Interrail announces half-price unlimited passes for Europe
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To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Interrail is offering a 50% discount on all train travel packages 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 p.m. England time.
Travelers can use digital passes now and start them anytime over 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 offers a 50% off all continuous world passes until Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. These passes allow unlimited travel for one, two or three months on the national railways of 33 European countries, including:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech republic
- The Netherlands
- North Macedonia
- 1 month subscription: €335
- 2 month package: €366
- 3 month package: €451
Travelers can pay slightly extra and travel first class. For example, the 3 month pass costs €601 instead of €451 for three months of continuous travel through Europe.
Travelers can buy the passes now via the Interrail website and can start using them immediately. However, travelers can opt for a paper copy of the pass if they are unsure of the technology.
The Interrail mobile app does, however, offer:
- Free and instant delivery to the application.
- A free replacement if travelers lose or break their phone.
- Travelers don’t need to select their travel dates until they start travelling.
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 have access to 40 rail and maritime companies in 33 European countries. Additionally, travelers can board most trains by simply showing the rail pass to station staff.
Some train companies require travelers to purchase additional seat reservations, such as the Eurostar from London to mainland Europe. You can view the Interrail reservation service here.
Who can travel with Interrail?
EU citizens and non-EU citizens who are official legal residents, including UK travelers (despite Brexit), can use the Interrail pass. Non-European travellers, however, cannot use the Interrail pass.
But do not worry : there are other options for American tourists, and we’ll review the options below.
Eurail passes are popular with non-European visitors; they work just like Interrail passes.
Alternatively, US tourists can travel in Europe by bus. There are very affordable bus companies…like Flixbus—offering extremely affordable prices across the continent.
Or, US travelers can fly around Europe with the various low-cost airlines. These include Ryanair, Easyjet and Wizz Air. If travelers book in advance, say a month before their trip, they can find extremely affordable flights across 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 situation of COVID-19 in Europe
Most of Europe has dropped restrictions related to COVID-19, including entry requirements and internal restrictions related to COVID-19. Although some countries still require travelers wear masks indoors.
Vaccine passports were widespread across Europe in 2021, including France and Italy, but most of Europe has completed vaccination passports to enter events or indoor places.
The half-price Interrail pass 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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