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Half-price Europe train tickets on offer in Interrail flash sale

If you fancy a trip through France, Spain, Italy, Germany or any of 33 European countries over the next year, Interrail is offering half price travel passes to celebrate 50 years of the special tickets.

Half-price Europe train tickets on offer in Interrail flash sale
Photo by GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Interrail passes offer unlimited travel around Europe for one, two or three months and have traditionally been popular with young people setting off for a European adventure.

To celebrate 50 years since the pass was introduced, Interrail is now holding a flash sale, offering half-price tickets.

The sale is on now and continues until 11.59pm on Tuesday, May 10th.

Tickets bought during the flash sale can be used any time in the next 11 months, giving travellers the option of a summer or winter break.

Although often thought-of as a ‘young person’ thing, there is in fact no age restrictions on Interrail tickets which give you access to 33 countries, including the UK.

The sale prices are;

1 month pass – €252

2 month pass – €274

3 month pass – €339

To find the offer, click here.

You can use an Interrail pass in; Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey.

Member comments

  1. Great deal, though it should be noted you have to be an EU citizen to get the pass and can only use it in your country of residence if you are leaving to another country or returning. Though obviously the latter part is easier to get around by reserving a seat on a leg for a different country and hopping off.

    1. This is not true. You can get an Interrail pass without being an EU citizen. I just used one two weeks ago without having to prove EU citizenship. I just live here on a residence permit.

      The only requirement is that you have your travel documents in order depending on your status in Europe.

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UPDATE: SAS pilots extend strike talks again

Negotiations between the SAS and SPF continued into the night and will be postponed again until noon on Monday in hopes of averting strike action.

UPDATE: SAS pilots extend strike talks again

Scandinavian airline SAS and the Swedish pilot union Swedish Air Line Pilots Association (SPF) have been negotiating for weeks, with the most recent deadline extended to 11am on Saturday morning.

Now the wage talks have been postponed again, until midday on Monday.

“We need to sleep, no one has slept with us for a very long time,” SAS’s chief negotiator Marianne Hernæs said.

Neither the pilot unions, SAS nor the mediators have reavealed how close the parties are or in what parts they agree. However, they all agree that they need to sleep.

“We’ll meet again tomorrow. Now I am going home and sleeping, I have not slept for many hours,” said Keld Bækkelund Hansen, leader of the trade union Dansk Metal.

On June 9, the pilot unions of Sweden, Norway and Denmark submitted their notice to strike on June 29th, with the strike then postponed until July 1st, then again until July 2nd, and now until Monday the 4th.

If negotiations do not succeed, 900 pilots could go on strike at midnight.

The SAS management and SPF have been in intensive negotiations for several weeks on a new collective agreement.

The Swedish pilot union believes that SAS is circumventing the right to re-employment by using staff from two subsidiaries as temporary labourers. 

Some 560 pilots who were laid off during the pandemic have not been re-employed.

After negotiations continued all night last night, the situation remains unclear but is progressing, according to the chief negotiator.

“We regret this situation we are in but we actually try everything we can,” says Marianne Hernæs.

Harsh criticism

On Friday, Norwegian put heavy pressure on SAS when the Norwegian pilot union threatened to drive the company into bankruptcy.

The Swedish pilot union also sharply criticized SAS’s negotiating position on Friday.

“An employer who tries to organize away from employer responsibility and agreements entered into by starting a letterbox company has nothing to do with the Swedish labor market and lacks justification for existence”, Martin Lindgren, chairman of the SAS section at the Swedish Pilot Association, said in a written comment to TT.

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