- 5 days of travel within 10 days = € 163
- accommodation depends... Let us say we are using the app "AirBnB". Prices for a room range from € 15 - € 35. You can also use night trains for a small service fee, thus enabling you to sleep while traveling. I'd say you'd better count with € 50 per night average. Just as a sort of worst case scenario. Always make sure you plan a few days ahead where you will sleep.
9 x 50 = €450 --- That would be your total cost for accommodation. However, you can plan a few days ahead and make sure you get a place to stay for € 25 a night in a single/double room. It is also possible to get a room at a hostel for € 5 - € 15 a night, but you will probably sleep with more than 6 people in a room
- I don't know how much you spend on food and such. I'd say that it would be wise to overestimate this one as well. € 25,- a day for sure.
9 x 25 = € 225,-
- The total will be around 163 + 450 + 225 = ca € 850
- The alternative total - if you make sure you get a € 25 / night accommodation - will be much cheaper. 163 + 225 + 225 = ca. € 620
It's pricey but this is really a maximum. If you camp (spot = 5€ / night) in stead of renting a room, you could do it for € 450
Means of transportation: Train - using the Interrail card, you can travel anywhere in Europe.
Min. duration: 10 days, 22 days or 1 month
Sights to see: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, FYR Macedonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey
Accommodation: AirBnB, hostels or camping; depending on your budget
Season: all seasons
How to prepare for the holiday (requisites):
Granite Gear Cross-Trek 36 Liter Backpack - Black/Chromium
Earth Therapeutics: Relaxing Microwavable Neck Pillow
What you can expect: Inter rail permits you to see the most significant and monumental cities Europe has to offer in incredibly small intervals. I'll make a sample trip where I explain you how to travel.
I have bought a 5 days within 10 days trip, meaning I can only travel 5 days by train. I will depart from Poland, so I cannot travel within that country and I will start my trip on 16th of February.
From Poland I will travel to Berlin using a normal ticket. I will stay there for 2 days without using my interrail pass. The 18th of February I will depart from Berlin to Hamburg. Using the IC in stead of the ICE (high speed train), it will take me 2 hours until I reach hamburg and it would normally cost 64 euros. The 18th of February is the first day I use my Interrail, meaning that I still have 4 days that I can use this. I want to see Hamburg for only 1 day, meaning that I will depart the 19th. After Hamburg, I wish to see Copenhagen (Koebenhavn), which would take a bit less than 5 hours. I have a good feeling about Copenhagen, so I wish to stay there for 3 nights. 19, 20, 21 and departure on the 22nd of February. On the 22nd, I will travel to another city, meaning that I will use my fourth day. The 27th is the last day I can use the interrail ticket, so I have to fill 5 days with 2 days of travel available. I have decided to travel to on the 22nd Stockholm and return to Malmö on the 27th. There I will take the ferry to Swinoujscie and will get back to Poland.
In this example, you'll notice that I can plan perfectly ahead. I can also make it more spontaneous, but that will also increase the risk of things going wrong.
[Train / Student Vacation] Euro trips per train: low-budget holiday with the Interrail Pass (Eurail)
What are the rules regarding the Interrail pass? (From the interail site)Youth promo Conditions - Global Pass
- Only European residents can travel with an InterRail pass. If you are a non-European resident, you can travel with a Eurail pass.
- You can travel in your country of residence InterRail Global Pass.
- The InterRail pass is valid for travel with the participating railway, ferry and transport companies.
- Most high-speed and overnight trains require a reservation for an additional fee.
- To travel with a discounted Youth Pass, you must be aged 12 to 25 on the start date of the passport.
- A 1st class Youth Pass is valid in both the 1st and 2nd class.
- Get 15% discount if your InterRail Global Pass between 1 February and 31 March 2015 at 16:00 clock CET (15:00 GMT clock at 17.00 clock EET) order itself.
Frequently asked questions regarding the Eurail Interrail ticket:What is best suited for my trip?
This depends on the countries that you want to explore. If you want to see as much of Europe as possible, we recommend the InterRail Global Pass, which is valid for train travel in 30 European countries.
If you want to visit a particular country, you can InterRail One Country Pass instead of buying. If you want to visit 2 or 3 countries, just several One Country Passes.
What does 5 days within 10 days mean?
If you have an InterRail Global Pass order - 5 Days within 10 days, then you can decide every 5 days, within a period of 10 days on the road.
The travel days do not have to be consecutive and you can decide when to use them during the trip. A passage like this is ideal if you do not plan to go every single day.
Here are your options:
- InterRail Global Pass
- InterRail One Country Pass
How far in advance can I order an InterRail Pass?
You can order InterRail passes up to 3 months before your travel date.
If you order your InterRail pass, you must enter the date when you want to start traveling with your passport. This date is printed on the InterRail Pass as the start date of your passport. You can order your passport up to 3 months before this date.
When should I book the train?
Train reservations are required on most high speed trains and all night trains. Reservation fees are not included in your passport. It is often possible to make a reservation by avoiding a slower, alternative route.
Can I use InterRail in my own country?
No, this is an InterRail pass is not valid for travel in your country of residence.
This means that with an InterRail Global Pass you can travel in all participating countries other than the country in which you live. It is also not possible to use an InterRail One Country Pass for your own country.