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This heavily depends on the type of train you are planning to use. In general there are 5 different type of trains you can use with your Interrail/Eurail pass regional trains which are included in a pass and no reservations are possible trains with reservations available but not compulsory. If you don't buy such a reservation before boarding the train you ...


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According to the following source: Interrail.eu the age at the first day of your travel is important. The reduced prices can be found in the price lists of the Interrail Pass under the "Youth" tab. If you are at least 28 years old on the first day of your Interrail trip, you will need an Adult Pass.


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First, it is very, very unlikely for German ICEs to have all seats reserved. Many Germans don’t reserve their seats because they either have season tickets or a non-fixed itinerary or don’t want to pay the reservation fee. (This may change once reservations are included in the ticket price, but that has recently been postponed to a later, unannounced date.) ...


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It's been a long time since I used an InterRail pass, but in practice, the basic assumption is that your country of citizenship is your country of residence. If you think about it, there's no other feasible option: if Lukasz shows up in Germany and buys an IR pass with his Polish passport, there's no possible way for the DB ticket office, or any DB ticket ...


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The distribution varies from country to country, but in general there are three classes of trains you may encounter: 1. Trains without seat reservation. This includes local and regional trains almost everywhere, and a fraction of longer-distance trains that varies by country. For these you just board the train and hope to find two vacant seats close to ...


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As you live and work in Germany (I assume you're in Germany for more than 180 days/year) you cannot use the InterRail pass in Germany. Claiming to reside in Poland while you actually live in Germany would be a fraud. Take your proof of residence (Meldebescheinigung) with you on the trip to prove your current adress (if asked by a conductor). It should be ...


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You would have to stand, unless there are too many people standing, so that escape ways would be blocked. In that case at first they would ask for volunteers to vacate the train (they might get some vouchers etc.). If that doesn't work out, then the police will come and remove some passengers (without getting vouchers). The last case happened some times in ...


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During that time of year, the connection Hamburg–Copenhagen is very busy. Before they introduced compulsory reservation in the summer months, I had a train that was so full, I had to almost physically fight my way to my resered seat, and this almost happened. (They did leave in the end — with a delay — but still very packed.) Thus, you should reserve a seat ...


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You didn't specify the exact destinations so I'm going to guess based on what you said. Italy is usually crowded in the summer. Given your picture I suspect you may want to spend some time in Liguria. Usually, the trains are very crowded during weekends because people from close regions use to go there for a relaxing two days at the beach. Depending on ...


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When they have an UK passport, that will be enough for the 'residence' requirement. Officially you can only buy an InterRail pass in the country you live, but if they are from one of the countries where the residents/citizens can buy an InterRail pass, they should bring their passport or ID card and if possible something that proofs that they live in the ...


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you can register at the German Embassy in London and get a change of residency status in your passport. https://uk.diplo.de/uk-de/02/-pass/wohnortaenderung It's a bit annoying, but shouldn't be a problem. Edit: The Interrail Whatsapp customer service just confirmed that this is the only option for Uk residents.


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If you are travelling terminus to terminus on a ICE train it is unlikely that you will not be able to find a seat, especially if you are not travelling at peak business times. I have used ICE trains before without reserving and never struggled to find a seat. Just check the small display above the seat and be prepared to move if a seat is free now but not ...


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When purchasing an Inter Rail ticket you have to supply the relevant documentation to meet qualifying requirements. In my case it was a valid Passport which showed I am a citizen of a qualifying country. I doubt you will be able to 'get round' these requirements. And I doubt you will want to be on the end of getting found out either as that is fraud. If ...


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First, you usually need a passport or national ID to get on the plane (using web check-in you might get around that, depending on airport, airline and boarding procedure details). Furthermore, Even if you don't need a passport for border checks within the Schengen area, it is still always highly recommended to take a passport or ID card with you, so you ...


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Documents are not normally checked on the trains - certainly not proof of residency. However, to be safe, you can always get 85-100% of the Interrail Price refunded, and then buy an Eurail pass.


