European Residents: InterRail Passes

InterRail (www.interrail.eu) offers a 'Global Pass' to European residents for unlimited rail travel through 30 European countries (limited to two journeys in the pass-holder’s country of residence). To qualify as a resident, you must have lived in a European country for six months.

Passes come in four types: youth (aged 27 and under), adult, senior (aged 60 and over) and family. They are valid for up to one month.

While an InterRail pass will get you further than a Eurail pass along the private rail networks of Switzerland’s Jungfrau region (near Interlaken), its benefits are limited. A Swiss Pass or Half-Fare Card might be a necessary addition if you plan to travel extensively in that region.

InterRail also offers One Country passes valid in the country of your choice for up to one month.