InterRail: facts and figures about rail travel in Europe 

 
 

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Young European could be receiving a free InterRail pass to discover Europe by rail once they turn 18.The proposal received a warm welcome in the Parliament, but what is InterRail exactly? Check out our infographic for some basic facts about the pass and rail travel in Europe.

On 4 October MEPs discussed and supported the idea of offering free InterRail passes to young people when they turn 18. This would help them to experience Europe’s diversity, better understand each other and learn more about Europe, they said.


InterRail system offers the possibility to explore 30 countries by rail using a single pass for up to a month. Since the programme was created in 1972, millions of young Europeans have travelled throughout the continent using InterRail. A pass could cost up to hundreds of euros.