Night train: the night before Interrail pass starts

alex16z @ 13-07-2007 19:31

my pass starts on the 1st september - i am planning on getting the eurostar to brussels on 31st august and getting the Nachtzug from brussels to berlin that night - the train leaves after 7pm so i am right in thinking this will be okay?

Pete @ 16-07-2007 08:14


No... this is not possible on the first day of travel - or lets say: the day before your ticket starts.

The rule using a night train leaving after 19h and then filling in your ticket the date of the next travel day -counting as only ONE travel day then is not possible on the first night.

Sorry... that's the official rule. 😲

Peter 🙂

alex16z @ 16-07-2007 21:06

ah well, my first plan was just to stay in brussels for the night so that is the one i will stick with 🙂 thanks peter!

alex16z @ 05-08-2007 14:48

do you think it would be worth trying this at the station? because the terms of the ticket do not say that this is not allowed so i could try and talk my way into it. plus the train i want to get leaves at 23:57!! only 3 mins early!

admin @ 05-08-2007 14:57


Might be a success at the station but when the controller on the train inspects your reservation and pass sh/e is likely to see the reality. And travelling without a valid pass means having to pay the full walk-up price, of perhaps 100 Euros, and possibly a penalty.

Not worth the risk and cost I think.

alex16z @ 06-08-2007 10:18

ah well, i guess a night in brussels it is.

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