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According to Interrail website , Interrail passes are valid on the entire line (Montreux-Interlaken-Lucerne) Interrail passes are valid on the entire Golden Pass journey. Seat reservation for groups is compulsory and for individuals recommended Although they recommend making a reservation for individuals, in my experience it is not needed, especially ...


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As far as I can tell there is only one daily train from Barcelona to Toulouse, RSC 9726. Someone do correct if wrong. According to the interail railpanner app your pass will be accepted but you will need to buy an additional compulsory reservation for a fee of €15 euro (https://www.interrail.eu/en/plan-your-trip/trains-europe/high-speed-trains/renfe-sncf-...


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The answer appears to be yes, Interrail passes are valid on this train, but I haven't yet found any truly explicit confirmation that this also applies in summer. The rail.cc website says: Interrail est valide sur les trains suivants gérés par la SNCF (compagnie nationale): TGV, Intercités, TER ainsi que Thalys et Eurostar. This confirms that your ...


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When you go to pick up your new passport, ask to keep the old one. They will void it by clipping a corner or punching a hole through it, but that is sufficient to establish the connection between the passport number on the ticket and your identity.


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Just book a seat reservation only, without a ticket, if you are worried. Pick a train, select book without registering to pay with paypal or credit card, and print your reservation


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Can I use my Interrail pass on all Finnish trains? It's worth checking in advance which trains have a surcharge or require reservations. There are certainly high-speed and night trains in Finland. Most high-speed and night trains require a reservation at an additional cost. Source: http://www.interrail.eu/interrail-passes/one-country-pass/finland How ...


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When I used my InterRail pass (I have to admit it was a few years ago) my passport was checked about every other time. Now is my passport on of a participating country so that one check was enough. At that time you had to have been a resident in one of the participating or other allowed European countries for 6 months or longer. That requirement seems to be ...


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Yes, for a reservation-optional train you can sit anywhere that is in the right class, and has not been reserved by someone else. It varies from railway to railway how easy it is to tell whether a seat has been reserved, or for which part of the route of the train. Sometimes that are little paper reservation markers you can look for. Others have electronic ...


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The reason is more likely to be historical, rather than a practical difference with the two passes. As a matter of fact, Interrail actually covers more countries than Eurail with Great Britain being the difference. The Eurail-plan was started in 1959 as a way to originally get American visitors to visit European countries. Interrail on the other hand was ...


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Your question is explicitly about BOARDING... They check your entitlement when you apply to get a pass. When boarding, they may check your travel report. If the travel report does not flush, they will be entitled to examine the supporting docs, and if those do not flush, you will be detained for fraud. They do not always check, but they will always ...


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If you are an EU citizen and travelling within the EU, your soon-to-expire passport will be enough. If you are not an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen and travelling to the Schengen area, you do in fact need a passport whose validity extends at least three months after the end of your trip and your current passport is not enough. Those two simples rules cover about 30 ...


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rail.cc offers a crompehensive overview on interrail reservation fees across Europe. Unfortunately each railway organization handles reservations differently. Therefore my best advise would be to buy reservations within the respective countries directly at train stations (or sometimes even get free reservations). Reservations are one of the reasons ...


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The tram train is part of the SNCF Ter Alsace it says "DÉPARTS SNCF" and the other says "DÉPARTS CAR, MÉTRO,…" and the TRAM-TRAIN is under "DÉPARTS SNCF". So it qualifies for Interrail.


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In case anyone else has this issue, I had the ticket changed (which cost around £60), but it would not have been an issue. The tickets were checked on most trains, but not once against the passport, even for Eurostar. In most cases, the ticket inspectors didn't really know what to do with interrail passes and just checked the dates.


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If the InterRail officials tell you that it is better to change the pass, it is better to change the pass. Passports are often checked against the name on the pass in some countries and less often (to almost never) in others, and in several countries the train people will see Alex and Alexander as the same name, in other countries they may make a case out ...


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