Ticket inspection can be a slightly tense moment for some, so it's good to be properly prepared when travelling with your DiscoverEU Pass.
When it's time for ticket inspection, you simply show the QR-code you created for that travel day.This QR-code can be found in the My Pass section of your app. If you want to know how to create the QR-code, please check out this article.
In most countries the ticket inspector will visually check the details on your ticket, including the journey information you added, so make sure to add the right journeys. In some countries the ticket inspector will scan the barcode and visually check the journey information. The ticket inspector may also ask to see your passport or ID card to verify that the Pass is yours.
Ticket inspectors are currently able to scan the barcode in Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and Turkey. In all other countries, ticket inspectors will check your ticket visually.
If the train you are on has a seat reservation requirement, you will also need to show this. Your Pass’ QR code is not the same as a seat reservation, and a seat reservation always comes as a separate ticket. Make sure you have this ticket printed or downloaded on to your phone, so you can show it together with your Pass when asked. If you cannot show a seat reservation ticket where this is required, your Pass is not a valid ticket on this train.
For some high-speed trains, ticket gates function as ticket inspection at the train station. If you encounter these, scan your seat reservation ticket's barcode to open the gates. If staff approaches you for a second inspection, you can then show your Pass’ QR-code alongside your seat reservation ticket.