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Best Interrail train routes and destinations in Europe

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  1. Map of route Surf's Up 🌊
    Copenhagen
    Hamburg
    Mannheim
    All Aboard

    Surf's Up 🌊

    A trip by All Aboard

    Explore more of Europe on your way to the French west coast this summer. Perfectly split up into shorter legs to make your journey as comfortable as possible and also suitable for your whole family. Choo choo!

  2. Map of route On the border
    Lindau
    Salzburg
    All Aboard

    On the border

    A trip by All Aboard

    What is there to discover on the German border? A lot, we’d say! 🤩🇩🇪⁠ ⁠ Follow the border (ish) and discover these amazing places on your way! Sometimes you don’t have to travel far into another country to discover something new. Here are four impressive places for you to save until the next time you’re on the rails. ⁠

  3. Map of route Coast hopping in Italy
    Rome
    Naples
    Bari
    All Aboard

    Coast hopping in Italy

    A trip by All Aboard

    Italy's got it all! Experience a handful of amazing Italian cities in one trip. Choose an Interrail Pass with 5 travel days for this trip.

  4. Map of route The Iron Curtain
    Berlin
    Prague
    Budapest
    All Aboard

    The Iron Curtain

    A trip by All Aboard

    Starting in Berlin – with it's rich history and vibrant city vibes going to the more laid-back ruin bars of Budapest.

  5. Map of route Big city life
    Copenhagen
    Berlin
    Prague
    All Aboard

    Big city life

    A trip by All Aboard

    Discover four big capitals in one single trip. This itinerary manifest one of the main perks with train travel – to explore more places. It doesn't get easier to explore Europe than this.

  6. Map of route Full on France
    Nice
    Paris
    Hamburg
    All Aboard

    Full on France

    A trip by All Aboard

    Experience all the highlights in France in one single trip!

  7. Map of route UK with a magic twist
    Fort William
    Birmingham
    Glasgow
    All Aboard

    UK with a magic twist

    A trip by All Aboard

    Take the train through the United Kingdom and visit well-known cities to later end with one of the most epic train rides you've seen on film - the Glenfinnan Viaduct from Harry Potter.

Hidden Europe's Sidetracks

Hidden Europe's Sidetracks

  1. Map of route Brussels to Prague: The slow way
    Luxembourg City
    Bacharach
    Würzburg
    Hidden Europe

    Brussels to Prague: The slow way

    A trip by Hidden Europe

    This itinerary is recommended by the editors of hidden europe, a print publication which celebrates European lives and landscapes. Many hidden europe readers are devotees of slow travel, taking time to make the most of a journey. It’s perfectly possible to speed from Brussels to Prague in a day, but here’s an alternative: a four-day dawdle across Europe that takes in the Ardennes region of eastern Belgium, the Moselle Valley and the Rhine Gorge, plus the hill country of Bohemia. Enjoy a feast of fine scenery on this rail trip.

  2. Map of route Paris to Munich via The Alps
    Beaune
    Montreux
    Munich
    Hidden Europe

    Paris to Munich via The Alps

    A trip by Hidden Europe

    This four-day itinerary is a favourite with readers of hidden europe, a print publication exploring cultures and communities across Europe. Most travellers heading to Munich from Paris just take the fast train. But take a look at this wonderful alternative rail route which loops south through Switzerland. We’ve chosen three smaller communities for the overnight stays, one in France’s Burgundy wine region, the second on the shores of Lake Geneva and the last in a remote valley in the Swiss Alps. Your journey includes a good part of the Glacier Express route through Switzerland and the famous Arlberg Railway through the Austrian Tyrol. Take time to taste Burgundy wines in Beaune, and enjoy a late afternoon boat trip on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Few rail journeys pack in so much fine scenery. The journey on the final day even follows the only railway across the Principality of Liechtenstein.

  3. Map of route Slow trains through Italy
    Siena
    Assisi
    Mantova
    Hidden Europe

    Slow trains through Italy

    A trip by Hidden Europe

    Just look at this one-week tour which has been designed for us by the editors of hidden europe, a publication which surely rates as Europe’s quirkiest travel mag. The All Aboard brief to hidden europe was simple: choose a clutch of fine mid-sized Italian cities, ideally ones which don’t have quite the crowds you find in Milan, Florence or Venice. They came up with Mantua, Siena, Assisi, Ferrara and Vicenza, so there’s a Renaissance theme to this Italian adventure which starts in Turin and ends in Bergamo. You may want to extend this tour by spending two or even three nights in some of these cities. Quite a bit of the rail travel is on local trains, so this really is a chance to put your slow travel principles into practice.

