Train Travel Deals
In this section you can expect to find news of the latest and best deals, discounts and special offers for train and rail travel across the globe , including some railway holidays and rail travel passes.
Many of these train deals will have limited ticket availability and / or be time-sensitive, so be sure to keep checking back regularly to snap up the best bargains we find for you.
Save 15% or £53 on InterRail Passes with Voyages SNCF
Voyages-sncf.com is offering a great special deal on InterRail passes, until the end of September 2014. The fares are valid for passes with travel dates starting between 15th September and 29th December 2014.
The InterRail Global Pass is a great way to see Europe in style, but on a budget. There are two types of InterRail passes – flexi and consecutive. The passes starts from a 5 Day Flexi Pass (with 5 days of travel allowed within a 10 day period) and range to include consecutive passes, from 15 up to 22 and even 30 consecutive days.
Night Trains with InterRail
You can use them on Night Trains too (supplements usually apply to reserve couchettes or private sleeper cabins, unless you sleep in your seat, which we wouldn’t advise) but just remember the 7pm rule:
When travelling on a direct night train that departs after 7 p.m. (19:00) and terminates after 4 a.m. (04:00), you only spend one day of your pass’ allocation. You just need to enter the arrival date in the travel calendar, even if you actually leave the train before 4 a.m.
InterRail Pass Prices August 2014
|1st class||Std class||1st class||Std class||Std class||1st class||Std class|
|5 days within 10 days (flexi)||£298||£190||£150||£96||£124||£268||£171|
|10 days within 22 days (flexi)||£425||£270||£213||£136||£182||£382||£244|
|15 days continuous||£469||£299||£235||£150||£211||£423||£269|
|22 days continuous||£549||£349||£275||£175||£233||£495||£315|
|1 month continuous||£710||£452||£355||£226||£299||£639||£407|
The rail passes cover 29 countries across Europe, including Portugal, Sweden, France and Romania. The regular rate for a standard class prices for an adult on a flexi pass start at £224 per person, but the off-peak promotional rate is £190 giving you a saving of £34.
Normal prices on the consecutive ticket for an adult start at £352 per person but with the promotional fare it is only £299 per person, saving £53.
InterRail in Style?
InterRail is no longer just for students seeking the cheapest travel in the most basic conditions. Nowadays InterRail is for grown ups too, who may be used to travelling in greater comfort and in a more leisurely fashion.
InterRail Tips for Leisurely Trips
Whichever pass you go for, we recommend that you resist the temptation to cram too many cities into your itinerary. Give yourself at least 2 or 3 nights to get your bearings and get the most from your chosen destinations.
Also while sleeper trains are great fun and an essential part of the InterRail experience we would certainly recommend, try to avoid consecutive nights on them. Even in the very best trains you rarely get a good night’s sleep, because of multiple stops, especially in the more densely populated regions in the middle of Europe.
So instead of hopping from one night train to another, get a decent kip in a budget hotel between them, otherwise InterRail fatigue is bound to strike and you’ll be too tired to enjoy your next city!
Travel Off-peak and you can avoid the crowds, plus you can usually book the precise train you want and generally get the best seats too.
Travel on a First Class InterRail Pass and it’s even less crowded, with most trains with first class cars (in western Europe most services will have first class sections, but not all trains in eastern European countries do) that offer more legroom, extra luggage space in the carriages, and some trains even offer you a free newspaper, and complimentary drinks and snacks too.
Book your discounted InterRail pass Now!
InterRail passes and their accompanying seat reservations can be booked on this Voyages SNCF link
Found a better deal for InterRail passes? Let us know, by dropping us a comment below.