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As some of my friends already asked me about how to prepare for your first InterRail trip, I decided to write a post about it. Firstly, there are three things I want to mention:

  • Actually, I’m not an European citizen and this post will be written in the perspective of an Asian student who wants to try InterRail to explore Europe during her time staying here. .
  • For sure that there will be a lot of disagreements about it, if you have some, please read the sentence above and replace “an Asian student” by Furu, so yeah, it is just my experience and my opinion ^^~!
  • Some people will say that I just only repeat the information you can easily find on the Internet, but yeah, I just want to gather it for people who need and be interested in it ^^~

So yeah, now, it is time to start :).

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Firstly, there are two types of Pass that non-European student can use, named : InterRail Pass and EURaill Pass. Information about those passes can be found in the links below:

Please take into notice that InterRail is for people who have stayed in Europe for more than 6 months and EURail is for the rest. Normally, EURail is much more expensive than InterRail so you can consider when you want to go for an EU-trip. However an EURaill pass normally has a longer valid time ( The Global Pass of EURail can be valid up to 3 months but for InterRail is only 1 month). So my recommendation is if you are degree students and will stay in Europe for more than 6 months, maybe InterRail is for you. On the other hand, if you only come to Europe for a short time like 1 semester as exchange students for example, you should go with EURail ( so you can travel every weekend during your stay in Europe \:D/).

Secondly, it comes to the time to choose which pass you want. Here, I only mention about InterRail as I only have experience in it. There are many kinds of pass with different number of travel days so you should consider about the time you are available for the trip as well as the number of places you want to visit before deciding which pass to buy. Normally, the flexible pass ( the continuous pass) will be more expensive than the pass of traveling some days during a fixed time period. If you can( and like) to plan your trip beforehand, the second choice is excellent but if you just want to get on the train and go any places, just go with the flexible pass.

For buying the pass, the only way is to buy it online via those sites. During the payment process, you will be asked which day you will start your travel so I recommend to put it around 5 days before the actual start date in case some delay happened :)!

And then, you can start to plan your trip \:D/! One website I used to check train timetable is http://www.bahn.de/p/view/index.shtml and it is pretty good. The mobile version is also available for Android and iOS I guess so you can install it to use during your travel. However, if you have time and really want to enjoy the time on-the-train, maybe checking from the InterRail map ( which is attached with your pass) and make you own route is also super interesting as well. Personally I prefer this way more \:D/. Traveling is about the journey, not just about the destinations!

What else should I mention here??  At least nothing pops up in my mind right now so yeah, hope my post helps.

Finland is too hot these days and I am so excited because probably I will go to Egypt next month for my internship! Huraaaaa!
However, Egypt, please be nice to me as I heard that the weather is super tough there as well as it is a little bit dangerous for women. Anyway No risk, no fun hah \:D/