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Going interrailing can be the trip of a lifetime. However, there is a large amount of planning and organisation that precedes any trip around Europe.

What does interrailing mean?

Interrailing is when you use a single rail pass to access rail journeys across different countries. You must be a European citizen or an official resident of a European country. The current interrail pass goes to 30 countries and there a number of different passes that you can buy, from a single country to global ones, which allow you to access the full range of countries in Europe.

How do you organise interrailing?

Once you've decided which passes are right for you, then you should decide which countries you wish to visit, the cities that you want to explore within these, and the length of time that you'll spend in each one. This can be done through interrail applications for your mobile and laptop, which help you to fill in the details of your accommodation, costs and you can even use an itinerary to help you plan what you'd like to visit in each destination and the times of your travel.

You should also ensure that you've booked the appropriate interrail travel insurance to protect you in the event of unforeseen circumstances. However, interrail seats must be booked in advance of your trip and you can do this through the interrail train app, which allows you to find train times as well as local trains.

Useful interrail information:

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