Interrail Global Pass

Are you longing for a great adventure through Europe? Then why not travel in 33 countries with the Interrail Global Pass?


  • Discover 33 European countries within 4 days or 3 months  
  • Paperless travel with the mobile Pass
  • Unlimited train use on the day of travel
  • Flexibility: travel for a few days within a month or up to 3 months at a time
  • Buy now and travel up to 11 months later
From EUR 194

From 01.06.24-01.09.24, reservations are compulsory on many cross-border connections to and from Germany. Please book a separate seat reservation for your journey during this period. You can find more information in the FAQ.

Pass surcharges
In addition to the reservation, a Pass surcharge is required on certain connections, e.g. for the ICE/TGV to France. You can find more information in the FAQ.

Further information: Surcharges, e.g. for journeys to France, buy here

Frequently asked questions

The Interrail Global Pass gives you the following options: 

  • 4, 5 or 7 travel days of your choice within one month
  • 10 or 15 travel days of your choice within two months
  • 15 or 22 consecutive travel days
  • 1, 2 or 3 months of travel starting on any day of your choice

The prices for an Interrail Global Pass vary from country to country. Some Global Passes are available from as little as EUR 194 euros.

  • Children under the age of 4 travel for free and do not need their own Interrail Pass.
  • Up to two children under the age of 12 can accompany an adult free of charge. An Interrail Youth Pass must be booked for each additional child.
  • Children under the age of 12 travelling alone need an Interrail Youth Pass.
  • Children aged 12 and over need an Interrail Youth Pass.

Note: The free Child Pass for children under 12 can be booked together with an adult pass. Add the number of Child Passes you require to your shopping basket when ordering your own adult Interrail Pass. A maximum of two children can travel free of charge with one adult. The accompanying adult does not have to be a relative, but must be at least 18 years old at the time of the trip.

You can purchase an Interrail Pass in several ways:

  • Mobile-Pass:
    You can book your Interrail Pass digitally by selecting the "mobile Pass" option at the checkout. You will then receive an e-mail containing the order confirmation and Pass number, which you can use to load your Pass to the Eurail/Interrail Rail Planner app.
  • Online booking with Pass sent by post:
    You can order your Interrail Pass online and receive it by post. Please allow enough time for delivery.
  • Individual support:
    Would you like individual customer support and the opportunity to buy a Pass over the counter? You can also buy an Interrail Pass at our travel centres and from a host of travel agents.

To travel with the mobile Pass, you need your smartphone, the Rail Planner app and an internet connection (at least once every three days). Simply select the "mobile Pass" option at the checkout. You will receive an e-mail containing the order confirmation and Pass number so you can load your Pass to the app.

Activating your mobile Pass
Follow the instructions in the order confirmation e-mail to load the Pass to the app and activate it. You can either do both steps at once, or add the pass to the app first and activate it later – it's up to you.

Travelling with the mobile Pass
Find the routes and travel connections you need in the Rail Planner app. Tap a connection to save it to My Trip, where you can see all your travel plans at a glance. When you are ready to make the trip, tap it to add that journey to your Pass. The journey will then appear under My Pass as a ticket, so that you can show it during ticket inspection on the train.

You can download the Rail Planner app here:

Interrail Global Pass: Yes, the Interrail Global Pass gives you two journeys for the country where you are living. One of these journeys is for departing from your country of residence and the other is for your return to your country of residence.

Interrail One Country Pass: No, you cannot use the One Country Pass to travel in the country where you are living.

You will need a reservation to travel on many of Europe’s high-speed trains and on all night trains. You cannot travel on these trains without a reservation.

Please also note that a reservation including surcharge is required for high-speed trains between Germany and France and for Eurocity trains between Munich and destinations in Italy.

You can make your reservation for almost all European trains up to 6 months before departure online here, at DB points of sale and at, for some trains up to 3 months before departure.

The Interrail Pass does not include reservation fees.

When travelling with the Interrail Pass, you must show the identification document specified in the Interrail Pass on the train.

When purchasing, you must specify the following:

  • First name and surname
  • Date of birth
  • Country of residence
  • The number of your valid ID document
  • The date of your departure (= start of the Pass’s validity period)

Exchange before the first day of validity:
Free of charge

Cancellation up to and including the fist day of validity:
Subject to a fee of 15%

Exchange or cancellation after the first day of validity:
Not possible

A refund for a digital pass (mPass) can only be processed if the pass has not yet been activated or if the pass has been deactivated again before the first day of validity.

Your Interrail Pass gives you a host of discounts, such as for hotels and museums. You can find a complete overview of the benefit partners at:

With the European Football Championship 2024 in Germany, we are expecting exceptionally high demand for international connections.

By extending the reservation requirement, which already exists on some international runs on a seasonal or year-round basis, we are offering you a reliable and comfortable journey.

Die Reservierungspflicht gilt ganzjährig für Reisen zwischen Deutschland und Frankreich sowie zwischen Deutschland und Polen.

Darüber hinaus gibt es für viele internationale Reisen eine saisonale Reservierungspflicht vom 1. Juni bis 1. September 2024, in die Schweiz über den Grenzübergang Lindau-Reutin ist diese verlängert bis einschließlich 5. Oktober 2024.

No, the reservation requirement only applies to cross-border journeys. There is no obligation to make a reservation within Germany.

Yes, a seat reservation is always required for trains that require a reservation. You can subsequently submit your unused seat reservation to the Passenger Rights Service Centre or to a DB sales outlet for a refund. Further information can be found at

  • Yes, in addition to your Interrail pass/Eurail pass, passport travellers also require a reservation for international trains requiring a reservation.
    Please note: Travelling on the Brenner cooperation train to Italy also requires the tariff surcharge.
  • For some runs, a surcharge is required for passport travellers, e.g. on long-distance services to/from France or on the Brenner Cooperation trains to Italy.
  • We recommend that you plan and book your journey well in advance.