Interrail: I won't have to pay anything on all the trains

nick101 @ 08-07-2008 20:32

Sorry for these really simple questions - just really confused!

- So if I buy a Interrail ticket, I won't have to pay anything on all the trains I take for the validity of the ticket? Except maybe some surcharges for sleepers/high speed trains? Is this correct?

- I live in London, so I will be depart from there and going to Paris - this service is run by Eurostar.. will I have to buy a seperate ticket and does my InterRail pass allow me to get it cheaper?

- How do I book my seat on the train? Do I do it online in advance or do I go up to the station wherever I might be?

- My planned route is: Paris > Amsterdam > Berlin > Prague > Vienna > Munich (flying back home to london) Will this be allowed on a Interrail ticket? If so, what kind of ticket will I need to buy? I am going over a three week period so I'm guessing a Global 10 stops in 22 days one?

Thanks so much for your help - I'm just so confused!

hni @ 09-07-2008 07:57

- So if I buy a Interrail ticket, I won't have to pay anything on all the trains I take for the validity of the ticket? Except maybe some surcharges for sleepers/high speed trains? Is this correct?


Many trains have supplements, though you can supposedly always find a supplement-free route alternative, using slower trains etc. If you want seat reservation (which is required on some trains), there is a reservation fee.
Read here: https://rail.cc/en/first-time-interrail

- I live in London, so I will be depart from there and going to Paris - this service is run by Eurostar.. will I have to buy a seperate ticket and does my InterRail pass allow me to get it cheaper?


Someone else has to answer this, but I'm pretty sure interrailers get a discount on the Eurostar.

- How do I book my seat on the train? Do I do it online in advance or do I go up to the station wherever I might be?


See this: https://rail.cc/en/interrail-train-reservation

- My planned route is: Paris > Amsterdam > Berlin > Prague > Vienna > Munich (flying back home to london) Will this be allowed on a Interrail ticket? If so, what kind of ticket will I need to buy? I am going over a three week period so I'm guessing a Global 10 stops in 22 days one?


The route should be no problem to cover in 22 days I think. You should choose between the 10 days in 22 global pass, or the full 22 day pass depending on how much you want to be on the move.

Pete @ 09-07-2008 08:58

Hi.

Connection London-Paris by Eurostar read here:
https://blog.rail.cc/london-to-paris-by-eurostar-train-bus-or-ferry//
https://blog.rail.cc/from-london-to-amsterdam-with-the-dutchflyer/

Peter 🙂

nick101 @ 09-07-2008 10:32

Thanks for all the help.

So how do I book the discounted Eurostar rate?

Thanks

Pete @ 09-07-2008 10:53

you have to do it either by phone at the eurostar website or directly at the station as it is not possible to do it online. 😢

nick101 @ 09-07-2008 11:16

thanks again for the super fast response

thats no problem. do i just say 'i have a youth interrail pass and i need a ticket from london to paris please' on the phone?

i can see them giving me problems.

might be easier to book it in person as i can show them the pass and everything.

was thinking about the ferry, but time is of the essense (as i only have 3 weeks) so i want to make sure i have enough time.

once again, thank you ever so much!

Pete @ 09-07-2008 11:17

yes just tell them that you own an interrail pass. and me personally also prefer the one-by-one talking to a person directly instead of calling by phone. 🙂

nick101 @ 09-07-2008 11:29

yeah thats what im thinking of doing. i work pretty close to kings cross st pancras so i can just go there during my lunchbreak.

im not departing until late february. am i correct in thinking i can buy my ticket 5 months in advance .. would it be advisable to book my eurostar seat straight after i get my ticket (which i am going to buy AS soon as i can!)

thanks :P

Pete @ 09-07-2008 11:35

You can book your ticket up to three months in advance: https://rail.shop/interrail
And there will be no problem to book then in November your Eurostar ticket as in February there aren't a lot of interrailers, so no problems if there is a seat limitation.
by the way ... nice place to work there, close to St. Pancras ... I just passed there two weeks ago ... next time I will mail you for a beer ... 😉
Peter 🙂

nick101 @ 09-07-2008 11:57

excellent. i will be 1000% using the railcc shop to buy my ticket. even though february is so long away (well kind of!) i am so excited to buy my ticket and get out there!

i dont owe you one beer, i owe you 5! 😉

Pete @ 09-07-2008 11:59

have a nice time, Peter 🙂


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