New European train ticket system – five news from Interrail

Interrail pass

Before this year’s train holiday, Interrail brings with five big news. Among other things, a new train passport, the Interrail pass, is introduced, and Estonia has become the latest country to join the European train system.

Want to go on a train hitch? Before this year’s train travel with Interrail, five news was presented for 2020.

Train in Estonia

Estonian train
Estonian train

1. As of January 1, 32 European countries are joining Interrail, the newest addition being Estonia. The Estonian train company Elron will not require any reservations, and you can get to various cities such as historic Narva, beautiful Viljandi, and the university town of Tartu.

Travelers with the Intarrailpass also receive discounts on various ferries on the Baltic Sea, such as Tallink and Viking Line.

Interrail has not yet got on with the middle country in the Baltic – Latvia, which means that it is not currently possible to travel with Interrail through all three countries. But work on getting with Latvia continues during the year.

France – Italy

Thello train in Italy
Thello train in Italy

2. In addition to Estonian Elron, the train company Thello also joins Interrail. Thello runs day trains between French and Italian cities such as Marseille and Milan as well as night trains between Paris and Venice.

New train shutter pass

More time
More time

3. The old 3-day pass is exchanged for a new 4-day ticket, which costs EUR 185 in second class for young people, EUR 246 for adults, and EUR 221 for people over 60 years.

New rules for night ferries

Night ferry
Night ferry

4. The rule for night trains will henceforth also apply to Greek Attica night ferries. That is, you write in the departure date in the calendar instead of before choosing between the departure date or the arrival date.

Cheaper Youth Pass

Price reduction
Price reduction

5. The Interrail youth pass will be 2 percent cheaper. Instead of paying 23 percent less than the regular price, the price becomes 25 percent cheaper.

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One thought on “New European train ticket system – five news from Interrail

  1. This is just what we were looking for. We are a team of friends from the US who want to explore Europe by train. Many thanks!

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