InterRail gears up to celebrate 40th birthday

InterRail gears up to celebrate 40th birthday

Next year will mark a significant milestone for the Eurail Group as the InterRail brand celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Hailed as the ticket to fun by countless travellers across Europe, InterRail Passes have been enabling safe, cost effective and reliable train travel for decades.

InterRail Passes were initially launched in 1972 and the fast growing phenomenon known as “InterRailing” soon became a right of passage to youngsters keen to explore Europe by rail.

Originally a niche product sold to youths under the age of 21, the concept of allowing unlimited rail travel through 19 countries was well received.

The product range has evolved over the years and the InterRail Global Pass now gives unlimited railway access to 30 European countries, which can be enjoyed by customers from all walks of life (students, backpackers, families, business travellers and even seniors).

In April of 2007, InterRail underwent a complete makeover when the Eurail Group took over management of the brand. 

A clearer product was introduced, eliminating the previous scheme in which Europe was divided into zones. 

Today, there are two products available on the market: InterRail Global Pass and the InterRail One Country Pass.

The Global Pass is valid in 30 participating countries and permits unlimited rail travel throughout a range of validity periods (from five days to one month) for either continuous travel periods or flexible travel days.

“The spirit of InterRail is very much alive today and continues to offer the best way to see Europe for both young and old alike.

“InterRail’s successful business model means that the product will continue to thrive well into the future,” said Eurail Group’s marketing manager, Ana Dias e Seixas.