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Get your France Pass

France is one of the most popular destinations among Interrail travellers, and for several good reasons. It is widely renowned for being home to some heart-achingly beautiful places, from the spectacular landmarks that adorn capital city Paris, to the rolling greenlands around Tours, to ancient Chateaux and quaint little Southern villages.

With such a diverse spectrum of joys to offer, it’s no wonder that for those who wish to Interrail, France is near the top of the list of places to see. Even those who are not citizens or residents of Europe can explore this wonderful country by rail – thanks to Eurail France.

Choose your Interrail France Pass

3 Days Pass 

Travel on 3 days within a period of 1month

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Youth (12-27)

159

Adult (28-59)

€ 205

Senior (60 & Over)

€ 185

Family (2 Adults)

Children age 4-11 travel free

€ 410

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4 Days Pass 

Travel on 4 days within a period of 1 month

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Youth (12-27)

€ 169

Adult (28-59)

€ 225

Senior (60 & Over)

€ 203

Family (2 Adults)

Children age 4-11 travel free

€ 450

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6 Days Pass 

Travel on 8 days within a period of 1 month

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Youth (12-27)

€ 214

Adult (28-59)

€ 286

Senior (60 & Over)

€ 258

Family (2 Adults)

Children age 4-11 travel free

€ 572

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8 Days Pass 

Travel on 8 days within a period of 1 month

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Youth (12-27)

€ 239

Adult (28-59)

€ 316

Senior (60 & Over)

€ 285

Family (2 Adults)

Children age 4-11 travel free

€ 632

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Get Your Interrail France Pass

What we mean, by saying ‘Interrail France Pass’ or ‘Eurail France Pass’, is basically any Pass provided by Interrail or Eurail which would enable you to travel within France. For example:

 

  • Interrail One Country Pass (France)
  • Interrail Global Pass
  • Eurail One Country Pass (France)
  • Eurail Select Pass
  • Eurail Global Pass

Interrail France Reservations

If you are a European citizen or resident, you will need to choose an Interrail Pass. If you are not a European citizen or resident, then you will need an Eurail Pass. Click the links to be taken to the relevant page for each Pass, find out more about the different options available to you, and make a reservation at the lowest possible fare.

Price Reduction: Interrail France Pass

Thanks to the special offers provided to Interrail-Journey by our partners at Interrail and Eurail, we can assure you that when you go to buy your ticket, you will be getting the very best possible price. On top of that, Interrail and Eurail regularly run promotions offering even further discounts on the prices of all the different kinds of Eurail Pass and Interrail Pass.

If you want to be the first to know about any price reduction Interrail France can offer, we can help! Just drop your email into the form below and we will keep you informed about the prices of every Interrail and Eurail France Pass, meaning you can pick your moment when fares are at their lowest! There’s no sure-fire way to know when this will be, but it is often at times when there are big events happening.

Eurail France Pass – where to buy

In all cases, we recommend that you buy your Interrail or Eurail France Pass from the official vendors, who we have partnered with. You can find links to these in the tickets displayed throughout Interrail-Journey, and by coming from this site you are also ensuring that you are getting the most recent and lowest possible price.

If you are looking to get a Pass just for visiting France, you can see a full list of Eurail One Country Passes on our dedicated Eurail Pass page (or the Interrail Pass page if you’re European), as well as the selection on this page.

If however you are intending to see other countries at the same time, an Eurail Global Pass or Interrail Global Pass may be closer to what you need.

Eurail France-Switzerland Pass

If you have a plan already in place to explore France and Switzerland on your Eurail trip, then you need an Eurail Select Pass. This will allow you to travel via Eurail, France-Switzerland, pass across the border and continue on the other side, all with a single ticket.

This will enable you to see spectacular sights, such as the Alps mountain range. Once in Switzerland, you can even visit them by taking the Glacier Express, widely regarded as one of the most famous scenic trains thanks to the jaw-dropping views that accompany you on your journey.

Choose your Eurail France Pass

3 Days Pass 

Travel on 3 days within a period of 1month

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Youth (12-27)

130

Adult (28-59)

€ 159

Family (2 Adults)

Children age 4-11 travel free

€ 318

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4 Days Pass 

Travel on 4 days within a period of 1 month

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Youth (12-27)

€ 156

Adult (28-59)

€ 191

Family (2 Adults)

Children age 4-11 travel free

€ 382

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6 Days Pass 

Travel on 8 days within a period of 1 month

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Youth (12-27)

€ 179

Adult (28-59)

€ 220

Family (2 Adults)

Children age 4-11 travel free

€ 440

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8 Days Pass 

Travel on 8 days within a period of 1 month

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Youth (12-27)

€ 241

Adult (28-59)

€ 296

Family (2 Adults)

Children age 4-11 travel free

€ 592

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5 great reasons to Eurail or Interrail in France

France has got so much going for it, we could be here all day describing it to you; it is far better to go and see it all for yourself! Here are our top 5 reasons to Interrail France – remember that this is just us talking; if you disagree or have more to add we would love to hear about it in the comments section!