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  1. Map of route Britain by Interrail: A Two-Week Trip
    London
    hidden europe

    Britain by Interrail: A Two-Week Trip

    A trip by hidden europe

    An adventurous itinerary for anyone wanting to make the most of a one-country Interrail pass for Britain (or, for that matter, a Britrail pass). The starting point can be anywhere on the continent. We've chosen Amsterdam. That is best ticketed with a regular point-to-point ticket, which you can buy on All Aboard. Then enjoy two weeks roaming the rails of Britain. Our British tour takes in fine cathedral cities like Durham, Lincoln and Chester. There are stops in the hills, like Appleby in the Pennines and Aviemore in the Cairngorms. We stop off in smaller communities like Axminster and Arundel. We showcase fine rail routes, such as the celebrated Settle & Carlisle line, the Highland Main Line from Inverness down to Perth, the Tyne Valley route that runs east from Carlisle and the beautiful Heart of Wales railway from Shrewsbury to Llanelli. Enjoy this rail extravaganza. It's a longish route, but never too hurried. You can always make it even more leisurely by making some stops two nights rather than just a single night.

  2. Map of route Northern European cities
    Berlin
    Antwerp
    Paris
    Tom

    Northern European cities

    A trip by Tom

    Exploring the culture and architecture of northern Europe covering Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic and France.

  3. Map of route Stockholm–Barcelona 2020
    Barcelona
    Hamburg
    Lyon
    Lina

    Stockholm–Barcelona 2020

    A trip by Lina

    We were two people that went to Barcelona with train back and forth January–February 2020 to visit some friends. We only had about 8 days off and spent 4 days traveling and 4 days in Barcelona.

  4. Map of route Pintxo Paradise
    San Sebastian
    Paris
    Barcelona
    Wille

    Pintxo Paradise

    A trip by Wille

    One of my all time favorite trips: Stockholm to San Sebastian, with a couple of days in Hamburg, Paris and Barcelona on the way. Overall fast and comfortable train rides with beautiful views. The final destination, San Sebastian, offers possibly the best food in all of Europe.

  5. Map of route Europe vacation 2016
    Zürich
    Brussels
    Paris
    Patrik

    Europe vacation 2016

    A trip by Patrik

    This is an approximation of the trip me and my wife did. It was an amazing trip! The highlights was boarding the wrong train in Lyon, which led us to meeting a nice woman who took us home to her place and helped us get back where we were supposed to go. Bruges was a fantastic experience as well.

  6. Map of route Cappuccino, Puppets, and Aperol Spritz
    Venice
    Stina

    Cappuccino, Puppets, and Aperol Spritz

    A trip by Stina

    We visited Lake Garda for three nights between Milan and Venice, taking the ferry to several towns around Lake Garda. Bled was a wonderful day trip from Ljubljana. Check out a modern puppet show at the Ljubljana castle for a wacky experience! We hopped along coastal towns in Croatia, ending up in Dubrovnik before flying back to Sweden.

  7. Map of route Spain by train
    Bilbao
    Madrid
    San Sebastian
    Mie

    Spain by train

    A trip by Mie

    Great variation of landscapes, architecture and food. Enjoy the architecture in Cataluña, pintxos in the Basque Country, the Reina Sofia museum of Madrid and the beautiful scenery in Andalucía.

  8. Map of route Party & Politics ✊🎉
    Leipzig
    Brussels
    Bruges
    Robert C.

    Party & Politics ✊🎉

    A trip by Robert C.

    With base in Hamburg, we'll go clubbing in Leipzig. After that, we'll be all about European politics in Brussels. One night in the amazingly cute Bruges before the grand party finale in Amsterdam.

  9. Map of route A trip to Milan
    Copenhagen
    Basel
    Milan
    Matilda

    A trip to Milan

    A trip by Matilda

    I did this trip with a few friends last year and it was so much fun!

  10. Map of route Brno to Sofia
    Budapest
    Ryan

    Brno to Sofia

    A trip by Ryan

    It's fascinating to see the gradient of cultures going from the center to the far east of Europe.

  11. Map of route Island life 🇬🇧
    Edinburgh
    London
    Glasgow

    Island life 🇬🇧

    A trip by Andreas

    Discover Britain, taste some fish & chips, Scotch Whisky and climb onboard the yellow Submarine in Liverpool! Finish with a nice Belgian beer. Cheers! 🍺

Expert routes from The Nordics

  1. Stockholm - Naples

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    Travel from Stockholm to Naples

    Go from Stockholm, Sweden to Naples, Italy in 5 simple steps.
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  2. Copenhagen - Florence

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    Copenhagen to Florence by train

    Get the best train route to Florence from Copenhagen.
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  3. Malmö - Vienna

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    Best route from Malmö to Vienna

    Learn how to best travel from Malmö to Vienna by train.
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  4. Stockholm - Amsterdam

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    Travel from Stockholm to Amsterdam

    Go from Stockholm, Sweden to Amsterdam, Netherlands in 2 simple steps.
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  5. Stockholm - Alicante

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    Stockholm to Alicante by train

    Get the best train route to Alicante from Stockholm.
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  6. Malmö - Valencia

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    Best route from Malmö to Valencia

    Learn how to best travel from Malmö to Valencia by train.
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  7. Copenhagen - Budapest

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    Travel from Copenhagen to Budapest

    Go from Copenhagen, Denmark to Budapest, Hungary in 2 simple steps.
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  8. Stockholm - Rome

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    Stockholm to Rome by train

    Get the best train route to Rome from Stockholm.
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  9. Stockholm - Edinburgh

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    Best route from Stockholm to Edinburgh

    Learn how to best travel from Stockholm to Edinburgh by train.
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