InterRail Guide and Tips

interrail guide and tips

Interrailing is a great and affordable way to travel. This is an essential Interrail guide, with all the information on routes, books, gear, and everything you need to know before you embark on your Interrail journey.

Interrail Routes

The first thing you need to do before you buy your Interrail Pass is plan your route. If you’re on a budget, you can visit cheaper countries. Here are a few suggestions for Interrail routes to give you some ideas:

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Interrail Passes

The second thing you need to choose is the duration (15, 22, or 30 days) and type (consecutive or flexi) of your Interrail Pass.

The consecutive Interrail Global Pass is the best choice if you plan to stay in each city for just one or two days and want more freedom. It allows you to travel on any day within the specified period.

The flexi Interrail Global Pass is a good choice if you plan to stay in many of the cities for three or more days. It allows you to choose the travel days within the specified period.

More information about the Interrail Passes.


“I want to go Interrailing, but I don’t know who to go with.” This is one of the biggest concerns for first-time Interrailers, and it’s also one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Keep in mind that you’ll likely be with your friends 24/7 for the duration of your trip, and arguments are bound to happen.

Avoid taking more than four friends with you on your Interrail trip. Fights can happen, and the group may split up.


interrail food

To save money while Interrailing, avoid eating at restaurants and instead make your own sandwiches with tuna, sausages, ham, or whatever you like. Buy your food and 1.5L water bottles at supermarkets instead of small grocery stores.


Accommodation is where you’ll spend most of your money while Interrailing. Use our hostel booking service to find and book budget hostels for your destinations. This way, you can compare hostel prices and make a booking easily and safely.

Keep in mind that many hostels get full in the summer, so it’s advisable to plan your route in advance and book your hostels at least 3 days before your arrival date. Avoid booking hostels too early, as you may want to change your route or miss a train.

If you’re on a budget, you can search for night train journeys using our train search. This way, you can save time by traveling while you sleep, saving money on accommodation and travel time.


Check out our Interrail checklist and print it, you can find almost everything you need for your interrail there.

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