What is the flexible travel, also mentioned as the DiscoverEU Interrail Pass, option?
Flexible vs fixed travel options
Visit the summary that shows you the differences between the flexible travel option, and the fixed travel option.
With a Flexible DiscoverEU Travel Pass, you will receive the Interrail Global Pass to your doorstep. This means that all of the conditions of an Interrail Global Pass will apply. You will be able to travel over a period of 30 days and have physically 7 travel days (meaning you can spend 7 days on trains).
The Interrail Global Pass is the travel pass that lets you ride on trains in 30 different European countries. You can travel without limit and at your own pace, and you can travel on trains operated by the national railway companies.
With the Interrail Travel Pass, the dates on which you travel remain flexible. However, do note that the Travel Pass will have a “Start Date”. From this start Date on, your Travel Pass will be valid for 30 days. You can postpone your departure date, but keep in mind that you might lose some valid days of your pass. Keep in mind that it’s not possible to change the start date of your pass.
You can use your Interrail ticket as a normal ticket, so you simply board on the train. Many High-Speed trains (like the TGV or AVE trains) and Overnight Sleeper trains can be used, but you will have to pay additional ‘pass holder supplements’ for seat / sleeper berth reservations on them. Find out more about how to find out whether you need to make a reservation in the related articles.
National/Local Travel Remark: The DiscoverEU Contest, like the Interrail Pass, is designed to offer you the best of rail travel abroad, therefore you cannot use the Interrail Pass to travel within your own country. An Interrail Global Pass is valid for travel in your country of residence on your first and last travel day. This means you can start and end your Interrail adventure at a railway station that’s local to you.