How do I activate my Interrail Pass?
You need to activate your Interrail Pass before you can start using it. It must be activated within 11 months of the issuing date.
You can get your pass activated at a European train station, or when you place your order at Interrail.eu. This service is always free of charge.
1. Activate your Interrail Pass for free at a European train station.
To do this, simply go to the ticket office of any large train station in one of the participating Interrail countries. A railway official will then activate your Interrail Pass by filling in the start and end date of your Pass, as well as your passport number. They will also stamp the Pass in order to validate it.
2. Get your Interrail Pass activated for free when you place your order at Interrail.eu.
We can activate your Interrail Pass before you receive it. If you use this service your Interrail Pass will arrive pre-activated. This option is useful if you already know the exact dates you're going to travel. Simply select the 'activate my Pass' option, and pick the starting date of your trip.
You can only activate your pass online at the time of booking. Please note that we'll ask you to fill in your passport or ID card number. If you're not yet in possession of the passport or ID card you'll be traveling to Europe with, you can't make use of pre-activation.
Please note that by months we are referring to calendar months. This means that if, for example, you purchase your pass on September 30, 2016, the latest day you can activate it is August 29, 2017.