European Rail Passes...

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1. Posted by yo-yo (Budding Member 7 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hey all...

I'm at the very early stages of planning a 6 month trip around Europe. I've heard loads of people say that you can buy rail cards for extended jounies but as of yet have only been able to find tickets valid for 1 month. Does anyone have any suggestions...??

Many Thanks
Nicola x x

2. Posted by zaandra (Budding Member 20 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!


I found this site what might help you to get through Europe by train.

The 8 INTERRAIL zones

Your InterRail pass lets you travel freely in 2nd class on your selected network/s. Select from 28 European networks, the Moroccan network and the Turkish network. All these networks are divided into 8 different zones:

Zones Pays

Zone A Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland

Zone B Finland, Norway, Sweden

Zone C Germany, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland

Zone D Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic

Zone E Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands

Zone F Spain, Morocco, Portugal

Zone G Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Turkey
sea routes Brindisi-Patras, Ancona-Patras and Bari-Patras

Zone H Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Yugoslavia


Prices in euros valid from 01/04/2005

Pass for Validity

InterRail -26 InterRail 26+ InterRail -12
1 zone 16 days 195,00 286,00 143,00
2 zones 22 days 275,00 396,00 198,00
8 zones 1 month 385,00 546,00 273,00


The InterRail Pass:
is registered in your name and cannot be transferred;
is only valid in 2nd class on the selected zone networks*;
entitles you to a 50% reduction on the journey approaching the zone/s you have chosen.

  • passengers living in countries other than Belgium cannot travel free of charge in these countries, even if they already have passes valid in the zone to which their countries belong.

The InterRail pass can only be reimbursed if it is unused and is presented before the 1st day of validity. A partly used or lost pass will not be reimbursed or replaced.


In some cases, however, you will have to pay a supplement: to travel first class (except in the Asian part of Turkey);
for nighttime comfort (sleepers);
to use certain EuroCity or high speed trains such as:
- TALGO, AVE and Euromed in Spain;
- EC/IC in Germany, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Romania;
- TGV in France;
- ICE and ICE-Sprinter in Germany.

Holders of InterRail passes valid for zone E can travel by Thalys, Eurostar and TGV by purchasing a ticket at the "Pass" rate.
Holders of InterRail passes valid for zone A can travel with Eurostar by buying a ticket at the "Pass" rate.

Find out in your local station before boarding the train!

Well,this counts when u buy this pass in Belgium but this is to give you an idea about zones and prices.

Good luck!Byeee

3. Posted by evakan (Full Member 188 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Go to Largest ticket is 3 months for $1,075 USD for a youth (under 26, youth passes valid in 2nd class only), or 3 months for $1,408 USD for anyone over 26.

4. Posted by luvtravel (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it! isn't going to help European residents any though. Same for residents of the Russian Federation, Turkey, Morocco, Algeria, or Tunisia. Only those not residing in Europe are eligible for Eurail passes.

5. Posted by evakan (Full Member 188 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Ooops! Pay attention Evan!