Utrecht, 21 September, 2020
As per today, the Eurail and Interrail Global Passes are available as a mobile Pass offering an easier, paperless and more flexible travel experience. With everything on one app, from planning a trip to boarding the train. The traditional paper Pass and travel diary for a Eurail or Interrail trip is no longer needed. Travellers can explore 33 European countries with ease and enjoy more freedom than ever before. The mobile Pass can be purchased up to 11 months before the start of a trip and travellers can choose their start date once they are ready to travel. The passes are now exclusively available via the Eurail and Interrail webshops.
After purchase, the Eurail and Interrail mobile Global Pass can be added instantly to a mobile phone with the Rail Planner app. Travellers can plan their journey and keep track of their trips with the app. The mobile Pass also makes ticket inspection easier than ever. Instead of filling in the paper travel diary, pass owners simply add journeys from the app’s planner to their mobile Pass before boarding the train and show their mobile ticket to the inspector in just a few taps. The ticket inspector can validate the Pass by visually inspecting the journey and by scanning the barcode in the app.
As an introduction offer, all Eurail and Interrail mobile Passes purchased in September and October 2020 can be exchanged or refunded at no additional cost if travellers postpone or cancel their upcoming trip.*
Earlier this summer, Eurail, the company behind the Eurail and Interrail train Passes, successfully launched the Eurail and Interrail mobile Italy Pass. This is now followed by the Global mobile Passes. The mobile version of more One Country Passes will follow later this year. Currently, the new mobile Passes are exclusively available at the Eurail and Interrail webshops. The paper Pass remains available from the webshops, main train stations in Europe and other Eurail sales agents.
Carlo Boselli, General Manager at Eurail: “It is a first that travellers can use just one e-ticket for train travel that is valid in 33 countries, from Norway to Turkey and from Finland to Portugal. More than 35 European railway carriers contributed to make this complex project succeed. Travellers who want to discover Europe by train have an easier and more flexible way of doing so with the mobile Eurail and Interrail Passes.”
*Eurail and Interrail mobile Passes can temporarily be exchanged or refunded at no additional cost. Regular refund policy includes 85% refund on a Pass, while 15% is retained as cancellation charges. Under the regular exchange policy Passes can be exchanged for another type of Pass or e.g. for a Pass with a different validity period for an exchange fee of €15 per Eurail or Interrail Pass. More information on Eurail’s refund and exchange policy: https://www.interrail.eu/en/interrail-passes/ordering-info/return-policy