The main difference between the InterRail and Eurail is your residency. But If you are a citizen of the EU, you are eligible for the InterRail pass and if not, you’re eligible for the Eurail. But Both passes offer great flexibility for your trip. However, there are plenty of differences when purchasing one of these passes for your Italian vacation.

An italian train in Liguria
An italian train in Liguria *

Let’s compare and contrast!

Compared, both offer:
– In order to Access only to partnering companies in public, train, and ferry transportation
– Ability to exchange or return unused passes only
– 2nd class passes allow access to only 2nd class sections while 1st class passes allow access to both 1st and 2nd classes
– Additional costs for many reservations of overnight or high-speed trains

Now, let’s talk about the differences:

INTERRAIL

– One Country Passes cannot be used in your country of residence
– Only eligible for residents of EU countries
– Global Pass includes 30 countries
Link to the InterRail Italy Pass

Italy Interrail Pass
Italy Interrail Pass

EURAIL

– Only eligible for residents of non-EU countries
– Global Pass includes 21 countries
– Activation is required within 11 months of the issue date
– Use the free activation service at checkout when purchasing or activate at a train station while in Europe
Link to the Eurail Italy Pass

Eurail-Pass-Italy
Eurail-Pass-Italy

Have you already read our guide to the Italian train system?

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