While spontaneity and adventure underpin the appeal of the Interrail pass, planning is also essential. We break down the many options
The Interrail pass was introduced in 1972 to provide an opportunity for passengers up to 21 years of age to discover more of Europe; it covered 21 countries, including now long-gone Yugoslavia and East and West Germany. In the 47 years since it has become a traveller’s “rite of passage”, particularly among students. The element of spontaneity and adventure is part of what makes Interrailing so appealing – being able to jump on a night train and wake up on the other side of Europe, without a care in the world.
And these days, Interrail passes are available for all ages.