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"...expensive. I myself bought the interrail ticket – I would also like to note that you can buy this from various websites so it may be worth shopping around just in case you can find it anywhere cheaper. === How much is it? === I personally bought my ticket from interrailnet.com so these are the prices that I will give you. To start with there are 2 options – to either have a one country pass (which starts from £31 but varies greatly)or to have ..." Read review
13.09.2011

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Community Level 4Malibu_jenny

Malibu_jenny

A Voyage Of Discovery - Read This Before You Buy!

AdvantagesTotal freedom, fantastic sights and interesting people.

DisadvantagesWhen I got back, my toothbrush had been thrown away. Cankles.

"...month of train travel with Interrail and I am bronzed, toned, still in one piece and ready to put you in the picture! Before I went I read every internet article I could get my hands on, they mostly covered the experience and many did it justice. I hope I can convey the fantastic time I had, with a route that defied all logic and convention and involved endless laughter, confusion and foreign officials. However, before you buy Interrail tickets, you ..." Read review
12.09.2006

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Community Level 2lbr102

lbr102

Train travel through Europe

AdvantagesPretty cheap, the chance to be spontanious, an adventure, safe, fun, exciting

DisadvantagesNot everybody's cup of tea

"During the final year of my A-levels, me and my fellow sixth former friends decided it would be fun to plan a post A-level holiday. After thinking it through for months and coming up with a variety of different ideas on what kind of trip we wanted, we finally opted for an inter-railing trip round Europe. For those of you who do not know what inter-railing is I will tell you a little about it. Inter railing, involves travelling round Europe by train, ..." Read review
22.08.2005

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Community Level 3anotherwis...

anotherwiseguy

Get on the Right Track

AdvantagesFlexibility, price.

DisadvantagesSome hidden costs.

"...searching and found that only InterRail (I think it is a division of Rail Europe) had a viable solution. This is in the form of an InterRail ticket – a booklet that provides unlimited travel on selected rail networks for a period of time, normally one month. The ticket’s price is determined by which areas (‘Zones’) of the continent you want to include. If I remember rightly, there are eight, including Ireland. Oddly, Morocco ..." Read review
28.09.2001

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Community Level 1Camda

Camda

It's the journey, not the destination.

AdvantagesCheap, flexible, a great experience!

DisadvantagesSome hidden costs, does not cover home country.

"...short time, read on - Interrail is a great way to achieve a low-budget, high-intensity travel experience. THE EXPERIENCE: I spent a month Interrailing round Europe with a friend during one summer at uni. In that time I visited about 10 towns and cities in 8 different countries, and travelled through several more. We shared train compartments with Spaniards, New Zealanders, Canadians, Bulgarian football fans, and four generations of a Romanian ..." Read review
03.11.2006

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Community Level 3Marechal_G...

Marechal_Grouchy

A brilliant 30 days around Europe

Advantagesa very cheap option of getting around Europe

Disadvantagessome countries require annoying supplements to be paid along with the pass

"...of the thrill of choosing Interrail is the complete freedom it gives you to travel wherever and whenever you want within your zones (as long as it is by train, of course). It is my opinion that even the most precise of people, who would plan ahead such a journey to the exact day, are vulnerable to changes in schedule. For instance, unless one has been to every destination on the route – very inadvisable, since one of the main themes of Interrail ..." Read review
01.05.2001

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Community Level 2Benn3004

Benn3004

Around Europe in 30 days

AdvantagesA very cheap way to see a lot of Europe

DisadvantagesOn some routes you have to pay a suppliment

"With an Interrail ticket you pay upfront for an all inclusive ticket which allows you to travel unlimited journeys for a set amount of time. There are various tickets you can buy, valid for different times and destinations. Here is a breakdown of the different tickets available, and their respective prices: Europe is split up into 8 different zones (A-H) and so- 1 Zone (16 days) £159 (under 26), £223 (Over 26), £111 (Child) 2 Zones (22 days) ..." Read review
13.09.2004

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Community Level 3avitallly

avitallly

See the World This Summer

AdvantagesReally get to know a country

DisadvantagesYou have to be patient!

"There are several ways of seeing the world. One of the most common is to get a eurorail or amtrak unlimitred travel card and go and visit as many countries you can in your 8 week summer holidays. These type of travelling holidays are great for tasters about where you might want to return to. Or you could try doing it my way. This is purely a suggestion, but I've found that people who set out to visit as many countries as they can in a ..." Read review
25.05.2001

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Community Level 4mjbarkley

mjbarkley

Enjoy the freedom

AdvantagesYou can choose where you want to be anytime

Disadvantagesnone

"...lot since I went on interrail holidays but those holidays have remained in my memory as if I went last year. Travelling by train in other countries is an excellent experience as you are close to the people who live and work in these countries. Trains can be a great place to strike up conversations and learn about the country you are travelling through. If you can speak a little of the language of the countries you are passing through it is even ..." Read review
08.05.2001

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Community Level 3roons_y

roons_y

The only way to travel

AdvantagesYou can go anywhere you like for a month

DisadvantagesThe comparison with BR makes you tearful

"If you're on a tight budget but have the time available to travel then inter-rail is by far the best way to see Europe. The pass entitles the holder to free travel on all the railways throughout Europe for a month and cheaper passes are also available where travel is limited to a specific 'zone' and/or length of time. Due to the weakness of the Euro a 31 day all-zone pass is cheaper than ever and won't set you back more than £250. For those of you ..." Read review
22.01.2001

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Community Level 3Lowey

Lowey

What fun!

AdvantagesThe best way to travel Europe

DisadvantagesPaying supplements

"At the moment an Interrail Pass for anyone under 26 years will set you back £285 for a month which covers all 8 zones, i.e. pretty much everywhere in Europe and also including Morocco. I would strongly advise that you get the extra insurance which is available with it that costs about £13 ( I think). This covers you if you should lose your ticket, then you can continue your trip but paying for all the train journeys yourself, however, when you return ..." Read review
30.08.2005

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Community Level 1jaho04

jaho04

*IMPORTANT* Inter-Rail is changing 1st April 2007

Advantagesgreat flexability and very good value for money

Disadvantagessupplements required in some countries and 'improved' interrail means end of 16 day pass

"The Inter-Rail pass and Euro Domino pass are becoming one, this means that Inter-Rail's classic global pass will remain the same for 1 month and 22 days (albeit more expensive) however the 16-day one zone pass will be withdrawn, along with all the current zone system, in its place will be a series of one-country tickets that operate on a certain number of days within a set time. e.g. 10 days in one month, although in general prices are going up. These ..." Read review
10.03.2007

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