Interrail for exchange student

lhf @ 11-02-2009 22:55

I'm an exchange student from Hong Kong who arrived last month at UK.
I got a 1-year UK student visa in my HK passport.
Since I did not live in europe for last six months, i wonder if i can buy the interrail ticket.


Pete @ 12-02-2009 08:30

You need a six months stay in an European country on the first day of validity of your InterRail pass.
Even if you have a student visa for one year, you need this six months stay... sorry. These are the official rules.

Check here if you need Interrail or Eurail:

Right now you can only travel by EURAIL which is nearly the same like InterRail.

Peter 🙂

gypsy_john @ 15-02-2009 11:18

Hi, I am another exchange student coming to the UK as well.
However, I will have been staying in the UK for more than 6 months when I start my tour in East and I do have a 1 year student visa as well. However, during my 6-month stay in the UK, I went out the country a couple of time to visit other places.
So, am I eligible to use the pass?


Pete @ 15-02-2009 17:29

Yes you are eligible to use the InterRail pass. the important thing is that your country of residence is within Europe. if you went back for a two weeks holiday to your parents country, or go to the beaches of Greece for one week is not important. important is the place of your centre of your live - the place you normally live and study! 🙂
So no problem for you to buy the pass with your visa or permit of residence printed/attached to your passport.
Have fun, Peter 🙂

gypsy_john @ 18-02-2009 17:04

Thank you very much!!

tushay90 @ 17-03-2009 12:51

hey im a student in England but with an Indian passport. I have a 4 year student visa and have been studying in England for more than 6 months. this summer a few friends are planning on interrailing. is it possible for me to interrail (assuming i get the correct visas, if any are required)?

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