Interrail Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Discounted Passes

Europe: To celebrate 50 years of Interrailing, 43 European railways have launched a joint campaign offering a 50% discount on Interrail tickets.

These Interrail Global passes, which cover a month’s worth of travel, will be available for 252 euros (265.47 USD) until 10 May.

ICE Europa - celebrating 50 years of Interrail
ICE Europa – celebrating 50 years of Interrail – the train reads “Freedom, Friendship, Adventure”

Interrail was launched back in 1972, at the time covering travel in 21 European countries. A pass entitles you to breaks in travel for a certain period of time and in some countries, to discounts on accommodation.

Over the past 50 years more than 10 million people have used the pass to travel the continent and today it’s valid for travel in 33 European countries and also Turkey.

Although it was initially aimed at young people, everyone is able to buy an Interrail pass. However, the main users are still the young (64%), now followed closely by the over 60s.

Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn, said:

“The Interrail Pass is one of the best ideas in Europe. The ticket stands for special experiences like no other, as it connects people and cultures, allows friendships to grow from encounters, and offers so much more than just the journey or flight to a destination.

“Anyone who’s ever been on the road as an Interrailer returns home with an overflowing heart – I share that feeling with millions of people.

“Today, many are also motivated by the desire for active climate protection. That is why the Interrail Pass is an integral part of what our European rail family has to offer.”

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