TABLE OF CONTENTS
- What is the Interrail mobile Pass?
- How to use the Interrail mobile Pass?
- When should I activate my Interrail mobile Pass?
- Can I travel in my own country?
- What are the internet requirements?
What is the Interrail mobile Pass?
The Interrail Mobile Pass is an app-based travel document, that you can use to travel all around Europe for 7 days within a month from your first travel day. In this app, you can find and save train connections from most countries in Europe, and connect these to your pass to produce the QR-code needed for each travel day. This article, as well as those below, will explain the steps you need to take to prepare your adventure!
How to use the Interrail mobile Pass?
With a Flexible DiscoverEU Travel Pass, you will receive the Interrail Global Pass via e-mail, and you will be able to use it via the Discover EU Travel App on your smartphone. This means that all the conditions of an Interrail Global Pass will apply. You will be able to travel on any 7 days of your choice over a period of one month, starting from your first travel day.
With the Interrail Global Pass, you can travel by train within and across 33 different European countries. You can travel at your own pace on trains operated by the national railway companies.
You can use your Interrail ticket as a normal ticket, so you simply board on the train and just show the Pass and the day-ticket available in the DiscoverEu Travel App when asked from a ticket-inspector. Many High-Speed trains (like the TGV or AVE trains) and Overnight Sleeper trains can be used, but you will have to pay additional ‘pass holder supplements’ (reservation fees) for seat / sleeper berth reservations on them. Find out more about how to find out whether you need to make a reservation in the related articles.
When should I activate my Interrail mobile Pass?
With the Interrail Pass, the dates on which you travel remain flexible.
However, do note that you will need to activate your Travel Pass before the 31st of May 2023 if you have won your pass in May 2022 (round 6).
You can activate the Pass and select your first travel day, but if you change your mind, you can cancel the travel day and the activation as long as it is before the date of the selected first travel day. To do this, simply go to My Pass in the app, open your pass, and cancel any active travel days at the bottom of the screen.
From the start date on, your Travel Pass will be valid for one month. Once you have used the first travel day, you cannot de-activate the Pass any more.
Can I travel in my own country?
The DiscoverEU Contest, like the Interrail Pass, is designed to offer you the best of rail travel abroad. Therefore, you cannot use the Interrail Pass to travel within your own country, apart from when you leave/ return home.
An Interrail Global Pass is valid for travel in your country of residence on your first and last travel day. These are called outbound and inbound trips, and need to be specifically activated on your Interrail Pass. This will happen automatically when you save a train to your pass which runs within your country of residency. Therefore, you can start and end your Interrail adventure at a railway station that’s local to you.
What are the internet requirements?
The Interrail system will need to verify your mobile Pass at least once every 3 days, to ensure its validity and prevent fraud. Therefore, you'll need to open your App (it does not update itself in the background) when you're connected to the internet at least once every 3 days. 24 hours before your 3 days without internet, Interrail will send you a reminder to reconnect to the internet.
In case you do not open your App with an internet connection for more than 3 days, your mPass will be considered inactive. You'll be able to use your pass again when you re-connect to the internet with the App opened up. It sometimes takes a minute or two for your pass to be activated again, so please keep the App open for around a minute after you regain internet access again.
Some trains in Europe (especially high-speed trains) offer a Wi-Fi internet connection to the passengers. It may be useful to check if this option is available while travelling.
Don't forget to keep the notifications activated in the Discover EU Travel App to be reminded when you need to connect to the App (one internet connection every 72 hours).