Train types

Interrail is valid on a whole range of different types of trains. Each participating country has different rules for validity of Interrail so it’s quite the puzzle to find out which trains you can take in a certain country. Furthermore, each country has different namings for their trains. Below you can find a list of train types.
Suburban Train: A slow type of train intended for suburban transportation within larger cities. This type of train usually stops at every single Train Station along the way.
Regional Train: A slow type of train intended for local transportation between larger cities/regions. This type of train usually stops at every single Train Station along the way.
InterCity Train: A fast type of train intended for quick transportation between larger cities/regions. This type of train makes less frequent stops along the way.
High-Speed Train: A fast type of train intended for rapid transportation between larger cities/regions. This type of train only makes very few stops along the way.
Night Train: a fast type of train intended for sleeping transportation between larger cities/regions. This type of train only makes less frequent stops along the way.

Do you want to know more about specific train types within Europe? Have a look at the train reservations section.

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