Food

The French are renowned worldwide as having fantastic taste in food, and it’s no accident. It’s almost unbelievable that in one day you can eat delicious breakfast pastries like croissants, pain au chocolat, tuck into delicious French baguettes with soup for lunch, have a truly flavorful coq au vin for dinner, and finish your evening with some outrageously tasty French cheese and biscuits paired with red wine. Is your mouth watering yet?

Architecture

In Paris alone, there are so many spectacular buildings and landmarks for you to see; l’Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame.. It is often easy to forget that these examples of truly stunning architecture are all over the country! If you’re leaving the beaten track, you could try visiting some of the beautiful French chateaux, such as Chateau de Chambord near Tours – which is also a very interesting museum.

Wine

It wouldn’t be a trip to France without trying some of the local wineries and visiting the vineyards! Treat yourself to a bottle of some of Europe’s finest red, pink and white delicacies. And that’s not to mention the fizzy stuff – get some top-notch French champagne straight from the source while you’re on your trip. You can even send some back to remind the people at home you are thinking of them!

Scenery

How many countries can give you all of this:

Trains

Finally, we come to the trains themselves – what kind of Interrail France page would this be without a mention for them? France boasts an extremely well-developed, punctual and regular train service to residents and tourists alike. Paris also has a highly extensive underground train network to match the London Underground or New York Subway.

And of course, there is the TGV – a high speed train line racing down the center of France at up to 200mph, enabling you to get from Paris to Tours in under 90 minutes!

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With Eurail – France and the rest of Europe is closer than ever!

It has never been so easy, so cheap and so convenient to see the wondrous sights of France and the rest of Europe, as it is right now. If you are from Europe already, then the start of your journey is simplicity itself; just buy your Interrail Pass, jump on a train and see where the rails take you! Even if you are in the UK, you can use your Interrail Pass to take the Eurostar to France (although booking in advance is required).

If you are from the US, Australia, Canada, or in fact anywhere else in the world, then unless you are already in Europe you will need to take a flight in order to start your journey. At Interrail-Journey we want to make the planning stage of your trip as easy as possible, so after you’ve bought your Eurail France Pass , you can check out some flight prices using the tool below:

Interrail France – what to do, where to go?

The best piece of travel advice is often the one you hear the most; go where the mood takes you. One of the best parts of travelling alone or even with a friend is meeting new people along the way who give you great ideas on what is good to see and do at that particular time.

However, if you have your heart set on planning everything out in advance for your Interrail or Eurail France trip, we’ve got some great places to share with you.

Paris

Obviously. Nothing groundbreaking here, but unless you are the most die-hard of hipster travellers you will struggle to find reasons not to visit France’s magnifique capital city. The buildings, the food, the shopping, the culture, the landmarks, the history and of course the Parisians themselves all combine to make it a truly unforgettable stop on your Interrail journey – if of course, you give it the opportunity.

Montpellier

Way down in the South of France where the sun shines bright and time seems to almost stand still at times, is the easygoing student city of Montpellier.

The place is like the essence of Interrailing captured within one place; you can get grab some bracing French coffee from the cafés, eat cheap and delicious food from the local student hangouts, and spend the evening walking the streets in the balmy air, stopping to take in some live music in one of the numerous bars if you are in the mood.

Marseilles

Another absolute gem in the South of France, the port town of Marseilles is known to many as the food capital of France. The restaurants and bars here are bursting with delightful and authentic Mediterranean cuisine and fresh seafood – giving perhaps a well-needed break from all the bread, cheese and pastry that makes French food so popular.

Marseilles’ most visited landmark is the Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde – which you can reach by train. If it is a nice day though (which in the South of France, it probably will be!), you can also reach it via a gorgeously peaceful footpath that begins on the opposite side of town.

Normandy

For a slightly more sobering, but no less worthwhile, addition to your trip – you can head on over to Normandy. Towards Northern France, but to the West of Paris, stands this region with a proud and brutal history.

Here you can visit the tiny island of Mont St Michael, as well as Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, where Joan of Arc was executed in 1431. And of course, this region was host to the D-Day Normandy Landings towards the end of World War 2 – you can pay your respects to the hundreds of fallen soldiers from that fateful day at the Normandy American Cemetery & Memorial.

