To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Interrail is offering 50% off all rail travel passes until May 10. For many backpackers and tourists, Interrail passes are the cheapest, most efficient, and fastest way to explore Europe without breaking the bank.
Interrail will offer the flash sale until Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 11.59 pm UK time.
Travelers can use digital passes now and start them at any time in the next 11 months. And although most of Europe has lifted its COVID-19 restrictions—travelers can buy now and wait until next year to use their half-price rail passes.
The Details Of The Special Offer
Interrail is offering a 50% discount on all continuous global passes until Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 11.59pm. These passes allow unlimited travel for one, two, or three months on the national railways of 33 European nations, including:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- Great Britain
- The Netherlands
- North Macedonia
The Current Offers:
- 1 month pass: €335
- 2 month pass: €366
- 3 month pass: €451
Travelers can pay slightly extra and travel via first class. For example, the 3-month pass costs €601 instead of €451 for three months continuous travel around Europe.
Travelers can buy the passes now via the Interrail website and can immediately begin using the passes. However, travelers can opt for a paper copy of the pass if they’re uncertain about technology.
The Interrail mobile app, however, offers:
- Free, instant delivery to the application.
- A free replacement if travelers lose or break their phones.
- No need for travelers to select their travel dates until they begin traveling.
Important tip: Flash sale passes are not refundable or exchangeable and cannot be purchased in combination with Plus.
What Does The Interrail Pass Cover?
The Interrail pass is a train ticket that allows travelers to board most trains in Europe. Travelers will enjoy access to 40 railway and ferry companies in 33 European nations. What’s more, travelers can board most trains by simply showing the rail pass to staff at the train station.
Some train companies require travelers to purchase additional seat reservations—such as the Eurostar from London to Mainland Europe. You can check out the Interrail reservation service here.
Who Can Travel With Interrail?
European citizens and non-European citizens who are official legal residents—including British travelers (despite Brexit)—can use the Interrail pass. Non-European travelers, however, can’t use the Interrail pass.
But don’t worry: there are other options for American tourists, and we’ll go over the options below.
Eurail passes are popular for non-European visitors; they work just like the Interrail passes.
Alternatively, American tourists can travel within Europe via bus. There are some very affordable bus companies—such as Flixbus—offering extremely affordable prices continent-wide.
Or, American travelers can fly around Europe with the various budget airlines. These include Ryanair, Easyjet, and Wizz Air. If travelers book in advance, such as one month before their trip, they can find extremely affordable flights around Europe. Airline tickets can be as low as $5 or $10, but of course you’ll want to see what they charge for things like baggage and seat selection before you book.
The COVID-19 Situation In Europe
Most of Europe has dropped COVID-19 restrictions—including entry requirements and internal COVID-19 restrictions. Although some nations still require travelers to wear masks indoors.
Vaccine passports were widespread around Europe in 2021, including in France and Italy, but most of Europe has ended vaccine passports to enter indoor events or venues.
The Interrail pass at half price is an incredible offer. With freedom of movement returning to Europe and the summer months approaching, there’s never been a better time to buy the pass and explore the great continent.
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