Take the train to Europe!
Travel by land in Europe! The train is an ecological mode of transport suitable for different budgets. There are two kinds of Interrail Passes available: the Interrail Global Pass that covers many countries and the country-specific Interrail One Country Pass. Choose the option that best suits you and start your adventure!
Your safety is important to us
We have compiled tips for ensuring your train travel is as safe as possible. You find the most current information concerning train travel as well as the most frequently asked questions here.
Interrail Global Pass
Learn more about the Pass that covers all Interrail countries
Discounts with Interrail PassesMany extra benefits and discounts
Certain shipping companies, private railway companies and bus companies grant discounts on certain transfer connections for persons holding a valid Interrail Pass.
Interrail One Country Pass
Learn more about the country-specific Interrail Pass
See the world by trainChildren travel for free
Did you know that children under 12 years of age can Interrail for free in the company of an adult pass holder? Each adult can be accompanied by up to two children.
How do I buy an Interrail Pass?
Before buying an Interrail Pass
- You can buy an Interrail Pass in all of VR’s service points at the earliest 11 months before the beginning of the trip.
- Interrail Passes are not sold on the vr.fi website but you can buy them from the international interrail.eu website.
- When the Pass is bought, the validity period is marked on it.
- When buying an Interrail Pass, you need a valid passport or personal identity card. Please note that a driving license is not accepted. If you intend to use your personal identity card as proof of identity during your trip, check whether it is accepted in the countries where you intend to travel.
After you have bought an Interrail Pass
- If your trip is cancelled in its entirety before the first journey day, the price of the Interrail Pass is refunded to you with a service charge deducted from it.
- A Promotional Pass cannot be returned, changed or exchanged.
- Interrail Passes are mainly used without a seat reservation. However, some European railway companies require seat reservations on certain trains. You can find more information about seat reservations on the interrail.eu website.
- We recommend that you take out a travel insurance policy. Insurance provides extra protection in many situations, for instance if you have bought a Promotional Pass and have to cancel your trip due to illness.
For the homebound journey
Your Interrail Pass is not valid in your country of residence, apart from leaving and re-entering when travelling on Global Pass. If you want to save travelling days on your Pass, you can purchase a separate ticket for domestic travel.
How to go Interrailing from Finland
An easy way to travel to European cities is to cross the Baltic Sea on a ship. Persons holding an Interrail Pass get a discount on one-way tickets. For timetables, see the websites of the shipping companies.
The best journey app for an Interrailer
The Rail Planner App is very helpful already during the planning of the trip. The app includes train timetables, a route planner and seat booking tool, travel information for your destinations and more. The app is free and does not require an internet connection.
Interrail on the map
On the map below, you can see the Interrail countries and their railway companies.
The railway companies along your journey
The Interrail network consists of several railway and ferry companies and public transport operators in altogether 33 countries. You can book a seat in advance with them when planning your trip.
Interrail was born in 1972
Initially, 22 countries participated and passes were only sold to travellers under 21 years of age. Today, you can Interrail in almost all of Europe and there is no age restriction.
Interrail is becoming more popular
Interrail has always been popular among the young, but adults and the elderly are also becoming more and more interested in this form of travel.