French Alps

Finally, head down to the South-East corner of France to the borders with Switzerland and Italy, to take in the glorious sights that the French Alps mountain range has to offer.

You can choose to see them from your train window or hostel room, or if you decide to Interrail or Eurail France-Switzerland, you can jump aboard the Glacier Express train which takes you right into the mountains.

It is a wonderfully scenic train ride, with 7.5 hours of unforgettable panoramic views of the mountains and surrounding areas.

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Interrail and Eurail France Map and Planner

You will receive a railway map as part of your Pass package when it arrives, but until then, here is an Interrail and Eurail France map to give you some idea of where everything is and how many train lines there are.

Some people get to this stage and then find that the planning a little overwhelming and difficult – and then never go. Here at Interrail-Journey we think that is a tragedy! So many great travel opportunities and experiences have been missed out on because of this.

That is why we recommend using interrailplanner.com – a really helpful and easy to use online tool which will take all the stress out of planning your Interrail trip. Just enter your preferred destinations and a couple of other details, and it will fire out your perfect Interrail itinerary!

Recommended Interrail France Routes

If you don’t have the time or the inclination to plan your Interrail France trip, but also don’t want to go into it completely blind, we’ve got your back. Here is one very simple itinerary we just cooked up. You can take it as it is, add to it, or make up your own – it’s your journey after all!

Interrail France-Spain

Get the 22 Days Pass, allowing continuous travel on every day while your Pass is valid. You will need the Interrail one if you are a European citizen or resident, and the Eurail one if you aren’t.

Spend 4 nights in Paris (need to fly there?), taking in the sights and culture of this fabulous city. From there, take this route, spending however much time you please in each location (with the 22 Days Pass, you don’t need to plan it too far ahead):

Interrail and Eurail France – best places to stay

Here you can find great places to stay while you are on your Interrail or Eurail France trip, whether you are looking for hostels, guesthouses, or hotels! We also welcome reviews from our community of Interrailers – if you stayed somewhere awesome and want to share, let us know in the comments so we can add it here!

Hostels for Eurail France travellers

If you are looking for the truly quintessential Interrail or Eurail France experience, and want to maximise your opportunities to meet new people while staying within a budget, then you will want to spend at least some of your time in hostels.

Our partners at Hostelworld are offering Interrail-Journey readers the very lowest prices on hostel stays all around Europe – check out some of the places and their reviews here:



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Hotels for Interrail France travellers

Great if you are travelling as a couple or simply want to have a little more personal space than you would get at a hostel. Get a great deal on your hotels from our partners at Booking.com, right here:



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Interrail France, Eurail France Photo Gallery

Here are some choice snaps from previous Interrail France trips that people have taken – if you have some to share, we’d love to see them and possibly feature them right here on this page – just email us to start a conversation!

Conversely, if you see your photo here and want it taken down, just let us know.

 

Interrail France FAQ

No matter how many guides you read, there will always be a few unanswered questions – we will try to get to the bottom of those here. If there is anything missing from this guide or the FAQ below, let us know in the comments!

 

What to bring on my Interrail France trip?

The official Interrail website lists the following as necessary items to bring with you on your trip:

  • First Aid kit
  • Photocopies of important documents
  • Spare credit card
  • Padlock
  • Torch
  • Driving licence
  • Money belt
  • Universal adaptor
  • Alarm clock
  • Phrase book
  • Small speakers
  • Waterproof jacket / poncho
  • Backpack rain cover
  • Plasters
  • Playing cards
  • Bottle opener
  • Hiking boots
  • Swimming goggles
  • Wet wipes
  • Resealable bags

Naturally, you will need a backpack to carry all of this stuff – check out our review of the best Interrail backpack options out there.

Is it safe?

France is by and large a very safe place to visit. As with most developed Western countries, the Government is secure, there is well-established infrastructure and systems in place, and so on. Regardless, we advise that you maintain your vigilance at all times while travelling, wherever you are.

That means sticking with your travelling partner if you have one, not taking rides from strangers at the airport, and avoiding situations which place you in a vulnerable position. You can get more detailed advice from our Interrail safety guide.

Interrail France, Eurail France – get your Pass today!

 

France is a truly magnificent country, with enough culture, history, shopping, food and drink to last you a very long time. And to experience it all, you just need to grab an Interrail or Eurail France Pass!

If you are looking to get on board and start your Interrail Journey as soon as possible, then our advice is to buy the ticket as soon as possible. As with any big undertaking, all you need to do is take the plunge, and then everything will start to fall into place around it.

Bon voyage!

 

Not sure where to go next?

 

We’ve got you covered! Check out some of Europe’s top places to visit and explore in our guides below.

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