interrail trip. Most night trains offer regular seats as well as beds in couchette and sleeper cars. A global interrail pass gives unlimited train travel on the scheduled train services of the national train operators across most of europe. It also means you can save the money you would have spent on a night s accommodation.834 521 1372 461 717 322 830 685 1092 1293 1117 69 1123 1150 474 57 664 368 978 1658 885 314 546 215 52 14 1042 1347 369 876 1329 1305