50% off unlimited train journeys in Europe

To celebrate 50 years of Interrail, there’s currently a 50% discount promotion but it ends at midnight tonight.

What Is Interrail?

Simply put, it’s a train ticket which allows you to get on almost any train at any time within Europe. There are a few asterisks there but that’s the premise and the scope of travel is huge!

As you can see by the above map, Europe is your oyster. Now you aren’t allowed to use your Interrail card in your country of residence, I’ve looked to see if this can be exploited in any way but there’s no joy. You can get 1 Journey to a destination port there and back. So for example, I could board a train to London St Pancras as that is where I would start my journey out of the country to Paris let’s say and the same when coming home. How this is tracked I’m unsure.

When you purchase the pass you have 11 months to start using it so up until April 2023.

The Deal

The passes on offer are either the 1, 2 or 3 month ones with the latter being the best bang for the buck. These are age specific so for second class there are:

  • Youth (Under 27) – 1 Month £211, 2 Month £230, 3 Month £285.
  • Adult (28 and over) – 1 Month £281, 2 Month £307, 3 Month £379.
  • Adult (60 and over) – 1 Month £253, 2 Month £277, 3 Month £341.
  • Family (starting at 1 Adult and 2 children) is the same price as the Adult pass.

What’s good is the deal is available for first-class travel too priced as follows:

  • Youth (Under 27) – 1 Month £281, 2 Month £307, 3 Month £379.
  • Adult (28 and over) – 1 Month £375, 2 Month £410, 3 Month £505.
  • Adult (60 and over) – 1 Month £338, 2 Month £369, 3 Month £455.
  • Family (starting at 1 Adult and 2 children) is the same price as the Adult pass.

Thoughts

I absolutely love travelling by rail, it’s like being chauffer driven only with the ability to go for a wander whilst still on the move. Regarding the pricing, the initial outlay does look pretty significant but it wouldn’t take many journeys to be quids in, especially when you can just get on a train there and then without having to look for the cheapest option.

If it wasn’t for travel restrictions i’d have purchased the 3 month first class one in a heartbeat. Trips like leaving my home town, going by London, Paris, Stuttgart, Salzburg and ending up in Istanbul. Then adding on trips around Croatia, Starting in Switzerland heading down through Italy and then taking a 17-hour ferry to Barcelona then another 9-hour ferry to Ibiza.

All jokes aside, I could easily get £10,000 with of value out of the 3 months first class pass.

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