Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Interrail has announced that it will offer unlimited travel passes for half of the price.
The sale for the tickets started today, May 6, and will last until Tuesday, May 10, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
It has been explained that the 50 per cent discount applies to the so-called ‘Continuous Passes’. These passes allow unlimited travel for one, two, or three months on the national railways of the participating countries.
“A big celebration calls for a big adventure. So, for Interrail’s 50th Anniversary we’re offering 50 per cent off our 1, 2 and 3-month Continuous Passes in a five-day flash sale ending May 10! Get ready to take an Interrail gap year, sabbatical or grand tour, with unlimited train travel for 1 month or more,” Interrail said in a statement, announcing the good news.
According to the information provided on the Interrail official website, the prices vary depending on the passengers’ age. Those under the age of 12 travel for free
For the Youth category, which includes persons between the age of 12 and, the original price of the first-class passes for one month is €670. The price of those for two months is €731 and the three-month passes cost €902.
However, Interrail explains that with the new offer, the one-month pass will cost €335, the two-month pass will cost €366, and the three-month pass will cost €451.
Prices for Adults, those over the age of 28, and prices for Seniors, those over the age of 60, are higher.
The passes can be booked up to 11 months ahead. This means that anyone who books a pass now will be able to use it until next year. As for the age limit, the website explains that everyone can book a pass.
According to the Independent, the Interrail passes can also be used on some ferry lines, especially those between Italy and Greece. Nonetheless, it has been noted that port fees apply.
The same source reports what the co-editor of Europe by Rail, Nicky Gardner, said regarding the matter. Gardner emphasised that as Interrail turn 50, it is the perfect time to rediscover slow trains.
European countries have been trying to switch to more sustainable travel. Belgium aspires to become an international railway hub for sustainable travel in Europe. Earlier in March, the Belgian authorities unfolded plans which aim to help the country to recover from the damages caused by the COVID-19 disease. A total of 124 investment and reform projects have been designed.